“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead — his eyes are closed.

The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms — this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”

-Albert Einstein, from "Living Philosophies"


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We thank two student ensembles of Walla Walla Valley Academy for sharing their music — the WWVA Singers and the WWVA Praise Ringers, both directed by Patti Short and accompanied by Cora Crumley. It was just last Friday that the Praise Ringers played a major role in the University Christmas Concert and we are grateful for the opportunity to hear them again. Please join me in welcoming Patti and these wonderful musicians.

Our music features several soloists today. In the first choral anthem Zoey Brenes plays Double Bass; in the second anthem Zoey joins Holly Carpenter and Sarena Rau in a string trio, while Karyme Guzman-Rosa performs the vocal solo. The offertory anthem features Christian Wallace- Bailey, Marsean Ologbosele, and Eli Stanciu in the bass solo.

The prelude is based on a poem found in our hymnal, No.126. As you prepare your heart to worship God I invite you to meditate on this text, some of which is given here:

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man

I would do my part;
Yet what can I give Him?
Give my heart.

-Kraig Scott




As you plan your year-end giving, please consider supporting the ministry of the University Church by donating to our local church budget. Give by placing your contribution in an offering bag, a tithe envelope and marking "church budget," or by giving online at and clicking "give." Thank you for your generosity to this important work!


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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.)



Medical Responders Needed. EMT/Paramedics, CPR-qualified Nurses, Nurse Providers, or Physicians who are willing to be on a list of medical responders during the church services, with one present and available for each church service each week, for possible medical emergencies, please contact Deanne at 509-301-6703 or

Family and friends are invited to help celebrate Walt Meske and Liz Hanafin’s “Come and Go” wedding reception at the Walla Walla University Alumni Center, January 1, 2018 from 1-3.  No gifts please.

Are you looking to connect with others? A number of small groups will be offered this winter. We would also love to have new leaders! The groups are discussion-based and will run for about an hour over a three to six week period. If you’re interested in leading a group, please contact Alareece Collie at

Volunteer Spanish English Interpreters needed for Sabbath Services. Share your bilingual talent for this Spanish ministry. Students or members interested call Sandra Graham at 509.526.8011 for more information.

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.

The La Sierra University vocal ensemble UNITED will perform at the University Church  on December 16, 2017 at 6pm.

Original Christmas Musical “The Quest” will be performed at Walla Walla City Church on December 22 at 7pm and December 23 at 10:30am.  Free admission.

Register for the final One project gathering before December 31. The grand finale promises to be a unique and transformative experience. Each speaker will share why they personally proclaim, “Oh, How I Love Jesus!”You, along with your family and friends—through conversation, through singing, and through celebration—will have the same opportunity. This gathering will not be recorded. Register to attend at before December 31, 2017. Prices increase in January 1, 2018, and the gathering is likely to sell out.

Enchiladas to go, from College Place Spanish SDA Church to benefit their student aid fund. Call 509.525-9523, 509.301.2956 or email to order. Order by January 30 to pick up on February 4 at Rogers Adventist School.

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.

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, December 16
    4:09pm — Sundown
    6pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
    6pm — La Sierra University “United” Choir Concert,                    Sanctuary

Tuesday, December 19
    High Five Youth Group on break until January 9

Wednesday, December 20
    Pathfinders Club on break until January 10

Thursday, December 21
    J.U.M.P. Youth Group on break until January 11

Friday, December 22    
    4:11pm — Sundown

Monday, December 25
    Christmas Day — Church Office Closed

Monday, January 1
    New Year’s Day — Church Office Closed

Monday, January 8
    WWU, WWVA, and Rogers School classes resume