May 5 Edition

Hello, church family!

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

-Philippians 2:5-11

I am already stuffed on the Word and fellowship feast here at Pepperdine Bible Lectures, and there are still two full days remaining!  If you are at all free between now and tomorrow night, I urge you to attend as much as your schedule allows.

-Laura Fehlbaum

Prayer Requests

  • Pat Dowdey, for rest and recovery as she heals from her knee surgery that went well
  • Neil Casey for a smooth transition as he begins to work in the Peace Corps overseas in Georgia.
  • William Bridgeforth, Connie James’ brother, and his family on the loss of his wife of 43 years, Sarah.
  • Family and friends mourning the loss of O’Shae Imes, Rmani Crawford’s friend, especially for O’Shae’s mother Melissa.
  • Vici Shoemaker, mother of former UCC member Becca Fitzpatrick, who is undergoing chemo. You can get updates and share encouragement here.
  • Nathan Thomas, son of James and Kanet Thomas, undergoing chemo treatments for colon cancer while also working.
  • Yo Shen Cupp, son of Brad and Stephanie, healing from his March 11 surgery.
  • Bernice, Bernie James’ mother, as she continues to recover.
  • Expectant Parents: Elizabeth and Johnny Coleman
  • Upcoming Trips: MITS Mission Trip (June 15-30) and Trek Iceland Leadership Trip (July 9-17)

Events At A Glance

  • May 12-14: The Ascending Voice
  • May 22: Farewell to Stuart and D’Esta Love (SAVE THE DATE)
  • June 16: Serving at SOS
  • July 17-23: Teen Camp
  • July 31 – August 6: King’s Kamp


Celebrate! — Five Pepperdine students were recently baptized!  Four made the decision to be baptized at the Well: Esther Chong (CM office worker and freshman), Jon Andrews (freshman), Miquela Newhart (Trek Iceland member and senior), and Christine Johnson (senior).  Pepperdine soccer player, Brielle Preece, was baptized the following morning at Zuma Beach.

This Sunday in Our Summer Sermon/Worship Series — “A Season of Rest, Renewal, and Revival” — Ron Highfield introduces the series and examines the concepts of rest, renewal, and revival.

Serving at SOS — Mark your calendars with our upcoming SOS date, June 16. Please contact Katy Thompson for information about what food you can bring and how you can serve on this date.

Youth Ministry Updates

-“Think Global, Act Local” is the theme of the the summer. Dive into a theology of service to our local community. Get involved. Contact Dusty Breeding for more details.

-The dates for King’s Kamp this summer are July 31-August 6.  The camp will again be held in the mountains of Idyllwild.  Cost for this year’s camp is $345 per camper, provided you register by July 1.  After July 1, registration goes up to $370 per camper.  There is also an early bird discount: If registration is received by June 1, the cost is $320, so register soon to save!  We are also offering a discounted fee for each additional sibling coming to camp of $299.  (Contact Dusty if you’re interested in serving as a King’s Kamp counselor this summer.)

-The dates for Teen Camp this summer are July 17-23.  Early bird deadline is April 29.  Register now to save!

The Ascending Voice — Celebrating congregational singing and a cappella music in Christian worship, this exciting symposium features three main evening concerts that will be of special interest to Pepperdine faculty members: Cerulean- Voices Extraordinary on May 12 directed by Professor Ryan Board, the grand Festival Choir concert on May 13 directed by world renowned choral scholar Simon Carrington, and Grammy Award-winning sensation Take 6 on May 14.  Learn more and register here.  If you enter the discount code “Leader2016”, you can register for the conference and get a ticket* to “Take 6” for only $40 (*while supplies last).  But anyone can drop in on the daytime programs for free, without registering.  There will be lots of worship times including opportunities to sing with great worship leaders like Keith Lancaster and Ken Nafziger.  Great classes, workshops, and fellowship are in store, too.  See the website for program details.

Caretaker Wanted — Corinne and Hung Le have a friend here in Malibu who is looking for an occasional evening caretaker for her 85-year-old father who lives with them. He is mentally sharp but has some mobility issues due to Parkinson’s Disease. They live in Malibu Country Estates. Please contact Marie Wexler (310-425-9551) if you are interested.

House Swap Opportunity — Peggy Langford (a friend of Claudia Sangster and Pepperdine alumna) has a son who is teaching at Pepperdine during the month of May.  She and her family of 6 are planning a trip to Malibu to see Andrew May 28-30 (Memorial Day weekend), and they are looking for a place close enough to maximize their time together as a family.  Would you be willing to swap houses with them for that time frame?  They have Monterey Bay Aquarium guest passes to throw in, along with free entry to Pt. Lobos (a beautiful place to hike) and convenient proximity to Big Sur, wineries, and other vacation jaunts.  For more details and to get connected with Peggy, please contact Claudia Sangster directly.