Dessert Reception following worship on Sunday – bring cookies!/Bible class intro/Ice Cream Social Invite/Ministry Updates

Students returned to the Well this Week.

Where We are One: The New Reality of the Kingdom of God.
This week’s message by Eric Wilson will be from the text of Genesis 1:1-5 and 26-31. 

Adult Class Intro
Join us in the Fireside Room at 9:00am this Sunday morning for an introduction to bible class for the fall!

Dessert Reception This Sunday
Please be ready to greet new students, returning students, and their families following worship on Sunday. Bring cookies and brownies to share!

Steven Matkins Commissioned as Navy Chaplain
The University Church of Christ is honored to participate in the commissioning ceremony of Steven Matkins as a US Navy Chaplain Candidate. Steven is a member of our church, has been actively involved in our church family, and is beginning his work as a graduate apprentice with us. We invite our church family to attend Steven’s commissioning which will take place this Sunday, August 25, from 5:30-6:30pm in Stauffer Chapel. Business casual dress is requested for non service members. 

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

Ice Cream Social Invitation from Steve and Corleen Parmelee
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.

A New Year – Updates!
It is our prayer that our church will be a “home away from home” for students, where they can find belonging, purpose, and most of all, a deeper relationship with Jesus.

We have re-envisioned some of our ministries/worship times to help in that process. A detailed update is forthcoming, but some highlights of our plans include:
*Sunday morning will include new banners to let passerby’s know we are on campus, students helping in the welcoming process, a continuation of the e-bulletin, and more.
*Teller will be speaking at the Well regularly on the theme “Get Real.”
*House Groups will be changing to “Life Groups” with curriculum that is based off of the “Get Real” teaching. Life Groups can be hosted anywhere and at anytime (thus the change from “House” group) and do not necessarily include food.
*Our Sunday evening worship is being moved to Saturday evening and will be in a “House Church” format. This service will still have Taylor/Well Collective leading music, but will be hosted by Gary and Tracey Hanson (dedicated attenders of our Sunday evening worship last year). We are excited for this opportunity to reach our students in a different setting.
*University Church Office Hours will expand again to 9am-10pm Monday through Friday beginning the first week of school. While students use this space continually to study and hang out, ALL are welcome to come enjoy our comfortable and fun hangout space.

Please be prayerful over these ways that we are working to draw our students into community that produces transformational relationships with Jesus.

Upcoming Events
-August 25: Intro to Fall Adult classes in Fireside Room at 9:00am
-August 25: New Students are here! Dessert reception following worship (please bring cookies or brownies)
-September 1: Ice Cream social at the Parmelees
-September 8: Servant Leader meeting following worship
-September 15: All church luncheon/potluck

Prayers:
Discernment for the next steps for our church family.
-Ann Warford – healing from a fall/broken foot.
-Treet Allison in the passing of his father.
Carolyn Nicks, for health and healing.
Taylor Lowe, recovering from treatments, and for Dennis and Emily as they care for him.
Phyllis Kreiner, mother of Leslie Kreiner, continues to recover from pneumonia.
Stan Yin, Lydia Folkert’s father, undergoing cardiac rehab, continues to get stronger as he recovers from open heart surgery.
Walter Glass, recovering well from a mild stroke.
Rob Terrell, for healing from cumulative impact of chemo. Prayers for finances and housing options.
Peter Thompson, for continued good reports and healing.
Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
Tom McGinley, Patty Atkisson’s brother & Diana Maiorca’s stepdad.
-Mindi and Dereje Aleme, our missionaries in Ethiopia & Kenya, as they transition into life in the states.
-Missionaries: 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 18): 195
Contribution (August 18): $ 7,656
Weekly Need: $7,904
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,151

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
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
-Adult Class, this week – an introduction to the semester in the Fireside Room at 9AM. Facilitated by Dave Lemley and Robby Schaffer.
– Youth group: meeting in the UCC Office
– Children’s classes:
* Cradle roll: (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: (Plaza 190)
* K-5th grades: (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