Prayer Updates; Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower; Youth Group Family Devo; New Member (UCC Family News, 9-27-18)

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Prayer Updates
– Rob Terrell’s surgery to remove the tumor in his pancreas lasted ten hours yesterday, but his mother reported that he won’t have to spend time in ICU. The doctor expected that Rob would stay in the hospital for about a week (Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles). Please keep Rob’s recovery in your prayers.
– The Thompsons are still awaiting test results. Please continue to pray for the best possible news on the pathology report.

New Member
Thea Riley has joined our UCC family! Let’s welcome her with open arms.

Youth Group Family Devotional
Please join us for our first family devo of the school year on September 30 from 6:30 to 8pm! All youth group families are welcome to join. This is an opportunity to enjoy some food and fellowship and to get to spend time with the other youth group families. High schoolers, please bring a main dish. Middle schoolers, please bring a side or a drink. We will meet at the Breeding home (24358 Baxter Drive).

Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
A wedding shower for Shelby Warwar is planned for Saturday, November 17 at 10 am at Patty Atkisson’s home in Agoura. All women and girls are most welcome.

Prayers:
-Peter Thompson & family, for recovery, test results, and treatment plans.
-Rob Terrell, for recovery from surgery and healing from cancer.
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-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.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), 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:
-September 27: Kids Club
-September 27: The Well
-September 30: Sara Barton Preaches
-September 30: Youth Group Family Devotional
-October 7: Senior Sunday at the Brock House (6-8 PM)
-October 14: Won By One Leads Songs in Morning Worship
-October 14: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 21: Evening Beach Service
-October 27: Young Adult Mystery Dinner Party
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-November 11: Agape Feast in Jocelyn Plaza
-November 17: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (September 23): 244 (a.m.) & 61 (p.m.)
Contribution (September 23): $4,978.81
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,172.51

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-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)

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 church@pepperdine.edu:

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: Amy & Chris Doran; 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

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

All Church Potluck; Men’s Breakfast; New Servant Leaders; Prayer Challenge (UCC Family News, 9-20-18)

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We are grateful that our office space doubles as a space of fellowship and community! Come hang out with us sometime. Doors are open until 10pm!

All Church Potluck
Please join us for a potluck after church this Sunday (September 23) in the Sandbar and Sandbar Patio. Like last year, we will have a Potluck Plus. In other words, we’re asking you to bring a generous side dish and dessert, and the church will provide the main dish. Food can be dropped off in the Sandbar before church and shaded tables will be available for sun-sensitive people.

Men’s Breakfast at the Morgan’s
The men of UCC are invited to a breakfast at Lee Morgan’s house this Saturday, September 22, at 9am for great fellowship and great food (1708 Shady Brook Drive, Thousand Oaks). Please RSVP to Lee Morgan.

New Servant Leaders
Amy & Chris Doran have agreed to serve as co-servant leaders of benevolence with the Thompson family. Amy & Chris will focus on the annual contribution (scheduled for November 4) and emergency requests while the Thompsons will continue to be the contact for SOS dinners (with Al’s assistance when needed). Thank you to Amy & Chris for their longstanding service in this area and their willingness to lead.

New Prayer Challenge
Pick one of the ministry areas in our congregation and pray for those who are involved in serving and those who are being served. If you can, let them know you are praying and ask if there is something specific you could pray about. You will find a list of ministry areas at the end of this weekly update.

Prayers:
-Peter Thompson & family, for recovery, test results, and treatment plans.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer (important surgery scheduled September 26).
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-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.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), 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:
-September 20: Kids Club
-September 20: The Well
-September 22: Men’s Breakfast at Lee Morgan’s House
-September 23: All-Church Potluck
-September 30: Sara Barton Preaches
-October 14: Won By One Leads Songs in Morning Worship
-October 14: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 21: Evening Beach Service
-October 27: Young Adult Mystery Dinner Party
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-November 11: Agape Feast in Jocelyn Plaza
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (September 16): 260 (a.m.) & 49 (p.m.)
Contribution (September 16): $6,799.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,231.80

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-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)

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 church@pepperdine.edu:

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: Amy & Chris Doran; 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

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

Prayers for Peter Thompson; New Members; All-Church Potluck; UCC Kids Club; Night Office Hours (UCC Family News, 9-13-18)

Hannah Kate & Marcus (Kids Club Student Leaders)
A photo of our Kids Club student leaders, Hannah Kate and Marcus, with the Pepperdine Fire Department. Grateful for all that they do and excited for a year of them working with Kids Club!

Prayers for Peter Thompson
As we posted earlier this week, Peter Thompson has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be undergoing surgery today (Thursday). The diagnosis was made Monday following a period of time of symptoms that had been increasing in intensity. We are asking for prayers for God’s presence in this situation, for comfort in trouble, and for Peter’s health to be restored. Please also remember Katy, Liam, Adelaide, and Zion as their family circles around Peter. We will provide an update on the surgery this Sunday and identify opportunities to serve the Thompsons.

New Members!
We are so excited to officially welcome new members to the University Church of Christ: Blake Mastalerz and Andy and Kammie Swartz!

All Church Potluck
Please join us for a potluck after church on September 23 in the Sandbar and Sandbar Patio. Like last year, we will have a Potluck Plus. In other words, we’re asking you to bring a generous side dish and dessert, and the church will provide the main dish. Food can be dropped off in the Sandbar before church and shaded tables will be available for sun-sensitive people.

UCC Kids Club
UCC Kids Club started back up last Thursday, September 6, at 4 pm in Baxter Park! Al, Hannah Kate and Marcus had a great week and are looking forward to this week at Kids Club (again at 4 pm in Baxter Park). We are looking forward to a year of building relationships with each other and our community through play, Bible study, and special activities. See you on Thursday at 4!

Night Office Hours
The University Church Office is now open until 10 pm on weekdays! Join us to hang out, study or attend a specific event. As always, we are located in Plaza 193 (across from the fountain). Also, we have coffee flowing daily from 12pm-10pm!

Prayer Ministry
If you have prayer requests, you may email the prayer ministry at kari_coppinger@yahoo.com or write your request on a prayer card at church (check the welcome table). Our current prayer challenge is to pick someone from our congregation and pray for them. Tell them you’re praying and ask if they have prayer requests if you want. You may pick someone you know or pick a category of people whom you may not know yet (i.s., our new students or our Sunday school teachers).

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-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)

Prayers:
-Peter Thompson & family.
-Heng Seah, who is recovering from pneumonia.
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer (important surgery scheduled September 26).
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-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.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), 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:
-September 13: UCC Kids Club (4 pm in Baxter Park)
-September 13: The Well (8 pm in the amphitheater)
-September 16: House Group Hosts Training
-September 17: First Week of House Groups
-September 19: Peace & Justice Ministry Initial Meeting (11a.m. to noon in the church office)
-September 22: Men’s Breakfast at Lee Morgan’s House
-September 23: All-Church Potluck
-September 30: Sara Barton Preaches
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 21: Evening Beach Service
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (September 9): 223 (a.m.) & 56 (p.m.)
Contribution (September 9): $13,236.90
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,072.59

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 church@pepperdine.edu:

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

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504

Prayers for Peter Thompson

 

The elders learned yesterday that Peter Thompson has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be undergoing surgery this Thursday. The diagnosis was just made yesterday following a period of time with symptoms that had been increasing in intensity. We have been in prayer for Peter and call on the prayers of the congregation. Pray for God’s presence in this situation, for comfort in trouble, and for Peter’s health to be restored. Please also remember Katy, Liam, Adelaide, and Zion as their family circles around Peter. We will provide an update on the surgery this Sunday and identify opportunities to serve the Thompsons. In addition, everyone is invited to a prayer service for him and his family today, September 11, at 4:30 pm in Stauffer Chapel.

New Members; Kids Club is Back; Church Potluck; Night Office Hours; Prayer Ministry (UCC Family News, 9-6-18)

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Great photo of our Campus Ministry team leaders and all of the students who went to Base Camp this last weekend!

New Members!
We are so excited to officially welcome new members to the University Church of Christ: Kent & Alisa Land Hill (and Rebecca & Kristian), Rob Terrell, and Rachel Yoshimura!

UCC Kids Club is Back!
UCC Kids Club for children from Kindergarten through 5th Grade will return this afternoon, Thursday, September 6, from 4-5pm in Baxter Park! Two Seaver students, Hannah Kate Albach and Marcus Reaves, will be working with Al this year to lead this weekly time for our children to form relationships with each other and our community through play, Bible study, and special activities. See you this afternoon at 4pm!!

All Church Potluck
Join us for a potluck after church on September 23 in the Sandbar and Sandbar Patio. Like last year, we will have a Potluck Plus. In other words, we’re asking you to bring a generous side dish and dessert, and the church will provide the main dish. Food can be dropped off in the Sandbar before church and shaded tables will be available for sun-sensitive people.

Night Office Hours
The University Church Office is now open until 10pm on weekdays! Join us to hang out, study or attend a specific event. As always, we are located in Plaza 193 (across from the fountain). Also, we have coffee flowing daily from 12pm-10pm!

Prayer Ministry
If you have prayer requests, you may email the prayer ministry at kari_coppinger@yahoo.com or write your request on a prayer card at church (check the welcome table). Our current prayer challenge is to pick someone from our congregation and pray for them. Tell them you’re praying and ask if they have prayer requests if you want. You may pick someone you know or pick a category of people whom you may not know yet (i.s., our new students or our Sunday school teachers).

News from Russia
“We had an inspection from the Ministry of Justice. CRCRussia ministry has been approved by the Government. It has been very stressful time. An officer from the Ministry of Justice even came to the seminar site to see whether what we were doing was in accordance with the Law. YouTube ministry is developing. We strengthen our ties with non-Christian community. We present a Christian view on that videos… We pray for those who watch these videos. Say hello to the University Church. Grace and peace, Igor.”

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class in the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library
-Youth group will continue the Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-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)

Young Adults to Pepperdine Soccer at UCLA
Last year about a dozen young adults went to UCLA to watch Pepperdine women’s soccer take on the #1 (until we got there!) Bruins and walked over to Diddy Riese for ice cream/cookies afterward. Well, there is a rematch this year tomorrow night (Friday, September 7) at 7pm, so we will be there again to cheer on the Waves! And eat more ice cream and cookies!!

Prayers:
-Rob Terrell, for healing from cancer (important surgery scheduled September 26).
-Lou Archer, as she recovers at home.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Ornelas-Trisler family, mourning the loss of Annette’s father
-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.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), 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:
-September 6: UCC Kids Club is Back
-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 19: Peace & Justice Ministry Initial Meeting (11a.m. to noon in the church office)
-September 22: Men’s Breakfast at Lee Morgan’s House
-September 23: All-Church Potluck
-September 30: Sara Barton Preaches
-October 21: Leadership Retreat (Elders, Ministry Staff, Servant Leaders)
-October 21: Evening Beach Service
-October 28: All-Church Harvest Party
-November 2-4: Impact Middle School Retreat
-November 4: Benevolence Sunday
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Stats:
Attendance (September 2): 227 (a.m.) & 76 (p.m.)
Contribution (September 2): $14,415.35
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,072.59

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 church@pepperdine.edu:

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

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504