Update from Peter & Katy; Benevolence Sunday Approaches; Wedding Invitation; Evening Beach Service; Annual Harvest Party; Agape Feast (UCC Family News, 10-11-18)

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Won by One will be leading our Sunday morning worship this Sunday!

Update from Peter & Katy
Dear church family, the following note is from Katy. In addition, I (Al) ask that we all guard our conversations so as to protect their precious children and be sure to approach Peter & Katy with positivity and support (instead of sorrow and sympathy). Here is Katy’s note: “Thank you for waiting and praying alongside us as we waited on pathology results and then took some time to process as a family. We learned about a week ago that Peter’s tumor was a grade 4 glioblastoma (don’t google it!). This is a very aggressive type and requires radiation and chemo starting right away. We have felt a whole range of emotions over the last week. We are ready to face this thing head on and are choosing to face it optimistically. We welcome your support, encouragement and prayers. We love you all!”

Benevolence Sunday Approaches
Our annual collection for serving the poor and marginalized in our community and world is coming up on Sunday, November 4. Starting this Sunday, we will highlight some of the organizations that we support through this contribution in anticipation of our collection on November 4. Please be planning for this special day.

Wedding Invitation
Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer would like to invite members of the University Church of Christ to their wedding on December 2, 2018 at Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula. The ceremony will take place at 2pm with a reception to follow at the same site. Please RSVP here by November 2, 2018.

Evening Beach Service on October 21
Our evening worship service will move to Westward Beach (at Tower 1, next to the building that has restrooms) for one evening on Sunday, October 21. Please make plans to join us at 5pm for this special opportunity to worship together by the ocean.

Annual Harvest Party on October 28
Please join us for our annual Harvest Party at the Warwar house (4188 Ventavo Rd, Moorpark, CA) on October 28 immediately after our morning church service, starting at approximately noon. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided, so please bring a side dish and a dessert. Anyone (kids, college students, and resident members) who would like to join a pumpkin carving contest should bring their own pumpkins and carving tools. If college students need a ride to Moorpark, please contact Lily Spirtos ahead of time. Drivers, please be sure to park on the side of the road next to the Warwar’s house to keep from inconveniencing their neighbors.

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.

Prayers:
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength 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 11: Kids Club
-October 11: The Well
-October 14: Won By One Leads Songs in Morning Worship
-October 14: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-October 20: Youth Group Scary Movie Night
-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
-October 31: Youth Group Halloween 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 (October 7): 220 (a.m.) & 49 (p.m.)
Contribution (October 7): $9,562.29
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,335.39

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