Missions Sunday; No Kids Club Today; CM Formal; Teachers Needed for Children’s Classes; Humans of UCC (UCC Family News, 3-22-18)

UCC CM formal 2018 social
All are welcome to come to the CM formal on March 31. We would love to see you there!

Missions Sunday
The annual missions contribution will be collected this Sunday, March 25. Please be praying and preparing for this important day!  Here are the missionaries that we support: 2018 Missions Contribution Flyer

Kids Club – Canceled
Due to the rain, we are canceling Kids Club today (March 22). We look forward to resuming and seeing everyone next week!

Campus Ministry Formal
All our welcome to the Campus Ministry formal on Saturday, March 31 at 7 PM in the Sandbar. We would love to see all of you there!

Opening for Teaching Children’s Classes!
It has been a great year having teachers rotate in our children’s classes each semester, and it is time to map out teachers for the next year (summer, fall, and spring). We have four classes for different age groups (cradle roll; preschool; early elementary; and older elementary), and the topics will be Old Testament Kings (summer); Old Testament Prophets (fall); and New Testament Heroes (spring). Please contact Corinne Le or Al Sturgeon ASAP if you are interested in lead teaching, co-teaching, or assisting in any of the four classes in any of the three times of year!

Calling all Praise Team Prospects
Scott Reynolds is looking to form a regular worship team composed of five members of our church family – hopefully a diverse mix of members as well as students. If you are interested in being part of the worship team, please see Scott, Al, an elder, or a church staff member and give them your information by Easter Sunday, April 1, so that selections may be announced before Seaver students leave in late April. You can contact Scott by phone: 310-266-0835 or email: srdriven@gmail.com.

Fundraising Car Wash for Nate and Falon Barton – Canceled
The car wash to raise money for Nate and Falon Barton’s work in Uganda this summer has been canceled.

Prayer Ministry Monthly Challenge
Have you taken the prayer challenge yet this month?

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.

HOPE4Kids Festival & Run
Join the University Church of Christ team in raising money for foster youth and families on April 28 and run/walk, volunteer, play, eat, and/or shop at the 6th annual HOPE4Kids Festival & Run in Thousand Oaks. Register at http://www.raisinghope.org/hope4kids/. if you can’t come, consider registering as a virtual runner or making a donation to support the event. Consider donating items from the auction wish list at http://a.co/1fzGQpF, new items that would be good for basket fillers, baskets, and gift cards to anywhere for any amount but especially $10 and $15 gift cards to places like movie theaters, coffee shops, Amazon, Target, etc. Contact kari_coppinger@yahoo.com with questions.

Prayers:
-Jose Roman, Nancy Shatzer’s son-in-law (awaiting test results)
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother (in serious condition in the hospital)
-Beverly Dungan, Brad Griffin’s aunt (in the hospital with multiple ailments)
-Cres San Jose, for healing from Stage 4 lung cancer (contact: Brad Griffin)
-Falon & Nate Barton, preparing to move to Uganda.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
– Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-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 22: The Well
-March 23: Young Adults to Baseball Game (Pepperdine @ LMU)
-March 25: Missions Sunday & Palm Sunday
-March 26: Welcoming Justice with John Perkins

Upcoming Events:
-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
-April 28: HOPE4Kids Festival & Run
-April 29: Summer Bible classes begin
-May 1-4: Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures
-May 20: Summer in Stauffer begins
-May 25-27: All-Church Camping Trip
-June 3: Youth Group Summer Parent Meeting

Stats:
Attendance (March 18): 220
Contribution (March 18): $7,126.54
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $8,231.76

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 Shelby Warwar!

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1. What do you want others to know about you?
I love life, meaning I love things that are alive. I love people, I really like animals (possibly too much), and I love being outside. I’m also super blessed to have so many amazing people in my life. My absolute favorite thing is getting to be involved in their lives and experiencing more of who God is through them.
2. What is your favorite thing about Pepperdine?
The community aspect, for sure. Although I only have personal experience with the law school, I’ve heard enough to know that students in the other schools are blessed by Pepperdine’s community environment as well. The faculty and staff here care about the students first as people and second as students. There have been a few times during these past three years where I was struggling so much that I pretty much gave up on myself and thought I wouldn’t make it through school. However, my professors and deans who knew me on a personal level never even let me have the option of giving up. Without question or my asking for it, they surrounded me with the support and encouragement I needed every single time. I don’t know of any other place where you can walk into your professor’s open-doored office laughing or crying, asking for study advice or prayer, and leave having received exactly what you needed and being better equipped to do the same for others.
3.  What is your favorite scripture?
John 16:33: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
4. What is most special to you about the University Church of Christ?
My family started going to church here during a time of significant change in my life. I was graduating college, didn’t know my next step, and transitioning away from a church family I had grown up with. This family welcomed us all in with open arms. After getting to know some of the members here a little better, I think God used this congregation to restore my faith in church and how God uses it to work in this world. I didn’t even realize that I needed to be restored in that way before we started coming here, but I am so incredibly thankful for it and to have become a part of this family.