The Church of God a Worldwide Association released Feast attendance numbers this week. They had worldwide, 9,500 people in attendance. If those numbers are correct then they certainly took a major number of UCG members with them. Which then leads to the question, "Is everything as rosy in UCGland as they are letting on?"
Having over 6,500 members attend your first Feast is pretty dramatic to say the least. More members live outside the United States than reside in it. US COG members are getting sick of all the infighting going on and are leaving the various COGs in droves. Foreign congregations who tend to be isolated from all the political crap of the US ministries tend to be stronger in their commitment.
We also had a very strong international attendance during the Feast this year. You may not be aware of this, but about 40 percent of our total Church attendance resides outside the United States…The Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day capped off an extraordinary year for us…Our highest actual attendance on a holy day in the U.S. this year was 5,002. By including a very conservative estimate of two people per connection for the Webcasts during the Feast of Tabernacles, we calculate that COGWA had a total attendance of around 5,300 in the U.S. and close to 9,500 worldwide.