Ice Cream Social this Sunday/Life Groups Info/Sunday Morning Class Update/Prayers for Base Camp/

Thankful for the opportunities for love and fellowship within our church family.

Where We Are One:
The New Reality of the Kingdom of God-The At Hand Kingdom

This week’s message by Eric Wilson will be from the text of Mark 1:14-15.

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.

Adult Bible Classes UPDATE
The class entitled “Examining the Scriptures” will meet in AC 290
This class will begin NEXT WEEK, September 8
David Dowdey will facilitate the first month, then John Wilson will teach the remainder of the semester
The class entitled “Life Together” will meet in  AC 270 and will begin THIS SUNDAY, September 1. Regan and Robby Schaffer will coordinate (see more info below).

Life Groups
Interested in knowing more about hosting, leading or being in a life group? check it out here:

Base Camp
We pray for our 50 students who are heading camping this weekend. Prayers that new friendships are formed and that their year begins with putting God at the center of all.

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.

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. The House Church will begin on September 7!
*University Church Office Hours are 9am-10pm Monday through Friday. 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
-September 1: Ice Cream social at the Parmelees
-September 1: YA First Sunday Lunch @ Malibu Country Mart
-September 8: Servant Leader meeting following worship
-September 13: YA Potluck & Game Night
-September 15: All church luncheon/potluck
-October 20: Sunday morning worship at the BEACH
-November 3: Harvest party at the Warwars

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).

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Attendance & Contribution
Attendance (August 25): 360
Contribution (August 25): $ 16,792.
Weekly Need: $7,904
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,434

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

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

Examining the Scriptures AC 290 (class date to begin is TBD)
John Wilson
Come join the ongoing textual study class as we seriously interact with the Word of God.

Life Together  AC 270
Regan and Robby Schaffer coordinators
The primary focus of this class is to build community with families and members as they experience various life stages and phases. We will let the class determine the topics but we will structure our time together around fellowship, sharing and prayer. Come for snacks at 9:00 and class will begin at 9:15 (to allow time for families dropping off kids to class). All ages and stages welcome!

– Youth group: meeting in the UCC Office
– Children’s classes:
* Cradle roll: (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: (Plaza 190)
* K-5th grades: (Plaza 189)

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