Watercolor and colored pencil
by University Church member Brenda Trapani.

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"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 bring her praise at the city gate."

Proverbs 31:30−31




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Rogers Adventist School

Tonya Wessman (back, center) with her first and second grade class from Rogers Adventist School

This Sabbath, we are once again blessed by what has become a biyearly tradition. Tonya Wessman's first and second grade class leads our children's story time with a dramatic presentation on the platform. This week, we enjoy The Parable of the Good Samaritan. Wessman directs and has written this play herself, and each one of her students is involved in the production.

Rogers Adventist School is one of the University Church's key ministry partners. In fact, a large percentage of our local church budget subsidizes Rogers. Registration for the 2016-17 school year is now open. Visit rschool.org and click "Join Us" to begin the process of registering your child!





It is the time of year when we begin mourning the departure of graduating students we’ve come not only to love but to depend on for sharing their wonderful music talent with us. Today we thank two graduating seniors. Joel Willard plays the anthem and Katie Sloop serves as our guest organist. We also welcome and thank Kendra Haugen, both for the offertory and for being a sophomore. We look forward to more music from you!

As you prepare to worship, please silently consider the words of our closing hymn, some of which are given here:

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter;
I am the clay.

Mold me and make me After Thy will,
While I am waiting,
Yielded and still.

-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.

Join the Christian Aid Center for a special tour planned for University Church Members. Stop by the Christian Aid Center located at 202 W. Birch St. in Walla Walla. Visit any time between 3-5pm Sabbath afternoon, May 14, and you’ll get a taste of the amazing work the center accomplishes. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

All Church Potluck is Sabbath, May 14, at 1:15pm in the Fellowship Hall. Students are welcome!

Retirement reception for Clare Thompson, principal and former teacher at Rogers Adventist School, Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 – 6:25 pm at WWVA’s multi-purpose room.  RAS Spring Concert will be starting at 6:30 pm.

50-Plus Club Potluck, Sunday, May 15, at 5:00 p.m. in the Youth Center.  Musical program will be presented by Keifer Brown, one of Ben Gish’s talented students.  This will be the last 50-Plus program until September 18.

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 Vine Newsletter for April is published! Pick up a paper copy from the literature rack or find the digital version on our website: wwuchurch.com/cfm/#currentvine.







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 www.facebook.com/wallawallahealthexpo 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: jwicklund@cacww.org, attn: Jason.

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)

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 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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The University Church Board of Elders is made up of leaders from our community; men and women who are dedicated to the path of Jesus, actively engaged in ministry, and relied upon for wisdom and guidance.

Individual elders at the University Church are selected by the pastoral staff in consultation with the church board. The following men and women have agreed to serve as elders through December, 2017. Our full church family now has a chance to look over these names before final approval next Sabbath, May 7. Please contact Pastor Alex Bryan if you have any concerns.

Larry Aamodt
Terrie Aamodt
Austin Archer
Beverly Archer
Aileen Bauer
Carl Bauer
Beverly Beem
Darold Bigger
Lois Blackwelder
Kellie Bond

Alex Bryan
Susan Bungard
Holly Carpenter
Schuan Carpenter
Betsy Claridge
Rick Claridge

Jessica Coffee
Rob Coffee

Alareece Collie
Carl Cosaert
John Cress
Pam Cress
Loren Dickinson

Jeff Dietrich
Greg Dodds
Cliff Dolph
Jon Dybdahl
Kathy Dybdahl
Paul Dybdahl, Head

Allan Fisher
Jim Fisher
Troy Fitzgerald
Alba Grajales
Henning Guldhammer
Pat Gustin

Tad Hiner
Deanne Hoehn
Rob Holm
Marshall Keymer
Joyce Lang
Mel Lang
Kris Loewen
Lana Martin
Pedrito Maynard-Reid
Paddy McCoy
Walt Meske
Phil Muthersbaugh

Jenniffer Ogden
Paul Richardson
Steve Rose
Kraig Scott
Dave Thomas
Alden Thompson
Don Veverka
Scott Wagner
Verlie Ward
Ken Wiggins
Susan Willard

First Reading: April 30, 2016
Second Reading: May 7, 2016



Sabbath, May 7
    8pm - Adventist Singles Vespers & Fellowship,                               SonBridge
    8:10pm- Sunset   

Monday,  May 9
    7:30am - Morning Worship, Heubach Chapel (M-F)

Tuesday,  May 10
    11am - WWU CommUnity, Dan Jackson
    7pm - High Five Youth Group, Jr. High Room

Wednesday,  May 11
    6:30pm - Pathfinders Club, Fellowship Hall
    7pm - Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, May 13
    8pm - WWU Vespers-ASWWU Weekend of Worship
    8:18pm - Sunset

Sabbath, May 14
    1:15pm - All Church Potluck, Fellowship Hall
    3-5pm - Tours of Christian Aid Center for WWU Church

Sunday May 15
    5pm - 50-Plus Club Potluck, Youth Center

Wednesday, May 18
    5:30-6:25pm - Clare Thompson retirement reception, Rogers School
    6:30pm - Rogers Adventist School Spring Concert, Rogers

Sabbath, May 21
    2-9pm - Annual Walla Walla Health Expo, Fairgrounds

June 13-17 - WWU Church Vacation Bible Camp

August 11-12 - Global Leadership Summit, WWU Church Sanctuary



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