UCG Current Crisis

UCG members are looking for answers in the latest upheaval of the administration and the COE.


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Open letter from Tine Banda

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 3:20 PM

The question of how much time one should invest in countering slander is of course a personal one, a question that I have been wrestling with for months. The return on such an investment is usually low, and if one values their autonomy, the residual risks can be high. But in light of the fact that both my family and I are now inundated with genuine queries (interestingly from some in UCG), and also in view of the fact that on multiple occasions I have been solicited and encouraged to give my ...

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Response to Mr. Kubik's Claims of Cattle Rustling in Zambia

Posted on October 7, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Dear Mr. Kubik:


It is disappointing that I am being drawn away from necessary preparation for the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles to respond to the public message which you have disseminated on the Internet and among God's people. Based on the level of upset and division you are causing within the Body of Christ, you leave me with little choice but to personally respond to your false claims and set the record straight. This is an open letter, and it may be sha...

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Joel Meeker Answers Challenges Regarding His Resignation Letter

Posted on March 6, 2011 at 8:13 PM

March 2011


Hello again friends,


Several people have asked follow-up question about my original letter explaining why I decided I could no longer continue in the United Church of God. Some of my reasons have been challenged, and I have been asked to give further evidence of what I stated.


I will attempt to sum up the challenges and the requests for further information I have received and respond to them in this letter. If I fail to respo...

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Continuation of Joel Meeker's Response

Posted on March 6, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Exactly what inflammatory things did Arnold Mendez post? His posts were very factual; facts about what was happening in Latin America. The facts sometimes contradicted inaccurate Council statements, but they were still facts. Are facts to be considered inflammatory simply because the Council doesn’t like them?


In spite of claims to the contrary, ministers were being asked to sign statements of support the Council and administration in their a...

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Individuals who have resigned or been removed from their positions in the last year

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 7:30 AM

If your name does not appear on this list and you would like it to please contact me at [email protected]

  1. Mr. Bill Swanson (Retired Pastor, London, KY) March 2, 2011, forced to resign from UCG ministry

  2. Mr. Reuel Dima (Pastor, Yeji, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry

  3. Mr. Eschun Plange (Pastor, Oda, Ghana), February 15, 2011, resigned from UCG ministry

  4. Mr. Of...

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COGWA Attorney Responds to False Allegations

Posted on February 1, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Update from COGWA


"Update Regarding False Allegations Against CGWA. Today, the appropriate agency of the State of Florida contacted legal counsel for the Church in writing, and following their review of the Church's February 1, 2011 response to the fraudulent consumer complaint, the matter has been promptly closed, in favor of the Church. The Church will continue with its investigation to identify t...

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Impressions of the Church in Latin America

Posted on January 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Written by Ralph Levy


From the time of my hiring by the United Church of God, IA in 1999 to my recent termination I have had the privilege of travelling extensively in Latin America to serve the people of God in that part of the world. I love the Latin American brethren, and have very much enjoyed my time with them. I tell them jokingly that, although I am Jewish and born in England, I think there may be some Latin blood in me. I feel very much at home in the Spanish-speaki...

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South African Update

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Below is correspondence regarding the South African situation. The first message is from Melvin Rhodes sent January 3, 2011.


"Dear Morgen, Neville and Neil,

Victor Kubik and I will be visiting South Africa over the next two weekends.

Travel and accommodation have already been arranged.

I will be in Johannesburg for the church service this week and Vic will be in Durban.

The following Sabbath we ...

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Timeline for the Establishment of Church of God, a Worldwide Association

Posted on January 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Below is a link to a PDF of the Timeline for the Establishment of Church of God, a Worldwide Association. 

Please do not post this elsewhere without the permission of the authors.

The authors are:

Jim Franks, Doug Horchak, David Johnson, Clyde Kilough, Richard Pinelli, David Register, Richard Thompson, Lyle Welty


Timeline for the Establishment of C...

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Announcement from the Communications Team of the COG, aWA

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Announcing the

Church of God, a Worldwide Association

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