The Journal: News of the Churches of God at

Notes and Quotes
from the church of God

Encouraging Communication among the Churches of God
STAY INFORMED.  Join our Email List!

Notes and Quotes


'World Tomorrow' seeks presenters

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.--A weekly television program sponsored by The Church of God Worldwide Ministries recently began broadcasting on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. eastern time over Comcast Cable TV in Atlanta, Ga.

The program, called The World Tomorrow, is also available for viewing on the Web. Go to, then click on "Watch people TVnow."

"Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we are making continual progress with our part in the end-time work of God," said Pastor Darl E. Arbogast.

"We are still in need of a few more men who are converted Spokesman Club graduates to assist as presenters on our TV program."

For more information call (423) 465-8613.

Boy dies after anointing, parents convicted

OREGON CITY, Ore.--Christians Jeffrey and Marci Beagley were found guilty Feb. 2, 2010, of criminally negligent homicide in the death of their son Neil, 16, according to news reports at and elsewhere.

Neil died in 2008 of complications from a congenital urinary blockage after his parents prayed for his healing accompanied by anointing and the laying on of hands.

The Beagleys are members of the Followers of Christ Church.

"This is a signal to the religious community that they should be on notice that their activities will be scrutinized," Steven K. Green, a law professor at a university in Oregon, was quoted as saying.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 8, 2010.


Catch the vision in Kingsport

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--Organizers expect hundreds of participants from America, the Caribbean and elsewhere to attend the annual Catch the Vision Church Conference in Kingsport, Tenn., July 1-4, 2010.

The conference is sponsored yearly by congregations pastored by Gilford Monrose of Brooklyn and other Church of God 7th Day elders in the United States and elsewhere.

Since 2002, Catch the Vision conferences have drawn more than 1,500 youths and delegates representing more than 60 churches in the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil, South Africa, England and many Caribbean islands.

The conferences are meant to provide youth groups with an exciting, spiritual, jam-packed week of training and fellowship to inspire deeper commitment to youth ministry and provide the tools to serve congregations and communities, Mr. Monrose said.

Speakers and other leaders will include Tom Roberts, Devon Blackwood, Sharon Gamble-Bowen, Julie Rhymer, Rosemarie Downer, Stacy Sims, Alex Ciurana, Mylon Gadson and Israel Steinmetz.

Seminars will provide information for pastors, married couples and music makers.

"This conference can now benefit and be enjoyed by the whole family and church ministry leaders," noted an announcement at

Ministry opportunity

PORT AUSTIN, Mich.--Norman Edwards announces an employment opportunity for an "adventurous faith-filled" individual or couple.

Mr. Edwards' Port Austin Bible Campus is planning a program to house homeless persons at the facility.

"We are looking for one or more people who would like to live here and run this ministry," Mr. Edwards said.

The person or persons would handle applications for potential residents and interviews, manage furnishings and supplies, deal with difficulties and lead group Bible studies.

Room, board, transportation and other expenses would be provided, "as well as a means of earning discretionary spending money."

No formal credentials are necessary, "just a willing heart and spirit that does not give up easily."

For information write PABC, P.O. Box 474, Port Austin, Mich. USA 48467, or, or call (989) 738-7774.

E-mail evangelists

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--In 2009 handled 1,426 E-mails from the public containing questions about the Bible, webmaster Alan Ruth announced.

Since September 2002 the site has offered an unusual service in which mature Church of God members answer Bible questions directly from the public.

"These Christians, known collectively as the E-mail evangelists," Mr. Ruth said, "have tirelessly answered more than 9,000 questions since the service started."

The current E-mail–evangelist lineup: Al and Debra Murrey, Arnold Mendez Sr., Charlotte Grantham, Clay Willis, Eric Snow, Les Turvey, Margaret Vidal, Mike Summers, Rick and Eileen Beltz and Tommy West.

In 2009, the five most popular answers to questions submitted by the public were:

  • HOW and WHERE did the Apostle Paul die?
  • Does the Bible APPROVE of smoking POT (marijuana)?
  • What does THOU SHALL NOT KILL in the Ten Commandments MEAN?
  • WHY did Jesus on the cross say ELI ELI LAMA SABACHTHANI?
  • What was the NAME of Moses' wife?

Alan also stated that, for the first five months of 2010, has attracted 2,191,413 actual vistors and has had requested from it 4,838,540 Web pages containing study materials. These totals are an INCREASE of 38% and 29%, respectively, from the same period last year.

The site is projected to attract SIX MILLION actual vistors in 2010, which is two million MORE than the site received in 2009. ranks the site within the TOP 1% busiest on the entire Internet.


Church Links  -  Addresses  -  Church Logos  -  Finances  -  Photos  -   Memorial

The Study Library  -  In Transition  -  Messages Online  -  Live Services

Back Issues  -  Subscribe  -  Email List  -  Ad Rates  -  Site Map

© The Journal: News of the Churches of God