Angela’s Baptism; Important Fall Semester Adult Bible Class Information; Bible Class Teachers Announced (UCC Family News, 8-16-18)

Angela Maiorca Baptism
All smiles following Angela’s baptism!

Angela’s Baptism!
Angela Maiorca was baptized by her mom and dad at Patty Atkisson’s house last Sunday! We are so proud of Angela and celebrate her faith decision alongside her wonderful family.

Fall Semester Adult Bible Class (August 26 – December 16)
In what way is the Bible a guide for the church in its organization, worship, and mission? The authority of Scripture is a core tenet of our faith heritage, and since the members of UCC represent a wide array of backgrounds and approaches to Bible study, it is critical for us to better understand one another as we collectively approach God’s Word for guidance both now and in the future.  The elders have requested that the adult education program focus on this sole topic for the fall semester, and all college student and resident adult members of the UCC are encouraged to be a member of this class.  To that end, members (and interested non-members) are asked to RSVP and commit to the class, which will include (i) praying for the class; (ii) attending the class; and (iii) maintaining a weekly journal about the class. There will be an introductory class in Fireside Room at 9am on August 26, but subsequent classes will be in Payson Library (Kresge Reading Room) beginning on September 2. Please RSVP to al.sturgeon@pepperdine.edu.

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
In addition to the adult Bible class, we are excited to announce plans for our teen and children’s classes!
-The youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo.
-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)

This Sunday (August 19)
-Our morning worship will continue in Elkins Auditorium at 10:15am this Sunday. The sermon will conclude the series on the Book of Judges and is titled, “Steadfast Love.” At the end of the service Paul Jones will provide a quarterly budget update.
-Our final Sunday morning “Cloud of Witnesses” adult Bible class will be in AC 290 this Sunday and will be taught by Jason Jarvis.

Christmas Run
Please email al.sturgeon@pepperdine.edu if you are interested in joining a UCC team for either the 5k or 10k option of the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run scheduled for Saturday morning, December 15. We can get discounted entry fees for signing up as a team before the end of August, so let Al know as soon as possible. We already have 15 people signed up! All skill levels welcomed, including walking the flat and beautiful course!

Wedding Shower
Please come and bless Hannah Perrin and Kyle McFarland at a special wedding shower on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, at the home of the Le Family (24349 Baxter Dr). Lucy and Tim will be there as well. It will be a special time of blessing and celebration. RSVP to sara.jackson@pepperdine.edu. Hannah and Kyle’s registry can be found by clicking here.

Kickoff Sunday Dessert Reception
Please make plans to bring plenty of finger food desserts to share as we welcome incoming students to our worship services on Sunday, August 26. The receptions will take place immediately after the worship services (note: we will store the desserts left over after the morning service for the evening reception). Contact Dusty with any questions.

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-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.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia), 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:
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday & Dessert Reception
-August 26: Fall Semester Bible Classes Launched (9am)
-August 26: Evening Worship Option Launched (5pm in Stauffer Chapel)
-August 27: New Office Hours (8am-10pm weekdays)
-September 7: UCC Young Adults to UCLA for Pepperdine Soccer (& Diddy Riese)
-September 9: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-September 16: House Group Hosts Training
-September 17: First Week of House Groups
-September 23: All-Church Potluck
-September 30: Sara Barton Preaches
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (August 12): 339
Contribution (August 12): $7,529.50
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,821.25

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:  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

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
This summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers)
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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

UCC Young Adult Beach BBQ
Some of the 20+ young adults at last week’s beach bbq at Zuma
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Time to Rally; New Website Launched; Return to Elkins; Adult Bible Class in AC 290; Servant Leaders Meeting; Wedding Shower Invite (UCC Family News, 8-9-18)

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A picture from Jody Sturgeon atop Mount Whitney! Our team of mountain climbers returns today from their adventure!

Time to Meet the Challenge
As Regan said last Sunday, it is New Year’s Eve for our church family! New students and new Pepperdine employees will arrive soon, and we pray for numerical momentum for our church family in the year to come. Our Sunday morning attendance has declined rather dramatically each year over the past several academic years—the average fell from 326 just four years ago to 206 this past year, and that was before several wonderful families moved away this summer. In addition, we are well under budgeted contributions for 2018—to be specific, over $44,000 behind in just over half the year. But we do not lose heart! As has happened over the life of this wonderful congregation, God has provided and inspired us to step up to face challenges. Please join us in prayer and in action as we move into the year ahead with confident expectation!

New Website Launched!
Huge thanks to Cecily Breeding for her fantastic work in redesigning our church website! The beautiful new site is located at www.uccmalibu.com – bookmark it and spread the word!

Updates for Sunday (August 12)
-Our morning worship returns to Elkins Auditorium at 10:15am this Sunday when we are pleased to welcome a large number of student leaders on campus for training.
-Our Sunday morning adult Bible class will be in AC 290 this Sunday and will be taught by Rick Gibson.
-Following morning worship our servant leaders will meet in the church office.

Wedding Shower
Please come and bless Hannah Perrin and Kyle McFarland at a special wedding shower on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, at the home of the Le Family (24349 Baxter Dr). Lucy and Tim will be there as well. It will be a special time of blessing and celebration. RSVP to sara.jackson@pepperdine.edu. Hannah and Kyle’s registry can be found by clicking here.

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays):
August 12: Rick Gibson (location AC 290)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location AC 290)

Kickoff Sunday Dessert Reception
Please make plans to bring plenty of finger food desserts to share as we welcome incoming students to our worship services on Sunday, August 26.  The receptions will take place immediately after the worship services (note: we will store the desserts left over after the morning service for the evening reception). Contact Dusty with questions.

New Songs to Practice
Here are links to practice songs introduced in worship last Sunday:
Good Good Father
King of My Heart
Reckless Love

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-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.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia), 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:
-August 10: Young Adult Beach BBQ
-August 12: Return to Elkins for Morning Worship
-August 12: Servant Leaders Meeting
-August 12: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday & Dessert Reception
-September 17: First Week of House Groups
-September 23: All-Church Potluck
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (August 5): N/A
Contribution (August 5): $7,811.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,798.41

New 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:  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

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
This summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers)
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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

New Songs to Practice; Last Sunday for Summer in Stauffer; Kickoff Sunday Dessert Reception (UCC Family News, 8-2-18)

36148362_238878473379874_3724767540862255104_n(1)New Songs to Practice!
Our new UCC praise team has been preparing for the new and returning students to arrive and have three new songs for us to learn. These are songs that Pepperdine students are familiar with, and we want to know them, too!  Our praise team will lead all three this Sunday in Stauffer Chapel, but here are links so you can practice these beautiful songs prior to Sunday:
Good Good Father
King of My Heart
Reckless Love

Last Sunday for Summer in Stauffer!
On Sunday we will meet one final time for our summer in Stauffer Chapel. Dusty Breeding will teach the adult class at 9am followed by our worship assembly at 10:15am. The sermon text is Judges 17-18 and is titled, “Right & Wrong.”

Kickoff Sunday Dessert Reception
Please make plans to bring plenty of finger food desserts to share as we welcome incoming students to our worship services on Sunday, August 26.  The receptions will take place immediately after the worship services (note: we will store the desserts left over after the morning service for the evening reception). Contact Dusty with questions.

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays):
August 5: Dusty Breeding (location: Stauffer)
August 12: Rick Gibson (location AC 290)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location AC 290)

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-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.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia), 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:
-August 5: Last Sunday for “Summer in Stauffer”
-August 5-9: Youth Group Mt. Whitney Expedition
-August 10: Young Adult Beach BBQ
-August 12: Servant Leaders Meeting
-August 12: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday & Dessert Reception
-September 23: All-Church Potluck
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (July 29): 296
Contribution (July 29): $5,531.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,764.00

New 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:  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

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
This summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers)
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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

Worship in Elkins Auditorium on Sunday; Jeff Walling, Randy Gill & Won By One; Thank You Note (UCC Family News, 7-26-18)

Office Furniture
Teller has been hard at work building more things for the church office! We are excited for the new design and its goal to be an even more welcoming space for university students and member families. The office will be open and staffed from 8am-10pm Monday through Friday beginning August 27!

Sunday Worship in Elkins Auditorium on Sunday!
We anticipate a large group of high school students from across the country on campus for Pepperdine’s CrossWays program to be with us this Sunday. As a result, we will move to Elkins Auditorium for the adult Bible class at 9am – taught by Jeff Walling – as well as for our worship service at 10:15am. The Sunday sermon is titled, “Culture Wars: From Shamgar to Samson,” and our songs will be led by Randy Gill and Won By One. Please be sure to meet as many prospective University Church of Christ members as you can on Sunday!!

Thank You Note from Lou Archer
“I thank my church family for all their prayers, hospital visits, notes, cards, and calls during my  recent hospitalization.”

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays in Stauffer Chapel):
July 29: Jeff Walling (location: Elkins)
August 5: Dusty Breeding (location: Stauffer)
August 12: Rick Gibson (location TBD)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location TBD)

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-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.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia), 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:
-July 29: Worship in Elkins (for CrossWays)
-August 5: Last Sunday for “Summer in Stauffer”
-August 5-9: Youth Group Mt. Whitney Expedition
-August 10: Young Adult Beach BBQ
-August 12: Servant Leaders Meeting
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday
-September 23: All-Church Potluck

Stats:
Attendance (July 22): 138
Contribution (July 22): $5,295.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,827.88

New 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:  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

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
Here are this summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers): – Stauffer Chapel
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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

Message by John Wilson (Summer in Stauffer); Youth Group Hike, Devo, and Ice Cream Tonight! (UCC Family News, 7-18-18)

Youth Group Car Wash Crew
Youth Group Car Wash Crew Last Saturday!

Summer in Stauffer Continues
Summer in Stauffer continues this Sunday. Bible classes at 9am and worship at 10:15am. This week’s message will be delivered by John Wilson and will focus on Samson from Judges 13-16.

Youth Group Hike, Devotional, and Ice Cream Tonight!
Tonight, the youth group will hike to Frog Face followed by ice cream sundaes at Susan Giboney’s home! Meet at Dusty’s condo at 6:30pm for the hike, devotional, and ice cream!

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays in Stauffer Chapel):
July 22: Donna Nofziger
July 29: Jeff Walling (location: Elkins)
August 5: Dusty Breeding
August 12: Rick Gibson (location TBD)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location TBD)

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-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.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia), 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:
-July 15-21: Teen Camp
-July 18: Youth Group Hike, Devo, and Ice Cream
-July 22: Message by John Wilson
-July 23: Youth Group Cinema-O-Rama Filming
-July 29: Worship in Elkins (for CrossWays)
-August 5: Last Summer in Stauffer
-August 5-9: Youth Group Mt. Whitney Expedition
-August 12: Servant Leaders Meeting
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday
-September 23: All-Church Potluck

Stats:
Attendance (July 15): 119
Contribution (July 15): $5,679.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,861.20

New Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Thank you to all who are willing to serve! 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: 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

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
Here are this summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers): – Stauffer Chapel
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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

Nate’s Baptism; New Member: Steven Matkins; Young Adult Scary Movie Night; Youth Group Summer Lockout (UCC Family News, 7-12-18)

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All smiles following Nate’s baptism!! (PC: Hung Le)

Nate’s Baptism!
Nate Folkerts was baptized by his dad at Zuma Beach last Saturday! We are so proud of Nate and celebrate his faith decision alongside his wonderful family.

New Member!
Steven Matkins placed membership with our church family this past Sunday! Steven is a recent Seaver graduate who will be pursuing his M.Div. at Pepperdine over the new few years in preparation for work as a chaplain in the United States Navy. Welcome to the family, Steven!

Steven Matkins
Steven Matkins

Young Adult Scary Movie Party
Tomorrow at 7pm (on Friday the 13th!) is the next UCC Young Adult Party. Dusty & Cecily have graciously agreed to host a “scary movie” at their condo (24358 Baxter Drive). Dusty will roast brats on the grill, and guests are asked to bring chips, snacks, etc.

Youth Group Summer Lockout
The youth group summer lockout is scheduled for this Saturday (July 14) from 10am to 10pm. Drop-off will be at Dusty & Cecily’s (24348 Baxter Drive).

Report from Joseph Dzamesi in Ghana
“The National Science and Math Quiz Competition started on Monday, 11 June 2018, with 135 schools from across Ghana participating. In our first contest Sonrise Christian High School was paired with two other schools, one of which is a two-time National Champion. Given that this was the very first time we were participating, nobody expected us to win the contest. On Friday, 15 June 2018, Sonrise Christian High School did what seemed impossible by beating the two-time National Champions. This was a shock and dominated the news on TV, in print, and in electronic media for the entire weekend and gave us more publicity than we could have ever asked for.”

Summer in Stauffer Continues
Summer in Stauffer continues this Sunday. Bible classes at 9am and worship at 10:15am. This week’s sermon will focus on Jephthah’s daughter from Judges 10-12.

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays in Stauffer Chapel):
July 15: Stacy & Steve Rouse
July 22: Donna Nofziger
July 29: Jeff Walling (location: Elkins)
August 5: Dusty Breeding
August 12: Rick Gibson (location TBD)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location TBD)

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-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.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia), 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:
-July 13: Young Adult Party
-July 14: Youth Group Summer Lockout
-July 15-21: Teen Camp
-July 22: Message by John Wilson
-July 29: Worship in Elkins (for CrossWays)
-August 5: Last Summer in Stauffer
-August 5-9: Youth Group Mt. Whitney Expedition
-August 12: Servant Leaders Meeting
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday

Stats:
Attendance (July 8): 122
Contribution (July 8): $10,386.99
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,904.99

New Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Thank you to all who are willing to serve! 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: Katy & Peter Thompson
-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
-Young Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
Here are this summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers): – Stauffer Chapel
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
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New Servant Leaders (2018-2019); New Initiatives Announced; Youth Group Baptism Night; Middle School Retreat (UCC Family News, 7-2-18)

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Nate & Falon made it safely to Jinja to begin their work there!!

New Servant Leaders Announced (2018-2019)
We are excited to announce the new slate of servant leaders for the coming academic year, which includes many returners alongside several new people and categories (an overall increase from seventeen servant leaders to twenty-two!). Thank you to all who are willing to serve in this way. 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: Katy & Peter Thompson
-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
-Young Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso

New Plans for Fall Semester
We announced two new initiatives for the fall semester yesterday morning in an ongoing attempt to draw more college students and resident families into community with our church family:

  1. We intend to increase the use of our office space when students return in late August. Specifically, the office will be open in the evenings starting at the end of August to provide a space for students on “night campus.” Plans are still under development, but we anticipate the office being open and staffed from 8am to 10pm Monday through Friday.
  2. We will launch a second worship service opportunity on Sundays starting on August 26 from 5-6pm in Stauffer Chapel. The service will offer the same sermon from Sunday morning along with communion but will feature a different musical worship style (i.e., instrumental music). More details to come later.

Special Youth Group House Group at the Beach
This Wednesday night, July 4th, the youth group will be heading to the beach for our first baptism night! If you are interested in being baptized, contact Dusty, Joel, or Robby. We’ll spend the evening at Ralph’s beach (at the end of Malibu Road, behind Ralph’s) for baptisms and fireworks. Dusty, Joel, and Robby will be driving, so meet at the Breedings’ house at 6:30pm for transport. No food will be provided this night, so eat before you come.

Middle School Retreat
Our first ever middle school retreat is happening this Saturday, July 7. You can register at https://goo.gl/forms/6pcckFZcNyy6CzjG2. Contact Dusty, Joel, or Robby for details or questions.

Summer in Stauffer Continues
Summer in Stauffer continues this Sunday. Bible classes at 9am and worship at 10:15am. This week’s sermon is about Abimelech from Judges 9 and is titled, “When Disobedience Reigns.”

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays in Stauffer Chapel):
July 8: Greg Warwar
July 15: Stacy & Steve Rouse
July 22: Donna Nofziger
July 29: Jeff Walling (location: Elkins)
August 5: Dusty Breeding
August 12: Rick Gibson (location TBD)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location TBD)

Youth Group Teen Camp
Camp for the summer is approaching fast! Sign up for Teen Camp (July 15-21) at this link! http://socalteencamp.org

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-Sion Sameto, David & Pat Dowdey’s friend.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia), 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:
-July 4: Youth Group Baptism Night
-July 7-8: Middle School Retreat
-July 8: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-July 13: Young Adult Party
-July 15-21: Teen Camp
-July 22: Message by John Wilson
-July 29: Worship in Elkins (for CrossWays)
-August 5: Last Summer in Stauffer
-August 5-9: Youth Group Mt. Whitney Trip
-August 12: Servant Leaders Meeting
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday

Stats:
Attendance (July 1): 146
Contribution (July 1): $9,585.42
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,771.06

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
Here are this summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers): – Stauffer Chapel
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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