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Web site promotes fellowship

FAIRVIEW, Tenn.--Mike Styer has a new Web site for Sabbatarians at

"The objective of this Web site is to help promote greater awareness of, and fellowship between, Sabbatarians of various stripes and to promote the biblical seventh-day Sabbath," Mr. Styer said Nov. 25. "It will serve as a bulletin board on which to post notices of special events hosted by Sabbatarians as well as a directory of Sabbatarian groups and fellowships in the Mid-South area."

Write Mr. Styer at or Box 1293, Fairview, Tenn., 37062. He also manages the Olive Branches site, at

Next CLA campaign set for New Mexico

HOT SPRINGS, Ark.--The next campaign for the Christian Leadership Academy has been tentatively scheduled for Albuquerque, N.M., on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000.

A meeting place has been secured at the University of New Mexico's Continuing Education Conference Center. The address is 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87131. Write CLA spokesman Tim Hall at

Attend services by phone

GILLETTE, Wyo.--Giving & Sharing sponsors telephone Sabbath services the third Sabbath of each month and on feast days, announced G&S founder Richard Nickels.

The time is 9 a.m. Pacific, 10 mountain, 11 central and noon eastern.

Dial (918) 222-7158. When you hear a recorded message, press "0566," followed by the octothorp (#) key to enter the conference call. You pay only for your long-distance charges.

Larry Walker is slated to speak Dec. 18 and Tom Justus Jan. 15.

Mr. Nickels plans to invite a wide variety of Sabbatarian speakers to participate in the phone hookup, he says.

G&S is on the Web at Write Mr. Nickels at 3316 Alberta Dr., Gillette, Wyo. 82718, U.S.A., or

Church-history lesson

NECK CITY, Mo.--The fifth edition of History of the Seventh Day Church of God is available online at

The history, said Giving & Sharing director Richard Nickels of Gillette, Wyo., has been updated through 1999. First published in 1973, the book has been revised to include recent developments in the Church of God groups.

For a printed, bound copy, send $9.50 in U.S. funds to Giving & Sharing, P.O. Box 100, Neck City, Mo. 64849, U.S.A.

CGI sponsors outreach weekend

TYLER, Texas--This November in Louisville, Ky., the Church of God International sponsored the first CGI/Armor of God Outreach Weekend, with two days of meetings, said CGI president Charles Groce.

Invitations were mailed to viewers of the Armor of God TV program and subscribers to church literature living in Kentucky and surrounding states. The event was a full afternoon of presentations covering the church's identity, teachings and special programs. Sunday sessions covered objections to Bible truth and ended with suggestions for personal evangelism.

A tape of sermons given on the two days is available free from P.O. Box 2525, Tyler, Texas 75710, U.S.A., or call (903) 825-2525.

CGI finds 75 percent of funds allocated to evangelism

TYLER, Texas--"It wasn't until just recently, in a report compiled by our business office, that we realized that 75 percent of our funds are allocated toward evangelism," said Church of God International president Charles Groce in the CGI's December letter to members and coworkers.

He said that over the previous nine weeks, ending with the Nov. 11 program, the percentage of first-time callers responding to the Armor of God TV program has been 42, 44, 51, 46, 50, 42, 46, 47 and 44.

"You have to wonder what would happen if we could just have more television exposure," said Mr. Groce. "The program is working! God is blessing the message. All the ingredients are in place, and the direction we must pursue is clear. We have to find a way to purchase more TV time."

Magazine emphasizes marriage

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The fall edition of The Christian Beacon magazine, published by United Christian Ministries, is devoted to the theme "Redeeming the Time in Marriage."

Articles include "Spiritual Gardening," "Become a More Productive Christian," "I Can See Clearly Now," "What's the Use?: A Refrain of Youth," "True Justice, True Salvation, True Worship," "Redeeming the Time," "Forgiveness" and "Parables Offer More Than Just Gifts."

To subscribe write P.O. Box 361725, Birmingham, Ala. 35236, U.S.A., or

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