West Virginia & western Maryland UPCI Section 1 Minister’s Conference (Business Meeting & Elections) at New Beginnings Worship Center of Fairmont, West Virginia. Hosts: Bishop & Mrs. Wayne Efaw When: Friday, March 24, 2017, at 7:00 pm
Note: Food provided afterwards (no charge), courtesy of our District Ladies Ministry & the hospitality of our hosts.
*Aspiring ministers welcome, but only licensed ministers may vote.
Please RSVP to Pastor Doug Joseph, Section 1 Presbyter:
(Email and cell number are shown in flyer above.)
Greetings in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. I am truly humbled and honored to have been recently elected to serve as District Superintendent of the WV/Western Maryland district. Thank you for the vote of confidence.
In these dangerous and perilous times we are confronted with an enormous task. We must never ignore, neglect or forget the path that led us to where we are today while keeping our eyes on the challenges and opportunities that lie before us.
Our district and my life has been richly blessed with a Godly heritage. As an independent pastor for many years, my late Father made the wise decision in the mid 1980’s to join the UPCI. This choice proved to make a dynamic impact on my life.
I can sincerely say, had it not been for the church camps, youth conventions, rallies and the countless friendships I have made, I would not be who I am or where I am today. I am thankful for the Godly leaders I have had the privilege to be surrounded by - men that spoke words of truth, encouragement and prophecy into my life. Men that unselfishly led by example, ever steady and never wavering. Men that prayerfully and carefully stayed the course in the face of opposition and compromise. Former Superintendents in my lifetime like... The late Greene Kitchen, Norman Mills, Dan Garlitz, Edwin Harper and the late David Hudson. To these great men of God, I humbly and respectfully say thank you! We are eternally indebted to the pioneers of truth that have paved the path which we are so privileged and blessed to trod. We truly dwell in houses we did not build, feast from vineyards we didn't plant, walk trails we did not blaze, and enjoy benefits we did not suffer for.
My pledge to this great district is that for as long as I am privileged to serve you, I will never waver or depart from the message that has been entrusted to me as a leader. Sound doctrine, holiness, and separation from the world are all vital elements to who we are, where we are, and where we will go as a district. In a world of moral decay, our Apostolic heritage and identity must, without exception, be preserved and protected not renovated or reconstructed. The wise man of Proverbs penned these powerful words in chapter 22 verse 28... “Remove not the ancient land-mark which thy fathers have set.”
While we are indeed indebted to our past we must understand that we are equally obligated to our future. We cannot afford to let go, let down, falter or fail while we press forward with vision and purpose. Yes, we have been richly blessed to walk in “Glory days” but I am convinced we have yet to see our “greatest days!” The most critical moment in a relay race is not the runner who starts the quickest at the beginning. It’s not he who navigates the twist and turns of the course with the greatest precision. It’s not even the one who maintains the greatest stamina during the steep inclines or the long stretches. While all of this is significant in its place, the most critical moment is when the relay baton is transferred from one hand to the other. It is at that moment the race can be won or it can be lost.
As we move forward let us firmly grip what those before us have carefully passed into our hands. As Eleazar’s hand clave to the sword, let our hand grip firmly what has been entrusted into our care.
In His Service,
Bro. Greg Hurley
WV/WMD District Superintendent
CCYC 2017 is almost here and bigger than ever! Year after year CCYC delivers with tremendous moves of the Holy Ghost, uncompromising preaching and powerful worship! Our evening speaker this year will be Jason Staten from Maryland, and our day speaker will be Jerald Staten from Washingtion, D.C. We will launching some huge initiatives for 2017 and casting vision for the youth of district. Additionally, Friday night after-service events will include a Lock-in at the South Charleston Community Center for ages 12-17 and a Hyphen event at the Civic Center for ages 18-30!
As a show of gratitude for our tremendous 2016 SFC Offering, concessions at the Youth Lock-in will be FREE!
Don't forget about the specially-called Business Meeting to elect a new District Superintendent, this Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 am at Christian Apostolic Church (UPCI), 334 Glen Falls Road, Clarksburg, WV 26301. For map / directions, click here. All are encouraged to be in prayer regarding this important election.
Note: The funeral will be preceded by an additional time of visitation from 11 am until Noon.
For Ministers of the West Virginia & western Maryland District: the specially-called business meeting (to elect a new District Superintendent) is still scheduled to take place the following day, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 11:00 am, at Christian Apostolic Church, 334 Glen Falls Rd, Clarksburg, WV 26301. Click here for driving directions to the church.
Bishop David M Hudson has gone to his eternal reward for which he worked so diligently. He often said, "Don't send me flowers after I'm gone, but give them to me while I'm alive so I can enjoy them." That statement is now is more impactful than ever.
Specifically, he would like a church built, and as you know he and his lovely wife traveled the globe preaching and teaching about the goodness of Jesus. Also there are places that he traveled that could use another church building to facilitate the continued ministry to hungry souls.
Thank you in advance for whatever you give in a memorial for a godly man that served Jesus with all of his heart. This will be a lasting testimony with eternal impact, knowing that your giving will make a true difference to people you may not know until you get to Heaven.
Many blessings to all of you. Help spread the word!
David M. Hudson was born in Charleston, West Virginia on September 24, 1948. He graduated from Nitro High School and continued his education, seeking a degree in chemical engineering at West Virginia State College. During his time at WVSC he received his calling to the ministry and went on to the Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota and Texas Bible College in Houston, Texas. He currently holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from Indiana Bible College awarded in 1988.
Pastor Hudson received his ministerial license in 1967 with the United Pentecostal Church International, and was ordained into the ministry in 1973. From 1967 to 1971 he and his wife Brenda evangelized throughout the United States. In 1971, at the age of 23, Pastor Hudson began his first pastorate in Fayetteville, West Virginia, and went on to hold pastorates in Walkerton, Indiana; Monett, Missouri; Syracuse, Indiana; and Morgantown, West Virginia, where he served as senior pastor for 30 years (1985 - 2015).
Offices held by Pastor Hudson include the following:
Indiana Sectional Youth Rally Leader (1974-1975)
Indiana Sectional Youth Leader (1978-1980)
Indiana District Youth President (1980-1985)
Presbyter of West Virginia District UPCI (1987-1990) (1993-1994) (2006-2008)
Member of the Board of Governors Apostolic Coalition Washington D.C. (1987-1991)
Editor "Apostolic Voice" (1987-1989)
Board Member, Citizens Concerned for Community Values (1990-2003)
Harvestime Radio Commissioner (1990-2002)
West Virginia District Secretary (1994-2002, 2008-2011)
Executive Presbyter Northeast Region, UPCI (1994-1996, 2009-2010)
General Board of Presbyters, UPCI (1994-1996, 2009-2010)
Adjunct Professor, Indiana Bible College (1995-1997)
Board Member, Passionfire Intl. (1998-2002)
Board Member, Pentecom (1999-2003)
Ministers Appeal Council UPCI (2001-2003)
Board of Governors Apostolic Initiative (2006-Present)
Media Missions Commissioner Northeast Region (2007-2011)
WV District Superintendent (2011-time of passing, Oct. 2016)
WV State Coordinator, Christians United For Israel (2014-time of passing, Oct. 2016)
UPCI National Offices:
12 years as Harvestime Commissioner for the Northeast Region
4 years Executive Presbyter for the Northeast Region
2 years Ministers Appeal Council
4 years Media Missions Commissioner for the Northeast Region
5 years District Superintendent
11 years District Secretary
7 years District Presbyter
2 years Editor of Apostolic Voice
2 years State Coord. for CUFI
Served Indiana District…………………………………10 years
Served West Virginia District………………………….25 years
Served UPCI National Offices…………………………22 years
(26 years when counting serving on General Board)
Served Other Offices……………………………………32 years
Pastor Hudson traveled in mission work internationally in over 55 countries and on five continents preaching and teaching in conferences, crusades, camp meetings, Bible Schools and training seminars. He was an ardent supporter of Israel and dearly loved the Jewish people. He visited Israel over 20 times, often to lead groups there.
Pastor Hudson's wonderful legacy is carried on by his wife of 49 years, Brenda, and two sons and their families: Nathaniel (pastor at Riverside Apostolic Church in Morgantown, WV) and his wife, Candace, and son, Chandler. Derek (architect) and his wife, Raeanna (school teacher), and daughter, Emma Grace, and son, Gauge Michael, of Atlanta, GA.
Our precious District Superintendent, Bishop David M. Hudson, a genuine hero of the faith, passed on to Glory early in the morning of Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Please be in prayer for Sister Hudson, Pastor Nathaniel Hudson, Derek Hudson and the rest of the family and for the Riverside Apostolic Church. Details for the funeral arrangements are still tentative. As soon as we know the finalized details we will relay the information. Thank you.
As many of you are aware, today is the final day to have received our offering's for SFC and report to Headquarters. And we're happy to report that we are VERY CLOSE to a milestone goal of $40,000! This is a goal that the Youth Dept. has been chasing the past couple of years and #IBelieve we can do this tonight!
Two ways to give! We have set up a Go Fund Me page where you can give online, or if you would prefer to send a check from your church you can call myself or Bro. Zimmerman Jr. this evening and let us know your offering.
I BELIEVE we can do this in our District!
Joel Sites, 304-415-4020
Roger Zimmerman 304-813-0727
There is an effort currently underway within the American Medical Association (AMA) to abandon its decades-long position opposing assisted suicide and take a neutral stance which only sends a green light to the states that legalizing is acceptable. However, National Right to Life was recently made aware that the AMA will hold an interim meeting on November 13 and 14 in Orlando where a special breakout session will be held on assisted suicide.
Both the national and state medical societies’ opposition to doctor-prescribed suicide have been instrumental in stopping the spread of these dangerous laws. In fact, when the Vermont and California medical societies took neutral positions, it was devastating to the efforts in the legislature to block legalization. Assisting suicide is now legal in Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and California, and the practice may have some legal protection in the state of Montana.
Please contact one or both contacts below via phone or email.
Please restrict arguments to the suggested bullet points, in your own words.
Speak with any physicians you know and urge them to contact the AMA.
Ask for a written response and report any information received back to National Right to Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHO TO CONTACT:
Dr. Andrew W. Gurman, MD, AMA President
Email: email@example.com 330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Chicago IL 60611-5885
Bette Crigger, PhD, CEJA’s Secretary,
Secretary, Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
American Medical Association
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Chicago IL 60611-5885
WHAT TO SAY:
(Select one or more of the following statements and re-word or add your own thoughts.)
The AMA should retain its longstanding position in opposition to the legalization of assisted suicide because:
Medical professionals should focus on providing care and comfort to patients – NOT becoming a source of lethal drugs. I would not want my doctor to have this power and suggest suicide to me as an “option.”
Will the government and insurance companies do the right thing – pay for treatment costing thousands of dollars – or the cheap thing – pay for lethal drugs costing hundreds of dollars?
Everyone knows someone who has been misdiagnosed or outlived a terminal diagnosis.
Wanting to die because of depression is treatable. Millions of people are living proof.
Everyone agrees that dying in pain is unacceptable, however nearly all pain is now treatable. A patient in pain should find a new doctor.
Oregon is proof that general suicides rise dramatically once assisted suicide is promoted as a “good.”
My family member could die from taking lethal drugs and I wouldn’t know about it until he/she is dead because no family notification is required in advance.
Assisted suicide is a recipe for elder and disability abuse because it can put lethal drugs in the hands of abusers.
A relative who is an heir to the patient’s estate or an abusive caregiver can pick up the lethal drugs and administer them without the patient’s knowledge or consent. There is no oversight and no witnesses are required once the lethal drugs leave the pharmacy
A reminder to all churches that your Sheaves for Christ offerings need to be in the mail to Rev. Roger Zimmerman Jr. by tomorrow, Monday, September 12th.
THANK YOU to everyone that has already sent your offerings and a special THANK YOU to those that have dug in to increase your giving from 2015! We are seeing another year of great involvement from students across the state, with at least three passing the $1,000 mark! PLEASE HELP US TO HAVE ANOTHER YEAR OF INCREASED GIVING FOR OUR DISTRICT! THE NEED IS GREAT AND GOD WILL SUPPLY!
Please contact me if I can be of any service or assistance in this regard. God Bless!
Offerings must be sent by Monday, September 12th:
Roger Zimmerman Jr.
458 Inspiration Dr.
Keyser, WV 26726