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

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)

-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

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

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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– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504