Church of God's 'Operation Compassion' and 'God's Pit Crew' were en route to the affected areas in Texas as of Monday morning. "With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on my home state of Texas, I am calling upon our Church of God family to pray for those whose lives have been and will be disrupted by this massive storm," says Hill.
Assemblies of God USA South Texas District Secretary Treasurer Don Wiehe reported on Facebook that Hill Country Camp and Conference Center hosted over 150 ministers and constituents that fled the storm. "Many of our churches were not able to meet this weekend for service. We do know of these churches in the direct path of Harvey: Rockport 75% destroyed, Port Lavaca, Port O'Connor, and Sea Drift. Churches in Houston have 3 to 4 feet of water in their worship center and have been severely affected by massive amounts of rain that sustained much damage."
Church of God of Prophecy Texas Overseer Bishop Scott Gillum said on Facebook, "Mandatory evacuations are underway in Matagorda county due to an intentional water release. In Bay City, they have said there will be as much as 10 feet of water downtown, and no emergency assistance. Our Oak Glen Church with Pastor Willie and Araceli is still taking on water, while they are pumping it out. Our pastor at Port Lavaca, Willie and Diana Espinoza are headed back after mandatory evacuations, to review the damage. They will send us information at that time. Our Pasadena, pastor Tony and Faye Pittman are setting up a relief command center for the Cajun Army from LA. to distribute needed supplies."
These member groups have informed PCCNA of their efforts. Open Bible Churches, Church of God and
Assemblies of God have partnered with
Convoy of Hope which is on the ground to provide disaster assistance.
Pentecostal Church of God is asking for donations for assistance for affected members. International Pentecostal Holiness Church is providing assistance through
Disaster Relief USA and Church of God Christ is collecting donations through
COGIC Charities for disaster relief. Foursquare Church is accepting donations via text. Text 4relief to 7797. Church of God of Prophecy is accepting donations through
Global Helping Hand. -
The Memphis Chapter of the PCCNA recently co-hosted a special collaborative prayer time for the city and the nation in light of the events in Charlottesville, VA. The group is concerned about the division in our county, especially the racial tensions and violence. They said, "We don't want to see trouble in our city, so we decided to be proactive in prayer. As PCCNA, we should lead the way in prayer and reconciliation."
The local chapter of PCCNA joined with several other Christian networks in the region for urgent prayer. There was also a time of honest dialogue among the different groups about racial tension and how to deal with differences in positive ways. There was repentance, spontaneous worship and praise, as well as heartfelt prayer for the state of race relations in Memphis and in America. People who attended said they were encouraged to see how God will move in the future through the prayers of His people. - Carol Leake
PCCNA Memphis Chapter and Church Developers Network Host 'Unity' Picnic
The PCCNA Memphis Chapter and the Church Developers Network invite you to
"Embrace Unity:" A Family Reunion Picnic and Rally September 23, 10am to 4pm Rising Sun Outreach Ministries 5255 Tulane Rd. Memphis, TN. 38109
Join us as the city of Memphis comes together in unity. Activities include free giveaways, food, team competitions and more! Click here for the informational flyer.
Jeff & Ramona Farmer
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 (NIV)
Jeff Farmer, President Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America
To be released in February 2018: Miracle Invasion - Forty True Stories of Spiritual Gifts Invading the Impossible
You're Invited: Prayer Commission Open House
Ministry Open House Invitation
Church of God Prayer Ministries will hold an open house on Tuesday, September 5. The ministry serves the church around the world by training and mobilizing prayer, by the production of resources, and recently, by the certification of trainers who are empowered to present Schools of Prayer and district level training, not only in the Church of God, but across denominational lines.
The Prayer Ministries open house and dedication will take place on Tuesday, September 5, at 6:30 pm. The address is 8600 William Flicklen Drive, Charlotte, NC 28269. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the prayer ministries office - 704-938- 9111.
September 29th Movie Release: 'A Question of Faith'
When tragedy strikes three families, their destiny forces them on a converging path to discover God's love, grace and mercy as the challenges of their fate could also resurrect their beliefs. Follow the movie on Facebook.
You have a great opportunity to take your group to see A QUESTION OF FAITH at a theater near you opening weekend! Your church, community, school, and/or organization can go together to see this powerful and timely film! Buyout a showtime or take your group opening weekend. Click here for information about group tickets!