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TYLER, Texas--Christian Educational Ministries (CEM) invites everyone to its "Mini-Feast" April 22-24 in Destin, Fla.
Ronald L. Dart, founder of CEM, will speak at Seascape Resort Conference Center, including during the Passover service on April 22, Sabbath services for the Night to Be Much Observed on April 23 and the first day of Unleavened Bread April 24.
For more information call Gary or Shirley George at (850) 837-0485 or CEM at (903) 509-2999.
SYDNEY, Australia--Craig White notes that the anniversary of Worldwide Church of God founder Herbert W. Armstrong's death this year marked precisely 19 years on both the Gregorian and Hillel calendars.
Mr. Armstrong died Jan. 16, 1986, which was also Shebat 6 on the Jewish calendar. Not surprisingly, since the latter is based on 19-year lunar-solar time cycles, the anniversary this year also fell on Jan. 16 and Shebat 6.
HARTFORD, Wis.--Don Wales announced that members of the congregation known until recently as the Church of God Berean Fellowship have decided to "move in two separate directions" in an effort to "better and more effectively serve God and facilitate the efforts of individual members to utilize their God-given talents and abilities."
Members made the decision at a special meeting Nov. 27.
Members who desired to "move in a different direction," he said, will reorganize to focus on "local outreach" and "in-home Bible studies."
The new group will take with it the name Berean Fellowship.
Other members, he said, chose to remain a part of the original group and have chosen the name Congregational Fellowship of God a Cooperative Network of Believers.
They will continue in their current efforts, including Internet broadcasting of interactive Sabbath services and monthly Friday-night services with guest speakers.
"The two groups plan to work in cooperation with each other in sponsoring special events and activities," Mr. Wales said.
Advertising your 2005 Feast
HARTFORD, Wis.--The Internet Church of God has launched a new festival directory service to help members with their Feast of Tabernacles planning and to help Feast-site planners promote their sites, announced Don Wales.
"We offer free listings for Feast sites across the country and around the world, regardless of affiliation," Mr. Wales said. "Send your information to us and we will build and host your Feast Web page, or just send an announcement and a link to your own Web site. Either way, we want to let people know what you have to offer and help them to find your Feast site."
Read all about it at www.feastgoer.org.
Keep the Feast in Los Osos
SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The Church of the Eternal God is busy making plans for Feast 2005.
"We have an agreement with the Sea Pines Golf Resort in Los Osos, Calif., to keep the Feast [of Tabernacles] in their facilities again this year," announced Edwin Pope.
If you plan to attend with the CEG, write Mr. Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org or CEG, P.O. Box 270519, San Diego, Calif. 92198, U.S.A.
Knoxville church's invitation
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--The 7th Day Church of God of Knoxville announces Sabbath services and Friday-night Bible studies every week at its location at 6714-G Central Ave. Pike. For information write Mark or Mary Carr at email@example.com or P.O. Box 70635, Knoxville, Tenn. 37938, U.S.A.
LOVELAND, Colo.--Word of Truth Ministry has a new booklet available, The Jubilee Year. It's free of charge and it explains all the Bible's instructions about the jubilee year, announced David R. Kenders. It also gives instruction about the sabbatical and third year of tithing.
"This is a must read for the believer who wants to fully obey all of Yahweh's biblical instructions," Mr. Kenders said.
Request the booklet by writing firstname.lastname@example.org or 7411 WCR, 24H, Loveland, Colo. 80538, U.S.A. Or call Mr. Kenders at (970) 667-9203.
Just like the FOT
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.--The Sabbath Day Church of God invites everyone to an old-fashioned observance of the Days of Unleavened Bread, similar to spring feasts in the 1950s when participants would travel to another area and set up temporary residence for a week.
Organizer Fred Porter announced that speakers will include Alfred Harrell of Cabot, Ark., Ian Hufton of Hawkins, Texas, Tom Justus of Springdale, Ark., and Herb Morrow of Hope, Ark.
The festival dates, April 22-30, will follow the traditional Jewish calendar. Activities will take place in the congregation's building at 2998 Park Ave. in Hot Springs.
Mr. Porter is looking for additional speakers but requests no "organizational" or "controversial" messages.
For more information visit www.sdcog.org or call (501) 760-2013, or write Mr. Porter at email@example.com.
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