Are you familiar with the United Church of God, and it's magazine?

by AK - Jeff 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Titled simply "The Good News"?

    I suscribed [free] to see what they teach. Although less insistent in having the 'truth', and showing much greater interest in people and reality, the thinking is so similar to the doctrines of the Watchtower it is a little scary. Wifey opened the one I got yesterday and thought it was AWAKE. It looks like it a bit, but slicker and better laid out. Lots of stuff about current affairs in Israel etc, as they think much of Bible prophecy is tied to literal Israel.

    Anyone know if this is an offshoot of former witnesses? ANyone ever read this?

    I have to be gone for a while, but will be interested in seeing anyone who knows.

    Their website is ;

    More Later.


  • drew sagan
    drew sagan

    They are an offshoot from the Worldwide Church of God, an organization that many consider a cult. There where many scandals in the Worldwide Church of God surrounding its leader Herbert W. Armstrong, the United Church of God is a splinter group that formed.

    Those who followed Armstrong really felt they had the 'truth'. There is a video for sale at that goes through the entire history of the group. It is very JW like.

    I find it interesting to see how many groups are able to pull the same mental tricks that JWs play. They lure you in with 'no hell', 'no trinity', and a few other teachings they feel the mainstream churches teach that are wrong and then they start to fill you up with their own nonsense. Their insistance on following the holdy days given to ancient Israel strikes me as quite strange but to be expected I guess.

  • ozziepost


    From their Australian website:

    What Are Our Origins? The UCG is a new church - founded in 1995. However the church history is much older than that. Our direct parent church was the Worldwide Church of God, founded by Herbert W. Armstrong in the 1930's. Before that, the church traces its history back for many hundreds of years. The UCG was formed when the WCG made major doctrinal changes to the core of the church's beliefs. At that time, many members and ministers worldwide resigned from the WCG to form the United Church of God.
  • fullofdoubtnow

    I just looked on their site, and they have a lot of publications with titles like the jws, like "why does god permit sufferring" etc. The literature can be ordered free as well, though I didn't order any. It sounds too much like a cult for my liking.

  • badboy



  • sspo

    It looks like some cults will never die......... Armstrong died and that should have been the end of the religion since he was connected with some of his prophecies but a splinter group emerged and continues today.

    There will be always a new generation that will be fooled with the teachings.

    So it looks like even if some shocking event happens with the watchtower and many will leave, to kill a cult it's almost impossible, a new generation will step in because the message of living on earth has always been appealing.

  • Mary

    Here's a link about them......they're an offshoot of Herbert Armstrong's original "Church of God" which has a zillion off-shoot churches. Years ago, I used to get that magazine "The Plain Truth". Some of it was interesting, but yes, many of their beliefs are very similar to the Witnesses. I read the story of Herbert Armstrong and his son Ted Armstrong who was DF'd from his father's church years ago, amidst much scandal, started his own offshoot called The Church of God International, got caught asking for sexual favours from his massage therapist, got kicked out of his own church (yet again) and died a couple of years ago I think.

  • whyizit

    Mayby I have the wrong group, but I think it was the Worldwide Church of God that decided to turn itself around. I bought the DVD, but loaned it out. I found out about it through Free Minds. Some of the guys at the top of the organization came to realize they were teaching false doctrines and decided to turn it around. Of course, I'm sure there were groups that continued with the old beliefs.

    Greg Albright wrote a book called Bad News Religion. He is a former member of the Armstrong religion. The book mentions nothing about other religions, but you can draw some very similar, if not identical, parallels to the WTS. I wonder if a JW would read it, since it doesn't mention the WTS?

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    I kinda suspected that connection - thanx for the info all.

    I was in shock at the similarities - though I must state that I do not see the perverse pressure to 'accept that we have the truth or die' that permeates the WTS magazines.

    Funny thing is this group does not give me the 'willys' like the witness sh*t does now. I would never take it beyond simple reading of a few magazines though - as they believe too closely what the WTS believe to suit me.


  • Mary
    though I must state that I do not see the perverse pressure to 'accept that we have the truth or die' that permeates the WTS magazines.

    Have no fear Jeff----they also believe that they, and they alone have "the Truth", they practice disfellowshipping and some of their doctrines have been just as wacky and harmful as the Witnesses. Example? At one time the WCG took that statement that Jesus made about any man who divorces his wife except on the grounds of fornication and marries another commits adultery and took it 10 steps further. Any new converts who were on their second marriages with children were forced to split up because they were living "in sin" according to the bible and they said God didn't recognize the second marriage. It made no difference if they had been together 20 days or 20 years. If they were divorced from their first spouse, that was it. There were many, many families who were forced to split up because of this totally f*cked up interpretation of the scriptures. Can you imagine the harm that did?

    This is a nice little tidbit that they don't annouce to anyone when they're in the process of converting them. Like when you join the Witnesses----you only find out all their dirty little secrets after you've joined.

    The WCG also had sites on the internet for ex-members. I've looked at them. Man, those guys sound just like us.

  • Honesty

    Read my profile, Jeff.

    I have family trapped in both snares set by Satan, the JW's and the Armstrongites.

  • gumby

    Have no fear Jeff----they also believe that they, and they alone have "the Truth", they practice disfellowshipping and some of their doctrines have been just as wacky and harmful as the Witnesses.

    Just keep looking around various faiths long enough....and you'll see dub similarities all over the place.

    Try becoming a Catholic and read the "Apostles' Creed". Their creed is just like the witnesses in that you must accept "the Holy Catholic Church and the Communion of Saints"....similar to the witnesses added Baptismal question stating an allegiance to "Gods Spirit Appointed Organisation".

    Any religious system that has men or women demanding your freedom of belief in the doctrines they have deemed as god a cult.


  • Mary

    What about your church Gumgod? What's it similar to?

    p.s. try and answer in a way that don' git you in trouble.

  • bebu
    Their creed is just like the witnesses in that you must accept "the Holy Catholic Church and the Communion of Saints"

    ...meaning, the universal church, not necessarily the Roman Catholic (universal) church.


    ex-Catholic class

  • gumby

    ...meaning, the universal church, not necessarily the Roman Catholic (universal) church.


    Either way good friend and buddy, it's a creed...or a statement of faith which members are expected to accept and include in their worship......along with Mary adoration......and I ain't talkin bout the hot little hussy Mary on this board either


  • RR

    And you though the Society's bad with splinters and offshoots? YOu haven't seen anything when it comes to Armstrongism.

    Here is a list, a "small" list of offshoots since he died and his Worldwide Church of God transformed itself into an orthodox church, leaving those members who accepted armstrongism to fend for themselves.

    7th Day Church of God
    PO Box 91228
    Chattanooga, TN. 37412
    (Michael Byrd)

    7th Day Church of God
    PO Box 70635
    Knoxville, TN. 37918-0001
    (Mark Carr)

    Active Bible Church of God
    1634 E. 53rd Street #190
    Chicago, IL. 60615
    (Mike Linacre)

    Akron Fellowship, An Inter-Dependent Church of God

    Alert Newsletter
    9 Alice Jackson Cres.
    Gilmore, A.C.T., 2905
    (Dale Heslin)

    Alpha and Omega Christian Foundation
    PO Box 123
    Berowra Heights, NSW 2082
    (Grigore Sbarcea)

    Ami Israel Torah Study(formerly a part of the East Texas Fellowship)
    P.O. Box 1633
    Hawkins, TX 75765
    (Tim Kelley/Gary Smith)

    Appalachian Church of God
    N. 7th Street Box 6
    Middlesboro, KY. 40965
    (Ken Seals)

    Archival Christianity Study Library
    (Selwyn Russell)
    (website link was not working and thus removed, no other contact info)

    (The) Assembly of the Eternal, An Independent Church of God
    5506 Westminster Ave.
    Delta, B.C. V4K 2J6

    Assembly of God, 7th Day
    4595 Rosehill Avenue
    Titusville, FL. 32780
    (Donald Flowers)

    Assembly of God in Christ Jesus
    PO Box 770537
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    (Bill Phillips)

    Associates for Scriptural Knowledge
    PO Box 25000
    Portland, OR 97298-0990
    (Earnest Martin)

    Association for Christian Development
    PO Box 4748
    Federal Way, WA. 98063
    (Ken Westby)

    Assorted Flavors -Web Links to 7th Day Assemblies/Ministries
    (Mary Lois Bierman)

    (The) Austin Fellowship
    1409 Redden Cove
    Cedar Park, TX. 78613
    (Dan Girard)

    Bakersfield Church of GodP.O. Box 356, Keene, CA. 93531-6672
    (George N. Anderson)

    Barnabas Ministries
    PO Box 3393
    Farmington Hills, MI. 48333
    (Alan Ruth)

    Believers in Christ Church of God (Redwood City)
    88 Creekside Drive
    Half Moon Bay, CA. 94019
    (Jeff Henderson)

    Belleville Church of God
    PO Box 764
    Glen Carbon, Ill 62034
    (Al Buchanan)

    (The) Berean Church of God
    PO Box 210283
    Dallas, TX 75211 (Clarence Lucas)

    Bethel Church of God
    PO Box 25345
    Eugene, OR. 97402
    (Bryce Clark)

    Bible Education Services
    10595 N. Lena Palestine Rd.
    Conover, OH. 45317-9758
    (Don Hudgel)

    Bible Insight
    17 Hervey St, Hervey Bay, Queensland 4655
    (Colin Heath)


    (The) Bible Sabbath Association
    (The Sabbath Sentinel Magazine)
    3316 Alberta Drive
    Gillette, WY. 82718

    Bible Study Association
    28877 Summerville
    Eugene, OR 97405
    (Davis Northnagel)

    Biblical Church of God - Danville
    PO Box 483
    Catlin, IL. 61817
    (Richard Meese)

    British-Israel Church of God
    PO Box 172
    21 Main Street North
    Markham, Ontario, L3P 3J7
    (Peter Salemi)

    Building Bridges (Phoenix, Arizona) (website link was not working and thus removed, no other contact info)

    Byron's World Home Page
    (Byron K. Sanders)
    (website link was not working and thus removed, no other contact info)

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    Celina, TX. 75009
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    Kingston, Vic. 3364
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    Endeavour Hills, Victoria 3802

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    Modesto, CA 95353
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    PO Box 775
    Eugene, OR 97440-0775
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    908 Sycamore St.
    Waxahachie, TX 75165
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    Marysville, WA. 98271
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    Modesto, CA. 95357
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    Spokane, WA 99205
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    4345 Courtland Drive
    Nashville, TN. 37204
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    PO Box 21
    Antioch, TN 37011
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    Grand Blanc, MI. 48439
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    P.O. Box 15115
    Salem, OR. 97309
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    Springfield, MO. 65808

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    Pasadena, CA 91102
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    Toledo, Ohio 43697
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    Sandton 2146
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    (Leo Bredehoft)

    Gig Harbor Sabbath Fellowship
    11003 - 68th Ave. NW
    Gig Harbor, WA. 98332
    (Dan Joe/Wayne James)

    Giving & Sharing
    PO Box 100
    Neck City, MO 64849
    (Richard Nickels)

    God's Church Worldwide
    PO Box 1123
    Clarcona, FL. 32710-1123
    (Rob Elliott)

    God's Family Fellowship
    112 Buttercup Lane
    Mena, AR. 71953
    (Pete LaFrance, Jr.)

    God's Sacred Word
    (Edward Porter)

    God’s Temple Congregation
    Box 333
    Keller, TX. 76244
    (Ron King)

    Greater Phoenix Church of God
    (website link was not working and thus removed, no other contact info)

    Green Pastures Gazette
    PO Box 6993
    Fort Worth, TX. 76115
    (Phil Keener)

    Guard the Truth
    1312 N. 358 Ave.
    Tonopah, AZ 85354

    Guardian Ministries
    PO Box 50734
    Pasadena, CA. 91115-0734
    (David Antion)

    Heartland Fellowship
    PO Box 1334
    West Chester, OH. 45071
    (Len Neubert)

    Hebrew to Christian Contact
    1103 Sand Creek Drive
    Melbourne, FL. 32934
    (Nicholas Tibbetts)

    Hebrew Roots
    PO Box 400
    Lakewood, WI. 54138
    (Dean Wheelock)

    Herbert W. Armstrong Online (National Eagle)
    1115 S. Casino Center #132
    Las Vegas, NV 89104
    (Lee Clark)

    Herbert W. Armstong Memorial
    (Craig Marley)
    (website link was not working and thus removed, no other contact info)

    History Research Projects/Origin of Nations
    GPO Box 864
    Sydney, NSW 2001
    (Craig White)

    Hope of Israel Ministries (Church of God)
    PO Box 6772
    Thousand Oaks, CA. 91359-6772
    (John D. Keyser)

    House of Aaron - Renewed Levitical Priesthood
    (The Association for Biblical Christianity)
    2442 NW Market St - PMB40
    Seattle, WA 98107-4177
    (Dallas James)

    (The) House of God, Daytona Beach
    138 Madison Ave
    Daytona Beach, FL. 32114
    (Manuel Rojas)

    House of Yahweh
    PO Box 2498
    Abilene, TX. 79604
    (Yisrayl Hawkins)

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    In the City of Our God
    Ceased operations in 1999-2000

    (The) Independent Church of God of Atlanta
    Atlanta, GA
    (Marshall Bryan –

    Independent Church of God Sabbath Fellowship Group
    PO Box 22
    Portsmouth, Ohio 45662-0022
    (Bill Bratt)

    Independent Church of God Winnipeg
    488 Banting Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3K 1C7
    (George Buchkowski)

    Interactive Sabbath Fellowship
    PO Box 147
    Sedro Woolley, WA. 98284
    (Dale Carmean)

    Interdependent-Interactive, Church of God, Sabbath Services, Bible Studies and Open FellowshipDarwin & Laura Lee
    PO Box 2333, Bismarck, ND 58502

    (The) Inter-Dependent Church of God Sabbath Day
    18482 Quicktown Rd.
    Laurel Hill, NC. 28351
    (Charles/Jenny Miller)

    International Bible Learning Center
    1340 N. Dousman Rd.
    Oconomowoc, WI. 50366
    (Lindy Hardy White)

    Intercontinental Church of God/Garner Ted Armstrong Evangelistic Association
    PO Box 747
    Flint, TX. 75762
    (Garner Ted Armstrong)

    (The) Internet Church of God
    1899 Innisbrook Lane
    Sarasota, FL 34234
    (Dennis Florio)

    Israel of God
    (Richard and Bonnie Fix)

    Jackson Church of God
    PO Box 340
    Pickens, MS. 39146
    (Jack Gill)

    (The) Journal: News of the Churches of God
    PO Box 1020
    Big Sandy, TX. 75755
    (Dixon Cartwright)

    Keith Hunt Biblical Studies

    Legacy Institute
    PO Box 130632
    Dallas, Texas 75313
    (Leon Sexton)

    Lehigh Valley Sabbath Fellowship
    PO Box 90153
    Allentown, PA. 18109
    (Louis Kirschenbaum)

    Liberty Foundation
    (20th Century Church of God)
    PO Box 2900
    Vista, CA 92085-2900
    (Al Carozzo)

    (The) Little Children of Jesus Christ
    89 Homeplace Trail
    Pocahontas, AR. 72455
    (Chris Barr)

    Little Rock, Arkansas Church of God
    15 Perdue Circle
    Little Rock, AR. 72204
    (James Ussery)

    Living Church of God
    PO Box 501304
    San Diego, CA 92150-1304
    (Rod Meredith)

    Living Room Church of God
    314 Pleasant Corner Ct.
    Red Lion, PA. 17356
    (Michael Archer)

    "Living Room church of God"
    P O Box 494608
    Redding, CA 96049
    (Manny/Sue Macias)

    Long Island Church of God Fellowship
    P.O. Box 396
    N. Massapequa, N.Y. 11758-0396
    (Nick Viola/John Marmero, Jr.)

    Lyons Congregation
    7410 East Sutton Rd., Lot #406
    Scottsdale, AZ. 85260
    (Chuck Lyons)

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    Marie Casale’s Library

    MarkTab Ministries
    Mark Tabladillo

    Maryland Sabbath Fellowship
    3708 Brethren Church Rd.
    Myersville, MD. 21773
    (Todd Drawbaugh)

    Mid-Missouri Church of God
    PO Box 92
    Eldon, MO. 65026
    (W. L. Schneider)

    Midnight Ministries
    PO Box 29
    Aylesbury, Bucks HP17 8TL
    United Kingdom
    (Malcolm Heap)

    Mid-South Sabbatarians

    Ministry Publications
    PO Box 715
    Cottonwood, AZ. 86326

    Music for the Church of God
    (Jim Ross)

    Mystery of the Kingdom Ministry
    5202 N. Highway 52
    Wausau, WI 54403
    (Martin Muzynoski)

    (The) Narrow Path
    815 Tyler
    Ypsilanti, MI. 48198-6102
    (Ken Miller)
    (website link was not working and thus removed)

    New Covenant Church of God P.O. Box 246
    Winterset, IA 50273

    Northeast Church of God
    PO Box 14
    Weatogue, CT. 06089
    (Rodger Sandsmark)

    North Texas Church of God
    2209 S. Fielder
    Arlington, TX. 76013
    (Ralph Collins)

    (The) Oasis - A place of rest for the rest of us.
    (George/Pam Dewey)

    Olive Branches
    PO Box 1293
    Fairview, TN 37062
    (Mike/Cathy Styer)

    Omega Praise Worship of Southern Oregon
    PO Box 1742
    Rogue River, OR. 97537-1742

    Open Door Bible Study
    PO Box 11243
    Ft. Worth, TX. 76110
    (Alan Gilchrist/Phil Keener)

    Orange County Fellowship of God
    4790 Irvine Blvd. #105-102
    Irvine, CA. 92620
    (Dale Stogner/Scott Scharpen)

    (The) Original Bible Project
    408 S. Pasadena Ave., Suite 1
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (James Tabor/Robert Kuhn)

    Pabco's Home Page

    PO Box 70806
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35407
    (Malcolm Crawford)

    Patriots of the Kingdom
    PO Box 72119
    Pine Valley Postal Outlet
    Woodbridge, Ontario, L4L 8N8
    (Myron Martin)

    Philadelphia Church of God
    1019 Waterwood Parkway, Suite F
    Edmond, OK. 73034
    (Gerald Flurry)

    Pine Belt Biblical Foundation
    PO Box 865
    Petal, MS. 39465-0865
    (Greg Taylor)

    Piney Woods Church of God
    Route 1, Box 77 AA
    Poll, TX. 75969
    (Leo Holley)

    (The) Plainer Truth
    1281 New Hope Church Road
    Apex, NC 27502
    (Bill Hillebrenner)

    Points of Truth Christian Ministry
    PO Box 102
    Russellville, AR. 72811
    (Larry Lassiter)

    (The) Pure Truth
    (The A.P.T Manual)
    Lock Box 126
    Hamilton, TX 76531
    (Richard Scott)

    (The) Remnant Church of God
    PO Box 44
    Jackson Center, PA 16133
    (Rolland Wile)

    Restoration Church of God
    Aptdo. 504-2120
    Costa Rica, Central America
    (M. John Allen)

    Restoration Fellowship
    185 Summerville Dr.
    Bros, GA. 30205
    (Anthony Buzzard)

    Restored Church of God
    PO Box 23295
    Wadsworth, OH 44282
    (Dave Pack)

    Return to the Father
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    Revelation's "Little Book"
    RR3 Westville
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    BOK 2AO
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    Denton, TX 76202
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    (Daniel Love)

    PO Box 56, 8316ZH Marknesse
    The Netherlands (Bonne Rook)

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    Dellslow, WV. 26531
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    Sabbath Bible Study Fellowship
    PO Box 60224
    Bakersfield, CA. 93386
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    Sabbath Central
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    Sabbath-Keeping Church of God
    22 Liberty Street
    New Caney, TX. 77357
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    Sabbath Keeping Singles Registry

    Sabbath Singles Connection
    PO Box 647
    Biggs, CA. 95917
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    Sabbatarian Singles Fellowship Forum
    (Marla Prouty)

    (The) Sabbath Study Center
    1537 E. 76 St.
    Tulsa, OK. 74136
    (Gary Van De Kamp)

    Safe Haven Church of God
    PO Box 40782
    Baton Rouge, LA. 70835-0782
    (Paul Herrmann/Huey Martin)

    Saskatoon Sabbatarian Fellowship

    (The) Scattered Brethren
    PO Box 860471
    Plano, TX 75086
    (Lawrence Maayeh)

    Seek and Find! Ministries of the Church of El-Shaddai
    Postnet Suite 235
    Private Bag X504
    Northway, 4065
    South Africa
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    Servants’ News
    PO Box 107
    Perry, MI 48872-0107
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    Seventh Day Christian Assembly of the Church of God
    PO Box 22351
    Knoxville, TN. 37933-0351
    (Ken Swiger)

    Seventh Day Church of God
    PO Box 804
    Caldwell, ID 83606-0804

    Seven Times Newsletter
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    Cleveland, TN 37323
    (Ken Browder)

    South Avenue F - Church of God
    1721 So. Avenue F
    Portales, NM. 88130
    (Glen Kirkpatrick)

    Southern Florida Christian Fellowship
    3186 Hoylake Road
    Lake Worth, FL. 33467
    (Ron Smith)

    Southern New Mexico Church of God
    3137 Dyer St
    Las Cruces, NM 88011
    (Tony van Doorn)

    Southern New Mexico Sabbath Fellowship
    2704 Winston Avenue
    Las Cruces, NM. 88005
    (Calvin Lashway)

    South Texas Church of God
    151 Sweetbriar
    San Antonio, TX. 78228
    (Peter Huizar/Terry Post)

    Speak the Truth
    3431 W. Thunderbird, Ste. 13-160
    Phoenix, AZ. 85053
    (website link was not working and thus removed)

    Stedfast Church of God
    P.O. Box 1545
    McMinnville, OR 97128
    (Arlen Berkey)

    Steve Bruns calendar page

    (The) Thomaston Church
    1915 Star Point Rd.
    Carrollton, GA. 30117
    (Charles Bros)

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    PO Box 130
    Coosa, GA. 30129-0130
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    Tomorrow, Inc.
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    Spokane, WA 99214-2015
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    (The) Total Truth
    PO Box 1034
    Knightdale, NC 27545
    (Lee Grose)

    Trans-World Publishing
    130 W. Huntington Dr., Suite 122
    Arcadia, CA 91007
    (Bernard Kelly)

    TriCity Fellowship of God
    Prescott, AZ.
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    Altadena, CA 91003
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    (The) Truth-Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ
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    Hillsdale, Wy. 82060
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    (The) Truths of God
    (website link was not working and thus removed, no other contact info)

    TruthSearch Ministries
    PO Box 1082
    Andrews, NC. 28901
    (Juan Rains)

    Truth on the Web Ministries
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    (The) Tulsa Church of God
    PO Box 54621
    Tulsa, OK. 74155-0621
    (Lawrence Gregory)

    Twentieth Century Church of God
    PO Box 25
    Nineveh, PA. 15344
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    Twin Cities Church of God
    (Bryn Hendrickson/Bob Petty)

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    (The) Ultimate Church of God Links Page
    (Nyal Bartch)

    United Biblical Church of God (The Jerusalem Sentinel)
    PO Box 547
    Crystal River, FL 34423
    (Chris Patton/Charles Kimbrough)
    (website link was not working and thus removed)

    United Christian Ministries
    PO Box 361725
    Hoover, AL 35236-1725
    (Ray Wooten)

    United Church of God - Birmingham
    5511 Bankhead Hwy
    Irondale, AL 35210

    United Church of God, An International Association
    PO Box 541027
    Cincinnati, OH. 45254-1027
    (Clyde Kilough, Roy Holladay)
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    United Church of God, Missouri
    PO Box 1085
    St. Joseph, MO. 64502
    (Richard Prince)

    United Church Of God (Terre Haute)
    1403 Poplar Street
    Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
    (Jeff Osborn)

    Universal Church of God
    PO Box 88401
    Seattle, WA 98188
    (Harold Hemenway)

    Via del Rey
    (Jules Dervaes)

    Victor Kubik's Web site (a minister of the United Church of God)

    Virginia Sabbath Fellowship
    11571 Embers Court
    Reston, VA. 22901
    (Rod Koozmin)

    (The) Way Publications (Sabbath Bible Study Fellowship)
    PO Box 1976
    Placerviller, CA. 95667
    (Jack Lane/Bill Creamer)

    Western Maryland Sabbath Fellowship
    23406 Metz Mines Rd. SW
    Barton, MD. 21521
    (Sam Metz)

    Western Nebraska Congregation of God
    100491 Hunt Dairy Rd.
    Mitchell, NE. 69357
    (Jerry Laws)

    Where are we now in Prophecy?
    PO Box 22256
    Fish Hoek 7975
    South Africa
    (Geoff Neilson)
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    Wichita Church of God - 7th Day
    PO Box 2285
    Wichita, KS. 67201-2285
    (Bill Fowler)

    Willamette Sabbath Fellowship
    PO Box 760
    Oakridge, OR. 97463
    (David Martel)

    Windsor-Detroit Church of God
    384 McEwan
    Windsor, Ontario, N9B 2E6
    (Bev Coates)

    Winnipeg Church of God
    Box 7, Grp 26, RR1
    East Selkirk, Manitoba, R0E 0M0
    (Randy Rondeau)

    Worldwide House of Yahuweh
    PO Box 2
    Delta, OH. 43515
    (Gerald Langenderfer)

    (The) Worldwide Web Church of God
    PO Box 1065,
    Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies

    Your Choice Magazine
    PO Box 156
    Warren, MI. 48090
    (Mike Summers)

    Zion Ministries
    PO Box 2551
    Malaga Australia 6944
    (Neville V. Stevens)

  • badboy


    i may have have that wrong,however!

  • undercover

    The JWs and the United Church of God are distant cousins...

    I'm going by memory so I may be a little off...but The Church of God was started by Glengarry Rupert and Herbert A. Armstrong. Glengarry Rupert had ties to William Miller previous to the Church of God back when the Millerites were expecting the end of the world in 1844.

    The Church of God became the Worldwide Church of God, led by Herbert A. Armstrong. The church has undergone changes over the years including some big ones in the last few years and there are lots of splinter groups as already pointed out.

    How does that make JWs and Church of God(and it's reincarnations) cousins? Both Armstrong and Russell were influenced by people associated with the Millerites. George Storrs of the Millerite movement influenced C. T. Russell. Jonas Wendel of the Millerites influenced Nelson Barbour of the 2nd Adventists who influenced C. T. Russell and Glegarry Rupert influenced Armstrong. All in all, the Church of God(and splinters), 2nd Day Adventists, Seventh Day adventists, Christadelphians, Bible Students and JWs are all related with common ancestry to the Millerite movement of the early-mid 1800s.

  • RR

    And I suspect that one day the same faye will befall Jehovah's Witnesses. With little splinter groups of Jehovah's Witnesses. independent of the WTS. It is already happening, particularly in Europe.



    United Church of God, IA is an offshoot of World Wide Church of God started by Herbert W. Armstrong around WWII. Mr. Armstrong was strongly influenced by 7th Day Adventists before founding World Wide. He denied any ties to 7th Day in a number of articles, despite sources siting his membership and contributions. He left 7th Day over a number of issues such as the sabbath. 7th Day and Witnesses share a common thread in the late 1800s so that could account for the similarities. Starting in the 1970's, World Wide began adopting more liberal outlooks on scripture. By the 1990s the church fell apart into several splinter groups. The United Church of God, IA is the largest of these groups, holding to many of Mr. Armstrong's original teachings. Key differences of United and Witnesses: Observance of Old Testament Holy Days, Saturday Sabbath, & Tithing. Also, Early 20th century (1914) holds no key significance for United members. Hope this was helpful, look up Herbert W. Armstrong on Wikipedia for more in-depth information. Denise Jeff Wrote: Titled simply "The Good News"? I suscribed [free] to see what they teach. Although less insistent in having the 'truth', and showing much greater interest in people and reality, the thinking is so similar to the doctrines of the Watchtower it is a little scary. Wifey opened the one I got yesterday and thought it was AWAKE. It looks like it a bit, but slicker and better laid out. Lots of stuff about current affairs in Israel etc, as they think much of Bible prophecy is tied to literal Israel. Anyone know if this is an offshoot of former witnesses? ANyone ever read this? I have to be gone for a while, but will be interested in seeing anyone who knows. Their website is ; More Later. Jeff

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