Notes and quotes

Jim Aschenbrenner dies

AURORA, Colo.--Jim Aschenbrenner, 55, pastor of an independent Church of God congregation, died Aug. 21 after suffering a massive aneurysm.

He is survived by his wife, Carma, five children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Aschenbrenner receives mail at 8824 E. Florida Ave., No. G-12, Denver, Colo. 80231, U.S.A.

Confident women

BIG SANDY, Texas--The East Texas Women's Conference plans its 2003 meeting, called "The Confident Christian Woman II: Finding Balance in Your Life," for March 14-16 in the building owned by the Church of God Big Sandy.

Women of any Church of God persuasion are invited, says Nancy Francis of Big Sandy, an organizer.

For more information call Shelly Howell at (800) 946-5545 or Mrs. Francis at (903) 636-5714 (after 5 p.m.). Or visit

Non-COG Feast planned

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Bring your shofars and tambourines, advises Horst Selent, who says up to 1,000 people are expected for this first-time "Succot" outside of Asheville, N.C.

Attendance is expected to about be half Messianic Jews.

For more information, visit

Ben Chapman in Houston

KATY, Texas--Ben Chapman of Provo, Utah, an elder of the Church of God International, will deliver a sermon here the Sabbath of Sept. 14, announced George Crow of Katy.

Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Select, 14703 Park Row, in Katy.

For more information call Dwight Cavin, (979) 233-1985, Mr. Crow, (281) 391-9275, or the hotel, (281) 558-5580.

Calendar conference

DALLAS, Texas--One of the organizers of the 1997 calendar conference in Dallas is thinking about sponsoring another one, this time in early 2003.

"Please respond if you would be interested in attending or speaking," said Michael Turner.

Write Mr. Turner at 780 Hart Rd., Fairview, Texas 75069, U.S.A., or call him at (972) 569-9175.

Last-minute FOT change

SYDNEY, Australia--A Feast of Tabernacles site sponsored by friends of Garner Ted Armstrong will take place in Sydney, not in Albury as previously announced.

For more information contact coordinator Duson Zubavik at, or telephone 1300 885 066.

The observance will begin the evening of Sept. 20.

CEG Feast

DERBYSHIRE, England--A Feast observance sponsored by the Church of the Eternal God is planned for Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, announced Brian Gale, an organizer.

Norbert Link will visit from the U.S.A., with his wife, Johanna.

For information write

Feast in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Wash.--The Cascade Christian Forum plans the Feast of Tabernacles here beginning the evening of Oct. 20 in a popular mountain setting.

Brooks Wilson, an organizer, said the Feast will take place on the Wenatchee River near Highway 2.

For more information call Mr. Wilson at (509) 763-9940, or write P.O. Box 288, Leavenworth, Wash. 98826, U.S.A. Or visit

Fund grows

GILMER, Texas--The Gilmer congregation of the United Church of God reports that it has signed a contract to buy a 10-acre building site on the north side of Big Sandy just off Texas Highway 155.

The congregation meets in the Gilmer Civic Center, Hawkins High School and a Ramada Inn in Longview.

The congregation has $52,882 in its fund for a new building. To donate, write Melton McNeely, P.O. Box 492, Hawkins, Texas 75765, U.S.A.

Sabbath singles

BIGGS, Calif.--Mike Kawasaki reminds unmarrieds about his Sabbath Singles' Connection. Write Mr. Kawasaki at P.O. Box 647, Biggs, Calif. 95917, U.S.A., or . Or visit

Feast in October

BIG SANDY, Texas--Jim Ussery invites Feastgoers to go to Gulf Shores, Ala., or Eureka Springs, Ark., for the Feast of Tabernacles this year beginning the evening of Oct. 20.

For more information write Mr. Ussery at P.O. Box 1291, Big Sandy, Texas 75755, U.S.A., or

Feast at Treasure Island

AMARILLO, Texas--There's still time to register for the Christian Church of God's Feast of Tabernacles observance in Treasure Island, Fla., near St. Petersburg, announced CCG pastor Jeff Booth.

Services and accommodations will be available in the Bilmar Beach Resort, right on the Gulf of Mexico.

For more information on this "fantastic family festival," said Mr. Booth, call (806) 353-4400 or write .

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