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Users' group to meet

SYDNEY, Australia--Craig White, director of the Bible Sabbath Association, has announced the first Australian Sabbath-keepers' user's-group meeting, to take place here on a date to be announced.

"This is a how-to, nuts-and-bolts session," Mr. White said, "and should result in greater efficiencies and increased cooperation among Sabbath-keepers."

For more information, call Henk Merison at 02) 9521 6742, Mr. White at (02) 9745 2964 or Alan Kendall at (02) 4991 2525. Or send E-mail inquiries to or Or write the Bible Sabbath Association, 23 Linden St., Sutherland, N.S.W. 2232, Australia.

New board members

AUCKLAND, New Zealand--The United Church of God announced that the new members of the UCG­New Zealand national board met for the first time Feb. 1.

Outgoing president Rogan Webster chaired the first part of the meeting during the voting among board members for this year's chairman.

Ian Webb was chosen for the responsibility. Other officers are Bruce Porteous, secretary (though not a voting board member), and Sam Sweat, treasurer.

Mark Graham concert

LAKEWOOD, Ohio--Singer Mark Graham will present a spring concert Saturday evening, March 21, in the auditorium of the Kulas Musical Arts Building at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, near Cleveland.

The free presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Mr. Graham will perform songs he has written over the years for the brethren, including old favorites and new material.

For more information, call Mr. Graham at (216) 529-1380, or E-mail him at

Tulsa in prophecy

TULSA, Okla.--The independent Tulsa Church of God sponsored a seminar Jan. 7 at Martin East Regional Library called "What Do These Nations Have in Common?" The local Global Church of God congregation provided copies of America and Britain in Prophecy for participants. Eighty-seven attended, including 25 first-time visitors, said UCG member Natalie Avery.

New DFW church

ARLINGTON, Texas--The Dallas-area Church of God International voted recently to drop its affiliation with the CGI and to become an independent group. It has also joined with another nonaligned group.

The congregation, Church of God Dallas­Fort Worth, meets at 1119 Davis in Arlington every Sabbath at noon.

Mr. Dart to go to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo.--Ron Dart, Born to Win broadcaster and Christian Educational Ministries director, will speak here March 28 beginning at 1 p.m. Mr. Dart's presentation will be at the Harley Hotel in Earth City, near the St. Louis airport. Everyone is invited, said Bill Stough. Take Interstate 70 to exit 231B (Earth City Expressway North) directly to the hotel. Call (314) 351-7508 for more information.

COGOM children's news

HAWKINS, Texas--Articles in the winter issue of TODAY, a newsletter for children, include "How Did You Keep the Feast?," "Teaching Our Children," "We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" and "Are Children Important to God?"

For a copy write COGOM at Rt. 2, Box 114, Hawkins, Texas 75765. Articles may be submitted to coordinator Diane Kleeschulte, 23 Laura Hill Rd., St. Peters, Mo. 63376.

UCG-Germany makes advertising effort

BONN, Germany--The United Church of God­Germany in January made its first major advertising effort. A page-sized color ad with a pull-out order card was placed in the German edition of Reader's Digest in the largest advertising section of Germany, the state of North Rhine­Westphalia. The region has about 240,000 subscribers. By Feb. 4 some 1,350 people had responded. Mr. Kieffer said 150 brethren attend services with UCG-Germany in seven locations. They are served by two employed and two nonemployed elders.

Christian Church of God plans '98 Feast

AMARILLO, Texas--Jeff Booth, pastor of the Christian Church of God here, plans to keep the 1998 Feast of Tabernacles in San Antonio.

Elders who plan to speak include Ken Westby of Auburn, Wash., director of the Association for Christian Development; Whaid Rose of Denver, Colo., president of the Church of God (Seventh Day); Les Stocker, president of Braille Institute; Philip Arnold of Houston, Texas, director of Reunion Ministries; Bob Wertz, copastor of the Harrisburg, Pa., Church of God (Seventh Day); and Brian Knowles of Arcadia, Calif., writer for numerous church and religious publications, including The Journal.

For more information, contact Mr. Booth at (806) 352-8739.

CGI 1998 Feast information

TYLER, Texas--Feast sites for 1998 sponsored by the CGI will be at Panama City Beach, Fla.; Land-Between-the-Lakes, Ky.; Wagoner, Okla.; Ballina, N.S.W., Australia; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Manila and Naga City, Philippines; said Eric Morris.

Also, the CGI has a new booklet hot off the press: The Church That Jesus Built. For more Feast or booklet information, write the CGI at P.O. Box 2525, Tyler, Texas 75710, or call (903) 825-2525.

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