Peter’s Baptism; Prayers for the Barton family; Harvest Party this Sunday; Special Sunday Services; Honoring our Missionaries (UCC Family News, 10-25-18)

Peter Jarvis Baptism

Peter’s Baptism!
Peter Jarvis was baptized by Dusty Breeding in the Pacific Ocean after morning worship on Sunday! We are so proud of Peter and celebrate his faith decision alongside his wonderful family.

Prayers for Sara Barton & her family
Sara Barton’s mother passed away Sunday morning. Our hearts are with Sara at this difficult time. Please be in constant prayer for Sara and her family.

All-Church Harvest Party this Sunday!
Please join us for our annual Harvest Party at the Warwar house (4188 Ventavo Rd, Moorpark, CA) this Sunday (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 Service this Sunday
Following last week’s sermon emphasis on singing, this Sunday’s worship services are built around songs. There will be no traditional sermon or children’s worship. Everyone is invited to consider attending both services (10:15am in Elkins and 5pm in Stauffer) since each will feature different songs and different musical styles.

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

Special Agape Feast Service on November 11
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

Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
There will be a brunch honoring Shelby Warwar on Saturday, November 17, at 10am at Patty Atkisson’s home (30407 Passageway Place, Agoura Hills, CA, 91301). Shelby is registered at and the group gift will be a money tree. Diana Maiorca, Carolyn Nicks, and Patty Atkisson will accept gifts.

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.

Honoring Our Missionaries
We are excited to announce that two of the missionaries we support, Mindi Aleme and Joseph Dzamesi, have been selected as outstanding alumni abroad! Click here to read the full article.

Pepperdine Legacy Partners Fall Festival
Pepperdine Legacy Partners (formerly AWP) is hosting their annual Fall Festival on Friday, November 2, 10am – 2pm, in the Hahn Fireside Room.

-Sara Barton, as she grieves the loss of her mother.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Rob Terrell, who is back in the hospital, for health & healing.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert, for healing & recovery following surgery.
-Sydnie Anderson, for recovery from knee surgery.
-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 25: Kids Club
-October 25: The Well
-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 9: Dinner & Movie Women’s Fellowship Event
-November 9: Babysitting Night
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-November 11: Agape Feast in Jocelyn Plaza
-November 17: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
-November 18: Senior Sunday
-December 2: Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer’s Wedding
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Attendance (October 21): 191 (a.m.) & 74 (p.m.)
Contribution (October 21): $5,256.75
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,360.31

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