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Youth retreat

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Heartland Church of God is sponsoring a youth retreat Dec. 26-28 in Kansas City open to Sabbath-keeping youths 13 and older. Activities will include a dance, Sabbath services, pizza party and all-night social. The cost is $15 per person.

For an application and more information, contact Roger and Laurinda Armer at (816) 356-2436,, or Rick and Paula Frazee, (816) 461-3252,

UCM offers tape series

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-United Christian Ministries offers a study series (38 lessons) on the book of Romans.

"It gives great insight into the apostle Paul's message to the Romans and demonstrates how thoroughly Paul understood Christ's message," stated Ray Wooten, president of UCM.

Call (888) 985-9066 for more information, or write P.O. Box 361725, Hoover, Ala. 35236. E-mail Mr. Wooten at

Church of God in Truth announces area reps

CORONA, Calif.-The Church of God in Truth, headquartered here, has announced names of representatives who can provide information on Sabbath and festival services and other information. For the phone number of a representative, call church headquarters at (909) 737-0559.

The reps include Bill Neely, Arizona; James Russell (church founder), California; Homer Gunn, Michigan; Robert Abernathy, Missouri; Barton Williams, Pennsylvania; Forest Brannon, Chappells, S.C.; Eugene Grimaud, Beech Island, S.C.; Robert Thompson, San Antonio, Texas; Kenneth Post, Houston, Texas; Keith Degler, West Virginia; Martin Martinez, Puerto Rico; and Ray Reid, Robert Pearson and Rex Newnham, England.

Write the Church of God in Truth at P.O. Box 2109, Corona, Calif. 91728.

Born to Win topic of talk show

TYLER, Texas-The Born to Win radio program, produced by Christian Educational Ministries founder Ron Dart, was recently the topic of a popular religious talk show in St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Dart wrote in a Sept. 1 letter to CEM supporters.

Mr. Dart said that a "cult watcher" had warned listeners that Born to Win and its associates are cultic in nature because Mr. Dart teaches that the Trinity is false and salvation comes by works.

"What is odd about this is that, while his statement of our beliefs relative to the Trinity is not so far off the mark, I have gone out of my way on the Born to Win program to emphasize salvation by grace," Mr. Dart said.

Mr. Dart encouraged listeners who like the Born to Win program to call and thank their local stations for carrying it.

For a broadcast schedule, write CEM at P.O. Box 560, Whitehouse, Texas 75791.

Way down yonder

COVINGTON, La.-The Christian Church of God, an independent congregation (not affiliated with the Christian Church of God of Amarillo, Texas), in cooperation with Christian Educational Ministries is sponsoring the New Orleans Christian Renewal Conference here Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

Covington, the site of the conference, is 30 miles from New Orleans. Ronald Dart, founder of CEM, Larry Watkins and Steve Sanders are the scheduled speakers, announced Joseph Weicks of the Christian Church of God.

"CRCs provide an excellent opportunity for friends to gather together and enjoy a weekend retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life," said Mr. Weicks.

The New Orleans Christian Renewal Conference will be at the Covington/New Orleans Northshore Holiday Inn, at 501 N. Highway 190 in Covington.

For more information, contact CEM in Tyler, Texas, at (903) 509-2999, or Joe and Sandy Weicks in Destrehan, La., at (504) 764-3959.

For hotel reservations, call the Holiday Inn at (504) 893-3580.

You gotta have heart music

GLADEWATER, Texas-Ross Jutsum, former Ambassador University music-faculty member and writer of many WCG hymns, has produced a set of compact discs of "best-loved Christian hymns and choruses." Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs includes eight discs with seven hours of instrumental accompaniments suitable for listening and small-group singing.

The collection sells for $76.45 (including postage; Texas residents add $5.77 tax). Order from State of the Heart Music Ministry, P.O. Box 888, Gladewater, Texas 75647; phone (903) 845-3450; E-mail

Wagoner seminar

LINDALE, Texas-Response to the "In the Footsteps of the Messiah" seminar, scheduled for Dec. 25-28 at Western Hills Resort on Lake Fort Gibson near Wagoner, Okla., has been enthusiastic, said organizer Mitch Smith, and places to stay at the resort are going fast.

For last-minute reservations call Western Hills at (800) 654-8240. If Western Hills is out of rooms, call Norm Brumm at (918) 479-8111 for information on other accommodations or (918) 772-2046 for information about RV or camp sites.

Scheduled speakers include Ronald Dart of Christian Educational Ministries; Norm Edwards, publisher of Servants' News; Joseph Good of Hatikva Ministries; Jim Rector of Cornerstone Publications; Dean Wheelock of Hebrew Roots; and Ray Wooten of United Christian Ministries.

For more information call Mr. Smith at (903) 882-7446 or write him at 405 N. Main St., Lindale, Texas 75771.

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