The annual nomination process happens each May. Each member of the congregation is invited to nominate twice as many candidates as board vacancies. At
the end of May the names of the top nominees are placed on a ballot and the congregation votes in June.
Since this was a year when three terms were expiring, each member of the congregation could nominate up to six people. (Since the board has seven
members, some years have two terms expiring and some years have three terms expiring.) If there are ties for those six people, the number of nominees can expand.
Because of ties this year, eight people ended up on the election ballot. Besides the three incumbents, they were Ron Avey of Big Sandy, Ron Feaker of
Hawkins, Vi Lehman of Pritchett, Neil McIver of White Oak and Melodee Overton of Hawkins.
FISH HOEK, South Africa--Geoff Neilson has sent a copy of his new book, America's Greatest Prophet: The Endtime Elijah--Herbert W. Armstrong,
to the president of the United States George W. Bush.
Mr. Neilson also sent a copy to Prince Charles, Steven Spielberg and the publisher of The New York Times, Arthur Sulzberger Jr.
"I believe this book is unique and should be an inspiration to anyone holding fast to the Philadelphia-era apostle's teachings and make any other
reader at least more aware of the importance of the greatest prophet since Bible times," Mr. Neilson said.
The author cannot afford to give away copies of the 272-page tome, which is hardbound and has pages measuring 8.25 by 11.75 inches, but will provide
them at his cost to interested parties. Write him at Box 22256, Fish Hoek, Cape Town 7974, South Africa, or email@example.com. Or phone him at +27 72 80 76600.
"I also sent a copy of the book to one of the most experienced ministers in the largest remnant of the church still holding fast to God's truth,
giving him permission to make copies for any of his colleagues," Mr. Neilson said.
Have a happy 9-11
CLAYTON, N.C.--Neal Brantley announces the annual Barbecue & Friends Get-Together for Sept. 11, 2005, for "friends who have attended the many COG
congregations in North and South Carolina and Virginia over the past 40-plus years."
The event will taker place in Pine Level, N.C., at an American Legion building on U.S. 70-A.
"Fred Toole and help are preparing the barbecue beef," Mr. Brantley said. "Bring your favorite dishes and drinks to complete the meal. The fellowship
starts when you arrive. We plan to eat about 1:30."
For more information write Mr. Brantley at 4796 Covered Bridge Rd., Clayton, N.C. 27527, U.S.A., or phone him at (919) 631-9845. Or contact Mr. Toole
at (919) 934-7047.
ROME, Italy--Carlo Maria Giulini, 91, who conducted the Vienna Symphony in the Ambassador Auditorium in its inaugural performance in 1974, died in his
native Italy on June 14. Obituaries at the time of his death identified him as the leading Italian conductor of his generation.
HULL, Que., Canada--Sam Licorish announces that www.ChristianInsights.com has launched an online newspaper "which we hope to eventually expand to a
Your participation, says Mr. Licorish, is invited in submitting news articles, commentary, photos and even free advertising.
"One of its primary objectives is to provide an open and decidedly objective leading-edge discussion for Christians."
Articles on the site include a discussion of the "New Testament Sabbath" and various approaches to prophecy.