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 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!!

-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

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

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:
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– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504