UCG is ready to start a week of video conferences in order to save money because of their huge income drop after COGWA walked off with a large percentage of their ministers, members and tithes. Though it is fun to mock it, it is a rather wise choice to do since the economy has been in such a mess around the world. Coming up with new ways to accomplish old things is always a good idea. However, UCG still seems to be stuck in a couple of areas. 70+ years down the line and Armstrongism still cannot figure out what kind of gospel they need to be proclaiming! Seriously??. Even worse, in 2012, they are still arguing over clothing standards. These two topics are on their list of discussions:
On the agenda for this session is a lengthy discussion on a proposed “Public Proclamation Identity” that seeks to fulfill the Media Strategy #9 from the 2012-13 Strategic and Operation Plan. We will also be discussing the future of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee and the viability of the church fulfilling its mission statement.
I am assuming "Public Proclamation Identity" is an innocuous way of saying, "How do we make our message and church looks like a Christian organization instead of a whacked out cult?"
A ruling has been requested for Sabbath attire – what is appropriate Sabbath wear at church services for men who speak, lead songs and give opening and closing prayer. The Council will discuss this issue before ruling on it.
Does God honestly care if a person speaking, giving a prayer or leading a song is wearing a tie or not? Is a prayer delivered in a jacket and tie more meaningful and worshipful than in a polo shirt?