Walla Walla University Church
December 9, 2017
Change the Day
Have you ever been blessed by someone you don’t even know? Maybe someone paid for your meal or left you an encouraging note to brighten your day. Do you remember how special that made you feel? That is what Change the Day is all about. Change the Day is a unique outreach opportunity, promoting a spirit of kindness in our community. Here is how it works: we put out special jars in offices around the WWU and WWVA campuses and local businesses. People throw their spare change into the jars, and then once a week we take a group of college and high school students and use that change to do random acts of kindness in our community. It is a fantastic way of bringing folks together to do good as we are reminded in Hebrews 10:24 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
We have done lots of different things with the change. Sometimes it is as simple as paying for the people behind us in drive-thrus, purchasing and delivering a meal to someone who looks like they need it, or sneaking into restaurants and paying for someone’s check without them seeing. We are always looking for new and creative ways to secretly bless people and make a tangible difference in our community.
That is where you, our church family, come in! If you would like a jar to put in your office, have an idea of a new service project for us to try, or want to join us as we Change the Day, please contact Meghann Heinrich! We look forward to hearing from you!
Phone: (530) 919-4002
AT THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH
It has become a favorite tradition on this Sabbath to hear the WWU Wind Symphony under the direction of Brandon Beck. Please join me in thanking the many members of this superb organization for sharing their music with us.
The prelude presents perhaps the most frequently performed piece written for concert band. The celebrated American composer Alfred Reed (1921–2005) studied in New York before joining the Army Air Force Band during World War II. At the age of 32 he became the conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Baylor University where, during his teaching tenure, he earned his B.M. and M.M. in music. He spent the last part of his career leading the music department at the University of Miami.
Alfred Reed wrote Russian Christmas Music in 1944 for a concert intended to foster improved American–Soviet relations. The twenty-three year old Reed had only 16 days to compose the score. The piece divides into four clear sections:
1. Carol of the Little Russian Children – quoting an actual Russian carol
2. Antiphonal Chant
3. The Village Song
4. Cathedral Chorus
Especially in the final section, with much use of bells and chimes, Reed manages to evoke the sounds of Orthodox Russian worship music. As you listen to this great music I invite you to prepare your heart to worship God.
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 Adventist Community Services. To give to the University Church budget, mark your gift on a tithe envelope.
(Although there is a new look to the giving page
at this link, your username and password
is exactly the same.)
TOUCHES OF INTEREST
The Longest Night, a midwinter service of renewal and hope will take place on Friday, December 15 at 7 pm. Join us for a meditative service of music, reflection, and healing prayer.
All church potluck at 1:15 PM today following Second Service in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
SonBridge Open House. Come celebrate the Education Center for Better Living on December 10 from 4–6pm. Enjoy refreshments, tours, and a celebration of our community's achievement!
John Deming passed away on Wednesday night this week. His memorial service is being planned for Sabbath afternoon, December 9 at 4pm in the University Church. A donation account to help with medical expenses has been set up at Blue Mountain Credit Union.
A German Christmas Sing-a-long is this morning at 10am in room 115 of the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center. Contact Kurt Schäfer at 509.527.3116.
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! firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.527.2800.
Student missionary Christmas packages are in the lobby today. Please choose one to take and mail at the post office. Thank you for your help in this yearly tradition of supporting our students!
Rogers Adventist School Christmas 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 .
Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a janitor. Experience preferred. Position to start January 2018. For more information email email@example.com or call 541.938.7131
The La Sierra University vocal ensemble UNITED will perform at the University Church on December 16, 2017 at 6pm.
Enchiladas to go, from College Place Spanish SDA Church to benefit their student aid fund. Call 509.525-9523, 509.301.2956 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.wallawalla.edu/alumni/wwu-alumni-association/guest-rooms/ 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.
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 email@example.com 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 9
1:15pm — All-church potluck, Fellowship Hall
4pm — John Deming Memorial, Sanctuary
4:08pm — Sundown
6pm — Adventist Singles Vespers, SonBridge
7pm — WWVA Christmas Concert, WWVA Auditorium
Sunday, December 10
4pm — SonBridge Open House, SonBridge
Monday, December 11
7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
Tuesday, December 12
6:30pm — Rogers School, K-4 Christmas Program, WWVA Auditorium
Wednesday, December 13
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
Thursday, December 14
Walla Walla University Christmas Break Begins
6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room
Friday, December 15
1pm — “Change the Day” Service Activity, Youth Room
4:08pm — Sundown
7pm — The Longest Night, Sanctuary
Sabbath, December 16
6pm — La Sierra UNITED vocal ensemble, Sanctuary
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