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Beta Test Site of New UCG.org Now Available

April 8, 2011

The UCG.org Beta Website is Now Available

After over a year in development and numerous hours of work by many people, we are excited to be able to offer a beta version of the new ucg.org website for you to test. Please visit http://beta.ucg.org to test out the new website and explore all of the new features within the site.

Be sure to sign up for an account and check out the translation and online chat features. If you have comments please provide feedback by clicking on the feedback link featured at the bottom right of every webpage. We will not be able to answer all comments, but please let us know your suggestions and what worked or did not work for you on this test website. This will help us to make any necessary changes before the official launch in May.

Be sure to check out all these new features:

  • Website user accounts.
  • Author pages with bio information, photo and content produced by that author.
  • Online chat with other website user account friends.
  • Powerful and enhanced search engine.
  • MP3 recordings of various booklets and publications.
  • Recipe section (biblically clean).
  • Commenting on posted content.
  • United Church of God congregation finder (by zip code).

Thank you for your feedback and all of those who have helped with this new site.

Aaron Booth—Internet Managing Editor

April 8, 2011 - Posted by | Media and Communications, UCGIA on the Web | ,

14 Comments »

  1. Very cool website! I just had to go in and play around a while.

    Comment by Lorelei Nettles | April 8, 2011 | Reply

  2. I don’t see the Good News Bible Reading Program on the new site, nor do I see it on the members site. Maybe it is there, and I just haven’t found it. I hope you are not discarding it, as it is such a valuable tool whilst studying the OT.

    Comment by Nadine | April 8, 2011 | Reply

    • It is located under the Media tab, then the Study Resources tab, and called the “UCG Bible Commentary.” Hope this helps.

      Comment by Terri | April 8, 2011 | Reply

  3. How are we supposed to know the zip code of all the cities where there are churches??

    Comment by Pamela Penrod | April 8, 2011 | Reply

    • Pamela, click on the “Information” tab on top at the homepage, then go to “Find a Congregation” on the bottom right side of the box that appears. Then click on “View All Congregations.” You will then see a list of all of the UCG congregations in the U.S. and the world. You can then click on the U.S. state, or country, of your choice and see all the congregations. Click on the congregation of your choice and you will get its local website. The other way to do this is to click on the “Contact” tab on top at the homepage, then click on “Find a Congregation”. In the box that appears, look under the boxes that ask for a postal code and click on “or View All Congregations.” You will then get the same list that I mentioned above.

      Comment by Basil Kopey | April 9, 2011 | Reply

  4. Well done, Aaron, and everybody! The new website is user-friendly and responsive and, with the addition of recipes, fun! I look forward to using it a lot.

    Susan

    Comment by Susan Durnil | April 8, 2011 | Reply

  5. I am so excited to try out the new web site.
    I can’t begin to understand all the man hours
    and expertise put into this project and what
    it will mean towards doing God’s work.
    God is doing so much to bless His people and do a work through all of you at the home office.
    Thank you,

    Comment by Val | April 8, 2011 | Reply

  6. Very good job!!!. Only one thing I can not find a link for the Sabbath School Curriculum for Preteens.The UCG old website post that part in the Youth section.

    Comment by giannina47 | April 9, 2011 | Reply

  7. Wow! What a powerful Web Site!!!
    Thanks to Aaron and all the people that made this Web page possible.
    Truly powrful when you can change languages with a click of the button. Way to Go!!!

    Comment by Richard Eckman | April 9, 2011 | Reply

  8. This is simply outstanding work! Well done Aaron and team.

    Comment by Mike Mukarati | April 10, 2011 | Reply

  9. Thank you for your tremendous work! I will surf around awhile. Is Bible Study Guides the only place where I can type in my own specific phrase/word into a search window? Is there a sermon transcripts link as well for that? Great job, but my first impression was that the tabs/pages needed more color and not so much white.

    Comment by Ann | April 11, 2011 | Reply

  10. I’m impressed! Very user friendly!!

    Comment by Wendy Englehardt | April 12, 2011 | Reply

  11. Great job all! I really like it. I bookmarked a bunch of things to go through.

    A bit hard to find people.. how about a browse button

    Comment by Jim Gillespie | April 12, 2011 | Reply

  12. Looking forward to talking to others of like mind.

    Comment by Judy L Hooper | April 12, 2011 | Reply


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