mural created by high five youth group members. On display in the WWU Church Jr. High Room

mural created by high five youth group members.
On display in the WWU Church Jr. High Room

Should you happen by the Children’s Wing of the University Church on a typical Tuesday or random Thursday evening, the glow of lights will beam through windows and cheerful voices will ring out. You may see heads bowed in concentration over Bibles or watch children dart back and forth in happy play. At times, art created by High Fivers and J.U.M.P.ers will be shared on displays around the church. And in all the activity and joy, Jesus remains the focus and heart.

High Five and J.U.M.P are two youth groups designed for discipleship of our youth and building intentional friendships within the larger church family. High Five welcomes all 7th and 8th graders to join in service projects, creating art projects helping broaden a sense of wonder at the beauty around us, and of course, games, best played loudly and at high speed.

J.U.M.P (Jesus Use Me Please) is in its second year and is designed for 5th and 6th graders. All students engage in Bible studies based on the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Adventist Church. To help gain a more full understanding of each belief, activities are planned that help make the Bible come alive.

This year we are thrilled to have a team of nine Walla Walla University students working with these two groups. Thank you parents for your eager support of your children learning of God, and thank you to our University students for caring deeply for our younger learners.

-Pastor Jenn Ogden








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We always look forward to hearing beautiful music from the wonderful orchestra of Walla Walla Valley Academy, directed by Benjamin Gish. Please join me in welcoming and thanking all of these musicians for sharing their music.

The musical world remembers Vasily Kalinnikov (1866–1900), composer of the prelude, for the high quality of a small amount of compositions and an all-too-brief life cut short by tuberculosis. The postlude features one of the best known concertos from L’estro armonico, a famous set of 12 concertos for stringed instruments by Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), one of the greatest of Baroque composers. Although an Italian composer, Vivaldi published this set of concertos in Amsterdam in 1711, and they were immediately successful all over Europe. During the postlude we hear all three movements of the Concerto Op.3 No.8:

I. Allegro
II. Larghetto e spirituoso
III. Allegro

Thanksgiving is almost here. As you prepare your heart to worship God I invite you to practice a thankful attitude while meditating on the words of our final hymn, No.559 “Now Thank We All Our God.”

-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 is for the Upper Columbia Conference budget. To give to the University Church budget, mark your gift on a tithe envelope. The following graphic illustrates giving to date in 2017 compared with 2016:

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(Although there is a new look to the giving page
at this link, your username and password
is exactly the same.)



Classroom Coordinators Needed! Our Kindergarten 1 and Primary 2 classes are looking for a person willing to organize teachers weekly for their rooms! We would love someone who enjoys teaching in case they need to fill in on occasion. Volunteers must complete (or have already completed) the Verified Volunteers training and screening.Please contact Pastor Jenn today if this call is for you! or 509-527-2800

Membership Transfers (first reading)
(IN) Michael and Marlene Cafferky from Collegedale, TN
Andrew Donesky from McDonald, TN
Katie Donesky from Abbotsford, BC, Canada
Chris Drake from Dayton, WA
Patience and Idah Taruwinga from Layfayette, West Layfayette, IN

(AWAY)Alex Clouzet to The Wells, Chattanooga, TN
Chadwin Mathis to Mt Ellis Academy, Bozeman, MT
Laurie Meservia Larson to Dayton, WA
Charlotte Tokle to The Wells, Chattanooga, TN
Lilia Wells to Journey, Kelso, WA

Rogers Adventist School Christmas program for grades 5-8 is on Tuesday, December 5 at 7pm in the WWVA Auditorium. The program for grades K-4 is Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30pm in the WWVA Auditorium.

Walla Walla Valley Academy will present their annual Christmas Concert featuring their Band, Choir, Hand Bells, Singers and their Orchestra. The program will take place in the WWVA Auditorium beginning at 7pm on Sabbath, December 9 .   

We need pies! Each year for the community Thanksgiving dinner, the University Church supplies 50 pies. If you are willing to help, please deliver yours to the church office before 10am on Tuesday, November 21.

James Sadoyama passed away. We mourn with his many friends and family. He will be missed. Please remember his family in prayer. The memorial service will be December 3 at 10:30am in the Sanctuary.

50-PLUS POTLUCK will be held on Sunday, November 19, at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Center. Please bring a favorite vegetarian dish and enjoy a program presented by “Hand Picked”.

The Umapine Seventh-day Adventist Church invites the public to share in the Annual Thanksgiving Service on November 21 at 7 PM located at 84685 Ringer Rd. Youth soloist, Samuel Schafer, will give thanks through the avenue of a Bach Violin concerto. “Umapine Philharmonic” will add their strings to the mixture of voices giving thanks. WWU Theology student, Cameron Fitzgerald, will lead us in thoughts of thanksgiving and a reception will follow the service.

Come Before Winter Sabbath film screening at Walla Walla University. Everyone welcome. The WWU Center for Media Ministry is hosting a Sabbath film screening on Dec. 2 from 3-5 PM in the Black Box (CTC 119)The film, Come Before Winter, tells the story of German Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the last days of Nazi GermanySpecial guests Kevin Ekvall, the film director, and Gary Blount, producer, will answer questions after the film.

The memorial service for Bernard B. Yanke will be November 25th at 3pm at the Village Church.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  Sabbath, December 9, 2017 — 3:30 p.m.  “Good Christian Friends, REJOICE!”- the annual Vespers Celebration of Lessons & Carols will be presented by the Village Church Choir, Brass Ensemble, Kids of the King Children’s Choir, Orchestra, and Grace Notes Handbells directed by ministers of music Terry and Terri Koch.  College Place Village Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a janitor. Experience preferred. Position to start January 2018. For more information email or call 541-938-7131

The Cantrell family is grieving the unexpected and tragic loss of Kevin Cantrell, who died in a auto accident on November 14, 2017. One way you can help the family in this time is to sign up via this Meal Train to provide food while they are processing this terrible loss. click here:

Help SonBridge get through the winter season by donating winter coats, shoes, and undergarments. Additional volunteers are also an urgent need. Call (509) 529-3100 for more details.

Guests coming and need an extra guest room? Havstad Alumni Center has 3 beautiful guest rooms. For guest room availability and information go to  or call 509 540-8095. 

Need space for family/friends event? Havstad Alumni Center is available for rent for those special events. Choose between the 1st floor beautiful home-like living room setting or the 2nd floor which includes a full kitchen.  Located on 4th Street on the Walla Walla University campus.  For more information, please call 509 527-2241 between 9am - 5pm Monday - Thursday.

Come and enjoy “Miracle On Bethleham Street” a play and performances by the MSAS Band and Choir! The fun starts at 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 14th in our gymnasium.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to a Pancake breakfast on Sunday, Dec 3rd 8:00 am to 10:00 am in the Stateline Adventist Church Fellowship Hall. There will be pancakes, eggs, hash browns and a whole lot more! By Donations. All proceeds go to the 8th grade trip fund.

If you’re a medical doctor or dental hygienist and are interested in going on a mission trip to Bolivia with a church group in March, please contact Monique Morris at or call 509-540-9345.

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.



Sabbath, November 18
    4:18pm — Sundown
    6pm — Adventist Singles Vespers, SonBridge

November 19-26
    WWU Thanksgiving Break

Sunday, November 19
    5pm — 50-Plus Potluck, Youth Center

Tuesday, November 21
    10am — Pie Delivery for Community Thanksgiving         Dinner, Church Office 

Wednesday, November 22
    6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Thursday, November 23
    Thanksgiving - Church Office Closed

Friday, November 24
    Church Office Closed
    4:13pm — Sundown

Sabbath, December 2
    3pm — Come Before Winter film screening, CTC 119
    6-7pm -- Walla Walla City Parade of Lights, Downtown

Sunday, December 3
    10:30am — Jimmy Sadoyama memorial, Sanctuary

Tuesday, December 5
    7pm — Rogers School, 5-8 Christmas Program, WWVA Auditorium

Thursday, December 7
    5-7:30pm -- College Place City Christmas parade and fireworks

Friday, December 8
    6pm and 8pm -- WWU Music Department Christmas Program, Sanctuary

Sabbath, December 9
    11:45am -- Lessons and Carols worship service, Sanctuary
    4pm -- Evensong, Sanctuary
    7pm - WWVA Music Dept. Christmas Program, WWVA Auditorium

Tuesday, December 12
    6:30pm — Rogers School, K-4 Christmas Program, WWVA Auditorium

Friday, December 15
    7pm -- "The Longest Night" vespers, Sanctuary