Black History Weekend Celebration

Black History Weekend Celebration
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Black History Weekend Celebration

Black History Weekend Celebration is an annual tradition where Walla Walla University experiences the rich and varied culture of African Americans. The weekend revolves around spoken word, music and a specially-prepared meal in which the WWU family, along with members of the NPUC conference, are invited to reflect and celebrate this special weekend.

Thursday, Feb. 1

African American Dinner and Open Mic
6:00 p.m. Kellogg Hall

Friday, Feb. 2

Vespers | BSCF
8:00 p.m. University Church

Sabbath, Feb. 3

First Serve | Berean and Pastor Hyveth Williams
9:30 a.m. University Church

Sabbath School | Gerald Craigg
10:40 a.m. University Church - Heubach Chapel

Second Service | Benji Young, Wayne Bucknor and Pastor Hyveth Williams
11:45 a.m. University Church

Festival of Choirs Concert featuring Portland Adventist Academy Gospel Choir
4:00 p.m. University Church

2018 speakers

Dr. Hyveth Williams served for thirteen-and-a-half years as senior pastor of Campus Hill Church in Loma Linda, California. She is the first black female pastor and the first female senior pastor in the Seventh-day Adventist denomination. Prior to her appointment as professor in 2009, she also served as an adjunct professor of religion on the Loma Linda University Faculty of Religion and Andrews University Theological Seminary. A graduate of Columbia Union College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology (1984), Pastor Williams received her Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary (1989). In 1998 she graduated from Boston University School of Theology with a Doctor of Ministry degree. Dr. Williams holds the distinction of being the first non-Episcopalian to receive the prestigious Fellowship from the Episcopal College of Preachers, National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. She is the author of four books including her autobiography "Will I Ever Learn?: One Woman's Life of Miracles and Ministry"; "Anticipation: Waiting on Tiptoes for the Lord"; "Secrets of a Happy Heart: A Fresh Look at the Sermon on the Mount"; and "The Celt & the Christ: Another Look at the Letter to the Galatians" (co-authored with Dr. Dorothy Minchin-Comm). Articles by Pastor Williams have appeared in Insight, Signs of the Times, Adventist Review, Ministry, Women of Spirit, Message and Celebration magazines.


Dr. Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Assistant to the President for Diversity
(509) 527-2028


Total Praise: A Festival of Choirs Concert


Last update on January 22, 2018