BE-ing Series for Children; Preparing for Marriage Class Begins; Youth Group Family Devo; Prayer Ministry (UCC Family News, 11-17-19)

kids club (january)

BE-ing Series for Children
Our youth ministry team is on the second week of our BE-ing Series, a four-week series for children during the Sunday evening service. The name of this series is derived 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

“Preparing for Marriage” Begins this Sunday
The Sunday morning bible class “Preparing for Marriage” with Susan Giboney will begin this Sunday, January 20, in the church office. Email with any questions!

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.

Prayer Ministry
If you would like to request prayer specifically from the prayer ministry team, please contact Kari at or talk to her at church. There will be a short meeting at the front of the auditorium after morning worship January 27, with anyone who is interested in joining this team. Email Kari if you are interested and can’t attend. Finally, let’s join together in this prayer. Stop what you’re doing for 30 seconds and truly pray this. Praise God for some specific way he has empowered you in the past or pray for someone with whom you want to share the good news of Jesus.

-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
-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 17: Kids Club
-January 17: The Well
-January 27: Youth Group Family Devo (at Dusty & Cecily’s home)
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-February 10: Won by One leads songs in morning worship
-February 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-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 13): 235 (am) and 83 (pm)
Contribution (January 13): $4,821.65
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $6,291.83

 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

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Bible classes are offered for all ages at 9am every Sunday morning!

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)

 UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
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– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504