July 21 Edition

Hello, Church Family!

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

-Ephesians 4:31-32

We are called to forgive.

-Laura Fehlbaum

Prayer Requests

  • Neil Casey for his work in the Peace Corps overseas in Georgia
  • 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, and Leslie and Chris Bauman

Events At A Glance

  • July 27: Farewell for Helen Holmlund
  • August 7: Taste of Kenya “Thank You” Lunch


Farewell for Helen Holmlund On Wednesday evening, July 27, the church community  is invited to the home of John and Claudette Wilson for hamburgers and hot dogs at 6:00 p.m. to wish Helen well as she leaves us to pursue her PhD.  Helen has invested herself in our church body while working in the SURB program for  summers and for the last full year as an assistant lab associate. If you would like to bring a side dish or a dessert to fill out the menu, that would be appreciated.

 Taste of Kenya “Thank You” Lunch — Dear Church Family, thank you for your love and involvement in our youth group trip to Kenya for Made in the Streets!  We are so grateful for you all and encouraged by you!  Please come let us say “Thank you!” by giving you a taste of Kenya and fun family time Sunday, August 7, after church at Baxter Park on campus. We’ll serve you an authentic meal of Chapati (very good bread!!), grilled meat made with Kenyan spices, fruit, and more. -The Kenya Team

UCC Adult Bible Class — This Sunday (July 24), the adult Bible class will be taught by Nathan Guy from Harding University. The class is entitled “How the Gospel Changes Everything.” The class will meet in AC 286 at 9:00 a.m. Please join us!

Sermon Transcripts  Thanks to the new Captioning Services technology, sermon transcripts will now regularly be uploaded to our church website under “Sermon Downloads” alongside the recordings.  Click here to go straight there!

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

-Movie Night at the Breedings’! Come on by the Breedings’ house this Friday, July 21, to enjoy a movie and snacks with friends. It should be a great time of fellowship. Meet there at 7:00 p.m.

-Hike and Swim in Malibu Creek State Park! Join us this Saturday, July 23, for a day of hiking and swimming in the State Park! We will be leaving from the Breedings’ at 11:00 a.m. to start our trek. Bring your friends!

-Here is the July 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!