Family

December 24, 2023 | 5:00 PM

May 19-25, 2024 

Jump into the life of the church—these groups/events are open to join.

Sundays
Worship Services, 8:45, 10, 11:30 AM
Kids Classes, during services
Prayer Gathering, 10:15–11:15 AM
Open Playground, 11–11:30 AM
Pastor Joe’s Sunday School, 11:15 AM
Pickleball, 2–4 PM
High School EPIC Nights, 5–7:30 PM

Mondays
Wisdom & Wellness, 10–11:30 AM
Prayer Gathering, 12–12:30 PM
HS Girls Bible Study, 7–9 PM (offsite)
Men’s Pickup Basketball, 8:15 PM

Tuesdays
Men’s Bible Study, 7 AM (via ZOOM)
Yoga, 9 AM (Chair) & 2:30 PM (reg.)
Men’s Golf (Twin Rivers), Tee time: 4:52 PM
Celebrate Recovery, 7 PM (dinner at 6)
Women’s Bible Study, 7 PM

Worship Set

  • Glorious Day by Passion
  • 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Jonas Myrin and Matt Redman
  • Jesus We Love You by Bethel Music
  • Great Are You Lord by All Sons & Daughters

Wednesdays
Prayer Gathering, 7–8 AM
Yoga, 10:30 AM
Pickup Football, 3–4:30 PM (3601 Lockwood)
College Prayer Group, 6–7:30 PM (offsite)
Middle School EPIC Nights, 6–8 PM

Thursdays
Men’s Bible Study, 6:30–7:30 AM
Choir Rehearsal, 5 PM
HS Guys Bible Study, 5:30–7:45 PM

Fridays
Men’s Bible Study, 7 AM
Women’s Bible Study, 10 AM–11:30 AM
NEW! Holy Spirit Weekend, 6:30–8:30 PM

Saturdays
NEW! Holy Spirit Weekend, 8:30 AM–12:15 PM

Next Sunday, May 26
Family Night: Messtival, 6–8 PM

Questions? Contact:
communications@universitycarillon.net

THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

Holy Spirit Weekend
May 24–25; sign up online
Holy Spirit Weekend will cultivate an environment to encounter the Holy Spirit, exploring its purpose and promises in the Word of God through Psalm 2, Joel 2 and Acts 2. FREE.

Weekend to Remember
June 7-9 | $175/person
At the intersection of a faith-based marriage conference and romantic retreat from everyday life, Weekend to Remember helps couples choose oneness.

VBS Snacks
Drop off in church lobby
300+ kids are attending our VBS. We’re in need of individually packaged snacks (check out the board in the lobby). Drop off M-F, 8:30 AM–3 PM or at Sunday worship by June 2.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wisdom & Wellness
May 20, 10-11:30 AM | A group for older adults to gather in community and learning. This group offers fellowship, practical support, learning opportunities, and spiritual growth. Movement to Music: A guest teacher from Central Florida Community Arts will treat us to a session of stretches and gently exercises to fun and festive music!

Messtival (Family Night)
May 26, 6–8 PM; sign up online
We’re bringing back an old classic! This is our chance to be over the top in silly, wet and messy fun—and we need your help to do it! Get ready to get messy and have the time of your lives. Dinner provided.

Early Steps For College Prep (HS)
June 12, 7:00PM | Join College Planning Counselor, Jacqueline Maddron for information on how to prepare your student for college. This event is geared towards 9th & 10th grade families but all are welcome … hosted in the EPICenter.

Save the Date: DR Culture Night
June 9, 6–8 PM | This summer, 20 young adult volunteerss are going to the DR in Support of Sucher Ministries

UPDATES

Class of 2024
On Sunday, May 26, we’ll be celebrating the Class of 2024 via a video at all services. Are you—or do you know—a 2024 graduate? If you’d like to participate, please submit the following info to communications@universitycarillon.net

  • Full Name
  • Current school graduating from
  • Future plans (next school, major, job field, hobby, etc.)
  • Submit photo(s)
  • Please submit info by Wed, May 22. 


UC Early Learning Center
Registration for the 2024-25 school year is open for 18 mo., 2s, 3s, & VPK. More info at ucelc.net

Job Opportunities
Program Coordinator
Facilitator
Join the Brain Wellness team; program offers socialization, cognitive stimulation, and light physical exercise for individuals experiencing memory challenges. More info online; contact: brainwellness@universitycarillon.net.

Community Pantry
Drop off non-perishable food items during the week (M-F, 8:30 AM–3 PM) or during Sunday gatherings; supports Faith UMC Food Bank. Needed items: canned raviolis/spaghettios, tuna or canned chicken, canned soup, canned beans, rice, ramen noodles, peanut butter, cereal and pasta.

RESOURCES

SOAP Scripture Readings
Want to spend more time in the word everyday? Pastor Jamie’s SOAP devotional (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) will help you prepare for the new year ahead. Get daily scriptures in your mailbox that include steps of unpacking, applying and praying through the Word. Sign up at universitycarillon.net/SOAP

SOAP Archives: https://tinyurl.com/SOAParchives

UPCOMING EVENTS

When Helping Hurts Class
Beginning Jan 17, join this 4-week group study to increase your understanding of the true nature of poverty according to the gospel, which includes—but goes deeper than—material or financial poverty. Learn how to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by knowing, dignifying, empowering, and loving the poor in a way that helps, not hurts. Sign up online.

GriefShare Group 
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This GriefShare group meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Consider joining this group as you grieve, starts Jan 17 from 6:30–8 PM for 13 weeks. Sign Up.

Narrative Series (Emmaus Ministries)
Whether a lifelong learner or a new student of the Word, this series tells the story of the Bible. The 7-week course (Mondays from 6:30–8:30 PM; starting Jan 22) provides an overview for understanding the New Testament; accessible to all types of learners. No experience or outside assignments required. Cost: $100; sign up online. 

Membership at UC
What does it look like to be the church? Is there a difference in being plugged-in and joining the church? Explore more at our four-week overview of the church (Wednesdays, 6:30–8 PM; starting Jan 17); officially join the UC Family. 

Kids Wednesday Nights
A fun, high-energy ministry (meets on Wednesdays, 6–8 PM) that encourages kids (6wks–5th grade) to know Jesus and grow in a relationship with him through Bible stories, life application, and recreation! Returns Jan 17.

UPDATES

Community Pantry
Drop off non-perishable food items during the week (M-F, 8:30 AM–3 PM) or during Sunday gatherings; supports Faith UMC Food Bank.Needed items: canned raviolis/spaghettios, tuna or canned chicken, canned soup, canned beans, rice, ramen noodles, peanut butter, cereal and pasta.

Weekly Prayer Gatherings  
Join others in prayer … for revival in the church, the community and the world. In the Chapel every Sunday 10:15–11 AM, Monday 12–12:30 PM, Wednesday 7–8 AM and Friday 10:30–11:30 AM.

HeartPeace Counseling
UC is in a partnership with Heart Peace Counseling Center to offer counseling services professional counselors, here at the church. Heart Peace Counseling Center’s mission is “helping hearts find peace and purpose through Christ-centered counseling and coaching.” Find more online.

Bible Studies
UC offers many Women’s & Men’s Bible studies that meet weekly (M–F). You can find some in the “This Week” section of the bulletin, and a full list online.

Job Opportunities
Join the facilities team; must be 18+, hours vary. More info online; contact: LarryByington@universitycarillon.net.
Sunday Shift (6 hrs)
Saturday Shift (4 hrs)
Evening Shifts (4-5 hrs/week)

RESOURCES

SOAP Scripture Readings
Want to spend more time in the word everyday? Pastor Jamie’s SOAP devotional (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) will help you prepare for the new year ahead. Get daily scriptures in your mailbox that include steps of unpacking, applying and praying through the Word. Sign up at universitycarillon.net/SOAP

SOAP Archives: https://tinyurl.com/SOAParchives

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Sermon

Christmas Eve — Craig Blocher

Worship Set

 Jingle Bells
 Go Tell It On The Mountain
 Joy to the World
 Away in a Manger
 Silent Night

Scripture and Quotes

Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.