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LIVE Webcast: End Time Prophecy

Babylon the Great

December 3, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its new Bible study series titled “End-time Prophecy 101” on Wednesday, December 3, at the time of 7 p.m. ET and it is available live via webcast.

Darris McNeely, a presenter on Beyond Today and associate UCG media producer, will cover the third part of this series with, “Babylon the Great.”

The Bible shows us Babylon was a city, an empire and the personification of all that opposes the plan and purpose of God. The Book of Revelation shows an end-time global manifestation of this age-long system. It will be Satan’s final masterpiece of deception. What do the people of God need to understand about Babylon in order to “come out of her” and take no part in her sins (Revelation 18:4)? Join us in this fascinating look at “Babylon the Great.”

Join us for this series on the basics of end time prophecy. We’ll examine important prophecies that could have significant impact on your life. By delving into a study of God’s Word, we’ll find what a tremendous benefit and blessing it is to understand Bible prophecy!
 
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the prophecy series:

  • 
December 3, 2014: “Babylon the Great” – Darris McNeely
  • December 17, 2014: “The Two Witnesses” – Steve Myers
  • January 7, 2015: “False Prophets” – 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

December 3, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

TONIGHT: End-time Prophecy 101

Will Jesus Return This Year?

November 19, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its new Bible study series titled “End-time Prophecy 101” on Wednesday, November 19, at the time of 7 p.m. ET and it is available live via webcast.

Steve Myers, a presenter on Beyond Today and UCG pastor in Cincinnati East, will cover the second part of this series with, “Will Jesus Return This Year?

Over the centuries many have tried to predict the date of Jesus Christ’s return. Dates have come and gone. Some have said that all signs point to His return this year. There is no doubt that Christ said He would come again. But can we know when this tremendous event will occur? Our Bible study will examine the timing and occasion of His imminent return.

Join us for this series on the basics of end time prophecy. We’ll examine important prophecies that could have significant impact on your life. By delving into a study of God’s Word, we’ll find what a tremendous benefit and blessing it is to understand Bible prophecy!
 
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the prophecy series:

  • 
November 19, 2014: “Will Jesus Return this Year?” – Steve Myers
  • 
December 3, 2014: “Babylon the Great” – Darris McNeely
  • December 17, 2014: “The Two Witnesses” – Steve Myers
  • January 7, 2015: “False Prophets” – 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

November 19, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications, Ministerial Services | , , , , , | Leave a comment

BT Program “Is the Rapture Real?” Generates Excellent Response

November 11, 2014

Back in April of this year, the Beyond Today television program “Is the Rapture Real?,” produced by the United Church of God and hosted by Gary Petty, aired on the ION television network. At that time it generated an excellent 1,387 telephone and Internet responses. The program was re-aired the week of November 2-8, 2014, and produced an even better response of 1,461.

Additionally, this episode logged Internet responses from people in the following countries and territories: Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, South Africa, Singapore and the United States.

As always, we are very appreciative of your vital prayers for the United Church of God as it works at carrying out its commission to teach about Jesus Christ and preach the Kingdom of God in all the world (Acts 28:31).

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

November 11, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

End-time Prophecy 101: New Bible Study Series

Outline of Revelation

November 4, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is starting a new bi-weekly Bible study series with the title: “End-time Prophecy 101.” The series starts on Wednesday, November 5, at the time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

Gary Petty, a presenter on Beyond Today and UCG pastor in Texas, will give an “Outline of Revelation.”

We all wonder what the future may hold, especially with so many troubles in our world today. God doesn’t want us to be unaware of what is to come. He has revealed much about the future so that we can have peace of mind and become spiritually prepared.

Join us for this series on the basics of end time prophecy. We’ll examine important prophecies that could have significant impact on your life. By delving into a study of God’s Word, we’ll find what a tremendous benefit and blessing it is to understand Bible prophecy!
 
Here is the schedule for the new prophecy series:

  • November 5, 2014:Outline of Revelation” –  Gary Petty
  • 
November 19, 2014: “Will Jesus Return this Year?” – Steve Myers
  • 
December 3, 2014: “Babylon the Great” – Darris McNeely
  • December 17, 2014: “The Two Witnesses” – Steve Myers
  • January 7, 2015: “False Prophets” – 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

November 4, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Changes to ION Network Programming for Beyond Today Television

November 3, 2014

Beyond Today Logo - low resBecause of their expanding audience, the ION Television Network has made a business decision to place their own network programing to begin at 9 a.m. every day of the week. Up until now, their programing has been starting at 11 a.m. each day. This change to 9 a.m. start time becomes effective January 1, 2015.

Therefore, Beyond Today is going to lose its Sunday morning position on ION after December 31. The good news is that ION has been growing in overall viewership. This shrinkage of available paid programing time reduces their inventory by 25%. So, we needed to make a decision on how best to move forward—so as to not lose the good times that are yet available.

After much deliberation the United Church of God purchased Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. We’ve negotiated this after several rounds of talks to be the same as our current pricing. A major benefit of this change is that we now have full network broadcasting with all 61 O&O (owned and operated) stations in all 210 U.S. markets. We’ll be reaching all 116.4 million households in the U.S.—in other words all 315 million people in the U.S.A. according to current census data.

We did contact representatives of other networks to see what they could offer to make sure that continuing with ION in this manner was our best choice, and no other network was able to offer anything preferable to what we will have starting January 1 on Friday mornings.

Here is a listing of the additional broadcast O&Os we will have. As you will see, some of them are the top markets in the country:

  • WPXN/New York
  • KPXN/Los Angeles WCPX/Chicago
  • WPPX/Philadelphia
  • KPXD/Dallas
  • WBPX/Boston
  • WPXW/Washington DC WPXA/Atlanta
  • KPXB/Houston
  • WPXD/Detroit
  • KPPX/Phoenix
  • KWPX/Seattle
  • WXPX/Tampa
  • KPXM/Minneapolis
  • WPXM/Miami
  • WOPX/Orlando
  • WVPX/Cleveland
  • KSPX/Sacramento
  • KPXG/Portland
  • WRPX/Raleigh
  • WHPX/Hartford
  • KPXE/Kansas City
  • WPXP/West Palm Beach
  • KOPX/Oklahoma City
  • WPXC/Jacksonville
  • WPXQ/Providence
  • KPXR/Cedar Rapids

We would appreciate your prayers for success in preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God at this new time.

Thank you,

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

PS—Initial results from this past weekend’s program, “Is the Rapture Real?“, were very high. Once the week concludes we expect it to be one of our top response programs this year. It is a repeat program that offers one of our newer Bible sudy aids, “The Rapture Versus the Bible.”

November 3, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , | 4 Comments

UCG Short Films: Jelly Está Soñando Con el Reino

October 2, 2014

¡Ha llegado la temporada de la Fiesta de Tabernáculos! Y siempre para Jelly, la Fiesta le inspira a imaginar un mundo de paz y armonía después del regreso de Jesucristo y el establecimiento del maravilloso Reino de Dios (Isaías 11:6, Levítico 23:29-43).

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services, United Church of God

October 2, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications | , , , , | 3 Comments

Press Release About Feast of Tabernacles

September 29, 2014

The United Church of God, an International Association, posted its annual Feast of Tabernacles press release today. You can view it at PRWEB, and the text is also printed below.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services.

Reviving Ancient Biblical Principles — 21st Century Christians to Celebrate the Coming Kingdom of God

Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ observed an ancient Hebrew festival called the Festival of Tabernacles, which was recorded for future generations in the New Testament book of John. Beginning at sunset on October 8, multiple thousands of 21st century Christians and families of the United Church of God will follow this example of Jesus at more than 50 Festival sites around the world (including the United States and Canada), beginning eight days of celebrating a future time of unprecedented peace and prosperity—the coming biblically prophesied Kingdom of God.

ucg 2014 feast of tabernacles press releaseFollowing the example of the 1st century Christian Church as recorded in history, about 13,000 members and families of the United Church of God will observe the annual biblical Festival of Tabernacles, which will take place at more than 50 Festival sites across the world. Beginning at sunset on October 8, the eight-day Christian Festival, which includes more than 14 sites in the United States and Canada, runs October 9 through 16.

Festival sites for worship are organized through North and South America, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, the Philippines and elsewhere. All of like and peaceful mind are welcome to join in Festival worship services.

As the Church teaches from the Bible, the annual Festival prophetically reflects a biblically defined time of unprecedented peace and prosperity, representing the establishment of the Kingdom of God here on earth and the coming reign of Jesus Christ. The United Church of God is a Christian fellowship which follows the example of Jesus Christ (as recorded in the 7th and 8th chapters of the book of John) and the practice of the early Church in observing these important festivals. Numerous biblical and historical accounts record the commitment of 1st century Christians to observe these days, which ultimately were gradually eclipsed by ancient Hellenist (Greek) and other influences. The Church restores the observance of these festivals to come into spiritual alignment with ancient biblical principles, as opposed to human tradition.

“As part of the United Church of God’s commitment to restore and follow the example of the first-century Church, we keep these days, even though they are essentially nontraditional in today’s age and not largely observed by other religious organizations,” explained Victor Kubik, president of the United Church of God. “As authoritatively emphasized in the Old Testament, the Bible teaches that all nations will observe this festival once the Kingdom has truly come,” he continued, referencing chapter 14 in the book of Zechariah.

These three seasons, the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread, the festival of Pentecost and the fall festival season, were all observed by Jesus and the first-century Church. The latter season is capped by the seven-day Festival of Tabernacles and Eighth-Day observance. The three general biblical seasons are originally outlined in the book of Leviticus in chapter 23.

gods-holy-day-plan-the-promise-of-hope-for-all-mankind_0Mr. Kubik pointed out that from a biblical perspective, the Festival of Tabernacles pictures the coming time when Jesus will return to earth and directly rule the world for 1,000 years. “As the Feast of Tabernacles represents a coming time of unprecedented harmony and peace, we conduct this annual eight-day event with a strong family focus,” Mr. Kubik explained. Accordingly, members and families take part in daily church services and a whole range of positive family-based activities throughout the Festival.

Church services conducted during the Festival typically focus on the coming Kingdom of God which Jesus taught about extensively during His earthly ministry. The annual festivals observed earlier in the year by the Church represent the Christian’s redemption from sin through Christ’s sacrifice, the commitment of Christians to put sin out of their lives and the coming of God’s Holy Spirit to strongly empower a Christian to live life in harmony with God’s law and prepare for eternal life.

Originating from the Florida festival site, Mr. Kubik will deliver a church-wide message by Webcast on Saturday, October 11. Details for the Webcast and other presentations are available at feast.ucg.org.

“The emphasis placed by Christ on the coming Kingdom of God is important, and Church members accordingly take the opportunity to observe this Festival very seriously,” explained Mr. Kubik. School-age children attend the Festival with their parents, and the Church provides tutoring and academic support at many sites to help students stay abreast of coursework while attending the Festival.

Cities in the United States hosting the festival include Bend, Oregon; Bigfork, Montana; Branson, Missouri; Cincinnati, Ohio; Jekyll Island, Georgia; Lihue, Hawaii; New Braunfels, Texas; Ocean City, Maryland; Oceanside, California; Panama City Beach, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Steamboat Springs, Colorado; and Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Sites in Canada include Canmore, Alberta; Midland, Ontario; Kelowna, British Columbia; and Prince Edward Island. Thirty-seven other cities hosting the Feast of Tabernacles are in Australia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the British Isles, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.

More information about the Festival is available in the downloadable Church publications: God’s Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All MankindThis is the United Church of God, and The Gospel of the Kingdom.

September 29, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , | 7 Comments

NEW: “Beyond Today” to Air in Cape Town

September 22, 2014

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Starting in October, 2014, Beyond Today will be broadcast via Cape Town TV each Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Cape Town TV is broadcast on DSTV channel 263 and on open channels 32 and 67.

We will run one season (three months) until the end of December 2014. Depending on finances and responses we will then review proceeding further.

Cape Town TV currently has 2.4 million viewers a month via DSTV and it reaches several countries throughout Africa. The Beyond Today programmes also promote the Kingdom of God Bible seminars and The Good News magazine and other literature.

Your prayers for the success of this United Church of God South Africa effort to preach the good news of God’s Kingdom would be much appreciated.

Jason Webster—UCG South Africa

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September 22, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today | , , , | 2 Comments

“Beyond Today” Program Generates Highest Response this Fiscal Year

September 16, 2014

“Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns” Generates 1,842 Overall Responses

The United Church of God is pleased to report that its Beyond Today television episode, “Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns,” which aired September 7-14, 2014, generated the highest viewer response so far this fiscal year.

This program, hosted by Darris McNeely, generated 1,842 telephone and Internet responses and also produced the lowest cost per response this fiscal year.


People from around the world responded very well to “Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns.” Internet responses were recorded from viewers in Australia, Cambodia, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States and Venezuela.

We honor God for His guidance and inspiration in making these wonderful results possible. We also thank you for your ongoing prayers and support.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

September 16, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.”

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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

September 15, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Ministerial Services | , , , , , | 2 Comments

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