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Booklet and the Feast

HALIFAX, N.S., Canada--The Church of God Halifax is giving away the booklet When I Die, What Happens Next?, by Garner Ted Armstrong, announced Alex Nicholson.

Mr. Nicholson also told of plans for a Feast of Tabernacles site sponsored by the Intercontinental Church of God, Tyler, Texas, here for 2004. For a free copy of the booklet or for information about Feast plans, phone Mr. Nicholson at (902) 446-3790, or write him at

The cloud, not the crowd

SILVER SPRING, Md.--Barri Armitage plans to release her second CD, Follow the Cloud, in time for the spring feast days.

Mrs. Armitage has poetically adapted scriptures and set them to Israeli folk melodies. Songs on the CD include "He Carries Us Gently," "Turn and Be Healed," "No Greater Love," "That They May Be One" and "Follow the Cloud."

Her earlier 16-song CD, Think on These Things, is still available and includes "Healed by His Stripes," "Bought with a Price" and "Under the Shadow of His Wings."

For information visit, or write 13904 N. Gate Dr., Silver Spring, Md. 20906, U.S.A.

Zeal needs knowledge

WIXOM, Mich.--Is Jesus the promised Messiah of the Old Testament's prophecies? Is Christianity derived from ancient pagan mystery religions? Is the New Testament historically reliable? Is Jesus God according to the New Testament?

For answers to these questions read Eric Snow's new book, A Zeal For God Not According to Knowledge.

Find it at or Or order directly from Mr. Snow ($40 for softcover, $50 for hardcover) at 20 Oak Hollow, Suite 260, Southfield, Mich. 48034, U.S.A.

For more information see

One God Seminars

AUBURN, Wash.--Kenneth Westby of the Association for Christian Development, based here, has announced two more presenters to be part of the lineup for his One God Seminars, scheduled for the Washington, D.C., area the weekend of May 14-16.

Sean Finnegan of Morrow, Ga., and Charles Hunting of Sarasota, Fla., will present the view of unitary monotheists, joining several others including Anthony Buzzard of Fayetteville, Ga., Gary Fakhoury of Nassawadox, Va., Paul Haney of Watertown, Conn., Art Mokarow of Montgomery, Texas, Jonathan Sjordal of Culpeper, Va., and Mr. Westby.

Also on the agenda, David Antion of Pasadena, Calif., will impart the contrarian--binitarian--point of view. The traditional doctrine on the nature of God of the Worldwide Church of God and most groups descended from it is binitarianism, or the belief that God is a family of two supreme beings.

Write the ACD for a reservation package at P.O. Box 4748, Federal Way, Wash. 98063, U.S.A., or

See also the ACD's advertisement on page 19 of this issue of The Journal.

Special Sabbath

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--The Greater Phoenix Church of God sponsored a special Sabbath meeting at Orange Tree Golf Resort Feb. 21, with 108 in attendance, including David and Molly Antion of Guardian Ministries, Pasadena, Calif., announced minister Bob Simpson.

Dr. Antion, the guest speaker, delivered a sermon, "What Is Worship?," and presented a seminar called "Including Individuals and Groups Emphasizing the Similarities Instead of Differences, Without Compromising Your Beliefs and Principles."

John Vonderhaar emceed; Betty Cookman played piano.

Ashlee and Morgan Shortridge and J.D. Vonderhaar presented piano solos. Tonya Vonderhaar sang, as did father-and-daughter duo Harry and Sarah Gunderson. Organizers were Ron and Donna Kearney.

Jackson Feast

JACKSON, Tenn.--The Jackson Church of God has plans for a Feast observance at Jackson for 2004 beginning the evening of Sept. 29, announced Bill Shults of Hungry Hearts Ministries.

"This is going to be one really fantastic time in the Lord," he said. "Keep us in mind."

For more information call (731) 668-8477, or write P.O. Box 3741, Jackson, Tenn. 38303, U.S.A.

Feast with the Ashcrafts

RED SPRINGS, Texas--Jerry and Mickey Ashcraft announce they have a place for Feast of Tabernacles observers to camp out for the 2004 observance.

The Ashcrafts own The Lions RV Park, with 18 campsites for rent, with full hookups for recreational vehicles or tents, two bathhouses and a cabin. The facility is within a few miles of several Feast of Tabernacles observances, including several in the Big Sandy area, eight miles away.

For information call Mr. or Mrs. Ashcraft at (903) 858-2367, write them at, or visit

"It's a perfect spot on a beautiful private lake for Feast of Tabernacles camping in the East Texas piney woods," said Mrs. Ashcraft.

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