"More American Heroes" by university church member martha mason

Artist's note: I am motivated by this yearly celebration of black history to create are. It's personally very meaningful for me as I believe Black History tells not only of our failures but about heroes from which we can learn.

I'm interested in faces of people I regard as heroic in some way. My material approach is to begin with a few strokes of flat color to set mood and to " relax" the page. Small line sketches freehand are built on top with pencil. I based these loosely on collages of photos that I found on a black history website.


"It is time for parents
to teach young people early on
that in diversity,
there is beauty,
and there is strength."

-Maya Angelou



"Total Praise: A Festival of Choirs"

Concert in the University Church Sanctuary
Today, February 4, at 4pm

Please join us for an annual tradition as musicians from around the Northwest join together to share fabulous music in the African American tradition.



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On this high day in Zion we welcome each of you and thank you for joining us as we worship together in the rich and varied African American historic style of worship. Today we will praise and worship God through the Spoken Word, through music, and through congregational response.

We welcome to the pulpit Dr. Emil Peeler, senior pastor of Capitol Hill SDA Church in Washington D.C. And, for the fourth consecutive year, we are blessed beyond measure to have Drs. Wayne Bucknor and Andrew Young join us from Oakwood University as our guest musicians. In addition, church members from around the northwest will join their voices together in our Mass Choir.

If you find yourself blessed by the music you hear this morning, then we warmly invite you to join us again at 4pm in the Sanctuary for our annual concert, “Total Praise: A Festival of Choirs,” featuring vocalists from around the Northwest.

It is our hope and earnest prayer that each of you will receive a special blessing as we worship together and celebrate this rich and diverse culture of the African American community.

-Pedrito U. Maynard-Reid

-Kraig Scott





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Next week, Pastor Alex will continue our “I Love My Church” sermon series preaching on “Peace Loving, Torture Protesting.” Join us at 9:30am for First Serve and 11:45am for Second Service.

If you are new to our church family in the last year or so (by transfer, baptism, or profession of faith), you are invited to a special welcome lunch on Sabbath, February 18 at 1:30pm after Second Service. Bring your family and join us for an little more detailed introduction to life at the WWU Church. We’ll provide all the food, join us as our guests!  Please RSVP at 509-527-2800 or church@wallawalla.edu.

Rogers Carnival is tonight from 6-8pm in the Rogers Gym. An especially fun event for families and friends alike, come eat dinner, play games, and connect with friendly faces new and old.

All-church Potluck, including students and visitors, Sabbath February 11 at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall.

In the Footsteps of the Judges and Jesus:  Study the stories of the Judges and the Book of Mark and follow in the places where they walked.  La Sierra University is offering a study tour of Israel and Jordan, July 2 – 25 with Doug Clark, Bev Beem, and Kendra Haloviak Valentine. For further information contact beverly.beem@wallawalla.edu. 

WWU invites you to the Distinguished Faculty Lecture, “Barricades or Bridges: Adventists and the World Religions,” presented by Professor Paul Dybdahl. Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium, Sunday, February 12, at 7pm.

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.

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 wallawallauniversityalumni@gmail.com.

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 carol.cosaert@rschool.org or huttond@charter.net 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.

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!

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.

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, February 4
    Black History Sabbath
    4:00pm — Total Praise, A Festival of Choirs, Sanctuary
    5:04pm — Sundown
    6:00pm — RAS Carnival, Rogers Adventist School

Sunday, February 5
    10am — Retired Denominational Workers' Brunch, Kellogg Hall, Alaska Room

Monday, February 6
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, February 7
    11am — WWU CommUnity, Senior Recognition, Sanctuary
    7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, February 8
    12–1pm — Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge
    6:30pm — Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall
    7:00pm — Praying for Children Bible Study,  Youth Room

Friday, February 10
    5:13pm — Sundown
    8pm — Vespers, WWU Honor Band Festival, Sanctuary

Sabbath, February 11
    4:00pm — WWU Honor Band Festival Concert, Sanctuary

Sunday, February 12
    6–8pm — CFM Volunteers Banquet, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — WWU Distinguished Faculty Lecture,
             Paul Dybdahl, Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Sabbath, February 18
    1:30pm — New Members Lunch, Fellowship Hall