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Howard Clark dies

GASQUET, Calif.--Howard Clark, 72, former elder of the Worldwide Church of God and photographer for WCG and Ambassador College publications, died Oct. 14 at his home here.

Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Beverly, and five grown children.

Mrs. Clark receives mail at P.O. Box 246, Gasquet, Calif. 95543, U.S.A.

Tolu Ha'angana dies

MILFORD, Ohio--Tolu Ha'angana, elder of the United Church of God, based here, and former elder of the Worldwide Church of God, died after a long illness at his home on the island of Tonga on Oct. 22, which was also the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. Ha'angana and his wife, Sela.

Besides his wife, Mr. Ha'angana is survived by three grown sons.

Mrs. Ha'angana receives E-mail at and P.O. Box 127, Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

Jimmy Brown dies

JEFFERSON, Texas--Jimmy Brown, writer, photographer, World War II veteran and humorist known to many Church of God members in and around Big Sandy, died in a nursing home here Oct. 31 after an illness of several months.

Mr. Brown, 82, was a friend of Worldwide Church of God founder Herbert W. Armstrong and many other Church of God members.

He had been a reporter, photographer and columnist for The Associated Press and, in East Texas, The Gladewater Mirror and The Gilmer Mirror and was a familiar figure with his Nikon, jeans, T-shirt and tennis shoes while shooting photos during the Feast of Tabernacles and other WCG functions in Big Sandy.

In the early '90s Mr. Brown was a frequent guest lecturer in mass-communication classes at Ambassador University.

Gilmer Mirror editor Mac Overton referred to Mr. Brown as an "unforgettable character" and "a genuine American hero."

Mr. Brown was survived by his seriously ill wife, Sonja, also 82, who, coincidentally, died a few hours after Mr. Brown died.

'Born to Win' offers tape on the last breakfast

TYLER, Texas--Christian Educational Ministries offers a free cassette tape of a message by CEM founder and director Ronald L. Dart when he spoke at a Christian Renewal Conference in Chicago, Ill. The message is titled "The Last Breakfast."

"I often reflect on the last breakfast Jesus had with His disciples," Mr. Dart said. "Yes, there was a last breakfast, later than the last supper. It was on that early morning in Galilee when the disciples had gone back to fishing and had fished all night catching nothing. Jesus had prepared a breakfast of fish cooked over open coals, and after that breakfast He had a much-needed talk with Simon Peter.

To request a tape, contact CEM at (903) 509-2999, P.O. Box 560, Whitehouse, Texas 75791, U.S.A., or .

Divine tabernacle

LINCOLN, England--The November-December issue of the Church of God Outreach Ministries' New Horizons magazine features articles that include "Is Jesus God?," "Why I Don't Do Christmas," "You and the Law," "Theology: Who Needs It?" and "Jesus: The Divine Tabernacle."

It's free, announced James McBride of the CGOM and pastor of the Churches of God UK. Write the CGOM at P.O. Box 54621, Tulsa, Okla. 74155, U.S.A.; ; P.O. Box 2525, Lincoln LN5 7PF, England; or . In the United States phone (800) 611-8080. In Britain phone 01526 861217.

Web site back online

TYLER, Texas--The Web site sponsored by a group called simply the Church of God, with mailing addresses in Sabinal, Texas, and Hustisford, Wis., is again posting fresh audio-sermon files, announced Don Goddard of Tyler.

The preparation of audio files was interrupted with the flooding last summer of a residence in the San Antonio (Texas) area where the files were prepared, said Mr. Goddard.

The site contains nearly 500 sermon and Bible-study files for streaming or download in English and Spanish.

The church's Web site is at, with a sister site based in Chile at

Write the Church of God at P.O. Box 158, Sabinal, Texas 78881, U.S.A., or P.O. Box 406, Hustisford, Wis. 53034, U.S.A. Phone numbers are (830) 278-5572 (Sabinal) and (920) 349-3604 (Hustisford).

Fund building

GILMER, Texas--The building fund for the Gilmer congregation of the United Church of God stands at $47,901.70, on its way to a goal of $75,000.

The congregation has secured land on the north side of Big Sandy to construct its new building. Meanwhile the congregation meets in rented facilities in Gilmer, Hawkins and Longview, Texas.

The Gilmer church solicits donations to the fund. If you are a UCG member, according to a printed notice from UCG officials, any donation you make "should be above your regular tithes and offerings."

To donate, write Melton McNeely, P.O Box 492, Hawkins, Texas 75765, U.S.A.

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