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

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 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 Contact with questions.

-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

Attendance (April 8): 181
Contribution (April 8): $10,787.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,060.63

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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
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)