Family Life Minister Search Committee; Spring Semester Adult Bible Classes; Youth Group Canned Food Drive; Young Adult Christmas Party (UCC Family News, 12-6-18)

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Some of our college students and Linda at Shelby and Teller’s wedding last weekend!

Family Life Minister Search Committee Finalized
We are pleased to announce that the following members have agreed to serve as the search committee for the Family Life Minister: Mike Folkerts (co-chair); Joline Gash (co-chair); Linn Griffin; Lincoln Hanks; Jason Jarvis; and Diana Maiorca. The committee will begin work on a job description and advertising plan.

Spring Semester Adult Bible Classes
There will be two adult class options in the spring semester: (i) Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer will lead a class on Fruit of the Spirit; and (ii) John Wilson will lead a class on Philippians. Spring classes will begin on Sunday, January 6.

Youth Group Canned Food Drive
This Friday from 11am to 3pm, Dusty invites the youth to participate in a canned food drive for Manna in Thousand Oaks. The youth ministry missions budget will match every dollar contributed! The youth ministry team will provide transport to the grocery store where we will purchase the canned goods and deliver them to Manna. Bring $15 for lunch at IHOP. Please RSVP to Dusty (open to middle school and up).

Young Adult Christmas Party
The UCC Young Adult Christmas Party is at the Sturgeon condo on Tuesday, December 11, at 7pm. Grab a sandwich beforehand (no dinner served), but we will have delicious homemade cookies, milk, hot chocolate, and cider along with Christmas music, decorations, a VERY competitive game of Christmas trivia (with a much-coveted trophy for the winner if you can wrest it away from champ, Andrea Zahler). No need to dress up but feel free to wear something festive for the occasion.

All-Church Christmas Party & Pageant
Make plans to join us for the annual all-church Christmas party and pageant on Sunday evening, December 16, in Waves Cafe! The potluck will begin at 5:30pm. Contact Steve Rouse with any questions!

Christmas Eve Service
Our annual Christmas Eve service is scheduled at 7:30pm in Stauffer Chapel. If you are in town, please make plans to join us!

Missionary Report from Russia 
Our missionary in Russia, Igor Egirev, has written a newsletter with important events from their fall. You can access the newsletter here.

– For Rob Terrell, who is back in the hospital (UCLA) with infections and pneumonia.
– Search for a Family Life Minister.
-The family of Lou Archer as they grieve her loss.
-The family of Alaina Housley and all impacted by the shooting in Thousand Oaks.
-CM Interns: Conrad Parker, Thea Riley, and Emily Sabino, and all impacted by the wildfires.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Paul Caron, for recovery from double eye surgery.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, praise for a cancer-free report!!
-Sue Griffin, Brad Griffin’s mother, whose cancer has returned.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie James’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father, who is living with ALS.
-Leonard Markiewicz, diagnosed with stage 3 cancer (friend of Reagan Brewster)
-Mary Miller, who recently fell and broke her leg.
-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:
-December 6: Last Kids Club for the fall semester (tentative)
-December 9: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-December 9: Last Evening Worship for the fall semester
-December 11: Young Adult Christmas Party
-December 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: Last Sunday Classes for the fall semester
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party
-December 24: Christmas Eve Service in Stauffer Chapel (7:30pm)
-January 6: Bible classes and evening worship resume

Attendance (December 2): 215 (am) & 20 (pm)
Contribution (December 2): $9,344.98
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,348.78

Fall Semester Bible Classes for All Ages
-Adult class (Kresge Reading Room of the Payson Library)
-Youth group: Survey of the Old Testament at Dusty’s condo (24358 Baxter Dr)
-Children’s classes: 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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