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Mary Hegvold dies

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--Mary Elizabeth Hegvold, 80, head of the home-economics department at Ambassador College, Big Sandy, from 1964 to 1973, died Dec. 17, 2006, at the home of her daughter in Alpharetta.

Mrs. Hegvold had also served as head of the home-economics department at the Ambassador College campus in Bricket Wood, England, in 1973-74, and for the Ambassador campus in Pasadena, Calif., from 1979 to 1989.

Mrs. Hegvold is survived by a daughter, Theresa Fenton of Alpharetta; a son, Stephen Morris Hegvold of Texas; a granddaughter, Aislinn Gwen Elizabeth Fenton; and a grandson, Connor Sidney Kildare Fenton of Alpharetta; and brothers James D. Stephens and Mark L. Stephens of Pikeville, Ga.

Davy Crockett of Charlotte, N.C., an elder in the Living Church of God, conducted graveside services for Mrs. Hegvold.

Park City Feast

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--Bill Jacobs of LifeResource Ministries announces a Feast of Tabernacles observance in Park City, Utah.

For more information, go to

“Just a word to the wise," Mr. Jacobs said: “If you are interested in attending, I would book housing and preregister soon. They give out the best units first."

You don't have a computer? Write P.O. Box 66540, Albuquerque, N.M. 87193, U.S.A., or phone (505) 890-6806.


Feast 2007 in Broken Bow

MINERAL SPRINGS, Ark.--Rita Rector of Cornerstone Publications announces plans for the Feast in Broken Bow, Okla., Sept. 27 through Oct. 4, 2007.

For more information write Mrs. Rector at or P.O. Box 625, Mineral Springs, Ark. 71851, U.S.A., or phone (870) 287-4573.

New Web site

HALIFAX, N.S., Canada--Alex Nichols announces a new Web site for the Church of God Halifax. It's at

WCG subject of dissertation

SYDNEY, Australia--A former member of the Worldwide Church of God writes from a “psychological perspective" about the WCG's metamorphosis in the dissertation for his doctor's degree.

WCG leaders cooperated with the study but have not communicated with Dr. Buchner after seeing what he wrote.

See Dr. Buchner's work at For more information write or John Buchner, UWS School of Psychology Bankstown Campus, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, N.S.W. 1797, Australia.

Pennsylvania Feast

HARRISBURG, Pa.--You're invited to Celebration 2007, “a Christian observance of the Feast of Tabernacles," Sept. 27 through Oct. 4, 2007.

The sponsor is Pleasant Hills Christian Church, with the cooperation of several congregations in the U.S. Northeast.

Bruce Chesney is pastor, Robert Wertz associate pastor.

For more information see

300 at UB in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica--More than 300 brethren of the Church of God International attended Unleavened Bread services in Jamaica in April, with 225 participating in Passover services, announced CGI pastor Ian Boyne.

“Seven persons were baptized on the day of Passover services in this the largest and fastest growing of the Church of God groups in the Caribbean," Mr. Boyne said.

The pastor noted that the CGI in Jamaica baptized more than 30 people in 2006.

Hebrew tradition

PAULDEN, Ariz.--Thirty-three brethren attended a Passover seder April 2 in Paulden, north of Prescott, announced Mike Bacon.

“Several guests from other area churches, plus COG members, attended the B'nai Yisra'el messianic service, which also included the traditional foot-washing," Mr. Bacon said.

The gathering followed the “Hebrew tradition of reclining on the floor during the service and partaking of the food while reclined as well," he said.

One God Seminar

AUBURN, Wash.--Ken Westby announces his sixth annual One God Seminar coming up June 8-10, 2007, in the Albany, N.Y., area.

The main topic under discussion, as always, will be the nature of Father and Son as revealed in Scripture.

New on the speakers' list this year are Victor Gluckin, Nathan Crowder, Noel Rude and David Sielaff. Returning presenters include Gary Fakhoury, Anthony Buzzard, F. Paul Haney and Mr. Westby.

See, or write Association for Christian Development, P.O. Box 4748, Federal Way, Wash. 98063, U.S.A.

Jewels and more by Laura

BISMARCK, N.D.--A new online store called Jewelry by Laura is open for COG members to place free ads to buy and sell new and used merchandise.

Laura is Church of God member Laura Lee, who with husband Darwin operates Internet forums featuring doctrine, archaeology, humor, poetry, current events, prayer requests and more.

“We know that many of you have books to sell, music CDs to sell, cards to sell and various other items to sell new or used," Mrs. Lee said, “and we just want to help you out a little bit."

See To place a free ad go to

Meet the teacher

TYLER, Texas--Christian Educational Ministries announces a Meet the Teacher gathering in Memphis, Tenn., beginning May 19 at 11 a.m. in the Wingate Inn, 2270 N. Germantown Rd.

“If you live near this area or would like to travel in to join us, we would love to see you," CEM founder Ron Dart said. “I'll have a special message for you on that day."

For more information contact Sharon Richardson in the Memphis area at (901) 366-578. Or contact Larry Watkins in the CEM office at (888) BIBLE-44.

Write CEM at 1820 Shiloh Rd., Suite 1401, Tyler, Texas 75703, U.S.A.

Papers upgraded

SYDNEY, Australia--Craig White of Origins of Nations announces the upgrade of various papers at

The upgrades include new covers, an index for the longer articles and improved text and layout.

“It is my sincere hope that these articles provide further proofs for what HWA [Herbert W. Armstrong] taught on a range of subjects. I feel that this is very important, given that so much of what he taught is either being utterly destroyed or being watered down."

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