Members of the United Church of God, an International Association, the publisher of this Bible Study Course, are committed to living by every word of God (Matthew 4:4), including His instructions to assemble on His annual festivals. Through these festivals God, through His written Word, regularly reminds us of His awesome and loving plan for humanity.
Members of the United Church of God are committed to proclaiming the truth about God's plan and His coming Kingdom to the world (Matthew 24:14). They are part of the family God is building—His own children—who will receive eternal life at Christ's return (1 John 3:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53).
As children of God, members of the Church anticipate a "new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells" (2 Peter 3:13). They eagerly await Jesus' return so they can assist Him in bringing true repentance and salvation to the world (Luke 11:2; Revelation 3:21).
To fulfill their mission and maintain the closeness and unity Christ expects of them, members of His Church regularly assemble together as commanded in the Scriptures (Exodus 20:8-11). They take seriously the admonition: "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching" (Hebrews 10:24-25).
The Church assembles together on the seventh-day Sabbath, as was the custom of Jesus and the apostles (Luke 4:16, Luke 4:31-32; Acts 13:14, Acts 13:42-44). Its members strive to follow the example of Jesus and the apostles in all things (1 John 2:6; 1 Corinthians 11:1).
Members of the United Church of God are dedicated to preserving and proclaiming "the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints" (Jude 1:3, NRSV). They meet in many cities around the world. They are zealously committed to obeying God, loving one another and completing the Church's mission of spreading the true gospel of the Kingdom of God.
All who desire to learn the truth, obey God and fellowship with others of like mind and spirit are always welcome at services.