“Beyond Today” Program Recorded in Massachusetts
July 19, 2012
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.
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