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Another mystery of the ages

KIMBERLING CITY, Mo.--The Church of God in Truth (CGT), pastored by James Russell, offers a booklet about the feast-day calendar titled Postponements: Another Mystery of the Ages.

The CGT has studied into the calendar postponements since 1992 and was a participant in the landmark calendar conference in Dallas, Texas, in January 1997 organized by Lawrence Maayeh and Michael Turner.

The church teaches that the postponements mislead church members into keeping the wrong annual days.

Write for the booklet at CGT, P.O. Box 1120, Kimberling City, Mo. 65686, U.S.A., or See also

No need to reinvent

BELMORE, Australia--Henk Jens announces an updated article about the feast-day calendar.

"I reissued Paper P4 at to correct an error in the second paragraph of Section 1.4," Mr. Jens said. The section now correctly refers to Section 3.8, "The Calendar Restrictions."

Section 3.8 explains that there is no need to "reinvent" the calendar and that its stewardship is left properly to "the Jews."

Paper P4 refers to Paper P6, titled "Noah's 365 Days in the Ark," which shows that the Jewish calendar fits the Flood dates "and therefore reinforces the notion that we must not reinvent the calendar but leave the calendar stewardship to the Jews (Levites)," Mr. Jens concluded.

Talpiot tomb exploration

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--James Tabor, chairman of the department of religious studies at UNC Charlotte, has posted an article at that "offers a preliminary report and analysis with maps and illustrations of the recent Talpiot 'patio' tomb exploration by remote camera that Rami Arav and I conducted in 2009-2011."

Dr. Tabor, a former WCG member, is author of the best-selling book The Jesus Dynasty.

Tornado damages Feast site

FLINT, Texas--Mark Armstrong, president of the Intercontinental Church of God, reported that a tornado recently damaged the Kimberling Inn in the Branson, Mo., area, where the ICG plans to sponsor a Feast of Tabernacles observance in the fall of 2012.

"We don't yet know the extent of the damage or whether it will interfere with our plans for the Feast of Tabernacles there," Mr. Armstrong said.

"Dr. James Ricks will be checking on this over the next few days, and we'll make a determination as to our plans in the fall."

The ICG plans at least six U.S. Feast sites and one each in Britain and Australia.

For more information visit or write P.O. Box 747, Flint, Texas 75762, U.S.A. Or call (903) 561-7070.

UCG youth camps

MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God has announced details of its camps for 2012, their 18th year of operation.

Eligible to attend are children of UCG members, but other young people may camp as well as long as they and their parents agree to abide by the camps' "Code of Honor."

  • o U.S. camps for youths 12-18, locations and dates:

Camp Cotubic, Ohio, June 17-24; Camp Pinecrest, Mo., June 29–July 6; Camp Hye Sierra, Calif., July 1-8; Camp Woodmen, Ala., July 1-8; Northwest Camp, Ore., July 22-29; Winter Camp, Wis., Dec. 24-30.

  • o U.S. camps for preteens 6-12, locations and dates:

Southwest Preteen Camp, San Bernardino National Forest, Calif., June 17-20; Camp Kiwanis, Jersey Shore, Pa., July 8-11; Camp Colorado, Allenspark, Colo., June 24-17; Camp UCanDo (day camp), Indianapolis, Ind., July 10-12.

  • o Camps in other countries, locations and dates:

Latvia, July 15-22; the U.K., July 27–Aug. 5; Jamaica, July 22-26; Kenya, Dec. 12-18.

For detailed information including camp rules and tuition fees and to apply online (no paper applications are available this year), go to


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