Statement Archive

General Conference Online
09/04/2020 , David K. Bernard
Join us virtually on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30 PM (Central Time) as we open General Conference 2020. All services, seminars, and presentations will be live streamed at,, and Viewers can also watch General Conference live on the Discipleship Now Network. Beginning September 11, Discipleship Now can be downloaded on Roku, AppleTV, FireTV, iOS and Android platforms.
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Helping Victims of Hurricane Laura
08/28/2020 , David K. Bernard
Hurricane Laura has wrought devastation in Louisiana and in East Texas, where tens of thousands of our members worship in hundreds of our UPCI churches. We are a body that cares deeply about one another, and we ask for your help.
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Fighting for Religious Liberty
08/20/2020 , David K. Bernard
We live in difficult days. A chief concern is the growing threat to religious liberty. Churches are on the frontline of a spiritual battle and under increasing attack. We witness a rising tide of laws and regulations dealing with sexual orientation, gender identity, abortion on demand, and restrictions to worship and ministry.
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Praying for our Nation
07/31/2020 , David K. Bernard
Sunday, August 9 has been designated as the National Day of Prayer for Religious Liberty. In preparation, the World Network of Prayer is calling for three days of prayer and fasting on August 4-6. During this period, please pray for our nation, its leadership, and the upcoming election.
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General Conference Update
07/23/2020 , David K. Bernard
The General Board has decided to change the 2020 General Conference to an online format in September. We will be providing more information soon. If you have made hotel reservations you should cancel them.
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A New Birth of Freedom
07/02/2020 , David K. Bernard
As the United States of America celebrates Independence Day and as Canada has just celebrated Canada Day, I urge all of us to pray for our nations and our world. The United States and Canada have been blessed with liberty and prosperity. A significant reason is that our nations were founded on biblical values. Consequently, God has used our nations to help spread the gospel around the world.
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June 19, 2020 Update
06/19/2020 , David K. Bernard
We anticipate business as usual for General Conference 2020 with minimal impact due to COVID-19 restrictions. The State of Missouri has removed all statewide COVID-19 restrictions, and local authorities are expected to relax their restrictions.
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A Timeline of Racial & Ethnic Affirmation
06/12/2020 , David K. Bernard
A historical timeline of the United Pentecostal Church International's efforts to promote racial and ethnic affirmation.
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Pentecost Sunday Report
06/02/2020 , David K. Bernard
During a worldwide pandemic and social turmoil, the church continues to have revival. For the Day of Pentecost, the UPCI offered special online services in English and Spanish. To date, we have received the following reports:
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May 21, 2020 Update
05/21/2020 , David K. Bernard
The UPCI Strategic Growth Initiative and the UPCI Evangelist Ministry are partnering to produce online worship services for Pentecost Sunday. These services will be available in both English and Spanish at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, Eastern Daylight Time, Sunday, May 31, 2020.
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