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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, President's Office, Home Office, Media and Communications, Ministerial Services, UCGIA on the Web | , , , , | 3 Comments

Big News About “The Good News”

December 14, 2015

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For more than 20 years The Good News has been bringing readers the same good news—which is the meaning of the term “gospel”—that Jesus Christ brought when He walked the earth 2,000 years ago. He came “preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel’” (Mark 1:14-15).

We at the United Church of God bear that same message—the message of the Kingdom of God that Jesus Christ will establish throughout the world following His return to the earth, and how you and I now, through repentance and belief in that Kingdom, submit to the rule and way of life of the King of that Kingdom.

That is a truly life-transforming message, if we allow our Creator to work within us to change us from the inside out. It is also a message of great hope, because although we live in a time of great turmoil and trouble, “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

We know that God is working out His plan, and it will come to pass exactly as He sees fit. We look forward to a world and a way of life beyond today.

And that leads to some big news about The Good News. Beginning with the next print issue (January-February 2016), we are changing the name of The Good News to Beyond Today to reflect this hope and mindset. This move is also to better distinguish our publication from others using the name “good news” and to link our magazine more closely to our Beyond Today television program and Internet website.

You’ll still be receiving the same eye-opening articles you’re used to from The Good News, but in a new, more eye-catching package.

The same staff will still be working hard to bring you what our readers have regularly told us they like best—what they need to make both the Bible and the world around us make sense.

We want to share with readers the hope of a new world beyond today—a world in which “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). We also want to help you learn how to start living by the values of that Kingdom and begin experiencing its blessings now.

You don’t need to do anything to continue to receive this renamed and refreshed magazine. If you are subscribed to our print version of the magazine, your subscription will continue as before with no charge. Your email subscription to this email update will also continue. We will be sending out new email messages from Beyond Today within the next few days.

We look forward to having you with us as we turn the page on a new chapter with this magazine. We also hope you’ll continue to join us in praying to God, “Your Kingdom come!”.

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Scott Ashley
Managing Editor
Beyond Today

December 14, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Good News Magazine, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

“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

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

July 27, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

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

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

New Bible Study Series: The Churches of Revelation

May 28, 2015

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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

Beyond Today Program “The Four Horsemen of Revelation” Generates Excellent Response

May 19, 2015

Viewers From Around the Globe Respond Strongly

When Beyond Today episode “The Four Horsemen of Revelation” first aired September 1-7, 2013, it generated record viewer response. The United Church of God re-aired this program on the ION and WORD networks during the week of May 8-14, 2015, and it again obtained excellent results. A total of 1,650 telephone and Internet responses were received which ranks the program fourth in comparison to the other 44 Beyond Today programs aired so far this fiscal year.

Viewers from around the globe responded strongly to this episode. Internet responses were logged from individuals in 22 countries and territories including: Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.

As a reminder, Beyond Today airs not only in the United States but in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and St. Lucia. Please see http://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/television/station-listings for current days and airtimes. Also, all Beyond Today programs are available on our newly upgraded website at www.ucg.org/beyond-today/television.

Again we are very grateful for the support you provide to the Church in its key efforts to broadcast and publish the gospel of God’s Kingdom. Your prayers and encouragement mean a great deal to everyone at the home office in Cincinnati and our other offices around the world.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

May 19, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wednesday Bible Study Webcast

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May 18, 2015

The Cincinnati East, Ohio, congregation of the United Church of God (UCG) is continuing its bi-weekly Bible study series “Let Us Keep the Feasts.” Tune in Wednesday, May 20, at the time of 7 p.m. EDT live via webcast.

For the final study in this series, Steve Myers, Cincinnati East pastor and presenter on Beyond Today, will cover the topic: “The Holy Spirit in Us.” This study will help you prepare for the upcoming Feast of Pentecost, to be observed just a few days later.

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Plan to watch online. You can also view the Bible study using your smartphone Internet browser.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services, UCGIA

May 18, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Good News Print Advertising Test to Reach 446,000 Households

May 6, 2015

Literature Ads to be Tested in 23 U.S. Sunday Newspapers on May 17, 2015

We are pleased to report that on Sunday, May 17, 2015 the United Church of God will place a total of 446,000 full-page literature advertisements in the coupon sections in twenty-three U.S. Sunday newspapers. Known in the industry as “free standing inserts,” these newspaper ad sections are often the most popular in Sunday newspapers.

Our experiment of this advertising method will not only serve as a witness in these geographic areas, but will also determine the potential response and cost-per-response we could expect if we consider a future roll-out into other cities. We will test two ads featuring our highly-popular Beyond Today Bible study aids: The Middle East in Bible Prophecy and How to Understand the Bible. Listed below are the cities, newspapers and circulation levels included in this effort.

The Middle East in Bible Prophecy ad placement

     City                                                    Newspaper                             Circulation

  • South Bend, IN                                 Tribune                                  68,000
  • Elkhart, IN                                        Truth                                     21,000
  • Benton Harbor, MI                              Herald-Palladium                     16,000
  • Ottumwa, IA                                      Courier                                  11,000
  • Sioux City, IA                                     Journal                                  31,000
  • Ft. Dodge, IA                                     Messenger                               15,000
  • Waterloo/Cedar Falls, IA                      Courier                                    39,000
  • Mason City, IA                                   Globe-Gazette                           16,000

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How to Understand the Bible ad placement

City                                                    Newspaper                             Circulation

  • Ann Arbor, MI                                 News                                       32,000
  • Washtenaw, MI                                Now                                        11,000
  • Port Huron, MI                                Times-Herald                             23,000
  • Adrian, MI                                      Telegram                                  15,000
  • Smyth County, VA                            News & Messenger                     5,000
  • Bristol, VA                                       Mountain Planner                     21,000
  • Smyth County, VA                            Mountain Planner                       9,000
  • Nacogdoches, TX                             Sentinel                                    9,000
  • Henderson, TX                                 Daily News                                7,000
  • Palestine, TX                                    Herald-Press                              6,000
  • Tyler, TX                                         Morning Telegraph                    23,000
  • Longview, TX                                   News-Journal                           24,000
  • Texarkana, TX                                  Gazette                                   27,000
  • Lufkin, TX                                        News                                     11,000
  • Marshall, TX                                     News Messenger                         6,000

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We are very grateful for your vital prayers for our various advertising campaigns. With God’s guidance and blessings, the work of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God will continue moving forward.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

May 6, 2015 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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