Growing CGI in Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica--Pastor Ian Boyne reports the Church of God International in Jamaica continues to shatter its own attendance records, recording on Pentecost, May 27, 2007, its highest-ever feast-day observance of 300. High attendance during the Days of Unleavened Bread in April was 277. The Kingston congregation's average attendance is 225, Mr. Boyne reports.
The Journal plans to publish a report from Mr. Boyne on the growth of the CGI in his country in the near future.
Ultimately good news
MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God is thinking about changing the subtitle of its magazine. The periodical's full title is The Good News: A Magazine of Understanding.
Some on the 12-man council of elders have worried that the title as a whole inadvertently conveys too optimistic an outlook.
As council member and church president Clyde Kilough stated, although the magazine is titled Good News, the witness and warning message of the gospel sometimes can include "bad news."
Church-publication editors have suggested several alternatives to the present subtitle: Hope Beyond Today's Troubled World, Hope Beyond Today's World, Beyond Today's Troubled World, Beyond Today and Hope Beyond Today.
The council on Feb. 28, meeting in San Diego, Calif., decided to postpone making a decision.
The present title combines the main title of an old WCG magazine, The Good News, with the subtitle of its flagship publication, The Plain Truth: A Magazine of Understanding.