New Co-Servant Leader; Meal Train for Rob Terrell; Wedding Shower Brunch; Sturgeon Farewell Reception; Women’s Fellowship Event; Prayers Needed (UCC Family News, 2-11-19)

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Check out this fun photo of Dusty, Joel, and the youth group singing their special song from last Sunday’s evening service.

New Co-Servant Leader
With Al’s impending departure, Beverly Cawyer has graciously agreed to join Phill DuVentre as co-servant leader for the Young Adult Ministry. Thanks to Bev for helping coordinate this wonderful group!

Meal Train for Rob Terrell
Please consider bringing Rob Terrell a meal; he greatly appreciates the support of this church family. His address and food preferences can be found at his Meal Train: https://mealtrain.com/m8ll49. Gift cards to Santa Monica-area restaurants and Whole Foods, as well as checks, can also be contributed. You can give them to Linn Griffin at church or bring them to the church office. Thank you!

Wedding Shower Brunch
The wedding shower brunch for Shelby (Warwar) Emmer will be at 10:00am on Saturday, March 2 at the home of Patty Atkisson.  Donations for the money tree may be given to Patty Atkisson.  Ladies please join us to celebrate Shelby and hear about the highlights of the wedding.

Sturgeon Farewell Reception
We will have a reception immediately after church on March 3rd as a time to thank Al and Jody for the work they have done with our congregation and to wish them well with their move.  Please bring an hors d’oeuvre or hearty finger food to share, and drop it off in the church office before our morning service.

Women’s Fellowship Event 
Women’s Fellowship Dinner and a Movie is rescheduled for Saturday, March 23rd at 6 pm at the home of Joline Gash. It will be a potluck dinner, so please plan to bring a main dish and a side or dessert. If possible, please let Jenny (at jenny@samparmelee.com) know if you are planning to attend.

Prayers Needed
Tom McGinley, Patty Atkisson’s brother and Diana Maiorca’s stepdad, was diagnosed with lung cancer and emphysema earlier this week. Please pray for treatment to begin quickly and be effective.

Prayers:
-Minister transitions
-Tom McGinley (Patty Atkisson’s brother & Diana Maiorca’s stepdad), for health & healing
-Andy Benton, for comfort in the loss of his mother.
-Blake Mastalerz, for recovery after fracturing his back and breaking his foot in a climbing accident.
-Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

 Upcoming Events:
-February 14: Kids Club
-February 14: The Well
-February 17: Senior Sunday
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-February 24: No Evening Worship
-March 2: Shelby (Warwar) Emmer’s Wedding Shower Brunch
-March 3: Al & Jody’s Final Sunday
-March 3: Sturgeon Farewell Reception
-March 3: No Evening Worship
-March 10: Message by Eric Wilson
-March 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 16: Nature Hike with Steve Davis
-March 17: Message by Teller Emmer
-March 23: Women’s Fellowship Dinner and a Movie
-March 23-24: Campus Ministry Retreat at Santa Cruz Island
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-March 24: No Evening Worship
-March 31: Message by Kindy De Long
-April 7: Message by Jeff Walling
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 14: Final Evening Worship in Stauffer
-April 21: Easter Sunday: Message by Eric Wilson with Art by Rick Gibson
-April 28: Message by Sara Barton

 Stats:
Attendance (February 10): 221 (am) & 40 (pm)
Contribution (February 10): $5,135.76
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $5,832.96

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre & Beverly Cawyer

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Bible classes are offered for all ages at 9am every Sunday morning!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office)

Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

 UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

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Babysitting Night; Preaching Minister Conversation; Meal Train for Rob Terrell; Wedding Shower Brunch; Sturgeon Farewell Reception (UCC Family News, 2-7-19)

 

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We are so excited to welcome Sawyer Stephen and Emily Sabino to our church family! They each placed membership last Sunday.

Babysitting Night
Calling all parents!!! The UCC service team is offering a free babysitting night this Friday night, Feb. 8th, in the Plaza Classrooms from 5-9pm! Snacks will be provided but please make sure your child eats before or brings dinner with them! RSVP by texting Jessie Mandel at 678-665-5942! We look forward to seeing you there!

Preaching Minister Conversation
The elders invite everyone to be in prayer about the upcoming preacher transition as well as to attend an open conversation at 9am (during the adult Bible class period) this Sunday, February 10. The meeting will take place in the HAWC. The elders will be seeking your input as we consider the life of our church as Al & Jody transition to a new ministry and calling.

Meal Train for Rob Terrell
Please consider bringing Rob Terrell a meal; he greatly appreciates the support of this church family. His address and food preferences can be found at his Meal Train: https://mealtrain.com/m8ll49. Gift cards to Santa Monica-area restaurants and Whole Foods, as well as checks, can also be contributed. You can give them to Linn Griffin at church or bring them to the church office. Thank you!

Wedding Shower Brunch
The wedding shower brunch for Shelby Warwar Emmer will be at 10:00am on Saturday, March 2 at the home of Patty Atkisson.  Donations for the money tree may be given to Patty Atkisson.  Ladies please join us to celebrate Shelby and hear about the highlights of the wedding.

Sturgeon Farewell Reception
We will have a reception immediately after church on March 3rd as a time to thank Al and Jody for the work they have done with our congregation and to wish them well with their move.  Please bring an hors d’oeuvre or hearty finger food to share, and drop it off in the church office before our morning service.

 Prayers:
-Andy Benton, for comfort in the loss of his mother.
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Blake Mastalerz, for recovery after fracturing his back and breaking his foot in a climbing accident.
-Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

 Upcoming Events:
-February 7: Kids Club
-February 7: The Well
-February 10: Won by One leads songs in morning worship
-February 10: Preaching Minister Conversation
-February 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-February 17: Senior Sunday
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-February 24: No Evening Worship
-March 2: Shelby Warwar Emmer’s Wedding Shower Brunch
-March 3: Al & Jody’s Final Sunday
-March 3: Sturgeon Farewell Reception
-March 10: Message by Eric Wilson
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 16: Nature Hike with Steve Davis
-March 17: Message by Teller Emmer
-March 23-24: Camping Retreat at Santa Cruz Island
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-March 31: Message by Kindy De Long
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 21: Easter Sunday with Art by Rick Gibson

 Stats:
Attendance (February 3): 182 (am)
Contribution (February 3): $7,384.10
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $5,972.40

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

 Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Bible classes are offered for all ages at 9am every Sunday morning!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office)

Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

 UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

 

Caleb’s Baptism; All-Church Super Bowl Party; Babysitting Night; Preaching Minister Conversation; Meal Train for Rob Terrell; Wedding Shower Brunch (UCC Family News, 1-31-19)

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It was so good to celebrate Caleb’s baptism last Sunday. We love you and are so proud of you, Caleb!

Caleb’s Baptism!
Caleb Maiorca was baptized by Joel Foster in Baxter Pool last Sunday evening! We are so proud of Caleb and celebrate his faith decision alongside his wonderful family.

All-Church Super Bowl Party
It doesn’t matter which of the following you are looking forward to: cheering for the Rams, cheering for the Patriots, watching expensive commercials, eating Lee’s slow-roasted pork, taking beaded necklaces from people who aren’t paying attention to what they say, watching Gladys Knight and Maroon 5 perform, and/or enjoying time fellowship with friends from Church. Join us for our annual Super Bowl party at the Morgans’ house (1708 Shady Brook Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) this Sunday, Feb. 3rd at 3:00 p.m. There will be no evening worship in Stauffer on Sunday as a result of the Super Bowl Party. Please bring a snack to share—pulled pork sandwiches and drinks will be provided. An intergenerational flag football game in the Morgans’ driveway will precede the big game. Show up at 1:30 if you’d like to play!

Babysitting Night
Calling all parents!!! The UCC service team is offering a free babysitting night next Friday night, Feb. 8th, in the Plaza Classrooms from 5-9pm! Snacks will be provided but please make sure your child eats before or brings dinner with them! RSVP by texting Jessie Mandel at 678-665-5942! We look forward to seeing you there!

Preaching Minister Conversation
The elders invite everyone to be in prayer about the upcoming preacher transition and then to attend an open conversation at 9am on Sunday, February 10, during the adult Bible class period. Al & Jody’s final Sunday will be March 3.

Meal Train for Rob Terrell
Please consider bringing Rob Terrell a meal; he greatly appreciates the support of this church family. His address and food preferences can be found at his Meal Train: https://mealtrain.com/m8ll49. Gift cards to Santa Monica-area restaurants and Whole Foods, as well as checks, can also be contributed. You can give them to Linn Griffin at church or bring them to the church office. Thank you!

Wedding Shower Brunch
The wedding shower brunch for Shelby Warwar Emmer will be at 10:00am on Saturday, March 2 at the home of Patty Atkisson.  Donations for the money tree may be given to Patty Atkisson.  Ladies please join us to celebrate Shelby and hear about the highlights of the wedding.

 Prayers:
-Andy Benton, for comfort in the loss of his mother.
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Blake Mastalerz, for recovery after fracturing his back and breaking his foot in a climbing accident.
-Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

 Upcoming Events:
-January 31: Kids Club
-January 31: The Well
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-February 3: No Evening Worship
-February 10: Won by One leads songs in morning worship
-February 10: Preaching Minister Conversation
-February 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-February 17: Senior Sunday
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-February 24: No Evening Worship
-March 2: Shelby Warwar Emmer’s Wedding Shower Brunch
-March 3: Al & Jody’s Final Sunday
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 23-24: Camping Retreat at Santa Cruz Island
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-March 31: Message by Kindy De Long
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 21: Easter Sunday

 Stats:
Attendance (January 27): 213 (am) and 53 (pm)
Contribution (January 20): $3,436.10
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $5,619.48

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

 Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Bible classes are offered for all ages at 9am every Sunday morning!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office)

Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

 UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

Housing Needed; Youth Group Family Devo; All-Church Super Bowl Party; Wedding Shower Brunch (UCC Family News, 1-24-19)

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An awesome shot of our congregation in Stauffer Chapel!

Housing Needed
Rob Terrell needs a guest house for a week or two to rent. Please contact him at rct5555@msn.com if you have any possibilities or questions!

BE-ing Series for Children
Our youth ministry team is on the third week of our BE-ing Series, a four-week series for children during the Sunday evening service. The name of this series is derived from Joshua 1:9: BE courageous, BE strong, do not BE afraid, do not BE discouraged.  Children will spend the first 45 min with our teens and YM team while parents are at the 5pm service, then join back in the worship service for communion time and the last 15 minutes of worship. Nursery will be provided for children younger than kindergarten. For details or questions, contact dusty.breeding@pepperdine.edu.

Youth Group Family Devo
Mark your calendars for Sunday night, January 27, for the next Family Devo at the Breeding’s home. As a reminder, all youth group families are invited! Siblings, parents, grandparents, pets! Ok…no pets, but all other human family members. 6:30-8pm.

All-Church Super Bowl Party
It doesn’t matter which of the following you are looking forward to: cheering for the Rams, cheering for the Patriots, watching expensive commercials, eating Lee’s slow-roasted pork, taking beaded necklaces from people who aren’t paying attention to what they say, watching Gladys Knight and Maroon 5 perform, and/or enjoying time fellowship with friends from Church. Join us for our annual Super Bowl party at the Morgans’ house (1708 Shady Brook Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) on Sunday, Feb. 3rd at 3:00 p.m. Please bring a snack to share—pulled pork sandwiches and drinks will be provided. An intergenerational flag football game in the Morgans’ driveway will precede the big game. Show up at 1:30 if you’d like to play!

Wedding Shower Brunch
The wedding shower brunch for Shelby Warwar Emmer will be at 10:00am on Saturday, March 2 at the home of Patty Atkisson.  Donations for the money tree may be given to Patty Atkisson.  Ladies please join us to celebrate Shelby and hear about the highlights of the wedding.

Prayer Ministry
If you would like to request prayer specifically from the prayer ministry team, please contact Kari at kari_coppinger@yahoo.com or talk to her at church. There will be a short meeting at the front of the auditorium after morning worship January 27, with anyone who is interested in joining this team. Email Kari if you are interested and can’t attend. Finally, let’s join together in this prayer. Stop what you’re doing for 30 seconds and truly pray this. Praise God for some specific way he has empowered you in the past or pray for someone with whom you want to share the good news of Jesus.

 Prayers:
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Blake Mastalerz, for recovery after fracturing his back and breaking his foot in a climbing accident.
-Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

 Upcoming Events:
-January 24: Kids Club
-January 24: The Well
-January 27: Youth Group Family Devo (at Dusty & Cecily’s home)
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-February 10: Won by One leads songs in morning worship
-February 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-March 2: Shelby Warwar Emmer’s Wedding Shower Brunch
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-March 31: Message by Kindy De Long
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 21: Easter Sunday

 Stats:
Attendance (January 20): 173 (am) and 55 (pm)
Contribution (January 20): $6,458.15
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,347.27

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

 Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Bible classes are offered for all ages at 9am every Sunday morning!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office)

Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

 UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

 

BE-ing Series for Children; Preparing for Marriage Class Begins; Youth Group Family Devo; Prayer Ministry (UCC Family News, 11-17-19)

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BE-ing Series for Children
Our youth ministry team is on the second week of our BE-ing Series, a four-week series for children during the Sunday evening service. The name of this series is derived from Joshua 1:9: BE courageous, BE strong, do not BE afraid, do not BE discouraged.  Children will spend the first 45 min with our teens and YM team while parents are at the 5pm service, then join back in the worship service for communion time and the last 15 minutes of worship. Nursery will be provided for children younger than kindergarten. For details or questions, contact dusty.breeding@pepperdine.edu.

“Preparing for Marriage” Begins this Sunday
The Sunday morning bible class “Preparing for Marriage” with Susan Giboney will begin this Sunday, January 20, in the church office. Email susan.giboney@pepperdine.edu with any questions!

Youth Group Family Devo
Mark your calendars for Sunday night, January 27, for the next Family Devo at the Breeding’s home. As a reminder, all youth group families are invited! Siblings, parents, grandparents, pets! Ok…no pets, but all other human family members. 6:30-8pm.

Prayer Ministry
If you would like to request prayer specifically from the prayer ministry team, please contact Kari at kari_coppinger@yahoo.com or talk to her at church. There will be a short meeting at the front of the auditorium after morning worship January 27, with anyone who is interested in joining this team. Email Kari if you are interested and can’t attend. Finally, let’s join together in this prayer. Stop what you’re doing for 30 seconds and truly pray this. Praise God for some specific way he has empowered you in the past or pray for someone with whom you want to share the good news of Jesus.

 Prayers:
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

 Upcoming Events:
-January 17: Kids Club
-January 17: The Well
-January 27: Youth Group Family Devo (at Dusty & Cecily’s home)
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-February 10: Won by One leads songs in morning worship
-February 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-March 31: Message by Kindy De Long
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 21: Easter Sunday

 Stats:
Attendance (January 13): 235 (am) and 83 (pm)
Contribution (January 13): $4,821.65
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,291.83

 Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

 Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Bible classes are offered for all ages at 9am every Sunday morning!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office)

Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

 UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

BE-ing Series for Children; Kids Club & The Well Resume Today (UCC Family News, 1-10-19)

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See below to learn more about the upcoming BE-ing series for our UCC kids.

BE-ing Series for Children
Beginning on Jan. 13, our youth ministry team and teens will lead a four-week series for children during the Sunday evening service, named the BE-ing series from Joshua 1:9: BE courageous, BE strong, do not BE afraid, do not BE discouraged.  Children will spend the first 45 min with our teens and YM team while parents are at the 5pm service, then join back in the worship service for communion time and the last 15 minutes of worship. Nursery will be provided for children younger than kindergarten. For details or questions, contact dusty.breeding@pepperdine.edu.

Kids Club is Back!
Kids Club will resume this afternoon (Thursday, January 10) from 4-5 pm in Baxter Park. We are excited to see what Hannah Kate, Marcus and Al have in store for Kids Club this semester!

The Well is Back!
The Well will resume tonight (Thursday, January 10) at 8 pm in the amphitheatre. Please consider joining us for this special time of worship and fellowship!

Launch of Spring Semester Bible Classes
Sunday morning Bible classes have all resumed with the exception of the Preparing for Marriage class, which will begin on January 20. Please make Bible class attendance one of your new year’s resolutions!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office) – note: begins on January 20

Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

Youth Group Family Devo
Mark your calendars for Sunday night, January 27, for the next Family Devo at the Breeding’s home. As a reminder, all youth group families are invited! Siblings, parents, grandparents, pets! Ok…no pets, but all other human family members. 6:30-8pm.

 Prayers:
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

 Upcoming Events:
-January 13: 2019 Budget Presented
-January 13: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-January 13: Evening worship resumes in Stauffer Chapel (5pm)
-January 27: Youth Group Family Devo (at Dusty & Cecily’s home)
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-March 31: Message by Kindy De Long
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 21: Easter Sunday

 Stats:
Attendance (January 6): 244
Contribution (January 6): $7,962.00
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,962.00

 Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

 Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

 UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

Return to Elkins on Sunday; Launch of Spring Semester Bible Classes; Family Minister Town Hall; Youth Group Leadership Opportunity (UCC Family News, 1-3-19)

Gash & Dzamesi
UCC Elder, Jim Gash, surprised Joseph Dzamesi, our missionary in Ghana, and his family with a recent visit!

Return to Elkins Auditorium
We will return to Elkins Auditorium for morning worship this Sunday, January 6, at 10:15am. The sermon is titled, “Peace on Earth,” from Luke 2: 8-20.

Launch of Spring Semester Bible Classes
Sunday morning Bible classes resume this Sunday, January 6, at 9am (with the exception of the Preparing for Marriage class, which will begin on January 20). Please make Bible class attendance one of your new year’s resolutions!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office) – note: begins on January 20

Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

Town Hall: Family Life Minister
The elders invite anyone interested in sharing comments, concerns, or questions about our search for a new Family Life Minister to a town hall meeting in the church office immediately following morning worship this Sunday (January 6).

Youth Group Leadership Opportunity
Beginning on January 13th, the UCCYG teens, along with the support of Dusty, Joel, and our intern team, will take part in leading a four week series for children during the second service on Sunday evenings. This is a great opportunity for our teens to grow in their teaching and mentoring abilities. The youth group will be dedicated to preparing and training to lead in this way over the next couple of weeks. The four week series will begin during the 2nd service on Sunday Jan. 13.

Youth Group Family Devo
Mark your calendars for Sunday night, January 27, for the next Family Devo at the Breeding’s home. As a reminder, all youth group families are invited! Siblings, parents, grandparents, pets! Ok…no pets, but all other human family members. 6:30-8pm.

Prayers:
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Rob Terrell, who remains in the hospital.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-Mary Miller, who recently fell and broke her leg.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

Upcoming Events:
-January 6: Bible classes resume
-January 6: Morning worship returns to Elkins
-January 6: Town Hall: Family Life Minister
-January 13: 2019 Budget Presented
-January 13: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-January 13: Evening worship resumes in Stauffer Chapel (5pm)
-January 27: Youth Group Family Devo (at Dusty & Cecily’s home)
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 21: Easter Sunday

Stats:
Attendance (December 30): 87
Contribution (December 23): $24,015.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,938.69

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Phill DuVentre

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504