Family Fellowship Weekend
BIG SANDY, Texas--The Church of God Big Sandy has scheduled its 2007 Family Fellowship Weekend for Dec. 29-30 in the church-owned building in Big Sandy.
"Some of you might want to begin making plans to participate in the Family Variety Show," stated a recent church bulletin.
For more information as it becomes available, see the bulletin posted each week at bigsandychurch.org. Or call (800) 946-5545.
Lost tribe arrives in Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel--A group of people, 174 strong, from a throng of thousands of people in India who believe they are one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel landed in Tel Aviv in August, reported the WorldNetDaily.com Web site.
Many of the Indians were fulfilling a lifelong dream of returning to the nation they consider their homeland.
"I truly believe this is a miracle of immense historical and even biblical significance," said Michael Freund, an American who directs a Jerusalem-based organization, Shavei Israel, that works with the Indians.
Mr. Freund hopes to bring to the Jewish state the remaining 7,000 Indian citizens who believe they are descendants of Manasseh, one of the patriarch Joseph's two sons.
The Indians met with six rabbis to begin an official conversion process to test their knowledge of Judaism and assess their conviction.
A total of 216 people have converted so far.
Just what do you mean ghosts?
SAN DIEGO, Calif.--According to a new book, Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, by Robert Draper, Mr. Bush says he has seen ghosts emerge from the Lincoln bedroom in the White House.
President Reagan reportedly told the story that his dog was scared and refused to enter the Lincoln bedroom, suggesting that President Lincoln's ghost was residing there.
Vladimir Putin is said to have claimed that Russian cosmonauts have seen ghosts in outer space.
What should Christians believe about ghosts?
Norbert Link of the Church of the Eternal God answers this question on a segment of the CEG's Standing Watch broadcast viewable at tinyurl.com/22e4hz.
Write the CEG at P.O. Box 270519, San Diego, Calif. 92198, U.S.A., or visit www.eternalgod.org.
CLINTON, N.C.--The Church of God Sabbath Day, which meets in Clinton, celebrated its 12th anniversary Aug. 25, 2007.
"It was truly a delight to see our friends and brethren who came out to be a part of this milestone and to share in the history of our small but devoted fellowship group," said John C. Strouth Sr.
Mr. Strouth invites one and all to Sabbath services and other functions of the congregation.
"Come when you can," he said. "The lights are always on."
Write Mr. Strouth and the Church of God Sabbath Day at P.O. Box 1308, Clinton, N.C. 28329, U.S.A., or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MECHANICSVILLE, Va.--Todd Kallenbach announces a new video.
"I spent many years in the WCG and its split-offs and now host a small Bible-study group here called True Bread," Mr. Kallbenbach said.
The video is "very relevant to any still in or who have come out of the WCG since HWA's death," he said.
Watch Mr. Kallenbach's presentation at tinyurl.com/yp88rb.