With 47% of our churches reporting a CFC offering, church over church we are still $1689.00 ahead of last years offering! Sections two and three are already approaching 100% participation, with Pastor Joy and Pastor Simons both crushing last years offerings! We send a great shout out to Missionary Leslie Clutter for sending a $250.00 CFC offering, and to Missionary Jimmy Keefer for sending a $642.00 CFC offering. These men are already showing a return on our investment. We need to hear from sections one and four!! Please have those checks postmarked by Feb.10th. God bless and thank you for supporting West Virginia Missions.
With 34% of churches having now recorded an offering, church over church we are $1738.00 ahead of last year! Please consider at least matching your 2013 offering and if at all possible raising the bar. Thank you so much for supporting West Virginia missions!
The following hotels have provided special rates for CCYC ’15. Please consider booking your stay with them as early as possible since there are a limited number of rooms available at the special rate. Some are within walking distance of the Civic Center and the Downtown Mall.
Hampton Inn Downtown 1 Virginia Street West
Charleston, WV 25302
Group Code: UPC
Reservation Cut-off Date: January 29th
Holiday Inn Express 100 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301
Group Code: UPC
Reservation Cut-off Date: January 22nd
Charleston Marriott Town Center 200 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
Group Code: WV Youth Ministries Room Block
Reservation Cut-off Date: January 15th
It's that time again! CCYC 2015 is gearing up to be one of the best yet!
Back again this year are our breakout sessions for Friday morning. Three different groups (Teen, Hyphen and Ministry) will meet on Friday morning for a panel discussion/forum dealing with specific issues to their demographic. Additionally, Friday night after-service events will include a Lock-in at the YMCA for ages 12-17 and a Hyphen event at the Civic Center for ages 18-30!
Don’t miss this event as it promises to be the most active and exciting Youth Congress in years!
Greetings in Jesus! This is Pastor Doug Joseph. One precious minister’s wife in our church, Penny B., has said, “I’m thanking God every single day for Brother Steve Grohman having come to our church.” More on her story in a moment. I’ll be brief.
The “Walk in Faith” meeting that Rev. Steve Grohman is doing around the country is the exact opposite of a “flashy healing ministry.” In the series he teaches in measured tones how to live a holy, repentant lifestyle in true obedience to the Word of God, and he shows how doing so removes hindrances to our faith. He doesn’t call anyone out. There are no antics. He has some real insights from the Word of God into this important topic and related issues, such as how forgiving and letting go of past hurts and mistakes is needful in order to live life in abundance, with the balance and health God intended for human beings.
For the first time in years, Penny (the minister’s wife I spoke of earlier) has been sleeping soundly all through the night, and the longtime pain in her hands is gone. She said the Lord is also healing the perpetual numbness in her feet. Another precious man in our church, Andrew C., has had a personal epiphany, thanks to the Grohman’s excellent teaching ministry, with a realization of faith that God could and would use him, as an individual believer, to minister to his terminally ill father in prayer.
The prognosis was dire. Surgery was scheduled to remove his dad’s voice box (only if the cancer had not spread further) in hopes for a meager extension of remaining life. If the cancer had spread further, they would sew him up and his life was pretty much over. Andrew thoroughly sought God with a repentant heart, and then he went to pray for his dad. The surgery took half the time it was supposed to, and the doctors said they did not need to remove the voice box, as the cancer that was shown there on their scans was not present after all.
Later, as the dad spoke words of gratitude to his son, Andrew said, “We should not be able to have this conversation. God granted you a miracle.” A family member later asked the dad about prayer, and he replied, “The power is in Andrew’s hands!” Andrew told us yesterday, “Just wait until next Sunday night. I will have another testimony.”
Lately, in a delayed benefit from the “Walk in Faith” series, we are having more and more testimonies of God’s healing all the time. You really ought to have the Grohmans come and bless your congregation with this series—and their excellent Creation Seminar, as well!
Warm and kind regards,
Pastor Doug Joseph
Christian Apostolic Church