"Servant Leadership at its finest! Each year I am blown away with stories of how everyday folks impact their everyday spaces. The summit has a permanent space in my calendar!"

-Suzann Rose


"I have walked away from each Summit I've attended with renewed focus and passion. Looking at this year’s faculty, I can’t wait to learn and implement their wisdom. I encourage you to join me!"

-Don Veverka


"I loved how the summit was relevant not only to business leaders, but to spritiual leaders. The invitation to deepen your influence, no matter your circumstances was worth every minute."

-Alareece Collie 


"I've been to a number of professional seminars, and this one out-shines them all. I still can't believe how many quality presenters and resources you get for such a reasonable registration fee."

-Teri Richardson



Mark your calendars for Thursday and Friday, August 10 and 11. For the second time, the University Church will host the Global Leadership Summit, an inspirational and stimulating training seminar. The event will be broadcast live, right here in the Sanctuary.

University Church members will receive the special $89 rate by registering before July 11. Full-time Walla Walla University faculty, students, and staff are also entitled to that same pricing, even up until the day the summit begins!

Register now at: wwuchurch.com/gls2017. University Church members, please send an email to Pastors Kris or Jenn for the priority code: kris.loewen@wallawalla.edu, jenn.ogden@wallawalla.edu.



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We thank our own Sam Derting who shares his singing talent on this Memorial Day weekend. The offertory anthem sets the words of Martha. Three days after the death of Lazarus Jesus had a conversation with Martha, saying, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” Martha’s reply forms the text of the anthem:

"Lord, I believe that thou art Christ the Son of the living God, who art come into the world." -John 11:27

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) set these words when only twenty-three years old. This aria forms part of his Christmas Oratorio.

The French organist Nicolas de Grigny (1672–1703) wrote our organ music. While we remember, on this Memorial Day weekend, those who died while serving in the armed forces, it is always appropriate also to remember brilliant artists who died far too soon.

-Kraig Scott




Today's loose offering is for the Upper Columbia Conference Advance fund. This benefits local churches by helping fund building projects, supplementing the cost of elementary education and funding public evangelism. Your gifts marked "tithe" specifically supports pastors' and teachers' salaries. Gifts marked "University Church Budget" fund ministries like: youth and young adults, children and families, broadcast, and our schools. Thank you for your generous contributions to this important work!

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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!

Membership Transfers:
Transferring In:
Jeremy and Angela Beam from CP Village
Michael and Ashley Blasy from Pocatello, ID
Karie Jacque from La Ligniere, Gland, Switzerland
Brandon and Tabatha Shadel from Logan Spanish, Chicago, IL
Melinda Teale from CP Village

Transferring Out:
Cedric Johnson to San Marcos, TX
Matthew Rosaasen to CP Village

Congratulations from the University Church family to students graduating from WWVA, Rogers, and Milton Stateline schools this year. We celebrate your accomplishments and pray for God’s continued direction and inspiration in your lives! This week, a special insert is provided with our print bulletins, listing all graduates.

Please join the WWU community in praying for student missionaries. This week, pray for Kyle Carter, Coleman Dietrich, Leighton Edward, Michaela Garcia, Kyler Morgan, Nick Umali, Ansel Weber, Daniel Wilkinson, and Nathan Zimmerly, who are serving this year in Pohnpei.

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 wwuchurch.com/gls2017 or contact Pastor Kris Loewen.

Small group Bible Study, Prayer, Praise, and Promises. Starting May 30 at 6:30pm at Heubach Chapel. Come to share and pray together. All Welcome.

Retired Denominational Workers’ Potluck June 4, 5:00 PM, Village Church Fellowship Hall.  Don’t miss our annual “June Strawberry/Ice Cream Feed.” DO NOT BRING DESSERT TO THE POTLUCK, it will be provided.  The program will be presented byour Association members, Dr.Don Casebolt with his timely Health Nugget and a special feature by Dr. Lee & Jolynn Gugliotto.  This will be our last potluck for the season.

Luke Irvine, a WWVA Senior, will be performing a Senior Solo Piano Concert at The WWVA Recital Hall on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to attend this free concert. Works from Liszt, Beethoven, Haydn, Chopin, Gershwin and a selection of old jazz standards and improv will be performed. This will also be the debut of his first piano CD album and CDs will be available to purchase.

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

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 principal@rschool.org.

Camp MiVoden: The Great Adventure Your happiness, this summer, is on the mind of all the staff gearing up for a wonderful summer. Visit mivoden.com and register today or call 509-242-0506. Check out the “Ultimate Camps” online such as challenge, cowboy, extreme, wakeboarding and white water rafting. And the regular camps may have space for you still. Look at the possibility of adventure, junior, tween, teen or the family camps.

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.

Enchiladas to go, from College Place Spanish SDA Church to benefit their student aid fund. Call 525-9523, 301-2956 or email rodriguez.evelynadrian@live.com to order. Pick up June 4, 2017, 1-4pm at Rogers Adventist School.

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.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you to the 8th Grade Graduation ceremony on Jun 1st starts at 6:30 pm at the Milton Adventist church.

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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: jenn.ogden@wallawalla.edu.

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 27
    6-8pm —  Dale & Ginger Johnson 50th Anniversary Party, Havstad Alumni Center
    8pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
    8:33pm — Sundown

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day - Church Office Closed
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, May 30
    6:30pm — Prayer, Praise, Promises Small Group, Heubach Chapel    
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, May 31
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Gathering Room
    7pm — RAS 8th Grade Graduation, Sanctuary

Thursday, June 1
    6:30pm — Milton-Stateline Adventist School Graduation, Milton Adventist Church

Friday, June 2
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Journey II, Sanctuary
    8:38pm — Sundown

Sunday, June 4
    10am — WWVA Graduation, Sanctuary

Sunday, June 11
    8:30am — WWU Graduation, Centennial Green

Sabbath, June 17
Summer Light Begins
    10am — Sabbath School
    11:15am — Worship Service, Sanctuary