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December 18, 2015

This Blog to be Discontinued

With almost 1 million views since Inside United: Realtime was created in 2010, it is now time to discontinue this United Church of God management team blog.

We thank our 1,625 followers and subscribers. We also thank those who left more than a hundred comments and interacted with us. The majority of our viewers came from the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Singapore, Germany, Philippines and France.

The content and news provided here at Inside United: Realtime will now appear and continue on the Beyond Today website of the United Church of God and also on the new members website of the Church.

Updates on the work of the Church’s media department, letters from the president, letters from the chairman, and reminders of webcast Bible studies and other events, will now all come from the Beyond Today and UCG Member sites.

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We recommend that you immediately sign up for e-mail updates of new material posted on these sites if you have not already done so. Simply go to http://www.ucg.org/email-subscribe and choose one or both of the available e-mail services.

Thank you for your support of the important work of preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and caring for those whom God calls into His flock.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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December 18, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Home Office, Media and Communications, Ministerial Services, President's Office, UCGIA on the Web | , , , , | 3 Comments

New Members Website

December 16, 2015

Exciting New Development

The United Church of God recently launched a major refresh to its main website, UCG.org. And now there is an exciting new change to the members website for members of the Church to find to articles, local church updates, a calendar of events happening within the Church and other information pertinent to them. The new website can be found at www.ucg.org/members. Watch the introductory video below.

The new members site is more usable and functional for mobile devices, with a simpler and cleaner look. The Web team is always working to take advantage of the constantly shifting and changing Internet, improving the website and making it better for everyone to navigate. Everything will work together: the members site, local websites, the main UCG.org and the Beyond Today section.

The search function

The search function works better than ever on the new UCG.org and members website. Any query searches all sections of the website. There are fewer drop-down menu tabs across the top of the page, so if you cannot find something that was there before, just search for it in the search engine. Since everything works together it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.

Local congregation websites

The local congregation websites are rolled into the main UCG.org site, streamlining the look and making it easier for new and prospective members to find information on congregations near them. In the local sites, members can find updates and see a calendar of activities that pertains to their congregation.

The community tab

On each local congregation page there is a tab labeled “Community.” Here, members can join a community that is just for people in their congregation—prayer requests, announcements, member-specific sermons and other information that might be sensitive in nature can be posted here with privacy so that only members who have been vetted by their pastor or the local congregation maintainer can see it.

United News

United News is now a Web-first publication—meaning that important updates, articles, calendar events, news items and other information will be published online at the members site continually, with a print edition continuing to be published bi-monthly. Check out uploaded articles in the “Latest Updates” section on the page, or go directly to www.ucg.org/united-news.

Where will sermons be?

All sermons—including those from every local congregation website—are now migrated to the new site at www.ucg.org/sermons. The updated site makes it easier to listen to on mobile devices. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed (www.ucg.org/sermons/rss) of the newest sermons uploaded.

UCG member e-mail updates

Members can now sign up for updates on the members site by following this link: www.ucg.org/email-subscribe. When you sign up you will receive an e-mail a few times a week with latest updates and articles posted to the members website (www.ucg.org/members). This update will include United Church of God member updates, announcements, events, United News content, sermons and more.

Can I Get Involved?

The Web team is always looking for more volunteers to help with posting sermons and material pertaining to their local congregation. If you would like to get involved and help out with your local congregation website, please talk with your minister about what you can do for the website.

There have been close to 300 local volunteer maintainers of the local congregation websites who have already been helping out. They have been valuable and helpful to the Web team, who could not possibly maintain all aspects of the Church’s various websites without them. The Web team would like to thank all those volunteers.

There is one Body with many members, and the members website is just one of the places where they can come together. It is an exciting new development for everyone to enjoy and utilize.

Linda Merrick—Associate Editor, United News

Aaron Booth—Internet Managing Editor

December 16, 2015 Posted by | Media and Communications, UCGIA on the Web | , , | 3 Comments

Wednesday Night Bible Study Webcast

December 15, 2015

“The Time Is Now: Get To It!”

The United Church of God is finishing its four-part Bible study series, “The Time Is Now,” with part four on Wednesday, December 16, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern. It will be available live via webcast.

Steve Myers, Beyond Today presenter and pastor in Cincinnati, is presenting the topic: “The Time Is Now: Get To It!.” We live in fast paced, hectic, can’t catch your breath kind of world. Life can be like a handful of sand that seems to slip all too easily through our fingers. Why do we have difficulty getting a handle on it?  In this study we’ll discuss how to seize control and use our time effectively.

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

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

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Personal Appearance Campaigns

December 11, 2015

Coming to 10 More Cities

We are pleased to announce that after three successful Personal Appearance Campaigns (PACs) in Texas last October, an additional 10 cities over the course of 10 months will hold PACs.

Here is a listing of what is currently planned:

  • Nashville, Tennessee — Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana — Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m.
  • Columbus, Ohio — Sunday, April 10 at 3 p.m.
  • Chicago West, Illinois — Sunday, June 26 at 3 p.m
  • Chicago South, Illinois — Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cleveland, Ohio — Sunday, August 14 at 3 p.m.
  • Dayton, Ohio — Sunday, August 21 at 3 p.m.
  • Raleigh, North Carolina — Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Greensboro, North Carolina — Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Charlotte, North Carolina — Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m.

A new promotional video (shown below) has been created and placed on the PAC event Web page at www.ucg.org/beyond-today/events and each of the cities will be added to the online list as meeting halls are finalized. Ongoing support and prayers for God’s blessing upon the success of these campaigns is much appreciated.

The PACs are designed to further engage our current Beyond Today magazine subscribers and television viewers. We want them to make an effort to visit us face to face. By shaking hands with our pastor in their city, or by personally meeting our Beyond Today TV presenters, we add personal contact and engagement—hopefully toward the goal of future attendance with the United Church of God as God calls them to repentance and conversion.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

December 11, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Good News Magazine, Media and Communications | , , , , | 1 Comment

LIVE Bible Study Webcast on Wednesday

November 30, 2015

“Laboring in God’s Word”

The United Church of God is continuing its four-part Bible study series, “The Time Is Now,” with part three on Wednesday, December 2, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern. It will be available live via webcast.

Gary Petty, Beyond Today presenter and pastor in Tennessee, is presenting the topic: “Laboring in God’s Word.” The Bible is God’s sure word of prophecy, instruction and truth. There are critical keys you can use to deepen your understanding of how to apply the timeless principles of the Bible to your daily life. Revival begins with daily application of God’s teaching.

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The remaining study is as follows:

  • December 16 — The Time Is Now: Get To It!

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

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

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Webcast: New Bible Study Series Starts This Week

November 3, 2015

“All In”

The Beyond Today team has returned from a successful “America, The Time is Now!” campaign held last month in three Texas cities (Dallas, San Antonio and Houston). Many of our readers and viewers were encouraged by a message that showed what God is doing in today’s world—combined with a call to consider a new direction in their lives and have a mind reflecting the coming Kingdom of God.

To follow-up with our Beyond Today audience, the United Church of God is now beginning an in-depth Bible study series that will show how to experience a personal revival to bring our lives into line with God’s unfolding purpose. We are e-mailing personal invitations to all who signed up for the Texas campaigns. This new, four-part Bible study series simply called, “The Time Is Now,” begins on Wednesday, November 4, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available live via webcast. Steve Myers, Cincinnati East pastor and Beyond Today presenter, is presenting the topic: “All In.”

God tells us we are to be “all in” when it comes to living His way now. What does that look like in the practical sense? This study will discuss the significance of Romans 12 and how it should impact our lives today.

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Plan to attend in person at our Cincinnati location, 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

November 3, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

2.4 Million Ads to be Placed in U.S. Sunday Newspapers on November 1

October 16, 2015 

Third Test of Free-standing Insert Ads to Occur in 54 U.S. Cities

The United Church of God will conduct its third and final test of full-page literature advertisements in the coupon sections of U.S. Sunday newspapers on November 1, 2015.God Exist

The first two tests (May 17 and August 9, 2015) provided critical cost and cost-per-response data. We expect this additional test will generate conclusive statistical information on conducting a rollout into numerous other cities in 2016. In this latest effort we will test four (4) new ads featuring the following popular Bible study aids: Does God Exist?, What Happens After Death?, Why Does God Allow Suffering? and Are We Living in the Time of the End?

A total circulation of 2,440,000 literature ads will occur in the following 54 cities/counties on Sunday, November 1:

  • Alliance, OH
  • Ashland, OH
  • Bay St. Louis, MS
  • Bethel, OH
  • Biloxi-Gulfport, AL
  • Butler County, OH
  • Canton, OH
  • Carteret County, NC
  • Charlotte, MI
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Clermont, OH
  • Clinton County, MI
  • Columbus, MS
  • Covedale, OH
  • Crawfordsville, IN
  • Detroit, MI
  • Elizabethtown, NC
  • Falmouth, KY
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Flemingsburg, KY
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • Hinds, MS
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Jackson, MI
  • Jackson, MS
  • Kent-Ravenna, OH
  • Kinston, NC
  • Lansing, MI
  • Laurel, MS
  • Lawrenceburg, IN
  • Lebanon, IN
  • Loveland, OH
  • Lumberton, NC
  • Madison County, MS
  • Mansfield, OH
  • Maysville, KY
  • Meridian, MS
  • Mobile, AL
  • Mooresville, IN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Bern, NC
  • Orlando, FL
  • Peru, IN
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rushville, IN
  • Shelbyville/Greenfield, IN
  • Smithfield, NC
  • The Villages, FL
  • Versailles, IN
  • Vicksburg, MS
  • West Union, ON
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Wilson NC
  • Wooster, OH

We greatly appreciative your prayers for the Church’s vital work of spreading the tremendous news about Jesus Christ and God’s soon-coming Kingdom!

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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Laodicea: Final Bible Study Webcast on Churches of Revelation

September 7, 2015

The Churches of Revelation

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God is concluding its bi-weekly Beyond Today Bible study series titled: “The Churches of Revelation.” The story of Laodicea will be covered on Wednesday, September 9, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available via webcast.

For this eighth and final study, Beyond Today presenter Darris McNeely will expound upon “Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church.” Christ’s message to His Church at Laodicea was direct and unyielding. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten,” He thundered, “Therefore be zealous and repent.” Does Christ aim this message directly to the Church in our time—the most critical moment in world history? What is that message and how can it impact your spiritual life? Join us as we explore the message to the “lukewarm church.”

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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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Bible Study Webcast: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church

August 24, 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 Philadelphia will be covered on Wednesday, August 26, at the time of 7 p.m. Eastern and will be available via webcast.

For this seventh study, Beyond Today presenter and church pastor Steve Myers will expound upon “Philadelphia—The Faithful Church.” God’s inspired words to the congregation at Philadelphia are an uplifting message of hope and encouragement. Unlike the letters to the other churches in Revelation 2 and 3, correction is not to be found. But there is an admonition—to continue what they were already doing. Christ promised them great rewards for their faithful perseverance. Join us a we study the church in Philadelphia for timeless instruction for us today.

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

  • August 26, 2015: Philadelphia—The Faithful Church – Steve Myers
  • September 9, 2015: Laodicea—The Lukewarm Church – Darris McNeely

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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” TV Adding New Sunday Airtime on the Word Network

August 19, 2015

New Airtime Effective Sunday, September 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce that beginning September 13, 2015, the Beyond Today television program, produced by the United Church of God, will air every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. EST on the Word Network. This new airtime will complement our current Word Network air times—which includes Friday at 4 p.m. Eastern and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

The Word Network is available in over 200 countries reaching millions of viewers in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. It reaches 86 million homes in the U.S. alone through DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cox, Cablevision, Charter, and a host of other cable operators—and another 9 million homes on Sky TV in the United Kingdom, from which we are seeing results.

The Word Network is also available to one million men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces in over 65 countries. And, it recently expanded its reach to Latin America. Word’s website streams all programming live and is also available to thousands of air travelers daily through “In Flight” services on selected airlines.

Please pray for the ongoing success of the Church’s wide-reaching efforts to preach the good news of Kingdom of God.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

August 19, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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