Worship in Elkins/Students visiting this week/Trash to Treasures/Ice Cream Social Invite/Note from the Bentons/

A Fresh Encounter with God on the Margins
This week’s message by Eric Wilson will come from the text from Luke 23:26-43.

Worship in Elkins/Adult Class in BPC 188
This Sunday, August 11 will be our transition to worship in Elkins Auditorium. Class for adults will be in BPC 188 for August 11 and 18.

The students are coming!!
Are you ready? This Sunday we will have all of the Housing and Residence Life student leaders (RA’s/SLA’s) visiting us for worship! How can we welcome them with open arms, smiles, greetings and love? Please go out of your way to meet and welcome these students that have such an impact and influence on their peers.

Prayer Request Form
Our prayer servant leaders (Kari and Kathryn) are inviting us to be more personal with our needs for prayers. Here is a form if you would like to communicate any requests or praises to them, to the elders, and/or to the congregation. https://forms.gle/SvH6gsoK6CzNnd8K8

Upcoming Events
-August 11: Back in Elkins for worship. HRL staff joins us for worship!
-August 12: “Trash to Treasures” women’s event hosted at Claudette Wilson’s
-August 18: Send off for Garrett Le and Eric Truschke following worship
-August 25: Dessert reception following worship (please bring cookies or brownies!)
-September 1: Ice Cream social at the Parmelees
-September 15: All church luncheon/potluck

UCC Women’s “Trash to Treasure” Event
All women are invited to a time of fellowship and fun on Monday, August 12
Home of Claudette Wilson, 24410 Tiner Court
Bring 5 items in good condition to trade for new treasures to take home.  Extra items will go to Goodwill. 
Questions to maiorcasca@gmail.com

Ice Cream Social Invitation from the Parmelees
We invite you on Sunday, September 1, at 6:00 p.m. to our home — 3498 Calle Quebracho, Thousand Oaks.  This activity was started as a celebration of our church’s Sunday School program.  We invite anyone who has attended Sunday School in the past year, anyone who has EVER attended Sunday School, and anyone who MIGHT attend Sunday School someday.  Bring ice cream (homemade or bought), toppings or go-withs, blankets or lawn chairs. We look forward to this time to celebrate the richness of being together and the goodness of our Sunday classes.

All Church Send off and Prayer Time for Graduated Seniors
Following worship on Sunday, August 18 there will be a send off for Garrett Le and Eric Truschke at the Breeding’s condo. A light lunch, slide show and time of affirmation and prayer will be included. All are invited!

Youth Group Happenings
Friday, August 9: Summer Finale! Baxter Pool 7: 00- 10:00 pm! BBQ + Movie!!

UCC at Kings Kamp!

Update from Alemes
We have received a recent update from Mindi and Dereje Aleme regarding their stateside fundraising efforts. They have been received well, but unable to raise the funds necessary to return to Ethiopia now.  The Hollywood Church of Christ  cares well for them so they will remain here for the year.  This will allow their boys to enroll in school and to care for some health problems.  Mindi is looking for a job and Dereje will continue fundraising and periodically going to Ethiopia to encourage and oversee the work there.  Many faithful people are continuing the prison work and the soccer ministry.  Please pray for this dear missionary family.
RECENT UPDATE: Mindi has just accepted a position as a Resident Director for Housing and Residence Life at Pepperdine. We are so thankful to have them be a part of this community and to be lights to our students!

Note from the Bentons
As was announced in church this past Sunday, the previous Sunday was Andy and Debby Benton’s last with us, at least on a regular basis.  Andy has written, “Debby and I find our hearts full of love and gratitude as we depart our full-time presence on campus and return to the Oklahoma City-area where we met, married, and spent the first ten years of our married life.  When we left for California and opportunities at Pepperdine in 1984, it was hard.  It is now hard to leave this campus, the wonderful people here, and our congregational home for the past 33 years.  All will be well, and we have much for which we are grateful.  We pray for the University Church regularly and will continue to do so.  Please pray for us in this change and the opening of a new chapter.”  If you have the chance to see Andy or Debby, give them a hug and thank them for their support of and faithful service to our church.

Discernment for the next steps for our church family.
-Ann Warford – healing from a fall/broken foot.
-Treet Allison in the recent passing of his father.
Carolyn Nicks, for health and healing.
Taylor Lowe, receiving intensive treatments, and for Dennis and Emily as they care for him.
Cindy Morgan, healing from the cumulative impact of treatments.
Phyllis Kreiner, mother of Leslie Kreiner, continues to recover from pneumonia.
Stan Yin, Lydia Folkert’s father, recovering from open heart surgery.
Walter Glass, recovering well from a mild stroke.
Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
– Newly engaged Joel Foster and Claire Hutchinson as they prepare to go to Japan for mission work.
Rob Terrell, for healing from cumulative impact of chemo. Prayers for finances and housing options. Prayers and praise as he travels in Guatemala!
Peter Thompson, for continued good reports and healing.
Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
Tom McGinley, Patty Atkisson’s brother & Diana Maiorca’s stepdad.
-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).

Miss a Week at UCC?
Did you know you can listen to the sermon on the UCC podcast?
Go to: https://uccmalibu.podbean.com

Attendance & Contribution
Attendance (August 4): 144
Contribution (August 4): $8,950
Weekly Need: $7,904
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,086

Servant Leaders
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email church@pepperdine.edu:

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

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones and Kate Warner
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Steve and Diana Maiorca
Missions: Susan Giboney
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Beverly Cawyer

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Summer Adult Class in Stauffer Chapel at 9AM facilitated by Dave Lemley and Robby Schaffer.

– Youth group: “Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos”

– Children’s classes: Lessons from Acts
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee (Plaza 190)
* K-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 189)

UCC Contact Information / Social Media:
– Website: http://www.uccmalibu.com
– Blog: uccfamilynews.wordpress.com
– Email: church@pepperdine.edu
– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
–Podcast: https://uccmalibu.podbean.com
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504