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MILFORD, Ohio--The preliminary report for the feast-day offering for Pentecost, May 23, for the United Church of God -AIA was $552,272, or $49.97 a person, reported the church's home office here.
After all individual offerings were in, church officials expected the total to top $565,000. The church's budget included a projection of $550,000 for the Pentecost amount. The official Pentecost attendance was 11,053.
Last year's Pentecost attendance was 11,240, with an offering of $577,270.48, or $51.36 per person.
MILFORD, Ohio--Richard Pinelli, director of the ministerial-services department of the United Church of God, an International Association, announced four ordinations and one credentialing in May.
George Evans of the Bethlehem, Pa., congregation was credentialed by the United council of elders.
Four men were ordained elders: Charles Bailey of the Grand Rapids, Mich., congregation; John White of Columbus, Ohio; Ronald Kelley of Cambridge, Ohio; and Jim McTiernan of Bethlehem.
WCG celebrates resurrection
PASADENA, Calif.--Several congregations of the Worldwide Church of God celebrated Jesus' resurrection on Easter this year, according to the member publication The Worldwide News.
Belleville and Mount Vernon, Ill., congregations conducted a "resurrection festival" by commemorating the Lord's Supper Friday night, April 2. On Sunday morning "the resurrection of Christ was commemorated in songs and a sermon by pastor Jim Stokes, 'The Message of the Cross,' " the WN reported.
"A wooden cross . . . was transformed into beauty as each child and member took precut flowers and affixed them to the cross through chicken wire."
GILLETTE, Wyo.--Free subscriptions to The Sabbath Sentinel are available from the Bible Sabbath Association. The Sentinel has been in publication since 1950.
Recent articles include "Universality of the Biblical Sabbath," "Vision and Revision: Herbert W. Armstrong," "Seventh-day Adventists Consider Sweeping Changes," "The Names of God" and "Tracing the History of Sabbathkeepers."
To subscribe, mail your name and address to BSA, 3316 Alberta Dr., Gillette, Wyo. 82718, U.S.A.
Cassette tape on military
TYLER, Texas--The Church of God International, headquartered near here, offers an audiotape "The Christian Response to War."
The tape features CGI elders Vance Stinson, Bronson James and Charles Groce in a discussion about mankind's tendency to fight.
"Our purpose is to engage [the reader] in understanding biblical answers to some of the puzzling questions that have plagued the Christian conscience since the beginning of the church," said Mr. Groce.
Request the tape by writing CGI, P.O. Box 2525, Tyler, Texas 75710, U.S.A., or by calling (903) 825-2525.
Church of God member lands palace internship
BANGKOK, Thailand--Michael Elliott, 1996 graduate of Ambassador University, recently arrived in Bangkok to take up duties as an intern with the Crown Property Bureau of King Bhumibol Adulyadez. The bureau manages the physical assets of the crown, including international investments. Mr. Elliott will work as assistant to the grand chamberlain and director of the bureau.
Church of God launched
WADSWORTH, Ohio--Dave Pack, until recently a member of the council of elders of the Global Church of God, founded the Restored Church of God, headquartered here, in early May.
Mr. Pack said the RCG will teach the truth as restored to the Church of God through the late Herbert W. Armstrong, whom he regards as an apostle, without "watering it down," as he said all other offshoots of the Worldwide Church of God have done.
Mr. Pack can be reachedat P.O. Box 23295, Wadsworth, Ohio 44282, and (330)335-0910.
July 4 invitation to singles
DETROIT, Mich.--The Detroit United Church of God singles invite singles from any Church of God fellowship to Dearborn, Mich., for the Fourth of July weekend for a concert and fireworks show ($14) at Greenfield Village in Dearborn Saturday night, July 3, and a dinner and dance ($22) at the Georgian Inn, Roseville, Sunday night (July 4).
Activities will also include an afternoon Sabbath picnic at Metro Beach and tours of Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village on Sunday. Send $14 for the concert tickets by check or money order payable to Gae D'Alessandro, 25183 Mackinac, Roseville, Mich. 48066. For more information, including housing, call Miss D'Alessandro at (810) 447-4826.
Sabbath service begins
CANTON, Ohio--A new independent Church of God meets for Sabbath and feast-day services at the Canton Hotel, 320 Mark Ave. S., in Canton. Sabbath services begin at 10:30 a.m. and feast days at 2 p.m.
For more information contact email@example.com or United Christian Ministries, P.O. Box 361725, Hoover, Ala. 35217. Or call (888) 985-9066.
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