THe Global leadership summit

august 11-12, 2016 |

Coming to the University Church in August, this two–day leadership training event is telecast live from Chicago to 600+ sites across the country. Join over 150,000 people who are committed to growing as leaders in their spheres of influence. Presenters in 2016 include Melinda Gates,Alan Mulally, T.D. Jakes and many more. University Church members receive 50 percent off the standard rate.




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Interpretation Ministry

In many ways it’s a hidden ministry. You wouldn’t know it’s happening unless you benefit from it or have been told. Sandra Graham, a teacher at Walla Walla Community College and a member of our congregation, is one of three volunteers who carry the unique and important ministry of making our worship services more accessible to Spanish speaking participants.

Each Sabbath, in a small studio in the Canaday Technology Center building, Sandra or one of her partners in ministry watch the service over video and offer a live English-to-Spanish interpretation of the proceedings. The resulting audio track is sent out instantly over radio in the sanctuary. Just as any worshiper can pick up a personal audio device at the information desk for amplifying service sound, Spanish speaking participants can use the same devices to receive the live translation.

“I am happy to do it,” says Sandra, who has been volunteering as an interpreter for 9 years. She reports that although there are local church communities whose services are entirely in Spanish, some people prefer the University Church for its proximity to home, their children’s request, and style. “Even if there are only one or two who need it, we who have been given the gift of language love to exercise it,” Sandra said.

As is the case with many of our ministries at the University Church, the interpretation team is always welcoming of new faces. Students and church members alike who are bilingual in Spanish and English are invited to help out. If you would like to try your hand in this important work, get in contact with Sandra by email:






We thank the students of I Cantori and the students and community members who comprise University Singers for sharing their music with us. Today marks the end of the academic year for University Singers. Please join me in thanking them for their gracious musical service all year long. You can hear more from these two choirs at their Spring Choral Concert, 5pm this afternoon here in the University Church sanctuary.

University Singers perform selections from Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre. An English paraphrase of the Hebrew text follows.

Temuná; Kalá kallá
A picture of you is engraved in my heart, moving between light and darkness. Light bride, she is all mine,
and lightly she will kiss me!

Lárov; Éyze shéleg!
“Mostly,” said the roof to the sky,
“the distance between you and I is endlessness; But a while ago two came up here,
and only one centimeter was left between us.” What snow! Like little dreams falling from the sky.

-Kraig Scott




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The University Church budget funds many important aspects of our local ministry. Although pastors' salaries are funded by donations marked "tithe", the University Church budget is what subsidizes our amazing K-12 school programs at Walla Walla Valley Academy and Rogers Adventist School. It also makes our worship services and broadcast ministry possible. Thank you for your generous and systematic support!

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Second Service is live-streamed in Heubach Chapel as an optional courtesy for families with small kids.

Membership Transfers (In):
Kristian Busby from Walla Walla City
Jessica Dickerson from Roundup, MT
Courtney Needham from Florida Hospital

Membership Transfers (Out):
Carla Hoyt to Fallon, NV
Melissa Rau to Orchards, Vancouver, WA

Large-Print Adult Sabbath School Quarterly:  If you would find this large-print version more helpful for studying the lesson, please call Marianne Goltz at 529-5890 and leave your name and contact number.

SonBridge Community Center values the support of the University congregation.  An amount of $8,079.52 has been received in support of the Education Center during the first four months of 2016. You can multiply your gift during the month of May.  There is a 1-for-1 matching grant for the Education Center through May 31.

Come and go reception for Ed & Norma Maxted as they celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary along with their 95th and 90th birthdays. Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Eastgate Church. All friends, family, and acquaintances invited. Please share the gift of memories and laughter only.  

Village Church Office Manager Position now accepting applications. This full-time position with benefits is available June 1. Please turn in a cover letter and resume to the church office or by email to To request a copy of the job description sheet call 509-525-0882.

Retired Denominational Workers’ Potluck, Sunday, May 29, 5:00 p.m., Village Church, Fellowship Hall.  Don’t miss the annual “Strawberry/Ice Cream Feed”.  DO NOTBRING DESSERT!  Our Program will feature Association Members displaying God-given talents and othersrelating amazing experiences of God’s leading in their lives. Mark your calendar for May 29.

“All About Jesus” Seminar with Pastor Lee & Marji Venden at the Touchet SDA Church, 368 Larrabee Rd. May 27-June 4, evening meetings begin at 7 pm.

Attend Global Leadership Summit 2016 at the University Church August 11-12. Because everyone is a leader of something, everyone is invited - everyone will benefit. This world-class training is guaranteed to energize and inspire you in the work you already are doing in any sphere. Register now for the best rates,

Computer Saavy? Need a ministry? Join the growing team of volunteers who serve our community through social media and our website. Contact Pastor Kris at for more information.

Vacation Bible Camp Volunteers Needed! Please download an application here and give to Pastor Jenn or Marci Knauft. Contact either of them with questions. VBC will run from June 13-17. We will need volunteers from 8am-4pm (morning only, afternoon only, or all day).

The May edition of The Vine is published! Pick up a paper copy from the literature rack or find the digital version on our website:

Current WWU Job Opportunities:   
For more details and how to apply please visit
Walla Walla University’s Website Human Resources Department

  • Administrative Assistant (Counseling and Testing Services)
  • Director of Marketing & University Relations (Marketing & Enrollment Services)
  • Associate Athletic Director for Sports Information & Intramurals (Athletic)
  • Director of Counseling, Testing, and Wellness (Counseling and Testing Services)
  • Web Content Manager (Marketing and Enrollment Services)
  • Annual Giving and Database Manager (Advancement)
  • Event Coordinator (University Relations & Advancement)
  • Alumni and Parent Relations Director (Alumni & Advancement Services)

2nd Annual Walla Walla Health Expo sponsored by the Village SDA Church, Walla Walla General Hospital, area churches, and local businesses. May 21, 2-9pm. Join us for an exciting afternoon of lectures by experts in the field of plant-based foods, a healthy chili contest by local food vendors, informational booths from local health-related businesses, and free health and wellness screenings by local medical providers. This community event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call Shelby Shewchuk at 509-525-0882.

The Christian Aid Center has several key volunteer needs. Will you answer the call? These needs include hosting at breakfast or dinner meals, morning child care in their newly renovated space, Bible Study leaders. Contact Jeanette Regalado at 509.525.7153 ext. 114 to help!

Job opportunity at the Christian Aid Center, who is looking for an enthusiastic Christian person to work part-time as a receptionist.  Duties include answering the phone, greeting the public, providing secretarial support and assisting staff as a team member.  Must be able to work independently, have basic computer knowledge and have excellent interpersonal skills.  Current available hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the potential for more hours.  Starting pay is $11 an hour.  Please reply with a cover letter and resume to:, attn: Jason.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is now open for registration for the 2016-17 school year. Thanks to a generous donation, the first ten new students in Kindergarten through 8th grade who sign up and are accepted will receive a certificate for $240 which covers the price of the entrance fee. Must not be a returning student from 2015-16.*

UCC Camp Meeting is June 22-25, 2016 at UCA: Now is the time to reserve, while lodging is still available! Visit for more information.

Upper Columbia Conference Office of Education is now accepting applications for the Students in His Service scholarship program for the 2016 summer.  See guidelines at  Applications due before May 15, 2016.

UCC Summer Work Opportunity for graduating seniors or college age men and women. “His Travelers” goes as a team to churches in the conference to offer VBS, day camps, and mentoring. Call Patty Marsh for information: 509.242.0621.

Free counseling for individuals, couples, and families at Pathways to Change. The clinic is located in Smith Hall and is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m.  For more information, call 509-527-2654.

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Sabbath, May 21
    1pm - Adventist Singles Potluck, SonBridge
    2pm - WW Health Expo, WW Fairgrounds
    4pm - Delphia Yanke Memorial Service, Village Church
    5pm - WWU Spring Choral Concert, Sanctuary
    8:27pm- Sunset    

Monday,  May 23
    7:30am - Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel (M-F)

Tuesday,  May 24
    11am - WWU CommUnity, ASWWU
    7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday,  May 25
    6:30pm - Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall
    7pm - Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, May 27
    8pm - WWU Vespers Light - Campus Ministries
    8:33pm - Sunset




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