Youth Congress 2011 (Capitol City Congress)

Dear Fellow West Virginians,

I would like to extend a formal thank you to each and every one of you that helped us make the 2010 SFC campaign “Living to Give” a successful one. We reached our goal of $17,000 this year which we are very excited about. We also, increased our giving over last year which is also very important. I know it was a lot of hard work and also sacrifice but it was well worth it all in the end. So a HUGE thank you to everyone who gave and now we will begin to focus on SFC 2011!!! J

I would also like to make each and every one of you aware of our next District Youth event. Coming February 10th – 11th 2011, will be our annual youth congress! This year Youth Congress will take on a new name “Capitol City Congress.” We are very excited to announce that this year’s youth congress will be brought back to Charleston, West Virginia. Capitol City Congress will take place at the Municipal Auditorium in Charleston, West Virginia. Churches will be receiving a preliminary flier in the mail very soon.  We are looking for a marvelous turnout and awesome, Holy Ghost Filled church! Our special speakers this year will include, Rev. Greg Bowman (Indiana District Youth president) and Rev. Doug White of Silsbee, TX. You will want to make your plans now to attend the very first Capitol City Congress!!!

In closing, allow me to say to all of our young people that Tiphanii and I love you all very much and are praying for you! We believe in each and every one of you! Also, to our West Virginia District family if there is anything that we can do to be of service to you please do not hesitate to ask. The Youth Department is excited about what God is doing in our District!

Living 2 Give,

Justin Meadors
WV District Youth Secretary

New Quick Post Option

To all our WV UPCI bloggers / department leaders:

In order to make it easier for you to post the info your department(s) needs displayed, we have added new, easier posting options. You can now post directly from your department’s main page on the front-end. The new option is open both for department leaders and for our members who are writers that wish to contribute articles for potential publication on the district website. The screenshots below show the ease of the new options.


For all departments (except Youth—see below), look for this “Quick Post” link near the top of your page:

For the Youth department, look for this “Quick Post” link near the top of your page:

What’s supposed to happen when it is clicked?

Note: You will need to choose the appropriate category/categories from the scrollable “Categories” list if you want to get your post to display in the correct spot on the district site.

If your post applies to more than one department or category, you can select more than one as needed. (To choose more than one category, hold the Shift key while clicking on additional categories.)

Again, you must choose a category from the scrollable list if you want to get your post to display in the correct spot on the district site.

Pastor Doug Joseph

WV ASRs Ride for Biker Sunday in Herrin Illinois

Four Azusa Streetriders from West Virginia rode their motorcycles to Herrin, Illinois, for a Biker Sunday event that took place Sunday, September 12, 2010. One of the four, Pastor Doug Joseph (UPCI) was the guest speaker that preached at the event, in which four local people were filled with the Holy Ghost (three of which were new, and one of which was a backslider returning to God). The WV ASRs traveled across four states (West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois). What a blast! Below are some photos and details about the ride.

Original Mantle Conference – Flier

Event flier (PDF format, 538 KB). Right-click as 'Save As'

Arrangements for Bro Jim Copley’s Father

Pastor Jimmy Copley's Dad passed away on Monday, Sept. 6. The funeral will be on Friday, Sept. 10 at 12:00 Noon at Chambers Funeral Home in Matewan WV (same funeral home where they had Bro. Archie Price's funeral). Please everyone keep their family in your prayers! Thanks!

Burn Qurans – wrong…torch Bibles – OK (

Burn Qurans - wrong...torch Bibles - OK (

This article (linked above) has some interesting comments.

Can the Quran burning be headed off?

Can the Quran burning be headed off? (

The Lord Jesus Christ taught that we should pray for our enemies and love them. He also taught that we are to treat others as we would like to be treated. How would we feel about Muslims burning Bibles? A "pastor" in Florida is planning to burn copies of the Quran this weekend. Is that any way for a Christian to behave? What are your thoughts?