Global Fire Advance Reports from Africa and Chile

Global Fire Advance, an outgrowth of the Firewall Africa initiative spearheaded by Men and Women of Action, recently submitted two successful church planting reports.

Operation Compassion Delivers to Houston; Preparing for Irma

Operation Compassion continues delivering much needed disaster relief supplies to the survivors of Hurricane Harvey throughout the Houston area and beyond. With 18 disaster relief sites active across the Houston metro area, eight warehouse sites receiving semi-trailers and delivering to other areas in smaller trucks, pick-up trucks and trailers and 10 church sites receiving loads for local distribution. Operation Compassion has delivered or scheduled 34 trucks during the first week following Hurricane Harvey’s landfall. In addition, there are 71 trucks staged and ready for delivery.

Notification Deadline: 2018 General Council Agenda Items

In anticipation of the Church of God International General Assembly in 2018, this notification serves to communicate the process for the submission of items for consideration and possible placement on the International General Council Agenda.

Lee University Dedicates New Dining Hall

Cleveland, TN–Lee University recently dedicated the newly renovated Deacon Jones Dining Hall just in time for students’ first day of fall classes late last month.

Women’s Ministries Events Begin This Friday

Starting this Friday, September 8, the Church of God Women’s Ministries department will hold a series of regional one-night rallies across the country, entitled “Faith Fire Freedom” Celebrations. The first of the gatherings will be held at Potter’s House Church in Columbus, Ohio, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Church of God Prayer Ministries Holding Open House

Charlotte, N.C. –Church of God Prayer Ministries will hold an open house on Tuesday, September 5 at their newly acquired headquarters located in the former location of the Lee University Charlotte Center.

Operation Compassion Continues Relief Effort in Texas

Operation Compassion is in full disaster relief mode as semi-trucks are moving into the disaster area created by Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath of the torrential rainfall that tallied more than 50 inches and counting. Food, bottled water, blankets, cleaning supplies and hygiene products are a few of the items contained in each truck. Each semi-truck contains 24 pallets of product which weighs approximately 40,000 pounds.

General Overseer Gives Update on Hurricane Harvey

CLEVELAND, TN: With up to 30 percent of Houston, Texas, America’s fourth largest city, under water after receiving more than 50 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey, the Church of God family around the world has extended its prayers and support to help in the recovery efforts in South Texas. Further, with the storm now making another hit on Southwest Louisiana, our prayers and efforts also include that area. In speaking about this massive storm, Dr. Timothy M. Hill, General Overseer of the Church of God, offered these comments:

FINISH Forum Concludes in Orlando

State/regional overseers and their spouses wrapped up a three-day leadership conference in Orlando. Florida last Thursday. Entitled the FINISH Forum, the gathering covered vital topics of interest specific to state and regional overseers and featured a number of speakers, both inside and outside the Church of God.

Prayer Alert Issued for Hurricane; Facebook Live Event Planned for 3:00 P.M.

Monday, August 28, 2017–Since the threat of Hurricane Harvey became imminent late last week, Church of God leaders have been monitoring the weather event and the subsequent devastating floods that are now occurring. Operation Compassion and God’s Pit Crew, two disaster-relief agencies with ties to the Church of God, have been en route to the affected areas and are providing relief and supplies.

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