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December 24, 2023 | 5:00 PM

February 25-March 2, 2024 

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

Sundays
NEW! Prayer Room (sign up), 8 AM–2 PM
Worship Services, 8:45, 10, 11:30 AM
Kids Classes, during services
Freestyle (Youth), 10 AM
Prayer Gathering, 10:15–11:15 AM
Open Playground, 11–11:30 AM
Pastor Joe’s Sunday School, 11:15 AM
High School EPIC Nights, 5–7:30 PM

Mondays
NEW! Prayer Room (sign up), 6 AM–10 PM
Prayer Gathering, 12–12:30 PM
HS Girls Bible Study, 7–9 PM (offsite)
Young Adults (22-35), 7 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.)
Women’s Bible Study, 10 AM–12 PM
PEP (Prayer/Exercise/Praise), 10:15 AM
Pickleball, 6–8:30 PM
Celebrate Recovery, 7 PM (dinner at 6)
Women’s Bible Study, 7 PM
Prodigal College Nights, 7:30 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
Women’s Bible Study, 10 AM–12 PM
Yoga, 10:30 AM
Pickup Football, 3–4:30 PM
College Prayer Group, 6–7:30 PM (offsite)
Kids Wed. Nights, 6–8 PM
Middle School EPIC Nights, 6–8 PM
GriefShare, 6:30–8 PM
Adult Classes, 6:30–8 PM

Thursdays
NEW! Prayer Room (sign up), 6 AM–10 PM
Men’s Bible Study, 6:30–7:30 AM
Choir Rehearsal, 5 PM
HS Guys Bible Study, 5:30–7:45 PM
Co-Ed Adult Study, 6–8 PM
Pickleball, 6–8:30 PM

Fridays
Men’s Bible Study, 7 AM
Friday Moms, 9:15-11:30 AM
Women’s Bible Study, 10 AM–11:30 AM

Saturdays
NEW! Prayer Room (sign up), 7 AM–5 PM

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Dinner Weekly Reservation
Sign Up Online

Prayer Room
We’re excited to share that the Prayer Room (in EPIC) has been remodeled and will be reopening again during Lent. This room was designed for anyone and everyone wanting to meet with God and hear His voice. Book a slot at universitycarillon.net/prayerroom.
• Mondays & Thursdays 6 AM-10 PM
• Saturdays 7 AM-5 PM
• Sundays 8 AM-2 PM

Holy Week
Mar 24–31
Explore some in-depth and immersive experiences:
Mar 24 Passover Seder
Mar 28 Towel & Table
Mar 29 Good Friday/
      Last Seven Words
Mar 31 Easter Sunday

Jelly Bean Jog
Mar 30 | 10 AM–12 PM
A family-friendly color run open to all ages! There will be free food, face painting, Gaga ball, games, kids activities … all FREE! Invite some friends, family and neighbors.

NEW! Wednesday Nights
This mid-week opportunity is an extension of putting practice to Biblical truths. Begins Feb 21; more info and sign up online:
• Marriage Course (Alpha content)
• Study of Ruth (Epic of Eden)
• Exploring Spiritual Gifts
• GriefShare (continues)

Wisdom & Wellness
A group for older adults to gather in community and learning. On Feb 19 from 10–11:30 AM, learn to capture memories through the written word. Take a moment in your life and develop it into a story others will enjoy reading.

C127 Event: The Because Challenge
On Mar 2 at 9 AM join C127 for a 1.27 mile walking experience to learn about obstacles faced in foster care. Bring the family; at Blue Jacket Park! Join UC’s team at give.c127.org/universitycarillon. Contact Lauren with questions:lgilbert@c127.org.

Prodigal College Retreat
College students—pause from the busyness of life that hinders your ability to hear from the Lord and dream with Him. Join us on retreat from Mar 15-17; find out more & sign up online.

Men’s Day Out
Men’s Day Out, Spring Training–Detroit Tigers vs Atlanta Braves in Lakeland, Friday, Mar 15. Sign up & more info online.

Save the Date!
Find more info online:
Mar 15-17 Prodigal College Retreat
Mar 28 Towel & Table
Mar 29 Good Friday/Last Seven Words
Mar 30 Jelly Bean Jog
Mar 31 Easter Sunday

 
 

UPDATES

Missions: Cuba Support
A team is heading to Cuba on Mar 13; collecting some medicines to bring: pain relievers; upset stomach relief; vitamins (no gummies); antibiotic creams. Drop off in church lobby by Mar 12. 

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.

UC Early Learning Center
Registration for the 2024-25 school year opens Jan 16 for currently enrolled families, and Jan 23 for new families. More info at ucelc.net.

Voyages of Paul Cruise
Voyages of Paul Cruise on the Celebrity Infinity: October 16-26, 2024. Consider joining your UC Family. Brochures at the Front Desk; for questions contact ChrisAkers@universitycarillon.net

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.

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.