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Kingdom of God in German-speaking Europe?

May 9, 2017: The Vereinte Kirche Gottes ["United German video sermon Church of God-Germany"] produces its third German-language "Beyond Today" telecast, 7 Prophezeiungen vor Christi Wiederkehr ["7 Prophecies before Christ's return"]. UCOG President Paul Kieffer recorded the telecast at the United Church of God Home Office in Cincinnati and UCG-Germany did the film editing.

May 3, 2017: In March and April the MP3 sermons posted to the Gute Nachrichten website were downloaded 308 times. 3 sermons are available for public access and a new sermon is posted each week.

April 25, 2015: Fundraising thermometer The United Christian Outreach Germany announces a special fundraiser to provide $1000 for Armenien UCG member Mnazakan Poghossjan to attend this year's Feast of Tabernacles in Schluchsee, Germany. Mr. Poghassjan speaks fluent German and is the only member of the United Church of God in Armenia and has only limited income. Without additional financial assistance from the church, he would never be able to attend the Feast.

April 18, 2017: On the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, 152 people attended services in seven locations: Berlin (11), Dormagen (29), Hamburg (11), Mörfelden (21), Munich (23), Oberstaufen (32) and Winterthur in Switzerland (25). The offering (7604 €) was 10.7% less than in 2016.

April 12, 2017: 116 people met at seven locations to keep the Passover on April 9. On the first day of Unleavened Bread, 132 people attended services in six locations: Dormagen (37), Hamburg (13), Mörfelden (22), Mühldorf (25), Plauen (7) and Winterthur in Switzerland (28). The offering was 16,708 €, which was 25.2% higher than last year's offering.

April 5, 2017: The Vereinte Kirche Gottes ["United Church of God-Germany"] produces another video sermon, German video sermon Der wichtige Aspekt im Strafgesetz des Alten Testaments ["The important aspect in the penal code of the Old Testament"]. UCG-Germany elder Martin Fekete gave the sermon in Oberndorf near Salzburg, Austria.

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What's new in Germany & elsewhere? 

News on events in Europe and commentary
on diverse topics from Paul Kieffer's blog

March 24, 2017: What do we learn about a person's relationship to God when he goes through difficult times? Persecution, financial problems, sickness – and even death? For centuries some people have tended to view such things as evidence of a disturbed relationship to God. Read more »

March 10, 2017: What is the foundation of our relationship to God? Do we build on sand or rock? Those who build on rock live by the words of Jesus Christ. Read more »

February 24, 2017: Do you have special "double vision"? There is a small fish in Central and northern South America that has this ability. Our creator gave them large, protruding eyes that have an air lens on the upper side and a water lens on the lower side of the eye. Read more »

February 17, 2017: You can learn about the character of people who are experiencing serious problems or difficulties. What do they do to cope with their situation – or flee from it? Read more »

February 10, 2017: Are there "trivial sins"? To answer this question, we need to look at "trivial offenses" as they are called ("Kavaliersdelikt" in German). A trivial offense is doing something that is actually against the law, but the person doing it does it anyway out of convenience or a personal sense of justice. Read more »

January 27, 2017: Unemployment among young people in the European Union, especially in southern Europe, remains a problem even five years after the critical situation was first highlighted. Read more »

January 20, 2017: Disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. often mean tragedy and death for many people and have us asking "Why?". On the other hand, the positive side of the human spirit is evident when disaster strikes, as people respond to help the victims. Read more »

January 6, 2017: Chris the sheep became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his wool grew without anyone there to shear (shave) it. Read more »

December 30, 2016: With the number of Muslims in Germany numbering some four million (about five percent of Germany's population), it is no surprise that the number of mosques has increased in recent years. The question now is: "How big should Muslim mosques be?" Read more »