17 Aug: LCG News: Living University classes began this past week with approximately 170 online students and eight on-campus students.
UCG News: Ambassador Bible College students are arriving for the new academic year. We plan for a class of 24 that includes five international students.
Update: John Cafourek, pastor of Salem, Eugene and Roseburg, Oregon, suffered a major heart attack last Sunday morning. On Monday morning he had double bypass surgery. There was more damage than preliminary tests showed and recovery will take some time.
Both UCG and COGWA are in the process of seeking building permits for their respective projects.
14 Aug: The UCG Canada National Council held its meeting on June 8th and 9th with Donald Ward present to watch over things. The next UCG Canada board conference is scheduled for September.
The UCG Canada is generally more forthcoming with relevant information than the United CoE in the United States. Included in the discussions:
- The retirement of the baby boomers and the affect that might have on the income of the church. The source of our donations is: 70% from members; 20% from donors and 10% from coworkers. Income is going to drop substantially in UCG Canada and the US in the coming years. It was suggested it would be a good idea to give sermons as to the importance of giving tithes and offerings and what the scriptural basis for doing so is.
- This past year responses to the Beyond Today broadcast have dropped about 1/3 from the previous year.
- Low registrations for the Feast this year. Note: UCG membership in Canada is in decline.
- A new system for on line balloting.
The American UCG CoE is now focused on its scheduled August 21 to 24 Conference. Many will also take part in the August 20 retreat where the real work is done before the actual meeting. They will likely focus on similar issues and the upcoming Fall Festivals.
13 Aug: UCG News: Mr John Cafourek, “Pastor of the Salem, Oregon Congregation, suffered a major heart attack early Sunday morning (August 13). He is in the hospital and there are indications that he has heart damage. The family is requesting prayers on his behalf. More details will be posted in the Prayer List pages of the [Salem] web site [controlled access] when available.”
John has been Pastoring the UCG Salem, OR; the Eugene, OR; and Roseburg, OR (as a circuit w/Salem) congregations. Previously: Pastored UCG Tacoma & Olympia; and many other WCG and UCG congregations in his career
Announcing the passing of Allison Dart
She passed away this morning at 8:52, 9 August 2017
She went peacefully with Sammie, her aide by her side.Monday,
Funeral, August 14 at 10 am at Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler
with Mr. Wesley White officiating.
Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service
Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow at Whitehouse Memorial Cemetery.
4 Aug: LCG reports: Ron McGowen, Associate Pastor serving in the Houston area, died of cancer on July 31. Mr. McGowen was 79.
COG Big Sandy: “President Ron Avey reported that Clay Forrestier has resigned from the board and that Stan West (the next person in line following the election in June) is the new board member. Mr. West will assume the remaining two years of Mr. Forrestier’s term.”
There is trouble brewing in COGBS over finances. The resignation of Clay Forrestier from the COGBS board comes at a very difficult time for COGBS.
The COGBS and the CEM have the same “emotional love love, trumps God’s law”; [when God’s law defines God’s love] error held by so many others.
The false teaching of an emotional love trumping the true godly law of love in these movements, has a very strong appeal in today’s COG Groups whose brethren have been exhausted by the false Nicolaitane bully boy approach of so many leaders.
Both of these ways are wrong and we need to understand that godly love is to live by every Word of God; which is neither Nicolaitane bullying nor is it an “emotional feel good trumping law” position, replacing God’s law and agape love with human emotions.
Art Mockarow who resigned when Stan Rader managed to convince Herbert to resist the State of California’s investigation – contrary to HWA’s own teachings to submit to government – into Rader’s misappropriation of millions of dollars of WCG funds has died.
Rader is alleged to have run most of the WCG activities through his own companies at exorbitant prices fleecing the WCG out of vast sums. Among other things, in clear conflicts of interests; all WCG traveling was run through the Rader owned travel agency while the auditorium construction and the AICF were both Rader boondoggles.
Those who demonstrated against the receivership were acting contrary to Scripture in support of the financial raping of the organization they had been deceived into thinking they were defending.
An updated article on “The 70 Week’s Prophecy” has been posted. The article covers the 70th Week of the prophecy revealing that the first half of the week [3 1/2 years] was fulfilled in the first century and that the tribulation will begin as Jesus said (Mat 24:15), as soon as the man of sin goes to the Temple Mount. The article also explains how the Daily Sacrifice was stopped in 70 A.D. by the Roman Prince Titus and is not to be renewed until Jesus Christ comes to build the Ezekiel Temple.
An article on the 1335 days of Daniel 12 and the latter day Daily Sacrifice is coming soon. If the two prophecies sound contradictory, please wait and read the coming article before jumping to conclusions!