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Church of God twins
Church of God members Greg and Vaneice Lincoln and their twin children were featured on NBC television's Dateline Feb. 9. The Lincolns, who live in Washington state, had conjoined twins a year ago. Surgeons separated them last September.
Parents and children are reportedly doing well.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--The local chapter of Building Bridges plans a meeting for the Sabbath of March 10, announced Dona Fehr of Minneapolis. Dennis Mouland of Palisade, Colo., will speak. For more information contact Dale or Dona Fehr at (763) 572-8377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYLER, Texas--Christian Educational Ministries offers a free cassette tape, "Embracing the Paradox," announced CEM founder Ronald Dart.
Mr. Dart, speaker on CEM's popular Born to Win radio broadcast, attempts to explain a "great paradox of Bible study" involving the Old Testament prophets.
The prophets "spoke simultaneously to their own generation and to the last generation of man before the end time," said Mr. Dart. "And, unless you understand what they were saying to their own generation, you are highly unlikely to understand what they say to our generation."
To request the tape call (903) 509-2999, or write P.O. Box 560, Whitehouse, Texas 75791, U.S.A.
UCG elders to Nigeria?
MILFORD, Ohio--President Les McCullough of the United Church of God has announced that elders Fred Kellers of Nashville, Tenn., and Dale Schurter of Easton, Pa., might visit Nigeria for Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread.
Both Mr. Kellers and Mr. Schurter have been in contact with Nigerian Sabbatarian Christians, said Mr. McCullough.
Booklets on origins
SYDNEY, Australia--Craig White has announced the availability of booklets about the origins of various people in PDF format from his Origin of Nations Web site. To download Who Are the Germans?; Decline and Fall of the Anglo-Saxon Nations; or Who Are the Asians and American Indians? visit Mr. White's site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/originalwcg.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.--Tom Lapacka, former pastor of the headquarters congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, Pasadena, Calif., has accepted a call to serve as executive director of the board for communication services of the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Mo.
Since 1997 Mr. Lapacka, 51, has pastored Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Castaic, Calif.
The former WCG elder has several college degrees, including a bachelor's in communications from Ambassador College, Bricket Wood, England, and a master's in reformation theology from Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.
LCG reports 2000 growth
SAN DIEGO, Calif.--The Living Church of God, headquartered here, announced that combined Sabbath attendance worldwide for 2000 reached 5,957, an increase of 747 people over 1999.
The LCG baptized 167 people in 2000, and the number of television and radio stations carrying the church's Tomorrow's World broadcast increased to 118 in 13 countries in five languages, said Robert Thiel, an LCG member who lives in Arroyo Grande, Calif.
The church also increased circulation of its magazine, also called Tomorrow's World, and published several booklets and Bible-course lessons.
Bicentennial coast to coast
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C., Canada--A participant in a 1976 coast-to-coast bicycle trip in honor of America's 200th birthday wants to get the cyclists together again for a reunion in July.
Lister Chen, who rode with a group of 90 Ambassador College students and Worldwide Church of God youths from the United States, Canada and Australia almost 25 years ago, seeks help in locating the former cyclists.
Ninety adventurers embarked from Fort Astoria, Ore., and pedaled to Fort Storey, Va., on a 66-day trek across America in the summer of 1976 in observance of America's bicentennial.
"I am presently writing a book on the trip and planning a reunion on July 3-4, 2001, in Jackson, Wyo.," Mr. Chen said.
He has scheduled the reunion for Jackson because the organizer of the 1976 event, Larry Haworth, lives there. In 1976 Mr. Haworth served on AC's physical-education faculty.
Mr. Chen asks for help in locating John Blood, Peter Boone, Steve Bruce, Larry Carmichael, Kay Duke, Claudia Dunnam, Julian Gehman, John Goble, Douglas Kranch, Kathleen Kranch, Mike Larson, Marty Laufer, Dave McKeever, Michael Osborn, Allyson Osborne, Lori Porter, Barry Richhart, Jeff Simcox, Mike Sullivan, Kevin Sumner, Matthew Thompson, Lois Watkins, Ryan Watkins and Sharon Wells.
He asks anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of the 1976 cyclists to write him at 8113 Princeton Cres., Prince George, B.C., Canada V2N 3V6, email@example.com. Or telephone him at (250) 964-3849.
He asks the cyclists themselves to contact him to sign up for the reunion or contribute their memories to his book.
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