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Exciting News & Updates from UCGIA

DRIVE: New UCG Short Film

December 30, 2011

We were created with a desire to work, and work hard, at something we believe in. God gives us talents and He expects us to use them. Our talent is the fuel that drives us.

As the apostle Peter wrote: “As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10, NASB). Each of us have been blessed with God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.

View this new short film from the United Church of God and the producers of Beyond Today television: “Drive.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

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“Beyond Today” Record Response and “Word Network” Update

December 28, 2011

Beyond Today Posts Another Record High Response

Beyond Today program “What is the Real Meaning of Christ’s Birth?” hosted by Darris McNeely, aired on Sunday, December 18, 2011. This episode generated record-setting response out of the 24 programs aired since July 10, 2011. It attracted 1,198 responses.

Please see below for the top ten programs aired since July 2011. It’s interesting to note that even many of our repeat programs are doing better the second time around, showing that our television audience is growing:

Word Network Update

Also, as a reminder, beginning December 29, 2011, our programs will air twice a week on the Word Network at the following airtimes. Please note that we switched from Tuesdays to Thursdays, so you may have to update your congregation announcement bulletins:

  • Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. EST; 4:30 p.m. CST; 3:30 p.m. MST; 2:30 p.m. PST.
  • Sundays at 1:30 a.m. EST; 12:30 a.m. CST; 11:30 p.m. MST (Saturday); 10:30 p.m. PST (Saturday).

While the Thursday airtimes on the Word Network were selected to test weekday viewership and response in the United States, the Sunday/Saturday airtimes were chosen especially to reach points eastward during Sunday daylight hours in many nations. While viewers should check their local listings for Word Network cable channels, all of its DIRECTV satellite programming can be seen on channel 373 around the world.

Finally, we greatly appreciate your constant prayers for the Church and its critical work around the globe.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

December 28, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Live Webcasts: Cincinnati Winter Family Weekend

December 23, 2011

Two live webcasts will be broadcast from the United Church of God’s Winter Family Weekend being held December 23 through 27 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The two webcasts are at the following times:

  • Friday night Bible study, December 23 — 7:30 p.m. EST — presented by Matthew Fenchel.
  • Sabbath service, December 24 — 2:30 p.m. EST — presented by Greg Thomas.

You may join this live, free webcast at members.ucg.org/content/sabbath-webcast.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 23, 2011 Posted by | Home Office, Media and Communications, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2 Timothy 2 & 3 — Wed. Night Bible Study

December 20, 2011

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing it’s bi-weekly Bible study this Wednesday evening, December 21. The study begins at 7:30 p.m. EST and is available live via webcast.

The series on the Pastoral Epistles continues with 2 Timothy chapters 2 and 3. Hear what it means to be a good soldier of Jesus Christ, and understand more about the perilous times that will come in the “last days.”

Presenters will be Gary Antion and Peter Eddington. Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online with hundreds of brethren from around the world. Also, please note that we have a  mobile option. You can view the Bible study using your smartphone!

Steve Myers—Pastor, United Church of God Cincinnati East

December 20, 2011 Posted by | Home Office, Ministerial Services | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cincinnati Winter Family Weekend Event Brochure

December 16, 2011

Those attending the United Church of God’s Winter Family Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio, can view the information brochure online now.

Start planning which seminars you’d like to attend, your Sabbath day schedule, the sporting events you’ll support, and even attend a live taping of Beyond Today!

Gary Antion—Event Coordinator

December 16, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Today, Home Office, Ministerial Services | , , , , , | 1 Comment

If Christ is Not in Christmas, Then Where Is He?

December 14, 2011

If Christ is not in Christmas, then where is He? Each year controversy erupts over Christmas in the public square. Is this the way it should be? A national group is asking officials in the southern New Jersey town of Pitman to take down a banner that says “Keep Christ in Christmas.”

View today’s episode of the United Church of God’s video blog, BT Daily, for a discussion on this controversy. And, while you’re there, browse through archives from more than 20 episodes recorded over the past three weeks.

One of the more popular blogs, with more than 1,000 views so far, is Daniel Part 1 – Do You See the Handwriting on the Wall? More importantly, can you understand what it means?

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

December 14, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

French Department Produces New Booklet

December 12, 2011

This week, a brand new booklet in the French language, “La Bible est-elle vraie ?” (Is the Bible True?)  was sent to press. This topic is particularly relevant in countries where people are sometimes not as familiar with the Bible and its teaching.

It is a fairly long booklet totaling, in French, 76 pages packed with important information to help the reader come to see the Word of God for what it really is. We are planning to start advertising it in Bonnes Nouvelles as soon as possible.

This brings to 13 the number of our United Church of God booklets available in the French language.

Maryse Pebworth—French Publications Coordinator

December 12, 2011 Posted by | Media and Communications | , , , | 1 Comment

Clarification: “Word Network” Air Times

December 11, 2011

There has been some confusion about our upcoming Beyond Today airings on the Word Network because of the Saturday night airtime being so close to midnight. It’s actually very early Sunday morning on the East Coast of the United States. So, to help clarify, below is a corrected description. Please note that in much of the rest the of the world, our program will air at very good times on Sunday each week.

Beginning December 27, 2011, our programs will air twice a week on the Word Network at the following airtimes:

  • Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. EST, 1:30 p.m. CST, 12:30 p.m. MST, 11:30 a.m. PST.
  • Sundays at 1:30 a.m. EST, 12:30 a.m. CST, 11:30 p.m. MST (Saturday), 10:30 p.m. PST (Saturday).

While the Tuesday airtimes have been selected to test weekday viewership and response in the United States, the Saturday/Sunday airtimes were chosen particularly to reach points eastward during daylight hours in many nations. For example, Beyond Today will air on Sundays in the United Kingdom at 6:30 a.m.; France, Italy and Poland at 7:30 a.m.; South Africa and Israel at 8:30 a.m.; Philippines at 2:30 p.m.; South Korea and Japan at 3:30 p.m.; Sydney, Australia at 5:30 p.m.; and New Zealand at 6:30 p.m.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 11, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tonight: 2 Timothy Bible Study

December 7, 2011

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing it’s bi-weekly Bible study this Wednesday evening, December 7. The study begins at 7:30 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

The series on the Pastoral Epistles continues tonight with 2 Timothy chapter 1.

Presenters will be Steve Myers and Randy Stiver. Please plan to learn from the Scriptures with us. You can listen online with hundreds of brethren from around the world or join our live, local audience. Also, please note that we have a  mobile option. You can view the Bible study using your smartphone!

Steve Myers—Pastor, United Church of God Cincinnati East

December 7, 2011 Posted by | Ambassador Bible Center, Ministerial Services | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Registration Deadline: Cincinnati “Winter Family Weekend”

December 5, 2011

Online registration and payment for the Winter Family Weekend in Cincinnati must be completed by 11:59 p.m. the night of December 17. This helps us all in two ways: attendees can take advantage of lower costs, and our volunteer-staff are able to more effectively plan the activities by having a better idea of how many attendees to anticipate.

Registrations with incomplete payment will be subject to at-the-door pricing at the weekend event. Registrations can be made online at register.ucg.org/wfw.

Gary Antion—Event Coordinator

December 5, 2011 Posted by | Home Office, Ministerial Services | , , , | Leave a comment

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