UCG has always been known to be dysfunctional, but a comment on a Yahoo group proves that further. UCG members are avoiding their own church like the plague. On top of that, UCG is being out preached by the Seventh Day Adventists and Church of God 7th Day. Unlike UCG, Adventists and COG7 make no excuses for what they believe, UCG and most other COG's are embarrassed about themselves and are constantly making excuses for hiding what they claim to believe.
Church of God 7th Day and the Adventists are putting the regular Churches of God to shame. Both preach what they believe and are active in their communities and around the world. The Church of God is not.
UCG pays thousands of dollars to hold campaigns around the country. One of their latest attempts they are bragging about had around 145 in attendance. Of that number only 25 some "new" people showed up. The rest of the audience was padded with 120 UCG members. The COG message is shallow out out of touch with 21st century life and issues. The Adventists and COG7 get it, the Church of God does not.
Even till today I know UCG people who if they have to visit Sydney on business. They will not attend the Sydney UCG. On the Sabbath.Which is voting will your feet.One other thing that I have noticed. Back in the 1970s HWA had a great interesting broadcast.Where now days hardly any of the cogs stand out.He in NZ the SDAs have there own Full time TV station plus one part time Station.As for preaching Gods laws they are spot on.Regarding prophecy and Gods laws they are now very close to what HWA taught.Those who preach on the SDAs TV stations have an excellent grasp on gods laws. They all preach the same.There is a new big boy on the block.