photo by wwu church member, brian hernandez

photo by wwu church member, brian hernandez

"I would like to be remembered
as a person who wanted to be free...
so other people would be also free" 

-Rosa Parks



Welcome athletes!

This weekend, basketball teams from all over the west-coast participate in the annual WWU Friendship Tournament. Athletes and coaches, thank you for joining us for worship today, and God's blessing in your play and fellowship! We welcome teams from:

Auburn Adventist Academy
Cascade Christian Academy
Columbia Adventist Academy
Gem State Adventist Academy
Livingstone Adventist Academy
Milo Adventist Academy
Mount Ellis Academy

Orcas Christian School
Parkview Adventist Academy
Puget Sound Adventist Academy
San Gabriel Academy
Upper Columbia Academy
Walla Walla Valley Academy




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We thank the many students of University Singers who give of their time and energy in order to worship God with joyful song. If you see a singer you recognize, please consider sharing with them a note of encouragement using a "Connect Card" from the pew rack. Simply place it in an offering bag, a connect box in the lobby or leave it at the information desk and the church will deliver it.

Lindsay Armstrong (senior music major) conducts the first anthem, a traditional American hymn. Although the origins of this song remain uncertain it was likely composed by an African-American for it was first published in 1867 in a volume entitled Slave Songs of the United States. The other two anthems derive from the same stream. Dr. Keith Hampton is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and Northwestern University. He is director of music and organist at the Park Manor Christian Church in Chicago for whom he frequently composes some classical and much gospel music.

The offertory presents another spiritual, often sung during the civil rights movement, in an arrangement by Josephine Poelinitz, for many years a music resource specialist for Chicago Public Schools. All of these anthems share a common theme of freedom in the Lord, and hope in a better world to come, the same message as conveyed in our closing hymn. I invite you to silently ponder these ideas as you prepare your heart to worship.

-Kraig Scott





Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church, as well as to the mission of the Adventist Church globally. Our yearly University Church budget funds all our local ministries aside from pastoral salaries. The following graph depicts the 2017 budget goal voted last Sabbath afternoon at our church business meeting:

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Membership Transfers:
(IN) Leslie Briggs from WW Eastgate
Amber Crew from Bend, Ore.
Caryn Pooley from WW Eastgate

(AWAY) Andrew Semotiuk to Montreal, Canada

Join us next Sabbath as we celebrate Black History Month. Special guest Dr. Emil Peeler, senior pastor at Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington D.C., will be preaching at both services. Join us again at 4pm in the sanctuary for “Total Praise: A Festival of Choirs” concert.

Rogers Adventist School Carnival, Saturday, February 4 at 6:00pm. Come enjoy a night of fun with family and friends.

Singles, Families, and Friends are invited for sundown worship, movie, and pizza night, January 28, 2017, 5-9:30 p.m., in the College Place Village Church Fellowship Room. Bring your favorite toppings to share.   We supply the homemade individual pizza crusts, sauce, cheese, and drink.  The movie is called, “The Climb.”  

Christian Aid Center: Breakfast Cooks from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. Days currently open are Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Please contact Jeannette Regalado for more information.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Friday, February 3 in the University Church Fellowship Hall. Blood is always needed, and currently is especially in high demand. Please consider giving. No appointment needed but you may sign up for a specific time slot at:

Sonbridge Constituency Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM.  The agenda will include inspiring financial and development reports of God’s blessings and an update of future plans. This constituency session is for designated delegates, but interested parties are welcome to attend!  Thank each of you for your amazing support.

Walla Walla University Alumni Association is seeking an exceptional person to manage all aspects of the Havstad Alumni Center.  Key activities include planning and coordinating alumni events, managing guest rooms, recruiting and supervising a network of alumni and community volunteers, and working with university and outside resources to communicate Center-related activities. This is a part-time position.  All interested parties seeking more information can contact the Alumni Association at (509) 527-2241 or

Denominational Retired Workers’ annual “FEBRUARY BRUNCH” will take place on Sunday, February 5 at 10 am in the Alaska Room of the WWU Cafeteria. Come with your spouse, or you may bring a friend who is not a member of our Association.  The cost for this GALA EVENT will be $13.00 per person, to be paid at the door.  The program of the day will be enjoyable to all.  To reserve your seat, please call Bona Engen 509-522-4848.

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 or for more information.

A Valentine Soirée featuring Frankie Bones, piano; Heather Huether, cello; Maeghan Wiseman, harp; Montgomery Buell, poetry. Saturday Evening February 11, 2017—7:00pm at Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Tickets sold at the Door, Adults - $10; Children under 16 - $5. You are cordially invited to an exquisite journey in music and in art. Through various art forms, you will be transported to some of the most romantic and beautiful places on earth while listening to music by Fauré, Rutter, Brahms, Piazzolla, Debussy, Salzedo, Saint-Saëns. Please join us for A Valentine Soirée!

“Entrusted” – a free women’s DVD Bible study on 2 Timothy by Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m., Jan. 18 to Feb. 22, 2017 at SonBridge Community Center. Bring your Bible, a pen and a sack lunch! Join at any time! SonBridge Community Center, 1200 SE 12th Street, College Place, WA.  Learn from the Bible how you are entrusted! For more information, 509-529-3100.

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 or lessons.

Allen Iseminger's memorial will be Sabbath, February 4 at 3 pm at Village Church.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 19th at the Stateline SDA Church Fellowship Hall 8:00 am to 10:00 am. By donation. All proceeds go to the 8th grade trip fund.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School Carnival is Sunday, March 5, 3-7pm. Join us for great food, sweet treats, fun games and amazing rides. Please support Milton Stateline Adventist School! 

Milton-Stateline Adventist School students are collecting pet food for the Blue Mountain Humane Society. If you would like to help by donated dry dog or cat food, please bring it to our school. The pet food drive ends January 31st. Thank you for helping us feed these unwanted pets.

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 or search for "Walla Walla Podcast" on iTunes.

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, or contact Denise Kinney: (509) 242-0506,



Sabbath, January 28
    4:53pm — Sundown
    5:00pm — Singles and Families Movie Night, "The Climb", Village Church Fellowship Hall
    5:45pm - Friendship Tournament Games begin, See schedule for details; click here

Monday, January 30
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, January 31
    11am — WWU CommUnity, Humanities, Sanctuary
    7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, February 1
    12–1pm — Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge
    6:30pm — Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall
    7:00pm — Praying for Adult Children Bible Study, Youth        Room

Thursday, February 2
    6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room

Friday, February 3
    9am-2pm — Red Cross Blood Drive, Fellowship Hall
    5:02pm — Sundown
    8pm — Vespers, Black History Sabbath, Sanctuary

Sabbath, February 4
     Black History Sabbath
    9:20am - First Serve
    10:30am - Special Sabbath School in the Sanctuary                       
    11:30am - Second Service
    4:00pm — Total Praise, A Festival of Choirs,                                   Sanctuary
    5:04pm — Sundown
    6:00pm — RAS Carnival, Rogers Adventist School