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

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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.

-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

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

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

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– Phone Number: 310.506.4504