Photo by kris loewen

Photo by kris loewen


Walla Walla is on the road to everywhere.

Beloved WWU graduates, not so long ago the trail of life brought you to the Walla Walla Valley. And now you move on: near, far, east, west, across land and over sea, wherever the Winds of the Spirit blow. We have been blessed that you stopped for a time, set up residence here, and lived as members of this local church. In this sacred space we have gathered: for chapel, for vespers, for Sabbath morning worship. And now, today, for one last time, we assemble with you as students in this House with the Steeple on the corner of Fourth and Bade, to acknowledge our God and His purposes in the world.

Wherever you wander, may God be with you.

-Alex Bryan, Senior Pastor



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We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to all of our visitors and thank you for helping us celebrate this graduation weekend. Please join me in congratulating the senior class and thanking two of them for sharing their music. Lindsay Armstrong is a voice major with a strong interest also in choral conducting. She previously graduated from Upper Columbia Academy. Brandan Patchett, a business major and music minor, comes from Auburn, California.

Ernest Shurtleff wrote our opening hymn on the occasion of his own graduation from Andover Theological Seminary in 1888. In the context of a graduation the words take on added significance. As you prepare to worship God in this beautiful place please take time to silently meditate on this inspiring text, some of which is given here:

Lead on, O King Eternal,
The day of march has come;
Henceforth in fields of conquest
Thy tents shall be our home;

Through days of preparation
Thy grace has made us strong,

And now, O King Eternal,
We lift our battle song.

-Kraig Scott




Thank you for your generosity to the local ministry of the University Church, as well as to the global mission of the Adventist Church. Today, the loose offering goes toward the University Church budget. The following is a small sample of how this is allocated:

Give online by clicking here or the "give" button.


(Although there is a new look to the giving page
at this link, your username and password
is exactly the same.)



Summer light begins next Sabbath, June 17. The worship service for the following 13 weeks will begin at 11:15am and Sabbath Schools at 10am.

Register now for Vacation Bible Camp at the University Church. July 10–14, VBC will feature daily morning Bible programs followed by afternoon field trips. Register in the children’s wing on Sabbath mornings or by calling the church office at 509.527.2800.

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

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.

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

Bracelets supporting Miles Kearbey are available. They are $5 each, available in both adult and youth size, 100% proceeds go to the Kearbey family. They’re orange (the color for pediatric cancer) with the following inscription: #MilesCourage *Psalms 27:14* #MilesStrength If anyone is interested in buying one (or more), they are welcome to email, text, or call Kate Follett,, (509)876-9131.
Blue Palm Frozen Yogurt in Walla Walla is donating all proceeds collected on Sunday, June 11, to the Miles Kearbey Leukemia Fund. Stop by anytime all day to participate.

Camp MiVoden: The Great Adventure Your happiness, this summer, is on the mind of all the staff gearing up for a wonderful summer. Visit 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.

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.

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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:

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, June 10
    8pm — Evensong, Sanctuary
    8pm — Adventist Singles vespers, SonBridge
    8:44pm — Sundown

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

Monday, June 12
    7pm — Church Board Meeting, Youth Room

Tuesday, June 13
    6:30pm — Prayer, Praise, Promises Small Group, Heubach Chapel    

Wednesday, June 14
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, June 16
    No Vespers this week
    8:47pm — Sundown

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

Monday, July 10-Friday, July 14
    9am-4pm — Vacation Bible Camp