"So why church? The short answer is because the Holy Spirit formed it to be a colony of heaven in the country of death."

–Eugene Peterson, Practice Resurrection





School is beginning!

Our partner institutions, Rogers Adventist School (RAS) and Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA), begin classes for the 2016-17 school year on Monday, August 22. There is still time to register your student and even to explore financial aid options. Contact a principal to claim your space!

Holley Bryant, RAS principal: holley.bryant@rschool.org or 509.529.1850.

Brian Harris, WWVA principal: harrbr@wwva.org or 509.525.1050.



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We thank Megan Schwark, a senior music major, and Paris Altman, a sophomore nursing major, for sharing their music with us today.

Devotion, the anthem, is based on "I Am Thine" by William H. Doane. Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, an American folk hymn, as arranged by John Ness Beck and transcribed by the American composer Craig Courtney. The prelude forms an organ meditation by another American, Gilbert M. Martin (b.1941). It is based on a famous biblical passage: “Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

Finally, I would like to invite you to a free, special concert this Monday evening at 7pm in the sanctuary. Kris Wettstein, graduate of WWU and Rice University, now living in New York, will present his own composition "Tent of Meeting."

Kris describes the concert this way:

“The music is inspired by the story in Exodus of God filling the rooms of the tabernacle in the form of a cloud. It features room-like musical structures that are filled with freely improvised clouds of sound. I prepared to play this piece by improvising with clouds, and portraying their texture and rate of change at the piano in real time. Some of the resultant clouds of sound are dense and immersive, others are spare with stretches of silence. My hope in writing it is
that love will be palpably felt in both the dense
vibrations and the silences.”

Happy Sabbath and happy listening!

-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!

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Church Board Meeting, August 22, 7 pm in the University Church Youth Room.

Pianists Needed for Worship Services at the Walla Walla Penitentiary.  Contact Pastor Kris at (509) 307-4011 if you are interested.

You are invited to affirm the ministry of Jaci Cress by attending her commissioning service on Friday, August 26 at 6:30pm in the Walla Walla General Hospital Auditorium.

Beth Moore Simulcast, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Liberty Theater in Dayton, WA. Come praise the Lord with your sisters from the Walla Walla Valley & beyond Send a $25 check to register preferably before 25 July: Beth Moore Simulcast, 628 Strom Road, Dayton, WA 99328 Questions? Call or email Marcene: 509-382-4860 or pmhend@bmi.net

UCC Women’s Retreat: Register for the Upper Columbia Conference Women’s Retreat before August 31 to receive the early bird rate. Registrants will enjoy a relaxing weekend, October 21-23, 2016, at Camp Mivoden with this year’s keynote speaker, Brenda Duerksen, along with other great speakers and musicians. Register online at www.uccsda.org/womensretreat2016. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Terry at tamarat@uccsda.org or (509) 242-0478.

The North American Division Adventist Community Services scheduled for September 7-10, 2016, at Gladstone, Oregon, Conference Center offers a wonderful opportunity for training and fellowship. The registration fee includes seven meals, t-shirt, tote bag, materials, notepad and more. For more information or to register, visit www.communityservices.org/acs-convention. To inquire about financial assistance, contact Patty Marsh at pattym@uccsda.org.

The NAD Health Summit will be held in Canada at the Mountain View Conference Center, which is also known as Camp Hope, September 28-October 2, 2016.  Register by September 15, 2016 at the Health Summit website. To carpool with others from UCC contact Cindy Williams, UCC Health Coordinator, at 509-242-0520.

Walla Walla Valley Academy Director of Development & Alumni Position Opening: Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Principal and Vice Principal for Finance, the Director of Development & Alumni will design and execute on a comprehensive development strategy for Walla Walla Valley Academy. This is a part-time (50%) salaried position. Salary based on the NAD Wage Scale and prior experience.

Volunteer Opportunities at Christian Aid Center:
- Breakfast Cook every Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m.
- Weekend Breakfast Host from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday openings (food handler card required)
- Weekend Dinner Host from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday openings
- Chapel Speaker
- Childcare Provider (weekday morning times available)
Please call Jeannette Regalado, at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information. 

The Walla Walla University annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 27, 2016. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend. Meals and accommodations require registration. The guest speaker will be Dave Thomas, dean of the School of Theology. Meals will be catered by Laura Hall. For information, registration, and full schedule details, call Alumni and Advancement Services at (800) 377-2586 or visit wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath.

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, August 13
    10:45am — Summer Light Worship Service
    8:00pm — Adventist Singles Vespers & Table             Games, SonBridge
    8:04pm — Sunset

Monday, August 15
    7:00pm — “Tent of Meeting” concert with Kris             Wettstein,     Sanctuary

Friday, August 19
    7:54pm — Sunset    
    8:00pm — Vespers, Conard Courtyard

Sabbath, August 20
    10:45am — Summer Light Worship Service

Monday, August 22
    First day of school for RAS & WWVA
    7:00pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room








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