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Hanukkah in prophecy

HAWKINS, Texas--Tim and Angie Kelley will present a one-day seminar, "Hanukkah in Prophecy: Past, Present and Future," in the Mineola (Texas) Civic Center the Sabbath of Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.

Three speaking sessions will focus on how Hanukkah fits into major prophecies, Mr. Kelley said.

"In addition to the speaking sessions, we'll enjoy a fellowship meal including various Hanukkah snacks, singing and an evening of Hebraic dance."

For more information call (903) 769-2750 or write

Month of Abib

BIRKENHEAD, England--Gerald Kirby, pastor of the North West Church of God, announces a free videotape, The Month of Abib: The Firstfruit Harvest and Its Spiritual Meaning, which includes footage Mr. Kirby and friends shot in Israel.

"Those who have now seen this documentary, even those with no connection to the Churches of God, found it so interesting that the North West Church of God would like to make the 30-minute video available to all who are interested in this subject and God's firstfruit harvest," he said.

To order it, write North West Church of God, P.O. Box 288, Birkenhead CH42 3WG, England, or visit

Americans and Canadians may write Smoking Mountain Films, P.O. Box 1024, Creswell, Ore. 97426, U.S.A.

Family Fellowship Weekend

BIG SANDY, Texas--The Church of God Big Sandy's annual Family Fellowship Weekend has been postponed a week, announced church pastor Dave Havir. The new dates: Friday, Dec. 31, through Sunday, Jan. 2.

Activities will include a brunch, seminar, church service, dinner, variety show and family dance.

For more information visit or write P.O. Box 690, Big Sandy, Texas 75755, U.S.A.

New recordings

SILVER SPRING, Md.--A Church of God member and poet, Barri Armitage, has released Oh, Lord, My Light, her second professionally produced compact disc and cassette tape with 16 inspirational songs.

Vocalists include her husband, Dave, who sings with a Grammy-winning choir, the Washington Chorus; her son, David Jr., who has sung for Church of God special music and choirs; and Cheryl Branham, a music professor and former assistant director and soprano in the Washington Chorus.

Accompanists are pianist Rachel Franklin; David Myrick, pianist and violinist; flutist Tarah Drawbaugh; Cynthia Cathcart, wire-strung harpist; and guitarist and recording engineer Steve Carr.

The CD is $15, the cassette $12 and a set of song sheets $8 (including postage).

Mrs. Armitage's first release is also still available for the same prices. Buyers outside the United States should add $1. Maryland residents need to add 5 percent sales tax.

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

UCG Winter Family Weekend

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--"Come Dance With Me" is the theme of an evening of dinner and dancing sponsored by the United Church of God in Louisville as part of its Winter Family Weekend.

Dinner begins at 7 p.m., with the dance following at 8:30, on Saturday, Dec. 25, in the Grand Belle Hall of the Clarion Resort.

For more information, write Registration is available at

A fee of $25 covers the steak dinner. The dance with no meal requires a $5 cover charge.

COG Cincinnati's and COG Lexington's Winter Family Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky.--The Winter Family Tournament is set for the Marriott Hotel and Lexington Ice Center Dec. 22-26, announced organizer Jim O'Brien of Liberty Township, Ohio.

Activities will include dances, a pool party, basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football and children's games, plus a children's story hour, Sabbath classes and many other activities.

For information including entry fees, see the announcement on page 15 of this issue of The Journal. Or visit or call (513) 755-0040.

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