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Jim Jenkins dies

HAZLEHURST, Miss.--Jim Jenkins, 76, a longtime Church of God member and elder in the United Church of God, died Feb. 4. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, June, four daughters, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Write Mrs. Jenkins at 215 W. Green St., Hazlehurst, Miss. 39083, U.S.A.

Pearl Hammer dies

TYLER, Texas--Ida Pearl Hammer, a Church of God member since the 1940s, died here Feb. 5 of complications from Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Hammer, along with her husband, Roy, who died in 1963, was a pioneer in the Radio/Worldwide Church of God beginning half a century ago.

See Garner Ted Armstrong's tribute to Mrs. Hammer beginning on page 3 of this issue.

Free newsletter

HAWKINS, Texas--To subscribe to a free newsletter, Visions of Hope, subtitled Training Brethren for God's Ministries, write Rosy Halley or Ian Hufton at or P.O. Box 346, Hawkins, Texas 75765, U.S.A. Visions of Hope is a production of the East Texas Church of God.

CEM summer camp

TYLER, Texas--Christian Educational Ministries announces that its annual summer camp for young people at Camp Wewoka Woods, near Wewoka, Okla., will take place June 22-29. For more information and an application, contact Larry Watkins at the CEM office by phoning toll-free (888) 242-5344 or writing For more information about Church of God summer camps, see another article on this page.

Meet the teacher

TYLER, Texas--Christian Educational Ministries announces that CEM founder Ronald Dart's latest "Meet the Teacher" lecture is scheduled for the Sabbath of May 10 in Springfield, Mo., at Lamplighter Inn, 2820 N. Glenstone, beginning at 1 p.m.

For more information contact Mike or Gloria Anderson at (417) 833-0977 or or Larry Watkins at the CEM office at (888) 242-5344.

David Antion to speak at CGOM conference

TULSA, Okla.--This year's annual Church of God Outreach Ministries conference will feature a non-CGOM speaker, David Antion of Guardian Ministries, Pasadena, Calif., announced Renee Steel of Tulsa. The conference is set for March 28-30 at the building owned by the Tulsa Church of God, pastored by Lawrence Gregory.

Mr. Antion plans to speak during Sabbath services March 29 and at a seminar later that day on the subject "strengthening the family."

For more information contact the Tulsa COG at (918) 438-7777 or Mr. Gregory at (918) 622-3448. Or write

Dianne McDonnell in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz.--A Building Bridges meeting here Jan. 25 featured Dianne McDonnell of Arlington, Texas, pastor of the Church of God Dallas­Fort Worth, and Ronda Oprean of Hillsboro, Mo.

Mrs. McDonnell spoke to about 40 people and gave an overhead-projector presentation titled "Paul and Women Teachers." Ms. Oprean led praise-and-worship music.

"It lasted about an hour, and there was a question-and-answer period afterwards," Mrs. McDonnell told The Journal.

Later, participants went to the home of Wayne and Claudia Speed for a potluck and social.

"I found everyone to be very cordial, and several people asked me to come back and speak again sometime," said Mrs. McDonnell.

'In Him' newsletter

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--Publisher Gilford Monrose of Brooklyn announces that another issue of In Him newsletter is available. For a free subscription write 203 E. 37th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11203, U.S.A., or .

The Darts' 50th

TEASELVILLE, Texas--Ronald and Allie Dart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 16 in a reception in an old plantation house near here with 100 friends and relatives.

Ronald Dart married Allie Driver on Feb. 21, 1953. The Darts are founders of Christian Educational Ministries, Tyler, Texas. He is voice of the popular Born to Win radio program on stations in several countries.

Miss Lettie and Holli

PASADENA, Calif.--A young member of the Worldwide Church of God played the lead in Miss Lettie and Me, a movie that aired on the TNT cable network in December, reported the February issue of The Worldwide News. Hollistan Coleman, daughter of Bob and Doris Coleman of Pasadena, starred with Mary Tyler Moore, Charlie Robinson and Burt Reynolds.

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