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Heart to heart

FORT WORTH, Texas-Tenor Roger Bryant and his pianist wife, Lyna Jane, are releasing a music album, in CD and cassette-tape format, in time for the spring feast days. Heart to Heart includes "The Holy City," "I'll Walk With God" and nine other "sacred vocal solos," said Mr. Bryant, who teaches voice at Texas Christian University here.

Order the CD for $15 or the cassette for $10 from 5825 Wessex Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76133. The price includes postage. For more information, call (817) 263-0092 or E-mail

Global gospel efforts

SAN DIEGO, Calif.-The Global Church of God has released statistics on its efforts to proclaim the gospel. The World Ahead is on 87 television and radio stations (including public access) in 12 countries and receives about 800 responses a week. The telecast has brought in 107,000 responses. On average, one person per week without a WCG background is being baptized as a result of the telecast. Global has 8,000 brethren meeting each Sabbath in 276 congregations and video groups.

Jim Rector to speak

WACO, Texas-Jim Rector of Cornerstone Publishing is scheduled to speak at a meeting of an independent congregation here May 2 in Redman Hall, off New Road, at 1 p.m. For information call Robert Payne at (512) 272-5353.

SMI application

CHARLESTON, S.C.-The group that wants to buy Ambassador University and establish Southern Military Institute on the Big Sandy, Texas, campus has applied for a mortgage with a financial institution, SMI spokesman Sallie Baldwin announced.

"Once the application is approved, then we will move to negotiate the actual purchase of the campus with the Worldwide Church of God," she said.

COG-NJ weekend

ISELIN, N.J.-The Church of God New Jersey (COG-NJ) is sponsoring a "conference weekend" May 16-17 for Allentown, Pa. Call (610) 264-4342 for more information.

Scheduled speakers include Ray Wooten, Jim Rector and Don Esposito.

Book examines Passover

PALM BAY, Fla.-Paul R. Finch has written The Passover Papers: Controversy, Myth, Fairy Tales and Nonsense!

Mr. Finch examines issues such as the time element of the original Passover and the time of the Last Supper.

"A limited number of prepublication copies will be available," Mr. Finch said. Contact him by E-mail at, or write Sunrise Publications, P.O. Box 110155, Palm Bay, Fla. 32911.

Pentecost weekend

JACKSON, Mich.-Evangelist Garner Ted Armstrong of Tyler, Texas, will be the main speaker the Sabbath of May 30 and Pentecost Sunday, May 31, at the Holiday Inn here. The services will be sponsored by the Church of God South Michigan. For more information about services or accommodations, call Dale Riley at (517) 547-3393.

Sun Valley Feast site

SUN VALLEY, Idaho-A nonaligned Feast of Tabernacles site is planned here this year. It will be sponsored by Adam and Jennifer Miller with the theme "The Abundant Life."

"This Feast will not be to expound upon theories, but simply to obey and worship God," said Mr. Miller.

Meetings will be in the resort's opera house. For room rates and transportation call Mrs. Miller, an independent travel agent, at (520) 772-5985, or E-mail her at

"Nonbiased ministers or elders" are invited to speak on "noncontroversial" topics.

Alabama Feast planned

ORANGE BEACH, Ala.-Learning Together will hold a nontraditional Feast of Tabernacles site here this year. The focus of the Feast will be on worshiping and learning about God and Jesus. Everyone will stay in the same condominium complex. Services will be small-group Bible studies, with leaders for each subject. No one will deliver speeches or sermons.

For more information contact Rob and Debi Wilson at Learning Together, 7807 N. Illinois, Caseyville, Ill. 62232. Phone (618) 344-5203, E-mail The site will be limited to about 60 people.

Independent Feast

ENDEAVOR HILLS, Australia-The Endeavor Hills Church of God (formerly United Church of God at Endeavor Hills) plans to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles this year at the Mulwala Service club at Yarrawonga.

For information write P.O. Box 179, Endeavor Hills 3802, Australia, or fax 03 9 886 3518.

Ron Dart to Springfield, Mo.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-Ronald L. Dart, founder of Christian Educational Ministries, will speak at a "Meet the Teacher" program here the Sabbath of, May 9.

Services will be at 1 p.m. at Ramada Inn, 2820 N. Glenstone. Contact Mike Anderson at (417) 858-9208, or call CEM at (903) 509-2999.

CGI offers Ezekiel booklet

TYLER, Texas-The Church of God International, based near here, offers a new booklet by Vance Stinson, Ezekiel's Timeless Message, which explains the CGI's views on the work of the Ezekiel watchman.

Write the Church of God International at P.O. Box 2525, Tyler, Texas 75710.

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