Expanded Bulletin Announcements for Sabbath, February 3, 2018

Welcome to Eastgate SDA Church!
This Weekend! 
Pastor Eric Sayler
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth was pretty down on his luck.  He’d fallen so low he seems to have lost all hope:  “Life ... is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
Wow, what a depressing thought! When all hope is lost our minds go to some pretty dark places.
Solomon seems to echo the same pointlessness of life:  “...All is vanity.  What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun?"
And then there’s Paul, when reflecting on the weakness he sees in himself he exclaims, “Oh wretched man that I am, who will save me from this body of death?”
Sounds pretty hopeless, doesn’t it?  These authors all seem pretty despondent about life, as if there is no hope, no way out.  The essential experience of hope is sometimes hard to find.
Let it be known, however, Scripture tells us not all is lost, there is Hope to be had!!!
This Sabbath we are exploring the second installment of our three part series, "These Three Remain," this week's topic, "Living Hope.”
I am looking forward to worshiping with you
~Pastor Eric
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  Pastor Eric Sayler & MSAS Grades 3-6 Choir
Eastgate Church News & Events
tWomen’s Ministries Team – do you have a desire to share woman to woman in group fellowship?  They are looking for group leaders.  Contact Carol Hargreaves
 (509) 529-3009
tAudio/Video Team - Looking for a duo of individuals who would join the team.  Contact Bob Daniel (509) 387-2546
tGreeters – Looking for friendly people to join their team.  Contact Les Cunningham (509) 252-5182
2017 YEAR-END GIVING RECEIPTSwill be available again this week in the church lobby.  Please pick yours up at that time.  Thank you!
The Nominating Committee is looking ~
~for someone who could join the church Communications team to help 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
Women’s Study Group
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
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.  
Save the Date - Children's Leadership Expo
Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 4, 2018 for the Children's Leadership Expo that will be held at the Upper Columbia Conference office in Spokane, Wash.
Beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting till about 4 p.m. you will have many options to learn about VBS, Sabbath School, decorating ideas, tips for all divisions, craft ideas, healthy snack tips.  You will also have lunch and prizes.  For more information contact the children's ministry department at 509-838-2761.
Coming Church Events
February 10                Italian Dinner – Game Show Theme
February 24                Jaime Jorge Concert – Sabbath afternoon
March 3                      Special GROW Ministries Group Potluck – Contact; Carol Hargreaves
March 10                    Saturday Night Children’s Ministry Game Night at the Peterson’s
March 16                    Friday Evening, Children’s Communion Service
March 17                    International Food Fair
May 5                          Cinco De Mayo Dinner – Eastgate Style!
July 1                          Summer Carnival
July 29                        Summer Luau
August                        Possible Sunday Picnic in the Wallowas & 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
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Collegiate & 20-Something Adults
Wednesday Bible Study Romans Chapter 7 at 7:00pm at Wade & Barbie Brooks’ home, 505 SE 8th St., College Place.
School News
Milton-Stateline Adventist School invites you a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 4th
8:00 am to 10:00 am, at the Stateline Adventist Church Fellowship Hall.  There will be many delicious breakfast items to choose from.  The cost is by donation.  All the proceeds go to the 8th grade trip fund.  See you there!
Winter Sports Days for Milton-Stateline Adventist School
February 7 is a Winter Sports day for the 3rd- 8th grades.  Some students are going skiing at Bluewood all day.  The rest of the students do an afternoon activity those days.  Skiers must make up the assignments that were given in the mornings.  Skiers riding the bus will need to be at Rogers Adventist School no later than 7:15 am on ski days and parents need to be at the Rogers school parking lot at 5:30 pm to pick them up.  Permission slips were sent home this week for the other activities.  Please sign and return those to the office.  Bluewood students do not need a per-mission slip signed.  There will be an afternoon study hall for students who have any “F’s” or 3 or more “D’s” in core classes.
MSAS February 7:Last Winter Sports Day-roller skating in the afternoon
ASWWU Global Service Starry Night Valentine’s Benefit Dinner, February 11, 6:00pm
The Global Service department of the Walla Walla University Student Association is partnering this year with non-profit Beehive International to build a trade school in Haiti - a project we call On this Rock.  Our goal specifically for the 2017-2018 schoolyear is to raise the money needed to build a classroom/wood shop building just outside of Port-au-Prince.  We believe God has big plans for this small school to give the people of Haiti an opportunity to learn a skill and sustain themselves.
On February 11 our team is going to be hosting a Valentine’s benefit dinner to fundraise for this project.  The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Walla Walla University Church where we want it to be a relaxing and elegant evening for community members with good food and good music (provided by Walla Walla University Students) and, we will babysit for free!  Please RSVP by February 5 by calling the WWU Church office at (509) 527-2800 before the end of office hours for the day!
Are you an Andrews University alum?
Or are you a student considering attending Andrews University?  Join us for a complimentary brunch at our Walla Walla regional event on Sunday, February 18 at 11 a.m. at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W Rose St, Walla Walla, Washington, 99362.  Network with Andrews alums, enjoy a delicious meal, and hear the latest news from Andrews University.  Reserve your spot (it’s free!) at www.alumni.andrews.edu/rsvp or by contacting us at (269) 471-3591 alumni@andrews.edu.  We hope to see you there!
February 19 – President’s Day – No School!
SDA Valley Community News & Events:
Anger & Desire Seminar with Pastor Richie & Timi Brower
February 9 - 10, College Place Village Church:  Two of the most powerful relational allies any person can have are anger and desire.  Richie and Timi will lead a biblical/behavioral exploration of these topics beginning Friday evening, 7:00 pm, in the chapel, continuing Sabbath morning, both services and concluding Sabbath afternoon, 2:00 pm, in the chapel.  For seminar attendees, lunch will be a potluck style meal - bring your favorite dish.  Attendance is free.  Child care provided.  For questions call 509-522-0882.
Help SonBridge Help Others get through the winter season by donating winter coats, shoes, and undergarments.  Additional volunteers are also needed.  Call (509) 529-3100 for more details.
 will be held on Sunday Feb. 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM.  The agenda will include inspiring financial and development reports of God's blessings and an update of future plans.  This constituency session is for designated delegates, but interested parties are welcome to attend!  Thank each of you for your amazing support.
Christian Aid Center Volunteers Needed
Registered Nurses to help in our clinic
Van Driver to pick up donated food on Monday mornings
To fill out an online application, go to our website at www.christianaidcenter.org .  For more information, contact Jeannette Regalado, Volunteer & Donor Relations, at (509) 525-7153 ext. 114.
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:
Upper Columbia Conference of SDA News
Presidential Search for UCC
All members in regular standing of the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Upper Columbia Conference are invited and encouraged to participate in the selection process in finding a new president.  Elder Paul Hoover, current president of UCC is retiring April 30, 2018.  To read more about the presidential search process and to fill out a survey, please go to:
You are Invited to Participate in the Selection Process for the New UCC President
The North Pacific Union Conference is looking for your assistance as we select a new president for Upper Columbia Conference.  The input from each church member in your family is valued in the selection process.  A letter from John Freedman, president of the NPUC, explaining the presidential search process; and a survey for you to include your input is available here: https://sp.uccsda.org/news2018-01-23/Thank you for taking the time to find out more about the selection process and if you desire, to also fill out the survey.
UCC Men’s Summit “Islam and Christianity – with Tim Roosenberg
The cadence of global disaster and unrest is beating so loudly that none can miss it.  Almost weekly, the news describes another instance of violent aggression between Islam and Christianity somewhere on our planet.  What does Bible prophecy tell us to expect?  How do we know where to stand?  What can we as men DO to prepare our families, our churches, and our communities for what is even now beginning to unfold around us?  Join us for Men’s Summit at Camp MiVoden March 2-4, 2018 and find out.  Learn more and reserve your spot at www.uccsda.org/summit .
Listen to Audio of Janet Page
Many have requested audio for Janet Page’s excellent presentations at the 2018 Fall Women’s Retreat.  Click on the following link for Janet’s audio presentations by clicking on the titles: https://www.uccsda.org/women
UCC Children’s Leadership EXPO
Registration is now available for the UCC Children’s Leadership Expo . . . a one-day training event to inspire, train, network, equip, and resource those working with children.  It is scheduled for Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Upper Columbia Conference.  The event will feature breakout areas covering VBS, crafts, Beginners/Kindergarten, Primary, Junior/Earliteens, creative family worship, current issues, healthy snacks, decorating, and more.  Register online [www.uccsda.org/expo ] and lunch is included.  Save $10 by registering by February 16.  For more information, please contact Wendy Urbin at wendyu@uccsda.org or call (509) 838-2761.
Position Open
The Upper Columbia Conference is accepting applications for the position of part-time Volunteer Screening Coordinator in the Spokane, Wash., office.  This position coordinates volunteer screening across the conference.  For the posting on the UCC web site, https://www.uccsda.org/jobs .  To call the Upper Columbia Conference Human Resources Department: 509-838-2761.  This position is open until January 31, 2018 or until filled.
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 .
Camp Meeting Musician and Main Speaker Named
The special musical guest for camp meeting this year will be Jennifer LaMountain.  The keynote speaker will be John Freedman, president of the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist.  Both will bring a rich spiritual gift to our camp meeting this year.  To learn more or to register go to: www.uccsda.org/campmeeting
Building Skills Needed for Short Term Mission Trip
There is a need for one, maybe two, people with some basic building skills to go to Guyana during spring break to finish a house that was started building a year ago.  You would be accompanying UCA students and other adults who are going to do a variety of projects at Paruima Mission Academy and in the village of Paruima.  The dates are March 19 – April 2.  Contact Cindy Williams at CindyW@uccsda.org .
Save These Dates for UCC Activities
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
Northwest Passages
"When we look at the data in the rock, we can see creation and evolution ... it depends on the lens we look through."  Pastor Stan Hudson, speaking at UCC Teen Retreat.  Hudson is the director of Creation Ministries in the North Pacific Union Conference.
"We should never try to fit the Bible to our ideas or theories, but bring our ideas and theories to the Bible and check them against the Bible and see if they measure up, discarding our theories if they cannot stand up to the test."  Pastor McCurdy in February 2018 The Mountain Messenger, newsletter for the Republic SDA Church.
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Beyond the UCC of SDA News
Live Interactive Bible Discussion on the Sabbath School Lesson Thursdays at 7pm.  To join visit www.peopletopeopleministries.com and click on Live Bible Discussion.
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 is published quarterly and you can sign up for an online version at Mission360Mag.org.
"LIFE ON THE LINE" AIRING ON OPBTuesdays, 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.
Featuring the best Natural Healers in Adventism.  Start your 2018 with a New Start to better health.  Available online at the website, or Roku TV, SDA RADIO APP and YouTube.  Problems Listening?  Go to www.adventistpublicradio.com and click "listen live”.
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.  They are located at the NPUC office center.
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
Municipal Communities
Ombuds Needed
~Are you comfortable meeting new people?
~Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life?
~Do you enjoy working with senior citizens?
The Southeast Washington Long-Term Care Ombuds Program seeks volunteer advocates.  Volunteers are asked to devote four hours per week visiting residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family homes.  They get to know the residents, so they can assist them in achieving quality care and respond to their concerns.  Initial four day training is provided.
For an application or more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Claridge (509) 520-5162
Skye Gardens – Take a Coat, Leave a Coat - 30 S Colville St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Once again this business is running a standing offer with a program called, "Need a coat?  Take one. Want to help?  Leave one".  They are started 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!
Job Network
Looking for a position?  Looking to Hire?  Please let us know so we can assist in getting the word out!
UCC Part-Time Position Open
The Upper Columbia Conference is accepting applications for the position of part-time Volunteer Screening Coordinator in the Spokane, Wash., office.  This position coordinates volunteer screening across the conference.  For the posting on the UCC web site, https://www.uccsda.org/jobs .  To call the Upper Columbia Conference Human Resources Department: 509-838-2761.  This position is open until January 31, 2018 or until filled.
Walla Walla University Employment Opportunities
THE OREGON CONFERENCEhas 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
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR: (Full Time, exempt) The Education Department of the Oregon Conference is seeking a candidate to provide a unique ministry that trains our students to get involved in community outreach and strengthens the relationship between our schools and churches.  The primary responsibilities would be developing within the K-12 students in the Oregon Conference a working knowledge of how to best reach their community with the Good News of the Gospel by training students, scheduling outreach opportunities with the area pastors, and setting goals and guidelines to continued success. – Read the full job description for the Community Outreach Coordinator.
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.
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.
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 sbergman@johnlscott.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:  office@eastgateadventist.church   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