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Teen honored

BRADENTON, Fla.--Eighth-grader Tiffany Martell, 14, of Bradenton captured second-place honors at the recent Florida State History Fair in Tallahassee and went on to represent the state at National History Day in Washington in June, announced her father, Edward Martell.

Katherine's project, "Tapered Roller Bearing," made runner-up. She competed with 37,000 other entries to the history fair this year. Of that number only 600 qualified for state competition.

Tiffany attends an independent Church of God congregation in Sarasota, Fla.

CRC rescheduled

CHICAGO, Ill.--The previously scheduled Christian Renewal Conference (CRC) of Christian Educational Ministries (directed by Ron Dart) has been rescheduled from late July to late August.

The Church of God Downers Grove and the Active Bible Church of God (Chicago) will sponsor a one-day event Aug. 26 in place of the normally scheduled CRC get-together.

Speakers will include Wayne Cole of Tyler, Texas (a longtime COG member affiliated with the Church of God Big Sandy) and Dave Havir (pastor of the Church of God Big Sandy). Meetings are to begin at 10 a.m. and end at about 3:30 p.m., with a barbecue meal afterwards.

For more information, visit, or call (630) 416-7115 or (630) 968-6153.

First and third Sabbaths

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark.--The Mountain View Church of God Fellowship Group, which formed six months ago, meets the first and third Sabbaths each month at 1 p.m.

The first Sabbath is being observed in the home of Charity Decker. The third-Sabbath services will take place in a rented building. Visitors and newcomers are welcome.

For more information, call (870) 269-3216 or 269-4502.

Living COG telecast expands stations

SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The Living Church of God's Tomorrow's World telecast is seen on more than 85 cable and broadcast stations in the United States and Canada, reaching more than 64 million homes. Starting in July the telecast will be seen on a new commercial station, KASN, Channel 38, in Little Rock, Ark., at 8 a.m. Saturdays.

The telecast is also aired in Auckland, New Zealand; and Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, Australia; and on four stations in the Philippines.

CGI adds stations

TYLER, Texas--The Armor of God TV program, sponsored by the Church of God International, based at Lake Palestine near here, has announced it is airing on two new stations: WGCG, Channel 49, Lancaster, Pa., Fridays at 6 a.m.; and WPTY, Channel 24, Memphis, Tenn., Sundays at 1:35 a.m. Starting on July 2 the program is to begin airing each week on WUPX, Channel 30, Nashville, Tenn., on Sundays at 6 a.m.

CGI in Jamaica evangelizes

KINGSTON, Jamaica--The Church of God International congregation here plans to conduct its "Community Evangelism" program July 23-24.

The meetings will be open to the public. Members of the congregation will hand out tracts on topics such as heaven and the Sabbath before and during the event.

On July 23 the special message will be "Should You Keep the Sabbath?" On July 24 it will be "The Rapture and Prophecy."

Tape available on New Covenant

TYLER, Texas--Ronald Dart, founder and director of Christian Educational Ministries, recently conducted a Bible study titled "The Obligations of Covenant."

Write the CEM at P.O. Box 560, Whitehouse, Texas 75791, U.S.A., or call (903) 509-2999.

Richard Nickels reviews healing book

NECK CITY, Mo.--Richard Nickels of Gillette, Wyo., founder and director of the Giving & Sharing ministry, which maintains a mailing address here, favorably reviews Christ the Healer, a book by F.F. Bosworth, in G&S's June newsletter.

"This book is a spiritual journey," said Mr. Nickels. "I cannot write an adequate review to do this book justice."

Contact Giving & Sharing or Mr. Nickels at P.O. Box 100, Neck City, Mo. 64849, U.S.A., or

Building Bridges

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The Phoenix Building Bridges, founded by Wayne and Claudia Speed, will sponsor a Feast of Tabernacles site in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this year. More information is available at Or call (623) 465-0418. Or E-mail

New board members

BIG SANDY, Texas--The Church of God Big Sandy completed its annual election for board members June 24. The terms of two incumbents, Loynell Hooper and Bernie Monsalvo, were to expire June 30. Mrs. Hooper, the second woman to serve on the board since its inception in 1995, chose not to seek another term.

In May the congregation nominated four people. They are Mr. Monsalvo, Melodee Overton, Wynn Skelton and Don Walls. In June the brethren elected Mr. Walls and Mr. Monsalvo to begin three-year terms July 1.

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