Out of the Office (Al); Michaela Wall Update & Thanks; Kitty Atkinson Memorial Service (UCC Family News, 7-24-17)

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Out of the Office
I am traveling to Utah today for a personal retreat and will return on Friday. I scheduled this time for reflection, planning, and gaining focus for the fall sermon series and the year to come.  I appreciate your prayers while I am out.

Michaela Wall Update & Thanks
Michaela Wall shared her thanks with the church and missions committee as well as a wonderful report from her summer mission trip to Greece with LST.  Her report can be seen HERE.

Summer in Stauffer Continues
Summer in Stauffer continues this Sunday, but it will be the next to last time we worship in Stauffer Chapel this summer. Classes for all ages are at 9am and the worship assembly follows at 10:15am. Dusty Breeding will teach a combined class for adults & teens in Stauffer Chapel on the subject of Abraham & Sarah’s Faith.  The morning sermon will come from Hebrews 10:32-12:3 and is titled, “Endurance in the Face of Failure.”

Praise Team List
We are developing 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.

Kitty Atkinson Memorial
A celebration of Kitty Atkinson’s life will be held on September 24, which would have been Kitty’s 90th birthday. The details of the memorial service are still in development.

New Prayer Request
Please add Steve’s father, Sammy Maiorca, to your prayer list.  Mr. Maiorca is living with ALS.

Ongoing Prayers:
Janet Davis, recovering from back surgery.
Carol Thompson and family, Ann Warford’s sister, in hospice care from her ALS condition.
Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother, recovering from her mastectomy 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).

The Week Ahead:
Wednesday, July 26: Youth Group House Group (7pm at the Breedings)
Sunday, July 30: Bible Classes (9am); Worship Service (10:15am in Stauffer Chapel)
Sunday, July 30: King’s Kamp

Upcoming Events:
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 18: Young Adult Beach Barbecue
August 20: Church Office Open House
August 20: Seniors Ministry Planning Meeting (2pm)
August 27: Fall Kickoff Sunday!

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Facebook Page: facebook.com/groups/University.MalibuChurchofChrist
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504
– Website: universitychurchofchrist.us

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 (http://www.kingskamp.org). 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.

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.

Summer Adult Bible Class Schedule
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)