Super Bowl Party; Prayer Ministry; Valentine’s Gathering; Parents Night Out; Seeking Help in Hospitality Ministry (UCC Family News, 2-1-18)

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Dusty and Jesse leading the 4th and 5th boys on a hike!

Super Bowl Party at the Morgan’s
Bring soft drinks and party food to the Morgan’s on Sunday, February 4, from 3 -8 PM to watch the Super Bowl! Their address is 1708 Shady Brook Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362.

Prayer Ministry
Our prayer ministry is growing and we need you to bring your various talents to the team. We are looking for people who have gifts in praying with others, in organizing and communicating prayer requests, and in using technology to best help us receive and share prayer requests from our congregation. If you would like more information please contact Kari Coppinger ( Also, if you would like to share a matter for prayer with the prayer team, you may contact Kari.

Valentine’s Gathering
Single and widowed women of all ages are invited to a “Gal”entines potluck lunch for good food and company on Feb. 11 after service (location TBD). RSVP to

Parents Night Out
On February 13, the Service Team and Campus Ministry is hosting another “Parents Night Out” babysitting event! It is the day before Valentine’s Day in hopes of giving parents the night for a date or just some time to relax! The room is TBD, but like last semester, there are sign ups online that can be found on the UCC Facebook page. If someone has any questions they can email

Seeking Help in our Hospitality Ministry
The church is looking for someone to serve in the Hospitality Ministry. Specifically, we need someone who is willing to set up and take down the refreshment table each week. If you are interested, please contact Brad ( or Liz ( Mancuso.

Kids Club Guest Opportunities!
The UCC Kids Club for K-5th graders meets from 4-5pm in Baxter Park each Thursday afternoon with Al Sturgeon and Annie Little. We play, sing, and study the Bible from 4-4:30 and then have a special guest join us for the last 30 minutes. We have several guests in the works for this semester but would LOVE for other church members to come this semester and share something fun with the kids for 30 minutes. Contact either Al or Annie if you are interested in serving our children in this way.

– Prayers for Montecito
– Paula Bryant, Haley Love’s mother, recovering from surgery.
— The Shatzer family in their time of loss.
— The Helen Young family in their time of loss.
– All affected by the fires in California.
– Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
– The Mancuso family, who are expecting their second child!
– 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).

Spring 2018 Sunday Morning Bible Class Lineup (Sundays @ 9am)
– Cradle Roll: Linda Truschke & Angie Lemley (PC 191)
– Toddlers/Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Morgan Clinton (PC 190)
– K-3rd grade: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (PC 189)
– 4th-5th grades: Dusty Breeding & Jesse Morgan (PC 188)
– 6th-12th grades: Joel Foster & Emily Sabino (24358 Baxter Drive)
– Adults (college & up):
* Koinonia Class (AC 290) with Ann & Greg Skipper
* The Remarkable Testimony of a Mysterious Witness: The Gospel of John (AC 270) with John Wilson & Randy Chesnutt
* Preparing for Marriage with Susan Giboney (UCC Church Office)

The Week Ahead:
-February 1: Kids Club
-February 1: The Well
–February 4: Church Super Bowl Party

Upcoming Events:
–February 11: Servant Leaders Meeting
–February 11: Valentines Gathering
–February 11: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
–February 18: UCC 101 Luncheon & Class
–February 25: Message by D’Esta Love
–March 16-18: Youth Group Winter Retreat

Attendance (January 28): 221
Contribution (January 28): $8,283.50
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,707.22

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Blog:
– Email:
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504
– Website:

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

Every week, the Well meets in the amphitheater on Thursday nights. This last week, however, the Well went to Ralph’s and bought canned food for the Santa Barbara food banks! It’s awesome to see Pepperdine Students being the hands and feet of Jesus.