Donations Update; Sunday Worship in Stauffer Chapel; Christmas Eve Service; Farewell to the Moores; Spring Bible Classes Launch on January 6 (UCC Family News, 12-20-18)

UCCYG at the All-Church Christmas Potluck & Pageant! (PC: Brad Griffin)

Donations Update
Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly to the call for financial donations for the student members of our church family in need following the recent fire.  We projected a $2,000 need (based on an estimated donation from a sister church in South Carolina) and received $2,000 from our church family by Monday morning. Thank you all so much!!! Please continue to remember our deficits in our regular contributions and in our benevolence fund—especially here at year’s end.

Sunday, December 23 (Stauffer Chapel)
We will gather for morning worship in Stauffer Chapel this Sunday at 10:15am. There will be no morning classes or children’s worship, but a nursery will be available. We will light the final Advent candle, and the sermon is titled, “The Visitation” (Luke 1: 39-55).

Christmas Eve Service (Stauffer Chapel)
Our annual Christmas Eve service is scheduled at 7:30pm in Stauffer Chapel. The message is titled, “Simple & Bare” (Luke 2: 1-7). We will also have a special time of blessing for our children. If you are in town, please make plans to join us!

Farewell to the Moores
We announced on Sunday that Gary & Sandy Moore are relocating to Simi Valley. We love the Moore family and will miss their faithful attendance and participation in the life of the church family. We are glad that they won’t be far away and that we will be able to remain in touch!

Spring Semester Bible Classes Finalized (beginning on January 6)
– 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)

Unity Worship Service Invitation
The Reseda Church of Christ and Northoaks Church of Christ are co-hosting a unity worship service at the Reseda Church of Christ (7806 Reseda Blvd) this Sunday evening, December 23, at 5:30pm. All are invited.

-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Pat Falkner, on the recent loss of her mother.
-Rob Terrell, who is home recovering.
-Peter Thompson, for health and healing.
-Kimberly Hebert Gregory, for health and healing.
-Ann Warford, for health and healing.
-Sue Griffin, Brad’s mother.
-Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
-Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
-Leonard Markiewicz, Reagan Brewster’s friend.
-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 23: Morning Worship in Stauffer Chapel
-December 24: Christmas Eve Service in Stauffer Chapel (7:30pm)
-December 26: No youth group house group
-December 30: Morning Worship in Stauffer Chapel
-January 2: Youth group house group will meet
-January 6: Bible classes resume
-January 6: Morning worship returns to Elkins
-January 13: Evening worship resumes in Stauffer Chapel
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat

Attendance (December 16): 155
Contribution (December 16): $8,241.00
Weekly Need: $8,231.76
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,408.20

 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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