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Being God’s Friend: LIVE Bible Study Webcast

Mary, Martha and Lazarus

July 21, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Bible studies with the series: “How To Be God’s Friend.” The study continues on Wednesday, July 23, at the time of 7 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

Steve Myers, a presenter on Beyond Today television and Cincinnati East UCG pastor, will discuss “Mary, Martha and Lazarus.” This is the fourth part in the Bible study series.

Friendship implies a relationship that is intimate and trusting. Friends have influence over one another and hold each other accountable for their actions. They respect and accept each other. In this study we’ll examine these traits in the example of a family in the Book of John. We’ll notice that Martha served, Mary anointed Jesus’ feet and Lazarus died.

Join us as we discover how their friendship with Jesus intersects our lives. And, please make a note of the remaining series topic and presentation date:

  • August 6: “David” by Gary Petty”

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Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services, UCGIA

July 21, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Beyond Today” TV en Español now broadcasting in México

July 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce that as of June 2014, the Mexican TV station Genesis TV has started broadcasting Beyond Today en Español to over 100,000 homes, with a potential reach of 400,000 people. The signal currently reaches Ciudad de Matamoros and the Municipalities of General Bravo and China in Nuevo León, Mexico. The show is broadcast on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and on Tuesdays at 2 a.m.

This initiative started in 2010 with a group of United Church of God brethren in Colombia willing to record Spanish voice-over to the English Beyond Today programs. Currently they have translated over 40 shows and they are all available  online at espanol.ucg.org/beyond-today/archivos.

A few months ago, after watching the show online, the producers of Genesis TV contacted us for permission to broadcast the show on their TV station at no cost. They were impressed by the content and excellence of the show and felt very blessed to be able to distribute such a message to areas in Mexico that are are gravely affected by various violent conflicts.

Genesis TV has plans to expand to other areas in the near future and we look forward to providing more content. We thank God for this new door that has opened to preach the gospel in this new territory. We appreciate your prayers that He opens the minds and hearts of the listeners to hear His calling.

Gabriel Garcia and Debbie Orsak—UCG Spanish-language Editors

July 11, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Top 15 Beyond Today TV Programs

July 8, 2014

Beyond Today Television:

Top 15 Programs 2013-2014 Fiscal Year

Beyond Today television programs, sponsored by the United Church of God, continue to reach viewers with the message of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

Beyond Today program “Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns” hosted by Darris McNeely, holds the top position in terms of response for programs telecast during the now-concluded 2013-2014 fiscal year. This episode, which aired in February 2014, logged an outstanding 3,306 responses. Please see the chart down below showing the top 15 programs and responses from each.

 

Also, viewer response from all 52 telecasts this past fiscal year totaled 48,286. This is the highest annual response ever recorded for Beyond Today.

 

2013-2014 Top 15 Programs

Global Internet Responses to Beyond Today

We are very pleased to report that Internet response to Beyond Today continues at steady pace. During the 2013-2014 fiscal year Internet response alone totaled 15,063—which came from the following 86 countries and territories:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Antiqua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bengladesh
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Cote d ‘lvoire
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lativa
  • Lesotho
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Maarten
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Wales
  • Vietnam

As always, we are very grateful of your continual prayers, support and encouragement for God’s blessing on this important work.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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July 8, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

God’s Friend Part 3: LIVE Bible Study Webcast

Simeon and Anna

July 7, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Bible studies with the series: “How To Be God’s Friend.” The study continues on Wednesday, July 9, at the time of 7 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

Darris McNeely, a presenter on Beyond Today television and UCG associate media producer, will discuss “Simeon and Anna.” This is the third part in the Bible study series. What do the little known stories of two elderly Israelites tell us about walking with God and becoming His friend?

Join us for these studies and rehearse their stories and learn how you can enhance your relationship with our Maker and become a friend of God.

Please make a note of the remaining series topics and their presentation dates:

  • July 23:  Mary, Martha & Lazarus” by Steve Myers
  • August 6: “David” by Gary Petty”

simeon and anna

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services, UCGIA

July 7, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bible Study Webcast: Abraham

God’s Friend, Abraham

June 24, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Bible studies with the series: “How To Be God’s Friend.” The study continues on Wednesday, June 25, at the time of 7 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

Darris McNeely, a presenter on Beyond Today television and UCG associate media producer, will discuss the father of the faithful: “Abraham.” What key qualities did Abraham have that defined his walk with God and made him a friend of God?

Join us for these studies and rehearse their stories and learn lessons on how you can enhance your relationship with our Maker and become a friend of God.

Please make a note of the remaining series topics and their presentation dates:

  • June 25: “Abraham” by Darris McNeely
  • 
July 9: “David” by Gary Petty
  • July 23: “Simon & Anna” by Steve Myers
  • August 6: “Mary, Martha & Lazarus” by Darris McNeely

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Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services, UCGIA

June 24, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New “Beyond Today” TV Commercial

June 19, 2014

Watch the Newest Beyond Today Commercial Now Airing on the ION Television Network

We welcome you to check out our newest Beyond Today commercial now airing on the ION television network. It was produced by our United Church of God home office video editors, and is an important element in promoting our program to millions of ION television viewers.

In addition, here is the playlist containing all three of our ION commercials—featuring each of the Beyond Today presenters giving a different approach in each case. Click on the “playlist” menu tab in the top left corner to see a link to all three.

We encourage you to personally tune into Beyond Today on ION and tell others about our programs. To find the ION channel locations in your area, please visit www.iontelevision.com and click on “channel finder” located on the top right corner of the webpage. Enter your zip code and it will provide the channel number(s) on which you can view ION television.

As always, we are truly grateful for your steady prayers for the United Church of God as it strives to carry out Christ’s commission to “go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone” (Mark 16:15, New Century Version).

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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June 19, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

LIVE Webcast: New Bible Study Series

How To Be God’s Friend

June 9, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Bible studies with a brand new series: “How To Be God’s Friend.” The study begins on Wednesday, June 11, at the time of 7 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

This Bible study series will focus on several character studies of individuals in the Old and New Testaments. We’ll rehearse their stories and learn lessons on how we can enhance our relationship with our Maker and become a friend of God.

Steve Myers, a presenter on Beyond Today television and UCG pastor in Cincinnati, Ohio, will kick off the new five-part series with the study: “Rahab.” Please make a note of the entire series’ topics and their presentation dates:

  • June 11: “Rahab” by Steve Myers
  • June 25: “Abraham” by Darris McNeely
  • 
July 9: “David” by Gary Petty
  • July 23: “Simon & Anna” by Steve Myers
  • August 6: “Mary, Martha & Lazarus” by Darris McNeely

how to be god's friend

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services, UCGIA

June 9, 2014 Posted by | Ambassador Bible Center, Beyond Today, Media and Communications, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Live Bible Study Webcast: “Inside Out”

May 12, 2014

A Transformed Life: Inside Out

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, May 14. The study continues at the time of 7 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

Darris McNeely, a presenter on Beyond Today television, will continue the three-part “Power to Change” series. This series is to help in preparation for the Feast of Pentecost and part 2 will be titled “Inside Out.”

Making any change in our lives is challenging and difficult. How can it be done? It starts in the heart when we allow God to create within us a clean heart. Tune into part 2 of this important series covering the topic “Inside Out.”

inside out

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Steve Myers—Pastor, United Church of God-Cincinnati East

May 12, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Viewer Response to “Beyond Today” on ION Network Proves Effective

May 6, 2014

ION outpaces WGN America during similar comparison period in response and cost per response

Since the end of our 10-week Beyond Today airing test on ION television (and the culmination of our efforts on WGN America), the United Church of God has aired five (5) programs exclusively on the ION network.

Camera man, Jamie Schreiber, shoots the daily using a Steadicam.

Camera man, Jamie Schreiber, shoots the BT Daily using a Steadicam.

Viewer response to these programs (#11-15) currently totals 5,152 at a very favorable cost per response. In comparing this quantity to the same period (#11-15) on WGN America in 2010 (when Beyond Today first began airing on that network), viewer response totaled 3,357. Beyond Today on ION significantly outpaces WGN America during the same comparison period in both response and cost per response.

Throughout the 2010-11 fiscal year as Beyond Today aired on WGN America, we observed significant statistical improvement as our programs became better-known and a regular audience began building. At the close of that fiscal period 44,035 responses had been recorded. Early indications suggest a similar trend is probable on the ION network as viewers become increasingly familiar with our programs.

How to find Beyond Today

As a reminder, Beyond Today airs on the ION network each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern and Pacific time and at 8:00 a.m. Central and Mountain. For satellite (DISH 216 and DirecTV 305) Beyond Today airs at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, 8:00 a.m. Central, 7:00 a.m. Mountain and 6:00 a.m. Pacific. To find the ION channel locations in your area please visit www.iontelevision.com and click the “Channel Finder” located on the top right corner of the webpage. Enter your zip code and you will be shown the channel number(s) on which you can watch ION television.

In addition, Beyond Today airs nationwide across Australia, Canada and New Zealand. For a complete listing of stations, networks and times, please visit our channel guide.

Additionally, all of our programs can be viewed on-demand on our dedicated Beyond Today television channels on Roku, YouTube, Vimeo, Wii and Xbox.

Beyond Today presenters, Steve Myers, Darris McNeely, Gary Petty and our entire media team are very thankful for your vigorous prayers and your constant support. Let us all continue diligently working together in preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

May 6, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Beyond Today Program “Is the Rapture Real?” Generates Fourth-lowest Cost Per Response

April 28, 2014

Watch the Newest Beyond Today Commercial Now Airing on the ION Television Network

 

The Beyond Today television program “Is the Rapture Real?,” produced by the United Church of God and hosted by Gary Petty, aired April 20-26, 2014, on the ION television network. This episode generated an excellent 1,387 telephone and Internet responses. In terms of cost per response this program ranks fourth-lowest in cost per response out of all those aired this fiscal year.

Also, the previous week’s episode “Three Days and Three Nights” hosted by Steve Myers generated a very favorable 981 responses, which placed it eighth out of all programs aired this fiscal year. We are exceptionally pleased with viewer response to Beyond Today on the ION network which has now aired our programs for the past fourteen weeks.

In addition, we welcome you to check out our newest Beyond Today commercial now airing on the ION television network. It was produced by our home office video editors and is an important effort to promote our programs to millions of ION television viewers.

We encourage you to personally tune into Beyond Today on ION and tell others about our programs. To find the ION channel locations in your area, please visit www.iontelevision.com and click on “channel finder” located on the top right corner of the webpage. Enter your zip code and it will provide the channel number(s) on which you can view ION television.

As always, we are truly grateful for your steady prayers for the United Church of God as it strives to carry out Christ’s commission to “go everywhere in the world, and tell the Good News to everyone” (Mark 16:15, New Century Version).

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

Peter Eddington

April 29, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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