EDMOND—On February 12, Philadelphia Church of God representatives in Edmond, Oklahoma, and in Edstone, England, gave presentations about the Church to local community organizations. Public relations director Shane Granger gave a presentation to the Edmond Lion’s Club, and Edstone staff members David Howard and Edwin Trebels gave a presentation to the Rotary Club of Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire.
Granger discussed the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation, its upcoming concerts, and its archaeological sponsorship to 14 members of the Edmond Lion’s Club, which is an international organization with local chapters that serve their local communities and raise funds for charitable causes.
A few hours earlier, on the same day, Howard and Trebels represented the Church’s England regional office at a lunch meeting of a similar club in nearby Henley-in-Arden. A total of 19 people attended the meeting, more than usual, due to the presentation of a donation check to a local cause. Howard presented a slide show about the Church’s regional office, Herbert W. Armstrong College, Philadelphia Youth Camp, explained why the Church is named “Philadelphia,” and invited members to visit Edstone Hall.
A Rotary member who stopped by Edstone Hall to ask permission for his walking group to pass through invited staff members to give the presentation. After the meeting, he wrote, “[W]e all learned a lot about an organization on our doorstep that no one other than my wife and I had probably ever heard of. To have a regional office of a worldwide organization, giving employment to so many people and drawing in so many visitors annually, really puts Wootton Wawen on the map!”
Another member called the Church campus “the best kept secret in Wootton Wawen.”
After the meeting, a Henley-in-Arden Rotary member who is also a member of the Warwick Rotary Club invited the Church to give a similar presentation there.