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Home Office Weekly Update: January 18, 2024

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Home Office Weekly Update

January 18, 2024

Seminars Available

Six presentations that were given at Winter Family Weekend in Cincinnati are now available online. Here is the YouTube playlist link that features all of the seminars in one location: youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7B0xf2qkmgrVFoQeFTCTM91sLEDp36l.

The seminar titles are:

  • Remember Your Future; It’s More Than Your Past
  • Run Through the Struggle
  • Chasing the Wind
  • Everyone’s Got to Start Sometime
  • Dopamine: The Thrill and the Lie
  • Grief

Tithe and Offering Receipts

Please announce at U.S. Sabbath services:

The home office is making a change to the number of donation receipts that will be mailed each year. We are changing from a quarterly receipt to a semi-annual receipt. Going forward, receipts are scheduled to be mailed by the end of January and July. Return envelopes will be included with the receipt for those who have requested them.

Youth Instruction Family Study Guide

This Family Study Guide covers the Seventh Commandment and identifies its New Testament application. We review and discuss the biblical examples of Joseph and David. We learn that there are consequences for breaking God’s laws, but that God is also merciful and forgiving. Properly keeping God’s laws involves our attitudes, thoughts and feelings. This guide can help us gain a better understanding of this important concept.

Additionally, each study guide has suggested lessons and activities that can be used in a classroom setting. These are found at the end of each guide.

You can read and download this study guide at: ucg.org/members/family-study-guides/ten-commandments-seventh-commandment

Agape Love Series Part 7—“Love Is Not Selfish”

This week’s study is titled: “Love Is Not Selfish.” Here are four ways to help develop the unselfishness of agapelove.

You can listen to it online at ucg.org/sermons/love-is-not-selfish-agape-love-series-part-7 or download it to your favorite mobile device. All 11 parts are available as a sermon series at ucg.org/sermons/sermon-series/agape-love.

—Peter Eddington, Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

Young Adult Ski Retreat Deadline This Week

Friday, Jan. 26 is the deadline to register for the second annual UCG young adult winter/ski retreat in Pipestem, West Virginia, Feb. 16–19, 2024—President's Day Weekend! Find details about the weekend and register at ucgyawinterretreat.org, and we will see you there!

For more information contact Sabrina Massie at sabrinamassie13@gmail.com or 919-943-9966.

Milwaukee Teen Prom and Family Weekend: March 29–31

Teens (ages 12–19) and their families are invited to attend the Teen Prom and Family Weekend hosted by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, congregation the weekend of March 29–31, 2024. This year’s theme is “Under the Sea.” Activities planned will include a Friday evening Q&A, Sabbath morning seminar, Sabbath school lesson, Sabbath services, a recognition of those teens graduating from high school, a formal dinner and dance for the teens, and a Saturday evening social with activities for the families and preteens. The cost for teens participating in the prom events will be $48/teen. A block of rooms in the same venue as the prom are being held for a discounted rate. The deadline to register is March 5. More details will be provided in the coming weeks at milwaukeeteenprom.wordpress.com. We look forward to sharing this special weekend with you!