Rogers Adventist School

One of the University Church’s most cherished and important partners is Rogers Adventist School (RAS). Today, we are blessed to hear music from RAS music groups led by director Patti Short and Holly Blackwelder-Carpenter, as well as a children’s story presented by principal Holley Bryant. Rogers staff and students have created a rich environment, a joyously healthy culture, and a warm family platform for kids to grow up learning about their world and their Creator. The University Church is proud to financially support this significant mission through a large subsidy built into the University Church budget, as well as extra giving for individual student tuition via “Student Aid.”

For more information on how your child can take part in the life–changing ministry of RAS, please contact: or 509.529.1850.


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Rogers Adventist School has enjoyed a long history of good music ensembles, and we are delighted to host them today. Please join me in thanking the many students, their teachers, and parents. We hear the Jr. High Hand Bell Choir, the Treble Choir (grades 3–4), and the Honors Choir (grades 5–8), all directed by Patti Short and accompanied by Melissa Cadieux. We also hear a double string quartet directed by Holly Blackwelder-Carpenter.

Although we were not able to include them in today’s service, we have two special guests from Andrews University on campus this weekend, Carla Trynchuk, violin, and Chi Yong Yun, piano. You are invited to their recital tomorrow at 7pm in the Fine Arts Center.

The offertory presents the favorite hymn How Great Thou Art (No.86). As you prepare your heart to worship God, I invite you to meditate silently on the words of this hymn, some of which are given here.

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed,
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

–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 goes to the University Church budget.

Donations to the University Church budget fund all local ministries, including youth and children, WWVA and Rogers subsidies, broadcast, worship, and the upkeep of the church campus. Thank you for your support and dedication to this community!

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This Sabbath the University Church welcomes to the pulpit our new senior pastor Andreas Beccai. This will be his fourth sermon in 2019, but only his first officially as senior pastor. We are grateful to the Upper Columbia Conference leadership for being present to pray a blessing over Andreas' ministry in Walla Walla. Andreas grew up in the United Kingdom and previously pastored in the Seattle area. He is joined in Walla Walla by his wife, Cassandre, and daughter, Eden.

Church Board Meeting will be Monday, March 18, 7pm in the Youth Room. All are welcome to attend.

Ministry Placement Board Report (second reading). The following individuals have agreed to serve:
Jasen Downey, Safety Team
Jennie Simpson, Rogers School Board
Adina Pearson, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Jeff Wagner, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Bonnie Clancy, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Emily Craik, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Rosa Gilham, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Craig Connell, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Becky Connell, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Kathleen Varnell, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Rene Patzer, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Mackenzie Craik, Rogers School Constituency Delegate
Kristyn Dybdahl, Ministry Placement Board
Beverly Roper-Archer, Ministry Placement Board
Misty Puymon, Ministry Placement Board

You are invited to a fund-raising concert presented by the Walla Walla University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Brandon Beck, in preparation for the exciting opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall on June 21, 2019. The concert will include Overture, “Die Zauberflote” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Suite in A major, Op 98b (American) by Antonin Dvorak, Symphony No. 1 in G minor by Vasily Kalinnikov. Tax–deductible donations accepted online or at the concert in the University Church Sanctuary.

The 50+ potluck and program will be held on Sunday, March 17 at the Village Church Youth Center, 8th and Bade in College Place. Come and enjoy an uplifting musical vocal program presented by Gina Lincoln, accompanied by Jan Roberts. And of course, please bring a friend!

Are you an Andrews University alum? Or are you a student considering attending Andrews University? Come for a complimentary dinner hosted by Andrews at its Walla Walla regional event on Monday, March 24 at 6pm at Courtyard Marriott Walla Walla, 550 West Rose Street. Network with Andrews alums, enjoy a delicious meal, and hear the latest news from Andrews University. Reserve your spot (it’s free!) at or at 269.471.3591, We hope to see you there!

All are welcome to join our University Church prayer meeting each Wednesday at 7pm in Heubach Chapel. The group will view a part of the current week’s Sabbath School lesson in Ranko Stefanovic’s, “Revelation of Jesus Christ”video.

Jim Libby from Anchorage, AK, the brother of University Church member Lauri Rootvik, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Baja, California on March 10. He was part of a large and growing family and often led dentistry teams in various world fields. He is survived by his wife, Pam, and sons Justin and Landon, both graduates of Walla Walla University.

Kenneth Ladd, the husband of Jackie Ladd and father of Lisa Comeau and Michael Ladd, died in Burlington, VT on March 10. He worked in financial administration for the SDA church for over 40 years. A memorial service will be scheduled in College Place later this spring.

Pearl “Pat” Crabtree, mother of David Crabtree, died on Friday, March 1. A private memorial service is planned for early April. We invite you to remember the Crabtree family in your prayers.

Sam LeFore, husband of Donna LeFore and father of University Church member Tamara Reeves passed away on February 5. He was loved by the Church family and all who knew him. Please join us for a Celebration of Life service on March 16, 3pm in the Milton Adventist Church. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service in the Milton Church Fellowship Hall.

Retired pastor Elwood Boyd passed away Sunday morning February 17. A Celebration of Life service to remember him will be held Sabbath, March 16 at 3:30pm in the Eastgate Seventh-day Adventist Church. In lieu of flowers the family would ask for your financial support of the Julianna Sayler Foundation which supports research and families experiencing DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer. Visit for more information.

Rogers Adventist School Early Registration is open! Both new and current students are eligible to pay enrollment fees for the 2019-20 school year.
Early: $175 (March 1-31); Regular: $225 (April 1-June 9); Summer: $250 (June 10 and after). Current students are guaranteed a seat in classrooms until March 31. Starting April 1, open seats are available to new students. Contact Holley Bryant at with questions.

Revelation of Hope Bible Prophecy Seminar
Taj Pacleb will be at the College Place Village Church March 15 - 23 for an inspirational series of Bible presentations, nighty at 6:45pm. There will be an exciting VBS program for the children ages 3 - 12 going on simultaneously. Bring a friend and gain a blessing. 

La Sierra University is in search of a new president; a leader who is passionate about the distinctive culture of a liberal arts university on a campus rich with ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. The La Sierra University Presidential Search Committee requests recommendations or applications for this position to be sent  To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2019. Click here for additional information and requirements.

AMEN NW Conference - May 9-11
Register now for the 2019 AMEN NW Conference. The Master Plan: Forgiveness & Healing May 9-11, 2019 at the Upper Columbia Conference in Spokane. Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Sandoval will present a series entitled “The Law of Life.” Endocrinologist Dr. Hana Kahleova will share up-to-date research on diabetes and the effects of a plant-based diet. This conference is for all health care providers, pastors, Bible workers, and health ministries leaders. Visit for more information and to register.

Find ways to Build up the Family at Camp Meeting - June 19-22, 2019 
Reserve your lodging for Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting. The main speakers this year are Randy Roberts, senior pastor of the Loma Linda University Adventist Church and Sung Kwon, director of the North American Division Adventist Community Services. The early morning session will focus on the family with Claudio Consuegra. Your whole family will be spiritually blessed as we seek to build up the family of God. Seminars on how to reach missing members, how to reverse diabetes, biblical truths and training our children are just some of the topics. Invite your new members and interests!  Go to: to register.

Volunteer At UCC Camp Meeting
Thank you to those who called. We still need volunteers for first aid, shuttle drivers, media at the big tent, signing for the hearing impaired and seminar assistants. Don't delay, save your spot to volunteer. Camp Meeting is June 19 to 22, 2019 at Upper Columbia Academy. To volunteer at camp meeting contact  All volunteers must be screened through "Verified Volunteers." Start the Screening process here:

Summer Camp Discount For Oshkosh Attendees
Summer camp is coming and we are excited for an amazing summer. Oshkosh also happens towards the end of summer 2019. We would like every Pathfinder to be able to attend both Oshkosh and Camp MiVoden summer camp. So if you are going to Oshkosh and want to be at camp we will give you $100 discount in addition to other discounts for being at Oshkosh, (amount will not be great than the cost of camp). You must bring /send a copy of your Oshkosh ticket for the discount. Questions please call 509-242-0506 or email –

Family Camp 3 - August 14-17
Have you wanted to come to Camp MiVoden but cannot stay the whole week? Well, Family 3 is the camp for you. We are excited for the New Family 3 camp that we added for summer 2019. It is a half week of camp from August 14 at 7 p.m. to August 18 at Noon. You will get 2 ½ days of activities during your stay and enjoy our wonderful Sabbath and campfires. $195 for adults and $165 for children 6-16. You can register online at Any questions or assistance please call 509-242-0506 or email –

Outreach Coordinators Needed 
Are you looking to make a difference for God?  Are you interested in leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ?  We are seeking committed men and women to serve as Outreach Coordinators in all of our church districts.
What is an Outreach Coordinator?  The position is a blend of community Bible work and member equiper and trainer.  In partnership with the pastor, they are the outreach leader for the church with the responsibility of fostering an evangelistic culture.
Want to know more? Check out the job description and then pray about whether or not God May be leading you into this kind of ministry.

UCA Academy Days - April 11-12
All students in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11 are welcome to come and check out Upper Columbia Academy. This overnight event will give you information about UCA, the chance to participate in a knowledge bowl and tour the campus. You will meet students and make new friends. Contact Donivan Andregg at 509-245-3680 or donivan.andregg@ucaa.orgFlyer:

Revelation Weekend Seminar - April 19-20 
Dr. Ranko Stefanovic, renowned theologian, author, and educator of New Testament studies will be giving a weekend seminar on the book of Revelation. April 19, 20 there will be a Friday evening presentation at 7 p.m, Sabbath church service, and a Saturday afternoon presentation at 2 p.m. following potluck. All meetings are held at the Moscow, Idaho, SDA church (1015 W C St, Moscow, ID 83843) All are welcome to attend.

Free Estate Planning
Interested in creating a Will, as well as power of attorney and other estate planning documents?  Free estate planning is offered as a service of the Upper Columbia Conference Trust Dept. for UCC members.  We help you take care of family, and just ask that you have a desire to make a significant difference in some way connected with Upper Columbia Conference (evangelism, your local church or school, etc.).  For more information, or to arrange an appointment next time a representative is in your area, please contact Andrew McCrary at 509.242.0472 or E-mail

Attend the Digging Deeper Retreat, a spiritual retreat for young adults & young families in their 20s–40s, May 17–19 at Camp MiVoden. There will be times of worship & music, powerful messages, good food, hiking & canoeing. Our keynote speaker, Michael Kelly, will lead us in digging deeper into the theme, Authentic Faith. Children’s program for ages 4–10 years, childcare for ages 18 months to 3 years, and a mother’s room for infants will be provided at the retreat. Scholarships available. For more information visit:

Rosario Singles Retreat with Pastor Ofa Langi and sponsored by the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is April 4-7. Come enjoy the coastal beauty of Rosario and the breaking waves on the beach. Registration will be available by mid February. Mark it on your calendar now. For more information, visit

Attention ATV enthusiasts and horsemen – The Adventist Horseman’s Association is inviting you to participate in their annual Cowboy Camp Meeting.   If you enjoy camping in the national forest and riding the trails you will love this event.   Find out more by attending an informational meeting at the Milton-Freewater Church Fellowship Hall, March 16 at 6:30pm.  For more info call 360.607.7446.

For over 75 years, Wildwood Lifestyle Center has helped people not only stop disease progression, but also naturally reverse it. The 11-day and 25-day programs provide patients with the life they were always meant to live, both physically, mentally and spiritually. Call us for your healing not only for your illnesses, but also for your soul 1-800-634-9355 or visit our website at

Free estate planning is offered as a service of the Upper Columbia Conference Trust Department for UCC members. They help you take care of family, and just ask that you have a desire to make a significant difference in some way connected with Upper Columbia Conference (evangelism, your local church or school, etc.). For more information, or to arrange an appointment next time a representative is in your area, please contact Andrew McCrary at 509.242.0472 or e-mail

THANK YOU to those of you who have registered to volunteer for the Love Heals Walla Walla free clinic event on April 18 and 19! Additional volunteers are still needed in several areas including: dental (dentists, hygienists, assistants and sterilization/central supply), massage/PT/OT/chiropractors, and hospitality (greeters/patient escorts). Limited licensure is available for out-of-state and retired practitioners. Text “loveheals” to 55222 for a link to register or visit Volunteer registration will be open through Sunday, March 10.

The Winter Quarter pulpit series at the University Church is entitled “Wise Guys.” Each Sabbath, a variety of preachers from our community (including our new senior pastor Andreas Beccai) will open the scriptures sharing from the wisdom literature books of: Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Job, and Song of Solomon.



Sabbath, March 16
3pm — Celebration of Life Service for Sam LeFore, Milton Adventist Church
3:30pm — Celebration of Life Service for Elwood Boyd, Eastgate SDA Church
7pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge
8pm — WWU Symphony Orchestra Concert, Sanctuary

Monday, March 18
7:30am — (Mon-Wed) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday, March 19
7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, March 20
6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel [Judgment on Babylon]

Thursday, March 21
WWU and WWVA spring break begins

Friday, March 22
Rogers Adventist School spring break begins
7:07pm — Sundown
No WWU Vespers, spring break

Sabbath, March 23
7pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Monday, April 1
WWU, WWVA, and Rogers classes resume

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