Nate’s Baptism; New Member: Steven Matkins; Young Adult Scary Movie Night; Youth Group Summer Lockout (UCC Family News, 7-12-18)

Nate Baptism 1
All smiles following Nate’s baptism!! (PC: Hung Le)

Nate’s Baptism!
Nate Folkerts was baptized by his dad at Zuma Beach last Saturday! We are so proud of Nate and celebrate his faith decision alongside his wonderful family.

New Member!
Steven Matkins placed membership with our church family this past Sunday! Steven is a recent Seaver graduate who will be pursuing his M.Div. at Pepperdine over the new few years in preparation for work as a chaplain in the United States Navy. Welcome to the family, Steven!

Steven Matkins
Steven Matkins

Young Adult Scary Movie Party
Tomorrow at 7pm (on Friday the 13th!) is the next UCC Young Adult Party. Dusty & Cecily have graciously agreed to host a “scary movie” at their condo (24358 Baxter Drive). Dusty will roast brats on the grill, and guests are asked to bring chips, snacks, etc.

Youth Group Summer Lockout
The youth group summer lockout is scheduled for this Saturday (July 14) from 10am to 10pm. Drop-off will be at Dusty & Cecily’s (24348 Baxter Drive).

Report from Joseph Dzamesi in Ghana
“The National Science and Math Quiz Competition started on Monday, 11 June 2018, with 135 schools from across Ghana participating. In our first contest Sonrise Christian High School was paired with two other schools, one of which is a two-time National Champion. Given that this was the very first time we were participating, nobody expected us to win the contest. On Friday, 15 June 2018, Sonrise Christian High School did what seemed impossible by beating the two-time National Champions. This was a shock and dominated the news on TV, in print, and in electronic media for the entire weekend and gave us more publicity than we could have ever asked for.”

Summer in Stauffer Continues
Summer in Stauffer continues this Sunday. Bible classes at 9am and worship at 10:15am. This week’s sermon will focus on Jephthah’s daughter from Judges 10-12.

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 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)

-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-Sion Sameto, David and Pat Dowdey’s friend.
-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).

Upcoming Events:
-July 13: Young Adult Party
-July 14: Youth Group Summer Lockout
-July 15-21: Teen Camp
-July 22: Message by John Wilson
-July 29: Worship in Elkins (for CrossWays)
-August 5: Last Summer in Stauffer
-August 5-9: Youth Group Mt. Whitney Expedition
-August 12: Servant Leaders Meeting
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday

Attendance (July 8): 122
Contribution (July 8): $10,386.99
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,904.99

New Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
Thank you to all who are willing to serve! Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
-Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
-Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
-Hospitality: Greg Warwar
-Technology: Randy Coppinger
-Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar
-Worship Design: Sara Barton & Eric Wilson

Servant leaders related to our family life:
-Benevolence: Katy & Peter Thompson
-Finance: Paul Jones
-Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
-Men’s & Women’s: Lee Morgan & Jenny Parmelee
-Missions: Susan Giboney (interim)
-Prayer: Kari Coppinger
-Seniors: David Baird
-Young Adults: Phill DuVentre
-Young Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso

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

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