All-Church Christmas Party & Pageant; Christmas Eve Service; Spring Semester Bible Classes Finalized (UCC Family News, 12-13-18)

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A great group photo from the Young Adults Christmas party on Tuesday!

All-Church Christmas Party & Pageant
Join us on Sunday night in the Waves Cafeteria for our Annual Christmas Potluck and Children’s Pageant.  Dinner will start at 5:30, but we’ll be setting out food any time after 5:00.  Please bring a couple of dishes, such as a main dish and either a side dish or a dessert (or all three if you wish).  If you can help with set-up, please stick around for about 30 minutes after church on Sunday morning to help Kanet and Steve put out tablecloths and a few other last minute tasks.

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!

Spring Semester Bible Classes Finalized
– Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office)

– Youth group: Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos
* Dusty Breeding & YM team (Cafeteria)

– Children’s classes: Lessons from Luke
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Jody Sturgeon & Marcus Reaves (Plaza 190)
* K-3rd grades: Rick Cupp & Al Sturgeon (Plaza 189)
* 4th-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 188)

Prayers:
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Rob Terrell, who is home recovering.
-Peter Thompson & family, for strength and healing.
-Ann Warford, facing health challenges.
-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 15: Christmas Run (Santa Monica/Venice)
-December 16: Last Sunday Classes for the fall semester
-December 16: All-Church Christmas Party
-December 23: Morning Worship in Stauffer Chapel
-December 24: Christmas Eve Service in Stauffer Chapel (7:30pm)
-December 23: Morning Worship in Stauffer Chapel
-January 6: Bible classes resume; morning worship returns to Elkins; evening worship resumes in Stauffer Chapel
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat

Stats:
Attendance (December 9): 206 (am) & 27 (pm)
Contribution (December 9): $9,427.81
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,391.21

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 church@pepperdine.edu:

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:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504