A Student-led Worship Community

Circle Church begins its sixth season this Sabbath, and the third in its home in the University Church Fellowship Hall. This year, students Emily Gobel and Tommy Tamaleaa will serve as co-pastors alongside a diverse team of student volunteers passionate about creating a vibrant faith community on campus.

Circle Church co-pastors Tommy Tamaleaa and Emily Gobel

Emily reports that "intention" is the focus for the church this school year. "Why do we do what we do? What are our roots?," she asked rhetorically in an interview. "Why do we use the words we say? Why do we worship the way we worship?" Part of the intent, says the leadership, is to be as inclusive as possible of all people, regardless of church affiliation. Another reason for this year's focus is to settle into the center of their passion, Jesus.

Circle Church's weekly Sabbath morning gatherings begin today at 10:32am. Please join the pastoral team in welcoming this excited, dedicated, and inspiring group of students!




The University Church community is grateful to the donors, volunteers, visionaries, (and agitators) who advocated for a facelift of the Fellowship Hall during the summer. The University Church is excited to host Circle Church during the school year, and students are excited to begin gathering in the new space. Co- pastor Emily Gobel said about the renovation, "It makes me feel supported and cared for — like what we're doing is a priority."

The latest upgrades (which include LED lighting, a modern ceiling, improved audio/visual, and paint) build on the hard work of volunteers last summer, who installed a new audio visual system to increase functionality for everyone who uses the space all week long. Thank you!!




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We welcome Brandon Rittenour, a freshman music major, who shares his cello music with us. For the first time this school year we also welcome the students of I Cantori and thank them for leading our service. They are led, in the anthem, by interim choral director Lindsay Armstrong.
The postlude, by the great French organist Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) forms the last movement of his Fifth Symphony for organ. French composers of the late romantic period found great success in writing works modeled on orchestral symphonies for the pipe organ. One of the earliest of these composers, Widor wrote ten such extended, multi-movement works for organ. The prelude, by the German Baroque master Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) consists of nine variations on a hymn tune. As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to silently meditate on this translation of the hymn text.
What God does, that is done well!
He is my light, my life
Who can have no ill will towards me.
I want to entrust myself to Him
In joy and sorrow. The time will come
When it will be clearly apparent
How faithful His intention is.

-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, the loose offering goes toward the University Church Budget.


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(Although there is a new look to the giving page
at this link, your username and password
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Learn to Podcast! The University Church is in search of a part-time (4-5hrs/week) podcast intern during the 2017-18 school year. Join the Walla Walla Podcast team, grow with us, and learn the craft of sound-design, recording, editing, and publishing. To apply for this volunteer position, contact Kris Loewen at by October 20.

Delores Colvin passed away Sept. 30.  Delores is the mother of our member Kathy Paddock and the grandmother of Marci Knauft.  Her service will be on Sabbath, Oct. 14 at 3pm in Heubach. Please remember this family as mourn the loss of a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

"Help! I'm a Parent: Christian Parenting in the Real World," a new 10-week DVD series begins on Sabbath, October 7, in the Gathering Room where the Parents' Class meets. Join the Parents' Class for Bibilcally based parenting tips, good discussions and special prayer for our children. See more details about the program at this link:

Connect with others, grow spiritually, and apply God’s word to real life situations, join one of a series of small groups is in the works for this fall. Groups are discussion-based, will run for about an hour, and will occur weekly over a period of three to six weeks. Click here for additional details, or contact Pastor Alareece at 

Millicent Archer passed away this week.  Millicent is the mother of Austin Archer.  Her service took place on October 8 at Canaan SDA Church in Tobago.   Remember the Archer family and they grieve the loss of Millicent.

A busy school year is underway at Walla Walla University, and we would love for you to visit sometime. We’ve planned a variety of events throughout the year, including musical performances, special lectures, sporting events, Family Weekend, alumni events, and more! Find details about these events, read the latest WWU news, and see our online calendar at You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

50-PLUS POTLUCK will be held on Sunday, October 15 at 5pm in Havstad Alumni Center at the corner of College Avenue and 4th Street. The program to follow will be Art Songs for Cello and Piano presented by Benjamin Gish, cello, and Jinhyang Park, piano.

October 13 & 14— A special celebration commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Village Church. Join us Friday at 6:30 PM for an evening of Advent hymns and a message from Elder Dan Jackson. On Sabbath afternoon at 2:30 PM, Good Ole Advent Hymn Fest, 3:00-5:00 PM, “Adventist History & Mission: 125 Years - Lessons & Challenges. The “Good Ole Days” social, 6:45 PM, Youth Center. All are welcome.

Thank You to all who have volunteered a few hours of their time one or two days a week at the Community Center Warehouse, 8th and Bade. Leaders are still needed in both warehouses, as well as several men to assist on Sundays and Mondays, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Your helping hands are appreciated. 

The Christian Aid Center needs you! This important ministry partner of the University Church is always in need of volunteer help. In particular, the director of volunteers at CAC (and our church member), Jeannette Regalado, is requesting for help with chapel speakers (6:30pm daily), breakfast cooks (Sunday and Monday mornings), and van drivers to pick up donated food (Tuesday and Thursday mornings). Contact Jeannette at 509.525.7153.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is looking for retired teachers who would be willing to sub at our school on occasion. We have need of more subs on our sub list. For more information call Barb at 541-938-7131.

2017 AMEN Conference:  Are You Willing?: Are you a physician or dentist willing to serve God through medical ministry?  Then the AMEN conference is for you!  Join us Thursday October 26 – Sunday October 29, 2017 in Hilton Head Island, SC.  During the 2017 AMEN Conference, each speaker will explore how you can have a vibrant, growing Christian experience yourself and, out of the context of your own experience, share God’s love with your patients.  The essence of Jesus’ life was a willingness to do the Father’s Will and the goal of this year’s conference is to inspire each one of us to do the same.  Featured Speakers include:  Pastors Dwayne Lemon and Mark Finley; Physicians Ricardo Whyte, Debbie Beihl, Stephen Waterbrook, & Norman McNulty; Dentists Stephen Wright, Carlos Moretta, and many others.   All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are welcome to attend.  Jesus is coming soon - let's prepare ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues!  For more information please visit or call 530-883-8061.

The UCC Women’s Fall Retreat, Always, October 27 and 28, welcomes special guest, Janet Page, General Conference Associate Ministerial Secretary. Registration is available at UCC Women’s Ministries web page.



Sabbath, October 7
    3:30pm — Gospel Outreach Mission Rally, Sanctuary
    6:21pm — Sundown
    6:30pm — Organ Recital, Kraig Scott, Sanctuary
    7pm — Adventist Singles Vespers, SonBridge

Sunday, October 8
    All Day— Walla Walla Health Expo, Fairgrounds
    2pm — Lois Pegel Birthday Party, Havstad Alumni Center
    5pm — Denominational Retired Workers’ Potluck,             Village Church
    7pm -- Northland Quartet Concert, Sanctuary

Monday, October 9
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, October 10
    11am — WWU CommUnity, ASWWU, WEC
    7pm — High Five, Junior High Room

Wednesday, October 11
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — Evidence Youth Group, Youth Room

Friday, October 13
    1pm — “Change the Day” Service Activity, Youth                        Room
    6:10pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Vespers with ASWWU, Sanctuary

Sunday, October 15
    5pm — 50-Plus Club potluck, Havstad Alumni Center