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Podcast: Kubik and Webber Discuss Council Meetings

February 27, 2014

Since our last blog post about the Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God, five new podcasts have been posted by Victor Kubik. Please see the listing below with links to each:

    1. 026Council of Elders chairman, Robin Webber, is in from Southern California for the February round of Council meetings. He and Victor Kubik discuss the meetings, working with one another and other Council members, and preparation for the upcoming meeting of the General Conference of Elders in May.
    2. 022—Earl Roemer is the senior pastor for the Philippines. His update on the Philippine work includes the gospel proclamation effort and the unique advantages and challenges of doing God’s work in the Philippines.
    3. 023—Earl Roemer returns to talk about the process of rebuilding Church members’ homes after the devastating typhoon Haiyan.
    4. 024—Lena VanAusdle coordinates the Good Works and Youth Corps projects for UCG. She talks about the real purpose for the Church’s charity work, some recent projects, and how you can get involved.
    5. 025—Jorge de Campos is the senior pastor for the Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, the largest of which is Brazil. Jorge’s update includes a Good Works agricultural project that will help church members and the community located in northern Brazil.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

February 27, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , | 2 Comments

Online: More “Inside United” Podcasts

February 11, 2014

Since our last blog post about the Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God, a number of new podcasts have been posted by Victor Kubik. Please see the listing below with links to each:

  1. 014—Ambassador Bible Center dean of students, Randy Stiver, explains the topic of the Vertical Thought Bible Class: “Dating True Love.”
  2. 015—Amanda Stiver, Web content editor for vertical thought.org, explains the purpose of Vertical Thought and you you can get involved.
  3. 016—Steve Myers, Beyond Today presenter and pastor of the Cincinnati East UCG congregation, discusses the new six-part Bible study series on preparing for the Passover.
  4. 017—Jonathan Magee tells the story of a recent Good Works project to a Guatemalan orphanage.
  5. 018—Charles Melear, conference planner for the United Church of God, talks about the annual Feast of Tabernacles observance and the Church’s Feast plans for 2014.
  6. 019United Church of God-Canada administrator, Anthony Wasikoff, gives an update on the Church’s work in Canada.
  7. 020—Roy Holladay stops by to talk about his job as operation manager of Ministerial and Member Services, as will as future plans for pastoral training.
  8. 021—Connie Seelig, manager of the Church’s mail processing department, talks about work load, volume and the job of physically sending the gospel message to the world.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

February 11, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , | 4 Comments

Gary Petty: Has God Lost Control?

January 15, 2014

We’re happy to introduce the thirteenth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Gary Petty, who explains why he chose the subject of “Has God Lost Control?” for this month’s Beyond Today recording.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

January 15, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, President's Office | , , , , , | 7 Comments

More Inside United Podcasts Now Online

January 7, 2014

Since our last blog post about the new Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God, three new podcasts have been posted by Victor Kubik:

  1. 009—Interview with Rainer Salooma, chairman of the UCG Canadian National Council.
  2. 010—Interview with Rick Shabi, UCG Treasurer.
  3. 011—Interview with Peter Eddington about record number of unique visits to UCG.org in December.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

January 7, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , | 5 Comments

Typhoon Haiyan: Rebuilding Project Underway

December 30, 2013

Rebuilding in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is now underway in Leyte, Philippines. The first project has our United Church of God crew rebuilding the family home of Gerald Misigal. It’s a joint venture by Good Works and LifeNets.

Thank you to all who are working together to help those who lost their homes. This is just the beginning of our rebuilding efforts for our brethren in Leyte affected by super-typhoon Yolanda.

We are very pleased to report that donations to the Good Works Philippines Disaster Relief fund (now at almost $100,000) are very encouraging and will help greatly in restoring the living conditions of our brethren there.

Please take a moment to view a video interview with Gerald Misigal and see his home being rebuilt by UCG volunteers. The video was put together by the Philippine office.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 30, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Podcast: News of the Canadian UCG Work

December 27, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the eighth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Rainer Salomaa, giving un update on UCG’s work in Canada.


Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 27, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , | Leave a comment

Women’s Services: Inside United Podcast

December 18, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the sixth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode, Lisa Fenchel gives an update on the work of Women’s Services, which operates under Ministerial and Member Services. She talks about the purpose of Women’s Services and its work, including organizing Women’s Enrichment Weekends and managing an elder’s wives forum.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 18, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Podcast: 2013 Winter Family Weekend

December 17, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the fifth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Gary Antion to discuss the annual Winter Family Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. He shares its history, purpose and what attendees can expect.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 17, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , | Leave a comment

Inside United Podcast: Update from Australia

December 12, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the fourth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Bill Bradford, UCG pastor in Brisbane, Australia. Mr. Bradford provides an update on the work in Australia, in particular the recent success of the Beyond Today TV program.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 12, 2013 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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