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Notes and Quotes - Issue 102
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Katrina evacuees

PORT AUSTIN, Mich.--Norman Edwards announces that the Port Austin Bible Campus (PABC) in Michigan is offering medium-term accommodations to church members displaced by Hurricane Katrina, which attacked the U.S. Gulf Coast Aug. 29.

The accommodations would include "a place to stay and food to eat for a few months to a year or so," Mr. Edwards said.

The PABC would ask members to help out with various tasks of the PABC ministry as they are able.

"While PABC would like to help all people at this time of struggle, we are not able to accept a significant number of people who are unbelievers or would would oppose our understanding of Christianity," Mr. Edwards said.

For more information contact Mr. Edwards at PABC, P.O. Box 474, Port Austin, Mich. 48467, or, or (989) 738-7700.

CEG public lecture

ARCADIA, Calif.--Norbert Link of the Church of the Eternal God recently presented the church's first public Bible lecture here, speaking to 32 people on the unification of Europe and its implications.

"It was very exciting to be dealing with people directly after having put most of CEG's efforts into other mediums," said an attendee.


More lectures are planned as finances permit. Until then, the CEG is sending out CDs that contain Mr. Link's presentation.

Also available on CD are topics that include life after death, hope, Jesus' return, accountability and military service.

Write or CEG, P.O. Box 270519, San Diego, Calif. 92198, U.S.A.

Feast in Eureka

LANSING, Mich.--John Bensinger announces a Feast of Tabernacles observance at Eureka, Mo., near St. Louis, beginning the evening of Oct. 17.

Everybody is welcome, Mr. Bensinger said.

For more information contact Jeff Ledy at (517) 675-6383 or Matt Gaffney at (970) 532-0522. See also

Barn Party

HELENVILLE, Wis.--Hal Geiger announces the 11th annual Barn Party, planned and designed to "build bridges of friendship."

The party is set for Saturday night, Sept. 24, and will include old-fashioned fun and fellowship. Related events will run Friday night through Sunday.

"Bring along your homemade chili, cornbread or apple cider, enter the pie- and cookie-baking contest, listen to and participate in the local talent and hayride and warm yourself by the fire."

Camp sites are available on the grounds of the event, as well as motels and private homes. Call Hal and Scarlet Geiger for more information at (262) 593-5637, or write them at

Middle adults

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--Bill Jacobs of Life Resource Ministries announces a presentation series titled "Spiritual Growth and Human development," free for the asking.

Mr. Jacobs said that adults i the 34-60 age-group must learn to be "outward-looking," otherwise "they tend to stagnate, or become self-centered, inward and depressive."

Write or P.O. Box 66540, Albuquerque, N.M. 87193, U.S.A. Or call (505) 890-6806.

Don't expect

WESTBURY, Australia--Rod McQueen, longtime COG elder who quit the paid ministry to write, announces the launch of

Mr. McQueen's writings fall into three categories: (1) seeing God through His Works, (2) issues of faith and reason and (3) Bible teachings.

"Two articles of particular interest for many Journal readers," he said, "are 'Was Jesus God?' and 'The Age of the Earth.' Don't expect the typical explanations given by most COGers."

U.K. Feast information

LONDON, England--Peter Cross announces that information on "all the Festival of Tabernacles sites in the U.K." is available at his Web site,

Katrina changes Feast plans

HOLLISTER, Calif.--Fred Coulter has announced that, because of the destruction from Hurricane Katrina, his church, the Christian Biblical Church of God, is canceling its Feast site in the Foley, Ala., area and will instead sponsor sites at Waco, Texas, and Dunedin, Fla.

For more information contact Jack or Betty Thomas of Waco at (254) 772-0031. See also The observances begin the evening of Oct. 17.

Winter Family Weekend

MILFORD, Ohio--The United Church of God announces its Winter Family Weekend for 2005 in Louisville, Ky., Dec. 23-28.

"We are anticipating a possible record year of attendance with no less than four days full of fun and fellowship," said church president Clyde Kilough.

For information see

Winter Family Tournament

WEST CHESTER, Ohio--Jim O'Brien announces the annual Winter Family Tournament for Lexington, Ky., beginning Dec. 23. For more information write or visit See also an announcement on page 19 of this issue of The Journal.

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