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Beyond Today Program: “Is God a Trinity?”

Episode Generates Highest Response for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

August 18, 2014

The Beyond Today television program “Is God a Trinity?” produced by the United Church of God and hosted by Steve Myers aired August 10-16, 2014, on the ION Television network. A total of 907 telephone and Internet responses were generated, which makes this program the highest viewer response program aired so far this fiscal year (which began July 1, 2014). The previous first place position was held by Beyond Today episode “The Rich Man and Lazarus,” which aired the week of July 6-12, 2014.

Additionally, we are pleased to report that so far this fiscal year Beyond Today has received Internet responses from the following 26 countries and territories.

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • England
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Zimbabwe

We are sincerely grateful for your prayers as the United Church of God continues carrying on its vital mission to teach about Jesus Christ and His coming, marvelous Kingdom.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

August 18, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Mary, Martha and Lazarus:” LIVE Bible Study Webcast

Mary, Martha and Lazarus

August 18, 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, August 20, 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 a rescheduling from an earlier cancellation 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.

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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

August 18, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Were You Born? — Video Tease

August 15, 2014

As a prelude to the United Church of God’sWhy Were You Born?” public appearance campaign, a short video tease has been prepared to share. The full video will be shown during the seminar on September 10, which will take place at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. Beyond Today host Gary Petty will serve as the featured speaker.

We asked Cincinnati residents just one question: Why were you born? Here’s a preview:

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

August 15, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

LIVE Bible Study Webcast

David

August 5, 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, August 6, 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 discuss “David.” This is the fourth part in the Bible study series.

King David was “a man after God’s Own heart,” a man of great faith and obedience and conversely a man who made terrible mistakes. Through it all, he was a man God could work with because of his “heart.” Wednesday night we’ll look at some of the high points and low points of David’s life and see why he is a friend of God. The lessons from his life can help each of us in our daily relationship with God.

Please make a note of the remaining series topic and presentation date:

  • August 20: “Mary, Martha and Lazarus” by Steve Myers (postponed from July 23).

 

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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

August 5, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast: The Ambassador Bible Center Library

July 17, 2014

A new Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God has been posted by Victor Kubik.

In podcast 040Katherine Rowland talks about the Ambassador Bible Center (ABC) library at the Church’s home office. The library has gone through significant reorganization and improvements in the past year. She talks about how the library uniquely serves the Church’s ministry and the local congregations.

For the complete listing, please visit our podcast page at ucg.org/blog/inside-united-audio-podcast.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

July 17, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , | 2 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”

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

Vertical Thought Bible Class—Rescheduled

Prudence: The Better Part of Valor

Due to scheduling difficulties, we have rescheduled this month’s Vertical Thought Bible Class (VTBC) to Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Please join us then for our next exciting excursion into God’s Word.

Little understood and certainly little used in our frantically imprudent world, the June VTBC will explore from Scripture:  “PRUDENCE – the Better Part of Valor.”  We hope you can join us! This live webcast will originate from the Ambassador Bible Center lecture hall in the home office of the United Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vertical Thought Bible Class is produced especially for teens, young adults and “young” adults of all ages. Just go to verticalthought.org and click on “Live Bible Class.”  Note: please feel free to share this announcement with others who might be interested.

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Randy Stiver—Managing Editor, Vertical Thought

June 12, 2014 Posted by | Ambassador Bible Center, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vertical Thought Bible Class (VTBC)—“RESCHEDULED”

May 9, 2014

Why God Created Woman

We have rescheduled this month’s Vertical Thought Bible Class (VTBC) for Friday, May 16, at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This next class will be the counterpart to our earlier presentation “Man to Man: How Does Jesus Christ Define Man?

So, on May 16th we’ll study what the Bible says about “Why God Created Woman—Her Vital Role in the Human and Divine Family.” Please join Randy Stiver and Matthew Fenchel for another enlightening Vertical Thought Bible Class! This live webcast will originate from the Ambassador Bible Center lecture hall in the home office of the United Church of God in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vertical Thought Bible Class is produced especially for teens, young adults and “young” adults of all ages. Just go to verticalthought.org and click on “Live Bible Class.”  Note: please feel free to share this announcement with others who might be interested.

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Randy Stiver—Managing Editor, Vertical Thought

May 9, 2014 Posted by | Ambassador Bible Center, Vertical Thought | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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