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Recent deaths

The Journal has learned of the deaths of two long-time employees of the Worldwide Church of God and its Plain Truth magazine.

Warren Watson of Columbia, Calif., for many years a photographer for The Plain Truth, died in January of what is believed to have been a heart attack.

Gordon Muir, M.D., of Cary, N.C., originally from Glasgow, Scotland, died in an automobile accident in North Carolina.

Dr. Muir was remembered by his former supervisor, Jack Martin, now of Dallas, Texas, as a man "very empathetic with people and their needs."

Dr. Muir had assisted Mr. Martin in the WCG's magazine-distribution program and served as physician for the Jerusalem archaeological excavations sponsored by Ambassador College and the WCG.

Tomorrow's World in Trinidad

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The January issue of Tomorrow's World, a publication of the Living Church of God, announced that the Tomorrow's World broadcast is on radio in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Five new television stations and two additional radio stations were listed in that issue, bringing the number of stations to 87 worldwide. The LCG also recently published two new booklets, Is This the Only Day of Salvation? and The Real God. Write the LCG at

PTM launches magazine

PASADENA, Calif.--Plain Truth Ministries, operated by the Worldwide Church of God, announced that a new magazine, Journey: Meeting Life's Challenges, launched in January.

The new 20-page magazine will be sent free to anyone who requests it, unlike The Plain Truth, for which there is a charge.

"Since we converted The Plain Truth to a paid-subscription magazine more than three years ago, we've struggled with the question of how to get the gospel into the hands of people who are not interested in buying--or cannot afford to buy--a Christian magazine," said Monte Wolverton of PTM in an article in the January edition of The Worldwide News, a WCG member newsletter.

To subscribe to WCG publications, write P.O. Box 111, Pasadena, Calif. 91123, U.S.A.

UCG British Isles gains charity status

MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God British Isles has received official British-government recognition as a registered charity, UCG-AIA president Les McCullough announced in a Jan. 28 letter to members and supporters of United.

"This recognition took place much faster than normal," Mr. McCullough said. "Usually an organization has to wait two to three years for its application to be approved. This status will be a great help for the church and membership in that part of the world.

"In addition, the church in Britain is getting the name World Tomorrow registered and incorporating a media arm in order to better facilitate its evangelistic efforts. All of this is very positive progress."

No. 9 for the CLA

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.--The Christian Leadership Academy in January conducted its ninth campaign in promotion of the Sabbath, this time in Albuquerque, N.M.

"The meeting was held in the auditorium of the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Conference Center on Jan. 8," said Tim Hall, an organizer.

Four representatives from the CLA and several volunteers from local Sabbath-keeping churches distributed 5,000 fliers advertising the meeting and the Sabbath. Sixty people attended.

Anyone interested in helping the CLA in a future campaign can contact Mr. Hall at or P.O. Box 20096, Hot Springs, Ark. 71903, U.S.A. Or call toll-free (888)776-0002. The next CLA campaign is set for Springfield, Mo., on March 25.

Registration closes

CARROLLTON, Texas--Women's Conference 2000, organized by Linda Hardy White and the International Bible Learning Center, can accept no more applications because of lack of space in the meeting hall, Mrs. White informed The Journal Jan. 30.

The conference is set for the Marriott Hotel Solana in the Dallas area March 10-12.

Mrs. White said she and the IBLC hope, because of the overwhelming response, that women's conferences outside of Texas can be scheduled in the coming months. E-mail the IBLC at or Mrs. White at

Association rules

MILFORD, Ohio--The long-awaited rules of association passed in January in a 255-22 vote by elders of the general conference of the United Church of God, an International Association. Two hundred seventy-seven elders out of a total of about 400 worldwide cast ballots. (See "UCG Elders Asked to Ratify Association Rules by Dec. 17," Nov. 30, 1999, issue.)

Guardian Ministries offers six sermons about God's Kingdom

PASADENA, Calif.--Guardian Ministries is offering a series of six taped sermons about the Kingdom of God.

"This is not just another the Kingdom-of-God-is-the-government-of-God' sermon, said Guardian Ministries president David Antion.

The ministry's Web site is at Or write P.O. Box 50734, Pasadena, Calif. 91115, U.S.A.

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