Inside United: Realtime

Exciting News & Updates from UCGIA

Winter Camp Registration Open

October 31, 2011

United Youth Camps Winter Camp 2011 is fully operational and eagerly waiting for camper and staff applications! We have a beautiful new camp location in southeastern Wisconsin situated on 600 acres of rolling hills, woods, open fields and on a bluff overlooking a scenic 60-acre lake.

Activities planned include cross-country skiing, tubing, winter field sports, broomball, horseback riding, arts and crafts, winter wilderness survival skills, Christian living classes and a special Bible class called “Bible Super Heroes.” Dance class will feature additional group dance instruction to add to the fun and learning of Camp.

To facilitate participation in the Winter Family Weekend in Cincinnati, Winter Camp starts with camper arrivals on the morning of Tuesday, December 27. This would allow a family to attend the main weekend events at the WFW, then Winter Camp is only seven hours away.

Broomball on the ice!

Additionally, the new camp location allows us to provide shuttle service for campers and staff flying into the Chicago airports (which should make the airline tickets less expensive than before).

The United Church of God Winter camp offers a wonderful opportunity for teen campers to build close friendships, learn a lot about God, the Bible and serving others. Plan now to join us for the fellowship, fun, laughter and learning of Winter Camp!

Camper and staff applications are ready and waiting for you at The cost is reasonable, the rewards are great. Receiving your applications very soon will help tremendously with planning.

Winter Camp director Randy Stiver can be reached with questions at or at (513) 248-1466. Or you can contact assistant camp director Dan Dowd at or by phone at (262) 247-0428.

Randy Stiver/Dan Dowd

October 31, 2011 Posted by | Ministerial Services, United Youth Camps | , , , , | Leave a comment

Announcement: Winter Family Weekend

October 28, 2011

Now that the fall Feasts are concluded, we are turning our attention to preparing for the United Church of God’s Winter Family Weekend (WFW) scheduled for December 23-27, 2011.

We have arranged for the Great Wolf Lodge to hold 200 rooms for us for the nights of December 23 through the 26th—at a great rate far below the retail cost of the room. Initially we opened reservations only for those choosing to stay all four nights. Those who wish to stay all four nights have to make their reservations by October 30 before we open the reservations for individual nights on November 1.

So, if you wish to stay all four nights, please make your reservations right away to avoid not having all four nights available to you. Go on line to to make your reservation.

The waterpark is included in the price and is available on the check-in and departure days in addition to the days you are at the Lodge.

You need to make your reservations soon to ensure having a room at the Lodge. You will also note at our website that King’s Island Resort is also available for you to contact directly and reserve your rooms there as well.

We look forward to sharing this special WFW with you in Cincinnati area.

See you in December!

Gary Antion/Roy Holladay – Event Coordinators

October 28, 2011 Posted by | Home Office, Ministerial Services | , , , , , | Leave a comment

SAND: A New Short Film from UCG

October 28, 2011

What do you fill your days with? How do you focus your time and attention?

Give priority to the things that matter. Think thoughts that are godly, good and righteous. And boldly serve God and his people. Life is but a flicker. Make each day the product of limited time well spent. Like words written in the sand, our time is finite.

View this new short film from the United Church of God and the producers of Beyond Today television: “Sand.”

Peter Eddington—Operation Manger, Media and Communications Services

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Remember to Register for the Winter Family Weekend

October 7, 2011

Please remember to register online if you are planning to stay at the Great Wolf Lodge all four nights of the Winter Family Weekend, arriving December 23 and departing December 27. We plan to open the reservations for those staying fewer than four nights shortly after the Feast.

Payment is in advance since the United Church of God is getting such a great rate for the Lodge. We have a cutoff date of November 28, after which any of the 200 rooms not booked will be given back to the hotel for the regular price.

So, if you’re planning to attend and want to stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, please check online at and click “register online.” We look forward to a wonderful experience with you at the 2011 Winter Family Weekend in the Cincinnati area.

Gary Antion and Roy Holladay—WFW Event Coordinators

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Beyond Today Episodes Generate Excellent Response

October 4, 2011

"Beyond Today" television presenters Steve Myers, Darris McNeely and Gary Petty.

We are pleased to report that Beyond Today television episode “The Coming King of the South” hosted by Darris McNeely which aired on Sunday, September 18, produced 1,106 responses at $14.92 cost per response (CPR).

Also, “Who is the Antichrist?” hosted by Steve Myers which aired on Sunday, September 25, generated 1,173 responses at $14.07 CPR. These are the highest responding episodes since June 26, when the program “The Moment After You Die,” registered 1,217 responses.

Since we began airing programs on national television in July 2010, Beyond Today has served as a witness to multiple millions of viewers. Additionally, nearly 55,000 responses have been received so far.

On the set of "Beyond Today" recording a program about the Ten Commandments.

We deeply thank God for His great blessings as we strive to preach and publish His message of the Kingdom of God to the United States, Canada and the entire world. Please continue your diligent prayers for the success of Beyond Today and all our global media endeavors.

Furthermore, we welcome your comments, suggestions and ideas on how we can enhance and improve our television efforts. Please send your observations and remarks to Media and Communications Services staff member John LaBissoniere at

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

October 4, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , | 1 Comment