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Pioneer graves

SYDNEY, Australia--Craig White is assembling information about the grave sites of Church of God (Seventh Day) pioneers.

"If anyone has the grave details for their various pioneers to add to this historical trail, do let me know," said Mr. White, of Friends of the Sabbath Australia.

Mr. White also announces additional historical photographs at the Friends of the Sabbath Web site. They include pictures of Andrew Dugger, who was prominent in the history of the Church of God (Seventh Day).

Mr. White has also posted more information about WCG evangelist Herman Hoeh.


Updated BSA-board list

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.--The Bible Sabbath Association, founded in 1943 in Fairview, Okla., announced its board members for 2012-16.

They are Marsha Basner of Tulsa, Okla.; Bryant Buck of Freeport, Ill.; Bryan Burrell of Fairview, Okla.; Calvin Burrell of Denver, Colo.; Lenny Cacchio of Kansas City, Mo.; David Guerreo of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Dusti Howell of Emporia, Kan.; Tom Justus of Springdale, Ark.; Bill Lussenheide of Menifee, Calif.; Eric Moore of Grandview, Mo.; June Narber of Chapel Hill, N.C. (who made the announcement); and Ken Ryland of Mulvane, Kan.

The BSA distributes Shirley Nickels' Directory of Sabbath-Observing Groups, 2009 edition, for $21 including postage, available at and The BSA's free-of-charge magazine, The Sabbath Sentinel, is produced by board member Ken Ryland.

Write the BSA at 802 NW 21st Ave., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604, U.S.A., or Mr. Ryland at

Bible answers from Uruguay

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--Alan Ruth's site has new and updated Bible-study materials, Mr. Ruth announced.

Rosemary Stogner, who recently moved to Uruguay with her husband, Dale, is helping answer Bible questions submitted to Mr. Ruth's Web site.

"With the addition of Rosemary, the site is blessed to have nine mature E-mail evangelists laboring full time answering questions from the general public," he said.

In 2011 the site handled 847 E-mails with questions from the public. More than five million "actual visitors" viewed the site during the calendar year.

Write Mr. Ruth at or in care of Barnabas Ministries, P.O. Box 3393, Farmington Hills, Mich. 48333, U.S.A.

One God Seminar to Texas

DES MOINES, Wash.--Ken Westby announced the date and location of his 11th annual One God Seminar: June 2-3, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

"Hear 10 presentations on the nature of God and of Jesus," the founder of the Association for Christian Development said. "These seminars are breaking new ground in what is the most important of all topics worthy of our study."

The venue will be the DoubleTree by Hilton. Admission is free. Check for details at

Free CCG Amarillo newsletter

AMARILLO, Texas--For a free online newsletter edited by elder Jerry McClenagan, visit the Web site operated by the Christian Church of God of Amarillo at

Pastor Jeff Booth invites everyone to weekly Sabbath services at 11 a.m. at 801 Quail Creek in Amarillo.

Write the CCG at P.O. Box 33134, Amarillo, Texas 79120, U.S.A.

The three Edens

PRITCHETT, Texas--A church member's new book traces the creation from the beginning and up through the farthest reaches of prophecy. Paul's Syltie's book The Three Edens "focuses on the awesome plan God has put into motion."

It goes outside orthodox theology and Bible understanding when it depicts not one but three Edenic periods on earth.

"This is not a book for the fainthearted," Mr. Syltie said.

The Three Edens is available at and

Presenters invited

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.--The Church of God Worldwide Ministries, based in Sevierville, announced it is looking for additional presenters for its telecast, The World Tomorrow.

Presenters on the program have recently included George Crow, Lonnie Epps, Bill Hillebrenner, Bruce Horne, Reinhard Klett and Jim Patterson.

Earl and Shirley Timmons are founders of the CGWM. Contact them at P.O. Box 6879, Sevierville, Tenn. 37864, or


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