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 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)

-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

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

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

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– Phone Number: 310.506.4504