Summer Bible Classes; Youth Group Senior Celebration; Teen Camp; Meet Robby Renfrow; Missionaries Update (UCC Family News, 5-10-18)

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Our new members, Lisa and Megan Jordan. Welcome to our church family!

Summer Bible Classes!
The combined adult class will meet in AC 290 again this Sunday before moving to Stauffer Chapel on May 20. The teen and children’s classes will begin this Sunday with their new teachers. 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

All-Church Camping Trip (May 25 – 27, Ventura Ranch KOA)
The camping trip is just about 2 weeks away and we still have room for about 20 people. Please register and submit payment ASAP in order to reserve a space. Registration and payment info available here: Contact Jenny Parmelee with questions.

Youth Group Senior Celebration
Our church family is invited to the Breedings’ home immediately after service on Sunday, June 3, to celebrate the graduation of our youth group seniors. A light lunch will be provided.

Youth Group Teen Camp
Camp for the summer is approaching fast! Sign up for Teen Camp (July 15-21) at this link!

Meet Robby Renfrow: Youth Group Summer Intern
Robby is a student at Lipscomb University (and comes to us highly recommended by Ken Durham, our former preacher!). After going through a series of interviews with Dusty, our grad apprentice Joel Foster, and senior youth group member Jennifer Gash, Robby was asked to join our team for the summer. He’ll begin training with us in mid-May.

Robby Renfrow, this summer’s youth group intern.

Missionaries Update
Joseph and Jennifer Dzamesi in Ghana wrote and expressed gratitude for the recent contribution to their work at Sonrise Christian School. Likewise, the Predisan staff in Honduras let us know how thankful they are for our continued support. We received this message from Joseph and Jennifer Dzamesi: “This coming Saturday, 12th of May 2018, we will be graduating 125 students from Sonrise. We are truly excited about how the Lord is using us to make a difference and we are only able to achieve our goals because of your Support. We hope we continue to count on your support.”

-Falon & Nate Barton, preparing to move to Uganda.
-Laurie Dowdey, David & Pat’s daughter-in-law.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-The Mancuso family.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer.
-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:
-May 13: Mother’s Day

Upcoming Events:
-May 20: Summer in Stauffer begins
-May 25-27: All-Church Camping Trip
-June 1: Nerts (not Nerds!) Young Adult Game Night
-June 3: Youth Group Summer Parent Meeting
-June 3: Youth Group Senior Celebration
-June 8-23: UCC Mission Trip to Nairobi
-June 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-July 15-21: Teen Camp

Attendance (May 6): 178
Contribution (May 6): $6,277.72
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,136.90

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– Phone Number: 310.506.4504
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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

mothers day
Don’t forget to tell your mom “Happy Mother’s Day” this Sunday!