The tenth annual Longest Table hosted by the University Church is scheduled for September 29 (the Sabbath following the first week of fall quarter classes at WWU). This well-loved event features more than 1,000 feet of table stretching down 4th Street from College Avenue to SW Davis Avenue.

Sign up to host tables beginning Sabbath, September 8, between 9:30am–12:30pm in the church lobby. Sign ups will continue in the lobby on Sabbath, September 15 and 22, between 9am–1:15pm.


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We thank Tamara Kibukevich, a senior voice and psychology major from Moses Lake, Washington for sharing her music. We also thank Bruce Toews for leading the praise band.

Does your heart today long for rest in the promised land of Canaan? I invite you to begin your time of worship by meditating on the words behind the prelude, Hymn No. 285, some of which you will find here:

Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult
Of our life’s wild, restless sea,
Day by day His sweet voice soundeth,
Saying, “Christian, follow Me.”


-Kraig Scott




Thank you for your generosity to the work of the Adventist Church in Walla Walla and beyond! This Sabbath, loose offering will go to the Adventist World Church Fall Mission fund. Members are encouraged to give via tithe envelopes in the pews, marking the funds and budgets you'd like your donations to benefit - or to give by visiting the church website and clicking "give." The same options are available there including the feature of setting up automatic monthly donations.
The following graphic broadly illustrates how your donations marked "tithe" are allocated.

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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.



The church office will have new regular hours: Monday–Thursday 8am–1pm and 2pm–5pm; Friday 8am–12pm.

The final Sabbath of Summer Light, our adjusted Sabbath morning schedule, is September 8. On September 15, the University Church will return to the regular school-year schedule: 9:30am First Serve, 10:30am Sabbath Schools, and 11:45am Second Service.

An all-church potluck is today, September 8, at 12:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!

Sign up to host tables at The Longest Table. The event is Sabbath, September 29 following Second Service. Anyone may sign up to host tables. Signups in the church lobby beginning at 9:30am on September 8 and at 9am on September 15 and 22. Contact Pastor Alareece with any questions:

J.U.M.P. and High Five parents are invited to Parents' Night on Tuesday, September 18. These amazing 5-6th grade and Jr. High youth groups will begin their 2018-19 school years very soon. J.U.M.P. parents will meet at 6pm in the Jr. High Room and High Five parents will follow at 7pm, also in the Jr. High Room. See you there!

You are invited to remember Betty Sorensen, wife of former WWU President Cliff Sorensen, at a memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 3 pm, at the Walla Walla University Church. Dr. Sorensen and Betty served WWU from 1976 to 1985, and in 2001-02. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cliff and Betty Sorensen Memorial Fund at WWU (submit to Advancement Office, or donate online at  

We will be welcoming returning Walla Walla University students on Sunday, September 23 at the residence halls with cookies. If you enjoy baking and would like to be a part of this special welcome please email or call 509.527.2772.

WWVA Homecoming Weekend is September 14-15. Alumni and families are invited to come visit with classmates, to spend time on campus, and to enjoy the chance to connect with the WWVA family, past, present and future! This year, WWVA celebrates 25 Years of Orchestra with a special reunion concert! If you were a past member of WWVA orchestras, contact Mr. Gish for more information about taking part with the reunion orchestra. For the weekend’s schedule, visit

The 50+ Club potluck and corn roast will be held on Sunday, September 16, at 5pm at the home of Larry and Jacque Goodhew, 4261 S. Highway 125, Walla Walla. Please bring a favorite vegetarian dish. For questions call: 509.522.2387 or 509.876.2166.

The church Sanctuary re-roofing project is nearing completion. Elsom Roofing and Tektonics have spent a number of weeks carefully peeling off and replacing the old roof, wood sheeting, and assorted parts to leave us with a new protective barrier for decades to come. Check out the latest flyover video by Chris Drake, chronicling the progress: (this video was taken the week of August 20-24.

Register for the 2019 Global Leadership Summit before October 23, 2018 for the lowest possible rate, $79.
Join fellow church members and community members as we sharpen our leadership skills together! Visit or contact Pastor Kris for more information:

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.

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.


The Eastgate Church invites you to join them on a Maranatha mission trip to India Nov. 13–30. They plan to build a church for the Sairkarap congregation and are looking for volunteers to help with construction, medical or dental outreach or Vacation Bible School. You may register online at: Contact Kristi Bartlett at 509.520.6673 for more information.

Training for Youth Leadership is October 12-13 at Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Wash. This Youth Sabbath School Leadership Training by the North American Division and the North Pacific Union is for adults and youth who lead, or will soon lead, Youth Sabbath School. Learn how to start, restart, revive your youth Sabbath School in your church. Register at

Need Training in Communicating? Attend One Voice: Communicating With Excellence on September 30 from 10am-4pm at the Upper Columbia Conference Office. Pastors, church, and school communication leaders are invited to this one-day seminar geared to help you communicate with clarity and excellence in an age when getting your message across is increasingly challenging. $15 covers lunch and seminar materials. Register online at or contact the communications department at 509.242.0512.

Will You Partner with Palau? Partners for Palau is a North Pacific Union Conference long-term mission initiative to provide ministry and educational support to this island territory. Palau is part of the Guam-Micronesia Mission at the far western edge of the North American Division. From teachers to Pathfinders and from mentoring a student teacher to purchasing a desk, there is a project for every group or person. Learn more about how you can become involved at

Women's Quilting Retreat Oct 21-26. Do you enjoy quilting and would like to learn more? UCC Women’s Quilting Retreat, under the guidance of Marlene Oddie, is planned for October 21-26 at Camp MiVoden. This quilting retreat will finish just in time to join the UCC women's retreat at Camp MiVoden. For more information and to register, visit

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.

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

Diabetes Undone seminar is planned in September at SonBridge. Registration on September 10 at 6:30pm and 8 weekly sessions follow beginning September 16. $60. Contact Chad Washburn for details.

Your help is needed for a cookbook fund-raiser for
Pastor Lloyd Perrin from the Milton-Freewater SDA Church. Contribute vegetarian recipes or pre-order a copy of the book for yourself. Sales will benefit the Perrin family in funding ongoing therapy for Lloyd as he recovers from brain surgery last April 2018. Contact Sharlene Taylor for more information 509.714.4056. Order forms are available in the University Church web bulletin or in the office. 



Friday, September 7
    7:30am — Heubach Chapel morning worship
    7:22pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Conard Courtyard

Sabbath, September 8
   Final Sabbath of Summer Light
   9:30am — Sign up for The Longest Table, Church lobby           
   12:30pm — All Church Potluck, Fellowship Hall
   7pm — Adventist Singles Fellowship, SonBridge

Wednesday, September 12
    6:30pm — Pathfinders, Fellowship Hall
    7pm — Prayer Meeting, Heubach Chapel

Friday, September 14
    7:30am — Heubach Chapel morning worship
    7:09pm — Sundown
    8pm — WWU Vespers, Conard Courtyard

Sabbath, September 15
    Return to school-year worship schedule:
    9:30am — First Serve, Sanctuary
    10:30am — Sabbath Schools
    11:45 — Second Service, Sanctuary
    3pm — Betty Sorensen's Memorial, Church Sanctuary

Tuesday, September 18
    6pm — J.U.M.P. Parent's Night, Jr. High Room
    7pm — High Five Parent's Night, Jr. High Room

September 16-21
    WWU Jump Start (freshman orientation)

September 24
    WWU fall academic quarter begins

September 29
    1:15pm — The Longest Table, 4th Street









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