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.
- 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
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 Class — This 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 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 Study — CBS, 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.