BE-ing Series for Children; Kids Club & The Well Resume Today (UCC Family News, 1-10-19)

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See below to learn more about the upcoming BE-ing series for our UCC kids.

BE-ing Series for Children
Beginning on Jan. 13, our youth ministry team and teens will lead a four-week series for children during the Sunday evening service, named the BE-ing series from Joshua 1:9: BE courageous, BE strong, do not BE afraid, do not BE discouraged.  Children will spend the first 45 min with our teens and YM team while parents are at the 5pm service, then join back in the worship service for communion time and the last 15 minutes of worship. Nursery will be provided for children younger than kindergarten. For details or questions, contact

Kids Club is Back!
Kids Club will resume this afternoon (Thursday, January 10) from 4-5 pm in Baxter Park. We are excited to see what Hannah Kate, Marcus and Al have in store for Kids Club this semester!

The Well is Back!
The Well will resume tonight (Thursday, January 10) at 8 pm in the amphitheatre. Please consider joining us for this special time of worship and fellowship!

Launch of Spring Semester Bible Classes
Sunday morning Bible classes have all resumed with the exception of the Preparing for Marriage class, which will begin on January 20. Please make Bible class attendance one of your new year’s resolutions!

Adult classes:
* Fruit of the Spirit: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer (Appleby 270)
* Philippians: John Wilson (Appleby 280)
* Preparing for Marriage: Susan Giboney (Church Office) – note: begins on January 20

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)

Youth Group Family Devo
Mark your calendars for Sunday night, January 27, for the next Family Devo at the Breeding’s home. As a reminder, all youth group families are invited! Siblings, parents, grandparents, pets! Ok…no pets, but all other human family members. 6:30-8pm.

-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Rob Terrell, for health and healing.
-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.
-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:
-January 13: 2019 Budget Presented
-January 13: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-January 13: Evening worship resumes in Stauffer Chapel (5pm)
-January 27: Youth Group Family Devo (at Dusty & Cecily’s home)
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 24: Missions Sunday
-March 31: Message by Kindy De Long
-April 14: All-Church Pancake Breakfast & Honoring Graduates
-April 21: Easter Sunday

Attendance (January 6): 244
Contribution (January 6): $7,962.00
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,962.00

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