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:
General Superintendent David K. Bernard recently participated in a conference call with US Attorney General William Barr and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams regarding churches and the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Apostolic Christian Leadership Conference has released guidelines for churches returning to in-person worship services. With the commencement of the “Opening Up America Again” policy, churches should begin to look at how to return to in-person worship services.
General Superintendent David K. Bernard participated in a Wednesday, April 8 conference call with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Franklin Graham, and other religious leaders including Protestant ministers, Catholic priests, and Jewish rabbis regarding ongoing developments in the coronavirus pandemic.
The Apostolic Fellowship Summit is calling all Apostolic Pentecostals to prayer for our nation on Friday, March 27, 2020. The Summit is an annual meeting of the seven largest Oneness Pentecostal organizations in the United States, hosted by Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Leaders of these organizations will pray together via Zoom.
UPCI World Headquarters is providing support and resources to missionaries, churches, and constituents through its various ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time there are unexpected needs among our North American and global missionaries that we can help defray. We also have opportunities to provide assistance to our churches and families.
The Senior Leadership Team of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) met yesterday, March 17, 2020 at World Headquarters in Weldon Spring, MO, USA, to discuss our response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
The UPCI IT Department will be upgrading our financial and data management systems from Thursday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. Central through Sunday, March 10. This upgrade will allow us to serve our constituents more efficiently, and the impact on operations will be minimal.
Yesterday, January 3, 2019, a van load of people from our UPC in Marksville, Louisiana, (Pastor Eric Descant) were on their way to Orlando, Florida. For some unknown reason, a large tractor-trailer truck crossed the median of I-75 near Gainesville, Florida, and crashed into the church van.
When the South Texas District was formed in 2002, it had 160 works and 330 ministers; fifteen years later, the district had grown to more than 360 works and 530 ministers. We are so thankful for what God is doing.
Hands for Healing Medical Clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti opened its doors to the public for the first time on Monday. UPCI Missionaries Ron and Terry Brian are excited to celebrate this milestone achievement. Although Ron has organized mobile medical clinics for many years, this is the first brick-and-mortar clinic for the UPC of Haiti.
A few years ago, an FBI agent showed up at Urshan Graduate School of Theology (UGST) to inquire about a recent graduate. This was an unusual event, and it certainly got the attention of the staff. Soon the purpose for this unannounced visit became clear.
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