Family Life Minister Search Committee; Spring Semester Adult Bible Classes; Youth Group Canned Food Drive; Young Adult Christmas Party (UCC Family News, 12-6-18)

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Some of our college students and Linda at Shelby and Teller’s wedding last weekend!

Family Life Minister Search Committee Finalized
We are pleased to announce that the following members have agreed to serve as the search committee for the Family Life Minister: Mike Folkerts (co-chair); Joline Gash (co-chair); Linn Griffin; Lincoln Hanks; Jason Jarvis; and Diana Maiorca. The committee will begin work on a job description and advertising plan.

Spring Semester Adult Bible Classes
There will be two adult class options in the spring semester: (i) Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer will lead a class on Fruit of the Spirit; and (ii) John Wilson will lead a class on Philippians. Spring classes will begin on Sunday, January 6.

Youth Group Canned Food Drive
This Friday from 11am to 3pm, Dusty invites the youth to participate in a canned food drive for Manna in Thousand Oaks. The youth ministry missions budget will match every dollar contributed! The youth ministry team will provide transport to the grocery store where we will purchase the canned goods and deliver them to Manna. Bring $15 for lunch at IHOP. Please RSVP to Dusty (open to middle school and up).

Young Adult Christmas Party
The UCC Young Adult Christmas Party is at the Sturgeon condo on Tuesday, December 11, at 7pm. Grab a sandwich beforehand (no dinner served), but we will have delicious homemade cookies, milk, hot chocolate, and cider along with Christmas music, decorations, a VERY competitive game of Christmas trivia (with a much-coveted trophy for the winner if you can wrest it away from champ, Andrea Zahler). No need to dress up but feel free to wear something festive for the occasion.

All-Church Christmas Party & Pageant
Make plans to join us for the annual all-church Christmas party and pageant on Sunday evening, December 16, in Waves Cafe! The potluck will begin at 5:30pm. Contact Steve Rouse with any questions!

Christmas Eve Service
Our annual Christmas Eve service is scheduled at 7:30pm in Stauffer Chapel. If you are in town, please make plans to join us!

Missionary Report from Russia 
Our missionary in Russia, Igor Egirev, has written a newsletter with important events from their fall. You can access the newsletter here.

Prayers:
– For Rob Terrell, who is back in the hospital (UCLA) with infections and pneumonia.
– Search for a Family Life Minister.
-The family of Lou Archer as they grieve her loss.
-The family of Alaina Housley and all impacted by the shooting in Thousand Oaks.
-CM Interns: Conrad Parker, Thea Riley, and Emily Sabino, and all impacted by the wildfires.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Paul Caron, for recovery from double eye surgery.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, praise for a cancer-free report!!
-Sue Griffin, Brad Griffin’s mother, whose cancer has returned.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-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:
-December 6: Last Kids Club for the fall semester (tentative)
-December 9: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-December 9: Last Evening Worship for the fall semester
-December 11: Young Adult Christmas Party
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: Last Sunday Classes for the fall semester
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party
-December 24: Christmas Eve Service in Stauffer Chapel (7:30pm)
-January 6: Bible classes and evening worship resume

Stats:
Attendance (December 2): 215 (am) & 20 (pm)
Contribution (December 2): $9,344.98
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,348.78

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class (Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library)
-Youth group: Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Children’s classes: Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

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

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Important Update for Sunday; A Note from MITS; CM Babysitting Night; Prayer Updates (UCC Family News, 11-29-18)

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A great photo by Laura Fehlbaum from our morning service in Stauffer Chapel last Sunday.

Important Update for Sunday (December 2)
We will return to our normal class and worship schedule this Sunday, December 2. The adult class will be taught in the Kresge Reading Room of Payson Library by Dave Lemley at 9am. Morning worship will be in Elkins at 10:15am, and Al, Eric, and Sara will co-preach a sermon titled, “God With Us” (Isaiah 43: 1-2), that will conclude the fall semester “Living Hope” series and lead us into the Advent season. Evening worship will be a special worship music night (with no sermon) led by Joshua Altrock in Stauffer Chapel at 5pm.

A Note from MITS
Greetings in Christ Jesus from Nairobi. The recent happenings in Malibu concerning the fires and the shootings down in Thousand Oaks have been very saddening and heartbreaking both to us and am sure to you too. We do not have answers and neither do we understand why they happened, but we wanted you and our church family there to know that the MITS family prayed during chapel and team meetings for our God to comfort you and encourage you as it was all happening and at the same time as you rise from this tragedies. God teaches us that we are all members of the same body and if one part hurts, the whole body hurts. As you all gather strength and trust in him, we are with you and will lift you more and more to our God because he can do more than we can ask. We love you and we know God loves you too. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Blessings, Francis Mbuvi.

Malibu Recovery Greeters Needed
Please contact hung.le@pepperdine.edu if you are willing to serve as a greeter at the Malibu Recovery Center (down by the Malibu Library).

CM Babysitting Night on December 1 
Calling all parents!!! The UCC service team is offering a free babysitting night this Saturday Night (December 1) in the Plaza Classrooms from 5-9 pm. 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.

Financial Contributions
With so many of our church family scattered over the last few weeks, please remember the financial needs of our church family, including the obvious importance of contributions to our benevolence fund. To donate specifically to fire relief, please earmark that on your contributions. Contact Linn Griffin with any questions about how to get your contributions in.

Prayers for Mary Miller
Mary Miller recently fell and broke her leg. Please keep Mary and the Millers in your prayers. Mary would enjoy receiving cards. Please contact Linn Griffin for her address.

Prayers for Paul Caron
Paul recently had eye surgery for detached retinas in both eyes. Please keep Paul in your prayers as he recovers. If you can help out by relieving Courtney of one of her daily dog walks while she cares for Paul, please contact Courtney directly.

Prayers:
– Search for a Family Life Minister
-The family of Lou Archer as they grieve her loss.
-The family of Alaina Housley and all impacted by the shooting in Thousand Oaks.
-CM Interns: Conrad Parker, Thea Riley, and Emily Sabino, and all impacted by the wildfires.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for strength and healing.
-Paul Caron, for recovery from double eye surgery.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, praise for a cancer-free report!!
-Sue Griffin, Brad Griffin’s mother, whose cancer has returned.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-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:
-November 30: Youth Group LA Auto Show Adventure
-December 1: CM Babysitting Night
-December 2: Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer’s Wedding
-December 6: Last Kids Club for the fall semester
-December 9: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-December 9: Last Evening Worship for the fall semester
-December 11: Young Adult Christmas Party
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: Last Sunday Classes for the fall semester
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (November 25): 180
Contribution (November 25): $8,698.70
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,306.31

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class (Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library)
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

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

Lou Archer; Community Thanksgiving Dinner; Important Updates for Sunday; Malibu Recovery Greeters (UCC Family News, 11-21-18)

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Lou Archer
As a church family, we grieve the loss of Lou Archer. Lou died at her home in Newbury Park yesterday afternoon after a long illness. Our prayers are with her family at this difficult time. The family is planning a graveside memorial service.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Pepperdine will host a community-wide Thanksgiving dinner from 11am-2pm on Thursday in Waves Café along with the City of Malibu and several other local organizations. Please contact jodygabbard@gmail.com to donate food, edenettenger@gmail.com to volunteer, or kaygabbard@malibuumc.org to donate clothing or other items.

Important Updates for Sunday (November 25)
#1: There will be an adult Bible class taught by John Barton in Stauffer Chapel at 9am.  Children’s classes will remain in the Plaza Classrooms.

#2: Morning worship will begin at 10:15am in Stauffer Chapel. A nursery and children’s worship will be available in PLC (instead of Plaza Classrooms). The sermon is titled, “With Thanksgiving” from Philippians 4: 6-7.

#3: There will be a special evening worship service in the Amphitheater at 7pm as students return to campus. The University Church of Christ is co-hosting this special service with the Office of the Chaplain. Please plan to be there to welcome students back to campus following such a challenging time.

Welcome Back Service (2)

Malibu Recovery Greeters Needed
Please contact hung.le@pepperdine.edu if you are willing to serve as a greeter at the Malibu Recovery Center (down by the Malibu Library).

Financial Contributions
With so many of our church family scattered over the last few weeks, please remember the financial needs of our church family, including the obvious importance of contributions to our benevolence fund. To donate specifically to fire relief, please earmark that on your contributions. Contact Linn Griffin with any questions about how to get your contributions in.

Prayers:
-The family of Lou Archer as they grieve her loss.
-The family of Alaina Housley and all impacted by the shooting in Thousand Oaks.
-CM Interns: Conrad Parker, Thea Riley, and Emily Sabino, and all impacted by the wildfires.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for strength and healing.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, praise for a cancer-free report!!
-Sue Griffin, Brad Griffin’s mother, whose cancer has returned.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Sion Sameto, David and Pat Dowdey’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:
-November 22: Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Waves Cafe (11am-2pm)
-November 25: Special Evening Worship in the Amphitheater (7pm)
-November 26: Pepperdine Classes Resume
-December 2: Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer’s Wedding
-December 6: Last Kids Club for the fall semester
-December 9: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-December 9: Last Evening Worship for the fall semester
-December 11: Young Adult Christmas Party
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: Last Sunday Classes for the fall semester
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (November 18): 141
Contribution (November 18): $3,565.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,276.04

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class (November 25 in Stauffer; returns to the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library on December 2)
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

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

Three More Important UCC Updates

thanksgiving day 2018 flyer final-1We received three separate important updates this evening:

#1: Malibu Canyon Road is now open in both directions for all vehicle traffic. Drivers, however, should be mindful of falling debris in the canyon, including loose dirt and rocks. Due to fire suppression activities in the area, rocks may have become dislodged from water drops, and topsoil in certain areas may be unstable.

#2: Pepperdine will host a community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 22, from 11am-2pm. We are hoping to have resident members who would be willing to provide food and/or volunteer to work at the event. There are email addresses on the flyer (above) for people to contact if they would like to volunteer and/or contribute food.

#3: We have a great opportunity to serve our Malibu Community: The Malibu Recovery Center (down by the Malibu Library) needs “greeters” next week. They could use 10 people a day for the following hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They plan two, four-hour shifts per day. I believe what is involved is welcoming people and showing them the assets available and how to move through the process. Please email hung.le@pepperdine.edu if you are interested or have questions. I hope we can get as many of us there to help as possible.

Updates

#1: I am sad to report that two more of our campus ministry interns lost their apartments at Calamigos. Please pray for all three who are suffering losses: Conrad Parker, Thea Riley, and Emily Sabino.

#2: Campus is accessible for our Sunday morning class and worship. Both will be in Stauffer Chapel this week. The PCH is open for those coming from Santa Monica, and Topanga is open for those coming from the Valley.

#3: The office will be closed on Monday because there will be a planned power outage on the Malibu campus from 8am-8pm. We will be finding locations to work, but no one will be at the office.

I look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow.

Important UCC Updates (UCC Family News, 11-14-18)

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Heroes Garden: Charred but Unbroken & Preaching

Prayers for & Updates on Our Community
As early Christians were described in Scripture, we, too, are “scattered abroad.” Please continue to pray for our church family, Pepperdine community, and surrounding community. Pepperdine students, in particular, fully experienced back-to-back traumas with the violent shooting on “college night” in Thousand Oaks that claimed the life of a precious Pepperdine student and threatened many more followed by the raging wildfires that destroyed the possessions of several students and threatened so many more. Please pray for all the students. Others we know, of course, lost their homes to the wildfires, and our hearts are broken for them as well. According to Andy, around 70 of Pepperdine’s faculty/staff/students lost their homes, apartments, etc. — included in that number is one of our members, Conrad Parker, Seaver student and Campus Ministry intern.  Please pray especially for Conrad and be prepared to help. We believe we have made contact or received updates from everyone else in our church membership list through the info in the pictorial directory, and everyone else (and their homes) are safe. Please also pray for those who continue to work so hard fighting fires as well as those working hard at recovery efforts that take on many forms.

Important Updates for Sunday (November 18)
Since the students are gone from campus until after Thanksgiving break, here are our plans for this Sunday (as of now, of course):

#1: There will be an adult Bible class taught by Dave Lemley in Stauffer Chapel at 9am.  Children’s classes will remain in the Plaza Classrooms.

#2: Morning worship will begin at 10:15am in Stauffer Chapel. A nursery and children’s worship will be available in PLC (instead of Plaza Classrooms). The sermon is titled, “God Is Our Refuge” from Isaiah 52: 11-12.

#3: There will be no evening worship service again this Sunday since the students are gone.  We (University Church of Christ) are planning a special service with the Office of the Chaplain for the following Sunday evening (Nov 25) at 7pm when the students return. More information to come, but please make special plans to be there on that important night.

Financial Contributions
With so many of our church family scattered by the fires, please remember the financial needs of our church family, including the obvious importance of contributions to our benevolence fund. To donate specifically to fire relief, please earmark that on your contributions. Contact Linn Griffin with any questions about how to get your contributions in.

Postponed: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
The brunch honoring Shelby Warwar originally scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until a later date. More information to come.

Prayers:
-Our entire community for multiple reasons.
-Lou Archer, who has entered hospice care.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Rob Terrell, who remains in the hospital.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for healing & recovery following surgery.
-Sydnie Anderson, for recovery from knee surgery.
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Sion Sameto, David and Pat Dowdey’s friend.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-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:
-November 22: Thanksgiving Day
-Novembet 25: Special Evening Worship for Students (7pm)
-November 26: Pepperdine Classes Resume
-December 2: Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer’s Wedding
-December 6: Last Kids Club for the fall semester
-December 9: Last Evening Worship for the fall semester
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (November 11): 137
Contribution (November 11): $2,466.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,358.50

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class (Nov 18 in Stauffer; returns to the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library on Nov 25)
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

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

Final Sunday Update

An important update: As planned, we will hold an open dialogue in Payson Library at 9am on Sunday to process our feelings/emotions, and we will worship together in Elkins Auditorium at 10:15am. The sermon will be titled, “Peace, Be Still” (Mark 4: 35-41). The evening service, however, has been canceled. We will gather indoors, of course, but that is especially critical this weekend given the air quality. For those with limited outdoor exposure, please wear a protective mask.