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Espanola, NM - June 28, 2010
Pastors and Ministry leaders from throughout northern New Mexico gathered for the area's first CUFI meeting. The meeting was hosted at The Rock Christian Church and included information about CUFI presented by CUFI New Mexico State Director Annette Garcia, CUFI on Campus Coordinator John Winchester and CUFI Western Regional Coordinator Randy Neal.

Las Cruces, NM - June 25, 2010
Dozens of Pastors and Ministry Leaders packed into a conference room to learn about CUFI and mobilizing their area to stand with Israel. The meeting had barely begun when leaders were offering their support and assistance to impact their community on behalf of Israel. The meeting exceeded all hopes and expectations for success, and was coordinated by CUFI Las Cruces City Director, Maria Silva Sutton. The meeting included information about Christians UNited For Israel in New Mexico by CUFI New Mexico State Director, Annette Garcia, and information about Daughters For Zion by DFZ New Mexico State Director, Bernadette Martinez. The meeting also included information about CUFI on Campus by CUFI on Campus Coordinator John Winchester, and a CUFI presentation by CUFI Western Regional Coordinator Randy Neal. The event concluded within unanimous support for an upcoming Standing With Israel meeting for the area as a pre-cursor for the city's first Night To Honor Israel.


Deming, NM - June 24, 2010

Pastors from throughout the Greater Deming, New Mexico area gathered to learn about how and why Christians are standing with Israel. The meeting was an outstanding success, was coordinated by CUFI Deming City Director, Anne Marie Beck, and included a information presented by CUFI New Mexico State Director, Annette Garcia, and a Middle East update by CUFI Western Regional Coordinator, Randy Neal. It was the area's first such CUFI Pastors meeting. A number attendees that had traveled considerable distance requested that similar CUFI meetings be offered in their area.


San Luis Obispo, CA - June 8, 2010

Pastors and leaders met for a CUFI Middle East update. Attendees had traveled hours to learn about mobilizing California's central coast to stand with Israel. A number of attendees indicated interest in simar meetings in the area.


Hickory, NC - May 21, 2010

Pastors/Leaders Event ~ In a room that held a maximum of 100 seats, 165 Pastors and Ministry Leaders gathered to hear from Eastern Regional Director, Victor Styrsky and newly commissioned National African American Outreach Director, Pastor Michael Stevens speak on the Biblical mandate for supporting the nation of Israel. The CUFI Washington Summit was highlighted with representatives from one North Carolina church who have over 190 people registered for the summit and the CUFI Bus Caravan program.


Palos Verdes, CA - May 18, 2010

Pastors from the Palos Verdes area met to learn about CUFI's goals and objectives last Tuesday. It was the first CUFI meeting in the area and was received with encouraging interest and enthusiasm, and a number of request for similar future meetings to gather others.


Sioux Falls, SD - May 13, 2010

On 13 May a Pastors’ Luncheon and another Stand With Israel briefing was held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The events were hosted by Pastors Mike and Vicki Bang of Faith Family Church.  The elegant luncheon was held in Spezia’s Restaurant in downtown Sioux Falls.  There were approximately 35 ministry leaders in attendance.  That evening the SWI briefing was held at the Marriott Courtyard’s Meeting room.  The room was filled to over capacity (don’t tell the Fire Marshall) with close to 100 South Dakotans in attendance.  It was an extremely friendly and exuberant crowd, well versed in the importance of praying for the Peace of Jerusalem.  Pastor Mike is the CUFI State Director and Pastor Vicki heads up the Daughters for Zion prayer ministry in South Dakota.


Newell, SD - May 11, 2010

Newell, South Dakota, which calls itself the “Sheep Capital of the World” was the scene of the first Pastors’ Luncheon and Stand With Israel Briefing on the 11th of May.  The location was the Newell Christian Fellowship pastured by Rev. Sean Carney.  Pastors from several small towns around the Sturgis-Spearfish corner of South Dakota converged on Newell for the CUFI luncheon.  Several of them along with members of their congregations came back that evening for the SWI meeting.


Rochester, NY - May 3, 2010

Rochester, New York May 3rd Pastor's Luncheon ~ Bethel Christian Fellowship with Senor Pastor and CUFI NY State Director, Ron Domina held their 2nd Pastor's Luncheon of 2010 with over 30 pastors/leaders in attendance. Eastern Regional Coordinator, Victor Styrsky encouraged the leaders to participate in the CUFI Washington Summit on July 20-22. 


Savannah, GA - April 13, 2010 - Pastors' Dinner

Over 30 pastors and leaders from the Savannah, Georgia area gathered at the Wilmington Island Country Club for an evening of pro-Israel support. Eastern Regional Director Victor Styrsky spoke on the importance of this year’s CUFI Washington Summit and Savannah, Georgia City Director Joe Woodard and Acting State Director Scott Allen shared on the growth of CUFI in the state of Georgia over the last several years


Vidalia, GA - April 12, 2010 - Pastors' Dinner

CUFI Savannah, Georgia City Director Joe Woodard gathered 45 pastors and leaders to the first Pastor’s Dinner in the area. First District Georgian Congressman Jack Kingston sent an official greeting including his steadfast support of the nation of Israel. Acting State Director Scott Allen shared on the importance of attending the CUFI Washington Summit and Eastern Regional Director Victor Styrsky spoke on the growth and historic significance of Christians United For Israel.


Connersville, IN - April 9, 2010

Connersville, Indiana hosted its first Pastors’ Luncheon.  The luncheon was held at the John Miller Community Center in the park in this beautiful eastern Indiana town.  It was organized and hosted by Pastor Ron Russell, who is also the CUFI Congregational Representative for the Connersville Pentecostal Tabernacle.  There were close to 50 ministry leaders who attended the well appointed luncheon.


Las Vegas, NV - April 9, 2010

Dozens of Pastors and Ministry Leaders from the Greater Las Vegas attended a CUFI luncheon at Temple Beth Shalom, a Conservative Synagogue. The event was coordinated and facilitated by CUFI’s Nevada State Directors Pastors David and Vicki Shearin, Senior Pastors of Word Of Life Christian Center. The meeting included comments by CUFI Founder and National Chairman Pastor John Hagee, CUFI Executive Director David Brog, Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-Dist 1), Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayon, President and Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, Elliot Karp, and CUFI Western Regional Coordinator Randy Neal.


Sacramento, CA - April 8, 2010

Over one hundred Pastors and Ministry Leaders gathered at Trinity Life Center in the Golden State's Capitol City for a CUFI Pastors Luncheon to learn more about CUFI’s objectives, history and progress. The event served to promote the fifth annual CUFI Washington Summit in July, and CUFI Sunday and Sacramento's upcoming Night To Honor Israel - both on May 23rd. Speakers included CUFI Founder and National Chairman Pastor John Hagee, CUFI Executive Director David Brog, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation Michal Kohane, and CUFI Western Regional Coordinator Randy Neal.

Bloomington, IL - April 7, 2010
A well attended Pastors’ Luncheon was hosted by Rev. Tafforest Brewer on at the House of Faith International Church. This first Pastors’ Luncheon held in the heart of Illinois was an introduction to the mission and objectives of CUFI.


Lenoir, NC - March 11, 2010

The Whitnel Pentecostal Holiness Church gathered 53 pastors from various denominations in the region to hear Eastern Regional Coordinator Victor Styrsky speak on the work of Christians United For Israel. The enthusiastic crowd has committed to working toward attending the 2010 CUFI Washington Summit as well has hosting the first North Carolina Night to Honor Israel in the Fall of 2010.


Cheyenne, WY - March 9, 2010

Pastors from churches throughout the Greater Cheyenne area attended the city's first Christians United For Israel meeting. The meeting was coordinated by CUFI Wyoming State Director, Pastor Dan Irish, and included a Middle East update presented by Randy Neal, CUFI's Western Regional Coordinator. A Standing With Israel meeting was held later that evening at Pastor Irish's church, Harvest Time Fellowship. The audience represented several area churches. The meeting ended with several expressions of appreciation, and a number of college students committing to apply to attend the Christians United For Israel Washington Summit.


Vienna, VA - February 19, 2010

Pastors and ministry leaders gathered for a Pastor's Luncheon and Middle East Briefing hosted by CUFI Virginia Hispanic Leader Pastor Fanny Porras.The pastors agreed to work toward the upcoming national Night to Honor Israel in Washington, D.C. on July 22nd and to participate in Christians United for Israel Sunday on May 23rd.

They were very enthusiastic about CUFI’s new Hispanic program and promised to stay connected to CUFI for upcoming initiatives. Pastor Carlos Ortiz, CUFI’s Hispanic Outreach Coordinator was the keynote speaker for event.


Spokane, WA - February 18, 2010

Pastors and Ministry Leaders from the Greater Spokane area met to learn about CUFI. The meeting ended with attendees planning to become CUFI Congregational Representatives and signing their church up for Christians United for Israel Sunday, and hosting future CUFI events in the community.


Billings, MT - February 16, 2010

Christian Leaders from the Billings, Montana area gathered for a vision casting luncheon and a Standing With Israel evening meeting last Tuesday.

The meetings were hosted by CUFI Montana State Director, Pastor Gail Craig, Senior Pastor of Freedom Assembly of God in Billings. CUFI Regional Director, Pastor George Morrison and Western Coordinator Randy Neal presented how and why Christians support the Jewish State

Tallahassee, FL - February 8, 2010
CUFI held a  Pastors' Luncheon at the Freedom Church
First Assembly of God in Tallahassee. CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Victor Styrsky, spoke about the unprecedented growth of Christians United For Israel and the various opportunities for churches and individuals to participate within this move of God. Freeda Bowers, Florida State Director of CUFI's Daughters Of Zion, gave a passionate plea for all of the churches to join this powerful women’s prayer ministry of Christians United For Israel.  The luncheon ended on a high point when some of the pastors signed on to help organize the city’s first Night to Honor Israel!   One of the organizers of the luncheon sent the following email after attending the event:

Thank you so much for coming and blessing Tallahassee.  I have been to quite a number of CUFI events and had not been moved as I was moved with this gathering.  I saw tears in folk’s eyes and a real eagerness to get involved.”


Stockton and Modesto, CA - February 3, 2010

Pastors and Ministry Leaders from California's Central Valley traveled up to four hours to learn about CUFI.  Both events, a breakfast meeting in Stockton and a lunch meeting in Modesto, resulted in interest in CUFI's Washington Summit and hosting Standing With Israel meetings in the area.


Resaca, GA - January 28, 2010

Pastors from Calhoun, Resaca, Rome, Cartersville, Cumming, and Dalton, Georgia gathered together at the Mount Zion Baptist Church for a CUFI Pastor's Luncheon on January 28th. CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Victor Styrsky, along with Georgia acting State Director, Scott Allen, gave presentations on the work of CUFI and the critical time we are facing in standing with Israel. The 1st Night to Honor Israel is now being planned for the area, and a plan to bring 500 Georgia delegates to the 2010 July CUFI DC Summit is already in the works!

Grand Rapids, MI - CUFI Espanol Pastors' Lunch - January 20, 2010
Several Hispanic pastors from The Grand Rapids area attendePastors from Calhoun, Resaca, Rome, Cartersville, Cumming, and Dalton, Georgia gathered together at the Mount Zion Baptist Church for a CUFI Pastor's Luncheon on January 28th. CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Victor Styrsky, along with Georgia acting State Director, Scott Allen, gave presentations on the work of CUFI and the critical time we are facing in standing with Israel. The 1st Night to Honor Israel is now being planned for the area, and a plan to bring 500 Georgia delegates to the 2010 July CUFI DC Summit is already in the works!d the first CUFI Español Pastors Lunch in Grand Rapids,Michigan. All the pastors were exited about supporting Israel through CUFI Español, CUFI's newest outreach division. The event was organized by Minister Eloy Baez from Cross Cultural Ministries in Grand Rapids.  The event was presented by CUFI Outreach Coordinator Pastor Carlos Ortiz who gave a complete middle East Briefing in Spanish to all the attendees

Rochester, NY - Pastors' Luncheon - January 20, 2010
Lori Sousa of Bethel Christian Fellowship organized a CUFI Pastor’s Lunch held at the beautiful Bethel Christian Fellowship campus. The event was held preparation for the 2010 Greater Rochester Night To Honor Israel, which will be held Sunday, March 21, 2010 in Rochester, NY. Larry Fine, the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester briefed the group on the continuing threats Israel faces as well as the great blessing CUFI has been to the Jewish community in Rochester. Joel James of Eagles Wings presented a powerful teaching on why Christians should support the Jewish people and the nation of Israel, and CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator exhorted the large gathering of pastors and leaders to recognize the time we are in as “a holy moment of history.”

Orange County, CA - Pastors' Luncheon - January 19, 2010
Dozens of pastors and ministry leaders representing churches from throughout the Orange County area met to learn about CUFI. The meeting was coordinated by CUFI Orange County Directors, George and Lisa Haines, and was hosted at Friends Church in Yorba Linda. The presentation included comments by CUFI Western Coordinator - Randy Neal, CUFI Southern California - Pastor Greg Stephens and Daughters For Zion California Director - Pastor Michelle Stephens, as well as an Israeli's perspective of CUFI by Western Director for the Jewish Agency for Israel - Boaz Meir. Several leaders expressed interest in hosting a Standing With Israel meeting and offering a future Night To Honor Israel in O.C.

Franconia, PA - Pastors' Luncheon - January 19, 2010
Pastors Steve and Liz DeFrain gathered over 30 pastors and leaders from the greater Franconia area for a CUFI Pastor’s Lunch in preparation for the April 25th Night to Honor Israel being held at the  Family Worship Center in Lansdale, PA. The gathering was a mixture of new and active members of CUFI and the excitement for the upcoming event promises to make it a great success.  CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Victor Styrsky gave a message on the urgency of the time we live in and the threats facing the nation of Israel.

Fremont, CA - Pastors' Luncheon - December 17, 2009
Pastors and Ministry Leaders from the Greater East Bay area met to learn about CUFI and to be updated on events in the Middle East. The meeting ended with requests to offer Stand With Israel meetings at a number of area churches, and discussion to host a pastor's meeting and begin planning the first Night To Honor Israel for San Jose, CA.

If you would like to see your church or community educated and encouraged to effectively stand with Israel at this critical hour please contact us at info@cufi.org today.

Tampa, FL - Pastors' Luncheon - December 17, 2009
Over 50 pastors and leaders from as far as 3 hours away gathered in the Florida coastal town of St. Petes Beach for a Christians United For Israel luncheon. Florida State Director, Pastor Scott Thomas, and CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Victor Styrsky, presented the opportunity for the region to become involved with CUFI and the move of God spreading across our nation. Special emphasis was made on attending the 2010 CUFI Washington Summit, July 20-22. Several churches signed up to become CUFI affiliated fellowships and one couple in the room who had been searching to find a pro-Israel church in the area had their prayers answered at the luncheon!

Orlando, FL - Pastors' Luncheon - December 15, 2009
Close to 90 pastors and leaders from Orlando, Florida gathered for a Christians United For Israel luncheon. Thanks to Region 6 Director, Stephen Strang, the event was held in the beautiful Strang Publishing complex.  As one of the founding leaders within CUFI, Stephen gave a powerful review of the movement and its impact throughout Florida over the last 4 years. Bishop Mark Chironna, CUFI’s Orlando City Director, greeted the assembly along with CUFI Daughters of Zion area leader, Freida Bowers. Florida State Director, Pastor Scott Thomas, exhorted the leaders with his passionate plea for “standing with Israel” and Eastern Regional Coordinator, Victor Styrsky, taught on the purposes of Christians United For Israel and the holy moment of history that is upon us all. When Master of Ceremonies, Stephen Strang called for a show of hands from all the leaders who desire to participate in a 2010 Orlando, Florida Night to Honor Israel, every hand in the room was raised!

Mesa, AZ - Pastors' Luncheon - December 10, 2009
Over fifty Pastors and Ministry Leaders attended the Phoenix area CUFI Luncheon and Middle East update, including a number from a local anti-Israel organization. CUFI Western Coordinator Randy Neal encouraged attendees to thank their Senate and Congressional Reps, all of whom had signed on to support the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act, which goes to the House floor to be voted on Tuesday, December 15th.

Tucson, AZ - Pastors' Luncheon - December 9, 2009
Christian and Jewish leaders from the city of Tucson met to begin planning the city's first Night To Honor Israel, to be held in early 2010.

Portland, OR - Pastors' Luncheon - December 8, 2009
Pastors and Ministry Leaders gathered for a CUFI luncheon and Middle East update and to learn how to better mobilize on behalf of Israel. Leaders traveled from as far as one hundred miles for the special meeting.

San Diego, CA - Pastors' Luncheon - December 3, 2009
Pastors and Ministry Leaders met to learn about CUFI's vision and objectives and receive a Middle East update from CUFI Western Coordinator Randy Neal.  Southern California CUFI Director, Pastor Greg Stephens encouraged attendees to both plan to go to the CUFI DC Summit and nominate college students for the available scholarships to attend.  Several attendees requested to host a CUFI Stand With Israel Middle East Update at their church.

Lake Charles, LA - Pastors' Dinner - November 29, 2009
Lake Charles, Louisiana held its first Pastors/Leaders gathering with particpants from numerous churches and ministries from the community.  For many this was their first Christians United For Israel event and it went late into the evening with questions and answers.  An email sent the following afternoon from one of the leaders in the Lake Charles Christian community stated, "You have really stirred up this city!  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  May they proper who love her."  Amen

Los Angeles, CA - Pastors' Meeting - November 23, 2009
Over 70 Hispanic pastors from Los Angeles area attended CUFI Espanol's First Pastors Lunch meeting in Los Angeles.  All the pastors were excited about supporting Israel through CUFI Espanol, CUFI's newest outreach division.  The event had as guest speakers Pastor Richard Escobedo from Centro Palabra de Fe church in LA, Mr. Randy Brown from the American Jewish Committee AJC and the Deputy Consul General of Israel Mr. Gil Artzyeli who gave a complete Middle East Briefing in Spanish to all the attendees.  The event was presented by CUFI Outreach Coordinator Pastor Carlos Ortiz.

North Dakota - November 20th - 22nd
A series of “Standing With Israel” and CUFI Pastors’ Lunches were held for the first time in the magnificent state of North Dakota.  Although the media and most politicians have historically paid scant attention to this Great Plains state, God is revealing His bounty there in these days of otherwise “doom and gloom.”  Signs are posted everywhere saying “Help Wanted, Jobs Available!”  The oil and energy industries are booming.  Heavy snows last year and a late winter this year have allowed the great fields to be fully harvested.  On Saturday plans were being made by Pastors who attended the first CUFI breakfast in the state capital to hold a Night To Honor Israel in 2010.  Sunday morning’s newspaper headlined a story about more vast oil reserves being discovered in the state.  God does bless those who bless (and plan to bless) His “Treasured Possession” Israel.  CUFI members drove hundreds of miles (even from Canada) to be part of the meetings to learn more and to be a part of honoring  God’s mandate to be a blessing to Abraham’s descendants.  Pastor Ron and Julie Enget, who have attended the past 3 CUFI Washington Summits were the catalysts in hosting all of these meetings.  On Friday they hosted the Pastors’ Luncheon in Beulah.  On Saturday they arranged for and invited the ministry leaders to a brunch in the capital city of Bismarck.  That night they arranged for a SWI meeting in Bismarck’s Lutheran North Campus facility, where they have recently planted a New Life congregation.  On Sunday morning they turned over three of their Sunday services to the CUFI Central States Coordinator to teach on the subject.  What a blessing God is pouring out on that state as He opens the window of His storehouse and what a joy it is to see God honoring His promises to these Bible-believing North Dakotans.

Boston, Massachusetts - Pastors' Lunch - November 12, 2009
Twenty-two Pastor's and ministry leaders gathered at the Sheraton Hotel in Braintree, Massachusetts for a CUFI Pastor's Lunch that lead into a "Standing With Israel" event at the Tabernacle Baptist Congregation. CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator shared his testimony of 25 years of Christian Zionism, and how Christians United For Israel became the vehicle for "adding action to his faith." A number of leaders signed their names to the growing list of East Coast CUFI Bus Captains for the 2010 DC Summit along with others who desire to see a 2010 Night to Honor Israel in the Boston area. Hundreds of Israel Pledge Cards were turned in at the conclusion to the evening service at Tabernacle Baptist Congregation, hosted by Pastor Alexandre.

Atlanta, GA - Pastors' Luncheon - November 11, 2009
Approximately 83 pastors and leaders from the Atlanta area gathered at the Waverly Hotel and Conference Center for an exciting Christians United For Israel "working lunch" lead by Victory Styrsky, CUFI Eastern Regional Director.  Sharon Kabalo, the Deputy Consul General of Israel to the Southeast brought an up to the minute report on events in the Middle East.  Georgia University CUFI on Campus President, Greg Wilson shared about the battle against Israel in the classrooms and college campuses of America and how CUFI is equipping students to stand against it.  CUFI Associate Executive Director brought an exciting report regarding the pro-Israel activities and miraculous growth of CUFI in the last several months.  Georgia State Director, Scott Allen exhorted the attendees to become more active within the many opportunities CUFI offers.  Twelve people signed up to be trained as Bus Captains for the 2010 DC Summit CUFI Caravan and ten local leaders signed their names as willing to be part of the planning committee for the next Atlanta Night To Honor Israel.

Miami, FL - Pastors' Breakfast - November 9, 2009
Over 40 hispanic pastors from Miami, Hialeah and Ft. Lauderdale congregated in a Pastors' Breakfast meeting last Friday, November 6th to enjoy a time of fellowship and to learn about how to support Israel through CUFI Espanol, CUFI's newest outreach division.

This event was hosted and organized by an association of pastors called Pastores del Reino (Pastors of the Kingdom) who excitedly and strongly decided to support Israel through CUFI and whom will participate in the next pastors' luncheon meeting hoted by CUFI Espanol in Maimi, FL next January 2010.  The conference was presented by CUFI Hispanic Outreach Coordinator, Pastor Carlos Ortiz.

Sacramento, CA - Pastors' Luncheon - November 5, 2009
Several dozen pastors from across the Golden State's Capitol gathered to learn about CUFI last Thursday.  The group enthusiastically expressed interest in participating in the city's upcoming Night To Honor Israel and mobilizing their congregations to stand with the Jewish State.  The meeting included a Middle East update presented by CUFI Western Coordinator Randy Neal.

Pittsburgh, PA - Pastors' Luncheon - November 4, 2009
A CUFI Pastors' Luncheon was attended by pastors/leaders in the Pittsburgh area who have a desire to see a 2010 Night To Honor Israel in their city.  Attendees signed up for leadership positions in working toward the event.  The 2010 CUFI DC Summit was also discussed and people registered to be Bus Captains in the East Coast "2010 CUFI DC Caravan."  We are praying for 100 buses from the CUFI Eastern Region to bring CUFI members to the 2010 DC Summit.  Please contact Pastor Victor Styrsky CUFI's Eastern Regional Coordinator, at vstyrsky@yahoo.com to learn about becoming a bus captain.

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ - Pastors' Luncheon - November 3, 2009
At the New Jersey CUFI Pastors' lunch, they learned how they can get more information on how they can be involved in "Standing with Israel."  One pastor and his wife drove over two hours to attend the event, and afterward stated "We feel as though we have just started in elementary school with all of this...but we are so glad we have started!"  We thank the Lord for the support being gathered on behalf of the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

Springfield, OH - October 13, 2009
On Tuesday there were two CUFI meetings in Springfield, Ohio.  At noon a Pastors' Luncheon was hosted by Pastor Jess Gibson of Cornerstone Church.  The luncheon was held in the magnificent "Mansion at Elfindale" which is an historical site on the Cornerstone property.  This event was well attended by local Springfield ministry leaders.  A highlight of the meeting was the surprise attendance of Dr. Billye Brim who is the CUFI Regional Director of Region 5.  The CUFI presentation followed the luncheon and was held in Cornerstone's historic chapel.

The evening of the 13th at the Deerfield Inn was the site for the first Stand With Israel meeting in Springfield.  The event was hosted and organized by Pastor Twila Davis of Springfield's Agape Fellowship.  People gathered to hear about the objectives of CUFI and delved into the facts and scriptural fulfillment of the re-birth of the state of Israel.

Metter, GA - CUFI Pastors' Dinner - October 6, 2009
On October 6th, the Metter Freewill Baptist Church hosted the area's first "CUFI Pastors' Dinner."  Acting CFI Georgia State Director Scott Alan, Event Director, Joe Woodard, and Pastor Jesse Goodman brought pastors and leaders together from all the churches in their area.  Thanks to the wonderful volunteers from Freewill Baptist, the multipurpose room was adorned in beautiful table settings and a gourmet country dinner!  CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Pastor Victor Styrsky gave a message on Christian Zionism and the historic roll CUFI is playing by giving Christians a vehicle for putting "action to their faith" regarding the Jewish people and the nation of Israel.  State Director Alan presented a Middle East Update, helping all in attendance to better understand the threat Israel is facing from Iran.  By the end of the event, every pastor in the room committed their churches to immediately start working toward holding the first Night To Honor Israel in their area sometime in mid November 2009.

Charlotte, NC - Pastors' Luncheon - September 30, 2009
Pastors and ministry leaders gathered for a Pastors' Luncheon and Middle East Briefing hosted by CUFI State Director, Pastor Michael Stevens at University City Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.  A full briefing on the crisis in Iran, the importance of the previous' week's United Nations General Assembly, and Iran's revelation of a second, previously hidden nuclear facility, was discussed in the context of final preparation of the second annual Night To honor Israel in Charlotte.  The Night To Honor Israel will be held on Sunday, October 18 at University City Church.  Pastor Scott Thomas, CUFI State Director of Florida, will be the keynote speaker that evening.

Omaha, Nebraska - Pastors' Breakfast - September 24, 2009
Hosted by Salem Radio, KGBI, these Salem events are very useful in spreading the word about CUFI and the mission we have.  In six weeks we will follow up in the area with a CUFI Pastors' Luncheon from the contacts made at this first ever event in Omaha, Nebraska.

Beaumont, TX - Pastors' Luncheon - September 25, 2009
Hosted by Pastors Randy and Suzann Feldschau.  Pastor Hagee addressed the 150 attendees with a message emphasizing the criticality of the time for Christian churches to stand in support of an embattled Israel.

Midland, TX - Pastors' Luncheon - September 22, 2009
Hosted by Pastor Danny Rhoden.  More than 85 ministry leaders were in attendance to learn more about CUFI and the upcoming Night To Honor Israel on the 8th of November.  As a result of this luncheon several more churches are lending their support to event.

Little Rock, Arkansas - Pastors Meeting
Little Rock, Arkansas was the site of a Pastors' Meeting hosted by Pastor Happy Caldwell, the CUFI Arkansas state director.  Pastor Caldwell will be Honoring Israel on the evening of the 13th of September and this was an opportunity to inform and invite other local ministries to attend and be involved in this upcoming 3rd Night To Honor Israel in the Arkansas capital city.  There were about four dozen ministry leaders who attended.  Pastor Hagee will be the featured speaker on the 13th of September.

Cleveland, Ohio - Pastors Luncheon - August 11, 2009
A Pastors' Luncheon was held in Cleveland, Ohio on the 11th of August at the Corporate College of Cleveland Community College.  It was the first luncheon in Cleveland for CUFI and fifty-one ministry leaders were in attendance.  The meeting resulted in a committee being formed and a date for the first Night To Honor Israel in the area of Northeastern Ohio has been chosen.

Houston, TX - Pastors' Brunch - July 27, 2009

Over 200 hundred persons attended this Houston area brunch and over 85 pastors joined Pastor Hagee to learn about CUFI at the North Central Church in Spring, TX.  The event was hosted by Pastor Larry Emerson, the senior pastor at North Central.

Orange County, CA - June 23, 2009
Well over one hundred Pastors and Ministry Leaders gathered from Los Angeles to San Diego and the greater Orange County area to learn how and why their peers are locking arms with CUFI to tangibly stand with Israel. For over ninety of the attendees it was their first introduction to CUFI. CUFI Western Regional Coordinator, Randy Neal, presented CUFI's goals and vision and offered a Middle East update. The group represented several different denominations and dozens of congregations and expressed enthusiastic interest in hosting a Night To Honor Israel in their comminty.

May 26th - 28th - Pacific Northwest: Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
Pastors and Ministry Leaders gathered last week to learn how CUFI can help them mobilize their communitites for Israel. On Tuesday, May 26th in Portland Oregon and Thursday, May 28th in Coeur d'Alene Idaho attendees indicated a strong desire to utilize CUFI as a vehicle to teach others how and why to tangibly stand with Israel.
Congregants from over a dozen churches met at People's Church in Vancouver, Washington for a Standing With Israel meeting and Middle East Briefing. All three meetings were facilitated by CUFI Western Regional Coordinator, Randy Neal. All three meetings sparked interest in the fourth annual CUFI DC Summit, with emphasis on the CUFI on Campus Student Track.

State of New Mexico May 19-22, 2009
Under the leadership of State Director Annette Garcia, CUFI City Directors throughout New Mexico coordinated a joint effort of pastors meetings to introduce CUFI to Christian leaders in several of the state’s major communities. The itinerary included Pastors’ breakfast or lunch meetings in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Farmington, Belen and Carlsbad. CUFI Western Regional Coordinator, Randy Neal, presented CUFI’s vision and objectives. The concerted efforts connected CUFI with scores of Christian leaders representing thousands of members of their respective churches and ministries.  Several attending pastors had participated in the first annual CUFI Sunday just days before and shared similar testimonies of the transforming and inspiring impact their church families experienced in taking part by holding the special church service. The relevance of the gatherings were underscored by Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyhu’s first White House meeting with President Obama, and ominously re-emphasized by Iran’s testing of a multi-stage ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel. The response to utilize CUFI has a vehicle to support Israel  was virtually unanimous, ranging from pledge signing and CUFI membership, promoting the upcoming Albuquerque Night To Honor Israel, committing to attend this summer’s DC Summit, and encouraging students to apply for DC scholarships.

Pastors’ Luncheon Reading, PA- May 14, 2009
Pastors attended a luncheon in order to begin working toward a Night to Honor Israel to be held on August 16, 2009 in Reading, PA. With pastors indicating their willingness to support that night, Reading should be looking forward to a great night! The vision and goals of CUFI were presented by Eastern Regional Coordinator Andrew Summey and the details of the upcoming Night to Honor Israel in August was presented by CUFI PA State Directors Pastors Steve and Liz DeFrain. CUFI appreciates Hosts Pastor Brian Koch of Glad Tidings Church and the new Reading, PA City Director, Pastor Craig Nanna for a powerful luncheon.

Seattle, WA - April 23, 2009
Pastors from throughout the Seattle area gathered to learn about CUFI's vision and objectives and the upcoming DC Summit. The meeting was facilitated by CUFI Washington State Directors Pastors Jim and Kim Wagner of New Song church in Mt. Vernon Washington. The meeting ended with unanimous support for future CUFI efforts in the area.

Eugene, OR - April 21st, Holocaust Remembrance Day
Pastors and Ministry Leaders from the greater Eugene area met in preparation for the city's upcoming Night To Honor Israel scheduled for May 24th.

Later that day many more met for a Standing With Israel rally hosted at Church of The Harvest. Both meetings drew anti-Israel protestors, whose presence underscored the importance of Christian support for Israel.

The meetings were coordinated by CUFI Oregon State Director, Pastor Brian Cuff, and facilitated by CUFI Western Regional Coordinator Randy Neal. Both meetings included a CUFI on Campus update by CUFI student activist Brandon Johnson.

March 31 - Torrance-South Bay, CA
Fifty Pastors and Ministry Leaders from San Diego to Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles Region met last Tuesday to learn about the vision and goals of Christians United For Israel. The meeting, which included leaders from a broad spectrum of denominations, ended with several commitments to attend the upcoming DC Summit, and discussion to begin planning Night To Honor Israel events in Los Angeles, Torrance, Anahiem and San Diego.
A Standing With Israel meeting was held later that evening at Lake Forrest Community Church in Orange County. Randy Neal, CUFI Western Regional Coordinator, facilitated both events. 
 
Boise, ID - March, 24, 2009
CUFI Pastors Meeting - Pastors and Ministry Leaders from throughout the greater Boise region gathered to learn about CUFI's mission and goals and to consider planning Boise's first Night To Honor Israel there. The meeting was also attended by leaders from the Jewish community, who welcomed CUFI's efforts and extended an invitation to work cooperatively on behalf of Israel in the state of Idaho.

Phoenix, AZ - March 14, 2009
Approximately three hundred pastors and ministry leaders were introduced to CUFI at the 116th annual Southwest Conservative Baptist Conference last Saturday. The CBA conference gathered leaders from Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Utah. Many were not previously familiar with CUFI and indicated an interest in partnering in their local areas and attending the upcoming CUFI Summit July 20-22.

Redding, CA - March 12, 2009
Twenty Pastors and Ministry Leaders representing eight area congregations gathered to learn about CUFI's vision and objectives, and how they could promote and participate in the city's third annual Night To Honor Israel, scheduled for May 14th. Valley Christian Fellowship hosted the lunch meeting, as well as a Standing With Israel meeting the same evening, at which about a hundred and fifty people from various congregations attended. CUFI Western Regional Coordinator Randy Neal conducted the presentations at both meetings.

Lubbock, TX - March 11, 2009
A Pastor’s Luncheon was attended by Pastors representing churches from throughout the Lubbock, TX area.  Plans are well along in anticipation of Lubbock’s first Night to Honor Israel in November.  Pastor Jackie White of the Church On the Rock is spearheading this event.

Brooklyn, New York-  March 5, 2009
Pastor Gilford T. Monrose of Mt. Zion Church of God hosted pastors, ministry leaders, Jewish leaders for a CUFI Middle East Briefing and Pastors'  Luncheon. The goals and vision of CUFI were explained as well as the need for the Brooklyn Christian community to stand with Israel and support the large Jewish community nearby. The pastors agreed to work toward an upcoming Night to Honor Israel and to stay connected to CUFI for upcoming initiatives. This community had already done much to improve Jewish-Black relations after the Crown Heights riot of 1991 and see the need to continue their Biblical support for the State of Israel.The discussion was led by Eastern Regional Coordinator, Andrew Summey and Pastor Gilford T. Monrose.

Berkeley, CA - February 24, 2009
Ninety Six Pastors and Ministry Leaders from the Greater San Francisco Bay Area gathered for a CUFI Pastors Meeting to learn about CUFI's mission objective. The meeting was coordinated by CUFI San Francisco City Director, Rosemary Schindler, in preparation for the upcoming Night To Honor Israel in San Francisco scheduled for Sunday, April 19th with CUFI Executive Director David Brog.

February 19, 2009 Pastor Luncheon Allentown, PA
With forty pastors attending with a representative from the Hassidic Jewish community, the CUFI Pastors’ Luncheon and Middle East Briefing was a strong call to work in Allentown to host a Night to Honor Israel. A small committee under the leadership of State Directors, Pastors Steve and Liz DeFrain are moving forward to bring more CUFI activity to the region.

February 18, 2009 Pastor Luncheon Lancaster, PA
A small group of pastors who braved the icy and snowy weather attended a Pastor’s Luncheon and Middle East Briefing discussing the goals and vision of CUFI. Leading this discussion was Pastors Steve and Liz DeFrain and CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Andrew Summey. These pastors and ministry leaders agreed to support CUFI and encourage further education on the need for Christians to support Israel.

February 17, 2009 Harrisburg, PA
Forty eight pastors from the greater Harrisburg area attended the luncheon held at the Word of Grace Ministries. The goals and vision of CUFI was explained by Eastern Regional Coordinator, Andrew Summey, and the community agreed to work toward forming a committee to host a Night To Honor Israel in Harrisburg, PA under the leadership of State Directors, Pastors Steve and Liz Defrain.Berkeley, CA - February 24, 2009

Sacramento, CA - February 26, 2009
Pastors from Sacramento and Northern California met to prepare for the state Capitol's third annual Night To Honor Israel scheduled for March 22 with Dennis Prager. The meeting was coordinated in part by CUFI Northern California Director Victor Styrsky.

 Fitzgerald, GA- February 26, 2009
In Fitzgerald, GA, CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator spoke at a CUFI Pastor's Luncheon & Middle East Briefing that was hosted locally by the Ben Hill Ministerial Association. The purpose to was share the goals and vision of CUFI and begin planning toward a Night To Honor Israel this area of southern Georgia. All the pastors attending have chosen to move forward to begin planning for A Night to Honor Israel for 2009.

Rochester, NY- January 22, 2009
With the support of the Region 10 office, Pastor Ron Domina (NYS CUFI Director) hosted close to 70 pastors and ministry leaders who attended the third annual Greater Rochester NTHI informational luncheon.   Joel James (representing the Region 10 office) opened the luncheon by casting the vision of the NTHI (and giving information about this years CUFI Washington Summit) Lori Sousa (regional NTHI coordinator) went over logistics and history of the Greater Rochester NTHI. 
 
A special highlight of this year’s luncheon was a private briefing (arranged through the Regional office- EWM) with Asaf Shaiv (Consul General to Israel in NY)  Asaf Shariv provided pastor/ ministry leaders with a up-to-date briefing about the situation in Israel, allowed pastors to ask questions, and talked about the importance of events such as the NTHI. Larry Fine  (Executive Director of the Greater Rochester Community Federation) addressed those in attendance underscoring the friendship that has been developed between our communities via NTHI- and the demonstration of this support during the recent situation in Gaza (we attended a community pro-Israel rally tangibly letting  the Federation know that we are standing with them).
 
There was a tremendous level of support and unity for the NTHI about 80% of the pastors in attendance agreed to host or support this year’s event.  There were also many new pastors present at the luncheon (from diverse denominations) who signed up to be part of this year’s Greater Rochester NTHI.

Greater NY/NJ Metro Area -  November 20, 2008
Forty-five pastors and leaders from the greater NY/NJ metro area took the time to attend a complimentary Pastor’s Luncheon and Middle East Briefing during their busy week to hear about how they can join with CUFI to bless and support Israel during this crucial time.

With a multimedia presentation with speakers and video, the lunch highlighted the many Biblical and moral reasons Christians should support Israel. New Jersey State Director, Pastor Walter Healy explained how he and his congregation have been blessed since supporting Israel by partnering with CUFI.

Representing CUFI Region 10 Director, Rev. Robert Stearns, Miriam Rodlyn Park (International Coordinator for Jerusalem Projects for Eagle’s Wings) also shared on the importance for supporting Israel and the Jewish people during a time of great danger posed by radical Islam and nuclear Iran.

Eugene, OR, Portland, OR and Seattle WA- week of October 26, 2008 
CUFI Pastor Meetings in the Pacific Northwest - the week of October 26th marked encouraging growth and impact for CUFI as Pastors from the greater areas of Eugene Oregon, Portland Oregon and Seattle Washington gathered in those cities to learn how to mobilize their communities to effectively stand with Israel.

Randy Neal, CUFI Western Regional Coordinator presented the Biblical mandate to stand with Israel, an overview of church history and the Jewish people, and the vision and objectives of CUFI.

Eugene Oregon, under CUFI State Director Pastor Brian Cuff, Senior Pastor of Harvest Church, announced that Eugene will host it's first annual Night To Honor Israel on January 18th, 2009.

Portland Oregon, through the leadership of CUFI City Director Phyllis Lohse is planning their third annual Night To Honor Israel for the Spring of 2009.

Seattle Washington is poised to launch a CUFI initiative that could be historic and ground breaking.

If you would like to see your church or community mobilzed to stand with Israel please contact Randy Neal, CUFI Western Regional Coordinator, at Randy.Neal@cufi.org


Columbus, GA- Septebmer 15, 2008
Pastors and community leaders met to discuss holding a Night to Honor Israel.  Speakers included Andrew Summey, CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Scott Allen representing the CUFI Georgia State Director, and Nancy Rinn and Isaac Tillotson the local co-sponsors who did a great job organizing the meeting.  Many who came had never heard of a Night to Honor Israel, but by the end of the meeting the group endorsed having one in Columbus and pledged their support to help make it a success. 

A Night to Honor Israel in is being planned in the Columbus Trade Center for Monday November 17, 2008.  David Brog, the Executive Director of CUFI will be one of the planned speakers.

Albany, NY September 17, 2008
More than 70 pastors and Christian leaders attended a wonderful luncheon hosted by Light of the World Church in Albany, NY. The local host, Pastor Bill Adams, sponsored this luncheon. CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Andrew Summey, presented the vision and goals of CUFI while the State Director, Pastor Ron Domina and Joel James assistant to the Director of Region 10, Rev. Robert Stearns emphasized the importance for Christians to stand with Israel and support the Jewish people.

A  Night to Honor Israel is being held on Sunday November 2, 2008 in Albany.

Demorest, Ga September 18, 2008
The event was organized by Pastor Mike Franklin and his staff at “The Torch” church.  Pastors from various denominations attended from as far away as 50 miles. Speakers were Andrew Summey, CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, Scott Allen representing the CUFI Georgia State Director, and host pastor Mike Franklin. 
The Jewish population of that area of the Georgia is virtually nonexistent and there are no synagogues.  But the level of support for Israel is significant.  For the last two years, more people have attended the CUFI Washington DC Summit from that congressional district than any other in the state. 

The Pastors decided to plan a regional event for all the small cities in that area of the state Monday November 17th at “The Torch” church.   CUFI Executive Director, David Brog, will be on of the speakers

Albuquerque, NM- June 27, 2008
Pastors representing eighteen Hispanic Christian congregations throughout Albuquerque gathered for a Christians United For Israel introduction meeting there on Friday, June 27th. The meeting was coordinated by Pastor Richard Mansfield, Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church in Albuquerque, under the oversight of CUFI New Mexico State Director, Mrs. Annette Garcia. The attendees were leaders from a broad and diverse spectrum of different Christian denominations. The vision of CUFI was presented by CUFI Western Coordinator Randy Neal, and was enthusiastically and unanimously embraced. A number committed to attend the CUFI DC-Israel Summit, and all present expressed positive support for the area's upcoming Night To Honor Israel scheduled for November 13th.

If you would like to see CUFI initiated in your community please contact Randy Neal at Randy.Neal@cufi.org.

Reno, NV- June 17, 2008
Over eighty pastors and ministry leaders representing thirty eight churches  participated in CUFI's second vision and introduction meeting in Nevada's Greater Reno-Tahoe area. The meeting was coordinated by Pastor David Oberg, Senior Pastor of Faith Alive Christian Center and CUFI Reno-Tahoe City Director. CUFI Western Regional Coordinator Randy Neal presented CUFI's vision and objectives and discussed the upcoming CUFI DC Summit and the area's local Night To Honor Israel scheduled for November 2, 2008. Several leaders indicated intention to attend the DC Summit and the audience expressed unanimous support for the November NTHI event.

CUFI Regional Coordinators are available to help you mobilize your community to stand with Israel. If you would like to see your community host a Night To Honor Israel and become mobilized to tangibly stand with Israel please contact  Randy Neal at randy.neal@cufi.org 


Shepherdstown, West Virginia -March 27, 2008
Pastor Pete Williams, CUFI State Director of West Virginia, did an excellent job hosting a Pastors' Luncheon and Washington-Summit informational meeting in Shepherdstown, West Virginia on March 27, 2008. 

Pastors and local Christian leaders attended this meeting at Covenant Baptist Church. Pastor Williams announced that the first Night to Honor Israel for Shepherdstown, WV will be on May 15, 2008.

Andrew Summey, CUFI Eastern Regional Coordinator, outlined the vision and goals of Christians United for Israel and highlighted the upcoming Washington D.C. - Israel Summit. The pastors expressed a very positive intention to attend the Summit and some planning was made for providing buses to the D.C. convention center. CUFI Regional Director, Dr. James Hutchens, explained the biblical reasons to support Israel and the Jewish people. The lunch immediately transferred into the first planning session for the upcoming Night to Honor Israel.

Great things are beginning to happen in West Virginia "for Zion's sake.”


Boise, Idaho -February 21, 2008
CUFI facilitated its first Pastors and Leaders meeting in Boise Idaho last Thursday,  February 21st, introducing the ministry's vision and objectives to several dozen pastors and ministry leaders in Idaho's Capitol city.

CUFI's Regional Coordinator was moved by the attendee's strong pro-Israel sentiment and unanimous support to host  A Night To Honor Israel in their community. The successful meeting was coordinated by CUFI member Mark Edgar with the assistance and cooperation of area pastors. Many responded with a desire to mobilize groups to take part in  CUFI's third annual DC-Israel Summit this July and engage with their elected officials on behalf of strong US-Israel relations.

CUFI Regional Cordinators are available to help you mobilize your community to tangibly stand with Israel in this dangerous hour, to find out how please contact your area's coordinator.

For College Campuses and states east of the Mississippi River please contact Andrew Summey at andrew.summey@cufi.org. For states west of the Mississippi River please contact Randy Neal at randy.neal@cufi.org

Eugene, Oregon - February 19, 2008
On Tuesday, February 19th a broad and diverse group of pastors gathered at Church of the Harvest in Eugene, Oregon to discuss and consider hosting A Night To Honor Israel in their city. The meeting was hosted by CUFI Oregon State Directors - Pastors Brian and Kelly Cuff.

CUFI Western Regional Coordinator, Randy Neal, presented CUFI's history and goals, and encouraged them to consider the impact of attending CUFI's DC-Israel Summit during this presidetial election year. The meeting ended with the preliminary planning of what promises to be an exciting Night to Honor Israel in the region.


Reno, Nevada - January 31, 2008
Over sixty pastors and ministry leaders representing twenty two area Christian churches attended a CUFI introductory luncheon today in Reno Nevada. The banquet meeting was hosted by Pastors David and Francis Olberg, Senior Pastors of Faith Alive Church in Reno, and excellently coordinated by Paul Auer-Hudson. Randy Neal, CUFI Western Regional Coordinator presented the organization's vision and objectives, and encouraged the leaders to both support the city's first Night To Honor Israel scheduled for Nov. 2nd, and to bring constituents to CUFI's DC-Israel Summit in July. The attending leaders were virtually unanimous in locking arms with the NTHI, and many expressed a desire to rally in DC. A meeting later the same day with Jewish leaders in the area ended with overwhelming and encouraging support to have A Night To Honor Israel in their community.

Atlanta, Georgia - January 8, 2008
Pastors and Rabbis from the greater Atanta region attended the CUFI pastors information meeting to prepare for Atlanta's "Night to Honor Israel" with Pastor Hagee this February 18th at Trinity Chapel. State Director Bishop Bolin of Trinity Chapel hosted the event. This luncheon was unique in that it was hosted at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and was introduced by the Federation President, Steve Rakitt. Eastern Regional Coordinator, Andrew Summey presented CUFI's vision and goals.

The leaders overwhelmingly committed to support the efforts of CUFI and the upcoming Night to Honor Israel.

Charlotte, North Carolina - January 10th
Being a new growth city for CUFI and with short notice, Charlotte leaders Pastor Michael Stevens and Pastor William Shiver did an outstanding job in hosting this Pastors Luncheon to prepare for Charlotte's first Night to Honor Israel with Pastor Hagee coming this February 19th. CUFI's vision and goals were presented by Eastern Regional Coordinator Andrew Summey.

The attending pastors signed commitment cards and attending members from the Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Relations Council pldged to support CUFI's work in their communities


Salt Lake City, Utah- November 13, 2007
Pastors from the greater Salt Lake City area gathered for a CUFI information meeting and presentation with Western States Coordinator Randy Neal. The meeting was organized by CUFI Utah liaison Sharma Bender, and resulted with several pastors expressing interest in  seeing a Night To Honor Israel hosted in Salt Lake City.

Las Vegas, Nevada - November 13, 2007

Pastors from across the greater Las Vegas region attended the CUFI pastors information meeting hosted by CUFI Nevada State Directors Pastors David and Vicki Shearin, Senior Pastors of Word of Life Christian Church. CUFI Executive Director David Brog and Western Coordinator Randy Neal presented CUFI's vision and goals, and fielded a Q and A time.

The leaders were unanimous in their enthusiastic support to present a Night To Honor Israel in Las Vegas Nevada in early 2008, and many expressed a desire to bring congregats to CUFI's 2008 DC-Israel Summit.

Portland, Oregon- November 8, 2007
Over fifty pastors and ministry leaders representing 26 churches came together at a CUFI introduction meeting in Portland Oregon. The gathering, coordinated by Portland City Director Phyllis Lohse, added dozens more leaders to the area's growing CUFI coalition of pro-Israel congregations. Randy Neal, CUFI Western Regional Coordinator presented CUFI's vision and objectives to the group and was moved by their rousing enthusiasm to participate in Portland's 2008 Night to Honor Israel and mobilize constituents to attend the CUFI DC Summit next July. Pastor Brian and Kelly Cuff, CUFI Oregon State Directors, later shared their vision of having Night to Honor Israel events hosted in Portland, Eugene, Salem, Bend and Medford.

Bedford, NH - October 24, 2007
In the picturesque fall of New Hampshire, Pam Colantuono, under the direction of CUFI’s Region 11 Director Pastor Thomas Peetz, hosted a Pastor’s Luncheon featuring Pastor Hagee. Held at the Manchester Country Club, over one hundred community leaders and pastors attended the CUFI lunch to learn about the dangers Israel is facing, including the danger of a nuclear Iran. New Hampshire, a key state in the upcoming political primaries, often determines the presidential candidates. With these leaders representing thousands learning how to support Israel biblically and tangibly has the potential of greatly influencing both the United States and Israel for years to come.

Seekonk, MA-  October 25, 2007
Rev. David Marquard of Faith Christian Center in Seekonk, MA hosted a Pastor’s Luncheon for 125 pastors and community leaders in southeastern Massachusetts and the Providence, Rhode Island area. Those attending warmly received Pastor and Diana Hagee and were informed on how to pray for Israel, partner with CUFI, and support their local Jewish communities. Andrew Summey was introduced as the new Eastern Regional Coordinator and as the new Director, CUFI on Campus. Rev. Marquard and the Faith Christian Center team did a marvelous job within a very short amount of time. These pastors and leaders enthusiastically received Hagee’s message and CUFI is looking for great things to come from this area of New England.

Libby, Montana October 11, 2007
Pastors gathered from the greater Kalispell to attend a CUFI Pastor’s introduction meeting coordinated by local CUFI liaison Will Watson. A number of pastors  committed to host a vision casting rally in early spring as a precursor to holding a Night To Honor Israel later in 2008.

Anchorage Alaska   October 5, 2007
Anchorage City Director Pastor Gary Morton, Senior Pastor of Anchorage First Assembly hosted a “Standing With Israel” with a presentation by Randy Neal, CUFI Western Regional Coordinator. The large crowd was electric with their enthusiasm to support Israel. All three objectives of the evening realized beyond the teams expectations: to broaden the CUFI coalition of churches, identify volunteers and lay leaders, and to raise proceeds to fund a Night To Honor Israel event in Anchorage exceeded 

Anchorage and Palmer/Wasilla Valley, Alaska October 1, 2007
Pastors from the greater Anchorage and north valley area attended CUFI introduction meetings and expressed virtual unanimous support of hosting a Night to Honor Israel and mobilizing the local Christian community to tangibly stand with Israel.

Salt Lake City, Utah September 25, 2007
Dozens of Evangelical leaders representing several congregations attended a CUFI information meeting at Valley First Assembly of God in Salt Lake City. The meeting was organized by CUFI City liaison Sharma Bender of Salt Lake City Valley Assembly and was facilitated by CUFI Western Coordinator Randy Neal. By meetings end virtually all in attendance volunteered to help establish a CUFI initiative in Utah’s Capitol city.

Sedona, Arizona August 9, 2007
Pastors from Sedona, Flagstaff and Prescott Arizona attended a CUFI introductory meeting coordinated by CUFI Sedona City Director Frank Robinson, Senior Pastor of Sedona Christ Center. A coalition of pastors representing the three cities was established to present a Night To Honor Israel in the area next spring.

Beltsville Maryland June 28, 2007
About one hundred pastors and ministry leaders attended a CUFI meeting hosted by CUFI Maryland State Director Bishop Harry Jackson. CUFI’s visions and objectives were presented by Founder and National Chair Pastor John Hagee, Executive Board member Gary Bauer, and CUFI Executive Director David Brog.

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