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CGOM offers booklets
TULSA, Okla.--The Churches of God Outreach Ministries, an association of independent Sabbatarian congregations, offers several booklets, many of them based on old booklets by Herbert W. Armstrong that are now in the public domain.
The booklet Why Were You Born? is mostly a reprint of a decades-old booklet written by Mr. Armstrong.
The Key to the Book of Revelation is essentially a reprint of Mr. Armstrong's booklet by the same name, but with some updates.
The CGOM also offers a free magazine, Fountain of Life.
To request the magazine or any of the booklets, write Churches of God Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box 54621, Tulsa, Okla. 74155.
Servants' News examines role of Herbert Armstrong
CHARLOTTE, Mich.--The November issue of Servants' News, edited and published by Norm Edwards, considers the perspectives of the Churches of God on Worldwide Church of God founder Herbert W. Armstrong and associates.
To explain why the issue was needed, Mr. Edwards asks:
"If we cannot explain a doctrine from the Bible without citing the teachings of Armstrong, should we teach that doctrine at all? Mr. Armstrong did not have even a near-perfect record in prophecy and doctrine. If we repeat his teachings rather than those which Christ leads us to prove from the Scripture, then are we not following a man, rather than Christ?"
To request a free copy of Servants' News, write P.O. Box 220, Charlotte, Mich. 48813.
'The Good News' considers Y2K bug
MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God's flagship publication, The Good News, considers the Y2K computer glitch in its January-February issue.
The lead article of the magazine edited by Scott Ashley of Arvada, Colo., is "The Year 2000: Peril or Paradise?"
Other articles are "Reflections on Europe," "What's Wrong with Our Governments?," "The Lesson of Y2K: The 'Millennium Bug,' " "Isaiah: Prophet of the New Mind," "Today's Family: Defining Marriage" and "The Downfall of Judah: Exile to Babylon."
To request a copy or subscription to this or other UCG-AIA publications, write P.O. Box 541027, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45254, or phone (513) 576-9796.
Dave Havir speaks at meeting
OAK BROOK, Ill.--About 80 Church of God members from several fellowships in central Illinois, Chicago and Wisconsin met in suburban Oak Brook to hear guest speaker Dave Havir, pastor of the independent United Church of God Big Sandy.
Mr. Havir gave a brief description of the outreach work of the Big Sandy congregation and then launched into his sermon, "The Two Pillars of Truth."
Bible studied in Rome
ROME, Ga.--A regular biweekly Sabbath Bible study is played host to here by Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bryan. The Bryans are former Ambassador College students.
"These Bible studies are nondenominational and encourage active participation by attendants," said Mr. Bryan. "Opinions are expressed in the spirit of love and humility."
For more information call (706) 232-1595.
Internet forum expands
TYLER, Texas--Christian Educational Ministries is expanding its CEM Ministry Resources Forum on the Internet and invites anyone--no longer just ordained elders--to participate.
Ron Dart, founder of CEM, made the announcement Dec.17.
For more information, see www.cemnetwork.com/forum/ministry.htm.
Old Sabbatarian lit published on Internet
SYDNEY, Australia--According to information compiled by David Hill and sent to The Journal by Craig White of Sydney, much old Sabbatarian literature, including several out-of-print books, are readily available on the Internet.
"Over the past two years, I have been busy scanning some out-of-print books and making them available on the Internet," said Mr. Hill. "This has been a labor of love. As one who has benefited greatly from the freely distributed literature of the Churches of God, here is my chance to share, with gratitude, a little in return."
They are available at www.ozemail.com.au/~davhill and include: A Critical History of the Sabbath and the Sunday in the Christian Church; Paganism Surviving in Christianity; and Spiritual Sabbatism, by A.H. Lewis; Seventh Day Baptists in Europe and America; Sabbath History, by Ahva John Clarence Bond; and Immortality of the Soul: A Protest, by Joseph Agar Beet.
WCG moves from Big Sandy
BIG SANDY, Texas--Saturday, Dec. 26, was the last time the Worldwide Church of God congregation here was scheduled to meet on the old Ambassador University campus, reported an article in the Dec. 23 issue of The Big Sandy & Hawkins Journal.
The move was necessary because of the impending sale of the campus to LaRoche College of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Starting Jan. 2 the congregation was to meet at the Abundant Life Temple in nearby Gladewater.
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