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Art Docken dies

JACKSON, Mo.--Arthur "Art" Docken, 81, a longtime member and elder for 40 years in the Worldwide Church of God, died March 29 after a long illness.

Mr. Docken was a World War II veteran and writer. He recently had completed a screenplay.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Dale Marie; a son, William Docken of Cincinnati, Ohio; four daughters, Abby Williams of Jackson, Judith Docken of Calgary, Alta., Canada, Betsy Bauman of St. Louis, Mo., and Carrie Goff of Lake City, Mich.; a brother; and 10 grandchildren.

Mrs. Docken receives mail at 108 N. Bellevue St., Jackson, Mo. 63755, U.S.A.

PCPA Feast

PORT AUSTIN, Mich.--The Philadelphia Church Port Austin, in conjunction with Port Austin Bible Center, will hold a Feast of Tabernacles observance beginning the evening of Oct. 7, announced Carolyn Smith-Kizer.

All weekday services will be in the morning, and the theological theme of the services will be a seminar on typological exegesis.

Services are open to everyone. To receive a seminar packet, preregistration by Sept. 1 is advised.

For more information and preregistration write P.O. Box 629, Port Austin, Mich. 48467, U.S.A., or, or call (989) 738-0022.

Feast in Thailand

DUNDEE, Ohio--Legacy Institute, a Church of God ministry founded by Leon and Gloria Sexton, plans a Feast of Tabernacles observance for Thailand at two sites: (1) the Empress Hotel in Chiang Mai and (2) Wasan Guest House, a small resort near Thailand's border with Myanmar.

The second site is for the "adventurous," noted a Legacy press release. It is specifically for church members who belong to the Karen tribe and live in border refugee camps.

The Feast at Chiang Mai will include visits to Legacy Institute's Leadership Training School and an elephant-training farm.

For more information contact coordinator Herbert Vierra of Monrovia, Calif., at or (626) 357-2588. Or write Legacy at P.O. Box 7, Dundee, Ohio 44624, U.S.A.

What's new at Living the Way

PLACERVILLE, Calif.--Jack Lane announces a new article at his Web site titled "A Tale of Two Husbands." To read it and much more, visit Write Mr. Lane at

Sabbath Day COG Feast

CHANDLER, Texas--The Sabbath Day Church of God of Hot Springs, Ark., will sponsor a Feast of Tabernacles observance beginning the evening of Oct. 7. Pastor Fred Porter and his congregation invite "all brethren" to attend.

Services will take place in the church's building at 2998 Park Ave. (Highway 7) in Hot Springs, announced Rosemary Halley of Chandler.

For information contact Bob or Barbara Marlow at (501) 915-0538 or, or visit

Mr. Porter is looking for speakers for the Feast this year. For more information on the speaking schedule, call him at (501) 282-1909.

Spiritual energy

BARRIE, Ont., Canada--The Maranatha Church of God holds quarterly "forums" directed by Charlie and Lynne Sutton to feature a theme and four speakers.

The forum audience comments on the speeches and participates in a table-topics session after a meal.

For example, on a Sunday a few months ago at a Days Inn, a forum subject was how to prepare for Pentecost, with the theme "Spirit."

"An enthusiastic, exciting, loving feeling permeated the room in anticipation of the speeches to be given that day," commented participant Patricia Demers.

Mrs. Demers' husband, Douglas, was the first speaker, with "Spirit in Man," which told of his life experiences since receiving God's Spirit.

Second was Mrs. Demers, with "The Spirit of Satan." She said she was nervous giving her first speech in front of church people, but the consensus was that her address was knowledgeable and well written.

The third speaker was Marian Stockdale, who spoke about the Spirit of God. Her speech was "humbling," Mrs. Demers said. "She spoke about her husband dying of cancer."

The fourth and final speaker was John Borham, whose topic was "Let God's Spirit Lead."

"Overall, the day was remarkably full of Spirit," Mrs. Demers concluded.

Just what do you mean Christian?

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn.--Growing in the Word, a newsletter edited and published by Bryn Hendrickson, featured the lead article "Are You a Christian?" in a recent issue.

The article aims to help you decide ahead of time how to answer such queries.

Mr. Hendrickson has many other articles available. For information write him at 8701 Green Haven Dr., Brooklyn Park, Minn. 55445, U.S.A.

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