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Growing in the Word

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn.--"Yes, We Can Overcome!" is the lead article in Bryn Hendrickson's latest issue of Growing in the Word. To subscribe or for more information about the newsletter, write Mr. Hendrickson at 8701 Green Haven Dr., Brooklyn Park, Minn. 55445, or

Abib hunt

KENDALL, N.Y.--Brian Convery announces "Abib Search 2004 in Israel," starting in March.

Each year Mr. Convery and a few friends visit the Holy Land to search for a certain kind of barley that, he says, determines for that year the precise dating of the yearly festivals.

The questing schedule includes March 18, lower Galilee, coastal plain and Jerusalem; March 19, upper Galilee and coast; March 21, the Negev; and March 22, the Jordan Valley.

For more information see

Prophetic insight

TYLER, Texas--The Intercontinental Church of God announces a new free booklet, The Long Tradition of Prophetic Insight and Accuracy.

It includes excerpts of writings from Herbert W. and Garner Ted Armstrong from as far back as the 1950s.

"It includes my dad's writings during the Cuban missile crisis," said Mark Armstrong, president of operations for the ICG. "It includes my dad's writings just prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. It includes a brief history of Israel's role in the Middle East."

For a free copy contact the ICG at P.O. Box 1117, Tyler, Texas 74710, U.S.A., or visit the ICG on the Web at

Passover service at home

LINCOLN, England--James McBride of the Churches of God UK announces a guide to conducting Passover services at home. For a free copy contact Mr. McBride at or P.O. Box 2525, Lincoln LN5 7PF, England.

David's tomb

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C.--Gary Arvidson announces a seminar in Kings Mountain about the search for King David's "lost tomb and treasure."

The meetings are set for Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 to 4 at a Travelodge here.

Speakers will be Michael Germano of Cullowhee, N.C., David Sielaff of San Diego, Calif., and Mr. Arvidson.

For more information contact Mr. Arvidson at 2451 County Line Rd., Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086, U.S.A., or

Doctrine of Pharisees

LOVELAND, Colo.--A new booklet is available from David Kenders, The Doctrine of the Pharisees.

The pamphlet "lays bare the modern-day Pharisees and their doctrines," said Mr. Kenders.

"This is a must read for every believer who feels bombarded by the flurry of doctrinal divergences that are upon all of us."

Write 7411 WCR 24H, Loveland, Colo. 80538, or, or phone (970) 667-6616.

Catch the vision

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--Gilford Monrose, pastor of an independent Church of God Seventh Day congregation in New York, announces the "Catch the Vision" conference in Orlando, Fla., June 30 through July 4.

"We are bringing together many churches from the East Coast and the Caribbean for this four-day event," he said.

The conference is a good place for Church of God ministries to distribute materials and subscription offers, he said.

"Your church, ministry or youth group can be a sponsor for a suggested donation of $250," he said.

For more information contact Mr. Monrose at or (718) 287-2152.

Feast updates on the Web

RIPLEY, W.Va.--Joel Bair is working on a new Web site for a Church of God fellowship that meets here, announced Lyle and Kathy Kerby of Grantsville, W.Va. Mrs. Kerby said the site will also post information about a Feast of Tabernacles observance at Myrtle Beach, S.C., that will be sponsored in 2004 by the Ripley group and by the Church of God Big Sandy. To visit the site go to

Note on plagiarism

ALLEGAN, Mich.--Pam Dewey notes that, in light of the "HWA Is Not Guilty" item in "Notes and Quotes" in the Dec. 31 issue, The Journal might want to mention an article by Norman Edwards that offers evidence and arguments that Herbert W. Armstrong did in fact lift material from a British-Israelism book by J.H. Allen.

See Mr. Edwards' article at

The Journal turns 7

BIG SANDY, Texas--The newspaper you're holding in you hands marks the 84th issue of The Journal: News of the Churches of God. That's seven years.

The Journal, published by Dixon and Linda Cartwright of Big Sandy, began with the February 1997 issue. The Journal was inspired by, although not affiliated with, In Transition, published by John Robinson of Berne, Ind., from 1995 to 1997.

This issue of The Journal includes many photos and several other graphics, besides the Connections advertising section. Don't forget to subscribe to the print version of The Journal to read all the news and features previewed here.

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