Prayers for Our Community: Agape Feast Canceled (UCC Family News, 11-8-18)


Prayers for Our Community
Please be in constant prayer for our community. Several Pepperdine students, including several that work and spend time in our campus ministry, were there last night. All of the campus ministry students are physically safe but of course emotionally traumatized. There is more word circulating about a Pepperdine student that some in our church family know, but nothing is confirmed — please be in special prayer about that specifically. Our office is open and serving as a space for students to be and cry and pray and gather. Our resident members are invited to come and join us and be with students — the office is open until 10pm (at least) tonight. Sara & Eric’s office is planning a special prayer service in Smothers at Noon, and we will host a special “The Well” tonight at 8pm. In addition, we have canceled Sunday’s agape feast and will replace it with special gatherings at 9am (class in Payson); 10:15am (worship in Elkins), and 5pm (Stauffer). Please join us at as many gatherings as you can. Now is a time to come together.

Canceled: Agape Feast 
Given the terrible tragedy in Thousand Oaks that has impacted our community, we have canceled the Agape Feast for this Sunday. Please join us for worship in Elkins at 10:15am and Stauffer at 5pm as we join together in love and prayer.

Women’s Fellowship Event: Dinner and Movie
Women’s Fellowship Dinner and a Movie is this 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. And don’t forget that Campus Ministry is offering babysitting service at the same time in case you need to drop off your kids before heading over for dinner.

Babysitting Night
The UCC service team is offering a free babysitting night this Friday night in the Plaza classrooms from 5-9 pm. Snacks will be provided but please make sure your child eats before or brings dinner with them! Please RSVP by texting Jessie Mandel at 678-665-5942. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

Senior Sunday 
Seniors, please join us for dinner on November 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Brock House. Andy and Debby will host a wonderful home cooked meal and we will discuss “Finances After College.”  Please RSVP to

Benevolence Sunday Update
Our initial contribution on Benevolence Sunday was $25,475. We are still accepting contributions to this important fund!

-Our entire community and everyone affected by the terrible tragedy in Thousand Oaks
-Lou Archer, who has entered hospice care.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Rob Terrell, who remains in the hospital.
-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 8: Kids Club
-November 8: The Well
-November 9: Dinner & Movie Women’s Fellowship Event
-November 9: Babysitting Night
-November 10: Men’s Ministry Go Ruck Challenge
-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 (November 4): 210 (a.m.) & 37 (p.m.)
Contribution (November 4): $9,231.76
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,469.70

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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