Greetings from Charlotte,
We have received very positive comments about Dr. Meredith’s powerful Tomorrow’s World online presentation last Sunday, entitled “Prophecy and the Decline of the Western Nations.” The presentation was viewed by more than 9,100 people. Last weekend, I had a very inspiring visit with our Lansing, Michigan, congregation on the Sabbath. On Saturday evening and on Sunday, Mr. Lambert Greer and I conducted a Regional Conference for our leaders in Michigan and northern Indiana. Mr. Gerald Weston reports very positive responses to recent Tomorrow’s World presentations in Lethbridge, Alberta and in Salmon Arm and Kelowna, British Columbia. Registration is now open for Living University classes that will begin on August 14, 2013 (see announcement below). Your prayers will be appreciated for the Living Youth Pre-Teen Camp in Missouri and the Adventure Trip to Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks in California that both begin next week. Also, please remember in your prayers your brothers and sisters around the world who have serious needs at this time and that the Work of God will be able to go through the doors that are open to us.—DSW
Redesigned LU Web site!
After six years of consistent and effective service, the current Living University Web site design is being retired. We are, however, excited to announce the redesign of the Web site! The new site is fresh, professional, more user-friendly, more functional and more interactive. Be sure to check out our redesigned Web site at www.livinguniv.com.
Fall registration for Living University began on July 1. This coming semester we plan to offer 16 different courses, three of which are brand new. Registration began July 1 and runs through August 14 when classes begin. For new students, be sure to make an application to the University first—then register for your classes. As always, seniors age 65 and over are eligible to take courses numbered 399 and below as an audit and have their tuition waived. Fees and book costs still apply. As a reminder, we offer the Dual-Enrollment program for High School students. This program offers greatly reduced tuition. For more information on the Dual-Enrollment program and our other programs, classes, tuition and fees, be sure to visit our Web site at www.livinguniv.com. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Michelle Broussard at 704-708-2294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feast of Tabernacles
Attention all members: Please add the e-mail addresses email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your e-mail address book or “safe senders” list. The Festival Office and your Festival Coordinator may occasionally sendyou messages or notifications concerning the Feast of Tabernacles from these two addresses. Adding them to your address book or “safe senders list” might prevent them from being blocked by your Internet Service Provider’s anti-spam filters.
Activity Registration Begins July 14! (Repeat Announcement)
The Festival Office would like to announce that Feast of Tabernacles Activity Registration will begin on Sunday, July 14! Brethren are encouraged to begin signing up for their Feast site’s activities on that date. Check the Festival Web site (www.fot2013.lcg.org) or with your site coordinator for more information about payment options that may be available.
Festival (Second Tithe) Assistance Requests—U.S. Only (Repeat Announcement)
Attention U.S. Pastors: The deadline to submit Festival Assistance Request forms to the Church Administration Department is Monday, July 15. All forms should be properly completed by the members requesting second tithe assistance to attend the Feast this year. Then, the Area Pastors should write their recommendations/comments on the forms before submitting them to CAD. Festival Assistance Request forms are available to ministers on the MyLCG Web site (www.cogl.org).
Employment Opportunity: TV Production Assistant (Repeat Announcement)
The Headquarters Office is looking for a TV Production Assistant with experience in video editing and TV studio equipment. The successful candidate will enjoy video production and will have some experience in video editing software (such as Avid or Final Cut). The right candidate for this position will be a “team player” able to produce results quickly in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. This job is in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Church will pay for reasonable moving expenses. Applicant must meet the legal requirements to work in the United States, and must be a Living Church of God adherent, in good standing, who is truly dedicated to the Work. If you are interested in this position, please send your résumé, along with a cover letter and a letter of reference from your Area Pastor, to: Human Resources Department, Living Church of God, 2301 Crown Centre Drive, Charlotte, NC 28227. E-mail: HR@lcg.org; FAX: 704-844-1973.—Wyatt Ciesielka
Be Thankful for the Truth: The Sabbath is a good time to reflect on an important question: Are you thankful for the Truth? It is easy to take the Truth of God for granted if you are a long-time member or if you have grown up in the Church. Yet, Jesus said that people cannot come to a real understanding of the Truth unless they are called and their minds have been opened to see the big picture (John 6:44, 65). The capacity to understand the plan of God, the purpose of life and the true way of life is a gift that God is making available to only a few at this time (1 Corinthians 1:26-27). These precious truths are a mystery to most people (1 Corinthians 2:7-8) because Satan—“the god of this age”—has blinded their eyes (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). Jesus said that it is an incredible privilege to be given an understanding of the Truth (Matthew 13:10-17). The Apostle Paul said that to be called out of darkness into the light of the Truth is something to be extremely thankful for. He also said that those who were unthankful and let go of or reject the Truth of God will reap serious consequences (Romans 1:18-32). Let’s never forget to be thankful for the opportunity to understand the Truth of God that “endures to all generations.”
Have a profitable Sabbath,
Douglas S. Winnail