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Charles Hunting dies

SARASOTA, Fla.--Charles F. Hunting, 92, died at 5:15 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2011, in Sarasota.

Mr. Hunting was a former evangelist-ranked minister in the Worldwide Church of God and presiding deputy chancellor over the Bricket Wood, England, campus of Ambassador College.

He coauthored, with Sir Anthony Buzzard, the book The Trinity: Christianity's Self-Inflicted Wound.

See more information in Mr. Hunting's obituary on page 15 of this issue of The Journal.

UCM founder recovering

ROANOKE, Ind.--Ray Wooten, founder and president of United Christian Ministries, is recovering after a heart attack he suffered on Nov. 19, 2011. His treatment included the removal of a blood clot and installation of a stent in a heart artery.

Write Mr. Wooten at UCM, P.O. Box 608, Roanoke, Ind. 46783, U.S.A., or

Sabbath Sentinel editor recovering

MULVANE, Kan.--Ken Ryland, editor of the Bible Sabbath Association's Sabbath Sentinel magazine, is recovering after a heart attack Dec. 1, 2011, and subsequent quadruple-bypass surgery.

Write Mr. Ryland at Bible Sabbath Association, 802 NW 21st Ave., Battle Ground, Wash. 98604, U.S.A., or

Central Texas COG's new building

TEMPLE, Texas--The Central Texas Church of God plans to have a new building for the congregation by the end of December 2011 and a grand opening, to which everybody will be invited, in early 2012. For more information write the church at P.O. Box 3822, Temple, Texas 76505, U.S.A. See also

Last Servants' News

PORT AUSTIN, Mich.--Norman Edwards announced that the last issue of Servants' News magazine went out recently through postal mail.

Although Servants' News will not continue, another publication has begun: Shepherd's Voice. SN readers will automatically receive the new publication.

To receive the last SN or subscribe to Shepherd's Voice, write Mr. Edwards, Port Austin Bible Campus, P.O. Box 474, Port Austin, Mich. 48467, U.S.A., or

CGWA's new chairman and HQ plans

AUSTIN, Texas--The president of the Church of God a Worldwide Association, Jim Franks, announced in a "Dear Brethren" letter Nov. 3, 2011, the name of the first permanent chairman of the church's board.

He also released Feast-attendance figures for 2011.

Mr. Franks announced that the church's ministerial board on Oct. 31 selected Joel Meeker of St. Louis, Mo., as its first permanent chairman.

And "our highest actual attendance on a holy day in the U.S. this year was 5,002," he said. He estimated "worldwide" attendance at "close to 9,500."

The CGWA president also informed church members concerning a committee's quest for a church-headquarters location.

"The task force has put forward six cities for us to consider," he said. For more information go to

CGC's Winter Family Weekend

CINCINNATI, Ohio--The Church of God Cincinnati (CGC) and its sister congregation in Lexington, Ky., invite everyone to the "15th Annual Winter Family Weekend" in Lexington Dec. 23-27, 2011.

For information on discounted lodging at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, contact Jim O'Brien at P.O. Box 1811, West Chester, Ohio 45071, U.S.A. See also

Another AC reunion

PASADENA, Calif.--Another Ambassador College reunion is in the offing, this one specifically for AC students from 1964 through 1972 who were part of the Ambassador College Band in Pasadena and AC and WCG traveling troupes such as the AC Fun Show and Garner Ted Armstrong's America Listen! variety show.

The plans include a reunion with Joseph Bauer, the band leader in Pasadena in those years.

For more information write organizer Carol Taylor at, or call (909) 933-0783.

Sabbath association's Web site is back

LONDON, England--Robert Taylor announces that the Bible Sabbath Association UK's Web site is back up. It's at Mr. Taylor founded the BSA UK in 2005.


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