Honoring Linda Truschke (Women in Ministry Conference); Open Conversation on Faith & Immigration; Summer in Stauffer Continues (UCC Family News, 6-25-18)

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The UCC mission group team with MITS friends in Mathare Valley (Nairobi, Kenya). The team returned home safely on Saturday evening and looks forward to sharing a full report in the future!

Honoring Linda Truschke (Women in Ministry Conference)
Pepperdine is hosting a Women in Ministry Conference today through Wednesday (June 25-27), and on Tuesday morning (June 26) at 8:30am our own Linda Truschke will be honored for her twenty years of ministry with a breakfast reception on the Sandbar Patio!  Following the breakfast, there is an open worship session at the Amphitheater beginning at 9:30am that will feature a sermon by Nadia Bolz-Weber.  All are invited.

Open Conversation on Faith & Immigration
Anyone interested in engaging in respectful dialogue from a faith perspective about the national controversy surrounding immigration is invited to come to the church office at 7pm on Tuesday night.

Summer in Stauffer Continues
Summer in Stauffer continues this Sunday. Bible classes at 9am and worship at 10:15am. This week’s sermon is about Gideon from Judges 6-8 and is titled, “A Turning Point.”

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays in Stauffer Chapel):
July 1: Kimberly Hebert
July 8: Greg Warwar
July 15: Stacy & Steve Rouse
July 22: Donna Nofziger
July 29: Jeff Walling (location: Elkins)
August 5: Dusty Breeding
August 12: Rick Gibson (location TBD)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location TBD)

Youth Group Teen Camp
Camp for the summer is approaching fast! Sign up for Teen Camp (July 15-21) at this link! http://socalteencamp.org

Prayers:
-Lou Archer, who remains in the hospital.
-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.
-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:
-June 26: Breakfast Reception Honoring Linda Truschke (8:30am, Sandbar Patio)
-June 26: Youth Group Bonfire (4pm-9:30pm from Dusty’s)
-June 26: Open Conversation: Faith & Immigration (7pm, church office)

Upcoming Events:
-July 7-8: Middle School Retreat
-July 8: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-July 13: Young Adult Party
-July 15-21: Teen Camp
-July 22: Message by John Wilson
-August 5-9: Youth Group Mt. Whitney Trip
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
Here are this summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers): – Stauffer Chapel
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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

Mission Trip to Kenya; Youth Group Game Night; Nursery Volunteers Needed (UCC Family News, 6-7-2018)

Farewell
A sweet moment to surround the Bauman, Love, and Miller families last Sunday as they prepare to move away this summer.

Blog Update (and Mission Trip to Kenya)
There will be no weekly announcements for the next two weeks during our mission trip to Kenya. The weekly announcements will resume the week of June 25-29. Please pray for our team as we travel: Al & Jody Sturgeon; Dusty Breeding; Scott & Claire Reynolds; Kathryn Ibarra; Paul Jones; and Zach Love.

Youth Group Game Night
This Tuesday is our Youth Group’s first official summer event: Game Night! This Tuesday, June 12th at the Breedings’ condo, there will be a board game night for youth group members from 7pm to 10pm, but you may arrive or leave whenever in that time frame. We ask that you bring your own favorite snack food to share and board game. Drinks will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Nursery & Children’s Worship Update from Corinne
We will have a change of location for Nursery and Children’s Worship for this summer as we meet at the Chapel. We will be meeting in PLC 172 and PLC 176.  This will be closer to the Chapel for parents and children. We are also looking for a few more volunteers for Nursery.  Nursery attendants serve once a month (for example: once every 2nd Sunday of the month).  Please let Corinne know if you can serve in this area.

Cloud of Witnesses Teachers
Here are the teachers for the remaining Cloud of Witnesses adult Bible class sessions this summer (9am on Sundays in Stauffer Chapel):
June 10: Hung Le
June 17: Sara Barton
June 24: Jere Yates
July 1: Kimberly Hebert
July 8: Greg Warwar
July 15: Stacy Rouse
July 22: Donna Nofziger
July 29: Jeff Walling (location: Elkins)
August 5: Dusty Breeding
August 12: Rick Gibson (location TBD)
August 19: Jason Jarvis (location TBD)

Youth Group Teen Camp
Camp for the summer is approaching fast! Sign up for Teen Camp (July 15-21) at this link! http://socalteencamp.org

Volunteer Opportunity to Benefit Foster Youth
RaisingHOPE, one of the organizations that receives some of our benevolence funds, has been given a store front at The Oaks Shopping Center from June 9–29. Kari Coppinger is looking for volunteers to staff the store in four-hour shifts. Responsibilities will be to sell merchandise, answer questions (using information provided in a training binder), and welcome guests to learn more about the organization and its outreach. For more information and to see available times, go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4daca72ba64-thedollhouse. Contact Kari Coppinger (818-400-9803 or kari_coppinger@yahoo.com) with questions.

Prayers:
-Mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya
-Lou Archer, who remains in the hospital.
-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.
-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:
-June 8: UCC Mission Trip to Nairobi Departs
-June 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-June 10: Message by Jennifer Gash
-June 12: Youth Group Game Night

Upcoming Events:
-June 17: Message by Eric Wilson
-June 23: UCC Mission Trip to Nairobi Returns
-July 13: Young Adult Party
-July 15-21: Teen Camp
-July 22: Message by John Wilson

Stats:
Attendance (June 3): 154
Contribution (June 3): $8,282.25
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,046.44

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
Here are this summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers): – Stauffer Chapel
– Teens: “Survey of the Old Testament” (Dusty Breeding & Joel Foster) – Cafeteria
– Children: “Old Testament Kings” – Plaza classrooms
* Cradle Roll: Brad & Linn Griffin
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee
* K-3rd grades: Diana Maiorca & Lydia Folkerts
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le

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

Humans of UCC: The Love Family

Love FamilyWe will miss you so much but look forward to the new opportunities and adventures waiting for you in Oklahoma.

1. What has been your family’s favorite memory at Pepperdine?

From Haven: Playing an angel in the Christmas nativity play.

From Haley: Haven’s baby shower, small groups, house groups, and the Deck the Halls Christmas Competition.

From Zach: How do I pick my favorite memory over the 15 years? The ocean view and the people are what I will miss the most. My sports medicine, ministry, and marriage/family therapy profs and classes, Heidelberg, friends for a lifetime, learning to transition from a student to young adult and new parent of two, working for and learning from an amazing church, elders, ministry staff, Ken Durham, Rich Little and Al Sturgeon. Lastly leading worship once a month for at least the past 10 years, the many praise team members I’ve sung with, and beautiful places I’ve gotten to worship at with this church family.

From Eden: Providing baby therapy to the many college students and church members (The winner of the most baby therapy sessions is Linda Truschke “LT”)

2. What are you most looking forward to about moving to Oklahoma?

Being closer to family, football-cheering for the Cowboys! (Dallas and Oklahoma State), proximity to Chick-fil-A, and thunderstorms!

3. What will you miss most about our church?

We will miss all the sweet people who supported us through student life, as newlyweds, and into parenthood. This church was truly our “family away from family!” These people will always hold a special place in our hearts. Did I say the ocean view and the people?

4. What can we pray for your family in this time of moving and transition?

Unity of our family, sadness in saying goodbye, finding real friendships and a welcoming community and church family, and finding a meaningful way to impact the student population.

Humans of UCC: The Bauman Family

BaumanThank you for being such a special part of our church family – we will miss you! We are praying over your move to Baltimore.

1. What is the most exciting part about moving to Baltimore?

We are excited to experience four complete seasons (yes, we will freeze) and see what East Coast living is like! But more than that, we are so excited to experience the history and character of the city and surrounding areas. Baltimore is centrally located among some of our nation’s most beautiful sites, cities, and attractions. From museums in Washington D.C. to the Statue of Liberty in New York, there are new and incredible life opportunities that we can’t wait for our children to experience.

2. What will you miss the most about Malibu?

Malibu has been my home for the past 19 years, Chris and I met here at Pepperdine when we were freshman. (In fact, Pepperdine has been a part of the family since 1947 when Chris’ grandmother was the first among many to go here). Pepperdine and Malibu have been our children’s home and all they’ve ever known, there is a lot to miss! Besides the beautiful sunshine, the beach, and the spectacular views, we will sincerely miss the friends we’ve grown with and the surrounding community that has become our family over the years.

3. If you could describe a perfect family outing, what would that look like?

Oh goodness, a perfect outing….well, ideally, the children would be well-rested, well-fed, and well-behaved!! Then we would pack up lunch, grab the Bob (stroller) and hike to some of our favorite Malibu spots to enjoy a picnic lunch, tranquility, and good undistracted quality time together; that’s our family love language. Any new adventurous outing as a family is a source of joy for us these days.

4. What has been your family’s favorite memory of the University Church of Christ?

Several years ago, a small few of us started getting together each week as a married small group. We were all relatively young in our marriages and none of us had kids. Some of our deepest friendships have been with couples in these groups and what a blessing to watch one another grow in their marriages and into beautiful families. There was something magical about this time together and even to this day our small group has been among the most rewarding experiences we’ve had as a couple and now a family.