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The Resurrection and Christ In You

April 7, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, April 9. 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 be continuing this six-part series in preparation for the Passover with the topic, “The Resurrection: Christ In You.”

In Part 6 of Six Steps to Passover Mr. McNeely will show the resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to the faith and life of a Christian. The apostle Paul tells us “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is futile and your faith is empty…and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is useless; you are still in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:14-17). After three days and three nights in the grave Christ was resurrected on the third day of Unleavened Bread. As we examine ourselves and “keep the feast” let us be sure that Christ is in us. This study will help you prepare to effectively “keep the feast.”

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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.

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

April 7, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Live Webcast: Six Steps to Passover—The Suffering Servant

March 24, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, March 26. The study continues at the time of 7 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

Steve Myers, a presenter on Beyond Today television and UCG pastor in Cincinnati, will be continuing this six-part series in preparation for the Passover with the topic, “The Suffering Servant: Footwashing.”

In Part 5 of Six Steps to Passover Mr. Myers will show an important aspect of observing the New Testament Passover is washing each other’s feet. Jesus said “I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” Introducing footwashing into Passover observance was something new. Why did Jesus institute this portion of the evening? What does Bible show? This study will look at footwashing from a different point of view as we consider three observations and examine three lessons.

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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.

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

March 24, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Live Webcast: Six Steps to Passover—The Bread and the Wine

March 11, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, March 12. The study continues at the time of 7 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

Gary Petty, a presenter on Beyond Today television and UCG pastor in San Antonio, Texas, will be continuing this six-part series in preparation for the Passover with the topic, “The Bread and the Wine.”

In Part 4 of Six Steps to Passover Mr. Petty will show how in the Old Testament the Israelites were commanded to eat a lamb as part of their Passover observance. But, Jesus made a dramatic change in how His followers were to keep this important ceremony. In the fourth study in this series, we’ll explore why Jesus commanded His disciples to drink wine and eat bread in commemoration of Him as the Passover Lamb.

Live Bible Study

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

March 11, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | Leave a comment

Fun & Fellowship in the Twin Cities during Days of Unleavened Bread!

February 23, 2014

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Please make plans now to join United Church of God families from all over the U.S. at our 17th annual Families for God weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which will be held on the weekend between the Spring Holy Days, April 18 through 21.

Our theme this year is “The Hearts of the Fathers” from Malachi 4:6, and will feature exciting sermons, Bible studies and interactive workshops, with our special guest, Beyond Today presenter Steve Myers.

In addition to our signature teen prom, “Masquerade Ball,” we will also host a fun game show for the young and young-at-heart, a delectable festive dinner, a refreshing ice cream social, an open mic jam session, a young adult activity, and an optional family outing at the ever-popular Nickelodeon Universe Park at the Mall of America.

The weekend will be capped off with two services on the Last Day of Unleavened Bread.

The beautiful Minneapolis Marriott Northwest will again provide an upscale setting for hundreds of brethren who will enjoy specials and discounts in an all-suite environment with a complementary hot unleavened breakfast every morning for those who book rooms.2014FfGProm2

  • Saturday Festive Dinner, Fun Game Show & Open Mic Jam Session: After sunset, we will host a fun game show for the young and young-at-heart, followed by an open mic jam session. So, bring your instruments!
  • Saturday Teen Dinner & Prom: Calling all teens ages 13 – 19 (plus 12-year-olds who will turn 13 in 2014) to this year’s prom themed: “Masquerade Ball.” We expect over 50 teens to join in this memorable event, which includes honoring our graduating seniors. Each participant will receive a decorative mask upon arrival!
  • Saturday Late Night Young Adult Activity: A late evening of fun at Grand Slam in Coon Rapids: After the ice cream social, we will head to Coon Rapids until midnight and enjoy unlimited multi-level laser tag, unlimited mini-golf, unlimited crazy cars, four arcade tokens and one batting cage token. This active late evening is all the more fun with friends to enjoy it with! Since this activity is not at the hotel, every attempt to coordinate rides will be made.
  • Sunday Activity: Nickelodeon Universe Indoor Amusement Park (Mall of America). Fun for the entire family! Wristbands are good for 5 hours from first scan

For any inquiries, please contact:

Families from all over the U.S. will venture to the Twin Cities for a most memorable weekend! Will you be one of them?

Up-to-date information at twin-cities.ucg.org or familiesforgod.org!

Postmark your registration including payment by March 21 to save $5 per household!

Reserve your Marriott suite by March 21 to ensure availability at the preferred rate!

Please send in your registration forms at once! So, do not delay!

—David and Stephanie Morker

February 23, 2014 Posted by | Ministerial Services | , , , | Leave a comment

Jesus and Reconciliation: Live Webcast

February 18, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, February 19. The study continues at the time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

Darris McNeely, a presenter on Beyond Today television, will be continuing this six-part series in preparation for the Passover with the topic, “Jesus and Reconciliation.”

In Part 3 of Six Steps to Passover Mr. McNeely will show how grace and peace begin with being reconciled with God. Jesus Christ’s sacrifice is the key to reconciliation. The apostle Paul spoke of a ministry of reconciliation when he wrote to his congregations. This study explores what reconciliation means in our relationship to God and our friends. It is an important subject to understand.

Live Bible Study

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

February 18, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Live Bible Study Webcast: Jesus Our Passover

January 21, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, January 22. The study continues at the new time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

Steve Myers, a presenter on Beyond Today television, will be starting a new six-part series in preparation for the Passover.

The Bible reveals Jesus as Creator, Prophet, Priest, and King. It is said there are over 200 ways He is made known to us in Scripture. The first Bible study in our series will focus on Christ as the Lamb of God slain for the sins of the whole world and the deep meaning for each of us. He is Jesus, our Passover.

Live Bible Study

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

January 21, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Webcast: Wednesday Night Bible Study

January 8, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, January 8. The study continues at the new time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

Darris McNeely, a presenter on Beyond Today television, will be continuing the study of the Book of Hebrews.

Live Bible Study

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

January 8, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2014 Feast in Brazil: Details Announced

January 6, 2014

Eco Park BrazilWe are pleased to inform everyone of the new 2014 Feast of Tabernacles site in the environmental Ecological Park (Eco Park) of Boa Vista, State of Roraima, Brazil.

This Feast site was chosen to specifically provide the opportunity for the local brethren from Maloca de Moscow to gather with members from other areas in Brazil and from overseas. We also expect a few brethren from neighboring Guyana.

This site is 20 miles (35 kms) outside of Boa Vista on the road to Alto Alegre and it is a water entertainment park in the State of Roraima. It contains 44 cottages, of which 24 are brand new.
All cottages and the auditorium where services will be held are air-conditioned and free wi-fi is available on site. The facilities include a water reservoir for swimming with water park activities for children, water slides, canoeing, kayaking and fields for soccer, volleyball and water volley.

For more information about Eco-Park visit the website at www.ecoparkbv.com.br. This page is in Portuguese, but it will give you a visual idea of the site.

For more details in English about the Festival location, accommodation, prices, etc., please go to the following link: membros.revistaboanova.org/feast. For any further questions, please contact the festival coordinator, Jorge de Campos, at jorge_decampos@ucg.org

Jorge de Campos—Portuguese Festival Coordinator

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January 6, 2014 Posted by | Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Roy Holladay Confirmed as Ministerial Operation Manager

December 12, 2013

United Church of God Council of Elders confirms Roy Holladay

as Operation Manager of Ministerial and Member Services

Long-time pastor and administrator to move to Ohio in January

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Following the recommendation of Church President Victor Kubik, the Council of Elders of the United Church of God confirmed the appointment of Roy Holladay, 73, as operation manager for Ministerial and Member Services December 11.

“I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Holladay in various capacities for many years,” said Mr. Kubik. “He brings several decades of service to an important position both as a field minister and a senior administrator, and I’m very much looking forward to having him here again in Cincinnati on the team.”

“While he has many years of ministerial service in administrative positions, Roy Holladay has often been described as a servant with the heart of a pastor,” said Robin Webber. “While we know that he and his wife Norma were very content serving brethren in the greater Chattanooga [Tennessee] area and working as an advisor on the Ministerial and Member Services team, we’re grateful that he will be coming back to Cincinnati for another tour of duty.”

Both Mr. Kubik and Mr. Webber noted that Mr. Holladay had served the United Church of God in administrative and Council positions during what Mr. Webber described as “trying times, but also in a period of holding fast to biblical truth.” Mr. Kubik said that he is looking forward to working with Mr. Holladay “now in both a time of peace and a time of commitment to help strengthen our brethren and fashion a time of spiritual growth for all.”

Mr. Holladay said he was “humbled” by the appointment and that he was looking forward to working full-time again with Mr. Kubik. “I feel like the last number of years have been a time of growth for me personally,” Mr. Holladay said. “My and Norma’s faith in the fact that Jesus Christ is the true Leader and Head of the Church has been strengthened. We believe that we as a Church will be blessed as we all follow His lead.”

Mr. and Mrs. Holladay have served congregations in Pittsburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Akron and Toledo, Ohio; Charleston and Wheeling, West Virginia; Big Sandy, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Uvalde, and the Rio Grande Valley, Texas; Arlington, Chicago North and Hinsdale, Illinois; Richmond and Norfolk Virginia; Texarkana, Arkansas; St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Fort Myers, Miami, and West Palm Beach, Florida; and most recently Chattanooga and Rome, Georgia. In addition to serving different terms as president of the United Church of God and chairman of the Council of Elders, Mr. Holladay served in a variety of senior positions, including serving as a senior pastor in 1976, as a regional pastor from 1992-1998, and as the Festival coordinator for Mount Pocono and in St. Petersburg for 10 years (1983-1994).

A 1963 graduate of Ambassador College (Pasadena), Mr. Holladay was ordained on the day of Pentecost in 1964. Mr. and Mrs. Holladay have five sons, five daughters-in-law and 13 grandchildren who live across the continent—California, Texas, Washington and Canada.

Mr. Holladay will assume his new role immediately and complete the transition to moving back to Cincinnati in January.

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About the United Church of God, an International Association. Basing its beliefs on the biblical practices of the original 1st Century Church, the United Church of God maintains congregations in more than 40 countries around the world. Following the recorded example of Jesus Christ and the first apostles, the Church observes a seventh day Sabbath and the annual Holy Day seasons as outlined in the Old and New Testaments. The main offices of the Church are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Church produces the Beyond Today television program (airing globally on a variety of outlets, including WGN America), publishes the Good News magazine, and provides a variety of multimedia material outlining its beliefs and teachings. For more information about the Church and its activities, please visit www.ucg.org.

December 12, 2013 Posted by | Ministerial Services, President's Office | , , , | 3 Comments

Wednesday Night: Live Bible Study Webcast

December 3, 2013

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study Wednesday night, December 4. The study continues at the new time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

Darris McNeely, a presenter on Beyond Today television, will be continuing the study of Hebrews chapters 12 and 13.

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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.

Steve Myers—Pastor, United Church of God Cincinnati East

December 3, 2013 Posted by | Ambassador Bible Center, Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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