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Barbecue set for Aug. 19

PINE LEVEL, N.C.--The third annual Barbecue and Friends Get-Together is planned for Sunday, Aug. 19, at the American Legion building here, with the meal to start at 1 p.m.

Those attending are invited to come as early as they want and stay as late as they would like to fellowship.

For more information contact Fred Toole at (919) 934-7047 or Neal Brantley at (919) 965-9251.

New Bible study

ANAHEIM, Calif.--A new regular gathering, the Moseley Bible Study Group, meets in Southern California two Sabbaths a month. For more information contact organizer Mark Kaplan at (714) 776-2275 or

Born to broadcast

TYLER, Texas--Most airings of the Born to Win radio program across the United States are sponsored by individuals and small groups including congregations, said Ronald Dart, voice of the program and founder of Christian Educational Ministries.

Mr. Dart said listeners may think that sponsoring the broadcast is out of their financial reach. But commitments of as little as $2 a week are helpful and appreciated, he said.

Mr. Dart also offered a free tape of a sermon, "Legalism and Liberty."

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

Building Bridges picnic

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.--Building Bridges Minneapolis (BBM) announces that David Antion of Pasadena, Calif., founder of Guardian Ministries, will speak here the Sabbath of July 28. BBM also plans a picnic for Sunday, July 29, at Sullivan Lake Park in Columbia Heights, Minn.

For information contact Dona Fehr at or (763) 572-8377.

APU class commences

AZUSA, Calif.--Four students in the Ambassador Center of Azusa Pacific University received degrees in APU's commencement exercises May 5.

The Worldwide Church of God sponsored the Ambassador Center in 1997 after the church closed the last of three Ambassador University campuses, the one at Big Sandy, Texas. In some years AU had as many as 1,200 students.

Russell Duke, AU's last president, is the director of the Ambassador Center.

'Vision' publishes new issue

PASADENA, Calif.--Vision: Journal for a New World, the flagship publication of the Church of God an International Community, pastored by David Hulme of Monrovia, Calif., is out with Vol. 3, No. 2. The 68-page high-quality publication includes "Groundless Claims" (about where was Jesus buried and whether it matters), an article about the angelic realm and "Can Civilization Collapse?"

To request a free subscription, write P.O. Box 90607, Pasadena, Calif. 91109, U.S.A.

WCG's intermediate state

PASADENA, Calif.--In its updated statement of beliefs, published in the June issue of The Worldwide News, the Worldwide Church of God states that people, on dying, enter an "intermediate state" that lasts until the resurrection.

"Some [Bible] passages suggest a conscious intermediate state, and others an unconscious state," says the statement. "The Worldwide Church of God believes both views should be respected."

COG timeline

WODEN, Australia--The Christian Churches of God of Australia offers the "Timeline of the Churches of God," which shows the thread of history from the ministry of John the Baptist until the present.

The timeline, says CCG elder Wade Cox, deals with church doctrines and persecutions.

To request a copy, write P.O. Box 369, Woden, A.C.T. 2606, Australia, or visit on the Web.

Migratory trails

SYDNEY, Australia--Terry Blodgett, a professor of linguistics at Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, visited Australia and New Zealand in June to present his study on the linguistic influence of Hebrew on Indo-European languages, especially Germanic tongues such as English and German.

An organizing committee that included Church of God members Bruce Porteous of Auckland and Geoff Robertson of Brisbane helped make possible Professor Blodgett's visit, attended by 30 people in Auckland, 90 in Sydney and 85 in Brisbane.

Craig White of Sydney, coordinator of History Research Projects, which publishes Origin of Nations magazine, said tapes of Dr. Blodgett's lectures are available from HRP, GPO Box 864, Sydney 2001, Australia, for $20 in U.S. or Australian funds.

For more information, visit

Sabbath as a sign

GILLETTE, Wyo.--The May-June issue of The Sabbath Sentinel, for 52 years the magazine of the Bible Sabbath Association, includes "Keeping the Sabbath: Faith or Superstition," by Daniel Botkin, and an article about the Sabbath as a sign, by Sidney Davis.

It also contains an article by the Sentinel's new editor, Ken Ryland of Mulvane, Kan., "Who Is My Enemy?"

For a free subscription, contact the magazine at (888) 687-5191, or 3316 Alberta Dr., Gillette, Wyo. 82718, U.S.A.

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