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, behind Peterson Library). Please bring chairs or blankets as well as a picnic lunch for your family, and some extra to share.





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About this time each year we anticipate the music of the Walla Walla University Steel Band under the direction of Brandon Beck. Today we are honored to hear also the renowned pannist Ray Holman from Trinidad. Please join me in welcoming the ensemble and wishing a warm Walla Walla welcome to Ray Holman. You can hear more music from this group and their special guest at a concert in the Gesa Power House Theater on Sunday.

The prelude presents the slow movement of the Beethoven piano sonata known as “Pathetique” in an arrangement by Matt Dudack, lecturer in percussion methods at University of Akron.

As you prepare your heart to worship God I invite you to meditate silently on the words of our hymns. You will find some of the children’s processional hymn given here:

Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long;
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Tell of His excellent greatness;
Praise Him! Praise Him ever in joyful song!

-Kraig Scott



Today's loose offering is for the University Church Budget, which supports local ministry in our valley. Although pastors' salaries are funded through gifts marked "tithe," the University Church Budget funds ministries for: youth and young adults, children and families, broadcast, and our schools. Thank you for your consistent and 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!

Please join the WWU community in praying for student missionaries. This week, pray for Derek Glatts and Tatum Shobe who are serving this year in Egypt.

Membership Transfers - Transferring In
Norma Flores from Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
Sarah Hagopian from Florida Conference, Altamonte Springs, FL
Jessica Hall from Puyallup, WA
Russ Hansen from Redding, CA
Sergio and Wendy Hernandez from South Hill, Spokane, WA
Robin, Abigail and Richard Pontius from Kern River Valley, Lake Issabella, CA
Bill and Betty Price from Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA
Joshua Redberg from Quincy, WA
Tara Redberg from Coeur d’Alene, ID
Charlotte Tokle from Danville, KY

Transferring Away
Judith Carico to College Place (Village)
Don and Kathy Grosse to Umapine, Milton Freewater, OR
Melanie Howard to College Place (Village)
Edwin Karlow to Tillamook, OR
Roni and Leahna Laboca to Pleasant Valley, Happy Valley, OR
Carel Landess to College Place (Village)
Sheryl Luthi to Pleasant Valley, Happy Valley, OR
Julia Salerno to Summit NW Ministries, Post Falls, ID

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.

Denominational Retired Workers’ potluck May 7,  WILL NOT BE HELD.  Instead, a one-day Bus Tour, Tuesday, May 9 will take us to the “Hanford National Historic Landmark”, near Richland WA.  The Pathfinder Bus will be loading at 8:30 a.m. at the Village Church northside parking lot, Tuesday morning, May 9. For details, and to reserve a seat on the bus, you will need to call Bona Engen 509-522-4848, ASAP.  Bus tickets available at the door.

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.

“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.

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

On Sunday May 7, 2017 the student association of Walla Walla University (ASWWU) is hosting an International Food Fair from 1-6pm. Ethnic foods provided by donations of different local restaurants and dishes made by students and community members. Spring jam featuring student bands will begin at 3pm. Pay cash or card at the event. The proceeds from this Food Fair will be benefiting the ASWWU Global Service project called Hope in the Hills, to help refugees in Rwanda get an education. If you would like to make a special dish, please contact:

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.

Maplewood Academy alumni and attendees are having a reunion potluck, May 6 at 1:30pm in Home Economics room at WWVA.

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.

AMEN Conference May 11-13, 2017--Save money and register today for the very first regional Adventist Medical Evangelism Network Conference. Early-bird registration ends April 16. The keynote speaker is Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel. Dr. Marcel is currently serving as a Health Ministries Associate Director at the General Conference and is a dynamic, engaging speaker. The theme is Comprehensive Health Care: Developing Your Ministry Toolkit. Health care providers at all levels, pastors, outreach coordinators, Bible workers, and health ministries leaders are encouraged to attend. Register online at . Contact Cindy Williams at or (509) 242-0520 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 6
    1:30pm — Maplewood Academy Reunion, WWVA
    8pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
    8:08pm — Sundown

Sunday, May 7
    1-6pm — WWU International Food Fair, Centennial Green

Monday, May 8
    7:30am — (daily) Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, May 9
    Retired Denominational Workers' day tour to Hanford National Historic Landmark (see Touches of Interest for details)
    11am — CommUnity, Kathy Kleiman, Sanctuary
    7pm — High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, May 10
    6:30pm — Pathfinder Club, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel
    7pm — “Evidence” Bible Study, Youth Room
    7pm — Small Group Bible Study, Gathering Room

Thursday, May 11
    6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room

Friday, May 12
    8pm — WWU Vespers, AGA Women’s Weekend, Sanctuary
    8:16pm — Sundown

Sabbath, May 13
    7:30pm — Evensong, Sanctuary   

Wednesday, May 17
     5-8:30pm — Pasta with a Purpose fundraiser for Julianna Sayler, WWVA

Sabbath, May 20
    11:45am — Outdoor Church and Picnic, Centennial Green