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Notice:For the months of July and August we will be having just one service at 10:00 AM.
We Worship at 9:30 & 11:00AM in our new church buildings on Archer Road in SW Gainesville, FL.  The buildings are a half mile west of 91st Street and just west of the YMCA property. Use the YMCA entrance to enter the property.
Summer Service Schedule
Celebration is going to one service at 10:00 a.m. beginning July 6th through August 17th.  We have traditionally had one service in the summer, since we went to two services.  The Church Council and Worship Team realize that this requires some compromise, with the 11:00 service giving a little more than the 9:30 service.  The children's Sunday school classes will meet at 10:00.  Child care will also be available from 9:00 to 10:00 for the children of those who attend the 9:00 Sunday school class or who need to warm up with the choir and praise band.
Pastor Pisco Open House
The Pisco family would love to invite you to join them for an Open House at the new parsonage on July 26th from 10am-12pm.  The parsonage is located in the Mentone subdivision at 8037 SW 65th Lane.  All are welcome to come by and say hello!
This Week's Thoughts
The gardener answered, “Master, leave it for another year.
I’ll dig around it and put some manure on it to make it grow.”
Luke 13:8

Manure.  There’s nothing really ‘pretty’ about manure.

It stinks.
It is messy.

Just think about your reaction the last time you stepped in some manure that was left behind by an animal in your yard or on your walking path.  How many of us curse under our breath over the one who did not pick up after their animal? 

It stinks.
It is messy.

And yet…
It is needed to help things grow.

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Calling all Young Adults!
Pastor Melissa is inviting all Young Adults (18yr-30yr) over to her house for dinner on July 29th at 6:00pm.  You are more than welcome to invite a friend!  Please RSVP to Pastor Melissa or the church office so she knows how much food to prepare.  Just to tempt you-- the menu for the night is Stuffed Shells! Yum!
Children's Ministries
The Children's Ministry Team will meet Sunday, August 3rd after the 10:00 am service.

The children need healthy snacks such as granola bars, fig newton’s, fruit cups, gold fish and popcorn.  Of course, the children love donuts, cookies and those types of goodies too.  Will you share a BOGO please?

Summer is hot!  Water is cool!  Yippee or not, it's back to school! Save the date of August 17th, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for a fun filled, action packed, wet and silly water day at Celebration UMC.  Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring your parents!  The Children's Ministry will be serving a hot dog lunch too.  Save the date, but be on the look-out for ways to earn prizes!   

The Helping Hands Clinic, which provides free health care for the homeless, is in desperate need of men's clothing to give out. They especially need Blue jeans and work pants, sizes 30-38, all lengths; shorts, sizes 30-40; tennis or walking shoes, size 9-13; Socks, batteries AA-AAA.  There will be a basket in the narthex to deposit your contributions this Sunday.  If there is a large donation, please call Billie at 352-792-4193 and we’ll get it picked up.
Other Activities
Hope Lodge Dinner
The Hope Lodge dinner will be Thursday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m.  Food and servers are needed.  Please contact Pennie Keith with any questions, thank you!

Band of Brothers: Be a Sluggard - Tuesday nights only!!!  Avoid those odious chores around the house and enjoy an hour of fellowship with friends at CUMC. Tuesday nights at 6:30pm in Classroom 1 across from the kitchen. Coffee and snacks will be served.   We are currently exploring James Moore's entertaining and thought provoking book "Daddy is that True or Were You Just Preaching".  Join us and learn valuable lessons about faith, hope and love.  See you there. Bring a friend or family member. If anyone needs a ride let me know.  Peace, Roy 352-213-4699 rmegator@att.net

New Bible Study Coming In August
Beginning on August 17th, on Sundays from 5:30-:6:30 pm, we will be doing a Bible study on 1 & 2 Corinthians.  The study book is $8; please sign-up by August 3rd so we know how many books to order.  The sign-up sheet is on the table in the Sanctuary, or you can let Courtney in the office know.

Heavenly Hens
Heavenly Hens is helping us get supplies together for Operation Christmas Child.  If you are available on Wednesdays at 10am please join us and put together some sewing and fishing kits.  We have a lot of fun while we are working!  We could use buttons, sewing needles, safety pins, small spools of thread, material, fishing hooks and line.  We are also asking for all your old t-shirts that are gathering dust in your closet.  We will use them to make a backpack to put in the shoeboxes.  There is a box in the narthex to drop off supplies.. 

Dare to Share Sunday School
As we move to one service at 10:00 for the summer, come join us in learning more about our study of Proverbs yourself and others.  New summer hours will be 9:00 to 9:45, through Aug. 17th. We have a great time sharing with each other and learning more about our God. Everyone is welcome!  We meet in the classroom opposite the kitchen door.

Linking to Faith Sunday School
In the Linking to Faith class we are reading "Prayer" by Philip Yancey. For the Summer, we will be meeting right after the worship service (around 11:10).

Line Dancing Classes
Come be part of our Line Dancing class, held Wednesdays at 6pm in the Educational building.   It will be a lot of fun, so just come on out and get to know one another while enjoying some line dancing and having a great time!
Youth Group (Jesus Geeks)
Youth this Sunday! We have a time change! We're going to start meeting at 5:30-6:30. We'll start meeting at this time now so we are in sync with the new bible study starting August 17th. So again 5:30-6:30pm!  Come hang with us! Bring a friend!

Don’t forget the deadline to sign up for Night of Joy is August 17th!! I need to know if you are going by that date or else you won't be going! If you are available to give rides or chaperone let me know! 
~ Peace, Josh

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6:00 PM Dinner at Hope Lodge
6:30 PM CCC Meeting
Open House at the Parsonage
Regular Events
Sunday: Children's Sunday School
Sunday: 10:00 AM Morning Worship
Sunday: Adult Sunday School - "Dare To Share"
Sunday: Adult Sunday School - "Linking To Faith"
Sunday: 11 AM Worship Service
Sunday: 5:30 PM Jesus Geeks (in church office)
Monday: 9 AM Exercise Class
Wednesday: 10 AM Heavenly Hens Crafting Group
Wednesday: 6 PM Line Dancing
Wednesday: 7 PM Choir Practice
Thursday: Noon CUMC Prayer Gathering in Sanctuary
Friday: 9 AM Exercise Class
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