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Program About Christmas Produces Excellent Response

December 31, 2013

Beyond Today Program About Christmas Produces Excellent Response

Beyond Today program, “Regifting Jesus,” produced by the United Church of God, aired the week of December 22-28, 2013. Hosted by Gary Petty, this episode which discussed the origins of Christmas, recorded an excellent 1,105 total viewer responses on WGN America and the WORD Networks. We are pleased to report this program placed second highest in overall response and second in cost per response out of the 25 programs aired so far this fiscal year.

We are always grateful for your support and prayers in our efforts to preach and publish the good news of God’s coming Kingdom throughout the world.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

December 31, 2013 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Typhoon Haiyan: Rebuilding Project Underway

December 30, 2013

Rebuilding in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is now underway in Leyte, Philippines. The first project has our United Church of God crew rebuilding the family home of Gerald Misigal. It’s a joint venture by Good Works and LifeNets.

Thank you to all who are working together to help those who lost their homes. This is just the beginning of our rebuilding efforts for our brethren in Leyte affected by super-typhoon Yolanda.

We are very pleased to report that donations to the Good Works Philippines Disaster Relief fund (now at almost $100,000) are very encouraging and will help greatly in restoring the living conditions of our brethren there.

Please take a moment to view a video interview with Gerald Misigal and see his home being rebuilt by UCG volunteers. The video was put together by the Philippine office.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 30, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Podcast: News of the Canadian UCG Work

December 27, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the eighth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Rainer Salomaa, giving un update on UCG’s work in Canada.


Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 27, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast 007: Scott Ashley and the Good News Magazine

December 25, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the seventh Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Scott Ashley, managing editor of The Good News  magazine, to discuss topics in upcoming issues of the magazine and featured articles.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 25, 2013 Posted by | Good News Magazine, Media and Communications | , , , , | 1 Comment

New UCG Short Film: Jelly Loves the Sabbath

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

Jelly enjoys helping to prepare a Sabbath dinner, and soon Mrs. Libby breaks into song about the meaning of this wonderful day. Make sure you catch the surprise ending!

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 22, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications | , , , , | 7 Comments

Women’s Services: Inside United Podcast

December 18, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the sixth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode, Lisa Fenchel gives an update on the work of Women’s Services, which operates under Ministerial and Member Services. She talks about the purpose of Women’s Services and its work, including organizing Women’s Enrichment Weekends and managing an elder’s wives forum.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 18, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Podcast: 2013 Winter Family Weekend

December 17, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the fifth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Gary Antion to discuss the annual Winter Family Weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio. He shares its history, purpose and what attendees can expect.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 17, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , | Leave a comment

Good News Print Advertising to Reach 6.2 Million Households

December 16, 2013

Print Ads to Reach 6,200,000 Households in 2014

The Middle East in Bible ProphecyDue to a recent decision by the Council of Elders of the United Church of God, a new print advertising campaign is being launched. We are pleased to inform you that between January and March, 2014, Good News subscription advertisements will be delivered to 6,200,000 households in the United States. Each “card-pack” insert card costs less than two cents to print and mail.

Subscribers have the option of mailing a postage paid card or visiting our website to subscribe to The Good News. They also have the opportunity to order a subscription to Las Buenas Noticias, the Spanish language version of The Good News. Additionally, potential readers can order at least one of the following seven booklets:

  1. Are We Living in the Time of the End?
  2. Heaven and Hell: What Does the Bible Really Teach?
  3. How to Understand the Bible
  4. Jesus Christ: The Real Story
  5. The Middle East in Bible Prophecy
  6. The Book of Revelation Unveiled
  7. What Happens After Death?

As a result of this impending advertising effort we expect to add multiple thousands of new Good News readers to our subscription files at the home office in Cincinnati.

Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for the United Church of God. With your support we are doing everything possible to efficiently and effectively spread the good news of the coming Kingdom of God.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

Peter Eddington

December 16, 2013 Posted by | Media and Communications | , , , , | 3 Comments

Inside United Podcast: Update from Australia

December 12, 2013

We’re happy to introduce the fourth Inside United Podcast by the United Church of God.

In this episode President Victor Kubik is joined by Bill Bradford, UCG pastor in Brisbane, Australia. Mr. Bradford provides an update on the work in Australia, in particular the recent success of the Beyond Today TV program.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 12, 2013 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications, President's Office | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roy Holladay Confirmed as Ministerial Operation Manager

December 12, 2013

United Church of God Council of Elders confirms Roy Holladay

as Operation Manager of Ministerial and Member Services

Long-time pastor and administrator to move to Ohio in January

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Following the recommendation of Church President Victor Kubik, the Council of Elders of the United Church of God confirmed the appointment of Roy Holladay, 73, as operation manager for Ministerial and Member Services December 11.

“I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Holladay in various capacities for many years,” said Mr. Kubik. “He brings several decades of service to an important position both as a field minister and a senior administrator, and I’m very much looking forward to having him here again in Cincinnati on the team.”

“While he has many years of ministerial service in administrative positions, Roy Holladay has often been described as a servant with the heart of a pastor,” said Robin Webber. “While we know that he and his wife Norma were very content serving brethren in the greater Chattanooga [Tennessee] area and working as an advisor on the Ministerial and Member Services team, we’re grateful that he will be coming back to Cincinnati for another tour of duty.”

Both Mr. Kubik and Mr. Webber noted that Mr. Holladay had served the United Church of God in administrative and Council positions during what Mr. Webber described as “trying times, but also in a period of holding fast to biblical truth.” Mr. Kubik said that he is looking forward to working with Mr. Holladay “now in both a time of peace and a time of commitment to help strengthen our brethren and fashion a time of spiritual growth for all.”

Mr. Holladay said he was “humbled” by the appointment and that he was looking forward to working full-time again with Mr. Kubik. “I feel like the last number of years have been a time of growth for me personally,” Mr. Holladay said. “My and Norma’s faith in the fact that Jesus Christ is the true Leader and Head of the Church has been strengthened. We believe that we as a Church will be blessed as we all follow His lead.”

Mr. and Mrs. Holladay have served congregations in Pittsburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Akron and Toledo, Ohio; Charleston and Wheeling, West Virginia; Big Sandy, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Uvalde, and the Rio Grande Valley, Texas; Arlington, Chicago North and Hinsdale, Illinois; Richmond and Norfolk Virginia; Texarkana, Arkansas; St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Fort Myers, Miami, and West Palm Beach, Florida; and most recently Chattanooga and Rome, Georgia. In addition to serving different terms as president of the United Church of God and chairman of the Council of Elders, Mr. Holladay served in a variety of senior positions, including serving as a senior pastor in 1976, as a regional pastor from 1992-1998, and as the Festival coordinator for Mount Pocono and in St. Petersburg for 10 years (1983-1994).

A 1963 graduate of Ambassador College (Pasadena), Mr. Holladay was ordained on the day of Pentecost in 1964. Mr. and Mrs. Holladay have five sons, five daughters-in-law and 13 grandchildren who live across the continent—California, Texas, Washington and Canada.

Mr. Holladay will assume his new role immediately and complete the transition to moving back to Cincinnati in January.

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About the United Church of God, an International Association. Basing its beliefs on the biblical practices of the original 1st Century Church, the United Church of God maintains congregations in more than 40 countries around the world. Following the recorded example of Jesus Christ and the first apostles, the Church observes a seventh day Sabbath and the annual Holy Day seasons as outlined in the Old and New Testaments. The main offices of the Church are located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Church produces the Beyond Today television program (airing globally on a variety of outlets, including WGN America), publishes the Good News magazine, and provides a variety of multimedia material outlining its beliefs and teachings. For more information about the Church and its activities, please visit www.ucg.org.

December 12, 2013 Posted by | Ministerial Services, President's Office | , , , | 3 Comments