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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 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

“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

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

Beyond Today Television on the WORD Network

January 31, 2014

WORD Network Contract Completion

Beyond Today Logo - low resThe Beyond Today television program, produced by the United Church of God, began airing December 25, 2011, on the WORD Network. Since then, we have received nearly 7,600 responses from WORD Network viewers in the United States and many countries around the globe.

Although we have appreciated our relationship with the network, we completed our contract this past Thursday, January 30, 2014. The reason we will no longer air on WORD is that we have noted a steady increase in our cost per response over the past several months. Besides this, since we recently contracted with the ION Television network for a nationwide airtime test, we believe this would be a better expenditure of available funds.

Even though Beyond Today will no longer be seen on the WORD network we do encourage you to watch our weekly program on the ION and WGN America television networks in the United States.

Beyond Today on ION Television

For the ION network on cable, Beyond Today airs each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern and Pacific time, and at 8:00 a.m. Central and Mountain. For satellite (DISH 216 and DirecTV 305) our program airs at 9:00 a.m. Eastern, 8:00 a.m. Central, 7:00 a.m. Mountain and 6:00 a.m. Pacific. To find the ION channel locations in your area, visit and click on “Channel Finder” located on the top right corner of the webpage. Enter your zip code and it will provide the channel number(s) on which you can view ION television. Please note, Beyond Today is not airing in all cities where ION has a broadcast outlet, but we have contracted for 27 over-the-air stations.

Beyond Today on WGN America

Beyond Today also airs on WGN America on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. Eastern, 7:30 a.m. Central, 6:30 a.m. Mountain and 5:30 a.m. Pacific. Please visit the WGN America website to find a station in your area. Insert your zip code in the “Channel Finder” box at the top of the website. Click on the triangle next to the zip code box to view a list of WGN America stations available to you.

Additionally, all programs can be viewed on-demand on dedicated Beyond Today television channels on Roku, YouTube, Vimeo, Wii and Xbox. Thank you for your unwavering support and prayers for our media efforts throughout the world.

Peter Eddington – Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

PS—Here is an early release of this coming Sunday morning’s program if you’d like to view it. A new piece of literature is also being offered.

January 31, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , | 3 Comments

“The Next World Superpower” Generates High Response

January 13, 2014

Beyond Today Program “The Next World Superpower” Generates Second-highest Response for the 2013-14 Fiscal Year

The Beyond Today television program “The Next World Superpower,” produced by the United Church of God and hosted by Steve Myers, aired January 5-11, 2014, on the WGN America and WORD networks.

A total of 1,710 telephone and Internet responses were generated, which makes this episode the second-highest viewer response program aired so far this fiscal year (which began July 1, 2013). The previous second-place position was held by the Beyond Today episode “Regifting Jesus,” which aired just two weeks ago.

Also, “The Next World Superpower,” procured the highest international response of all Beyond Today programs aired this fiscal year. Internet responses originated from the following 20 countries and territories around the globe:

  1. Australia
  2. Belgium
  3. Botswana
  4. Barbados
  5. Canada
  6. England
  7. France
  8. India
  9. Jamaica
  10. Japan
  11. Malaysia
  12. Philippines
  13. Puerto Rico
  14. Romania
  15. Scotland
  16. Singapore
  17. South Africa
  18. Sweden
  19. Trinidad and Tobago
  20. United States

Additionally, we are very pleased to report that so far this fiscal year Beyond Today has received Internet responses from the following 67 countries and territories.

  1. Abu Dhabi
  2. Antiqua and Barbuda
  3. Australia
  4. Argentina
  5. Barbados
  6. Belgium
  7. Belize
  8. Bengladesh
  9. Botswana
  10. Brazil
  11. Canada
  12. Colombia
  13. Cote d ‘ivoire
  14. Dominican Republic
  15. England
  16. Estonia
  17. Ethiopia
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Germany
  21. Ghana
  22. Greece
  23. Grenada
  24. Hungary
  25. India
  26. Ireland
  27. Italy
  28. Jamaica
  29. Japan
  30. Lativa
  31. Lesotho
  32. Luxembourg
  33. Malaysia
  34. Malta
  35. Mexico
  36. Moldova
  37. Morocco
  38. Namibia
  39. New Zealand
  40. Netherlands
  41. Nigeria
  42. Northern Ireland
  43. Norway
  44. Pakistan
  45. Panama
  46. Philippines
  47. Puerto Rico
  48. Romania
  49. Russia
  50. Scotland
  51. Singapore
  52. South Africa
  53. South Korea
  54. Spain
  55. Sri Lanka
  56. St. Kitts and Nevis
  57. St. Lucia
  58. Sweden
  59. Switzerland
  60. Taiwan
  61. Tanzania
  62. Thailand
  63. Trinidad/Tobago
  64. Uganda
  65. Ukraine
  66. United States
  67. Vietnam

Finally, please remember the forthcoming ten-week airing test of Beyond Today on the ION television network. It commences this coming Sunday, January 19, 2014.

We hope you will tune into the Beyond Today programs on ION and you will tell your family and friends about them. To find the ION channel locations in your area, please visit and click on “Channel Finder” located on the top right corner of the webpage. Enter your zip code and it will provide the channel number(s) on which you can view ION television. We are on cable and satellite across the United States. Plus, for a list of the 27 ION broadcast television stations (not cable or satellite) that have been chosen to air our program too, please refer to last week’s blog post for the listing.

As always, we are deeply thankful for your prayers as the United Church of God makes every effort to preach and publish the good news of His coming Kingdom.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

January 13, 2014 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

145,000 Responses To “Beyond Today” TV

December 12, 2012

Beyond Today Television Results

Since the inception of the United Church of God’s Beyond Today television program, we have received more than 145,00 direct responses asking for the literature offered. This figure does not include the many website visitors that go online immediately upon viewing the program to read more about the topic.

The chart below shows results for each year since 2006. We are experiencing a very encouraging increase year-to-year. In addition, we are pleased to report that dozens of baptisms and new attendees have resulted from those who first found out about the gospel of the Kingdom of God from our television effort.

Please see the rise in responses year-to-year from 2006 through 2012 in the following chart:

Beyond Today Results

Beyond Today TV Results

  • Beyond Today television airs nationwide on WGN America  and the WORD Network. (We end our contract with World Harvest Network, METV and FETV on December 31 due to budget cuts.) We are on an additional two dozen cable-access stations sponsored by members. Please visit our station listing page for times and channels that include the United States, Canada and Australia.
  • In addition, Beyond Today has it’s own YouTube channel and we have had 2.4 million views of our programs and video blogs.
  • We are now in the process of creating a public Roku channel for Beyond Today.

The top response program so far this fiscal year is “Middle East Family Feud” by Darris McNeely that aired the week of November 11-17; followed by “You Are What You Eat” by Steve Myers that aired the week of September 16-12.

In years past, the Church of God always capitalized on the emerging media of the time—whether it was the printed word, radio or television. Today it is no different, and so areas that we are tapping into more effectively include television and streaming and on-demand video.

Television is an important part of our three-fold media mix that includes our printed literature and our website. Please continue to remember the work of preaching the gospel of God’s Kingdom in your daily prayers.

Peter Eddington—Media and Communications Services

December 12, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Australia Adds New “Beyond Today” Airtime

September 11, 2012

Recent negotiations with the Australian broadcast TV station 4ME resulted in a contract being signed whereby, beginning September 22, 2012, the Beyond Today program will be aired every Saturday and Sunday morning throughout mainland Australia. This additional broadcasting time will be supported by a 30 second ad, to be aired at least five times a week on 4ME, promoting the program.

Since the Beyond Today program began airing in Australia on 4ME in February, 2012, over 5,300 people in Australia have visited the website and over 430 people have contacted the Australian National Office and there are already two or three of these people attending the United Church of God as a result of their contact with the program

Airing times nationwide Saturday and Sunday are now as follows:

During Daylight Saving (begins October 7 2012; ends April 7, 2013:

  • 6:30 a.m. (NSW, VIC, ACT)
  • 6:00 a.m. (SA)
  • 5:30 a.m. (QLD)
  • 3:30 a.m. (WA)

After Daylight Saving:

  • 6:30am (NSW, VIC, ACT)
  • 6:00am (SA)
  • 6:30am (QLD)
  • 4:30am (WA)

Ruth Root—Media Coordinator, United Church of God–Australia

September 11, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Airtime Change: WORD Network for Wednesdays

July 9, 2012

Airtime Change Announced

Airtime changes for the Beyond Today television program, sponsored by the United Church of God, occurred July 4, 2012 on the WORD Network. Beyond Today no longer airs on Wednesday afternoons—having now moved to Wednesday evenings. Beyond Today now airs on Wednesdays at 11:30 p.m. CST, 10:30 p.m. MST, 9:30 p.m. PST and Thursday, 12:30 a.m. EST.

Beyond Today continues to air on the WORD Network on Saturday, 11:30 p.m., MST, 10:30 p.m. PST and on Sunday, 1:30 a.m. EST and 12:30 a.m. CST.

The WORD Network reaches 75 million households in the United States on cable and satellite television (please check your listings for channels in your area). It can also be seen in 200 countries around the world via satellite on DirecTV, channel 373.

Thank you for your vital support and prayers for the Beyond Today television.

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

July 9, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , | 2 Comments

BT Daily: Seven Years of “Beyond Today” TV

June 9, 2012

We’re approaching seven years of Beyond Today television production and have almost 200 programs recorded.

The program airs nationwide weekly on WGN America and on the WORD Network. The WORD Network also offers us global satellite coverage in almost 200 countries. Plus, Beyond Today can be seen on Velugu TV on I.P. platforms around the world.

Our presenters—Darris McNeely, Steve Myers and Gary Petty— look back on this time period and give their perspective and offer lessons learned in the Friday, June 8, edition of BT Daily. It’s been a very profitable seven years for this important United Church of God proclamation effort.

BT Dailies are posted five days a week and offer analysis of breaking news and prophetic events, and also answer viewers biblical questions. You can subscribe to receive a notice from YouTube whenever a new video is posted on our Beyond Today YouTube channel.

Please continue to ask our Father in Heaven to bless this and other efforts of UCG to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God in print, on the air and on the Internet.

Peter Eddington—Producer, Beyond Today

June 9, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , , | 3 Comments