Welcome to Eastgate SDA Church!
This Weekend! Brent Bergherm
When Jesus returned to Heaven, after rising from the grave he gave us a parting command: "Go, make disciples of all nations…” and we as an Eastgate church have chosen to obey. This autumn we have an opportunity to travel to India to help build a place for some fellow disciples to worship in, as well as share the message of the Gospel with their community.
This Sabbath we will be having a special feature for our sermon time about missions. Brent Bergherm, who has traveled extensively on short-term mission projects, will be sharing stories and pictures from his travels, including the area where we will be going this fall! I hope these stories inspire you to share Jesus with those around you and, if you are able, join us on this mission project!
I am looking forward to worshiping with you!
Come at 9:30am and spend an hour with us in bible study in small groups. Children’s age appropriate classes too! Then stay from 10:45am – 12:15pm as we meet in the sanctuary for worship services.
Next Weekend “Honor Thy Father” …Pastor Bruce Boyd, Honoring Elwood Boyd as he celebrates his 90th Birthday! Elwood has served congregations in Brewster, Waitsburg and Dayton, WA. He has also served in Sandpoint and Orofino, ID, Havre, Libby, Troy and St. Regis, MT. Join us as we celebrate with the Boyd family. They will share Elwood’s story of service and celebration of his life, stories from the past and hopes for the future.
Eastgate Church News & Events
Thank you Daniel Perrin, Tess Craig and Team for Children’s Communion Service
Friday evening these folks will present an amazing program for our children and parents. Thank you for presenting the stories of Christ so our children can have a better understanding of Communion Service.
Adult and Family Communion, Agape Feast, Friday evening, March 30
Please save the date for a special family Friday evening Agape Feast and Communion Service. A soup & bread supper will be shared. Please bring artesian breads or fruit platters or fruit salads. Soups will be supplied.
Another Pair of Greeters Needed!
Les Cunningham is looking for another couple of people to join the Greeter Team. Contact him at (509) 525-5182 or catch him here at church!
Church Work Bee Coming! – Spring Work Needed on our Church – Can you Help!
Please reserve the date of Sunday, April 22!
Some of the things are our list are unique and these are not a portion of the custodial responsibility. Items like the following:
Clean approximately 150 metal folding chairs and check the feet and plastic stops (replace as needed)
Deep Clean our Kitchen
Vacuum Pew Cracks [vacuums needed]
Vacuum Masonry with duster brushes in the lobby & sanctuary [vacuums needed]
Spread bark mulch as needed. [Wheelbarrows and scoop shovels needed]
Financial Student Assistance needed
This year our church has accepted the challenge of assisting families with $14,000+/-. We have approximately $4,500 of support remaining to be paid by June 1. Please prayerfully consider what extra help you can provide. Thank you!
Step up and Join the Church Communications Team!
The inaugural issue of “Daybreak” newsletter was sent out Wednesday, 2/28/2018. It shows an example of what the church Communications team is looking do. They are still seeking help to gather stories and devotionals from the church family for a semi-monthly electronic publication. If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact Pastor Eric, Cell: (509)730-5271 or Steve Dickerson (509) 730-4065
Created to Create – New Sabbath School Class Option!
We will be holding a Bible Art Journaling Class in our Sabbath School. It will be a 4 week class starting March 24 - April 14. The following is a description of this new class option:
Join us as we begin our Bible Art journey where we learn to respond to God in His Love Letter to us. Classes will cover image transfer, lettering, acrylic paint, watercolor, page prep, collage, and tip-ins. The only supply you need is a Journaling Bible and possibly an apron. Join this group March 24 in Classroom 145
Looking For a Way to Serve Your Church?
The audio team is looking for people to join their team! To find out more, contact Bob Daniel (509) 387-2546 or Dennis Anderson at (509) 876-7823 (text OK).
Women’s Study Group
Mondays, 7:00pm studying, “An Endless Falling in Love” by Ty Gibson. Meets at 910 SE Parkside Place, College Place.
Prayer & Praise Wednesdays, 6:30pm Carol Hargreaves Home
SPECIAL MUSIC at Eastgate
Would you like to serve the church in song? If you have an interest in providing special music for our worship service, please contact Nicole email@example.com (541) 282-4803 or Jason Malik firstname.lastname@example.org (541) 282-4264 with details and availability.
Coming Church Events
March 17 International Food Fair
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Tickets for this event will be based on 50 cents per ticket. Each food table will present a different food option at varying prices. Tickets will be sold in $5.00 increments and can be pre-purchased at the church office on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday mornings from 9:00 am – noon.
March 30 Agape Feast Communion, Friday Evening, Fellowship Hall
May 5 Cinco De Mayo Dinner – Eastgate Style!
July 1 Summer Carnival
July 29 Summer Luau
August Possible Sunday Picnic in the Wallowa’s & Ride the Rail
August 17-19 Camp Wooten Spiritual Retreat & Camp Out
September possible Church Camp out
October Barn Party at the Henderson’s
November Craft Bazaar
December Cookie Decorating & Ornament Exchange, Possible Tour of the Lights
For more information on social events: Watch this newsletter, or Facebook – Eastgate SDA Church or our church website.
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Collegiate & 20-Something Adults
Wednesday Bible Study Romans Chapter 8 at 7:00pm at Wade & Barbie Brooks’ home, 505 SE 8th St., College Place.
Walla Walla University Student Missionaries – Veggie-meat March
Every year, WWU has sent out students all around the world who are willing to dedicate a year to service and mission work. Each month WWU sends out a package filled with goodies, while incorporating some of their most popular requests. One of the most requested items from all over the globe is veggie-meat! Help make a student missionary’s month by donating a can of veggie-meat. The Walla Walla Chaplin’s Office/Student Missions Office is always open for donations during the week from 9-5 Monday-Thursday and 9-12 Friday. Thank you!
WWU-SA Mission Project 2017-2018
The Global Service department of the WWU Student Association is partnering with a non-profit, Beehive International to build a trade school in Haiti – a project they call, On this Rock. Their goal specifically for the 2017-2018 school year is to raise the money needed to build a classroom/wood shop building just outside of Port-au-Prince. They believe that God has big plans for this small school to give the people of Haiti an opportunity to learn a skill and sustain themselves.
Students from this organization will be visiting us Sabbath Morning, March 10 to share their vision and present how we too can become involved. Watch for this during our announcements before church starts, about 10:45am.
SDA Valley Community News & Events:
50+ Club Potluck
March 18, 5:00 pm, at the Youth Center, 8th & Bade St in College Place. Come and enjoy good food, fellowship, and a musical program presented by Jan Roberts. And of course, bring a friend!
Christian Aid Center Volunteers Needed
Childcare Helpers (we have morning and afternoon shifts available Monday through Thursday)
Registered Nurses (Thursday morning and evening shifts available)
Contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer & Donor Relations at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114 for more information. You can submit an online application at christianaidcenter.org.
“THE CROSS AND THE CROWN”, a special worship service featuring the final events in Christ’s life as He traveled the Via Dolorosa from Gethsemane to Calvary, presented by the Village Church music groups, Sabbath, March 31, 10:45 A.M., College Place Village Church. Terry Koch- director
ROSARIO SINGLES RETREAT
Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 18:00 through Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 14:00 • Rosario, Anacortes, WA. Marvin Wray, pastor of the Napa California SDA Church is our speaker weekend. His passion in ministry is to share the absolute assurance of God’s gift of salvation. Arrive Thursday and spend Friday on an Island Adventure in the San Juan Islands. Registration is $235 for the full retreat. Other registration options are listed on the registration form. For more details and a registration form, send an email to RosarioRetreat@Gmail.com. For those without access to email, you may call our registration line at 360 588-3179 to request info. The deadline to register is March 19, 2018. For additional information and picture illustrations visit:
The College Place Spanish Church – All-You-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet
April 8 from 10am – 12 noon there will be a fund raising brunch at the Village Church Youth Center. The CP Spanish church is raising funds to build a new sanctuary. More details will come in next week’s announcements.
Look for more information on the bulletin board.
OREGON Senior Peer Outreach
Are you, or someone you know lonely? Over 55 or disabled? Living in rural OREGON? Call to connect with a Senior Peer Support Specialist for a weekly telephone conversation. 1-833-736-4676
Upper Columbia Conference of SDA News
Register Today for Amen Northwest Conference
Register today for the Optimizing Brain Health AMEN Northwest conference on May 10-12, 2018 with keynote speaker Dr. Neil Nedley. Topics include emotional intelligence, anxiety and depression, sleep, addictions, and the connection between gut health and the brain. This conference is open to health care providers, pastors and Bible workers as well as anyone interested in health ministries. Continuing education credit is available with 6 hours of CME pending. Visit www.uccsda.org/AMEN2018 for more information and to register. Space is limited.
Tye Gibson to Speak at "Digging Deeper" - May 18-20
Digging Deeper Retreat (May 18-20, 2018): A Spiritual retreat for young adults and young families (ages 20s-40s) at Camp MiVoden. Come join us for a weekend that will leave you refreshed, challenged and connected. Ty Gibson, the keynote speaker, will lead us in digging into the theme of God's heart & character. Children's program for ages 4-10 yr, childcare for ages 18 months to 3 yr. and mother’s room for infants are provided at the retreat. For more information visit www.DiggingDeeperRetreat.com
Summer Camp Openings!
Register for summer camp at Camp MiVoden. We currently have openings in all our youth camps and a few of our family camps. Please visit www.mivoden.com and register today. You can also email email@example.com or call 509-242-0506.
"Together in Christ" is the theme for UCC Camp Meeting - June 20-23, 2018
Camp Meeting theme this year is "Together in Christ." Focusing on this theme in our Big Tent will be our main speakers, John McVay, president of Walla Walla University, and Pastor John Freedman, president of the North Pacific Union of Seventh-day Adventists. Camp Meeting registration is open to reserve your lodging. The musician this year is Jennifer LaMountain. Plans are underway for each division and for the Big Tent meetings. You will be blessed. To learn more or to register go to: www.uccsda.org/campmeeting
Camp Meeting Volunteers
Volunteers are an integral part of camp meeting in areas such as such as golf cart drivers, first aid, signing for the hearing impaired, media, audio/sound, and certain seminar classes. Volunteers must be screened and accepted. If you are interested in volunteering for camp meeting contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
UCC Educational Tour to Ireland, Scotland and Wales
There is room for eight more travelers for the UCC Educational Tour going to Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This tour has been priced by segments so you may participate in one, two or all three segments. The Ireland segment of the tour is July 17-25. The Scotland segment of the tour is July 24 through July 31 and Wales will be toured August 1-5 with the return flight on August 6. For a complete itinerary and additional information please email Sharon Searson at email@example.com
Save These Dates for UCC Activities
Hispanic Women's Retreat - April 20-22, 2018
Women's Spring Retreat - May 5, 2018
Digging Deeper Retreat - May 18-20, 2018
Hispanic Family Caravan - June 16-24, 2018
UCC Camp Meeting - June 20-23, 2018
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OREGON PRAYER CONFERENCE
Looking for a Spiritual Retreat in a coastal setting? March 30 - April 1, 2018 • Twin Rocks Camp at Rockaway Beach, Oregon. This is a weekend prayer event designed to bring you into a closer personal experience with Jesus your Savior. You will hear how others have experienced Jesus in their lives as our speaker shares insights in trusting God in all of life's adversity. The speaker will be Kevin Wilfley. Pastor Wilfley is the senior pastor of the Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Prayer Ministry Director for the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. In addition to his conference and pastoral responsibilities Pastor Wilfley is a life coach and author. For the past 35 years he has served various churches in the Oregon, Upper Columbia, and Washington conferences. Pastor Wilfley has spoken at ministerial gatherings, revival weekends, prayer conferences and camp meetings all over North America and Scotland on the subjects of prayer, the Holy Spirit, spirituality and evangelism. Find Out More Here
PRAY ONE MISSIONis a North American Division initiative calling us to focused prayer for people who need Jesus. Do you know of one or two such people? As you pray for these individuals, please consider sending them a subscription to Signs of the Times® 800/545-2449. Prayer and the printed page are great teammates and proven soul winners.
MISSION 360° MAGAZINE Several publications, such as Mission Post and Frontline have merged and expanded to create a new official mission magazine of the Seventh-day Adventist church called Mission 360°. It will be published quarterly and you can sign up for an online version at Mission360Mag.org.
Looking for a position? Looking to Hire? Please let us know so we can assist in getting the word out!
Dental Assistant Needed at Sonbridge Dental Clinic
If you are interested in a dental assistant position at the dental clinic at SonBridge, please contact Mel Lang at 509-301-3460.
Job Postings at UCC
The Upper Columbia Conference is accepting applications for Outreach Coordinator positions. See job postings on the UCC web site, https://www.uccsda.org/jobs . To call the Upper Columbia Conference Human Resources Department: 509-838-2761
Walla Walla University Employment Opportunities
THE OREGON CONFERENCE has job openings. For more information, please visit oregonconference.org, click the tab Departments, Human Resources, and then click on Employment. Or go directly to www.oregonconference.org/employment-home
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT NEEDED Multi-grade School
Hood View Junior Academy is accepting applications for the position of administrative assistant for next school year. Position averages 30 hours per week with the potential for benefits. Please contact Brian Gang for more information. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes due by March 9.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:(Full Time, non-exempt) The Legal, Planned Giving and Trust Services Departments are seeking an administrative assistant to support the general legal counsel and the department of planned giving and trust services. – Read the full job description for the Administrative Assistant.
OFFICE MANAGER:(Full Time, non-exempt) Big Lake Youth Camp is seeking an office manager who is customer-service oriented, enjoys working with youth, and will assist the Youth Ministries Director by performing general administrative duties and assist with marketing events. – Read the full job description for the Office Manager.
MAINTENACE WORKER NEEDED AT MEADOW GLADE Part-time position open now • Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School has a job opening for a maintenance worker for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. Looking for an individual with prior experience in a large school or other large facility. This individual must be a self-starter with prior general knowledge of electrical, plumbing, construction, and servicing and maintenance of buildings and fleet equipment. Please send resume and three references to Ric Peinado at email@example.com or contact the school at 360/687-5121 for a full job description.
Email job postings to firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly Deadline: Items must be received prior to 8:00am Wednesday mornings.
Classified Ads, Services & Needs
Are you in the service industry? Would you like your church family to be aware of what services you can provide? Please consider placing an ad in this space.
At this time, to place an advertisement here will not cost any money. It should only be basic text with no illustrations or photos. To add graphics may or may not be possible based on time and graphic software available. Thank you, Office Manager.
Discovery Preschool at Walla Walla University Education Department is now enrolling!!
Now enrolling children 3-5 years of age. It is the goal of our staff to work closely together with each family to provide a solid foundation for intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth of the child. Children are encouraged to explore their world through self-expression in a natural, playful, social environment. Contact Information: email@example.com or 509-527-2252. Visit: https://www.wallawalla.edu/preschool
Deb’s Cleaning & More!
Debbie Pierce would like you to know that she is available to assist with your house cleaning, dog walking, transportation needs for appointments or simply grocery shopping. Debbie works in the Walla Walla area. Her rate is $15.00/hr. Contact Debbie at 509-240-6372.
Harmony In Home-Care Do you have a family member in need of care? Call for additional information. 509-540-0885 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to view their Website at: www.harmonyinhomecare.com. Office located at 103 E. Main St., Suite 304, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
REALTOR: Thinking about buying or selling your home? Want a Christian Realtor to be your advocate and guide? Let me serve you with the best resources and service in the business. Call or text Sarah Bergman at John L. Scott, Walla Walla at 509-240-6826 or reach me by email at email@example.com for a no-obligation consultation and market analysis. I look forward to hearing from you.
GUESTS COMING AND NEED AN EXTRA GUEST ROOM? Havstad Alumni Center has 3 beautiful guest rooms. For guest room availability and information go to
www.wallawalla.edu/alumni/wwu-alumni-association/guest-rooms/ or call 509 540-8095
NEED SPACE FOR FAMILY / FRIENDS EVENT? Havstad Alumni Center is available for rent for those special events. Choose between the 1st floor beautiful home-like living room setting or the 2nd floor which includes a full kitchen. Located on 4th Street on the Walla Walla University campus. For more information, please call 509 527-2241 between 9am - 5pm Monday - Thursday.
Submit your service ads to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Weekly Deadline: Items must be received prior to 8:00am Wednesday mornings.
Thank you for your positive feedback and comments. Sincerely, Eastgate SDA Office Manager