Sunrise Worship; Youth Group Winter Retreat; Missions Sunday; Women’s Fellowship Event; All-Church Camping Trip (UCC Family News, 3-8-18)

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Sunrise Worship
Campus Ministry is hosting a sunrise worship Friday, March 9 (tomorrow), at 6 AM. Join us bright and early on Alumni Park for a time of worship and fellowship as we admire God’s beautiful creation.

New Prayer Request
Rob Terrel, Pepperdine alumnus and frequent guest at UCC, is fighting pancreatic cancer. Rob is a high school teacher in south central LA with plans to be a missionary in Central America. He asks us to pray for his healing.

Youth Group Winter Retreat
The Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear is less than a month away on March 16-18! The cost is $145. Register now to confirm your spot by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/forms/kIovUib7vAwZQ6cv1. Contact Dusty or Joel with any questions.

Missions Sunday
The annual missions contribution will be collected on Sunday, March 25. We will host “missions moments” each Sunday morning in March leading up to the collection. Please be praying and preparing for this important day! Here are the missionaries that we support: 2018 Missions Contribution Flyer

Women’s Fellowship Event
The ladies of the church are invited to attend a tea party to be hosted at the Warwars’ house on Saturday, April 7th, at 11am (ages 6 and up are welcome). If you are planning to attend the event, please fill out this short survey by March 23rd: https://goo.gl/forms/ugT2soEIVTosfBx33 

All-Church Camping Trip
Save the date for our second annual all-church camping trip: May 25-27th at the Ventura Ranch KOA in Santa Paula, CA.

Prayers:
-Falon & Nate Barton, preparing to move to Uganda.
-Carlton Powell, in the loss of his father, Henry Powell.
-Paula Bryant, Haley Love’s mother, recovering from surgery.
-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).

The Week Ahead:
–March 8: Kids Club
-March 8: The Well
-March 11: Daylight Savings Time Begins

Upcoming Events:
-March 16-18: Youth Group Winter Retreat
-March 18: UCC 101 Lunch & Class
-March 23: Young Adults to Baseball Game (Pepperdine @ LMU)
-March 25: Missions Sunday & Palm Sunday
-March 26: Welcoming Justice with John Perkins
-April 1: Easter Egg Hunt & Easter Sunday
-April 7: Women’s Tea at the Warwars
-April 8: Servant Leaders Meeting
-April 15: Kids Club Year-End Extravaganza!
-April 22: All-Church Pancake Breakfast
-May 1-4: Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures
-May 25-27: All-Church Camping Trip
-June 3: Youth Group Summer Parent Meeting

Stats:
Attendance (March 4): 189
Contribution (March 4): $8,942.10
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,067.42

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504
– Website: universitychurchofchrist.us

Servant Leaders (2017-2018)
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:
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

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)

Humans of UCC // Meet Scott Reynolds

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1. How did you get into leading worship?
I grew up singing and lightly involved in leading some youth worship in a southern baptist church, but it wasn’t until I started school at Pepperdine that I really found a passion for acappella worship music. My freshman summer, one of my great friends, John Calhoun, left for a Won by One tour and left me with their CD. I must have listened to that CD a million times before school started up again in August. From there, it was on. We were singing all the time, and I wanted to be, and was so fortunate to be, involved in everything – convo, Wednesday night worship, Sunday chapel, and Sunday morning church. It has been an honor to be involved in UCC as well ever since.

2. What do you enjoy most about leading worship?
The connection that music makes with thoughts, emotion, feelings, and a community makes it so universally loved. I believe we’re fundamentally wired to appreciate music. Music of all types has such power – when it’s directed toward praise and reflection on relationship with the Lord and performed in the acappella style, there is something all the more inexplicably, transcendentally special. On a much more granular, surface level, being in front of a congregation singing back at you is so cool; there is such a fullness to the sound, and all the parts are in there somewhere. It’s a really special place from which to listen to the whole room.

3. If you had to choose your favorite worship song, what would it be and why?
The Greatest Commands. The answer is kind of in the title for this one… The subject and focus on God being love and that we should reflect that in the things we say and do is beautiful and inspiring at the same time. In our worship style, it’s unique and all the more special that it’s sung in a round with such clear, defined parts and harmony – every part has its moment and its message. It also holds such a special place in my heart because we sang this along with all the attendees at our wedding. Every time it’s sung it’s moving, so it will always be one of my favorites for a myriad of reasons.

4. Tell us a random fact about you!
I never thought I’d do any martial arts in my entire life, but since it’s such a passion for my wife, I’ve really grown to enjoy it too. That being said, I will take my black belt test in taekwondo in May.