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June 30, 2020

Nashville Young Adult Weekend Canceled

The Nashville Young Adult Weekend, originally planned for April 3-5 and postponed until Sept. 4-6, 2020, has been officially canceled for 2020. For more information regarding refunds, please go to https://nashvilleyaweekend.wixsite.com/home.

 

June 11, 2020

United Youth Camps 2020 Announcements

Cancellation of preteen camps Ironwood and Buckeye. Click the link below for more information.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/united-youth-camps-2020-announcements

 

June 11, 2020

Penang, Malaysia Feast Site Update

Please see below for an important announcement regarding the 2020 Feast site in Penang, Malaysia.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/penang-malaysia-feast-site-update

 

May 29, 2020

Update for Sabaudia, Italy Feast Site

For those who registered for the Feast in Sabaudia, Italy (and/or the pre-Feast tours in Tuscany), please take the time to read the following important update.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-for-sabaudia-italy-feast-site

 

May 28, 2020

United Youth Camps 2020 Announcements

In light of the current coronavirus situation and its impact on travel and gatherings, the United Youth Camps team has been discussing plans for camps this summer. Three new updates have been added to this page regarding Northwest, Woodland and the Boundary Waters Adventure.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/united-youth-camps-2020-announcements

 

May 28, 2020

U.S. Holy Day Offering Procedures for Pentecost

Here we suggest three ways in which you can conveniently make your Holy Day offerings.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/us-holy-day-offering-procedures-for-pentecost

 

May 26, 2020

Zandvoort, Netherlands Feast Site Canceled

This Feast site had to be canceled due to cost considerations stemming from the national social distancing size restrictions now in place. More detailed information can be found on the Feast updates page.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/zandvoort-the-netherlands-feast-site

 

May 21, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik reflects on truth and respect in an age of pandemic.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-may-21-2020

 

May 21, 2020

Updates from the Home Office

On Monday, May 18, 2020, we held an online meeting for home office employees. Here is a synopsis of what was said.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/updates-from-the-home-office-may-21-2020

 

May 21, 2020

U.S. Holy Day Offering Procedures for Pentecost

Here we suggest three ways in which you can conveniently make your Holy Day offerings.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/us-holy-day-offering-procedures-for-pentecost

 

May 14, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik reflects on one aspect of the GCE theme, courage. Using examples from history and the Bible, Mr. Kubik focuses on real, tangible courage—and what that looks like today.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-may-14-2020

 

May 14, 2020

Updates from the Home Office

On Monday, May 11, 2020, we held an online meeting for home office employees with 44 participants. Here is a synopsis of what was said.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/updates-from-the-home-office-may-14-2020

 

May 14, 2020

United Youth Camps 2020 Announcements

In light of the current coronavirus situation and its impact on travel and gatherings, the United Youth Camps team has been discussing plans for camps this summer.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/united-youth-camps-2020-announcements

 

May 14, 2020

Inside United Podcast #161: Roy Fouch — Stress Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Dr. Roy Fouch and Victor Kubik discuss solutions to psychological stressors brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
https://www.ucg.org/inside-united-podcast/inside-united-podcast-161-roy-fouch-stress-relief-during-covid-19-crisis

 

May 7, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik summarizes the recent GCE and ballot results, as well as the online women’s seminar for elders’ wives held on Sunday night. He then discusses plans for reopening Church services and the work being done by the Amish at UCG elder John Miller’s company, Stitches USA LLC.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-may-7-2020

 

May 6, 2020

Mexico Feast Site Update

The Feast site for 2020 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has been canceled due to low registration.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/puerto-vallarta-update

 

April 30, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik encourages Christians to move forward in faith, rededicating ourselves to do the work God has given us.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-april-30-2020

 

April 30, 2020

Updates from the Home Office

Even with the general closing of the home office, we stay in contact with one another as much as ever and, possibly, even more than ever. On Wednesday, we held an online meeting for home office employees with 40 participants. Here is a synopsis of what was said.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/updates-from-the-home-office-april-30-2020

April 30, 2020

Personal from Ministerial and Member Services

In this personal from MMS, Mark Welch reports on the meeting this week with many U.S. pastors to discuss considerations before reopening Church services in the future. He also gives an update regarding the status of summer camps that have been planned for this summer.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/personal-from-ministerial-and-member-services-april-30-2020

 

April 23, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik encourages brethren to use this time of chaos and uncertainty to fast and draw closer to God.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-april-23-2020

 

April 23, 2020

Personal from Ministerial and Member Services

In this personal from MMS, Mark Welch clarifies cancellation decision procedures for services, and reflects on the results of the recent congregational survey as it relates to speaking and giving messages.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/personal-from-ministerial-and-member-services-april-23-2020

 

April 23, 2020

Inside United Podcast #158: Andy Diemer — Pastoring in a Pandemic

Andy Diemer and Victor Kubik discuss the transition to web-based services and other adjustments made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.ucg.org/inside-united-podcast/inside-united-podcast-158-andy-diemer-pastoring-in-a-pandemic

 

April 16, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik reflects on the recent Holy Days kept during COVID-19 and calls for a church-wide fast. He then reports on the status of Beyond Today and ABC, and shares various UCG internal updates.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-april-16-2020

 

April 16, 2020

Should I Tithe on My Economic Stimulus Check?

Below is the our response to this question that members are asking as deposits begin to be received from the U.S. government.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/should-i-tithe-on-my-economic-stimulus-check

 

April 8, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik reflects on last night’s Passover service kept in homes and reports on the home office continuing to work albeit at home, due to Ohio’s shelter-in-place order. He also relays sorrowful news, the death of Ossie McKay from Northern Ireland due to COVID-19, and shares some results from the recent Beyond Today survey.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-april-8-2020

 

April 8, 2020

Personal from Ministerial and Member Services

In this personal from MMS, Mark Welch makes note of the upcoming webcast services on the First Day of Unleavened Bread. He also reflects on answers received from the congregational survey question about congregational growth, and shares some practical tips to foster growth and meaningful relationships within our congregations.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/personal-from-ministerial-and-member-services-april-8-2020

 

April 8, 2020

Beyond Today Program Logs Highest Response for Fiscal Year

Message About End-time Prophecy Stirs Interest in Midst of Global Pandemic: Considering how nearly all countries are currently afflicted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, it’s certainly possible that more people are searching for biblical answers about what lies ahead for the world.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/beyond-today-program-logs-highest-response-for-fiscal-year-message-about-end-time-prophecy-stirs-interest-in-midst-of-global-pandemic

 

April 2, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik encourages brethren as we keep the Holy Days in the midst of the coronavirus crisis and comments on the impact of Beyond Today. He also gives an update on recent virtual Church services held with brethren in the Caribbean.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-april-2-2020

 

April 2, 2020

Personal from Ministerial and Member Services

In this personal message from MMS, Mark Welch gives updates on this Sabbath’s home office webcast, the recent camp director meeting, regional pastor’s meeting and upcoming Holy Days preparation. He also reflects on two more aspects of the recent congregational survey.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/personal-from-ministerial-and-member-services-april-2-2020

 

April 2, 2020

UYC 2020 Announcement

In light of the current coronavirus situation and its impact on travel and gatherings, the United Youth Camps team met this week to discuss plans for camps this summer.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/united-youth-camps-2020-announcement

 

April 2, 2020

How to Donate Online

This 90-second video walks you through the steps of making an online donation at UCG.org. This may also help with offerings made on the upcoming Holy Days, as we will not be meeting in person to collect offering envelopes. 
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/how-to-donate-online

 

April 2, 2020

Festival Planning and Coronavirus

The Sunday after Passover, April 12, online Feast registration begins. Everyone is concerned about the coronavirus and how it might affect the Feast of Tabernacles. The Church will proceed with normal plans, but here are 3 major areas to consider.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/feast-of-tabernacles-planning-coronavirus-considerations

 

March 26, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik provides encouragement, news and helpful tips to stay connected and make the most of this time as many brethren are now homebound due to the coronavirus threat.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-march-26-2020

 

March 25, 2020

Inside United Podcast #156: Carmelo Anastasi — Coronavirus in Italy

Victor Kubik checks in with Carmelo Anastasi, the regional pastor of Italy, to discuss the government and public response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.
https://www.ucg.org/inside-united-podcast/inside-united-podcast-156-carmelo-anastasi-coronavirus-in-italy

 

March 24, 2020

U.S. Holy Day Offerings for 2020 Days of Unleavened Bread

Here we suggest three ways in which you can conveniently make your Holy Day offerings.
 https://www.ucg.org/members/news/us-holy-day-offerings-for-2020-days-of-unleavened-bread

 

March 23, 2020

Simple Unleavened Bread Recipe

This recipe is quite easy. It can be used for Passover service or any time.
Watch the video or view the recipe.

 

March 19, 2020

Plans for Upcoming Sabbath and Holy Day Services

Below is information about Sabbath and Holy Day plans for observance in light of coronavirus threat prevention measures.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/plans-for-upcoming-sabbath-and-holy-day-services

 

March 19, 2020

Update from the President

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik provides information about coronavirus protection measures being taken by Church leadership and reports on a recent podcast he recorded with a doctor in Canada regarding this pandemic. He ends his letter encouraging readers to be helpers as we enter the spring Holy Day season.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-march-19-2020

 

March 19, 2020

Personal from Ministerial and Member Services

In this personal message from Ministerial and Member Services, Operation Manager Mark Welch shares some encouraging words for brethren to think about as we navigate through this crisis together. He also shares plans for the next Sabbaths, Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread services.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/personal-from-ministerial-and-member-services-march-19-2020

 

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update from Italy

Click the link below for an update from UCG pastor Carmelo Anastasi, who reports on the impact of coronavirus on brethren in Italy.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/coronavirus-update-from-italy

 

March 19, 2020

MEDIA BRIEF: United Church of God Adopts National Webcasting

Weekly online Sabbath service to unite members in the United States and internationally at ucg.org/webcast.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/media-brief-united-church-of-god-adopts-national-webcasting-suspends-in-person-services

 

March 18, 2020

Letter from Council Chairman Dr. Donald Ward

Council of Elders Chairman Donald Ward reflects on our journey as Christians as we approach the Passover and exhorts Christians to keep their focus: ”The Church of God still has a lot of work to do. It is a time to sigh and cry. But it is also a time to shake off the malaise that might be gripping you and sapping your spiritual energy and will. The trial that is upon us now can be a wakeup call for each one of us to get our spiritual house in order and fill our lamps with oil.”
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/letter-from-the-chairman-march-18-2020

 

March 17, 2020

Inside United Podcast #154: Dan Berendt - Coronavirus

Dr. Dan Berendt from Edmonton, Alberta joins Victor Kubik via Internet to discuss the current state of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how we should respond to this crisis as a health menace, but also as an opportunity to help the vulnerable in our society. 
https://www.ucg.org/inside-united-podcast/inside-united-podcast-154-dan-berendt-coronaviru

 

March 16, 2020

Keeping Passover at Home

These instructions are to help you in observing God’s sacred ordinance of the Passover at your home: https://www.ucg.org/members/news/keeping-passover-at-home.

 

March 16, 2020

Council of Elders Videoconference Report

This report on the March 16 meeting contains important information regarding meeting for the Passover, Unleavened Bread and the annual meeting of the General Conference of Elders—due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
http://coe.ucg.org/council-report/council-elders-videoconference-report-march-16-2020-2020-03-17

 

March 13, 2020

Message from Ministerial and Member Services

Since in-person church services are canceled for the next two weeks, MMS Operations Manager Mark Welch suggests a few messages for members to listen to as they prepare for Passover and the spring Holy Day season. Links to these sermons can be found here.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/message-from-ministerial-and-member-services-march-13-2020

 

March 12, 2020

Special Announcement for All Churches

In this update from the president, Victor Kubik shares a special announcement regarding UCG’s efforts to address the coronavirus. Online services will be webcast from Cincinnati at 2:30 p.m. EDT and can be accessed by everyone at https://www.ucg.org/webcast.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/special-announcement-for-all-churches

 

March 5, 2020

Update from the President

In his weekly update, Victor Kubik talks about the coronavirus and the impact of this disease outbreak on the economy and people. He also mentions a separate post (mentioned below) which highlights first-hand accounts of members in China and Hong Kong who are living amid the coronavirus.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/update-from-the-president-march-5-2020

 

March 5, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis: First-hand Reports From China

With 80,000 cases of COVID-19 in China and hundreds more emerging across the globe, we should all be praying for everyone in the Church of God fellowship for protection and guidance.
https://www.ucg.org/members/news/the-coronavirus-crisis-first-hand-reports-from-china