West Virginia District Ministers, Saints, and Students:
Greetings in the name of Jesus!
It is with great excitement and anticipation that I write to you today to inform you of the 2014 WV Youth on Mission trip to the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! From July 10 - 14, the WV Youth Ministries Team will be leading a group of students to our neighboring district to help in the Metro Missions work that Reverend Justin and Sister Tiphanii Meadors, former WV Youth Secretary and wife, are beginning.
The city of Philadelphia, PA, is one of the least evangelized metropolitan areas of our country, with over six million people who live in and around the city. The focus location of the 2014 WVYOM efforts will be in the region of South Philadelphia, where the Meadors are planting a church.
While in Philadelphia, the WVYOM team will be involved in evangelism efforts throughout the city. In addition, we plan to visit many of the landmarks that serve as the roots of American independence and history.
Therefore, I would like to extend an invitation to teens age 15 and up, young adults, youth workers, and ministers of the West Virginia District to join us for this exciting opportunity to minister to the souls of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
All applications must be mailed to:
West Virginia Youth Ministries
Rev. Roger Zimmerman, Jr.
458 Inspiration Drive
Keyser, WV 26726
Finally, please be aware that applicants must first consult their pastor, then print the application and mail it along with the application fee by April 15, 2014. All portions of the application must be completed and pastor’s approval and signature received prior to any applicant being approved.
Rev. Roger Zimmerman, Jr.
WV Youth Secretary
The sixteenth annual West Virginians For Life Rose Dinner (a fundraiser for the WVFL Educational Trust Fund) was held on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa in Morgantown, WV. Starting at 6:00 p.m. there was a reception and Silent Auction, and dinner followed at 7:00 p.m. The keynote speaker was Cal Thomas, noted syndicated newspaper columnist and Fox News contributor. Kyle Wiggs, a noted radio personality, served as the master of ceremonies. Other speakers included Wanda Franz, President of West Virginians For Life, and John Carey, who serves as the WVFL Legislative Coordinator. After the dinner, cal Thomas engaged in a book signing for his new book titled “What Works: Common Sense Solutions for a Stronger America.” afterward and a will be a highlight. WV UPCI was well represented, with our District Superintendent and First Lady on hand, along with several members of their leadership team, and also a WV UPCI pastor, Rev. Doug Joseph (Clarksburg) had the honor of giving the benediction at the close of the event.
Some of our departments have their own separate websites, which is fine, of course. However, all our departments are encouraged to also post their info about events, fund drives, etc, here on the main district website. Why? There are several important reasons.
- “Posting once publishes everywhere WV UPCI” — Due to the built-in features of our main website, a single post here on www.wvupci.org will cause your message to automatically appear on three other sites: the WV District’s Twitter feed, on the WV District’s Facebook, and on the WV District’s Google Plus page. That’s four different points of contact from the effort of just one post. (See images below.) Want to post something? Click here now.
- “Central point of access” — While many of our ministers and members know about this main website, fewer know about all the additional departmental domains elsewhere. When our departmental leaders and teams continually post here, that helps each department stay in touch with its readers, and it increases the chances of getting viewers to go to those separate departmental websites elsewhere.
- “WV UPCI’s Automated Weekly Newsletter” — Each Monday morning, an automated email newsletter goes out to our subscribers. It includes all of the new posts made during the prior week. Think ahead and post in advance, so your article’s inclusion in the newsletter will be timed properly. Want to subscribe? Click here now.
Below are screenshots showing an initial post here (A), and the other three sites that get automated updates (B, C, and D) because of that initial post: