On the first Sabbath of the university school year, students are invited to join our church family on 4th Street for lunch. Church members, please sign up to host tables in the lobby today (Sabbath, September 17) or by calling the church office at 509.527.2800. 



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We wish a warm Walla Walla welcome to all returning students and their families. What fun it is to have you back and sense the rising energy level on campus. Happy Sabbath, we are glad to have you worship with us. We also welcome three special musicians. Daniel Hincapie, a senior health science major, comes to us from Redlands, California. Chelsea Bond lives right here in College Place and she just completed her music degree. We, and a certain engineering student, are very pleased to still have her in the valley. It is always a special Sabbath when our own Amy Dodds, another music graduate of WWU, shares her music. Amy serves on the music faculty of Whitman College in Walla Walla. Please join me in thanking all of these musicians.

The English lyricist Frederick Weatherly (1848-1929) wrote the words of “The Holy City” in 1892. Today we hear this famous hymn in Spanish. As you prepare your heart to worship I invite you to silently meditate on the words, given here.

Last night I lay a-sleeping, There came a dream so fair,
I stood in old Jerusalem Beside the temple there.
I heard the children singing, And ever as they sang
Methought the voice of angels From heaven in answer rang.

Jerusalem! Jerusalem!
Lift up your gates and sing,
Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna to your King!

 And then methought my dream was changed, The streets no longer rang.
Hushed were the glad Hosannas The little children sang.
The sun grew dark with mystery, The morn was cold and chill,
As the shadow of a cross arose Upon a lonely hill.

Jerusalem! ... [refrain]

And once again the scene was changed, New earth there seemed to be.
I saw the Holy City Beside the tideless sea.
The light of God was on its streets, The gates were open wide,
And all who would might enter, And no one was denied.
No need of moon or stars by night, Or sun to shine by day;
It was the new Jerusalem That would not pass away.

Jerusalem! ... [refrain]

-Kraig Scott








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!

Today's loose offering supports ministry at our local church. The following is a sample of how the budget is allocated:

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You are Invited to join Pastor Jenn and the University Church family as she is officially commissioned into pastoral ministry by the Upper Columbia Conference. A special service is planned for Sabbath, September 17, at 4pm in the University Church sanctuary.

Prayer walk with WWU Campus Ministries to dedicate the campus for the 2016–17 school year. All are invited. Meet in front of the Ad Building at 3pm, we will finish by 4pm.

The Longest Table is scheduled for Sabbath, October 1, at about 1pm. Sign up to host a table today in the sanctuary lobby or by calling the church office.

Children’s Sabbath School leaders & assistants, join fellow Sabbath School leaders on October 2 at 6pm in the Junior High Room for a time of dialogue, training, and prayer. Thank you for making this time a priority!

You are invited to dinner next Sabbath, September 24, in the Jr. High Room. All those who are single, visiting, or might otherwise be alone, please come! We will provide the food. Come and eat and fellowship with us after the second service beginning at about 1pm.

We will be welcoming returning Walla Walla University students with cookies on Sunday, September 25 at the residence halls. If you would like to be a part of this special welcome please email renee@wallawalla.edu or call 509.527.2772.

Membership Transfers: (first reading)
(IN) Brandon and Amber Aberle, Walla Walla Northside
Emily Appel, Longwood, Fla.
Jody, Robin, Dylan, Zayne, Gabrielle, and Sahara Browning, Mt. Ellis Academy, Bozeman, Mont.
Alix Harris, Mt. Ellis Academy, Bozeman, Mont.
Raymond Mayor, Berrien Springs, Mich.
Katie Palumbo, Gladstone, Ore.
James and Heather Soule, Coos Bay, Ore.
Joy Turner, Poulsbo, Wash.

(Away) James Barrett, Walla Walla City
Kimberly Kiesz, Beatrice, Neb.
James Oliver, Discover Life, Sonora, Cal.

High Five, our 7–8th grade youth group, is beginning again soon! A parents' meeting will take place September 20, at 7pm in the Jr. High Room. The official High Five start time is the following week, September 27, at 7pm in the Jr. High Room. Contact Pastor Jenn (jenn.ogden@wallawalla.edu) or Evan Davies (evan.davies@wallawalla.edu) with questions.

J.U.M.P. is a new youth group for 5–6th-graders beginning this fall. A parents' meeting will take place on September 22 at 6:30pm in the Junior's Room. J.U.M.P. will meet every other Thursday at 6:30pm beginning September 29. If you have questions, please email Pastor Jenn at jenn.ogden@wallawalla.edu.

Vacation Bible Camp Bible Study & Planning Group - Study Nehemiah with the VBC planners and join our team. Beginning September 25th at 7 pm in the Children's Wing Gathering Room you are welcome to study and plan with us. Questions? Speak to Marci Knauft or Jennifer Ogden.

The Longest Table is scheduled for Sabbath, October 1, at about 1pm. Sign up for a table today in the sanctuary lobby. 

Walla Walla Valley Academy Alumni Homecoming is September 16-18, 2016. Alumni, former faculty and friends are encouraged to join Sabbath, September 17 at WWVA. Come share your stories and connect with the WWVA family during the Welcome Reception, at 9:30 am Sabbath Morning in the auditorium lobby and dining hall. The reception will be followed by a Celebration Church Service featuring alumnus Gail Crosby (’76) speaking and the WWVA Music department at 10:45 am.  An alumni and family potluck, as well as a faculty reception will be held in the afternoon. For more information, please visit wwva.org/homecoming-weekend or email undeam@wwva.org.

Celebrate the end of summer with a few hours on the links at our Walla Walla Valley Academy Benefit Golf Tournament, Sunday Morning, September 18. Come support WWVA’s Student Financial Fund and enjoy the morning playing golf with friends! For information, call 509.525.1050 or visit wwva.org/golf-tournament.

“Armor of God”, a free women’s DVD Bible Study, starts at noon on Wednesday, September 28! Based on Ephesians 6:10–19 by Christian author and speaker Priscilla Shirer, the study will take place on Wednesdays, noon to 1pm, September 28 through November 9. No registration needed. SonBridge Community Center, 1200 SE 12th Street, College Place. 509.529.3100.

50-Plus Club potluck and corn feed will be September 18 at 5pm at the home of Larry and Jacque Goodhew: 4261 S. Hwy 125, Walla Walla.

Free counseling for individuals, couples, and families at Pathways to Change, a community counseling clinic managed by the School of Education and Psychology at Walla Walla University.  Counselors are second-year master’s students in counseling psychology under the supervision of program faculty.  The clinic is located in Smith Hall and is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 to 9pm.  For more information, or to make an appointment, call Pathways to Change at 509.527.2654.

SonBridge Community Center will offer classes in conversational English to those who desire more education opportunities, better jobs, and closer family connections, beginning in September. If you are interested in leading out in one of these ESL classes or have a friend or family member who would benefit please call at (509) 529-3100.

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

UCC Women’s Retreat: Register for the Upper Columbia Conference Women’s Retreat before August 31 to receive the early bird rate. Registrants will enjoy a relaxing weekend, October 21-23, 2016, at Camp Mivoden with this year’s keynote speaker, Brenda Duerksen, along with other great speakers and musicians. Register online at www.uccsda.org/womensretreat2016. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Terry at tamarat@uccsda.org or (509) 242-0478.

The NAD Health Summit will be held in Canada at the Mountain View Conference Center, which is also known as Camp Hope, September 28-October 2, 2016.  Register by September 15, 2016 at the Health Summit website. To carpool with others from UCC contact Cindy Williams, UCC Health Coordinator, at 509-242-0520.

Volunteer Opportunities at Christian Aid Center:
- Breakfast Cook every Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m.
- Weekend Breakfast Host from 6:00 to 8:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday openings (food handler card required)
- Weekend Dinner Host from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday openings
- Chapel Speaker
- Childcare Provider (weekday morning times available)
Please call Jeannette Regalado, at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information.

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Sabbath, September 17
    3pm — Prayer Walk, meet at Ad Building
    4pm — Jenn Ogden’s commissioning, sanctuary
    7pm — Sunset

Sunday, September 18
    5pm — 50-Plus Club potluck, Goodhew’s home

Tuesday, September 20
    7pm — High Five parents meeting, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, September 21
    6:30pm — Pathfinders club, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, September 22
    6:30pm — J.U.M.P. parents meeting, Junior’s Room

Friday, September 23
6:46pm — Sunset
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Paddy McCoy, sanctuary

Sabbath, September 24
    9am — CFM Pancake Breakfast, Jr. High Room
    1pm - Guests & singles lunch, Jr. High Room
    3pm — WWU CABL hike to Southfork
    3–4:30pm — Chillin’ on the Green, Centennial Green

Wednesday, September 28
    12–1pm — Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge

Sabbath, October 1
    1pm — Longest Table, 4th street in College Place