Important UCC Updates (UCC Family News, 11-14-18)

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Prayers for & Updates on Our Community
As early Christians were described in Scripture, we, too, are “scattered abroad.” Please continue to pray for our church family, Pepperdine community, and surrounding community. Pepperdine students, in particular, fully experienced back-to-back traumas with the violent shooting on “college night” in Thousand Oaks that claimed the life of a precious Pepperdine student and threatened many more followed by the raging wildfires that destroyed the possessions of several students and threatened so many more. Please pray for all the students. Others we know, of course, lost their homes to the wildfires, and our hearts are broken for them as well. According to Andy, around 70 of Pepperdine’s faculty/staff/students lost their homes, apartments, etc. — included in that number is one of our members, Conrad Parker, Seaver student and Campus Ministry intern.  Please pray especially for Conrad and be prepared to help. We believe we have made contact or received updates from everyone else in our church membership list through the info in the pictorial directory, and everyone else (and their homes) are safe. Please also pray for those who continue to work so hard fighting fires as well as those working hard at recovery efforts that take on many forms.

Important Updates for Sunday (November 18)
Since the students are gone from campus until after Thanksgiving break, here are our plans for this Sunday (as of now, of course):

#1: There will be an adult Bible class taught by Dave Lemley in Stauffer Chapel at 9am.  Children’s classes will remain in the Plaza Classrooms.

#2: Morning worship will begin at 10:15am in Stauffer Chapel. A nursery and children’s worship will be available in PLC (instead of Plaza Classrooms). The sermon is titled, “God Is Our Refuge” from Isaiah 52: 11-12.

#3: There will be no evening worship service again this Sunday since the students are gone.  We (University Church of Christ) are planning a special service with the Office of the Chaplain for the following Sunday evening (Nov 25) at 7pm when the students return. More information to come, but please make special plans to be there on that important night.

Financial Contributions
With so many of our church family scattered by the fires, please remember the financial needs of our church family, including the obvious importance of contributions to our benevolence fund. To donate specifically to fire relief, please earmark that on your contributions. Contact Linn Griffin with any questions about how to get your contributions in.

Postponed: Shelby Warwar’s Wedding Shower
The brunch honoring Shelby Warwar originally scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until a later date. More information to come.

-Our entire community for multiple reasons.
-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 Gregory, 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 22: Thanksgiving Day
-Novembet 25: Special Evening Worship for Students (7pm)
-November 26: Pepperdine Classes Resume
-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 11): 137
Contribution (November 11): $2,466.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,358.50

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class (Nov 18 in Stauffer; returns to the Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library on Nov 25)
-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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