Opening with Prayer at the House of Delegates at the WV State Capitol in Charleston

Opening with Prayer at the House of Delegates at the WV State Capitol in Charleston
Bishop David M. Hudson gives opening prayer at the House of Delegates at the WV State Capitol in Charleston

"Almighty God as I stand before these men and women who have devoted their life to serving others my petition to you today is that you would grant each one of these legislative personnel the wisdom with which to direct the affairs of the state of West Virginia.

"I ask that you would guide them in their personal endeavors and cause integrity to be the shining character trait that the citizens of this great state see in them.

"I humbly ask that you dear Lord would be a strength to each of them not just in their body but in their mind and spirit Allow the warmth of your love to envelop them causing their hearts to act in ways that honor you and benefit the people of West Virginia.
Grant each one of them peace as they face the monumental task of creating legislation that maintains a smooth operation in all areas of West Virginia. Inspire them to make this state a stronger entity, full of confidence and courage to face an uncertain future.

"Let there be tranquility within and without these walls between each of them as they gather to discuss from differing viewpoints how they feel best to operate our state government.

"Finally Lord I pray that you would allow your angelic host to protect them, not just within these walls and chambers but as they go about their personal lives spending precious time with their families and friends. And let them not forget from whence they obtain all of these traits and benefits.

"I ask all of these things in the name of Almighty God our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!"

2013 ELECTED OFFICIALS

WEST VIRGINIA DISTRICT UPCI
2013 ELECTED OFFICIALS IN SECTIONAL CONFERENCES

SECTION 1
Presbyter Doug Joseph
Secretary David Greever
North American Missions Director Larry Wallbrown
Sunday School Director Everett Davenport
Youth Director Nathaniel Reed
Ladies Director Sylvia Henry
SECTION 2
Presbyter Roger Zimmerman, Sr.
Secretary Richard Fosdick
North American Missions Director Eugene Whetzel
Sunday School Director Richard Glass
Youth Director Roger Zimmerman, Jr.
Ladies Director Keisha Whetzel
SECTION 3
Presbyter David T. Johnston
Secretary Jeff Jett
North American Missions Director David Simons
Sunday School Director Stephen Joy
Youth Director Joseph Hunt
Ladies Director Crystal Johnston
SECTION 4
Presbyter Edwin S. Harper
Secretary Stephen Neese
North American Missions Director James Copley
Sunday School Director Jacob Pack
Youth Director Joel Sites
Ladies Director Thilda Lilley
SECTION 5
Presbyter Greg Hurley
Secretary Jarrod Price
North American Missions Director Leslie Clutter
Sunday School Director Matthew Runyon
Youth Director Michael Ray
Ladies Director Shawna Moss

DISTRICT CONFERENCE

DISTRICT CONFERENCE:

The spring district conference this year is May 15-16-17. It will be held in Huntington at New Beginnings Apostolic Church with host pastor Rev. Todd Mills and Bishop Mills. The district board will be meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday May 14-15. Any minister desiring to meet the board for licensing you need to:
1) Have pastor’s approval and blessing
2) Fill out an application for license desired (Pastor or presbyter can secure application)
3) Contact the presbyter and inform him so he can conduct an interview with you and your wife if you are applying for the first time
4) If applying for general license or ordination contact presbyter and send completed form to him.
5) Contact District Secretary Dale Pitsenbarger for a scheduled time to meet the board.

All UPCI licensed ministers are qualified to vote at the District Conference provided they are in attendance.
A full schedule and program of conference activities and hotel suggestions will be forth coming from our secretary’s office.

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE:

The following men have agreed to serve as our Resolutions Committee:

David Johnston, Chairman
Wilson Hudson
Mark A. Ayers

If you have any resolutions they must be received not later that March 31st, 2013 to allow enough time for the committee to meet and consider the resolutions and mail the completed resolutions to our district by April 15 which is thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of our district conference and satisfies our requirements as outlined in our district constitution.

Resolutions should be sent to Chairman Rev. David Johnston at 512 Sand Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164,
YOUTH PRESIDENT/YOUTH SECRETARY:

As has already been publicly announced in the Capital City Youth Convention and recognized for his efforts our current Youth President Robert Fazzalore has reached a milestone in his life that will preclude him from continuing as our Youth President. We highly commend Brother Fazzalore for the great efforts with the youth of WV. Brother Fazzalore has represented WV well within and without in his travels.

Also as has also been announced at the CCYC Justin Meadors and his family are moving to Philadelphia, PA to be a Metro missionary in planting a new church in this city. Brother Meadors likewise is to be commended for a job well done as secretary. I feel we have had a dazzling duo at the helm of the youth department leading the way and helping to make the youth department a better place because they have labored faithfully and tirelessly in their efforts.

THANK YOU to both Brother and Sister Fazzalore and Brother and Sister Meadors!

With the above being said it is incumbent upon us to be giving prayerful consideration for the next leaders we will elect in the spring conference.

As a reminder the qualifications for each of these offices is as follows:
All district officers of the Youth Department must hold license or credentials with the United Pentecostal Church International, be in good standing in their district, and be under their thirty-sixth (36th) birthday, unless in special cases, the District Board agrees to lift the age limit. If the officer is currently serving a first term or is fulfilling an unexpired term as District Youth President, eligibility would be granted to serve an additional term, even if over the age of thirty-five (35) at the time of the election. Must con- form to the Fundamental Doctrine. (From 2013 UPCI Manual, Page 98)Esteemed Elders

If any of our ministers are turning 65 by May 17 this year would you inform us as we would like to induct you into the Esteemed Elders Society at our spring conference. Please contact me immediately either at (304)677-8248 or my secretary Michelle at (304)292-4939.

There will be a noon luncheon on Wednesday May 15 for all members of the Esteemed Elders Society.

WV SENIOR BIBLE QUIZZING

WV SENIOR BIBLE QUIZZING

Greetings WV District!

We are just one week away from our second Bible Quizzing Tournament of 2013. It will be on Saturday March 23 beginning at 9am. It will be hosted by Solid Rock Worship Center in Oak Hill, WV with Pastor Greg Hurley.

If you are located within the area you should make every effort to join us for this exciting day of competition. Our young people have been studying very hard and they are representing the WV District very well! You should be proud of your young people and their commitment to studying the Word of God!

Next month several of our teams will be off to Raleigh, NC for the Eastern Extravaganza. Please be in prayer for them and make every effort to support them as they participate in this great, life changing weekend!

I'm sure many of you, when you were young, have at one time participated in Bible Quizzing. That being said, we all know what great of an impact it had on our lives. To be honest with you, I'm not sure were I would be this day without it. Not that it was Bible Quizzing that has kept me all of these years serving God but it was the Word of God that I hide within my heart during Bible Quizzing that has kept me to this day.

For it is written..."Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee."

We can all testify to that! How powerful His Word is and how it can keep you no matter what you face!

We owe it to our young people to make Bible Quizzing available to them. Each and every church should have this ministry in place so that when these kids grow older they to will be able to share this same testimony that we have to this day...If it wasn't for His Word...where would we be?

We have given ourselves to the Ministry of the Word of God! Let's support our young people as they do the same!

Also...it's never to early to start!

For Junior Bible Quizzing please contact:
Nathaniel Hudson
304-476-8553
nathanieldhudson@gmail.com

God bless you all! Thanks for you time! Hope to see you in Oak Hill! 😉

Michael Ray
WV SR Bible Quizzing Coordinator
304-730-1823
bromichaelray@yahoo.com

www.seniorbiblequizzing.com

www.wvyouth.com

www.wvupci.org

District Conference Master Youth Rally

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SFC Intersection Rallies

Sections 1 & 2|Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm
Venue:  Riverside Apostolic Church, Morgantown
Guest Speaker:  Rev. Richard Glass|MD/DC Youth President-Gaithersburg, MD

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SECTION 1 & 2 FLYER (pdf)

 

Sections 3-4-5|Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 pm
Venue:  North Charleston Apostolic Church, Charleston
Guest Speaker:  Rev. Jimmy Toney|Church Planter-Lexington, KY

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Sections 3-4-5 FLYER (pdf)

 

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Junior Bible Quizzing is Off and Running

Tournament 1 is in the books in WV. We have a total of 22 teams quizzing in the state this year with 12 of those in Junior/Beginner division. We had 10 of those teams present for the first tournament.That is an increase of over 100% participation, and we are thankful for all the churches that decided to dive in this year.

The day began with snow and slick roads but everyone made it safely and we had a day of fiercely contested quizzes. During the course of the tournament we had 22 quizzers answer questions which translates to at least 2 quizzers/team.

There were lots of laughs, some tears & much learning as we have new quizzers and new coaches. But everything went off without any major glitches including the technology side.

The results of the day were as follows:

Beginner Division:
1st Place Team - Morgantown 1
2nd Place Team - Morgantown 2
3rd Place Team - Fairmont

1st High Scorer - Hunter Dakan - 68.75 ppq
2nd High Scorer - Abree Rowan - 62.5 ppq
3rd High Scrorer - Abbie Miller - 57.5 ppq
4th High Scorer - Libby Rojas - 55 ppq
5th High Scorer - Dakota Dakan - 10 ppq

Junior Division:
1st Place Team - Morgantown
2nd Place Team - Keyser
3rd Place Team - Oak Hill

1st High Scorer - Bethany Wolfe - 98.3 ppq
2nd High Scorer - Agape Barrett - 83.3 ppq
3rd High Scrorer - Brianna Woofter - 51.6 ppq
4th High Scorer - Leevi Clutter - 47.5 ppq
5th High Scorer - Trishnee Clutter - 35 ppq

With next tournament in Oak Hill we are ready to roll.  Lots of great competition, that makes for intense edge-of-your-seat viewing.  These quizzers know their Bible and they'll gladly show you as well.