Caleb’s Baptism; All-Church Super Bowl Party; Babysitting Night; Preaching Minister Conversation; Meal Train for Rob Terrell; Wedding Shower Brunch (UCC Family News, 1-31-19)

caleb maiorca baptism
It was so good to celebrate Caleb’s baptism last Sunday. We love you and are so proud of you, Caleb!

Caleb’s Baptism!
Caleb Maiorca was baptized by Joel Foster in Baxter Pool last Sunday evening! We are so proud of Caleb and celebrate his faith decision alongside his wonderful family.

All-Church Super Bowl Party
It doesn’t matter which of the following you are looking forward to: cheering for the Rams, cheering for the Patriots, watching expensive commercials, eating Lee’s slow-roasted pork, taking beaded necklaces from people who aren’t paying attention to what they say, watching Gladys Knight and Maroon 5 perform, and/or enjoying time fellowship with friends from Church. Join us for our annual Super Bowl party at the Morgans’ house (1708 Shady Brook Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA) this Sunday, Feb. 3rd at 3:00 p.m. There will be no evening worship in Stauffer on Sunday as a result of the Super Bowl Party. Please bring a snack to share—pulled pork sandwiches and drinks will be provided. An intergenerational flag football game in the Morgans’ driveway will precede the big game. Show up at 1:30 if you’d like to play!

Babysitting Night
Calling all parents!!! The UCC service team is offering a free babysitting night next Friday night, Feb. 8th, in the Plaza Classrooms from 5-9pm! Snacks will be provided but please make sure your child eats before or brings dinner with them! RSVP by texting Jessie Mandel at 678-665-5942! We look forward to seeing you there!

Preaching Minister Conversation
The elders invite everyone to be in prayer about the upcoming preacher transition and then to attend an open conversation at 9am on Sunday, February 10, during the adult Bible class period. Al & Jody’s final Sunday will be March 3.

Meal Train for Rob Terrell
Please consider bringing Rob Terrell a meal; he greatly appreciates the support of this church family. His address and food preferences can be found at his Meal Train: Gift cards to Santa Monica-area restaurants and Whole Foods, as well as checks, can also be contributed. You can give them to Linn Griffin at church or bring them to the church office. Thank you!

Wedding Shower Brunch
The wedding shower brunch for Shelby Warwar Emmer will be at 10:00am on Saturday, March 2 at the home of Patty Atkisson.  Donations for the money tree may be given to Patty Atkisson.  Ladies please join us to celebrate Shelby and hear about the highlights of the wedding.

-Andy Benton, for comfort in the loss of his mother.
-Search for a Family Life Minister.
-Blake Mastalerz, for recovery after fracturing his back and breaking his foot in a climbing accident.
-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 31: Kids Club
-January 31: The Well
-February 3: All-Church Super Bowl Party
-February 3: No Evening Worship
-February 10: Won by One leads songs in morning worship
-February 10: Preaching Minister Conversation
-February 10: Seniors Ministry Lunch & Discussion
-February 17: Senior Sunday
-February 24: Message by John Barton
-February 24: No Evening Worship
-March 2: Shelby Warwar Emmer’s Wedding Shower Brunch
-March 3: Al & Jody’s Final Sunday
-March 15-17: Youth Group Winter Retreat at Big Bear
-March 23-24: Camping Retreat at Santa Cruz Island
-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 27): 213 (am) and 53 (pm)
Contribution (January 20): $3,436.10
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $5,619.48

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