Summer Bible Classes; Men’s Ministry Street Tacos; All-Church Camping Trip; Humans of UCC (UCC Family News, 4-26-18)

The Well Baptism Photo
A photo of one of the 22 (yes, 22) baptisms last Thursday evening at The Well!

Summer Bible Classes!
It is time to start our transition into our summer Sunday morning Bible classes! The combined adult class will meet in AC 290 for the next three Sundays (April 29, May 6, and May 13) before moving to Stauffer Chapel on May 20. The teen and children’s classes will continue to meet in the same locations as in the spring semester but Corinne will teach a combined children’s class on April 29 and May 6, and the new teachers will begin on May 13. Here are the topics and teaching lineups:
Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (Multiple teachers: Robby Schaffer, coordinator)
Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster)
Children: “Old Testament Kings”
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

Men’s Ministry Street Tacos
All junior high, high school, young adult and adult-aged men are welcome to join us for good food and fellowship on May 5 at noon in Baxter Park.

All-Church Camping Trip
The camping trip will be May 25 – 27 at the Ventura Ranch KOA in Santa Paula. Please register and submit payment in order to reserve a space. Register via this form (payment info included): https://goo.gl/forms/cnBUKPz6Vooe3s6B2. Contact Jenny Parmelee with questions.

Missions Contribution
Thanks to the generous giving of the congregation, the missions fund totals $31,200.00. One-time or pledge contributions are still gratefully received at any time.

Culver Palms 75th Anniversary
The Culver Palms Church of Christ invites you to its 75th Anniversary next Sunday, April 29 at 10:30 AM. The service will be led by former Culver Palms ministers (Dan Knight, Matt Soper, David Skates, and Doug Cole) and Amy Bost Heneger. A celebratory feast will follow worship prepared by Greek chef and missionary Eleni Melirrytos with dishes from Greece, Syria, and the Middle East. For more information contact Mark Manassee at Markmanassee@culverpalms.org.

HOPE4Kids Festival & Run to Benefit Foster Youth
From Kari Coppinger: “Thank you for your prayers and support for the HOPE4Kids Festival & Run, which will be this SaturdayApril 28. You can still register to volunteer and/or run/walk (in person or virtually). More details at http://www.raisinghope.org/hope4kids. Your continued prayers for the foster youth and families we serve are appreciated.”

Prayers:
-Laurie Dowdey, David & Pat’s daughter-in-law, who had a serious heart episode on Monday and will face heart surgery again.
-Jose Roman, Nancy Shatzer’s son-in-law
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother
-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, 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:
-April 28: HOPE4Kids Festival & Run
-April 29: Summer Bible classes begin
-May 1-4: Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures

Upcoming Events:
-May 5: Men’s Ministry Street Tacos
-May 13: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-May 20: Summer in Stauffer begins
-May 25-27: All-Church Camping Trip
-June 3: Youth Group Summer Parent Meeting

Stats:
Attendance (April 22): 257
Contribution (April 22): $9,415.25
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,247.28

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

Humans of UCC // Meet Andrea Zahler! 

1. Do you have any hobbies you particularly enjoy doing?
Reading//Going to live comedy/improv shows
2. What is one place you really want to visit?
New Zealand
3. What is something you feel strongly about?
ROLL TIDE!
4. Is there a quote and/or verse you try to live by?
Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”

The first photo is her official Pepperdine photo. The other is a portrait of Andrea done by one of her students. On the back, her student wrote, “May the promises of God cover you like an umbrella in the storms of life.”

All-Church Pancake Breakfast; Young Adult International Food Night; Prayer Walk; Men’s Ministry Street Tacos; All-Church Camping Trip (UCC Family News, 4-19-18)

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We are so thankful for Annie and all her help with Kids Club. We will miss her when she is abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next year!

All-Church Pancake Breakfast
The first annual All-Church Celebration Pancake Breakfast will honor all graduating students and our Bible class teachers starting at 9am this Sunday (April 22). The whole church will meet during what would normally be Bible class time to celebrate with and congratulate our graduating students and say thank-you to our Bible class teachers. We want the whole congregation to feel welcome to join us in the Joslyn Plaza for pancakes and celebration.

Young Adult International Food Night
The Young Adult International Food Night is this Saturday evening at the Sturgeon condo. The food and fun will start at 6:30pm! Food will be provided for everyone, but any type of international food is welcomed. Our party is to honor Nate & Falon Barton as they make final preparations for their move to Uganda!

Prayer Walk
Campus Ministry would love to see you at a church-wide prayer walk this Sunday (April 22) following church service from 11:45-12:30 PM. It will be a time of prayer for students, faculty, church members, and especially the graduating seniors that are so close entering a new stage of life! Snacks will be provided and we will meet in the cafe afterwards to have lunch together.

Men’s Ministry Street Tacos
All junior high, high school, young adult and adult-aged men are welcome to join us for good food and fellowship on May 5 at noon in Baxter Park.

All-Church Camping Trip
The camping trip will be May 25 – 27 at the Ventura Ranch KOA in Santa Paula. Please register and submit payment in order to reserve a space. Register via this form (payment info included): https://goo.gl/forms/cnBUKPz6Vooe3s6B2. Contact Jenny Parmelee with questions.

Update on Missions Contribution
Thanks to the generous giving of the congregation, the missions fund now totals $31,200.00. This is an answer to prayer. One-time or pledge contributions will be gratefully received at any time.

Prayer Ministry Monthly Challenge
Our April prayer challenge is to choose a Bible verse to pray every morning as we’re getting out of bed. One that I (Kari) have used in the past is, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love for I have put my trust you in. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” (Psalm 143:8) I wrote it on a notecard read it every a.m. until I had it memorized. You could make it the screensaver on your phone, let your kids write it on a mirror with a glass marker, set an alarm on your phone and title it Ps 143:8. Share your idea or a verse that you’ll be using.

Culver Palms 75th Anniversary
The Culver Palms Church of Christ invites you to its 75th Anniversary next Sunday, April 29 at 10:30 AM. The service will be led by former Culver Palms ministers (Dan Knight, Matt Soper, David Skates, and Doug Cole) and Amy Bost Heneger. A celebratory feast will follow worship prepared by Greek chef and missionary Eleni Melirrytos with dishes from Greece, Syria, and the Middle East. For more information contact Mark Manassee at Markmanassee@culverpalms.org.

HOPE4Kids Festival & Run to Benefit Foster Youth
From Kari Coppinger: “Please pray for the HOPE4Kids Festival & Run on April 28 to be a success in every way, not for the sake of success but for the sake of glorifying God and helping as many as possible by raising awareness and funds. I encourage you to sign up beforehand or on site. Join team UCC in person to run, walk, and/or volunteer or join as a virtual runner. The biggest thing I’m still trying to collect is $10 gift cards to places like coffee, movies, yogurt, Amazon, Target, etc. Donations help keep event costs down and profits to help foster youth high. More details at http://www.raisinghope.org/hope4kids.

Prayers:
-Laurie Dowdey, David & Pat’s daughter-in-law, who had a serious heart episode on Monday and will face heart surgery again.
-Steve Davis & family, who are grieving the loss of his brother, Stan Davis.
-Jose Roman, Nancy Shatzer’s son-in-law
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother
-Beverly Dungan, Brad Griffin’s aunt
-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, 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:
-April 21: Young Adult International Food Night
-April 22: All-Church Pancake Breakfast
-April 22: Missions Committee Meeting
-April 22: Prayer Walk

Upcoming Events:
-April 28: HOPE4Kids Festival & Run
-April 29: Summer Bible classes begin
-May 1-4: Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures
-May 5: Men’s Ministry Street Tacos
-May 13: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-May 20: Summer in Stauffer begins
-May 25-27: All-Church Camping Trip
-June 3: Youth Group Summer Parent Meeting

Stats:
Attendance (April 15): 236
Contribution (April 15): $7,692.50
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,102.75

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

Kids-Club Year End Extravaganza; All-Church Pancake Breakfast; Prayer Walk; All-Church Camping Trip (UCC Family News; 4-12-2018)

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Some of the beautiful young ladies who joined us at the Women’s Tea last weekend!

Kids Club Year-End Extravaganza!
On Sunday, April 15, all children and their parents are invited to a year-end Kids Club celebration following our morning worship assembly including lunch, cake, activities, and a special slideshow!

All-Church Pancake Breakfast
The first annual All-Church Celebration Pancake Breakfast will honor all graduating students and our Bible class teachers starting at 9am next Sunday, April 22. The whole church will meet during what would normally be Bible class time to celebrate with and congratulate our graduating students and say thank-you to our Bible class teachers. We want the whole congregation to feel welcome to join us in the Joslyn Plaza for pancakes and celebration.

Prayer Walk
Campus Ministry would love to see you at a church-wide prayer walk on April 22nd following church service from 11:45-12:30 PM. It will be a time of prayer for students, faculty, church members, and especially the graduating seniors that are so close entering a new stage of life! Snacks will be provided and we will meet in the cafe afterwards to have lunch together.

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.

Opening for Teaching Children’s Classes!
We still need 2-3 teachers for summer classes, so please contact Al or Corinne if you are interested. The topic will be Old Testament Kings.

Missions Contribution Update
We are thankful for a second, loving contribution from the children and for other donations, including those which rounded the current total mission fund to $29,905.00. We gratefully accept further one-time or pledge contributions.

Prayer Ministry Monthly Challenge
Our April prayer challenge is to choose a Bible verse to pray every morning as we’re getting out of bed. One that I (Kari) have used in the past is, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love for I have put my trust you in. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” (Psalm 143:8) I wrote it on a notecard read it every a.m. until I had it memorized. You could make it the screensaver on your phone, let your kids write it on a mirror with a glass marker, set an alarm on your phone and title it Ps 143:8. Share your idea or a verse that you’ll be using.

Foster Youth Fundraiser – HOPE4Kids Festival & Run
The HOPE4Kids Festival & Run will be April 28 in Thousand Oaks. Funds raised benefit foster youth and families. Register to run/walk or volunteer at http://www.raisinghope.org/hope4kids and join the University Church of Christ team or just come to the free festival. If you can’t come, you may register as a virtual runner (run/walk on your own time) and you’ll get a swag bag, T-shirt, and medal. Or consider supporting the event by helping us fill our silent auction baskets. See ideas or purchase items at http://a.co/5nkrBW7. Contact kari_coppinger@yahoo.com with questions.

Prayers:
-Steve Davis & family, who are grieving the loss of his brother, Stan Davis.
-Jose Roman, Nancy Shatzer’s son-in-law (praise that the tumor is not malignant!)
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother (in serious condition)
-Beverly Dungan, Brad Griffin’s aunt
-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:
-April 12: Kids Club (4pm)
-April 12: The Well (8pm)
-April 15: Kids Club Year-End Extravaganza!

Upcoming Events:
-April 21: Young Adult International Food Night
-April 22: All-Church Pancake Breakfast
-April 22: Missions Committee Meeting
-April 22: Prayer Walk
-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 (April 8): 181
Contribution (April 8): $10,787.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,060.63

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)

Missions Contribution Update; Women’s Fellowship Event; Kids Club Year-End Extravaganza; All-Church Camping Trip; Humans of UCC (UCC Family News, 4-5-2018)

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A picture from Pepperdine’s DPS visit to Kids Club last week!

Missions Contribution Update
Thanks to the congregation for your contributions to the missions fund. The total is now $29,323.67, which is only $2000. less than last year. We would gratefully accept further one-time or pledge contributions.

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).

Kids Club Year-End Extravaganza!
On Sunday, April 15, all children and their parents are invited to a year-end Kids Club celebration following our morning worship assembly including lunch, cake, activities, and a special video!

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.

Opening for Teaching Children’s Classes!
We still need 2-3 teachers for summer classes, so please contact Al or Corinne if you are interested. The topic will be Old Testament Kings.

Prayer Ministry Monthly Challenge
Our April prayer challenge is to choose a Bible verse to pray every morning as we’re getting out of bed. One that I (Kari) have used in the past is, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love for I have put my trust you in. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” (Psalm 143:8) I wrote it on a notecard read it every a.m. until I had it memorized. You could make it the screensaver on your phone, let your kids write it on a mirror with a glass marker, set an alarm on your phone and title it Ps 143:8. Share your idea or a verse that you’ll be using.

Foster Youth Fundraiser – HOPE4Kids Festival & Run
The HOPE4Kids Festival & Run will be April 28 in Thousand Oaks. Funds raised benefit foster youth and families. Register to run/walk or volunteer at http://www.raisinghope.org/hope4kids and join the University Church of Christ team or just come to the free festival. If you can’t come, you may register as a virtual runner (run/walk on your own time) and you’ll get a swag bag, T-shirt, and medal. Or consider supporting the event by helping us fill our silent auction baskets. See ideas or purchase items at http://a.co/5nkrBW7. Contact kari_coppinger@yahoo.com with questions.

Prayers:
-Steve Davis & family, who are grieving the loss of his brother, Stan Davis.
-Jose Roman, Nancy Shatzer’s son-in-law (awaiting test results)
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother (in serious condition)
-Beverly Dungan, Brad Griffin’s aunt
-Family of Cres San Jose, who are grieving his loss.
-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:
-April 5: Kids Club (4pm)
-April 5: The Well (8pm)
-April 7: Women’s Tea at the Warwars
-April 8: Servant Leaders Meeting
-April 8: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-April 8: Final Senior Sunday Dinner

Upcoming Events:
-April 15: Kids Club Year-End Extravaganza!
-April 21: Young Adult International Food Night
-April 22: All-Church Pancake Breakfast
-April 22: Missions Committee Meeting
-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 (April 1): 296
Contribution (April 1): $6,682.44
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,773.98

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 Linn Griffin!

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Linn and her husband, Brad, along with their kids, Wright and Anne Towles.

1. What is one of your favorite Easter memories?
I grew up in Virginia, and the winter months were usually long and dreary. I looked forward to seeing the daffodils and hyacinths in bloom that my dad had planted in our yard, once it warmed up a bit. We’d have our Easter picture taken in the midst of new Spring flowers every year.

2. What do you love most about our church?
The people! I also feel so fortunate to hear from gifted speakers and teachers in our University community.

3. What do you enjoy most about working in the church office?
It has been a treat to spend more time around students. Since our year abroad in Florence (2013-14), I’d missed having the chance to see students on a regular basis. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with a great group of people on staff, and will miss Dee when she and Rodney move to Tennessee.

4. Tell us something not many people know about you!
I love reading and cooking from vintage cookbooks that I’ve collected from thrift stores. One of my favorites is River Road Recipes (1959) from Baton Rouge, LA. It has a chapter entitled, “How Men Cook” and a wonderful recipe for jambalaya.