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The Feast in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia--David Moffitt announces a Feast of Tabernacles site at the Family History Centre at Kiama, New South Wales. Mr. Moffitt says Feastgoers, each day at 10 a.m., will hear a taped sermon from Garner Ted Armstrong of Tyler, Texas, founder of the Intercontinental Church of God and GTA Evangelical Association. The dates for the Feast: Oct. 10-18. For more information contact Mr. Moffitt at P.O. Box 345, North Sydney, N.S.W. 2060, Australia, or.

CES Aussie Feast

SPRINGWOOD, Australia--Geoff Robertson announces a Feast of Tabernacles site at Bribie Island, Queensland, Oct. 10-18 sponsored by Christian Educational Services Australia, an affiliate of Christian Educational Ministries, Tyler, Texas.

"There are no conditions for Feast attendance," said Mr. Robertson, "other than the willingness to meet in peace and mutual respect."

For more information contact Mr. Robertson or his wife, Roxanne, at 617-3841 3572 or . See also

Origin of nations

SYDNEY, Australia--Craig White of the Origin of Nations Web site says his new book, In Search of the Origin of Nations, should be rolling off the presses in a few weeks.

Read all about it at

Peter's story

TYLER, Texas--For a free paperback copy of Peter's Story, a book by Garner Ted Armstrong originally published in hardback in 1981, write the GTA Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 747, Flint, Texas 75762, U.S.A., or telephone (903) 561-7070.

Fifth Sabbath

LEXINGTON, Tenn.--The Church of God Cedar Hill and the Church of God's Messengers played host to the "Fifth Sabbath Fellowship" March 29 with about 100 in attendance, reports Ed Mitchell of Guntown, Miss.

Special guests on that day were Dave Havir, pastor of the Church of God Big Sandy, and Carl Nix of Woodruff, S.C.

The Fifth Sabbath Fellowship has become a tradition for some COG members in southwestern Tennessee and includes sermons, fellowship and potluck meals. Three or four months out of a calendar year have five Saturdays. The Fifth Sabbath Fellowship takes place on each of those days.

For more information contact Steve Gibson, (731) 659-2227, or Mark Jefferson, (731) 235-2865.

UCG doctrinal review

MILFORD, Ohio--The council of elders of the United Church of God plans to take up the review of several "doctrinal projects" that have been completed by the doctrine committee, announced Jim Franks of Houston, Texas, chairman of the committee.

First on the list is the nature of God and Jesus, followed by tithing, voting (in church-government elections), the role of women in the church, and music in the Bible.

The committee is also studying voting and running for public office, the Middle East in prophecy, the identity of Assyria, the Hebrew calendar and postponements, and the "sacred name."

Feast in Wales

WIRRAL, England--The North West Church of God plans its regular observance of the Feast of Tabernacles at Llandudno, North Wales, for 2003. The dates this year will run from the evening of Oct. 11 through Oct. 19 (the Last Great Day).

"Our dates are based on our sighting of the abib barley in Israel and the visible new moon there," said pastor Gerald Kirby.

For more information write P.O. Box 88, Wirral CH63 2RL, U.K., or visit

New location for ACD seminars

TYLER, Texas--Kenneth Westby of Federal Way, Wash., founder of the Association for Christian Development, announces a new location for the latest in his series of One God Seminars.

Although Mr. Westby had advertised that the three days of meetings would take place in Big Sandy, now they're set for the Magnolia Ballroom of the Ramada Inn, 3310 Troup Highway, in Tyler July 25-27.

Mr. Westby reports his Association for Christian Development has secured an agreement with the hotel for a per-room rate of $58 per night for the three nights beginning July 24. Up to four people may stay in one room. Call the hotel for reservations at (866) 381-3600 or (903) 533-9571 and mention the ACD seminars.

Write Mr. Westby at or P.O. Box 4748, Federal Way, Wash. 98063, U.S.A. See his Web site at

The purpose of the seminars, said Mr. Westby, is to argue for a "strict monotheistic" nature of God; that is, that God is not a Trinity or binity but a unity.

Presenters will include Anthony Buzzard of Atlanta, Ga., Gary Fakhoury of Exmore, Va., Paul Haney of Watertown, Conn., Charles Hunting of Sarasota, Fla., and Mr. Westby.

See also "Church Board Votes to Rescind Building Offer," this page.

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