Events for October 1, 2022

OneBlood Donation

The Big Red OneBlood Bus will be here to receive your life-giving donation of blood for those in need. OneBlood is a not-for-profit community asset responsible for providing safe, available, and affordable blood to their hospital partners and patients.Register to give blood here: https://donorportal.oneblood.org/donate-now/donation-centers-list-select-time?type=md&driveID=1251017&driveStart=1664109000&driveEnd=1664128800

Communion Worship

Chapel

Join us each Sunday morning for this early service held in our Chapel. This more intimate service includes quiet prayer, a challenging message, and music from one of our gifted soloists is the order of the morning. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated each week in this service. We use grape juice and have gluten-free bread so that everyone…

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary

Our Chancel Choir is open to all friends and members of the church who love to sing and who would find satisfaction in rehearsing and presenting music for worship, including special music for the Advent, Christmas, Lenten, and Easter seasons. We rehearse on Sunday mornings from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and hold extra rehearsals throughout the…

Reading the Bible Again for the First Time – Adult Spiritual Formation

Havighorst Lounge and Zoom

As children, many of us received a Bible and were told everything in it was true. Then we grew up. What was oh-so-simple then is…well, it’s not simple. Many mistakenly believe there are no choices for reading the Bible other than fundamentalism or simply rejecting it as something that can bring meaning to our lives. Using the title of the…

“The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching” Sunday Morning Book Study

1210 Catalonia Guest House

Sundays, September 18 - November 13 9:45 a.m. in the Catalonia House (In-Person Only) Join us for as we learn from the wisdom of Buddhism by reading The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation by Thich Nhat Hanh. Each week, we will have in-depth discussions on how the teachings of Buddhism can enlighten our faith and help…

Youth Bell Choir

Music Room

Our talented and enthusiastic Youth Bell Choir meets on Sunday morning for rehearsals with Director Seth Patterson and plays in worship regularly. Youth Bell Choir is open to all ringers in Grades 6 – 12. There is a lot of fun, learning, and satisfaction to be found in ringing in a bell choir. Please contact director Seth Patterson at smpatter@samford.edu…

Spanish Language Worship

Chapel

If you are part of a Spanish-speaking family or would enjoy worshipping in Spanish, come and join us for a service bridging the Latin experience with a progressive theology. The congregation is a warm, supportive, and caring community.

Sunday School

Sunday School Classrooms

Sunday School for PreK-3 through 5th Grade  During 11:00 a.m. worship, which is held in our Sanctuary, we offer Sunday Spiritual Formation, aka Sunday School, for all children in Pre-K 3 through twelfth grade in our Sunday School Wing. We use progressive lectionary Bible-based curricula for our elementary-aged children and sixth through twelfth grade youth, as well as enhance the program…

Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education

Rooms 4 and 5

Sundays, September 25- November 6, 2022 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kindergarten through Second Grade: Room 4 Fourth and Fifth Grade: Room 5 Gables UCC is proud to be one of two UCC churches in the state of Florida offering Our Whole Lives: Lifespan Sexuality Education program. In this day and age, this program is a must for our children and…

PACT Listening Sessions

Our congregation is blessed to work in partnership with 35 other churches, synagogues, masjids, and universities for justice in Miami-Dade County. Through PACT, we organize for affordable housing, gun violence prevention, community IDs, reducing arrests, and environmental justice. Join us after worship as we gather in small groups to express the problems facing our lives and communities. Lunch will be provided. 

Adult Bell Choir Rehearsal

Music Room

Our Adult Bell Choir rehearses on Sundays after 11:00 a.m. worship, with occasional bell choir retreats to get an advanced look at music for upcoming seasons. We play in worship monthly and at special services through the year. In the past, we have participated in the annual Florida State Bell Choir Festival and have done other concerts locally throughout the…