June 30 Edition

Hello, church family!

“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us!”

-1 Corinthians 13:12 (The Message)

Hearing news of another possible active shooter situation this morning, I am reminded to hope in God, even when I cannot see anything clearly. I pray that everyone can have a safe holiday weekend.

-Laura Fehlbaum

Prayer Requests

  • MITS Mission Trip—returning today!
  • Ashleigh and Ryan Brunsink, and their baby Eleanor Martell, and Kelly and Alan Heida, and their baby Charlotte Terri, for smooth and joyful transitions to families of three.
  • Carolyn Nicks, for continued healing from her two surgeries.
  • Mary Adams, for continued healing.
  • Diana Maiorca’s student and that student’s family (including mother and older brother), in shock and grieving the loss of the student’s father.
  • Brad Griffin’s cousin Holly Hurst and her young son and family, mourning the loss of Holly’s husband George.
  • Neil Casey for his 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.
  • 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.
  • Bernice, Bernie James’ mother, as she continues to recover.
  • Expectant Parents: Elizabeth and Johnny Coleman
  • Upcoming Trip: Trek Iceland Leadership Trip (July 9-17)

Events At A Glance

  • July 18: Lambert Goodbye Reception

Announcements

UCC Adult Bible Class — This week’s (July 3) adult Bible class will be taught by Dr. Nathan Guy, a religion professor from Harding University. We will continue to explore the theme of renewal with a lesson entitled, “Relying on the Spirit.” The class will be held in Appleby Center 286 at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Goodbye Reception for Scott and Kim Lambert — Rick and Paula Marrs are hosting a reception on Monday, July 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Mallmann House for Scott and Kim Lambert. The Lamberts are moving to Texas where Scott will be the new Executive Director of Let’s Start Talking and Kim will be working with LST alumni relations, donor development, and community outreach. Please come to the reception to encourage the Lamberts and wish them well.

Captioning Services — In an effort to better include members and guests with hearing difficulties, the University Church of Christ will be testing a captioning service during the month of July. The captioning can be viewed on any electronic device with access to the Internet.

To access captions for our worship service, simply email captionucc@gmail.com and you will immediately be sent back a link. Click the link during worship and read along. The link can be bookmarked for use in future services.

In addition to providing access to members during the service, captioning will also allow others such as shut-ins, missionaries and vacationers to follow the service in real time at any location.

Please take advantage of this service in July and send your feedback to the elders in consideration of making this a permanent feature.

Youth Ministry Updates

-This Friday night, July 2, join us for a trip to the movies to see the “Legend of Tarzan” movie in Agoura! Reach out to one of the interns to get showtime details, etc.

-“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.  This year’s theme is “The Faith Awakens” and will play off of the Star Wars Light vs. Darkness theme with each day presented as a different episode. Our theme Bible verse is 1 John 1:5.  It promises to be both meaningful and fun! Register now!

-The dates for Teen Camp this summer are July 17-23.  Register now! This year we are exploring the theme of “Beyond.” We can’t wait to share with teens from all across Southern California how God shows His love beyond what we could ask or imagine, and how he calls and equips us to live beyond ourselves.

June 23 Edition

Hello, church family!

As I guest blog today, I’d like to share one of my favorite blessings with you from Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday and sharing with each other how God has given us hope, joy, and/or peace this week. -Kari Coppinger

Prayer Requests

  • MITS Mission Trip (now through June 30)—If you’ve seen any of their pictures on Facebook, you have seen the joy that comes from serving and the love and joy of the students and staff at MITS.
  • Praise God for the safe arrival of healthy baby girls born this past week to former members Ashleigh and Ryan Brunsink (Eleanor Martell Brunsink, 6/18/16 – 6 lbs 8 oz – 18.5 in.) and to Kelly and Alan Heida (Charlotte Terri Heida 6/21/16 – 7lbs 14oz – 21 inches).
  • Carolyn Nicks, for continued healing from her two surgeries and hospitalization
  • Mary Adams, for continued healing
  • Diana Maiorca’s student and that student’s family (including mother and older brother), in shock and grieving the loss of the student’s father.
  • Brad Griffin’s cousin Holly Hurst and her young son and family, mourning the loss of Holly’s husband George.
  • Donna Nofziger Plank and Kimberly Ex-Hill and family, mourning the loss of Donna and Kim’s mother, Barbara Nofziger.
  • Neil Casey for his 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.
  • Vici Shoemaker, mother of former UCC member Becca Fitzpatrick. Her current treatment is not having the desired, positive effect. 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.
  • Bernice, Bernie James’ mother, as she continues to recover.
  • Expectant Parents: Elizabeth and Johnny Coleman
  • Upcoming Trip: Trek Iceland Leadership Trip (July 9-17, led by Dusty and Cecily Breeding)

Events At A Glance

  • July 18- Goodbye Reception for Scott and Kim Lambert, Mallman House, 7 p.m.

Announcements

UCC Adult Bible Class — This Sunday (June 26) Greg Warwar will be leading the adult bible class under our theme of “Rest, Renewal, Revival.” Greg’s class is entitled “Renovate or Replace.” Please join us in Appleby Center 286 (AC286) at 9 a.m. for this wonderful time of study and fellowship.  All are welcome.

Goodbye Reception for Scott and Kim Lambert — Rick and Paula Marrs are hosting a reception on Monday, July 18, at 7 pm at the Mallmann House for Scott and Kim Lambert. The Lamberts are moving to TX where Scott will be the new Executive Director of Let’s Start Talking and Kim will be working with LST alumni relations, donor development and community outreach. Please come to the reception to encourage the Lamberts and wish them well.

Captioning Services — in an effort to better include members and guests with hearing difficulties, the University Church of Christ will be testing a captioning service during the month of July. The captioning can be viewed on any electronic device with access to the Internet. Those wishing to use the service will send an email and will immediately receive a permanent link. Click the link during worship and read along. The link can be bookmarked for use in future services. (The email address will be on the announcement slides before church next week as well as included in the blog.)

In addition to providing access to members during the service, captioning will also allow others such as shut-ins, missionaries and vacationers to follow the service in real time at any location.

Please take advantage of this service in July and send your feedback to the elders in consideration of making this a permanent feature.

Community Bible StudyCBS, a non-denominational women’s Bible study here in Malibu, is taking registrations for next year’s class. Class meets every Tuesday at Malibu Presbyterian Church, beginning September 13, from 9:45 a.m. until noon. Bible classes are also available for nursery – preschool children. Cost: $35 for the year. The study is entitled “Red Sea to the Jordan” and will cover the life of Moses. CBS is a blessing to the Malibu community and we would love to have you join us! Please contact Linn Griffin if you’re interested.

Youth Ministry Updates

– Beginning this Monday, June 20th, the Girl’s Bible Study will be held at the Gash’s home from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Bring your Bible!

-This Tuesday, June 21st, we will be going to a bonfire mixer with several other LA area youth groups in El Segundo. We will be leaving campus at 4 p.m. and are planning to return by 10 p.m. Bring something to sit on at the beach!

– Biker Themed Tacky Prom. Join us on Alumni Field on Saturday, June 25th at 5 p.m. for “prom pictures” and an adventure afterward! You will need $20 for food and the adventure! Come dressed up and ready to have fun!

-Please click here for the full June calendar of events.  “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.  This year’s theme is “The Faith Awakens” and will play off of the Star Wars Light vs. Darkness theme with each day presented as a different episode. Our theme Bible verse is 1 John 1:5.  It promises to be both meaningful and fun! Register now!

-The dates for Teen Camp this summer are July 17-23.  Register now! This year we are exploring the theme of “Beyond.” We can’t wait to share with teens from all across Southern California how God shows His love beyond what we could ask or imagine, and how he calls and equips us to live beyond ourselves.

June 16 Edition

Hello, church family!

In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

-Psalm 95:4-5

I’m leaving for Alaska with my family tomorrow, so I am so excited about all of the nature I’ll take in over the next week.  May we all marvel in the small wonders that surround us even in the midst of mourning tragedy.

-Laura Fehlbaum

P.S. I would like to extend my appreciation to Kari Coppinger for running the blog for us next week while I am out.  Be on the lookout for a post from her next Thursday morning.  (Thank you, Kari!!  You’re my hero in so many ways.)

Prayer Requests

  • MITS Mission Trip (now through June 30)—They arrive to Made in the Streets today!
  • Carolyn Nicks, for continued healing from her two surgeries
  • Mary Adams, for continued healing
  • Diana Maiorca’s student and that student’s family (including mother and older brother), in shock and grieving the loss of the student’s father.
  • Brad Griffin’s cousin Holly Hurst and her young son and family, mourning the loss of Holly’s husband George.
  • Donna Nofziger Plank and Kimberly Ex-Hill and family, mourning the loss of Donna and Kim’s mother, Barbara Nofziger.
  • Neil Casey for his 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.
  • 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.
  • Bernice, Bernie James’ mother, as she continues to recover.
  • Expectant Parents: Elizabeth and Johnny Coleman
  • Upcoming Trip: Trek Iceland Leadership Trip (July 9-17)

Events At A Glance

  • TONIGHT, June 16: Serving at SOS
  • THIS SUNDAY, June 19: Father’s Day

Announcements

Serving at SOS — Tonight! — Please contact Katy Thompson for information about what food you can bring and how you can serve tonight or in the future.

UCC Adult Bible Class — “How Far I Want to Go” — This Sunday, June 19, come, see and hear about the Lord’s wonderful work in Kenya. Hear from a team of interns working with Made in the Streets, and be blessed and inspired with their stories, media, and updates, in Appleby 286 at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Community Bible StudyCBS, a non-denominational women’s Bible study here in Malibu, is taking registrations for next year’s class. Class meets every Tuesdays at Malibu Presbyterian Church, beginning September 13, from 9:45 a.m. until noon. Bible classes are also available for nursery – preschool children. Cost: $35 for the year. The study is entitled “Red Sea to the Jordan” and will cover the life of Moses. CBS is a blessing to the Malibu community and we would love to have you join us! Please contact Linn Griffin if you’re interested.

Youth Ministry Updates

-Midnight Mission Service Project: Continuing in our work with our summer theme of Think Global, Act Local we will be serving in LA with the Midnight Mission Project this Friday, June 17. We will be meeting at the Breedings’ at 12:45 p.m. and hope to return, at the latest, by 8:00 p.m.

-Please click here for the full June calendar of events.  “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.  This year’s theme is “The Faith Awakens” and will play off of the Star Wars Light vs. Darkness theme with each day presented as a different episode. Our theme Bible verse is 1 John 1:5.  It promises to be both meaningful and fun! Register now!

-The dates for Teen Camp this summer are July 17-23.  Register now! This year we are exploring the theme of “Beyond.” We can’t wait to share with teens from all across Southern California how God shows His love beyond what we could ask or imagine, and how he calls and equips us to live beyond ourselves.

June 9 Edition

Hello, church family!

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing. If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

-James 1:22-27

Let’s pray for the MITS team in their final preparations to be doers of the Word in Kenya, and let’s pray for ourselves, that we will also act in accordance with God’s will and be blessed in our doing.

-Laura Fehlbaum

Prayer Requests

  • Mary Adams, as she recovers from pneumonia.
  • Diana Maiorca’s student and that student’s family (including mother and older brother), in shock and grieving the loss of the student’s father.
  • Brad Griffin’s cousin Holly Hurst and her young son and family, mourning the loss of Holly’s husband George.
  • Donna Nofziger Plank and Kimberly Ex-Hill and family, mourning the loss of Donna and Kim’s mother, Barbara Nofziger.
  • Neil Casey for his 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • June 16: Serving at SOS
  • June 19: Father’s Day

Announcements

Backpacks Wanted by Monday, June 13! — Our Youth Group MITS team leaves in less than one week.  How exciting!  Please be lifting up the team in your prayers and consider donating new or gently used backpacks for the team to gift to MITS.  Also, if you haven’t contributed financially and would like to, checks can be made out to University Church with “Kenya team” in the memo line.  (Team members are Jody and Al Sturgeon, Dusty and Cecily Breeding, Linda Truschke, Eric Truschke, Justin Truschke, Lee Morgan, Jesse Morgan, Steve and Stacy Rouse, Dominic Rouse, and Ian Rouse.)

Serving at SOS — Next Thursday! — 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.

Annie Little’s Open House — Rich and Heather Little invite you to Annie’s graduation party at their home (24535 Mariposa Circle) this Saturday, June 11, from 3:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., come and go. “Please join us as we celebrate Annie’s high school graduation and learn more about her plans for next year!”

A Note from Pat Dowdey — “Many thanks for your prayers, cards, calls, and gifts in response to my knee surgery. These expressions of love have been a great encouragement to me; and God has definitely answered your prayers because my knee is healing well. I praise the Lord for such caring Christian brothers and sisters as you.”

Substitute Blogger Needed — I (Laura here) am going on vacation in a few weeks, and I need someone to take over the blog post for Thursday, June 23.  Please let me know if you would be interested in filling in.  I would walk you through everything.  Thank you!

UCC Adult Bible ClassThis Sunday (June 12), the adult Bible class and the youth group will join together for a time of singing. The class will be led by Brad Griffin, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Faculty Dining Room. Please note this room change from our prior email. (The Faculty Dining Room can be accessed from the cafeteria. We will put up signs and guide people to the correct room.) Please join us in a time of worship and encouragement. All are welcome!

Community Bible StudyCBS, a non-denominational women’s Bible study here in Malibu, is taking registrations for next year’s class. Class meets every Tuesdays at Malibu Presbyterian Church, beginning September 13, from 9:45 a.m. until noon. Bible classes are also available for nursery – preschool children. Cost: $35 for the year. The study is entitled “Red Sea to the Jordan” and will cover the life of Moses. CBS is a blessing to the Malibu community and we would love to have you join us! Please contact Linn Griffin if you’re interested.

Youth Ministry Updates

-Guy’s and Girl’s Hangout: Come and hang out with the interns TONIGHT for some guy time with Jake and Daniel at the Breedings’, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and ending at 11:00 p.m., and some girl time with Jessica and Ash at the Gashes’ from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 a.m. the next morning! Please eat dinner before you arrive.

-Please click here for the June calendar of events.  “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.  This year’s theme is “The Faith Awakens” and will play off of the Star Wars Light vs. Darkness theme with each day presented as a different episode. Our theme Bible verse is 1 John 1:5.  It promises to be both meaningful and fun! Register now!

-The dates for Teen Camp this summer are July 17-23.  Register now! This year we are exploring the theme of “Beyond.” We can’t wait to share with teens from all across Southern California how God shows His love beyond what we could ask or imagine, and how he calls and equips us to live beyond ourselves.

June 2 Edition

Hello, church family!

“‘You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.'”

-Jesus, in Matthew 5:14-16

As June Gloom presses in, let’s remember who we are called to be.

-Laura Fehlbaum

Prayer Requests

  • Brad Griffin’s cousin Holly Hurst and her young son and family, mourning the loss of Holly’s husband George.
  • Donna Nofziger Plank and Kimberly Ex-Hill and family, mourning the loss of Donna and Kim’s mother, Barbara Nofziger.
  • Pat Dowdey, for rest and recovery as she heals from her knee surgery that went well.
  • Neil Casey for his 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • THIS SUNDAY: Honoring Our High School Seniors
  • June 16: Serving at SOS

Announcements

Backpacks Wanted! — Our Youth Group MITS team leaves in less than two weeks.  How exciting!  Please be lifting up the team in your prayers and consider donating new or gently used backpacks for the team to gift to MITS.  Also, if you haven’t contributed financially and would like to, checks can be made out to University Church with “Kenya team” in the memo line.  (Team members are Jody and Al Sturgeon, Dusty and Cecily Breeding, Linda Truschke, Eric Truschke, Justin Truschke, Lee Morgan, Jesse Morgan, Steve and Stacy Rouse, Dominic Rouse, and Ian Rouse.)

Celebrate our Seniors! — LOCATION CHANGE — This Sunday, June 5, the University Church will honor our graduating high school seniors.  A special time during the worship service will recognize these teens.  Due to the recent closure of the Mariposa Pool area, our Youth Group Senior Sunday celebration immediately following worship has been moved to the Breedings’ condo (24358 Baxter Drive).  Food will be provided, cash donations appreciated.

Substitute Blogger — I (Laura here) am going on vacation in a few weeks, and I need someone to take over the blog post for Thursday, June 23.  Please let me know if you would be interested in filling in.  I would walk you through everything.  Thank you!

UCC Adult Bible ClassThis summer adult Bible class is engaging the theme of “A Season of Rest, Renewal, and Revival.” Teachers from the congregation are leading the class in thoughtful discussion, times of singing, and several joint sessions with our youth group. Please note that the class is located in Appleby Center, Room 286.

-June 5: Ron Highfield, “What Does a Rested, Renewed, and Revived Church Look Like?”
-June 12: Brad Griffin, “Songs of Praise, Joint Class with the Youth Group”
-June 19: MITS Interns, “Made in the Streets: How Far I Want to Go”
-June 26: Greg Warwar, “Renovate or Replace”

Volunteer Greeters Needed! — For one more Sunday, our amazing greeter Dan Martin will be out of town.  Call or text Allen Nelson (310-266-8547) if you can help out this Sunday, June 5.  You would need to be able to arrive at Elkins between 9:00 and 9:30 a.m.

Community Bible StudyCBS, a non-denominational women’s Bible study here in Malibu, is taking registrations for next year’s class. Class meets every Tuesdays at Malibu Presbyterian Church, beginning September 13, from 9:45 a.m. until noon. Bible classes are also available for nursery – preschool children. Cost: $35 for the year. The study is entitled “Red Sea to the Jordan” and will cover the life of Moses. CBS is a blessing to the Malibu community and we would love to have you join us! Please contact Linn Griffin if you’re interested.

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.  This year’s theme is “The Faith Awakens” and will play off of the Star Wars Light vs. Darkness theme with each day presented as a different episode. Our theme Bible verse is 1 John 1:5.  It promises to be both meaningful and fun! Register now!

-The dates for Teen Camp this summer are July 17-23.  Register now! This year we are exploring the theme of “Beyond.” We can’t wait to share with teens from all across Southern California how God shows His love beyond what we could ask or imagine, and how he calls and equips us to live beyond ourselves.