Expanded Bulletin Announcements for Sabbath, December 23, 2017

Welcome to Eastgate SDA Church!
This Weekend!      
Pastor Eric Sayler
Memories are core to Christmas.  Just think of some of our most popular Christmas songs… “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know…” I’m afraid, though, that we often idealize past Christmases, building them up to be more snowy, more merry, more perfect than they probably were.  Memory is essential however, in making us who we are. Memory is also essential in making decisions for the future.  This Sabbath we will be looking at the Nativity story and studying how memory plays a sacred role as we live our lives.
~ Eric Sayler
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.
“Sacred Memory”
“ … his mother kept all these things in her heart.”
Luke 2:51
Next Weekend
Pastor Eric Sayler – Communion Sabbath!
Eastgate Church News & Events
Christmas Family Worship & Crafts Workshop
Join Tiffany Michaels & Sara Peterson in the fellowship hall Sabbath morning December 23 during the Sabbath School hour (9:30).  They will present a fun activity which will include crafts and hot chocolate.  Children in Primary and older Sabbath School classes will be participating in this workshop instead of their regular classes.  Younger children are welcome to attend with a parent.  Adults are welcome too and this will be a great time to get to know some of the kids of our church!  They will need extra help for this event, please use our sign-up sheet in the lobby if you plan to attend and make crafts, if you would like to help at a craft table, or if you would like to bring some finger snacks—breads, fruits, crackers, etc.
2018 DEVOTIONAL BOOKSare available at a significant discount.  Look for the order form on the table in the foyer.  (Prices good through January 31, 2018)
Women’s Study Group – Canceled for Christmas Week!
Mondays, 7:00pm studying, A Thoughtful Hourby Jerry D. Thomas.  Location varies so check with Rhoda (509) 200-2826
Prayer & Praise Wednesdays, 6:30pm Carol Hargreaves Home
Nominating Committee Season is almost complete!
Nominating Committee presents a first reading of almost all of our church positions for your review this week.
If you have been contacted, answer the call, serve the body of Christ in whatever position you have received a spiritual blessing.  Thank you!
CHURCH AT THE CROSS, Let us seek HIM together!
Celebrating Prayer!  Come fellowship together for New Year’s Eve!  Share supper of Soups, Breads and Salads.  Then spend a time of prayer seeking God’s Guidance and Leading!  Welcome in the New Year, Sunday, December 31, 2017 starting at 7:00pm.
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 eoley1@gmail.com (541) 282-4803 or Jason Malik malikjason@ymail.com (541) 282-4264 with details and availability.  
Contributions must be received at Eastgate on or before Sabbath, December 30th.  You can make on-line contributions before midnight, EST (9:00 pm PST) on 12/31/2017 through PVC’s website at www.eastgateadventist.com .  Contributions mailed with a postmark date of 12/31/2017 will also count towards the 2017 tax year.  NOTE: It is not safe to leave contributions in the mailbox when the office is closed.  Thank you for your faithful giving throughout the year!
Coming Church Social Events
December 31               Church at the Cross – Evening of Fellowship & Prayer
January 27                  Family Movie Night
For more information on social events:  Watch this bulletin, or Facebook – Eastgate SDA Church or our church website.
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Collegiate & 20-Something Adults
Wednesday Bible Study
7:00pm at Wade & Barbie Brooks’ home, 505 SE 8th St., College Place.
School News
Schools are on Christmas Break
How to Pay for College—Online Webinar

Walla Walla University will host a free online webinar for prospective students and their parents titled “How to Pay for College” on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m.  This 40-minute presentation will be led by experts from WWU Student Financial Services, and Marketing and Enrollment Services.  After the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Register at sfs.wallawalla.edu/webinars.
Milton-Stateline Adventist School Christmas Break - December 18 through January 2
Rogers Adventist School Christmas Break – December 18 through January 2
WWVA on Christmas Break – December 20 through January 2
Community News & Events:
Walt Meske and Liz Hanafin Wedding Reception

We would be happy to have Family and Friends come help celebrate Walt Meske and Liz Hanafin's "Come and Go” wedding reception at the Walla Walla University Alumni Center, January1, 2018 from 1-3.  No gifts PLEASE.
December 25, 2017 • Watch on NBC
This NBC television special, in collaboration with Interfaith Broadcasting Commission, features a message from Carlton Byrd, speaker/director of the BOL Television Ministry and senior pastor of the Oakwood University Church. The program also features the music ministry of five-time Grammy award winning music great Sandi Patty, Grammy Award winning artist Fred Hammond, and the Oakwood University Aeolians Concert Choir. CLICK HERE for a list of stations and times; or call 256/929-6460.
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  sharons@uccsda.org .
Delicious Enchiladas To Go – Pro Christian Education fundraiser
Prepared by the Spanish SDA church of College Place. 
Menu options include: Cheese, Chicken, Potato or Vegan – 18 enchiladas for $20.
16 oz. of Spanish Rice $5.00
16 oz. of Cooked Frijoles $5.00
Pick up location is Rogers Adventist School, 200 SW Academy Way, College Place, WA.
Pick up times are from 1:00 – 4:00pm
Order by January 30 for pick up on February 4
Call 509-525-9523 or 509-301-2956 or email:  enchiladasforeducation@gmail.com to order.
Help SonBridge Help Others get through the winter season by donating winter coats, shoes, and undergarments.  Additional volunteers are also an urgent need.  Call (509) 529-3100 for more details.
Live Interactive Bible Discussion on the Sabbath School Lesson Thursdays at 7pm.  To join visit www.peopletopeopleministries.com and click on Live Bible Discussion.
Christian Aid Center Volunteers Needed
Barber/Hairstylist       -           Breakfast Cook on Saturday mornings
Registered Nurses to help in our clinic
Weekend Dinner Hosts (must have food handlers card)
For more information, contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer & Donor Relations, at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114.
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° MAGAZINESeveral 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.
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:00 pm • On OPB Plus (Oregon Public Broadcasting) “Life on the Line” is an inspiring series about people who don’t give up despite life’s toughest challenges. The third season of “Life on the Line,” Loma Linda University Health's national TV show, is now airing on public television station OPB Plus on Tuesdays, 12:30 pm from 1:00 pm. Check your channel listing for OPB Plus. Learn more at www.lifeontheline.tv. Viewers can find their station by visiting http://www.opb.org/television/channels/#stations
FAITH FOR TODAY’S LIFESTYLE MAGAZINEis a television ministry committed to sharing God's grace with the world through broadcast media. That’s been our vision since 1950, when Faith For Today launched its live inspirational television drama on ABC from New York City. That was more than 60 years ago, and we are now the oldest religious television broadcast in the world!
Lifestyle Magazine is a half hour television talk show focused on living a full, healthy and balanced life. It is the second longest show on air after “Meet the Press.” The show features panel discussions, interviews and demonstration segments focused on whole life health, which includes fitness, nutrition, relationships, outlook and more ways to promote overall health. This multiple award-winning show reaches a wide age demographic and covers a wide variety of topics and was recently voted a Top 20 brand influencer for health & fitness on Twitter (above Shape Magazine, GQ and more) by analyst group Onalytica.
The award winning “Lifestyle Magazine” can be seen on the NRB network on DirectTV on Tuesdays at 4:30pm EDT on channel 378 and Sky Angle 1 on Saturday and Sundays at 3pm and on Thursdays at 2:30pm. You can also see it on DISH, the Hope Channel and many other stations. For more information go to Lifestyle.org or call our office at 805/955-7681.
REDWOOD ADVENTIST ACADEMY Donations for helping the school and students recover from the fire can be given at this LINK.
If anyone would like to send a card of encouragement to the Redwood students, they can send them to Santa Rosa SDA Church, Attn: RAA Students, 840 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Do you struggle to explain your convictions about Sabbath or labor unions to your employer? Are you being asked to work on Sabbath? The Northwest Religious Liberty Association can help. Call Greg Hamilton and Rhonda Bolton at 360/857-7040.
Municipal Communities
Santa @ Olive Marketplace and Cafe

Every Sunday before Christmas enjoy complimentary photos and candy canes with Santa Claus!  Sunday, December 17 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Olive Market Place Cafe 21 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Red Cross Blood Drive at Eastgate sponsored by WWCC
If you are thinking about donating blood this will be your next opportunity, January 2 in our Eastgate SDA Fellowship Hall, 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Our next event will be February 14 when our church will sponsor a blood drive.  Thank you!
Skye Gardens – Take a Coat, Leave a Coat - 30 S Colville St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Well Folks, they are kicking off their coat exchange again this year!  "Need a coat?  Take one. Want to help?  Leave one".  They are starting out with the leftovers from last year.  If you are in need of a coat, please come take one.  The rack will be left out 24/7.  You do not have to come during business hours or speak to them.  Take what you need.  No questions asked.  Please leave the hanger.  They will try to leave extra hangers out for drop offs.  If you clean out your closet and find you have jackets or coats to spare, please take them by.  Thank you!
Upper Columbia Conference of SDA News
Paul Hoover to Retire in 2018

On Tuesday Paul Hoover announced his retirement to the Conference Executive Committee and the office staff on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.  In a letter to conference pastors and staff, Paul said, "Over this past year Patti and I have prayerfully considered this and are grateful for God's leading into this new chapter of our lives.  I will always remember with delight my time here in the Upper Columbia Conference as your president.  I long for the day when we shall all be together again, caught up in the sky, united with family, friends and Jesus."  For more of the story go to our web site story: https://sp.uccsda.org/news2017-12-05 
Guatemala Mission Trip Cancelled
Due to the many other mission options available, the Guatemala Mission Trip has been cancelled.
Gift Summer Camp to your Child This Christmas
We are currently open for reservations for all of our youth camps and family camp.  A great Christmas gift idea for a grandchild – a week of youth camp.  Please visit www.mivoden.com  and see our details for the camps.  You can also call or email Denise Kinney at 509-242-0506 and denisek@uccsda.org
Employment Opportunity
The Upper Columbia Conference is accepting applications for the position of Adventist Book Center Manager in Spokane, Washington.  This position provides leadership and coordination of the Adventist Book Center for all Upper Columbia Conference presently including the territories of Montana, Alaska, and Washington Conferences.  For a complete job description please click here. or go to: http://l.uccsda.org/ABCJob   Please contact the Upper Columbia Conference Human Resources Department for more information.  This position is open until filled.  Herman Schreven our current manager announced last week that he is taking on new employment.  We are sad to see him go.
Save These Dates for UCC Activities
Pathfinder Teen Retreat - Jan 26-28, 2018
Men's Summit - March 2-4, 2018
Children’s Ministry Training - March 4, 2018
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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Job Network
Looking for a position?  Looking to Hire?  Please let us know so we can assist in getting the word out!
In despirate need of a job! 
If anyone in your church is looking for someone that will employ a 59 year old, I am asking for a job, I am willing to work.  Thanks so much for your help, and even more for your prayers.
Walla Walla University Employment Opportunities
Upper Columbia Conference
Employment Opportunity
The Upper Columbia Conference is accepting applications for the position of Adventist Book Center Manager in Spokane, Washington.  This position provides leadership and coordination of the Adventist Book Center for all Upper Columbia Conference presently including the territories of Montana, Alaska, and Washington Conferences.  For a complete job description please click here. or go to: http://l.uccsda.org/ABCJob  Please contact the Upper Columbia Conference Human Resources Department for more information.  This position is open until filled.  Herman Schreven our current manager announced last week that he is taking on new employment.  We are sad to see him go.
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
Email job postings to office@eastgateadventist.church   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.
Harmony In Home-Care
  Do you have a family member in need of care?  Call for additional information.  509-540-0885 or email: info@harmonyinhomecare.com or go online to view their Website at:  www.harmonyinhomecare.com.  Office located at 103 E. Main St., Suite 304, Walla Walla, Wa 99362.
 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 sbergman@johnlscott.com for a no-obligation consultation and market analysis.  I look forward to hearing from you.
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
 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:  office@eastgateadventist.church   Weekly Deadline:  Items must be received prior to 8:00am Wednesday mornings.