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Unlike the claims of consumer society, the community operates with a powerful vision, a vision that affirms that the future is not yet finished. God has a powerful intention and resolve to bring us to a wholeness not yet in hand.

– Walter Brueggemann


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This prayer list contains special requests made by our church family, community members, and their loved ones. If you have a concern to add, please contact the office at, 509.527.2800, or by dropping a Connect Card in an offering bag.

- Keith Gibbons as he recuperates from heart procedure.
- Sid & Aileen Litchfield as they mourn the loss of Walter, Sid's father.

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We welcome our own Amy Dodds, professor of violin at Whitman College, and thank her for sharing her music with us.

Our hymns remind us of God’s omnipotence, power, and love. The closing hymn in particular reminds us that we need not worry for God is in charge. As you prepare your heart to worship our Creator I invite you to meditate on the words of this hymn, No.74, some of which are given here.

Hidden in the hollow
Of His blessed hand,
Never foe can follow,
Never traitor stand;
Not a surge of worry,
Not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hury
Touch the spirit there.
Trusting in Jehovah,
Hearts are fully blest—
Finding, as He promised,
Perfect peace and rest.

-Kraig Scott




Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church as well as to the global mission of the Adventist Church. Today's loose offering goes toward the University Church Budget, which funds ministries such as youth and young adults, children and families, broadcast, and our schools. Thank you for your generous contributions to this important work!



Second service is live–streamed weekly in Heubach Chapel as an option for parents with young children who would find that location helpful. In addition, a toddler room is newly renovated, along with a private room for nursing mothers in the balcony. We offer multiple options for your comfort; all are welcome in the Sanctuary!

Todos nuestros servicios están traducidos en vivo por hablantes nativos de español y están transmitidos a dispositivos de mano, disponibles a prestar en el mostrador de información en el vestíbulo. Por favor, buscar a un diácono en el mostrador el Sábado para recibir un dispositivo e instrucciones de cómo usarlo. All of our services are translated live by native Spanish-speakers and are broadcast to handheld devices available to borrow at the information desk in the lobby. Please see a deacon at the desk on Sabbath to receive a device and instructions on how to use it.

We are sad to inform you that our office manager, Nicole Reedy, plans to transition to a new job away from the University Church on October 11. Nicole, thank you for your professionalism, kindness, hard work, and wisdom. Thank you for being a team player and the many ways you have blessed this church and us personally. We will miss you tremendously. However, we take comfort in the knowledge that God will continue to use you to be a blessing to others in this new chapter of your life.          – Pastoral Staff

Nicole’s plans create an employment opportunity. The University Church is looking to fill the position of full-time office manager. If you are interested, please send your resume to Check out the church’s website under “Staff" for a job description.

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, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services, and Marketing and Enrollment Services. After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. Register at

The 50+ potluck will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 5:00 PM at the Village Church Youth Center, 8th and Bade in College Place. Come and enjoy great food, friends, and an uplifting Classical Guitar musical program presented by Phil Lynch from the Whitman College Music Department. Bring your favorite vegetarian dish as well as a friend!

Granola for University service day needed. Organizers are looking for homemade granola to feed volunteers for the University service day October 16. If you are willing and able to help, contact Troy Fitzgerald at 509.301.6951

Fresh Pressed Apple Cider Walla Walla Valley Academy Praise Ringers are once again pressing apples and providing you with yummy cider for $5.00 per half gallon. Our last press will be tomorrow, 10/13 so reserve your cider now. You can order by calling the WWVA front office at 509.525.1050 or Patti Short at 540.292.9379. You will be called when your order is ready for pick up!

Flowers Welcome! If you would like to donate a floral bouquet from your summer garden for our church service, or honor a special occasion, please contact the church office at 509.527.2800.

We are sad to announce that Jacqueline Beck passed away on Tuesday, September 17. A memorial service is planned for October 26 in Heubach Chapel.

Walter Litchfield sadly passed away last week. His memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 13 at 2pm in Heubach Chapel. 

Sabbath School teachers needed! Our children's classes need people to share wisdom, enthusiasm, and knowledge. If you can share one Sabbath a month, please contact the church office at 509.527.2800.

Registration is now open for the 2019 fall Women’s & Young Women’s Retreat at beautiful Camp MiVoden, October 25-27. Special keynote speaker is DeeAnn Bragaw. To register go to: For more information, call Wendy Urban at 509.242.0628

CHIP Program. If you have assisted or participated in a CHIP program before and are interested in supporting one at the University Church, then please contact the church office at be directed to Dr. Gerald Craigg, who will be leading our program.

SonBridge Dental Clinic. Join our team! We have an opening for a full-time Dental Assistant. Contact Mel Lang at 509.301.3460 if you are interested or know anyone that might fit this position.

Parents of high school students are invited to stop by the Youth Sabbath School in the Youth Room before or after Sabbath School over the next few weeks to get information about upcoming youth events. For any questions, contact Sue Willard at 509.520.0699.

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This Thanksgiving week, a WWU graduate student will film a beautiful and impactful short film about loving our neighbors; and that we’re all the same on the inside, no matter the color of our skin, or the country where we were born. Many film crew members will be from out of town, and housing budget is limited. If you know someone who could house a few crew members to help us tell this story, we’d love to have your help. Please contact with any housing ideas, or for information about getting involved with the film.

SonBridge Thrift&Gift Store, staffed primarily by volunteers, helps financially support the SonBridge Education Center and Dental Clinic. SonBridge served our community with over 13,500 visits last year. Come support our community and SonBridge by shopping Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 10am-4pm!

Are you a physician or dentist with an earnest longing for souls?  Then the AMEN conference is for you!  Join us October 31–November 3, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida. The AMEN conference Christ in You will call each of us to a deeper level of service that goes beyond our comfort zone, challenging us to examine the significance of Christ’s sacrifice, instilling a desire to share Him on a daily basis. Speakers include Pastor Mark Finley, Wes Peppers, and Sebastien Braxton; Dentists Kianna Simmons and Fred & Jane Lee; Physicians Brian Schwartz, Neil Nedley, Mark Sandoval, John Shin, and many others. All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are encouraged to attend.  We hope you will join us as hundreds of physicians and dentists from across America, and around the world, gather to reflect Christ in Us. For more information go to or email NOTE: AMEN is not an official SDA-sponsored organization, but is composed of earnest SDA medical and dental professionals with a heart for ministry. The University Church does not endorse this organization, but is happy to share their invitation with interested members. You can learn more about them on their website at

Join Professor Carl Cosaert for the "Steps of Paul and John Tour", an amazing tour through Ephesus, Athens, Corinth, Laodicea, Meteora, and more. The trip begins Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to Instanbul and ends in beautiful Athens, Greece. The price of the tour is $2,345 per person plus airfare. For more information, please contact Shelle Blake at

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Child Care Director Needed Small World Learning Center, on the campus of Tri–City Adventist School in Pasco, is seeking a Child Care Director. For additional information see the full job position at:

Society of Adventist Communicators Convention. This annual convention is designed for university students, volunteers, and communications professionals to network, learn, and experience spiritual renewal. October 17–19, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To register go to:

The Upper Columbia Conference is seeking committed men and women to serve as Outreach Coordinators in all church districts. The position is a blend of community Bible work and member equipping and training. For more info, visit:



Sabbath, October 12
Communion Sabbath
7pm - Organ Recital, Sanctuary 

Sunday, October 13
2pm - Memorial Service for Walter Litchfield, Heubach Chapel

Monday, October 14
7:30am (daily) - Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, October 15
11am - WWU Community, Jilma Jimenez, Sanctuary
7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, October 16
WWU Service Day
6:30pm - Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm - Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, October 18
6:04pm - Sundown
8pm - WWU Vespers, Michael Polite, Sanctuary

Monday, October 21
7pm - Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

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