"The Edge" community garden.  Picture by Kris Loewen

"The Edge" community garden.  Picture by Kris Loewen


A once empty lot lies on the corner of 4th St. and Academy Way. Under the visionary leadership of Pastor Troy Fitzgerald, this space, formerly used for heavy-equipment storage (and earlier mud football), now serves to bless students and our community alike. In the spirit of Leviticus 19, "The Edge" seeks to be a community garden for sharing the gifts God has granted each of us.

All summer, dedicated high school and college students, as well as energetic community members, work on the ad hoc farm team earning. For their efforts, they receive an hourly wage as well as a matching scholarship funded by generous donors and the University Church budget. These farmers then have the privilege of blessing people in need with the fruits of harvest.

The project is going so well that today, Pastor Troy reports that the biggest obstacle facing "The Edge" is a rogue gopher. He invites everyone to stop by and pick up produce to share with their own neighbors, building community.
-Kris Loewen



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We thank Richard Scott of Walla Walla University's Peterson Memorial Library for serving as our guest organist today and Bruce Toews of the business department for leading the praise band. We also thank Holly and Schuan Carpenter for sharing their music. Just over a year ago the Carpenters returned to the Walla Walla Valley, but it is appropriate now to give them another special welcome home as this fall Holly will begin directing the string program of Rogers Adventist School.

Our first hymn (No.39 Lord, in the Morning) is based on Psalm 5. As you prepare to worship I invite you to read and meditate on this short psalm. Some of the verses most pertinent to the hymn text are given here:

(v.3) My voice shalt thou hear in the morning,
O LORD: in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

(v.8) Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;
make thy way straight before my face.

(v.11) But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

(v.12) For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous: with favor wilt thou compass him as with a shield.

-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!

As always - we welcome your gifts made right here on our website. Click Here to Give!

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Work Bee at the University Church is on Sunday, July 31, 8:30am–12pm. Come lend a helping hand around our church facility: yard work, painting, maintenance, and other simple tasks. Contact Pastor Collie with questions. 

Watch the Sweets, Walla Walla's baseball team, with CFM on Sunday, July 31, at 5pm. Pick up your $5 tickets at the church of office. 

Membership Transfers
(IN) Leslie and Sara Bumgardner, Pasco Riverside, WA Stephen and Claudia Chinn, Mt Tabor, Portland, OR
(AWAY) Stephen Farr, Pasco Riverside, WA Fawn Fehrer, South Salem, Salem, OR Reuben Singer, Kennewick, WA 

Beth Moore Simulcast, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Liberty Theatre in Dayton, WA. Come praise the Lord with your sisters from the Walla Walla Valley & beyond Send a $25 check to register preferably before 25 July: Beth Moore Simulcast, 628 Strom Road, Dayton, WA 99328 Questions? Call or email Marcene: 509-382-4860 or pmhend@bmi.net

Walla Walla Valley Academy Director of Development & Alumni Position Opening: Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Principal and Vice Principal for Finance, the Director of Development & Alumni will design and execute on a comprehensive development strategy for Walla Walla Valley Academy. This is a part-time (50%) salaried position. Salary based on the NAD Wage Scale and prior experience.

Summer Church Office Hours are Monday, 2-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday, 8am-5pm and Friday, 8am-12pm.

Rogers Adventist School Library is open Tuesdays in July from 10am-1pm as a summer activity option for children.

Work for Donations: Two strong boys are willing to work for donations for their Student Missions trip. Call the Student Missions office (509 527-2633) or Jeanne Vories (509 301 6715) to make arrangements. Their departure is July 29.

Milton-Stateline Adventist School is accepting applications for a part time contract teacher and a part time librarian. May hire one person who can fulfill both positions. Office hours are Mon-Thurs. 9 am to 1 pm.

Volunteer Opportunities at Christian Aid Center:
•Weekend Breakfast Host every Saturday and Sunday from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m.
•Childcare in the new Child Life Center.  Times available Monday through Friday in the mornings.
Please call Jeannette Regalado, at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information.  You can also apply on their web site at christianaidcenter.org.

The Walla Walla University annual Alumni Sabbath at Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory will be held August 27, 2016. Come for Sabbath or the full weekend. Meals and accommodations require registration. The guest speaker will be Dave Thomas, dean of the School of Theology. Meals will be catered by Laura Hall. For information, registration, and full schedule details, call Alumni and Advancement Services at (800) 377-2586 or visit wallawalla.edu/Rosario-Sabbath.

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.



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, July 23
    10:45am — Summer Light Worship Service
    8:00pm — Adventist Singles Vespers & Table Games,        SonBridge
    8:33pm — Sunset    

Wednesday, July 27
    9:00am — Red Cross Blood Drive, Fellowship Hall

Sabbath, July 30
    10:45am — Summer Light Worship Service
    8:00pm — Adventist Singles Vespers & Table Games, SonBridge
    8:25 — Sunset

Sunday, July 31
    8:30am — Church Work Bee
    5:00pm — Sweets Baseball Game with CFM, Borleske Stadium

August 3-6
    Walla Walla Camp Meeting, Village Church

August 11-12
    Global Leadership Summit, Sanctuary





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