Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;

but a woman who fears the Lord
is to be praised.

Honor her for all that her hands have done,

and let her works
her praise at the city gate.

-Proverbs 31:30-31




As part of the spring sermon series, we are planning Outdoor Church. On Sabbath, May 20, we will worship outside and then eat together afterwards, picnic-style. Join the University Church family at 11:45am on WWU's Centennial Green (pictured above, behind Peterson Library). Please bring chairs* or blankets as well as a picnic lunch for your family, and some extra to share.

*A limited number of chairs will be made available by the church for those with mobility challenges. The area is wheelchair accessible.



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We thank the members of Sweet Radish Quartet, one of three WWU student quartets this year. Sweet Radish Quartet consists of Noel Jabagat and Kristelle Lagabon (both from Walker Memorial Academy in Florida), violin, Roylan Messinger (Upper Columbia Academy), viola, and Nico Belliard (Dikaios Christian Academy in San Bernardino, California), cello.

The prelude presents the last movement of Quartet Op.18 No.2 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827). The six quartets of Opus 18, Beethoven’s first attempt in this venerable genre, demonstrate he had already mastered the form begun by Haydn and Mozart. Beethoven produced 11 more string quartets including Op.135, his last complete composition. By this time, his musical ideas were vast, complex, and equally suited for a string quartet, a symphony, or any large genre. In the postlude, the final movement of Quartet No.1, Op.49 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), we hear from another great quartet composer. Over the span of his 15 quartets, Shostakovich, like Beethoven, demonstrates a remarkable development of style, technique, and range. I encourage you to investigate all of these great works.

It is fitting to contemplate gentleness on this Mother’s Day weekend. As you prepare to worship God, I invite you to consider Isaiah 66:13, “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”

-Kraig Scott



The University Church Budget funds operations subsidies for both Rogers & WWVA. In addition to this essential investment, the church also keeps a "Student Aid" fund

used exclusively to help church member's families with tuition at our schools. The students this benefits might not otherwise be able to enjoy Christian education. To donate to "Student Aid," mark your gift on a tithe envelope.

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The Pulse! During the month of May, Pastor Alex will lead us through a short sermon series on healthful living, inside and out. Be sure to join our University Church family as we take part in a wide variety of health activities, challenges, and social events including outdoor church on May 20!

Please join the WWU community in praying for student missionaries. This week, pray for Jonathan Bradshaw and Jaucelyn Carter who are serving this year in Palau.

You are needed at our next church work bee, Sunday, May 21. Pastor Alareece has jobs arranged, big and small, and for all ages. Check in near the south entrance any time between 8:30am and 12 noon. A special fundraiser breakfast will be at 8am in the Fellowship Hall the same day, Sunday, May 21. Proceeds will go toward helping the King family with Theron’s medical expenses.

The Walla Walla Valley Academy AcroKnights invite you to “be our guest” on Mother’s Day as they perform for the first time a Cordiner Hall at 3 pm.  The team will bring the magic of some of the most beloved characters to life with daring acrobatics, thrilling stunts, and high-flying jumps. From classic tales to new favorites, there will be non-stop action! As a Mother’s Day treat, the first 50 moms to arrive at the show will receive a magical flashing rose to use during a special part of the performance.  Tickets are exclusively available at Earthlight Books until May 12 and at the door one hour before the show. Reserved Seating will be $20 and General Admission is $15. For more information, 509-525-1050.

Register now for the 2017 Global Leadership Summit. For the second year in a row, the University Church is a premier host site to this great leadership training event. For more information, visit or contact Pastor Kris Loewen.

Betty Rose’s memorial service will take place at College Place Village Church on Sabbath, May 13 at 6:00 pm.

Student Missionary Dedication is next Friday evening, May 19 at 8 pm. Walla Walla University Church. Speaker is Jordan Stephan. Come and support the out-going Student Missionaries.

“Pasta with a Purpose” fundraiser for Julianna Sayler on May 17, 2017 from 5-8:30pm at Walla Walla Valley Academy.  Dinner will be followed by a silent auction and a dessert auction.  Please join to support Julianna and the Sayler family.

WWU is Hiring!  Please visit to view available positions and to fill out an online application.

50-Plus Club Potluck, Sunday May 21 at 5pm at the Village Church youth center.  The program is “All We Like Sheep” presented by Village Brass. This is the last meeting of this group until September 17.

Registration for Rogers Adventist School is now open. A discounted registration fee is available until April. Please be sure to contact the Rogers treasurer about details and programs for making Rogers affordable. We want every motivated student and family to have a spot at this amazing school. Call 509.529.1850 or email

Please join us in celebrating our parents Dale and Ginger Johnson’s 50th Anniversary at a Come and Go Reception on May 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Havstad Alumni Center. No gifts please.

Kindness in Action, with Helpline: Your Kind act of giving a monetary donation or making a hygiene product purchase and leaving it in our Kindness Barrel, currently located at Albertsons, serves to keep the Year of Kindness in motion.  Hygiene products frequently given out include, but is not limited to, body soap/wash, shampoo/conditioner, razors, shave cream, baby wipes, laundry pods, and feminine pads/tampons.   You + Helpline = Kindness in Action.  
The Kindness of Your Time – Volunteers are needed at Helpline. Set aside 3 hours (or more) a week to help us give a line of help to those who walk through our doors.  Being a part of something where encouragement, hope and Kindness are given as basic needs are provided for can be very rewarding.  AND no social work degree needed.  A Kind and generous heart, along with a desire to help others and a friendly personality are the important requirements.   Call 529-3377 or stop in at Helpline for more information and a Volunteer Application.     You + Helpline = Kindness in Action.

Apply now for an amazing summer scholarship program by the Upper Columbia Conference for Adventist Education. Students in grades 1-12 can apply to serve in their communities and receive scholarship funds for school tuition. Donors can give to this Summer Scholarship Program and make more funds available to more families. This is a win-win opportunity. To learn more go here: Online applications will be available until May 15, 2017 at

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Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) at Milton Adventist Church, May 2-June 29, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-12pm.  See graphic at the right for more information.

Please donate Lego and Duplo blocks for our Children and Family Ministries Vacation Bible Camp. No specific types or colors needed. Bring your new or used donation to Pastor Jenn’s office or contact her for more information:

SonBridge Thrift & Gift Store is recruiting Summer Volunteers to sort donated goods and clothing. If interested, please call (509) 529-3100.

Christian Aid Center is in need of breakfast cooks, serving from 6-8am. Days currently open are Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Please contact Jeannette Regalado for more information, 509-525-7153.



Sabbath, May 13
    1:15pm — All Church Potluck, Fellowship Hall
    6:00pm — Betty Rose Memorial, Village Church
    7:30pm — Evensong, Sanctuary
    8pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
    8:17pm — Sundown

Sunday, May 14
    3pm — WWVA AcroKnights Show, Cordiner Hall

Monday, May 15
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday, May 16
    11am — CommUnity, Rocky Seto, Sanctuary
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, May 17
    5-8:30pm — “Pasta with a Purpose”, WWVA
    6:30pm — Pathfinder Club, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — “Evidence” Bible Study, Youth Room
    7pm — Small Group Bible Study, Gathering Room

Friday, May 19
    8pm — WWU Vespers, SM Dedication, Sanctuary
    8:24pm — Sundown

Sabbath, May 20
    11:45am — Outdoor Church and Picnic, Centennial Green
    5pm — WWU Spring Choral Concert, Sanctuary

Sunday, May 21
    8am — Fundraiser Breakfast, Fellowship Hall
    8:30am–12pm — University Church Work Bee, meet near the south entrance
    5pm — 50 Plus Club Potluck, Village Church Youth Center