Benevolence Sunday; Interfaith Service; Thompson’s Meal Train; Women’s Fellowship Event; Agape Feast (UCC Family News, 11-1-18)

Harvest Party
These smiles convey just how much fun we had at our annual Harvest Party! Thank you to everyone who came out!

Benevolence Sunday this Sunday (November 4)
Our annual collection for serving the poor and marginalized in our community and world is this Sunday morning, November 4. Please come prepared to share financially in a big way with those in need.

Interfaith Service Invitation
Following the tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Rabbi Michael Schwartz, invited the University Church of Christ along with the entire Malibu community to a special interfaith service at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue this Friday night “where we can stand together for civility and tolerance in Malibu.” The service will begin at 7pm but please arrive at 6:30pm for entrance through security. There will be a short memorial service and then we will break bread together and have an “oneg shabbat” with desserts afterward. Please RSVP to or call the synagogue at 310.456.2178.

Thompson’s Meal Train
There have been additional dates (through December 17) added to the Thompson’s Meal Train! You can follow this link to access the meal calendar.

Women’s Fellowship Event: Dinner and Movie
Women’s Fellowship Dinner and a Movie is on Friday, November 9th at 6 pm at the home of Joline Gash. It will be a potluck dinner, so please plan to bring a main dish and a side or dessert. If possible, please let Jenny (at know if you are planning to attend.

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. Please bring a mug or water bottle to use for the meal that day. Also, email if you have any food allergies

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.

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.

-Lou Archer, who has been back in the hospital.
-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:
-November 1: Kids Club
-November 1: The Well
-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 11: Seniors Ministry Discussion
-November 17: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
-November 18: Senior Sunday
-December 2: Shelby Warwar and Teller Emmer’s Wedding
-December 6: Last Kids Club for the fall semester
-December 9: Last Evening Worship for the fall semester
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party

Attendance (October 28): 219 (a.m.) & 52 (p.m.)
Contribution (October 28): $9,646.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,413.47

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

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
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– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504