Our new sermon series, "I Love My Church," begins next Sabbath, January 7.
It is based in part on the 4th sermon of the "Ask Anything" series from October 15.
To review that week's sermon, visit wwuchurch.com and click "Worship Archive."
Our topic for January 7: "Socially Rich."
Join us!



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We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to every worshiper. May you sense the love of God and the warmth the the Holy Spirit in this place. Please join me in thanking our own Amy Dodds and Jan Roberts for sharing their music with us.

The great German composer Max Reger died 100 years ago in 1916. His final opus number was 145, and our postlude forms the third piece of this last set. Written as the first world war was intensifying, this composition reveals the outlook of the composer – realistic but hopeful. We recognize his hopefulness from the last section of the music in which Reger intertwines two wonderful carols: Silent Night (No.143) and “From heaven above to earth I come,” the carol featured in the prelude. As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to meditate on the first part of this hymn.

From heaven above to earth I come
To bear good news to every home

Glad tidings of great joy I bring
Whereof I now will say and sing

To you this night is born a child
Of Mary, chosen mother mild;
This little child, of lowly birth,
Shall be the joy of all your earth.

-Kraig Scott






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Membership Transfers
Chris and Debra Gilbreth from The Experience, Meridian, ID
Dennis and Linda Olson from Pendleton, OR
Jeff Peters from Bakersfield, CA

(AWAY) Kris de Bruin to Walla Walla Eastgate
Joe and Marilyn Galusha to Anacortes, WA
Jay and Terri Neil to Farmington, ME
Alan Newbold to Mt. Ellis Academy Church, Bozeman, MT

A New Sermon Series entitled “I Love My Church” begins January 7. It is based, in part, on the 4th sermon of the “Ask Anything” series on October 15. To review that week’s sermon, visit wwuchurch.com/worship-service-archive.

It is with deeply saddened hearts that our family shares JW (James) Richman fell asleep in Jesus on Christmas morning. We covet your prayers and suggest memorial donations may be made to SonBridge Community Center or Christian Aid Center.

Our church lighting team is looking for more help. If you are interested in volunteering once a month, operating lights for programs, please contact Steve Tatro for more information: sbtatro@charter.net. Training provided.

Bible Study on The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children led by Carol Cosaert and Lori Hutton (We will be using the book and study guide The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormy Omartian.) At the University Church Youth Room on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. January 4-February 1.  You’ll need The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children book and study guide available at the ABC or online. Contact carol.cosaert@rschool.org or huttond@charter.net for more information.

How to Pay for College—Online Webinar: Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled How to Pay for College on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services team and the Marketing and Enrollment Services team. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.

Retired Denominational Workers’ January dinner and program will be held at Wheatland Village on Sunday,  January 8, 1:30 p.m.  Please DO NOT BRING ANY FOOD,  Wheatland will provide the food Buffet Style, both vegan and vegetarian. Park on the west side of the building, and use the west entry door. Come and enjoy your favorite musical group “Hand Picked”. Please RSVP to Bona Engen509-522-4848 or Evelyn Visger 509-520-4474.

College Place Co-op Preschool has openings for children 3-5 years old.  Play-based & child-centered program of the WW Community College.  Tue/Wed/Thur from 9am-12pm. Only $90/month. Meets in the children’s wing of WWU Church. For more info contact Teacher Andrea @ 301-3878 or program manager @ 527-4237.

A new podcast with Pastors Alex, Jenn, and Kris is now available, entitled "Walla Walla". Check it out! Four episodes have already been published with more to come on a biweekly basis. Access more details at wallawallapodcast.com or search for "Walla Walla Podcast" on iTunes.

Music is Not just for Kids!! Adult Cello & Cello Ensemble Lessons: There is a place for Adults who want to learn or improve on their instrument and at the same time have a stress free outlet that fills their soul.  All levels are welcome! Come join a group that explores music just for the love of it!  Call Heather at (509) 638-2268 with your interest in classes and lessons starting in the New Year.

The One project is coming February 24-27 to San Diego, Cal. This year, three events make up the weekend experience that is the One Project. Join Pastor Alex, Paddy, and the rest of the crew for one day, three, or all four. Find more information at the1project.org.

Symposium on Spiritual Care at WWGH - Save the date for the 7th annual Spiritual Care Symposium at Walla Walla General Hospital. Philip Watkins, PhD, will speak on “Gratitude: An Essential Foundation for Spiritual Well-being” Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the WWGH auditorium.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a bus driver. You may contact us at 541-938-7131 or email lepiba@miltonstateline.org.

Volunteers Needed to ring the bell for Salvation Army.  If you are interested, please contact maria.pineda.ibarra@usw.salvationarmy.org or 529-9470.

Camp MiVoden Registration for 2017 is now open! In addition to our regular kids camps we have a lot of exciting Ultimate Camps, and we have added another Family Camp as well. Along with the great camps that you already know are some new adventures that will be coming our way this summer. Come enjoy an amazing summer with God and others who live for him! Register now or get more information at MiVoden.com, or contact Denise Kinney: (509) 242-0506, DeniseK@uccsda.org.



Sabbath, December 31
    9:30am, 11:45am — Communion Worship Services
    4:18pm — Sundown

Sunday, January 1
    11:00am — Sue Losey Memorial, Heubach Chapel

Monday, January 2
    Church Office Closed for New Years
    RAS and WWVA Classes Resume

Tuesday, January 3
    WWU winter quarter begins
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
    7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, January 4
    6:30pm — Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, January 5
    6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room

Friday, January 6
    4:22pm — Sundown
    8pm — Vespers, Tommy Poole, Sanctuary

Sabbath, January 7
    1:30pm — Adventist Singles Potato Bar Potluck,             SonBridge

Sunday, January 8
    1:30pm — Retired Denominational Workers’ Potluck,         Wheatland Village

Sabbath, January 21
    4pm — All Church Business Meeting

Friday, January 27
    8:30am-4:30pm — Symposium on Spiritual Care, WWGH Auditorium