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“Beyond Today” Program Recorded in Massachusetts

July 19, 2012

Minuteman Statue, Lexington, Massachusetts

Beyond Today went on the road this week to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, to record an upcoming episode titled, “The Spirit of Liberty.” Videotaping on the site of the first skirmish of the American Revolution, the program’s theme dealt with the response of the Minutemen, the colonial militia who were called to respond on “a moments notice” to an alarm of danger.

The ride of Paul of Revere and others to warn the villages was referenced in connection with the “watchman” of Ezekiel 33. The spiritual analogy for one to respond to the call of the Kingdom of God was the main point made throughout the program. Scenes for the program were recorded on the Lexington Common and along the old road between Lexington and Concord—the scene of the fighting that took place on April 19, 1775, the day the “shot heard round the world” was fired.

Jamie Schreiber, Peter Eddington and Rudy Rangel prepare the steadicam for the Beyond Today recording.

The Beyond Today crew consisted of Peter Eddington, Darris McNeely, Jamie Schreiber and Rudy Rangel. They had been in New England the previous weekend gathering member interviews for this year’s United Church of God festival sermon video. The working title for the presentation is “Fitly Framed Together.”

Members in the Worcester, Massachusetts, and Seabrook, New Hampshire, congregations shared their thoughts and stories on the life and experiences of the Church in recent years. This will be woven into the video, along with a main message from Church President Dennis Luker.

New England UCG pastor Len Martin and his wife, Julie, hosted the crew in their home during the trip and provided valuable logistical help. Members appreciated the visit and the focus on their efforts to come together and serve the local needs and make a contribution to the larger work of the church.

Darris McNeely—Associate Media Producer

Interview in Seabrook, New Hampshire, for 2012 Feast Sermon Video. From left: Marieann Delfino, Rudy Rangel and Jamie Schreiber.

July 19, 2012 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , ,


  1. This should be an excellent Feast video, as the foundation of our beliefs in this country stem from the members who came from this area of the New World, before branching off to the Midwest and then to the West coast. Looking back at where we came from can be an helpful aid in understanding our calling – “remember what type of person you were before coming into the faith, how not many wise are called, nor many noble brethren”. I find it intertesting that the phrase “shot heard round the world” was used in this context too, as also was the “sound of a mighty rushing wind” on the day of Pentecost. As we go from the last Holy Day to the upcoming Fall Holy days, I wish we are all reminded of the sacrifice many of our members have made to keep the Church of God on course – from days of old in this country, to the present time.

    Comment by Hank Briody | July 19, 2012 | Reply

    • I have lived longer than I thought at age 16, so yes, indeed, some sacrifices were made to keep the Church of God alive and well. My mother died before the Feast of Trumpets, so her rest came almost 3 years ago. Reading over the sympathy cards that I received help me “survive” each day and provide the hope to keep overcoming and the courage to attend each Sabbath rather than joining an on-line version of church. Hope this comment gives you hope, because my mom gave her life in service to the other mothers in the church. She was a busy lady and I miss my Mom, but I only cry once a day instead of more often. Tomorrow, I have another doctor appointment, so I pray that I can survive another day without another health problem. I have been a Sabbath keeper since Fall 1969, per my Dad’s request. Have an inspiring Sabbath and upcoming Fall Holy Day Season! – K. Halvorsen

      Comment by K. Halvorsen | July 24, 2012 | Reply

      • Hang in there, Karen! I didn’t know about your mom’s death. Or maybe I had just forgotten. She was a great lady in the faith. I am looking forward to seeing her again.

        Comment by Basil Kopey | July 27, 2012 | Reply

  2. Thank you for the update and progress of the Beyond Today programming and Good News of the Gospel of the Kingdom.

    Comment by K. | July 20, 2012 | Reply

  3. Awaiting with eagerness for the film to be completed and released for us to see! Thank you for all of your efforts.

    Comment by Rhonda Diggins | July 20, 2012 | Reply

  4. My Husband and I are not able to attend the Feast again this year. There are other members, that are not able to go. I was just wondering, if we could have a DVD of the Feast film mailed to us. This is the 3rd Feast we are going to miss. I pray for all, of you, as you spread God’s word around the world. Thank you. Hugs sandy

    Comment by Sandy Abrell | July 20, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Sandy,
      The Feast Sermon Video will be made available online during the Feast at It will also be on the sermon DVD that comes out after the Feast. We hope this is helpful.

      Comment by United Church of God | July 20, 2012 | Reply

    • Sandy, I will pray that someone will be able to mail you at least a postcard from the Feast site that you’d miss attending. It’s hard to miss a Holy Day, especially for health reasons. I missed Pentecost and was able to be annointed soon after. May God provide you with many church friends that like to write letters to you during the Feast of Tabernacles. Hugs to you and your family! -The Mark & Karen Halvorsen family

      Comment by K. Halvorsen | July 24, 2012 | Reply

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