Praise Team List; Youth Group Happenings; Redesigned Church Office (UCC Family News, 7-20-17)

YA Party
Young Adult Taco Bar & Campfire at the Warwars!

Praise Team List
We want to develop a list of potential praise team members for our Sunday morning services. If you are willing to share your singing gift with the church family in this way, please let me (Al) know and indicate whether you sing soprano, alto, tenor, and/or bass.

Youth Group Serving the Homeless Community
Today, the youth group has the opportunity to serve lunch to the homeless of Malibu. The group will meet at Dusty’s house at 10:45am, prepare lunch, and then deliver to the parking lot of the Malibu Library. The group will return no later than 12:30pm.

Youth Group Dodgers Game!
On Sunday, July 23rd the youth group will be going to a Dodgers game! NOTE: this is not the original date on the calendar. The Dodgers will be playing the Braves at 1:10pm. The group will leave from the Breedings’ condo (24358 Baxter Dr.) around noon. The cost for the trip will be $20. Lunch will be provided. The trip will be chaperoned by the interns. RSVP by Friday, July 21st to Nathan Brackins at

Summer in Stauffer Continues
Summer in Stauffer continues this Sunday. Classes for all ages are at 9am and worship assembly at 10:15am. John Barton will teach the adult class in Stauffer Chapel on the subject of Judgment Day.  The morning sermon will come from Hebrews 10: 19-31 and is titled, “Assembly Required.”

Church Office
The redesigned church office is complete and looks fantastic! We will do an open house for the congregation on August 20, but please feel free to drop by and check it out before then.  It is much more open, welcoming, functional, and “church”-focused and features artwork from Avery Falkner, photography from Cecily Breeding, and woodworking from Teller Emmer.  It also has a meeting space and white board for prayer/study groups, Bible classes, and committee/team meetings.

Ongoing Prayers:
Janet Davis, recovering from back surgery.
Ann Warford, for ongoing health challenges.
Carol Thompson and family, Ann Warford’s sister, in hospice care from her ALS condition.
Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother, recovering from a successful surgery.
Taylor Lowe, recovering from injuries from a serious hiking accident.
– 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).

Stats from Last Week:
Sunday Worship Attendance: 158
Weekly Contribution: $4,083.00

The Week Ahead:
Thursday, July 20: Youth Group Serving the Homeless Community (more info above)
Sunday, July 23: Bible Classes (9am); Worship Service (10:15am in Stauffer Chapel)
Sunday, July 23: Youth Group Dodgers Game (more info above)
Tuesday, July 25: Youth Group Dockweiler Beach Bonfire (4-10pm)
Wednesday, July 26: Youth Group House Group (7pm at the Breedings)

Upcoming Events:
July 30-August 5: King’s Kamp (more info below)
August 6: Servant Leaders Meeting
August 7: Celebration for Youth Group Graduates (more info below)
August 13: Return to Elkins Auditorium (and Eric Wilson preaches!)
August 17: S.O.S. Ministry
August 20: Church Office Open House
August 20: Seniors Ministry Planning Meeting (2pm)
August 27: Fall Kickoff Sunday!

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
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– Email:
– Facebook Page:
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504
– Website:

King’s Kamp Registration:
King’s Kamp is a week-long Bible camp for boys and girls entering 4th through 8th grades in the fall of 2017.  It is scheduled for July 30 through August 5 ( Late registration is $370. The cost for additional campers from the same family is $299 each.  King’s Kamp is limited to the first 120 registrations.

Celebration for Youth Group Graduates
Join us as the Breeding’s Condo (24358 Baxter) to honor our graduating youth group members on Monday evening, August 7, from 7-8:30pm. This will be a time to share a word of encouragement as our students head off to college. Please bring a snack or dessert to share.

Summer Adult Bible Class Schedule
July 23: Judgment Day (John Barton)
July 30: Abraham & Sarah’s Faith – combined with teens (Dusty Breeding)
August 6: Mount Sinai & Mount Zion (Dave Lemley)
August 13: Singing – combined with teens (Brad Griffin)
August 20: Benedictions in the New Testament (Mike Folkerts)

Servant Leaders (2017-2018)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team!

  1. Adult Education:  Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
  2. Benevolence/Service:  Katy & Peter Thompson
  3. Finance:  Chris Bauman
  4. Hospitality:  Brad & Liz Mancuso
  5. Life Together:  Brad & Linn Griffin; Stacy & Steve Rouse
  6. Men’s Fellowship:  Lee Morgan
  7. Missions:  David & Pat Dowdey
  8. Prayer:  Kari Coppinger
  9. Tech Ministry:  Randy Coppinger
  10. Women’s Fellowship:  Jenny Parmelee
  11. Worship Coordination:  Shannon Warwar
  12. Worship Design:  Eric Wilson

Children’s Class Teachers (2017-2018)
Here is the lineup beginning in late August!
– Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin (fall); Corinne Le & a college student (spring)
– Toddlers: Corinne Le & Carlie Ott (fall); Linda Truschke & Jody Sturgeon (spring)
– Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Rachel Jolly (fall); Angie Lemley & a college student (spring)
– K-3rd grade: Annette Trisler & Annie Sides (fall); Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (spring)
– 4th-5th grades: Emily & Jason Jarvis (fall); Dusty Breeding & teen helpers (spring)

YA Party 2
Chef Greg in Action & a Beautiful Sunset