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Reporting on the Feast

BIG SANDY, Texas--The Journal is still accepting reports from the 2001 Feast of Tabernacles. To submit yours, see the guidelines on page 24 of the Sept. 30 issue. Please limit write-ups to 300 words each.

United searches for next president

MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God an International Association (UCG) has begun its search for the next UCG president. The governing council of elders conducted a process to allow the 400-member general conference to nominate elders for consideration.

The conference nominated 23 men. A total of nine of the 23 have indicated they would serve if elected.

The nine still in the running, in alphabetical order, are Gary Antion, Cincinnati, Ohio; Aaron Dean, Gladewater, Texas; Matt Fenchel, Cincinnati; Roy Holladay, Hawkins, Texas; Clyde Kilough, Antelope, Calif.; Dennis Luker, Bothell, Wash.; current president Les McCullough, Cincinnati; Jim O'Brien, Cincinnati; and Richard Pinelli, Cincinnati.

Just what do you mean Islam?

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--Ken Westby, founder of the Association for Christian Development, offers a new brochure: "What's Wrong With Islam? The Truth You Are Not Being Told."

The brochure explores "events and facts not normally discussed or considered in the constant media prattle intended to inform us about Islam and terrorism," said Mr. Westby.

For a copy write ACD, P.O. Box 4748, Federal Way, Wash. 98063, U.S.A., or

Sister of WCG pastor died in Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK--The sister of Frank Ancona, Worldwide Church of God pastor in Winston-Salem and Mount Airy, N.C., died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.

Sue Pinto, who was not a WCG member, worked for the securities firm Cantor Fitzgerald on the 103rd floor of the north tower, according to the October edition of The Worldwide News, a WCG member newsletter.

On Oct. 13 about 400 people attended a memorial service in St. Patrick's Church on Staten Island. On Oct. 16 the family learned that Mrs. Pinto's body had been identified, a WCG source told The Journal. She was found Sept. 18, but positive identification came only on the weekend of the memorial.

Greatest time of trouble

TYLER, Texas--Longtime Church of God evangelist Garner Ted Armstrong said that, with the terrorist attacks on the United States and the country's armed response, "we have entered a time of trouble such as you and I have never known."

Mr. Armstrong has posted seven commentaries or articles on his web site ( since Sept. 12 and has preached at least a dozen times about the situation.

Mr. Armstrong has compiled five of the articles and commentaries in a brochure titled "Greatest Time of World Trouble in History!"

The articles address issues such as the hysteria over anthrax.

Write the GTA Evangelist Association, P.O. Box 747, Flint, Texas 75762, U.S.A.; call (903) 561-7070; or E-mail

GTA on Direct TV

TYLER, Texas--The Garner Ted Armstrong television program is on the new Dream Network at channel 221 on Direct TV all over the United States.

The program will air Tuesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. central time starting Oct. 30.

CGI elders meet

TYLER, Texas--The ministerial council of the Church of God International met here Oct. 27 and 28.

In attendance were Ben Chapman, Ogden, Utah, chairman; Loren Chamberlain, Seaside, Calif., secretary; Charles Groce and Bronson James, Tyler; Ken Register, Springfield, Mo.; Bob Tackett, Salt Lick, Ky.; and Bill Watson, Brunswick, Ohio.

The council extended the terms of Mr. Tackett and Mr. Watson for three years.

All CGI ministers and their wives are invited to the CGI general conference, scheduled for Nov. 9-11 at Land-Between-the-Lakes, Ky.

FOT 2002 already

ANAHEIM, Calif.--Christian Commandment Keepers plans to keep next year's Feast of Tabernacles in the Washington, D.C., area, announced Mark Kaplan of Anaheim. For information see

Persistent URL

GOLD RIVER, Calif.--Ducky's Pub and Village (for former Worldwide Church of God employees) has a new PURL, announced Melissa Prohs.

A PURL (persistent uniform resource locator) is better than an ordinary URL, or Internet address, said Mrs. Prohs, in that a PURL site can keep the same address even if its service provider moves.

Ducky's new, persistent address:

Check for "major improvements" to the site, said Mrs. Prohs.

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