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You're all invited

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo.--The date and place are set for the fourth annual Kansas City fellowship picnic, This year's picnic and potluck will be at Baumgardner Park in Blue Springs, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Come and see friends old and new," said Lenny Cacchio.

Baumgardner Park features tennis and volleyball courts, a children's play area, a covered picnic shelter and horseshoe pits.

"Despite an all-day downpour last year," said Mr. Cacchio, "we were still blessed with over 100 friends. We would love to double that in 1999."

Contact Lenny or Diane Cacchio at 705 NE Bryant Dr., Lee's Summit, Mo. 64086; (816) 524-2442; or

Booklet on space invasion

FLINT, Texas--The Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association, based here, has a new booklet, Coming Soon: An Invasion from Space.

Mr. Armstrong is apparently trying to capitalize on the popularity of science-fiction television programs such as The X Files in his letter offering the booklet.

"Believe it or not, this planet will be the site of an invasion from space in our lifetimes!" he writes. "Locked away from human understanding for centuries--concealed, top-secret information has been brought to light revealing who is behind it, how it will succeed, why it will occur and who will try to prevent it! There have been many recorded visits to this earth from super-powerful Beings from space!"

To request a copy, write Box 747, Flint, Texas 75762, U.S.A.

Center has first graduates

AZUSA, Calif.--The first students graduated May 1 from the Ambassador Center at Azusa Pacific University, according to the June 1 edition of The Worldwide News, the WCG's member newspaper.

They are Amy Carlson, Aileen Holder, Anne Gerrard and John Putterman, who received bachelor's degrees.

The Ambassador Center was formed at APU in 1997 after the demise of Ambassador University, Big Sandy, Texas, to offer "a Christ-centered educational opportunity at an accredited institution for WCG youths after Ambassador University closed," according to the WN.

Russell Duke, who was president of AU at the time of its closing, is director of the center. He said 19 WCG students attended the center last school year, and 23 will attend this fall.

For more information about Ambassador Center, call (626) 815-3874, sent E-mail to, or write APU, 901 E. Alosta Ave., P.O. Box 7000, Azusa, Calif. 91702, U.S.A.

Church adds to ministerial-services personnel

MILFORD, Ohio--President Les McCullough of the United Church of God, an International Association, has appointed two men to serve in the church's ministerial-services department. Dennis Luker of Seattle, Wash., and Richard Thompson of Buford, Ga., join Doug Horchak, Denver Colo., Jim Franks, Houston, Texas, and Richard Pinelli of Cincinnati in the department. Mr. Pinelli is director of ministerial services.

Magazine addresses news, prophecy issues

MILFORD, Ohio--World News and Prophecy: Biblical Perspectives on Current Events is published by the United Church of God, an International Association, for UCG members and other readers. Its stated mission is to provide commentary and analysis of selected world news topics in the light of Bible prophecy.

The June issue features David Treybig's "United States Morality: What Lies Ahead?" Articles also include "Crisis in Kosovo: A Mixture of Iron and Clay?," by Cecil Maranville; "Global Economics: From Kosovo to McDonald's," by Donald Ward; "Pope John Paul II Advocates Sunday Keeping," by Mario Seiglie; a review of world news; and "This Is the Way: For Such a Time As Now," by Robin Webber.

For a subscription write Box 541027, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254, U.S.A.

Newsletter starts second year

FORT WORTH, Texas--Green Pastures Gazette, "a publication serving the Sabbatarian community who gather trusting the promises of Matthew 18:20," entered its second year with its May issue.

The newsletter serves as a link among various congregations and fellowship groups in Texas.

The June issue lists two dozen independent groups from Texarkana to Houston, Austin, Waco and Dallas­Fort Worth.

Green Pastures is edited and published by Phil and Diana Keener.

For more information write P.O. Box 11243, Fort Worth, Texas 76110, or visit

CGOM to sponsor four Feast sites

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--The Church of God Outreach Ministries (CGOM) plans to sponsor four Feast sites this year, announced Jim Ussery, pastor of the Central Arkansas Church of God, which is associated with the CGOM.

The dates will be Sept. 24 through Oct. 2.

The U.S. locations will be Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.

The other two sites will be in England and Canada.

For more information, call (800) 611-8080. Or write P.O. Box 5462, Tulsa, Okla. 74155, U.S.A.

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