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Spring Festival Press Release Exceeds Expectations

April 23, 2014

On April 7, Media and Communications Services posted a press release about the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. It was titled:  “Christian Passover – Reviving Ancient Biblical Principles.” A slightly modified version also appeared on the United Church of God website at Press release

Collective results have now set a new record for responses for media releases for Holy Day seasons, surpassing all of the Feast of Tabernacles prior releases posted in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for full page reads, downloads and interactions.

This was the first time the Passover (and Days of Unleavened Bread) were featured. As of yesterday, a total of 1,331 release full page reads and downloads have taken place with 179 digital interactions. (One release distributed in January 2011 for the Kingdom of God Bible Seminars holds the all-time record with more than 1,600 downloads).

Keyword searches were way up for this release, with phrases including the words “lamb of God” and “Christian Passover” topping the list. Also for the first time, Bing search engine surpassed Google and Yahoo for most searches that led to the Christian Passover release.

Countries (apart from the United States) where full page reads and downloads took place were (to date):

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom (Britain)
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

The release can be viewed online at Our thanks to Michael Snyder for preparing and posting the release for the Church.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services


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  1. Excellent news!

    Comment by William Lussenheide | April 23, 2014 | Reply

    • Our Creator’s eyes are on UCG. We need to humble ourselves, focus on the work and allow God to be Who He is for us and trust that He knows what’s best for us. He is pruning us and molding us to be who He wants us to be. All those who left us will repent and come back, if we UCG do the job right, that is focus, pray and trust HIM. Praise be to His Name.

      Germaine Boulin, New York Congregation.

      Comment by Germaine Boulin | April 24, 2014 | Reply

  2. That’s phrasing it well. We are so acclimated to the Passover that we just call it by that simple name, which may perplex others. A few months ago when looking for a hall to use for the service, I learned to refer to the event as our New Testament Passover service, if I used the Passover name. (After all, we celebrate it as Christ and the apostles showed, not by Jewish tradition.)

    Comment by David in CM | April 26, 2014 | Reply

  3. I forgot to register on the internet for the feast on Monday, so Tuesday I tried to do it and it wouldn’t let me do it. Now I can’t find a way to
    register. I wonder if you might forgive me, and let me register some way. It’s the first time in over 50 years in the Church that I have failed to do this properly. Thank you

    Comment by Jack Campbell | May 2, 2014 | Reply

    • Jack, early registration for the Feast of Tabernacles closed on April 28. However, now that we know which sites still have capacity to take more feastgoers, registration will re-open. So, go to and click on the main registration banner and complete the process.

      Comment by United Church of God | May 2, 2014 | Reply

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