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LIVE Bible Study: “God’s Plan for You”

Why Were You Born? — Part 2

September 15, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Bible studies. The study continues on Wednesday, September 17, at the time of 7:30 p.m. EDT and is available live via webcast.

Join Beyond Today hosts Steve Myers and Darris McNeely as they discuss God’s plan for you! This is a follow-up Bible study to the “Why Were You Born?” seminar. Tune in for “God’s Plan for You.”

 god's plan for you

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

September 15, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , | Leave a comment

NEW: Welcome Video for Cincinnati East Congregation

September 15, 2014

A welcome video for the United Church of God’s Cincinnati East congregation has been uploaded to the congregation’s home page. Steve Myers provides a warm welcome to those considering attending with us.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

September 15, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, Ministerial Services | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Why Were You Born?” Event Draws 74 New People in Cincinnati

September 12, 2014

Ticket-bearing attendees began showing up at the Holiday Inn Eastgate nearly an hour before the 7:30 p.m. seminar Wednesday, Sept. 10, to hear pastor, Beyond Today host and author Gary Petty answer the question “Why were you born?

Attendance at the event was over 200, including some local United Church of God members and Ambassador Bible College students. (Due to space limitations, the majority of local church members were not able to attend.) In addition, almost 400 webcast connections watched the event live online—representing more than a 1,000 people.

Particularly encouraging, was that the seminar drew 74 new guests, most having reserved tickets ahead of time, with a few showing up at the door for the event. Everybody who attended received a free seminar-themed notebook with pen and a copy of the United Church of God booklet Why Were You Born? (which was previously titled What Is Your Destiny?).

why were you born seminar

The one-hour seminar had been advertised locally in the greater Cincinnati area for a month. Eight striking, red billboards scattered around the city posed the “Why were you born?” question to commuters with a URL at the bottom and the date of the event. Pandora Internet radio ads also asked the question, creating 1 million impressions over four weeks. Television ads running on Time Warner Cable aired 746 times over two weeks (on Fox News, History, USA, Hallmark, National Geographic and TV Land).

For Internet advertising, Google ads created 85,000 impressions, with 1,010 click-throughs resulting in dozens of ticket “purchases;” social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook created interest using the hashtag #whywereyouborn; 5,400 letters from the president were sent to Cincinnati households on The Good News mailing list; and 28,530 e-mails were sent to Cincinnati residents, and a further 430 went to Good News subscriber e-mail addresses announcing the event.

Guests can sign up at Why WereYouBorn.com for free tickets.

Visit Why WereYouBorn.com to watch the presentation recording.

Steve Myers acted as host, introducing Mr. Petty at the beginning, and inviting everybody at the end to a follow-up seminar on Wednesday, September 17, to be held at the Church’s home office at 7:30 p.m. Seminar surveys were e-mailed to guests today, and those who signed up to attend but didn’t will receive information leading them to a video recording of the seminar.

Asked about his thoughts, one of the 74 seminar guests said, “Very inspiring, surprisingly well done, gave me a lot to think about.” Another guest said: “This is a lot to think about. Amazing what’s in the Bible.” Another guest said she didn’t get what she needed out of her current church and was very excited to learn more about developing her own personal relationship with God.

The entire presentation is archived online at http://www.ucg.org/webcast-bible-study/christian-living/why-were-you-born.

Peter Eddington & Mitchell Moss—Media and Communications Services, UCGIA

 

September 12, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , | 4 Comments

LIVE Webcast: “Why Were You Born?”

September 9, 2014

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Hundreds of guests have signed up for the United Church of God’s first “Why Were You Born?” seminar to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 10, at the Holiday Inn Eastgate. Plans are to expand the series across the United States as funds allow.

After advertising the event on Time Warner Cable, Pandora Internet radio, through e-mail campaigns and through online advertising, the Church is now expecting a good turnout for this special event featuring San Antonio and Austin, Texas, pastor and Beyond Today television host, Gary Petty.

Pandora Internet radio tile, which will have accompanying audio spot.

Pandora tile, which has accompanying audio spot.

If you are not in Cincinnati, you can still join Gary Petty for this seminar live via webcast. The presentation will also be archived on the Church’s website.

Mr. Petty will ask his audience, “What’s your purpose in life?” The question comes when we least expect it. When we’re dazzled by the spectacle of a star-filled sky. Or when we gaze into the innocent eyes of a newborn child. Or when we’re in crisis and all seems lost. The Bible says you were created in the very image of God. What does that mean? The answer can change your life.

We invite you to tune into the seminar at 7:30 p.m. via the webcasting service, or watch the archive later.

Please pray for the ongoing success of the United Church of God as it does its part to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services, UCGIA

September 9, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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

Peter Eddington

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

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