The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is a two-day conference designed for anyone with influence. Parents, educators, students, medical providers, business people, social servants, volunteers, and everyone in between will find value in the wisdom of the nearly two dozen presenters speaking at this year's Summit. Watch the video below or click the image to learn more about the faculty line-up for 2018. Click here to get more information.

2018 marks the third year the University Church will host the event as a premier downlink site. Attendees in College Place will enjoy the content via live-satellite feed from Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, Illinois. More than 100 people attended in each of 2016 and 2017, soaking in the world-class material and being inspired. We are excited to host many people from the Walla Walla community this year, including business owners, educators, and leaders from Providence St. Mary Medical Center.

GLS takes place on Thursday and Friday, August 9–10, from approximately 8:30am–4:30pm. University Church members can still receive the special rate of $119 all the way up until beginning of the summit. Register here on our website or by filling out a paper form located at the information desk. Full-time college/university faculty, students, and staff, as well as active military, are entitled to $89 pricing, even up until the day the summit begins!


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Please join me in thanking our musicians. Matt Heinrich, from the University Bookstore, leads the praise band; Arely Hernandez-Cruz, a 2018 summer graduate, plays flute; and Sam Derting, from College Place High School, (and the First Serve music coordinator) sings.

All of our service music contains ties to Bible passages. In the anthem we hear a paraphrase of 1 Samuel 7:3, “If you return to the LORD with all your hearts... He will deliver you” as set by Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847). The offertory presents the favorite hymn “This Is My Father’s World” (No.92), which is a setting of Psalm 24:1. Another psalm inspired the postlude – three particularly apt verses as we contemplate The Exodus. I invite you to meditate on this text, given below, as you prepare your heart to worship God:

Sing aloud to God our strength;
Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob.
Raise a song and strike the timbrel,
The pleasant harp with the lute.
Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon,
At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.
(Psalm 81:1-3)        

-Kraig Scott




The University Church has embarked on a large project of re-roofing the Sanctuary. This will be the first time since the facility was originally built in 1962 that the entire surface will be replaced. Elsom Roofing is leading the effort which will stretch through the end of August. The total cost will be over a quarter of a million dollars.

Your contributions to this project will allow us to keep in hand some of the depreciation and reserve funds that careful fiscal responsibility have accumulated over the past decade. If you are inspired to give specifically to this, please mark your tithe envelope "church roof" or in the Online giving portal, click "more offering categories" and then type "roof" in the box. Thank you for your generosity to the ministry of the University Church!

Pictures and video of the roof replacement process are posted here in the Bulletin, scroll down to "Touches of Interest" to view. Thank you to Chris Drake for these! Check back regularly to see updated images as the project continues.

To donate to the University Church budget, mark your tithe envelope as such or give Online here. Our online giving portal allows any person to set up regular, monthly, weekly, or biweekly contributions to be deducted automatically from their connected accounts into whatever budget, ministry, or funds they choose.

Thank you once again for your generous support!



An all-church pancake breakfast is planned for next Sabbath, August 11. The Jr. High Sabbath School class invites you and your family to breakfast in the Fellowship Hall, 8:30–10am, before Sabbath programs begins. You are invited to join the whole church family for food, conversation, and a great beginning to the day!

The Sanctuary roof is being replaced over the remainder of July and much of August. During this time, two construction companies will be working in, on, and around the church facility. Please be aware that coned-off zones on the outside of the building indicate areas of danger. In particular, they may indicate an overhead hazard that is not otherwise obvious. Please keep clear of these areas (especially children) and remain mindful of the ongoing construction during this time. Pictures of the progress are below:

The church is seeking a part-time facility manager. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to

Stay up to date with the University Church’s texting service. To receive important information about events, schedule changes, and emergencies, opt-in by texting “WWUCINFO” to 84576.

The University Church is looking to fill the position of full- time office manager. If you are interested, please send your resume to You can view the job description to the right.

Heubach Chapel morning worship continues this summer on a weekly basis. Every Friday morning, 7:30-7:50am, you are invited to join Heather Lee for singing and prayer.

Dentist needed three days a week at SonBridge Dental Clinic. This is a paid part-time position. Call Mel Lang at 509.301.3460 if interested.

The sister of Darold Bigger, Sandi Carlson, lost her battle with acute myeloid leukemia on Wednesday, July 25, in Walla Walla.  She is survived by her husband Rick Carlson and her children Scott Carlson and Noelle Conners, all from the Portland area.  A service is being planned here in Heubach Chapel on August 12, at 1:00 p.m., with a graveside service following at Mt. Hope.

The Global Leadership Summit is coming to the University Church for the third year. This training is open to everyone, Thursday and Friday, August 9‒10. University Church members and regular attenders can register at any time until the day of the conference for $119. Visit to register, or use a paper registration form available at the information desk.

Walla Walla Valley Academy  has two part-time positions available. They are looking for a study hall supervisor
(this position is responsible for taking record and supervising the classroom until the period ends. This position will encompass 5-6 hours per day on Mondays and Wednesdays) and a work supervisor (responsibilities include supervising up to 10 students for approximately one hour Monday through Thursdays.  Transporting students with school transportation to a local retirement center. Completing paperwork required by the grand for the organization subsidizing the program.  The program should take a supervisor approximately two hours per day.). If you are interested in either, please call Steve Fuchs or Brian Harris at 509.525.1050.

A women's retreat is planned October 26–28. Upper Columbia Conference invites you to Camp MiVoden for  “Beautiful,” a weekend for teen girls and women to be refreshed at Hayden Lake. The keynote speaker is
Cindy Tutsch, a seasoned speaker who has shared the gospel around the world in over 60 countries. Register online at: or by calling Wendy (afternoons only) at 509.838.2761.

Violin Praise Orchestra Concert directed by Luibov Schmidt at Land-Title Plaza on Main Street in Walla Walla. August 26, 3:30-5:30pm. For more information, email:

Hispanic couples retreat is September 28–30 at the Red Lion Hotel near the Pasco Airport. The main speakers will be Claudio and Pamela Consuegra. To register or receive more information, contact Walter Pintos at: or by phone: 509.242.0535.

Eqypt Bible Tour is December 12–22, 2019. You are invited to join Dr. Carl Cosaert of Walla Walla University to discover the land of the pyramids, the pharaohs, Moses, and the Exodus. $2,425 plus airfare includes meals and accommodations. For more information, contact Sharon Searson at

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs survey is live. Every five years, the Adventist Church conducts a survey to discover what members believe, their experiences with the church, and how they live their daily lives. You are invited to participate. (Please note this survey takes about one hour to complete.) The survey is available both in English and Spanish. Thank you for your help!

The Village Church is looking for 4 people - two for the Friday night shift (8-11, 08-31) and two for Sabbath morning (11-2, 09-01).  This year the fair falls on the same weekend as the Village Church's 50th anniversary, and special events are planned for Friday night and Sabbath.  If anyone wants to help in this community outreach, please contact Dalaina Grigsby, or text 509-301-1554.

Make a Difference by volunteering at Providence St. Mary Medical Center. Caregivers and volunteers at Providence St. Mary Medical Center are committed to providing services to our community in a caring, respectful way. We honor the individual faith, worth and dignity of each patient and family member. We believe patients and families are active participants in their health care. By choosing to volunteer at Providence St. Mary Medical Center, you are helping to meet the needs of our community in an environment of care and understanding. Hospital volunteers from all faith traditions are welcome. Currently we have need of volunteers in areas such as the Gift Shop, inpatient services comfort rounding, the Emergency Department, pet therapy, the Family Birth Center, and the American Cancer Society Resource Center. We invite you to join our team of volunteers.  If you are interested, please contact Patti Lennartson, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 509.897.2072 or

The Christian Aid Center is an important ministry partner of the University Church. They are currently in need of the following volunteers: Chapel Speakers (6:30‒7pm, various dates available); Childcare Providers (daily 9-11am shifts, and Tues. and Thurs. shifts from 1:30‒3:30pm); Receptionist (various shifts available); Kitchen Host (morning and evening shifts available); Hair Stylist; Registered Nurses. Please contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer & Donor Relations at 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information.

Call to Service: Are you a physician or dentist with an earnest longing for souls?   Then the AMEN conference is for you!  Join us Thursday October 25 – Sunday October 28, 2018 in Indian Wells, CA.  The 2018 AMEN conference Call to Service will call each of us to a deeper level of service that goes beyond our comfort zone, challenging us to examine the significance of Christ’s sacrifice, instilling a desire to share Him on a daily basis. Speakers include:  Pastor John Bradshaw of It Is Written, and Pastor Wes Peppers; Dentists Stephen Wright and Ken Pierson; Physicians Brian Schwartz, Tash Ching, and Dapne Moretta and many others.  All physicians, dentists, healthcare professionals, and pastors are encouraged to attend.  This year a special symposium for young professionals (especially residents & fellows) will be held Friday and Sabbath afternoons called: God’s Call, My Work.  We hope you will join us as hundreds of physicians and dentists from across America, and around the world, gather to answer God’s Call to Service.  For more information go to or email



Sabbath, August 4
    8pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge
    8:19pm — Sundown

Wednesday, August 8
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, August 10
    7:30am — Heubach Chapel morning worship
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Conard Courtyard
    8:10pm — Sundown

Thursday, August 9 ‒ Friday, August 10
    Global Leadership Summit, Sanctuary

Sabbath, August 11
    8:30–10am — All-church breakfast, Fellowship Hall

Monday, August 20
    Rogers & WWVA, first day of school

Monday, September 3
    Labor Day, church office closed








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