Talpiot tomb exploration
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--James Tabor, chairman of the department of religious studies at UNC Charlotte, has posted an article at bibleinterp.com 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 intercontinentalcog.org 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 uyc.ucg.org.