Cemetery of fort walla walla, PC: Kris Loewen

Please join the University Church community on this Memorial Day weekend as we pray for and minister to those who have lost loved ones. In particular, we remember with generosity those who gave their lives for causes bigger than themselves, as well as their families who wait eagerly for Jesus' coming.




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We thank two wonderful violinists and teachers for sharing their music with us. Lyn Ritz teaches at the WWU Department of Music, and Amy Dodds just finished another successful year at the Whitman College Department of Music. Thank you both.

The Adagio prior to the sermon comprises an arrangement of two loved hymns, Fairest Lord Jesus (No.240) and I Surrender All (No.309). As you prepare to worship I invite you to meditate on the words of these hymns, some of which are given here:

Fair is the sunshine,
Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling, starry host; Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.

-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

Rogers 8th Grade Graduation: Please join us to mark this momentous occasion.  Wednesday, June 1, at 7 pm in the University Church Sanctuary.

WWVA Graduation will take place in the University Church Sanctuary at 10 am on June 5.  Come celebrate our graduates!

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 office@villageadventist.org. 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 NOT BRING DESSERT!  Our Program will feature Association Members displaying God-given talents and others relating 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, wwuchurch.com.

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 kris.loewen@wallawalla.edu 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: wwuchurch.com/cfm/#currentvine.

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)

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: jwicklund@cacww.org, 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.*

Join Washington Conference singles for a day at Northwest Trek. Meet us at the gate this Sunday, May 29 @ 10:30 AM.  Admission gives us access to the entire park, a tram tour, and parking. See www.nwtrek.org for details on cost and what to expect. Bring your camera and appropriate clothes for the weather. To RSVP or if you have questions email WashingtonASAM@Gmail.com or call 360 588-3179. We are not arranging carpooling.

UCC Camp Meeting is June 22-25, 2016 at UCA: Now is the time to reserve, while lodging is still available! Visit uccsda.org/cammeeting 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 uccsda.org/Education/Scholarships.  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: pattym@uccsda.org 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 28
    8:34pm — Sunset   

Sunday, May 29
    5pm — Retired Denominational Workers’ Potluck,
               Village Church Fellowship Hall    

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

Tuesday,  May 31
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday,  June 1
    7pm — Rogers Adventist School
            8th Grade Graduation, Sanctuary

Friday, June 3
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Journey II,
              Celebration of the Arts, Sanctuary
    8:38pm — Sunset

Sunday, June 5
     10am — Walla Walla Valley Academy Graduation, Sanctuary

June 13-17
    9am–3pm — University Church Vacation Bible Camp

June 22-25
    UCC CampMeeting, Upper Columbia Academy   




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