BIG SANDY, Texas--A member of The Journal's staff, Jamie Cartwright of Big Sandy, daughter of Dixon and Linda Cartwright, publishers of The Journal, was married Feb. 5 to Rob Payne of Tyler, Texas, son of Jeff and Kathy Payne of Beaumont, Texas.
The ceremony took place in the building owned by the Church of God Big Sandy with a United Church of God elder, Ellis Stewart (known as Papaw to the new Mrs. Payne), performing the ceremony.
Photos of the wedding and reception are planned for the next issue of The Journal.
Leroy Neff credentialed
BIG SANDY, Texas--The United Church of God an International Association, headquartered in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, credentialed Leroy Neff as an elder in the UCG during a recent council-of-elders meeting.
Mr. Neff and his wife, Maxine, attend the congregation that meets in the Gilmer-Big Sandy area. (The congregation is in the process of completing construction of a new church building in Big Sandy.)
Mr. Neff is a retired employee and former evangelist-ranked minister in the Worldwide Church of God and Ambassador College.
His duties over the years included serving as church treasurer and faculty member at Ambassador, teaching Old Testament Survey and other courses.
He graduated from the Pasadena, Calif., campus in 1959.
MILFORD, Ohio--The Ambassador Bible Center, a seven-month course of study of Bible-related subjects sponsored by the United Church of God at its headquarters here, is teaching its largest class ever, 54 students.
ABC began in 2000. For more information, visit www.ucg.org.
Interactive streaming audio
DELTA, B.C., Canada--Mark Rattee contacted The Journal recently to talk about "our assembly and the exciting things we have done online."
To find out what Mr. Rattee and friends in the Assembly of the Eternal have been up to in Canada in making use of the Internet, visit www.godstruth.net.
The ministry includes Sabbath services via interactive streaming audio.
"With this technology," Mr. Rattee said, "you may write comments at any time and ask questions during the question period after the main message. If you have a microphone on your computer, the audio option will be available so that everyone can hear your comments or questions."
Mr. Rattee said he wants to "let others know about the great opportunity the Internet provides for more people to learn of God's truth."
Write Mr. Rattee at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 294, 5010 48th Ave., Delta, B.C. V4K 3N7, Canada.