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Hugh Mauck dies

HENDERSON, Nev.--Hugh Mauck, a longtime Worldwide Church of God member and former WCG employee, died here Nov. 30.

Mr. Mauck, 82, died of "cardiac problems," said his pastor, Ken Peterson of Las Vegas.

Mr. Mauck, writing in the June 1999 issue of The Journal, said he was the oldest living graduate of Ambassador College. He graduated from AC, Pasadena, Calif., in 1958 at age 39.

Write Mr. Mauck's wife, Joan, at 2532 Furnace Creek Ave., Henderson, Nev. 89014, U.S.A.

Ambassador reunion

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A reunion of students and faculty members of Ambassador College (which became Ambassador University in 1994) is set for Saturday, Jan. 19, in Nashville.

Scheduled is a dance Saturday night with hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided for $15 per person, according to an announcement made in some Church of God congregations recently.

If you plan to attend, and for more information, organizers Phil and Elaine McCollum request that you contact them at (615) 595-0565 or

Former Ambassador students and faculty members are invited.

Ambassador, sponsored by the Radio/Worldwide Church of God, began in 1947 in Pasadena, Calif., and closed in 1997 in Big Sandy, Texas. It operated at times on three campuses, which also included one in Bricket Wood, England.

Women's E-zine

LABADIE, Mo.--A Church of God member plans to launch a Web site in January that she says will be an E-zine (electronic magazine) for Christian women.

Nancy Vandemark of Labadie says she sees a need for an outlet for essays and Bible studies that would focus on "life in Christ" rather than "endless doctrinal debates." Check it out at

Don Tiger's site up

NAPERVILLE, Ill.--Don Tiger's Web site, devoted to a library and archives of WCG founder Herbert W. Armstrong's materials, is up and running again. It's at

Not the same old horizons

LINCOLN, England--The November-December issue of New Horizons, published by the Churches of God Outreach Ministries, is available. Articles include "Wake-up Call to the West," "Israel in Perspective," "Lady Liberty Speaks" and "From Alpha to Omega."

For a copy, write P.O. Box 54621, Tulsa, Okla. 74155, U.S.A., or Europeans and others may write Box 2525, Lincoln, LN5 7PF, England; or

Sorcery and Harry Potter

FLINT, Texas--Garner Ted Armstrong has a new brochure out about the Harry Potter phenomenon: Witchcraft, Sorcery and Harry Potter.

"Did Jesus Christ ever dabble in sorcery?" asks Mr. Armstrong, founder of the Intercontinental Church of God. "Did He enjoy stories about witchcraft and goblins? Did He ever try to fly on a broom?"

For the brochure, write GTA Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 747, Flint, Texas 75762, U.S.A., or

More on Harry Potter

MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God an International Association is also writing about the Harry Potter experience. To read "Harry Potter and the Bible: Occult Fantasy in Perspective," in the new issue of The Good News, write P.O. Box 541027, Cincinnati, Ohio 45254, U.S.A., or visit

5,000 articles on the Web

DANA POINT, Calif.--Mike Fabian, who first noticed WCG founder Herbert W. Armstrong's television broadcast in the 1970s, has a new Web site.

"I was transfixed by [Mr. Armstrong's] voice, honesty and authority," said Mr. Fabian.

Similarly, he noticed Philadelphia Church of God founder Gerald Flurry on television in 1994.

So Mr. Fabian compiled 5,000 news articles about world events and sent them to Mr. Flurry over the next three years.

"They [the PCG] seemed to be ignoring or suppressing them as the church grew larger," said Mr. Fabian, "but I knew that they still should be shared with God's called-out children."

To check out Mr. Fabian's compilation, visit his site at

Small, humble, effective

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--"As the end of the year approaches, please remember this small, humble service," asks Alan Ruth of Farmington Hills.

Small and humble his service may be, but the Barnabas Ministries Web site is still the largest Church of God Web presence on the Internet, even though it is operated after hours by a man with a full-time day job.

The site, though run on a shoestring with the help of a few of Mr. Ruth's friends, is expensive for one man to finance.

"We know there are lots of worthy charities and efforts vying for your contributions," he said. "Yet, if the site has made a difference in your life, please consider sending a few dollars our way to keep the Bible materials coming to visitors around the world."

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