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CGI Feast in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica--The Jamaica branch of the Texas-based Church of God International will again sponsor a Feast of Tabernacles observance in the tourist-resort area of Ocho Rios, announced CGI Jamaica pastor Ian Boyne.

At the largest indigenous Feast site in the Caribbean, the brethren will fellowship at the scenic Ruins Resort, with the meeting room overlooking a breathtakingly beautiful waterfall.

Mr. Boyne expects about 350 people at his site.

The CGI will sponsor another site in Jamaica, near Montego Bay, with about 100 Feastgoers expected.

For information write Mr. Boyne at

No PABC Feast this year

PORT AUSTIN, Mich.--Norman Edwards announces there will be no Port Austin Feast of Tabernacles observance this year sponsored by the Port Austin Bible Campus (PABC).

(See the "Notes and Quotes" item immediately after this one for a Port Austin observance sponsored by another Church of God ministry that also uses the abbreviation PABC.)

Because of the uncertain future of the Port Austin Bible Campus, no on-site 2008 Feast is planned, Mr. Edwards said. (See more information about the campus on page 1 of this issue of The Journal.)

However, Mr. Edwards is helping get the word out about a Feast site in Wisconsin sponsored by some of his friends.

That observance is scheduled for Oct. 14-21 for the Timber Ridge Resort at Lake Geneva, Wis., about an hour and a half north of the Chicago O'Hare airport.

Site sponsors are Aaron and Lori Baker, John and Yvonne Bensinger, Matt and Viola Gaffney and Jeff and Sharon Ledy.

About 100 people are expected, Mr. Edwards said. The format will include regular services and Q&A sessions.

For more information go to, or contact Mr. Baker at P.O. Box 111, St. Johns, Mich. 48879, U.S.A.

PABC Feast this year

PORT AUSTIN, Mich.--Homer Kizer and his wife, Carolyn Smith-Kizer, announce a Feast of Tabernacles observance for 2008 at Port Austin sponsored by the Port Austin Bible Center (PABC).

(Somewhat confusingly, two Church of God ministries use the same abbreviation, PABC, for their very similar names. See the "Notes and Quotes" news item immediately preceding this one.)

"The Port Austin Bible Center, PABC, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Church Port Austin, will again hold Feast of Tabernacles--Sukkot--services in Port Austin, Mich., from Oct. 15 through 22," Ms. Smith-Kizer told The Journal.

The theme of this year's Feast will be "The Sign of Jonah."

For more information or to make reservations write PABC, P.O. Box 640, Port Austin, Mich. 48467, U.S.A., or

Living University

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--The online Living University sponsored by the Living Church of God, the latter founded by Roderick C. Meredith in 1998, kicks off the 2008-09 academic year this fall.

LU's Web site, at, provides information such as courses of study, degrees available and faculty and staff curricula vitae.

Classes begin Aug. 13, 2008, with registration from mid-June through Aug. 12.

Offered will be associate's and bachelor's degrees in theology, a diploma in biblical studies and a certificate in New Testament studies.

On the faculty and administration, besides Dr. Meredith, professor of theology, are Michael Germano, LU president (the only full-time faculty member); Richard Ames, speech and theology; Janth B. English, computer systems; Brenda Germano, admissions; David Maas, English; Sheldon Monson, physical education; Melodee Overton, family studies, Annette Triplett, nutrition; Douglas Winnail, biology and health; and Scott Winnail, health.

Not everyone on the faculty is an LCG member. For example, Dr. Maas and Mrs. Overton, both of whom live in the Big Sandy, Texas, area, are members of the Church of the Great God and Church of God Big Sandy, respectively.

For LU information write 2301 Crown Centre Dr., Suite A, Charlotte, N.C. 28227, U.S.A., or .

Predicting European history

TUKWILA, Wash.--Harold Hemenway has written a book, European History Foretold, 197 pages of historicist commentary on the book of Revelation from a British-Israel viewpoint. It is published by Xulon Publishers and sells for $14.99.

"It mentions Herbert Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God," said Mr. Hemenway, who attended Ambassador College in the 1980s.

Contact the author at Order the book at

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