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Believing that the second coming is imminent, how should Adventist Christians react to ever-changing political seasons, media propaganda, and global conditions? What role should we play in all of this?



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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To all students, both new and returning, welcome to campus! This week we thank three special musicians for leading us in worship. Noel Jabagat is a senior from Avon Park, Florida. While he specializes in violin, Noel plays just about every instrument in the department. This morning he plays a pan solo.

Siena Mirasol is a freshman from Portland, Oregon. She has been playing piano for 11 years and also plays the harp. Lindsay Armstrong, a senior from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is a voice major and choral conductor. She sings a beautiful poem by Frederick H. Martens (1874–1932), perhaps best known for writing the text of "Gesu Bambino" famously set to music by Pietro Yon. As you prepare to worship, please silently meditate on the words Lindsay sings, some of which are given here:

All ye who wander, wearied and oppressed,
All ye whose souls are sad and care-oppress'd.
All ye who dread the falling of the night,
Come unto Him whose love makes all things right. 

 All ye who mourn, whose grief is unconsoled,
All ye whose tale of tears is never told,
All ye whose ills no human help can cure,
Come unto Him whose loving aid is sure.

 All ye who dwell in fear of what may be,
All ye who dare not voice afflictions plea,
All ye who anguish, hopeless in your sin,
Come unto Him whose love will take you in.

-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!

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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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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.

Ask Anything midweek conversations begin Thursday, September 29, at 7pm in Heubach Chapel. Pastor Alex will be there to continue the discussion on the weekly topic!

The Saxby Family would like to thank you for the many prayers, beautiful flowers, nice cards, and lovely reception. What a blessing to have the support of the church family.

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.

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!

Brynlee Madison Dewey arrived on July 28, 2016 weighing in at 7.1 lbs and 20 inches long. She joins Mike, Serena and big sister Kaleah.

The Pooles welcomed baby Ruby Jae on September 10. Congratulations to Tommy and Emily and welcome to your big family Ruby Jae!

Membership Transfers: (second 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! The official High Five start time is September 27, at 7pm in the Jr. High Room.
Contact Pastor Jenn ( or Evan Davies ( with questions.

J.U.M.P. is a new youth group for 5–6th-graders beginning this fall. J.U.M.P. will meet every other Thursday at 6:30pm beginning September 29. If you have questions, please email Pastor Jenn at

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.

Luella (Ramsdell) Litchfield, a long-time member of the University Church, passed away on August 17, 2016. Her celebration of life service will be held on Sabbath, October 1 at 2pm in the College Place Lions Park Community Building (800 Larch Avenue).

A memorial service for Dorothy Canwell, mother of Pastor Keith Canwell, will be held in Boise on October 8, 4pm, at the Cloverdale Adventist Church.

Milton Adventist Church is looking for volunteers to help with leadership positions in the “Journey to Bethlehem” community program. For more information or to sign up, please contact Marja McChesney, Office Manager at509.386.6071.

“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.

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.

At SonBridge Community Center, we are dedicated to creating educational opportunities for the betterment of our community. Starting September 28, most of our fall classes begin. Some of these classes include Grief Support and English as a Second Language. Call (509) 529-3100 or visit for more information.

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 If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Terry at 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 24
    8:30am — 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
    6:45pm — Sunset

Monday, September 26
   7:30-7:50am - Morning Worship, M-F, Heubach Chapel

Tuesday, September 27
    7pm — High Five parents meeting, Jr. High Room

Wednesday, September 28
   12–1pm — Women’s DVD Bible Study, SonBridge
   6:30pm — Pathfinders club, Fellowship Hall

Thursday, September 29
   6:30pm - J.U.M.P., Juniors Room    
   7pm — Ask Anything Conversation, Heubach Chapel

Friday, September 30
6:33pm — Sunset
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Paddy McCoy, sanctuary

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