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Come to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Julian Cruz reports there's still a chance that the CGOM-sponsored Feast of Tabernacles will take place as usual in the Alamo City--if enough people show enough interest in it soon.

Mr. Cruz, pastor of an independent congregation affiliated with the Churches of God Outreach Ministries, says if enough people are interested his congregation will play host to a Feast of Tabernacles observance at Park Inn, with a per-room charge of only $39 a night (compared with $46.50 last year).

"I have the contract to sign," Mr. Cruz told The Journal. The catch is that enough people must sign up to secure at least 30 rooms for eight days.

"The Park Inn will extend the time till the first or second week of May for us to decide to sign or not sign the contract."

Phone Mr. Cruz at (210) 333-7229. Or write him as soon as feasible at 219 Whitefield Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78223, U.S.A.

One God Seminars in Big Sandy

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--Kenneth Westby, founder of the Association for Christian Development, based here, has announced the second in the Association for Christian Development's series of "One God Seminars." The first took place in April 2002 in Seattle; the second is scheduled for Big Sandy, Texas, July 26-28.

The July program, Mr. Westby said, will feature eight presenters who will argue that God is in every way "one"; that is, that God is not a Trinity or binity but a "unity."

The most controversial consequence of the "unitarian" or "strict monotheistic" argument is the conclusion that--contrary to Trinitarian and binitarian (traditional WCG) doctrine--although Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God, He is not God.

Presenting, besides Mr. Westby, will be Anthony Buzzard of Atlanta, Ga., Gary Fakhoury of Exmore, Va., Paul Haney of Watertown, Conn., Charles Hunting of Sarasota, Fla., and others.

The location will be the building owned by the Church of God Big Sandy (although the church is not a sponsor of the program and is not a "unitarian" congregation), at 1106 W. Broadway.

For more information, visit Mr. Westby's Web site at , or write him at P.O. Box 4748, Federal Way, Wash. 98063, U.S.A., or

Meet the teacher

TYLER, Texas--Ronald Dart, founder of Christian Educational Ministries, plans a "Meet the Teacher" seminar for the Sabbath of May 10 in Springfield, Mo., at LampLighter Inn, 2820 N. Glenstone, beginning at 1 p.m.

For more information contact Mike or Gloria Anderson at (417) 833-0977 or

Or phone Larry Watkins at the CEM at (888) BIBLE-44, or write him at .

Broadcast slots available

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--John Hull, operations manager for AM radio station KDIA, 1640 on the dial, in San Francisco, invites Church of God preachers to contact him about Sunday-morning openings on his new Christian radio station.

"KDIA went on the air the 1st of September and is rapidly growing," Mr. Hull said. "We have a few Sunday time slots available and see that a couple of your ministries have radio broadcasts."

Phone Mr. Hull at (510) 222-4242 (extension 110), (510) 541-6860 or (916) 685-0533. Or write him at

Gerald Waterhouse golf weekend

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.--Some COG members plan the Gerald Waterhouse South Florida Golf Weekend for "all of the Churches of God" in Lake Worth, Fla., on Memorial Day weekend this year, announced an organizer, Mike Moore of Palm Beach Gardens.

The event, scheduled for May 25, is named in honor of traveling evangelist Gerald Waterhouse of the Worldwide Church of God and later the United Church of God, who died in September. Mr. Waterhouse was an avid golfer and Florida resident.

For more information see, or write Mr. Moore at .

Women's conference

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--United Christian Ministries plans a conference for women in Birmingham July 25-27, announced UCM founder Ray Wooten.

"A Woman's Walk With Christ" will serve as a "tribute of thanks" to Linda Hardy White of Carrollton, Texas, who, said Mr. Wooten, has been active in "pioneering these activities for Christian women."

For more information visit or write him at or P.O. Box 1505, Pelham, Ala. 35124, U.S.A.

Staff member engages

BIG SANDY, Texas--The maintainer of The Journal's Web site, Trey Cartwright, and Brandi Kurr are officially an item after Mr. Cartwright popped the question March 14. The wedding is planned for fall 2004.

Mr. Cartwright, son of Dixon and Linda Cartwright of Big Sandy, is a cinematography major at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Miss Kurr, daughter of Ray and Pam Kurr of Mounds, Okla., is a photography major at the University of Oklahoma.

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