“You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race.
Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win! All good athletes train hard.
They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades.
You’re after one that’s gold eternally.”

-1 Corinthians 9:24–27


Welcome, Athletes!

WWU's 2016 Fall Classic,
October 6–8
We welcome teams from:



Thank you!

For making The Longest Table such a brilliant success! For hosting, cooking, setting–up, and (of course)eating, thanks! It's a beautiful gift to be a part of such a dynamic and vibrant community of faith.



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Today I Cantori of Walla Walla University sings for the first time this year. Please join me in thanking these students for sharing their music. Matthew 18:19-20 forms the text of the first anthem, sung in Spanish. The words of second anthem, sung in Latin, are given here:

Where Charity and Love are, God is there.
The love of God has gathered us together,
Let us rejoice and be glad in it,
Let us revere and love the living God,
And from a sincere heart
Let us love one another.

I invite you to silently meditate on these words as you prepare your heart to worship.

-Kraig Scott




Sabbath's Question:
What does God think about "Black Lives Matter"?





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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Ordination update. The Upper Columbia Conference administration has agreed to meet with our church in response to a request by our board. The time will be spent discussing the status of commissioned pastors in this conference. All church members are encouraged to attend, Wednesday evening, November 9 at 7pm. Location TBD.

Darius Jankiewicz, Professor of Historical Theology at Andrews University, will present on the history and meaning of ordination on October 22 at 3pm in the Sanctuary. This event is sponsored by FORUM and the School of Theology.

Ask Anything midweek conversations continue this week.  Thursday, October 6, at 7pm in Heubach Chapel. Pastor Alex will lead 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. Defending the Faith begins October 8 in Bowers Hall Student Lounge; Circle Church and Sabbath Seminar begin October 22. 

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 goaim.org online or call 509.525.2951.

Special “ASWWU Mobile” Sabbath Schools are planned for October 15. Berean Fellowship, Circle Church, and Renew will all join together with guestspeakers Anthony Lyder and Ben Lundquist for a special outdoor program during the Sabbath School hour, 10:30-11:30am.

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.

50 Plus Club potluck is Sunday, October 16 at 5p in the Youth Center. Come and enjoy a Ray Sample family musical program. Bring a friend!”

SonBridge is in need of two volunteers, one for the reception desk and another for the Thrift & Gift decorative flower department. If interested, please call (509) 529-3100 or visit SonBridge.org/volunteer.

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.

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).

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 SonBridge.org for more information.

UCC Women’s Retreat: 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.

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.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is hosting a book fair FIESTA! Everyone is invited to come and look over new books titles which can be purchased at discounted prices. Don’t forget, Christmas is coming and books always make great gifts! Each purchase helps our school earn points towards free books for our library. The fair will be held in our library Oct 31-Nov 4. The hours are Mon-Thurs 8:00 am-4:00 pm and Fri 9:00 am-12:30 pm. We appreciate all of your support! www.scholastic.com/bf/mssda

Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to a Talent Show and fundraising sale on Saturday, Oct. 29th at 6:30 pm in our gym. Admission is by donation.  There will be singers, musicians and more!   Fun for the entire family! There will be concession stand. All proceeds go to purchasing some much needed P.E. equipment.

Embracing Orphans Party. Thursday, October 13th 5 - 7 PM. If you are an Embracing Orphans friend, family, donor, volunteer, or just want to have some Tacos and Hawaiian Shaved Ice, come join us! La Monarca will park their acclaimed Taco Wagon at Pineapple Pete's near Loney's Grocery Store. This is a no-host party, there is no program or plans, just a time to hang out and connect with others. Come and purchase dinner or shaved ice, they have shuffle board, foosball and board games too.






Sabbath, October 8
   3:30pm — Gospel Outreach Rally, Village Church            
   6pm — Organ recital by Kraig Scott, Sanctuary            
   6:18pm — Sunset

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

Daily, October 1014
    7:30am — Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, October 11
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

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

Thursday, October 13
6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
    7pm — Ask Anything Conversation, Heubach Chapel

Friday, October 14
6:07pm — Sunset
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Ben Lundquist, Sanctuary

Sunday, October 16
    5pm — 50 Plus Club potluck, Youth Center

Sabbath, October 22
    3–5pm — Darius Jankiewicz FORUM, Sanctuary    

Wednesday, November 9
    7pm — Ordination conversation with UCC Admin.