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Sabbath's Question:
Is polarization in the church an asset or a liability? Why?



Today following the second service, students and guests are invited to join our church family on 4th Street for lunch. Many church members have sponsored tables and prepared meals in hopes of creating community and fellowship with you! Join us outside once the program is over; choose a spot along the more than 180 tables on 4th Street, and get to know your hosts! Prayer will be at 1:30pm.



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What a wonderful week we’ve witnessed as we wish returning and new students a warm Walla Walla welcome. Now may you feel the presence of God as we worship here together. Please join me in welcoming and thanking each member of University Singers who help us start the year with a joyful noise. We also thank two accompanists. Siena Mirasol, a freshman from Portland, Oregon plays piano, and Austin Mapa, a junior from Placerville, California provides percussion accompaniment on the djembe.

The Swahili phrase "sisi ni moja" means “We are one.” The anthem of this title by Jacob Naverud
(b.1986 in Meriden, Kansas) expounds this idea with a text that begins this way: 

We all laugh, we all cry,
we all feel hunger, we all feel pain.
We all love, we all hate,
we all hope, and we all dream.
We are one world, one people.
And we all breathe the same. 

Pilgrim Hymn is a traditional American hymn text popular in the mid-19th century. Some of this text is given here. As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to silently meditate on these words or those of the hymns we will sing.

My brethren, I have found a land
that doth abound with fruit as sweet as honey;
The more I eat, I find the more I am inclined
To shout and sing hosanna.

My soul doth long to go where I may fully know
The glory of my Savior;
And as I pass along I'll sing the Christian song,
I'm going to live forever.

-Kraig Scott









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!

Today's loose offering supports ministry at our local church. The following is a sample of how the budget is allocated:

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The Longest Table is today! Students and guests, after the Second Service you are invited to make your way to 4th Street on the north side of the church, and find your place at the table. Prayer for the meal will be at 1:30pm.

Ask Anything midweek conversations continue this week.  Thursday, October 6, at 7pm in Heubach Chapel.
Pastor Alex will continue the discussion on our weekly topic!

Beginning October 8th, the WWU cafeteria will offer special fellowship lunches on Sabbaths after church. Meal tickets can be pre–purchased the week prior for $6 at the cafeteria. Call 209.954.2006 with questions.

New Sabbath Schools are beginning. Berean Fellowship, and Renew each start this week; Defending the Faith and Sabbath Seminar begin October 8; Circle Church begins October 22. Future bulletins will name times and locations.

WWU Week of Worship is next week, October 3–7. You are invited to attend daily at 11:40am in the Sanctuary. The speaker is Chris Oberg from La Sierra University Church.

You are cordially invited to attend the Fall 2016 Gospel Outreach Mission Rally on October 8 at 3:30pm. The rally will be held at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church, 715 SE 12th St., College Place. For more information visit online or call 509.525.2951.

Denominational Retired Workers’ Meetings and potluck meals for the 2016-17 term begins Sunday, October 9, 5pm in the Village Church Fellowship Hall. Be sure to reserve this time to enjoy a Travelog presented by Roman Hintz.

KLRF 88.5 needs your help by NOV 1 so we can install a new antenna and coax cable before snow falls at our site in the mountains. Our old equipment shuts down the station when it gets too cold to handle the power. The cost is $22,000. The station is operated by volunteers. All donations will go to this urgent project. Mail to KLRF 88.5,1200 SE 12th St, College Place, WA 99324. Thank you for your help, Owen Bandy, General Manager.

The Saxby Family would like to thank you for the many prayers, beautiful flowers, nice cards, and lovely reception. What a blessing to have the support of the church family.

Children’s Sabbath School leaders & assistants, join fellow Sabbath School leaders on October 2 at 6pm in the Junior High Room for a time of dialogue, training, and prayer. Thank you for making this time a priority!

Brynlee Madison Dewey arrived on July 28, 2016 weighing in at 7.1 lbs and 20 inches long. She joins Mike, Serena and big sister Kaleah.

The Pooles welcomed baby Ruby Jae on September 10. Congratulations to Tommy and Emily and welcome to your big family Ruby Jae!

Luella (Ramsdell) Litchfield, a long-time member of the University Church, passed away on August 17, 2016. Her celebration of life service will be held on Sabbath, October 1 at 2pm in the College Place Lions Park Community Building (800 Larch Avenue).

A memorial service for Dorothy Canwell, mother of Pastor Keith Canwell, will be held in Boise on October 8, 4pm, at the Cloverdale Adventist Church.

Milton Adventist Church is looking for volunteers to help with leadership positions in the “Journey to Bethlehem” community program. For more information or to sign up, please contact Marja McChesney, Office Manager at509.386.6071.

“Armor of God”, a free women’s DVD Bible Study, starts at noon on Wednesday, September 28! Based on Ephesians 6:10–19 by Christian author and speaker Priscilla Shirer, the study will take place on Wednesdays, noon to 1pm, September 28 through November 9. No registration needed. SonBridge Community Center, 1200 SE 12th Street, College Place. 509.529.3100.

Interested in Jail Ministries? Call Eastgate SDA Church (Candice Reece) at 509.301.8114 for more information.”

Free counseling for individuals, couples, and families at Pathways to Change, a community counseling clinic managed by the School of Education and Psychology at Walla Walla University.  Counselors are second-year master’s students in counseling psychology under the supervision of program faculty.  The clinic is located in Smith Hall and is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 9pm.  For more information, or to make an appointment, call Pathways to Change at 509.527.2654.

At SonBridge Community Center, we are dedicated to creating educational opportunities for the betterment of our community. Starting September 28, most of our fall classes begin. Some of these classes include Grief Support and English as a Second Language. Call (509) 529-3100 or visit for more information.

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 If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Terry at or (509) 242-0478.

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.

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Sabbath, October 1
    1:30pm — The Longest Table, 4th Street
    6:31pm — Sunset

Daily, October 37
    7:30am — Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
    11:40am — WWU Week of Worship, Sanctuary

Tuesday, October 4
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, October 5
    12–1pm — Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge
    6:30pm — Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, October 6
7pm — Ask Anything Conversation, Heubach Chapel

Friday, October 7
6:15pm — Sunset
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Chris Oberg, Sanctuary

Sabbath, October 8
    3:30pm — Gospel Outreach Rally, Village Church

Sunday, October 9
    5pm — Retired Denominational Workers’ Potluck,
               Village Church Fellowship Hall