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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

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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

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

Learn More About UCG’s New Website

April 16, 2015

We’re very happy to say we’re almost ready to unveil the new UCG.org website!

The media team at the United Church of God has produced a promotional video that highlights many of the upgrades and enhancements you can expect to see at UCG.org when our new mobile-first website launches.

A key change is a new Beyond Today media section that will highlight and facilitate a more aggressive preaching of the gospel of God’s Kingdom. You can expect to see the new site in three or four days time!

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

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April 16, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Bible Prophecy Webcast: The Two Witnesses

The Two Witnesses

December 15, 2014

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its new Bible study series titled “End-time Prophecy 101” on Wednesday, December 17, at the time of 7 p.m. ET and it is available live via webcast.

Steve Myers, a presenter on Beyond Today and Cincinnati East UCG pastor, will cover the fourth part of this series with, “The Two Witnesses.”

Join us for this series on the basics of end time prophecy. We’ll examine important prophecies that could have significant impact on your life. By delving into a study of God’s Word, we’ll find what a tremendous benefit and blessing it is to understand Bible prophecy!
 
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the prophecy series:

  • December 17, 2014: “The Two Witnesses” – Steve Myers
  • January 7, 2015: “False Prophets” – Gary Petty

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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—Media and Com

December 15, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

NEWS: Cincinnati East Webcast Now on Roku

April 28, 2014

We are very pleased to report that the Cincinnati East congregation weekly Sabbath service webcast broadcast by the United Church of God now has a dedicated Roku channel.

Appearing in the “Religion and Spirituality” category, Roku users can now conveniently watch Sabbath services “live” in high definition on their television sets, and also browse through dozens of archived sermons.

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Here is a description about Roku from the company’s “about” page:

Roku…is…the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV with millions of units sold. Roku has always believed that anything you want to watch, listen to, and enjoy should simply be there on your TV, whenever you want it. Roku streaming players are renowned for their simplicity, variety of entertainment choices, and exceptional value.

If you have a Roku unit, add the United Church of God to your channel listing now. You can watch each week’s Sabbath service live—and archives as soon as they’re posted—in the comfort of your living room or with a larger gathering of church members.

We pray that this additional electronic outlet for our members and the preaching of God’s Kingdom will bear fruit and further the work of the Gospel.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

April 28, 2014 Posted by | Media and Communications, Ministerial Services, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pre-Festival Letter from Victor Kubik

September 11, 2013

Dear brethren around the world,

The Feast of Tabernacles falls on the early side of the Roman calendar this year—and it’s already at our doorstep! The Feast has been an integral part of our lives to which we devote time, thoughts and considerable financing through our second tithe.

gods-holy-day-plan-the-promise-of-hope-for-all-mankind_0Often we have heard the term “the best Feast ever” for each completed Feast. Let’s keep it that way by remembering the purpose of this special event of the year for all of us as stated in Deuteronomy 14:23: “And you shall eat before the Lord your God, in the place where He chooses to make His name abide, the tithe of your grain and your new wine and your oil, of the firstborn of your herds and your flocks, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always” (emphasis added throughout).

The Feast first and foremost is a spiritual occasion, the biggest of the year because virtually the entire Church goes to many sites around the world. Our primary reason for being there is to learn about what God is doing for mankind. While we may be going to wonderful vacation spots and should enjoy the locations where we are, we must be sure to keep the spiritual focus foremost in our mind. By growing in the knowledge of the Feast’s purpose, we make it a better and better Feast every year. We learn the lesson of the Feast by observing it, not just “knowing” what it’s about.

The Feast is a time when our daily prayer, “Thy Kingdom come,” is answered because we are celebrating the fulfillment of the greatest prophecy of all: the return of Jesus Christ to the earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

The Feast is for everyone in the Church. Business conventions may be for just the employees or representatives of a company. But it’s not so with the Feast of Tabernacles. It’s for the entire household as we also read in Deuteronomy 14:26: “You shall eat there before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.”

  • For families, make sure that you make this time special for all your dependents that share in your learning and rejoicing. For children, the Feast of Tabernacles, with its spiritual focus, family bonding and excitement of travel will be pleasant, lifelong memories.
  • When at the Feast look out for singles and those who are lonely. They may need you to especially invite them to share a meal and time with you.
  • Pay special attention to children and use the Feast as an occasion for much needed family time.
  • For the ministry, I ask that you to do your very best in the sermons, Bible studies and seminars that you may present. People’s expectation’s are to be motivated by all the messages.

May God bless us all at this year’s Feast of Tabernacles. I’m already eagerly awaiting good reports!

In Christ’s service,

Victor Kubik—President, United Church of God, an International Association

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September 11, 2013 Posted by | President's Office, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

New Video: Focus on God’s Work

June 7, 2013

Information Technology

The home office has released its fifth monthly Focus on God’s Work video about its Information Technology department. Richard Kennebeck, Information Technology manager, gives an overview of the work done by his team, and the auxiliary projects his area undertakes on behalf of serving the Church.

As earlier announced, the plan is for various managers and employees of the United Church of God to give a report about their area of responsibility that may be of particular interest to our congregations. Pastors are asked to make the video links available to our membership, and most videos will be suitable to play in the sermonette timeslot at Sabbath services if desired.

Focus on God’s Work has it’s own menu selection on the member’s website under the “resources” tab at members.ucg.org/content/focus-gods-work. This is where a new video will be posted each month.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

June 7, 2013 Posted by | Home Office, President's Office, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Magazine Back Issues Available for Member Distribution

June 3, 2013

An opportunity is now open for members of the United Church of God to further help preach the gospel. Back issues of our magazine are currently available for brethren to distribute to interested friends, relatives, fellow workers and neighbors and/or to drop off at waiting rooms in hospitals, doctor’s offices, auto repair shops, etc. The magazines include:gn13mj

If you would like a supply of magazines (minimum number of copies is 25), please contact John LaBissoniere at john_labissoniere@ucg.org or (423) 562-9400 or toll-free at (888) 369-9940. Please let him know the magazines and quantity you would like and give him your shipping address.

Thank you for your willingness to help spread the good news of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God!

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

June 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Focus on God’s Work: Media

March 21, 2013

Tour the Media Department

The home office has released a third monthly Focus on God’s Work video—this one by Peter Eddington—about our media department employees who each do their very best in service to God in preaching the gospel of the Kingdom.

Mr. Eddington, operation manager for Media and Communications Services, gives a tour of the department—introducing each employee to our viewers. Putting a “face to the name” of many people you may have heard or read about, but wondered exactly what they do, will help personalize the work being done to preach the gospel of God’s Kingdom.

As earlier announced, the plan is for various managers and employees of the United Church of God to give a report about their area of responsibility that may be of particular interest to our congregations. Pastors are asked to make the video links available to our membership, and most videos will be suitable to play in the sermonette timeslot at Sabbath services.

Focus on God’s Work has it’s own menu selection on the member’s website under the “resources” tab at members.ucg.org/content/focus-gods-work. This is where a new video will be posted each month.

Please feel free to download this and future presentations to get a monthly update on the work being done by various departments in the Church to preach the gospel and prepare a people.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

March 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments

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