UCC Squads; Special Agape Feast (UCC Family News, 10-4-18)

Thank you, Brad Griffin, for taking some excellent photos of our Youth Group Family Devotional last week!

UCC Squads
Want to have a great time with awesome people doing the things you love most? If so…check out the new UCC Squads! Our interest-based small group ministry offers a variety of activities to provide fun and fellowship for all. Go to http://www.uccmalibu.com to see the details about getting plugged in!

Special Agape Feast Service on November 11
This is early notice that instead of meeting in Elkins on Sunday morning, November 11, we are planning a special “Agape Feast” service and meal in Jocelyn Plaza that day at 10:30am. The Agape Feast was a practice in the Early Church (see Jude 1:12), and we are excited to follow that example by sharing a communal meal that culminates in the Lord’s Supper. Chris Doran, Al Sturgeon, Kanet Thomas, and Eric Wilson are working together with other UCC members to plan this special day. More information will come later, but for now we would like to collect RSVPs as best we can as well as information on food allergies as we plan for this special feast. Please share your RSVP and any food allergies to al.sturgeon@pepperdine.edu.

-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Rob Terrell, for test results and recovery from surgery.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-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:
-October 4: Kids Club
-October 4: The Well
-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

Attendance (September 30): 214 (a.m.) & 45 (p.m.)
Contribution (September 30): $11,297.58
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,278.28

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