Jonathan Opsahl Baptized/Men’s and Women’s Ministry Surveys/Gluten Free Communion Bread Available/UCCYG Parent Meeting

We rejoice with Jonathan Opsahl who was baptized into Christ last Sunday!

Where We Are One:
The New Reality of the Kingdom of God – The Subversive Kingdom

This week’s message by Eric Wilson will be from the text of Mark 4:30-32.

Gluten Free Communion Bread Options
You will notice that our communion trays will have two types of bread in them soon. The gluten free wafers will be separated, and in a little cupcake holder in the plate. Please give us your feedback as we strive to make our communion time inclusive of everyone.

Wheel Chair Available Each Week
Please let us know if you are in need, or if you know of someone in need, of help in getting from the main parking lot down to where Elkins is located on Sunday mornings. We have a wheelchair and volunteers who are happy to assist in getting people safely to worship.

Women’s and Men’s Ministry Surveys
Steve and Diana Maiorca would love feedback regarding their ministries. Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the following:


Your feedback is appreciated!

UCC House Church
Join us for deep fellowship and worship on Saturday evenings at 6:00pm. Shuttles run from Rho at 5:45pm and dinner is at 6:00pm. We are meeting at the home of Gary and Tracey Hanson, who faithfully supported our Sunday evening worship last year. All are welcome!

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

UCCYG Movie Night
Saturday, September 28 come to the Breedings at 6:45pm to watch “The Princess Bride”

UCCYG Parent Meeting On Sunday
Parents are encouraged to attend a meeting immediately following the worship service on Sunday, Sept. 29th. This will be an opportunity to meet our full youth ministry team, learn more about upcoming activities, and ask any questions you have! A light lunch will be provided during the meeting which will take place in the church office.

UCCYG Raising Funds for Manna through BURPIES!!
In order to prepare physically for the upcoming trip to Mount Baldy, the youth group is doing training on specific Sundays (September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 27, November 3). The students will be keeping track of how many burpies they do during this time frame and will be asking our church members to sponsor them. The money raised will go toward the Manna Food Bank. Contact Dusty or a youth group member to find out how to support them!

Adult Bible Classes
The class entitled “Resurrection of the body from the Biblical perspective” meets in AC 290.
This week’s lesson is titled “How Treatment of the Dead Reflects our Beliefs”
David Dowdey is facilitating for the month of September, then John Wilson will teach the remainder of the semester.

The class entitled “Life Together” meets in AC 270 with Regan and Robby Schaffer coordinating.
The primary focus of this class is to build community with families and members as they experience various life stages and phases. The class centers around fellowship, sharing and prayer. Come for snacks at 9:00 and class begins at 9:15 (to allow time for families dropping off kids to class). All ages and stages welcome!

Joel’s Monthly Newsletter Visit this link to sign up for Joel Foster’s monthly newsletter and receive updates while he is in Japan!

Disaster Response Team
Feeling helpless in the wake of natural disasters across our nation and the world? A place to begin to help may be the Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team , an organization that supports the local churches in the midst of crisis and disaster. Find more information at :

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.

Upcoming Events
-Sunday: UCCYG Parent meeting following worship
-October 6: Young Adult lunch
-October 13: Senior Ministry lunch
-October 20: Sunday morning worship at the BEACH
-November 3: Harvest party at the Warwars
-November 9-10: UCCYG conquer Mount Baldy

Connie James Requests Prayers for Kyle Brittain, family friend
More info:

Discernment for the next steps for our church family.
Dillard Harwell, father of Regan Schaffer, is experiencing un-diagnosed extreme pain. Prayers for a diagnosis and relief from the ongoing pain, and prayers for Jolene, Regan’s mom, as she cares for him.
Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother, continues to need our prayers.
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, recovers at home. She is still using a walker and wheelchair. She needs prayers of encouragement.
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 received difficult new this last week and will be beginning another treatment regimen soon. Prayers for strength, encouragement and healing.
Peter Thompson, PRAISE for continued good reports and healing.
Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father,
Tom McGinley, Patty Atkisson’s brother & Diana Maiorca’s stepdad.
-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 (Sept 22): 226
Saturday Service (Sept 21): 68
The Well (Sept 19): 247
Contribution (Sept 21-22): $11,905.76
Weekly Need: $7,903.85
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,681.94

Sunday Morning Bible Classes

Resurrection of the body from the Biblical perspective AC 290
John Wilson (David Dowdey facilitating in September)
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)

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

Jay Brewster:
Steve Parmelee:

UCC Staff:
Dusty Breeding: Youth/Campus Ministry
Teller Emmer: Campus Ministry
Linn Griffin: BookKeeping/Administration
Corinne Le: Children’s Ministry
Linda Truschke: Associate Minister

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– Instagram: @UCCMalibu
– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504