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The hope of the world is Jesus Christ, and it is in real, flesh-and-blood, local church communities that His Body has taken up residence.

Graduates of Walla Walla University, it has been an honor to have you as members of this congregation, this spiritual family, over the past many years. It is my prayer that as you move on from this place, you will discover a lifetime of meaningful worship, productive service, and abundant love in a local church, whose center and circumference is Jesus.

-Alex Bryan, Senior Pastor




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We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to all of our visitors; thank you for helping us celebrate this graduation weekend. Please join me in congratulating the senior class and thanking three of them for sharing their music. Tyler Sherwin is a business major who previously graduated from Mesa Grande Academy. Chelsea Bond, a music major, lives right here in College Place, and Frankie Bones, another music major, comes from beautiful British Columbia just to the north.

Ernest Shurtleff wrote our opening hymn on the occasion of his own graduation from Andover Theological Seminary in 1888. In the context of a graduation, the words take on added significance. As you prepare to worship God in this beautiful place, please take time to silently meditate on this inspiring text, some of which is given here.

Lead on, O King Eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home;
Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,
And now, O King Eternal,
We lift our battle song.

-Kraig Scott




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The University Church budget funds many important aspects of our local ministry. Although pastors' salaries are funded by donations marked "tithe", the University Church budget is what subsidizes our amazing K-12 school programs at Walla Walla Valley Academy and Rogers Adventist School. It also makes our worship services and broadcast ministry possible. Thank you for your generous and systematic support!

As always - we welcome your gifts made right here on our website. Click Here to Give!

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Second Service is live-streamed in Heubach Chapel as an optional courtesy for families with small kids.

Vacation Bible Camp is coming up June 13-17 and we would love to have you involved!  Sign-up in the lobby as a volunteer or to attend.  Contact Pastor Jenn with any questions.

Summer Light begins June 18, with Sabbath School beginning at 9:30am and worship service at 10:45am.

Summer Church Office Hours are Monday, 2-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-6pm and Friday, 8am-1pm.  This schedule will begin on Monday, June 27.

Large-Print Adult Sabbath School Quarterly:  If you would find this large-print version more helpful for studying the lesson, please call Marianne Goltz at 529-5890 and leave your name and contact number.

The Center for Media Ministry at Walla Walla University is looking for a sponsor(s) to help support a well-qualified student from Botswana who would like to take the MA in Media Ministry degree beginning at the end of August. Kagiso comes highly recommended by the Associate Director of Communication at the General Conference and she and her 11-year-old son will be moving to College Place for the two years of her education. She has saved the funds for the airfare over, but needs sponsorship for the education itself. The Center for Media Ministry has some scholarship money available that will need to be matched in order to make this educational dream a reality for Kagiso. Please contact Lynelle Ellis at 509-527-2843 or

Dave and Loralee Thomas would like to thank you all for your prayers, cards, and support in the loss of Dave’s father, Fred. Your love and care has been much appreciated.

Celebration of Life Service for Hilda Vixie at Milton SDA Church, June 18, 2016, 4:00pm

Give the gift of life: Blood Drive at Camp Meeting: On Thursday, June 23, Inland Northwest Blood Center will facilitate a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Attend Global Leadership Summit 2016 at the University Church August 11-12. Because everyone is a leader of something, everyone is invited - everyone will benefit. This world-class training is guaranteed to energize and inspire you in the work you already are doing in any sphere. Register now for the best rates,

Computer Saavy? Need a ministry? Join the growing team of volunteers who serve our community through social media and our website. Contact Pastor Kris at for more information.

Camp MiVoden still has spots available for summer campers aged 8-17. Visit or call 509.242.0506 for more information.

Vacation Bible Camp Volunteers Needed! Please download an application here and give to Pastor Jenn or Marci Knauft. Contact either of them with questions. VBC will run from June 13-17. We will need volunteers from 8am-4pm (morning only, afternoon only, or all day).

The June edition of The Vine is published! Pick up a paper copy from the literature rack or find the digital version on our website:

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is now open for registration for the 2016-17 school year. Thanks to a generous donation, the first ten new students in Kindergarten through 8th grade who sign up and are accepted will receive a certificate for $240 which covers the price of the entrance fee. Must not be a returning student from 2015-16.*

UCC Camp Meeting is June 22-25, 2016 at UCA: Now is the time to reserve, while lodging is still available! Visit for more information.

Free counseling for individuals, couples, and families at Pathways to Change. The clinic is located in Smith Hall and is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 509-527-2654.

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Sabbath, June 11
    8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship & Games,                              SonBridge
    8:45pm — Sunset    

Sunday, June 12
    8:30am — WWU Graduation, Centennial Green

June 13-17
    9am–3pm — University Church Vacation Bible Camp

Tuesday, June 14
    6:15pm — Adventist Singles, Officers Meeting
            30 Ivy Lane, College Place

Friday, June 17
    8:47pm — Sunset

June 22-25
    UCC Camp Meeting, Upper Columbia Academy    







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