University Church pastor to be Kettering College president
COLLEGE PLACE — Alex Bryan, senior pastor at the Walla Walla University Church, has been named president of Kettering College in Kettering, Ohio. Bryan will become the sixth president in the college’s 45-year history. The college serves as the educational component of Kettering Medical Center, conducting instruction in the arts, sciences and allied health professions.
Bryan has served as senior pastor of the University Church since 2009, where he expanded ministry programs and launched successful renewal projects to commemorate the church’s 50th anniversary. He also strengthened the church’s connection with the university, championing initiatives to help prepare students for mission and ministry around the world.
Bryan graduated from Southern Adventist University in 1993 with majors in history and religion. He then earned his Master of Divinity from Andrews University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in ministry from George Fox University in 2009. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children, Audrey and William.
University Church to host PRISM Concert on Friday
COLLEGE PLACE — Walla Walla University Church, 212 S.W. Fourth St., will host the PRISM Concert, 8-9 p.m. Friday. This is a non-traditional concert of sacred music featuring a variety of instrumental and vocal performances. Arrive early as the doors close promptly at 8 p.m. for this concert.
On Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Alleluias and Meditations, a sacred concert of solos and chamber music, will be presented by WWU music faculty.
Also on Saturday, Evensong will be held 7:30-8:30 p.m. This musical program will have sacred organ music performed by Kraig Scott and his students, with spoken word by Rodd Strobel.
All of the concerts are free. For more information, call 509-527-2563.
Pataha Flour mill to hold springtime praise gathering
POMEROY — Pataha Flour Mill will have a springtime “Praise Gathering” at 5 p.m. Saturday. The theme of the musical event will be “Showers of Blessing” and will include favorite Gospel music selections by Country music artists Ted and Annie Cook of Lewiston, and others. Juyne Bowles of Pomeroy will play the Mill’s Wurlitzer organ, along with instrumentalists Jon and Louise Van Vogt. New participants are welcome. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m, with reservations appreciated at 509-843-3799
Wesley United Methodist plans rummage, bake sale this week
MILTON-FREEWATER — Wesley United Methodist Church, 816 S. Main St. will hold a rummage and baked food sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
Proceeds will go to benefit church missions and projects.
For more information, call Georgia Sloan, 541-938-7125.
St. Paul’s Episcopal to hold First Thursday Concert
WALLA WALLA — First Thursday concert at Paul’s Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St., will be by the Walla Walla High School Orchestra under the direction of Julia Woods, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, May 2.
Donations will go to Embracing Orphans, the charity chosen by the performers. Embracing Orphans is a nonprofit that helps abused and neglected children in Jamaica. The organization was started by a teacher from Walla Walla and is founded on the love of Jesus, and through His love, cares for orphaned, abused and neglected children of Jamaica by helping them through the Child Development Agency of Jamaica.
Lunch may be brought to eat during the concert.
Call Tanya Hunker, 529-1083 for details.
Ingle Chapel plans indoor yard, baked goods sale May 2-3
MILTON-FREEWATER — Ingle Chapel, 85372 Highway 339, will hold an indoor yard and baked goods sale, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on May 2 and 3 and 7:30 a.m.-noon on May 4.
Clothes, household items, tools, plants, home-baked delights and great furniture will be there for sale.
The proceeds will go to community outreach and church improvements.
For more information, call Lee at 541-938-5847 or Ingle Chapel at 541-938-7002.
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