January 16, 2016
The Associated Students of Walla Walla University bring to a close their Student Week of Worship this Sabbath. Please join the pastoral staff in welcoming this remarkable group of people as they lead us in worship today. The final speaker who offers our sermon today is Senior Theology Major Stephen Farr.
For additional pictures of the week, visit https://aswwu.smugmug.com
We welcome two University students who share their music with us. Annie Gibson, from Portland, brings us the offertory. In the anthem we hear from our own Justin Chung and his younger sister Alyssa who are accompanied by their mother Christine. We also welcome the praise band who have led worship music during this week of worship.
As you prepare to worship I invite you to meditate silently on the words of our opening hymn, some of which are given here:
Sing praise to God who reigns above,
The God of all creation,
The God of power, the God of love,
The God of our salvation;
With healing balm my soul He fills,
And every faithless murmur stills;
To God all praise and glory!
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
The University Church Staff and leadership thanks you for your dedicated nancial partnership! As we look forward to 2016, we are excited about the things God will accomplish through us.
As it has in the past, our local church budget supports K-12 schools Rogers and WWVA, Children’s Ministries, worship services, a number of staff members’ salaries, and maintaining our facility. Donations marked “Tithe” support pastors’ and teachers’ salaries as well as the world church.
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TOUCHES OF INTEREST
Church Board Meeting has been moved from Monday, January 18 (MLK Jr. Day) to Monday, January 25 at 7pm. We apologize for the late notice and hope that you can join us.
Blood Drive to be held on Friday, January 22 in the University Church Fellowship Hall, 9am-3:30pm
A New Sabbath School in Heubach Chapel began last Sabbath. Entitled “In Christ” and led by Troy Fitzgerald, the class’s primary focus will be just that: Jesus.
Breaking Bread gatherings continue this quarter. If you would like to host students, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sabbath School quarterlies are available in print at the church office during the week or at the information desk on Sabbaths. Quarterlies are also available online and via the mobile Sabbath School app.
Ricardo B. Graham, president of the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, will present “A King’s Dream” on Monday, Jan. 18, at 11 a.m., in the University Church for the annual Walla Walla University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
WWVA Week of Prayer will take place the week of February 1-5. Mark your calendar! 11:45am each day.
The 6th Annual Spiritual Care Symposium – “Blessed are Those Who Mourn” will be hosted by Walla Walla General Hospital on January 22. The featured speaker is Pam Cress, PhD, MSW, CT. For information and registration visit, wwgh.com/spiritualcaresymposium or call 509-527-8000, ext. 1848.
“Broth On A Rock” women’s conference will feature three speakers sharing how God meets women in our hiding places and calls us “Mighty Warrior”. Starts Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, 595 Abbott Rd., continues through Saturday and concludes Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 a.m. with breakfast at The Marcus Whitman Hotel. $65 registration includes three meals (two on Saturday and Sunday breakfast) and snacks from local bakeries; all meals have vegetarian options. For more information and to register visit brothonarock.org or call Chris Tapp at 541-861-1201.
SonBridge Constituency Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 24, at 10am at SonBridge. The agenda will include inspiring financial and development reports of God’s blessings and an update of future plans. This constituency session is for designated delegates, but interested parties are welcome to attend! Thank you for your ongoing support.
“Living Beyond Yourself” is a women’s DVD bible study at SonBridge Community Center. Wedensdays, January 6 - March 16, 12-1pm. (Please bring a Sack Lunch)
50-Plus Club Potluck will be on Sunday, January 17 at 5pm in the Youth Center.
WWV-ASAM will be viewing the movie “War Room” on Jan. 23 at 7 pm at SonBridge Community Center. Everyone is invited. There will also be an opportunity to donate to Rogers and Milton-Stateline scholarship funds.
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. The clinic is located in Smith Hall and is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 509-527-2654.
Depression Recovery Program. Get your life back! Free information session and registration January 5, 6:30 PM, SonBridge Community Center. Through this 8-week course, learn how to overcome depression through lifestyle changes, a positive outlook, and faith in God. The program begins January 19 at 6:30 PM and continues each Tuesday evening through March 8. For more information, call 509-525-0882 or 509-529-3100.
Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Washington, will host its bi-annual Band Clinic January 21 to 23, 2016. This is open to all students in grades 7 through 12. For more information, please contact Dean Kravig, UCA Band Director, at email@example.com or call (509) 245-3600.
Home school kids in 3rd-8th grade, You are invited to join Milton-Stateline Adventist School in our annual Winter Sports Days! There are two choices. One is bowling, swimming and roller skating in the afternoon (free to home schoolers). The other is joining us for skiing/snowboarding at Bluewood. There is a fee for skiing/snowboarding at a reduced group rate. The dates are Feb. 4,11,18 and 25. Call 541.938.7131 for more information.
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Sabbath, January 16
4:27pm - Sunset
6pm - Children’s Ministries Open Gym Night, Rogers
Sunday, January 17
5pm - 50-Plus Club Potluck, Youth Center
Monday, January 18
11am - WWU CommUnity with Ricardo Graham,
Pacific Union Conference President, Sanctuary
Tuesday, January 19
7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room
Wednesday, January 20
Noon-1pm - Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge
6:30pm - Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall
Friday, January 22
4:35pm - Sunset
8:30am-4:30pm - Spiritual Care Symposium, WWGH
9:30am-3:30pm - Blood Drive, Fellowship Hall
6-7:30pm - FORUM Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Sabbath, January 23
6pm - Children’s Ministries Volunteer Banquet
Sunday, January 24
10am - SonBridge Constituency Meeting, SonBridge
Monday, January 25
7pm - University Church Board Meeting, Youth Room
Thursday-Sabbath, January 28-30
WWU Friendship Tournament