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Good News Print Advertising to Reach 2.3 Million Households

July 28, 2015

2.3 Million Literature Ads to be Placed in Sunday Newspapers in 69 U.S. Cities

Second Test of Free Standing Insert Ads to Occur on August 9, 2015

In May 2015 the United Church of God successfully tested 446,000 full-page literature advertisements in the coupon sections of 23 U.S. Sunday newspapers. We will now test 2,294,000 half-page ads in Sunday newspapers in 69 cities/counties on August 9, 2015.

Known in the industry as “free standing inserts,” these FSI coupon ad sections have proven to be highly popular with newspaper readers. A July 8, 2014, article in Retailing Today explained that: “During the first half of 2014, more than $267 billion in consumer incentives were delivered via FSI coupons, up 8% from the same period in 2013.”Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns

Also, on July 15, 2014, NetNewsCheck stated: “As the push to digitalize many aspects of traditional print media continues, the free-standing insert, or preprint, is holding steady in its original form. Free-standing inserts (or FSIs), which include coupons and retailers’ circulars, typically account for 30% to 50% of newspapers’ retail advertising revenue.”

Depending on the response and cost-per-response to this test, we will consider a larger distribution into other cities across the country. In this effort we will test four ads featuring our popular Bible study aids: Jesus Christ: The Real Story, Seven Prophetic Signs Before Jesus Returns, How to Understand the Bible and Heaven and Hell: What Does the Bible Really Teach? Please see additional samples down below and click on each to see a larger image.

Here is a list of the 69 cities/counties in the East Central and Southeast U.S. regions in which our inserts will appear on August 9, 2015:

  • Aiken, SC
  • Anderson, SC
  • Asheville, NC
  • Ashtabula, OH
  • Athens, TN
  • Augusta, GA
  • Bay City, MI
  • Bean Station, TN
  • Beaufort, SC
  • Bluffton, SC
  • Bristol, VA
  • Bryan, OH
  • Charleston, SC
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Cleveland, TN
  • Columbia, SC
  • Concord/Kannapolis, NC
  • Crestview, FL
  • Crossville, TN
  • Defiance, OH
  • Flint, MI
  • Florence, SC
  • Forest City, NC
  • Fremont, OH
  • Ft. Walton Beach, FL
  • Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Greenville, SC
  • Greenwood, SC
  • Hickory, NC
  • Hilton Head, SC
  • Huntington, IN
  • Johnson City, TN
  • Kendallville/Auburn, IN
  • Kingsport, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Laurens County, SC
  • Lima, OH
  • Louisville, KY
  • Marion, NC
  • Maryville, TN
  • Middlesboro, KY
  • Midland, MI
  • Monroe County, TN
  • Morganton, NC
  • Morristown, TN
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • New Castle, PA
  • Newport, TN
  • Orangeburg, SC
  • Panama City, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Port Clinton, OH
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Saginaw, MI
  • Salisbury, NC
  • Savannah, GA
  • Sharon, PA
  • Shelby, NC
  • Smyth County, VA
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Sumter, SC
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Tiffin, OH
  • Toledo, OH
  • Wabash, IN
  • Waynesville, NC
  • Whitesburg, KY
  • Youngstown, OH

We are deeply appreciative of your enduring prayers for the Church’s many and varied efforts to reach people everywhere with the magnificent news about Jesus Christ and the coming Kingdom of God.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

Heaven and Hell - What Does the Bible Really Teach How to Understand the Bible Jesus Christ - The Real Story

July 28, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reminder: LIVE Bible Study Webcast—Thyatira, the Corrupt Church

July 27, 2015

The Churches of Revelation

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Thyatira will be covered on Wednesday, July 29, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available live via webcast.

For this fifth study, Beyond Today presenter and church pastor Steve Myers will expound upon , “Thyatira—The Corrupt Church.” The letter to Thyatira is the longest letter to any of the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation. Wonderful positive complements are paid to the members, yet they had a major problem. It was a difficult issue that threatened the health of the Church. It was a concern that endangered their relationships. It was the most dangerous of all doctrines that jeopardized their eternal life. Even today this same matter could keep us from the Kingdom. Join us as we study the church in Thyatira for insight into that dangerous doctrine.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Churches of Revelation series:

  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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New Short Film: Jelly Learns About Love

July 17, 2015

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

Jelly and Mr. Jonathan are invited to Professor Puddy’s Toy Shop to help him with an exciting new invention! Join Jelly and friends as they learn about love!

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

July 17, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

LIVE Webcast: Pergamos—The Compromising Church

July 13, 2015

The Churches of Revelation

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Pergamos will be covered on Wednesday, July 15, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available live via webcast.

For this fourth study, Beyond Today presenter Darris McNeely will expound upon , “Pergamos—The Compromising Church.” Pergamos, the church “where Satan dwells,” offers us a unique view of city and culture finely tuned to be the center for Satan’s operations in not only that city but the region. What lessons might we learn about integrity and faith in a modern world that offers us many opportunities to compromise? Darris McNeely will go through those lessons in this fascinating period study.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Churches of Revelation series:

  • July 15, 2015: Pergamos—The Compromising Church – Darris McNeely
  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser. Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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Beyond Today Television – 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Update

July 6, 2015

The Beyond Today television program, sponsored by the United Church of God continues impacting viewers around the world with the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God. Please see the chart below showing the top ten programs and responses from each during the just-completed 2014-2015 fiscal year. Viewer response from all 52 telecasts totaled 37,455.

Beyond Today Top 10 Programs — 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

2014-2015 BT Results

International Internet Responses to Beyond Today

We are very pleased to report that Internet responses to Beyond Today were received from the following 76 countries and territories during the 2014-2015 fiscal year:

Algeria, Antilles, Austria, Australia, Barbados, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bangladesh, Brazil, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cote d ‘lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Sweden, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Wales, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

As always, we are extremely grateful for your enduring prayers and support to reach this world with the good news of God’s Kingdom.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

Peter Eddington

July 6, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

United Church of God Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

July 1, 2015

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated decision about what the status of same-sex marriage is to be in the United States. Based upon Holy Scripture the United Church of God believes and teaches that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, exclusive of all others.

Victor Kubik, president of the United Church of God, an International Association, issued a video statement on the Churchs’ stance on this subject.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

July 1, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 Comments

LIVE Webcast: Smyrna—The Persecuted Church

The Churches of Revelation

June 30, 2015

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Smyrna will be covered on Wednesday, July 1, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available live via webcast.

For this third study Gary Petty, Nashville, Tennessee, pastor and Beyond Today presenter, will present , “Smyrna—The Persecuted Church.” What would you think of Christians who lived in poverty and were hated by their neighbors? In the book of Revelation, the church at Smyrna is famous for their poverty and persecution, yet Jesus Christ calls them “rich.”

Join Gary Petty as we explore the church in Smyrna and how to deal with persecution.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Churches of Revelation series:

  • July 1, 2015: Smyrna—The Persecuted Church – Gary Petty
  • July 15, 2015: Pergamos—Where Satan Dwelt – Darris McNeely
  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

June 30, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Live Webcast: Ephesus, the Loveless Church

The Churches of Revelation

June 15, 2015

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Ephesus will be covered on Wednesday, June 17, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and is available live via webcast.

For this second study, Darris McNeely, associate media producer and Beyond Today presenter, will present , “Ephesus: The Loveless Church.” The church at Ephesus had more written to it, than to any of the other six churches in Revelation. What is behind this message Christ gave to Ephesus that is vitally important to us in today’s world?

Join us in this Bible study to uncover this important message, and then hold it up for personal instruction.

Here is the remaining schedule for the Churches of Revelation series:

  • June 17, 2015: Ephesus—The Loveless Church – Darris McNeely
  • July 1, 2015: Smyrna—The Persecuted Church – Gary Petty
  • July 15, 2015: Pergamos—Where Satan Dwelt – Darris McNeely
  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

June 15, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Reminder: NEW Bible Study Series Starts Wednesday

June 1, 2015

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is starting a new bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series with the title: “The Churches of Revelation.” The series starts on Wednesday, June 3, at the time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast.

For the first study, Peter Eddington, operation manager for the United Church of God’s Media and Communications Services department, will present an introductory overview titled, “The Totality of the Church.” This Bible study will provide an introduction and overview of the churches of Revelation—giving especially some history, geography and context—so that as we study each congregation in detail in subsequent studies we will more fully appreciate what we are reading. The churches spoken of in Revelation 2 and 3 have multiple meanings and applications—both of the actual congregations of the first century A.D., and of our church down through time.

Here is the schedule for the new Revelation series:

  • June 3, 2015: Overview—The Totality of the Church – Peter Eddington
  • June 17, 2015: Ephesus—The Loveless Church – Darris McNeely
  • July 1, 2015: Smyrna—The Persecuted Church – Gary Petty
  • July 15, 2015: Pergamos—Where Satan Dwelt – Darris McNeely
  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Steve Myers—Pastor, Cincinnati East, UCGIA

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New Bible Study Series: The Churches of Revelation

May 28, 2015

The Totality of the Church

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is starting a new bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series with the title: “The Churches of Revelation.” The series starts on Wednesday, June 3, at the time of 7 p.m. ET and is available live via webcast. For the first study, Peter Eddington, operation manager for the United Church of God’s Media and Communications Services department, will present an introductory overview titled, “The Totality of the Church.” To complement this first study on the Churches of Revelation, a special, newly designed map of the Asia Minor area—showing the locations of the churches, including roads and rivers—will be distributed to those in attendance. It may also be made available as an electronic download to those watching the webcast. Here is the schedule for the new Revelation series:

  • June 3, 2015: Overview—The Totality of the Church – Peter Eddington
  • June 17, 2015: Ephesus—The Loveless Church – Darris McNeely
  • July 1, 2015: Smyrna—The Persecuted Church – Gary Petty
  • July 15, 2015: Pergamos—The Compromising Church – Darris McNeely
  • July 29, 2015: Thyatira—The Corrupt Church – Steve Myers
  • August 12, 2015: Sardis—The Dead Church – Gary Petty
  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

Seven Churches of Revelation

Plan to attend in person, or you can listen online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Steve Myers—Pastor, Cincinnati East, UCGIA

May 28, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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