Should the AMA Support Healing or Killing?

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.

ACTION NEEDED!!!

  1. Please contact one or both contacts below via phone or email.
  2. Please restrict arguments to the suggested bullet points, in your own words.
  3. Speak with any physicians you know and urge them to contact the AMA.
  4. Ask for a written response and report any information received back to National Right to Life at jpopik@nrlc.org.

WHO TO CONTACT:

Dr. Andrew W. Gurman, MD, AMA President
Email: andrew.gurman@ama-assn.org
330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Chicago IL 60611-5885
312.464.5618 ph
312.464.4094 fx

Bette Crigger, PhD, CEJA’s Secretary,
Secretary, Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
American Medical Association
Email: bette.crigger@ama-assn.org
330 N Wabash, Ste 43482
Chicago  IL 60611-5885
312.464.5223 ph
312.224.6911 fx

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

Sheaves for Christ Offering Deadline…

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!

Bro. Sites

Offerings must be sent by Monday, September 12th: 
Roger Zimmerman Jr.
458 Inspiration Dr.
Keyser, WV 26726

 

SFC Intersection Rallies Praise Report!

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Just a quick update regarding our two SFC Intersection Rallies on Friday, September 2. The Lord moved mightily in both our norther and southern rallies with at least one receiving the Holy Ghost in each of our services! 

At our southern rally in St. Mary's, WV a spirit of sacrificial giving fell upon those in attendance and when received an offering of $2,108 for Sheaves for Christ!

As you know, with sacrificial giving comes divine provisions from Heaven and I BELIEVE that God is going pour out His blessing upon our District as we give SACRIFICIALLY to Sheaves for Christ!

There's still time to increase your giving and raise a tremendous offering for SFC 2016! Please let me know how I can help your church give to this great cause!

God Bless,
Joel Sites, WV/wM Youth President, cell: 304-415-4020

Offerings must be sent by Monday, September 12th: 
Roger Zimmerman Jr.
458 Inspiration Dr.
Keyser, WV 26726

Updates: Fresh Oil Conference, Clarksburg, WV

Discussion Panel for Ministers added: Fresh Oil Conference, Clarksburg, WV

A panel discussion for ministers (especially younger ministers) is to occur Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM, at Christian Apostolic Church during the conference. There is no cost. Tickets are not needed for this event. (Free tickets are needed for other portions of the conference. See below.) Several of the speakers are expected to serve as panelists. This event is brought to you by F.I.S.H. Student Ministries of Christian Apostolic Church.

Free Eventbrite tix for Fresh Oil: wait-list already filling up.

The Fresh Oil Conference event is already booked solid, so if you failed to get your free tickets already, you can add your name to the wait list. If someone already ticketed is unable to attend and they let us know, we can release tickets to our wait-listed names on a "first come, first serve" basis. If you have tickets that you cannot use, please let us know. Email: pastor@cac.us.com

Schedule for '16 Fresh Oil Conference

  • Wed, August 17 — 7:00 pm, Pre-Conference Service
  • Thur, August 18 — 7:30 pm, Opening Service
  • Fri, August 19 — 10:00 am (to approx. 12:30 pm), Day Service
  • Fri, August 19 —  7:30 pm, Evening Service
  • Sat, August 20 — 10:00 am, Panel Discussion for Ministers
  • Sat, August 20 — 6:00 pm, Evening Service

* For current tentative line-up of who is speaking when, click here

Thank you, 2016 Conference Sponsors

We deeply appreciate all our sponsors! For a current list of donors (possibly more up to date than the list below), click here.

Platinum ($300 or more) Title Sponsors:

  • Lorren & Mary Godwin ~ Stonewood, WV
  • Doug & LaDonna Joseph ~ Stonewood, WV
  • Ken & Rebecca Lamoureux ~ Bridgeport, WV

Gold ($200 or more) Lead Sponsors:

  • Barbara Thomas ~ Moorefield, WV

Silver ($100 or more) Main Sponsors:

  • James Bargo Family (with Destaney & Bella) ~ In Loving Memory of Renee Bargo ~ Bridgeport, WV

 

 

Other Sponsors:

Jason & Linda Click Family (with Anthony, Jason, & Jaden) ~ Clarksburg, WV

Prayer Objectives for Fresh Oil Conference, by Pastor Wilson Hudson

Prayer Objectives for the Fresh Oil Conference

“Three Types of People” by Pastor Pascal Crites | Brought to you by Fresh Oil Conf

Three Types of People

WV Flood Relief Update/Appeal from Men’s Ministry Director David Bounds

WV Flood Relief Efforts 2016-06-30

In the Rainelle, WV area, the UPCI West Virginia / western Maryland District is teamed up with Bro. Larry Williamson out of the South Texas District and Reach Out America. UPCI Pastor Chad Smailes is overseeing a 40,000-square-foot facility, which is the old Magic Mart in Rainelle. We need many volunteers right now to help unload and distribute all the product that's been brought in. If you can help in anyway it would be much appreciated.

Also tomorrow, Friday, July 1, Channel 17 of Fayette County will be having a tel-a-thon for the relief effort by Reach Out America and the UPCI West Virginia / western Maryland District for the Rainelle area. All proceeds will go straight to the Rainelle effort. We have a 26-foot box truck with a lift gate rented, and it will be located at the Kroger in Oak Hill, and anything that you could give for that effort would be much appreciated.

Also on Tuesday, July 5, UPCI Pastor Eugene Whetzel (district North American Missions Director) will be taking a crew of men to help rebuild the devastated church in Charmco, WV. We have 120 sheets of plywood that will be reinstalled in that facility (including sanctuary and Sunday school rooms). If you can join that crew it will be greatly appreciated. Contact info for Pastor Whetzel: NAMdir@wvupci.org

Also on Tuesday, July 5, UPCI Pastor Anthony Moss will be taking a crew of men to help rebuild the devastated church in Clendenin, WV. If you can join that crew it will be greatly appreciated. Contact info for Pastor Moss: MossAnthonyMoss@aol.com

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