Kids Club Launch; House Groups Launch; Young Adult Party on Friday; All-Church Potluck on September 24; Beach Service Scheduled October 1 (UCC Family News, 9-14-17)

Table Crew
The “Table Crew” returning our beautiful table from Elkins Auditorium to the church office after Sunday’s service.

Fall Semester Adult Bible Classes
We have three fantastic classes for adults (college and above) at 9am every Sunday in the Appleby Center prior to our morning worship assembly.
* Sacred Yoga (AC 286) with Cecily Breeding
* Road Trip! Stories from the Journey (AC 290) with Dave Lemley and Regan & Robby Schaffer
* The Remarkable Testimony of a Mysterious Witness: The Gospel of John (AC 270) with John Wilson and Randy Chesnutt

Beach Service Update
With thanks to Robby Schaffer for noticing that the Malibu Triathlon is scheduled at Zuma Beach on September 17, we have now scheduled our beach service for Zuma Beach on Sunday, October 1.

Kids Club Launch
This afternoon marks the first “kids club” for elementary students. Al Sturgeon & Annie Little will host the kids from 4pm until 5:30pm in Baxter Park for a Bible study followed by special guests.

House Groups Launch
New house groups launch starting on Sunday!

Young Adult Party for September
The young adults will go to UCLA tomorrow (Friday, September 15) to watch Pepperdine battle UCLA in a women’s soccer match. Tickets are $8 each at the gate, and game time is at 7pm. Diddy Riese for ice cream and cookies after the match!

Come hang out with us this Friday! Watch some soccer… eat some cookies… what could be better?

All-Church Potluck (Sept. 24)
Join us for potluck lunch immediately after church on Sept. 24. The buffet line will be set up in the Sandbar, with tables and chairs on the Sandbar balcony and the fountain plaza. The church will be providing sandwiches, so please bring a large side dish and dessert. Also, please consider bringing a donation to offset some of the costs of providing the main dish.

Women’s Fellowship Ministry
Please join us on September 30th at 6pm for a women’s event and potluck at Jenny Parmelee’s home in Thousand Oaks. Kelly Gash (former Pepperdine student and UCC member) will be speaking on how to overcome clutter and Get Organized. Please contact Jenny at with questions. RSVP is not required but would be helpful.

Ongoing Prayers:
– Those recovering from both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma
– Sandy Dawson, for healing following a recent surgery.
– Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
– 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:
September 14: “The Well” (8pm in the Amphitheater)
September 14: Kids Club Kickoff (4pm at Baxter Park for elementary students)
September 15: Young Adult Party at UCLA to watch Pepperdine Women’s Soccer (7pm)
September 17: Bible Classes for All Ages (9am)
September 17: Worship in Elkins Auditorium (10:15am)
September 20: Youth Group House Group (6:30pm at Dusty & Cecily’s condo)

Upcoming Events:
September 23: Youth Group “Lockout” (10am-10pm)
September 24: New School Year Potluck (11:45am in the Sandbar)
September 30: Women’s Fellowship Ministry Potluck with Guest Speaker (6pm)
October 1: Sunday Worship at Zuma Beach (10:15am)
October 3: Men’s Fellowship Event
October 8: Servant Leaders Meeting
October 8: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
October 15: UCC 101 Lunch & Class (RSVP to Al)
October 19: S.O.S.
October 22: All-Church Harvest Party at the Warwars
November 3-5: Women’s Retreat (tentative)
November 12: Benevolence Sunday

Attendance (September 10): 292
Contribution (September 10): $10,974.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,164.70

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Sunday Morning Bible Classes for All Ages (9am)
– Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin (PC 191)
– Toddlers: Corinne Le & Carlie Ott (PC 190)
– Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Rachel Jolly (PC 189)
– K-3rd grade: Annette Trisler & Gabrielle Antonio (PC 188)
– 4th-5th grades: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Church Office)
– 6th-12th grades: Dusty Breeding & team (24358 Baxter Drive)
– Adults (college & up): See above

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