FUGE- Info about the 2015 Summer Student Camp

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FUGE (a Lifeway ministry) is a week long camp for Middle and High School students.  There are locations all over the US throughout the summer.  The week is filled with fun recreational activities, Bible study, and worship!  It is really a blast and a life changing week with other students in God’s word!

Details for the University Hills FUGE Summer Camp:

  • Dates: July 6-11, 2015
  • Location: North Greenville University (7801 North Tigerville Road, Tigerville, SC 29688)
  • We will leave on a bus from UHBC on Monday July 6 at 10:15am and return on Saturday July 11 at 1:00pm.
  • Cost: $280 Total ($50 deposit due in January 2015 to the UHBC Office or Cindy Behling)
  • The FUGE form (available after January 15) must be notarized and submitted with a copy of your insurance card (if available)
  • Students have the choice of either Mfuge or Centrifuge.  The only thing this changes is for Mfuge the student leaves for part of each day on a team to do a local mission project in the city (the student chooses their mission tract: working with children, construction, evangelism, etc).  Centrifuge students will be doing recreation and tract times (dozens of options) while Mfuge students leave campus with their team.  Please indicate MFUGE or Centrifuge when deposit is turned in.
  • Follow @UHBCFUGE on Twitter!
  • We are still in need of adult leaders to chaperone so if you are a parent and would like to go as an adult chaperone please email boriley@universityhills.org

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Fellowship Hall Building Update

The design-build team has been assembled (architect, all engineering disciplines, site designer, and contractor) and the preliminary design phase has begun thanks to David Young. Please pray for all the decisions that will have to be made in the coming weeks and months.

Fellowship Hall Building Committee Report from 11/16/14

The Fellowship Hall Building Committee met with several architects about construction of the new building. After a lot of careful consideration, we decided on an architect, whose company designs and builds the complete structure. We chose Ecclesia Construction Co., out of Rock Hill. This company builds churches and has built many in our area. They are familiar with our situation and will be able to help us in many aspects; including settling with the insurance company.

David Young, Todd Waits, and Leah Misner met with Jeff Whittle, from Ecclesia, last week to answer questions that Jeff had about our church. Jeff will study this information and in the next few weeks, he will have a design meeting with our entire building committee, plus other individuals who would represent various areas of the new building, such as Bible Study, Media, Building and Grounds, Kitchen, etc. After this meeting, Jeff and his team will work on a general design to present to the building committee.

We continue to ask for your prayer for this committee as we move forward.

Meet Your Building Committee

David Young (Chair)
UHBC member since 1986
Member of Adult D Bible Study Class

David Cooke
UHBC member since 2005
Member of Adult F Bible Study Class

Jean Houston
UHBC member since 1980
Member of Adult B Bible Study Class

George Kirby
UHBC member since 2013
Member of Adult H Bible Study Class

Leah Misner
UHBC member since 2006
Leader of Pre-K II Bible Study Class

Kindra Taplin
UHBC member since 2009
Member of Adult L Bible Study Class

Todd Waits
UHBC member since 2000
Leader of 9th Grade Guys Bible Study Class

Lewis Walker
UHBC member since 1979
Leader of Adult A Bible Study Class

Rev. Mike Toney (Staff Representative)
UHBC member since 1989

Please be in prayer for this team during the planning and rebuilding of the Fellowship Hall.


Building Recommendation Approved

On Sunday, June 8, our church family approved the following building recommendation:

The Ministry Development Team recommends that UHBC rebuild a Fellowship Hall that:

· Is large enough to accommodate Church family gatherings such as fellowship dinners and receptions

· Is flexible in design to accommodate additional Bible Study space to meet the needs of a growing Bible Study ministry

· Includes an updated, fully equipped, energy efficient kitchen

· Allows for storage space for tables, chairs, equipment, etc.

· Includes updated media/ technology capabilities

· Accommodates the ability to expand the building in the future

· Results in little to no new debt; unless agreed upon by the Church membership after intentional prayer

Recommendation for Moving Forward with Rebuilding

On Wednesday, April 16, UHBC membership came together for an idea generation session led by the Ministry Development Team (MDT). The purpose of this session was to generate ideas for consideration as we determine how to move forward with rebuilding as a result of the collapse of the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your prayerful consideration prior to this session and your enthusiasm as you engaged in this idea generation process. We had a lot of great ideas!

Since April 16th, the Ministry Development Team met several times to pray about these ideas, review, and examine them for the broad themes that emerged from the large quantity of “post-its.” We worked through a team process using these ideas to determine items that were “Must Haves” and “Nice to Haves,” and sought the Lord’s direction for moving forward.

During the church conference on Sunday night, June 8, 2014, the Ministry Development Team will present the following recommendation for moving forward with rebuilding.

The Ministry Development Team recommends that UHBC rebuild a Fellowship Hall that:

· Is large enough to accommodate Church family gatherings such as fellowship dinners and receptions

· Is flexible in design to accommodate additional Bible Study space to meet the needs of a growing Bible Study ministry

· Includes an updated, fully equipped, energy efficient kitchen

· Allows for storage space for tables, chairs, equipment, etc.

· Includes updated media/ technology capabilities

· Accommodates the ability to expand the building in the future

· Results in little to no new debt; unless agreed upon by the Church membership after intentional prayer

In addition, the MDT recommends a Building Committee be selected and charged with the following tasks:

· Research available options to execute the above recommendations of the Church as God leads or directs

· Reach out to additional UHBC members on an ad hoc basis as expertise is needed

· Recommend a contractor

· Recommend a building plan to the Church

· Oversee construction; work with the contractor to bring this building to completion

· Communicate to the Church on major milestones throughout the building process

The Ministry Involvement Team (MIT) recommends the following Church members to serve as members of this Building Committee:

David Cooke; Jean Houston; George Kirby; Leah Misner; Kindra Taplin; Todd Waits; Lewis Walker; David Young