Return to Elkins; Singing Class on Sunday; Young Adult Beach BBQ; Youth Group Back to School BBQ (UCC Family News, 8-9-17)

A Touching (Literally) Prayer for Youth Group Grads at Cecily & Dusty’s

Return to Elkins!
We return to Elkins Auditorium for Sunday worship this weekend.  Since I will be officiating a wedding in South Texas this weekend (and melting in the heat!), Eric Wilson agreed to preach in my absence. His sermon is titled, “The Crunch of Identity” (Hebrews 12:29-13:16). Please be on the lookout for a hundred student leaders who will worship with our church family – be sure to get to know them!

Singing Class on Sunday
Brad Griffin will teach a combined adult/teens singing class in Stauffer Chapel at 9am on Sunday (but the worship assembly at 10:15am will be in Elkins!). Brad encourages you to be thinking of a song you would like to sing from the Songs of Faith and Praise book.

Young Adult Beach BBQ
The next monthly young adult get-together is scheduled at 5:30pm on Friday, August 18, at Leo Carrillo Beach. Contact Al with any questions!

Youth Group Back to School BBQ and Family Devo!
Families, plan to join us for a back to school BBQ and family devo on Sunday, August 20 from 5-7pm at the Breeding’s house. This will kick off our fall monthly family devo series. If you’re interested in hosting a family devo, let Dusty know at

Praise Team List
So far we just have four sopranos and one alto on our potential praise team list.  We need more!  Let Al know.

Sympathy & Prayers
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ann Warford in the passing of her sister, Carol Thompson. The funeral is scheduled for this weekend.

New Prayer Request
Ilse Hathaway, Shannon Warwar’s mother, for health concerns.

Ongoing Prayers:
Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
June Ferguson, Tiffany’s mother, for health concerns.
– 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:
Sunday, August 13: Bible Classes (9am); Worship Service (10:15am in Elkins Auditorium)

Upcoming Events:
August 17: S.O.S. Ministry
August 18: Young Adult Beach BBQ (more info above)
August 20: Church Office Open House
August 20: Seniors Ministry Planning Meeting (2pm)
August 20: Youth Group Back to School BBQ & Family Devo (more info above)
August 27: Fall Kickoff Sunday!

Attendance (August 6):  153
Contribution (August 6): $7,575.66
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,594.80

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Summer Adult Bible Class Schedule
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 Ministry: Lee Morgan
  7. Missions: David & Pat Dowdey
  8. Prayer: Kari Coppinger
  9. Tech Ministry: Randy Coppinger
  10. Women’s Ministry: Jenny Parmelee
  11. Worship Coordination: Shannon Warwar
  12. Worship Design: Eric Wilson

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From the Inaugural Monthly Servant Leader Meeting

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)

Middle School Students (and others!) at IHOP