Video: 2nd night at #CCYC17 feat. new All-District Youth Choir + more!

Video segments from 2nd night at #CCYC17 —
Capital City Youth Congress of WV & western MD District UPCI

Worship:

All-District Youth Choir:

More: All-District Youth Choir:

Video & Pics: 1st night at #CCYC17 (Capital City Youth Congress)

What an awesome time of worship and anointed preaching during the first night of #CCYC17! (Video & pics by Pastor Doug Joseph.)

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Section 1 Minister’s Conference (Business Meeting & Elections)

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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.)

http://wvupci.org/ministers/2017/02/02/section-1-ministers-conference-business-meeting-elections/

Reminder for all our licensed ministers: specially-called Business Meeting

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.

Arrangements for Novella Pitsenbarger

On behalf of our friends, please note the following, and thank you for your prayers for the family.

Arrangements for Novella Pitsenbarger (mother of Pastor Dale Pitsenbarger, WV District Secretary):

Viewing: 6-8 pm, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Anstead, WV

Funeral: Noon, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at Rhonda Apostolic Church, Rhonda, WV

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.

Section 4 Minister’s Christmas Dinner

Annual Section 4 Minister's Christmas Dinner

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

At Fat Patty's, at the Teays Valley Exit of I-64 (Exit 39).

Everyone plan to attend.

Please text or call an RSVP to 304-751-0913.

-Posted on behalf of Bishop Edwin Harper, Section 4 Presbyter

In lieu of flowers, please donate to David Hudson Memorial

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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.

Please, in lieu of flowers, donate to the David Hudson Memorial Fund. All monies will be used for his passion, which was seeing the Kingdom of God progressed through the preaching of the Gospel.

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!

The following is pasted from his profile / tribute on the West Virginia / western Maryland UPCI website:

Rev. Dr. David M. Hudson

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David M. Hudson, 1948-2016

Born: September 24, 1948
Died: October 26, 2016

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

WV Offices:

  • 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.

Passing of Bishop David M. Hudson

2016-04-10-bishop-david-m-hudsonOur 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.

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Congratulations to WV District Youth!

Congratulations to WV District Youth on their $40,000+ Sheaves For Christ Offering for 2016! It's a testament to our district unity and passion for missions that this goal was reached.

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

David Bernard, Aaron Bounds to preach at Fresh Oil Conference, Clarksburg, WV

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LIKE & SHARE! Get schedule & details on event website: www.fresh-oil.org-- Unchained worship. An avalanche of anointing. Hear the call of God for the fulfillment of your destiny. Fresh Oil is a powerful encounter for people of all levels of faith. Attend and receive a greater anointing for a deeper level in your walk with God. Admission Tickets are FREE, but space is limited, so register early. Sponsorship options are also available.

Pastoral Opportunity, Weirton, WV

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Wonderful Congregation in need of a pastor:
Voice of Pentecost (UPCI) Weirton, West Virginia

For info contact presbyter, Doug Joseph (see above).

Special Rate! Join us for 2016 DC Summit of Christians United For Israel (CUFI)

For those who want to go, but have not yet signed up, the deadline is upon us! A full payment is required in hand by July 1!

Click here to sign up online now!

Or see below for info on sending a check by mail.

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This amazing deal includes chartered bus, 2 nights' hotel stay (double occupancy), and registration for the event, for only $199/person! Call or email Pastor Doug Joseph to get your name down (see phone number in poster above / or email pastor@cac.us.com), and make checks payable to "CAC" (i.e. Christian Apostolic Church) and mail to:

Pastor Doug Joseph
8035 Kidd Ave
Stonewood, WV 26301

Attn: WV UPCI Homeschool and/or Christian School Grads

To all families of WV UPCI Homeschool and/or Christian School graduates:

If you desire to participate in a commencement ceremony at WV District Spring Conference, please contact Pastor Doug Joseph right away. If we have graduates to be honored, the ceremony would take place Friday evening at approximately 6pm, prior to the Master Youth Rally.

If diploma services are needed, the fee is $25, and you would need to contact Pastor Doug Joseph right away to get your request in. Payments are accepted via Dwolla.com or PayPal.com. Details upon request.

Pics: Tackett-Kuntzman Wedding

Congratulations to WV Purpose Institute (Huntington Campus) Dean Stephen Kuntzman, who married Sister Anita Tackett today!

Pics by  Purpose Institute District Director Everett Davenport

Tribute to Rev. Kenneth Perine & Homegoing Celebration

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The funeral service for Pastor Kenneth Perine was a wonderful tribute to a precious minister of the Gospel and great man of God. Bishop Daniel Garlitz preached a powerful, passionate message. Letters of tribute from Bishop David M. Hudson (WV District Superintendent, unable to be present due to recovering from illness) and Bishop David K. Bernard (General Superintendent of the UPCI) and others were read and well received. The outpouring of love and support from fellow ministers was palpable, seen in a strong representation of many licensed ministers and district officials. The church building was totally filled, with standing room only. This was all a testament to how many lives were touched by this precious soldier of the cross. Laughter, tears, and anointing of the Spirit were present throughout the service.

Arrangements for Bro. Kenneth Perine

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Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 11am-2pm, at First Apostolic Church, Harrisville, WV. Funeral services will be at 2pm on Tuesday, at the church, with Rev. Daniel Garlitz officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by Harris-Ritchie VFW #3554. Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville is assisting the family with the arrangements. Click for obituary:

http://www.mcculloughraiguel.com/obituary/Rev.-Kenneth-Blaine-Perine/Harrisville-WV/1596375

WV District Pastor to speak at national AIPAC Policy Conference

Bishop Edwin Harper, Apostolic Life Cathedral, to Speak at AIPAC Conference in Washington, DC

Bishop Edwin Harper, Senior Pastor of The Apostolic Life Cathedral, is scheduled as a featured speaker at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. March 20-22. AIPAC works with the United States Congress on a bipartisan basis to strengthen the US-Israel relationship. The conference will host more than 16,000 pro- Israel Americans from the Jewish, Christian, African American, Hispanic, Progressive, and Veterans communities. Bishop Harper has been active in AIPAC as a grassroots leader since 2011. More recently he was a key leader in rallying more than 700 attendees at the University of Charleston Town Hall hosted by Senator Joe Manchin III concerning the dangers of the bad Iran Nuclear Deal. In response to his constituents’ overwhelming concern, he opposed the Iran deal.
In the past, AIPAC’s Policy Conference has featured- as speakers- American Presidents and Vice-Presidents, Israeli Prime Ministers, Democrat and Republican leaders in Congress and an array of inspirational and expert guests who tout the importance of the US and Israel as strong allies.

In 2011 Bishop Harper traveled as a guest of the American Israel Education Foundation, affiliated with AIPAC. The Education Seminar focused on learning about the issues and innovations in the Jewish state through a series of briefings from a variety of Israeli leaders. Although a longtime supporter of Israel, his trip motivated him to advocate on behalf of the nation of Israel to engage and educate members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives on legislation that directly benefits both nations and promotes Israel’s safety in a dangerous part of the world.

Bishop Harper has spoken at the annual Day of Israel celebrations held in downtown Huntington. The Bishop and his wife Sharon have pastored the Apostolic Life Cathedral for the past thirty years.

CCYC (Capital City Youth Congress) 1st Night Thursday