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Please consider joining Sabbath Seminar this week at 10:30am in the Canaday Technology Center Room 105 for a conversation about a tattoo removal program in Walla Walla, spearheaded by members of the University Church. Sergio Hernandez will present.

The Walla Walla INK-OUT program is designed to serve youth and adults who want to change their appearance and lifestyle but are hampered by visible tattoos from their past choices. The INK-OUT Tattoo Removal Project provides a gateway to employment, increased self-esteem and improved social mobility. It also coordinates tattoo removal with mentoring, community service and other social support services.

INK-OUT is a collaborative project between the Walla Walla Public School District, The Health Center, and other community partners, with generous support initially provided by The Sherwood Trust and the First Fruits Fund through the Blue Mountain Community Foundation. The INK-OUT laser machine was initially located on the Walla Walla General Hospital campus, but now housed the new Health Center, as part of the HUB (next to Lincoln High School).

Laser tattoo removal works through an intense beam of light that pulses harmlessly through the top layers of skin. This laser energy breaks up the tattoo pigment into smaller particles, which are then removed by the body’s immune system. Using a laser is the best method for removing tattoos completely, with little to no scarring. Thanks to the donated physician services and other community support, laser tattoo removal treatments in Walla Walla are provided free of charge for eligible youth 21 years of age and younger. For adults over 21 a nominal charge will be made on a case by case basis.

Sergio Hernandez, a Walla Walla University Church member and equity and access coordinator for Walla Walla Public Schools, Robert Betz, INK-OUT’s founding researcher and physician (also a University Church member), and Stan Ledington, executive director of The Health Center, worked with hospital officials and contractors for the teen center to create the infrastructure and support needed for continuing the work of the program, which has served nearly 50 people from Walla Walla and around the region in four years.

You may read more about the program at this Union Bulletin article from the summer of 2017

You may also get in contact with Sergio Hernandez or Robert Betz for more information.





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Today, I Cantori presents musically and topically challenging music. The first anthem, written in Latin, is a prayer for our Creator’s powerful intercession against darkness in the world and a cry for forgiveness. The following is a condensed translation:

“O blest Creator of the light...
Whose wisdom joined in meet array
the morn and eve, and named them day: night comes with all its darkling fears; regard Thy people’s prayers and tears. ...while thinking but the thoughts of time, they weave new chains of woe and crime. But grant them grace...
each harmful lure aside to cast,
and purge away each error past.

O Father, that we ask be done, through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son; Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, doth live and reign eternally. “

This month is also mental health awareness month. The second anthem can be heard as a testimonial of someone with depression, a condition where sleep can be the most peaceful or the most tumultuous of events. And finally, after the sermon, we will hear a song all about standing confidently in the face of oppression. This is a topic that my choirs and I have personally felt called to focus on this year.

-Lindsay Armstrong



Thank you for your generosity to the ministry of the University Church. The following graphic highlights how donations to the University Church budget are allocated.


Donate here on our website, by placing your gift in a tithe envelope and marking it "Local Church Budget," or by placing it in the offering bags.

Our online giving portal allows any person to set up regular, monthly, weekly, or biweekly contributions to be deducted automatically from their connected accounts into whatever budget, ministry, or funds they choose.




Save the Date! University Church OUTDOOR CHURCH is scheduled for June 2 at 11:45am. This special service will happen on Centennial Green and will feature University Singers, I Cantori, and sermon by Alex Bryan. Begin planning your picnic lunch today! (First Serve will take a one-week hiatus on June 2; Sabbath Schools will take place on their normal schedule). Join us!

Membership transfers (first reading)
(IN) Malcolm & Hannah Hardy, Redlands, CA
Liz Meske, Village Church, College Place, WA
Heather Rodriguez, Village Church, College Place, WA
Jeremy & Jennie Simpson, Turning Point, Roseburg, OR
Ed & Irma Tillotson, Crosspoint Church, Hillsboro, OR
(AWAY) Jodie & Rebecca Mahurin, College Place, Village

WWU School of Business is working on a project with Sunset Lake Camp this quarter. They’ve made a survey for parents of camp-aged children, and they’d be very grateful if you could find 2 minutes to complete it.

The AcroKnights from Walla Walla Valley Academy invite you to their 21st annual acrobatic performance at Cordiner Hall this Sunday 3:00 pm.  Come treat your mom and the whole family to some high flying stunts!  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  For more info:  email

The University Church will begin using a texting service to share important information about events, schedule changes, and emergencies. Please opt-in by texting “WWUCINFO” to 84576. Members who wish to opt-out should call or email the church office before May 19.

Receptionist and Dental Assistant for SonBridge Dental Clinic needed. Bilingual skills preferred, but not required. Paid positions of 30 hours per week. Call Mel at (509) 301-3460.

Walla Walla Valley Academy Orchestra will be performing their concert, “Sonic Vistas from England and Italy,” at Village Church, Sabbath afternoon, May 19, at 4:30 pm.

The pastoral staff would like to remind you that they are available outside of office hours for emergencies. Please call the main office number at 509.527.2800 and follow the prompts. One of the pastors will respond.

The family of Milton L. Krantz invites you to attend a Celebration of Life Service honoring his life, May 27, 2018 at 3:30pm - Blue Mt. Valley Adventist Church, Hwy 11, Athena, Oregon.  A fellowship meal will be served following the service.

ASWWU Global Service is looking for volunteers to cook food for our annual International Food Fair on June 3. If you are interested in getting involved or have any questions contact They are also looking for small pop-up canopies, such as used for sporting events, that we can use to cover the food booths. If you have one they could use, please contact them.

Wilbur Sylvester passed away. His memorial service will be Sunday, May 20 at the College Place Village Church at 3pm.

The SonBridge Dental Clinic is looking for a sterilization technician with entry-level dental skills or willingness to be trained in the position. If interested, call 509.956.3165.

50-PLUS POTLUCK, Sunday, May 20, at 5pm in the Youth Center. Ray Sample will bring us a program of Christian music. Come and enjoy our last program until September 16.

SonBridge Thrift & Gift Store is recruiting volunteers to sort donated goods, help haul items, or maintain the facility. If interested, please call 509.529.3100.

The Christian Aid Center is currently in need of childcare volunteers on Thursday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00.  Please contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer & Donor Relations at 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information.


Young Life is hosting a spaghetti fundraiser to send Middle School and High School kids to camp. Young Life is an international organization with a mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. May 14th from 5pm-9pm, the First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla is generously hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in which 100% of the funds raised go directly to the camp expenses. The food has been paid for by a generous donation and the students are ready to serve vegetarian and meat spaghetti options; all we need is empty stomachs! Tickets are $10/person and $5 for kids under 6. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Digging Deeper Retreat -- May 18-20 at Camp Mivoden. We invite you to a spiritual retreat for young adults and young families (ages 20s-40s). Whether single, married, with or without kids, all in the 20s-40s age range are invited to come together for a weekend of connecting in friendship and digging into the Word. Ty Gibson, our keynote speaker, will be unpacking our theme “Digging Deeper into God’s Heart”. Children's program for ages 4-10yr, childcare for ages 18mos-3yr, and mother’s room for infants are provided at the retreat. For more information visit

Discovery Preschool is now enrolling children 3-5 years of age. It is the goal of our staff to work closely together with each family to provide a solid foundation for intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual growth of the child. Children are encouraged to explore their world through self-expression in a natural, playful, social environment. Contact information: or 509.527.2252. Visit:



Sabbath, May 12
    1:15pm — All-church potluck, Fellowship Hall
    8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge
    8:16pm — Sundown

Sunday, May 13
    3pm — AcroKnights Performance, Cordiner Hall
    6pm - ASWWU Concert, Shane & Shane, WWU Gym

Monday, May 14
    7:30am (daily) — Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, May 15
    11am — WWU CommUnity, Sanctuary
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Junior High Room

Wednesday, May 16
    6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — “Evidence” Bible Study, Youth Room

Friday, May 18    
    1pm — “Change the Day” Activity, Youth Room    
    8pm — Vespers, SM Dedication, Sanctuary
    8:24pm — Sundown

Sabbath, June 2
    11:45am — “Outdoor Church”, Centennial Green
    1:15pm — All-church picnic lunch, Centennial Green