Angela’s Baptism; Important Fall Semester Adult Bible Class Information; Bible Class Teachers Announced (UCC Family News, 8-16-18)

Angela Maiorca Baptism
All smiles following Angela’s baptism!

Angela’s Baptism!
Angela Maiorca was baptized by her mom and dad at Patty Atkisson’s house last Sunday! We are so proud of Angela and celebrate her faith decision alongside her wonderful family.

Fall Semester Adult Bible Class (August 26 – December 16)
In what way is the Bible a guide for the church in its organization, worship, and mission? The authority of Scripture is a core tenet of our faith heritage, and since the members of UCC represent a wide array of backgrounds and approaches to Bible study, it is critical for us to better understand one another as we collectively approach God’s Word for guidance both now and in the future.  The elders have requested that the adult education program focus on this sole topic for the fall semester, and all college student and resident adult members of the UCC are encouraged to be a member of this class.  To that end, members (and interested non-members) are asked to RSVP and commit to the class, which will include (i) praying for the class; (ii) attending the class; and (iii) maintaining a weekly journal about the class. There will be an introductory class in Fireside Room at 9am on August 26, but subsequent classes will be in Payson Library (Kresge Reading Room) beginning on September 2. Please RSVP to

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
In addition to the adult Bible class, we are excited to announce plans for our teen and children’s classes!
-The youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo.
-Our children’s classes will study the Old Testament prophets:
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Rachel Jolly (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Julia Held (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

This Sunday (August 19)
-Our morning worship will continue in Elkins Auditorium at 10:15am this Sunday. The sermon will conclude the series on the Book of Judges and is titled, “Steadfast Love.” At the end of the service Paul Jones will provide a quarterly budget update.
-Our final Sunday morning “Cloud of Witnesses” adult Bible class will be in AC 290 this Sunday and will be taught by Jason Jarvis.

Christmas Run
Please email if you are interested in joining a UCC team for either the 5k or 10k option of the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run scheduled for Saturday morning, December 15. We can get discounted entry fees for signing up as a team before the end of August, so let Al know as soon as possible. We already have 15 people signed up! All skill levels welcomed, including walking the flat and beautiful course!

Wedding Shower
Please come and bless Hannah Perrin and Kyle McFarland at a special wedding shower on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2:00pm-4:00pm, at the home of the Le Family (24349 Baxter Dr). Lucy and Tim will be there as well. It will be a special time of blessing and celebration. RSVP to Hannah and Kyle’s registry can be found by clicking here.

Kickoff Sunday Dessert Reception
Please make plans to bring plenty of finger food desserts to share as we welcome incoming students to our worship services on Sunday, August 26. The receptions will take place immediately after the worship services (note: we will store the desserts left over after the morning service for the evening reception). Contact Dusty with any questions.

-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:
-August 26: Fall Kickoff Sunday & Dessert Reception
-August 26: Fall Semester Bible Classes Launched (9am)
-August 26: Evening Worship Option Launched (5pm in Stauffer Chapel)
-August 27: New Office Hours (8am-10pm weekdays)
-September 7: UCC Young Adults to UCLA for Pepperdine Soccer (& Diddy Riese)
-September 9: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-September 16: House Group Hosts Training
-September 17: First Week of House Groups
-September 23: All-Church Potluck
-September 30: Sara Barton Preaches
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Attendance (August 12): 339
Contribution (August 12): $7,529.50
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,821.25

Servant Leaders (2018-2019)
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
Families:  Brad & Liz Mancuso
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

Summer Classes (Sundays at 9am)
This summer’s topics, teaching lineups, and locations:
– Adults: “Cloud of Witnesses” (multiple teachers)
– 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:
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– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

UCC Young Adult Beach BBQ
Some of the 20+ young adults at last week’s beach bbq at Zuma