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Maumee Watershed District
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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New Policy for Church Events
Church events will run one time in the E-News. After that they may run on the Church Events webpage until the event is over.

The MWD UMMen will have the "Meals for Millions" truck parked atOtterbein North Shore from

Friday evening,  June 6th thru Tuesday June 10th


The truck will leave Tuesday night so get your taters there early.

Remember it is "Taters" or $5.00!

THANK YOU in Advance.

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Feed the Hungry with Society of St. Andrew this Summer -

Support SoSA through Your VBS Mission Offerings


New for 2014!  Two Options

 Click here for these amazing resources.


 Every Saturday Night


May 2 - 4, 2014

May 2-Service 7:00 p.m.

May 3-Equipping Workshop

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Service 7:00 p.m.

May 4 Service 10:30 a.m.

At the Wayne United Methodist Church

202 E Main St., Wayne, Ohio

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Rummage Sale

FRIDAY, APRIL 25 - 9 to 6



9 to 12

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4030 Douglas Rd at Sylvania Ave., 

Toledo 43613


All proceeds benefit our mission outreach.



Friday, Jun 13, 2014  
9:00 am - 10:00 pm     
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Fremont Walk - Saturday, May 10 @ Heartbeat of Fremont

*Registration at 8:30 am ~ Walks at 9:00 am 

 Click here to Donate or Participate

To register by phone or email:

Call Shari at 419-334-9079 

Email Shari at  









April 26, 2014
9:00am - 4:00pm
West Ohio Conference Center
32 Wesley Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio
Come and learn how to organize and lead a mission team in Ohio, the United States or around the world. Join experienced team leaders to learn skills and information for planning and leading a mission team. This training will also look at the role of the Spiritual Guide and provide practical resources for nurturing the spiritual life of team members. When engaged in mission, it is important to intentionally use the serving experience as a tool for spiritual formation. This training will equip you to lead others in mission where you will see and experience the abundant miracles of God's love.
We look forward to working with you! 
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What do we know?

We know that not only are 1,078 children sold into the sexual slavery each year on average, but another 2,879 children are susceptible to sex trafficking. We know that the average age of a child that is first exposed to prostitution is 13.  We know that 35% of Ohioans in the sex trade started before they were age 18. We know that Toledo, Ohio is the #4 ranked most dangerous city in the U.S. when it comes to human trafficking and the sex trade industry. We know that because of our proximity to Toledo and the I-75 and I-80/I-90 interchange children in our community are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.

What can we do?

Attend a 2 hour workshop on Human Trafficking for parents and children (6th grade - 12th grade)


Date: April 27, 2014

Time: Church Staff and Leaders 3:00

Parents and Youth (separate workshops) 4:00 - 6:00

Children's activities (Kindergarten- 5th Grade)

* Nursery care available (please register)

Cost: $30 per family/household (scholarships available)

Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church,  1441Fangboner Rd., Fremont, OH 43420

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 An exhibit of Don Droll's artwork will be shown at the Wesley Memorial Gallery from Friday, March 29 through May 30, 2014.
Don was a well known Fostoria artist and art teacher for many years. Click here for more information.

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North Dover United Methodist Church

2014 Gospel Concert Schedule


Souls Harbor                                  April 27, Sunday   4:00 PM 

Souls Harbor, a southern Gospel music group, includes Joy Brown, lead, David Brown, tenor, and Ron Brown, baritone.  The mission statement of Souls Harbor is to share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song.  Those who are lost are encouraged to come to know Christ as their personal Savior; those who know Christ are encouraged to draw closer to and rely on Him in their daily lives.

The Tacketts                                    July 27, Sunday   4:00 PM 


The group is comprised of husband and wife, Jeff and Sarah Tackett, and dear friend, Jason Tackett.  With their rich blend of family harmony, The Tacketts bring a heartfelt ministry of sharing the love of God to those in need of encouragement. Spend a few moments listening to their music or their testimonies, and their passion for Jesus and reaching the lost are easily apparent. With a refreshing blend of progressive southern, contemporary Gospel, and country Gospel, they are continuing a thirty-year family tradition of singing for the Lord.


The West Ohio Conference has posted the 2015 grant applications for Church Revitalization/Capacity Building, New Church Starts, and Hispanic/Latino ministries to the conference website

Revitalization Grants are provided to qualifying churches that are in the process of straitening specific plans for increasing fruitfulness and transformation. 

If you're interested in developing a new congregation, consider a New Church Start Grant  to help you more effectively make fully committed, mission minded, world changing disciples of Jesus Christ.

If you are a growing, dynamic and inclusive church responding to the opportunity presented by the increasing Hispanic/Latino population in your area, you may apply for a Hispanic/Latino Ministry Grant

It is not necessary to attend a grant writing training session this year in order to apply for a grant.  Instead, please be sure to review a webcast designed to answer any questions you may have pertaining to the Revitalization Grant or for the New Church Start Grant

For questions about Hispanic/Latino Ministry Grants, please contact Rev. Karen Brantley at 614.844.6200.  Churches applying for grants are expected to pay full apportions in 2014.

All grant applications must be reviewed and approved by the District Superintendent prior to submission.   In order to help you have the best possible grant application, please submit your grant application to the Maumee Watershed District office by May 12, 2014 so we have sufficient time to review the application prior to final submission to the Conference, due June 1, 2104.

General questions regarding the grant and application process should be directed to Grace Gerber-Bennett at 800.437.0028. 


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Create in Me a Clean Heart

Daily Devotions

and Giving Program for 2014

In 2014, commit to a daily time of study, reflection, prayer, and giving during the season of Lent, the 40 days (plus seven Sundays) leading up to Easter, using devotional materials prepared by Society of St. Andrew.


Join with hundreds of congregations and thousands of individuals and families across the country and around the globe. Deepen your faith as you give to provide healthy food for our hungry brothers and sisters through the work of Society of St. Andrew during Lent, March 5-April 19, 2014.


Traditionally, Lent is a season of penitence, a time of asking God's forgiveness for our sins, and seeking a new way of life in Christ, day by day, as we approach the death of Jesus and look forward to his resurrection.


Our 2014 title is Create in Me a Clean Heart, a phrase from Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. In the devotional booklet, you will find daily meditations and prayers that explore the themes of forgiveness and new life in Christ, written by people of deep and abiding faith: pastors and laypersons from many Christian traditions.


Devotional booklets and coin banks are free, and may be ordered in quantity. You may also download a copy of the devotional booklet for your e-reader or sign up to receive each day's devotion by email.


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The Rob Mills Family                     October 5, Sunday   4:30 PM 

The Rob Mills Family is a music ministry that seeks to see people come to the life changing touch of Jesus Christ.  Rob and Angie were married in 1992 and have three children, Levi, Jacob, and Emily.  “We want people to be entertained at our events but most of all, God’s word will be presented and Jesus Christ will be exalted."  The Rob Mills Family has shared the platform with artists like The Booth Brothers, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, Greater Vision, The Talley Trio, Mike Speck, and more.



North Dover United Methodist Church is located on St. Rt. 108 2 miles north of Ohio Turnpike Exit 34 and the Fulton County Fairgrounds.

For more information, please call (419) 867-1528.
Refrigerator Needed

The Portage Valley UMMen are in need of a refrigerator. (It is used mostly for fundraising.)

If you are asking Santa for a new one and your old one is working please call Tater at 567-249-4090 and we will be happy to pick up your old one. 

God bless you.


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United Theological Seminary offers
United Theological Seminary
Hispanic Christian Academy

The Hispanic Christian Academy (HCA), part of United's Center for Hispanic Ministry, is designed to impact the local church by equipping and training Hispanic leaders to serve as pastors, church planters, evangelists, missionaries and in other roles of ministry. It is a three-year Course of Ministry program taught online in Spanish. The basic curriculum includes: Bible, Theology, Church and Mission and Ministry.


La Academia Cristiana Hispana (HCA), parte del Centro para Ministerios Hispanos de United, es diseñada para impactar la iglesia local equipando y entrenando a líderes hispanos para servir como pastores, plantadores de iglesias, evangelistas, misioneros y otras funciones del ministerio. Es un programa de Cursos de Ministerio de tres años, con enseñanza en línea en

español. El currículo básico incluye: Biblia, Teología, Iglesia y Misión, y Ministerio.


 Click here for brochure.  Haga clic aqui para el folleto

Staples Advantage
Join in the Savings
GCFA has recently partnered with Staples to take advantage of negotiated pricing that will be available to all of our churches across the United States. District, Conference, and Jurisdictional offices, as well as, the general agencies are also be able to participate in this program. 
Click here for GCFA letter or visit the website.
You are under no obligation. A percentage of the saving go toward global ministries.
On Going Shelter Needs
St Paul's Comm Ctr Logo
230 13th Street Toledo, OH 43604

Please click here to find the requested needs list for St. Paul's Community Center. 


If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Ronda Miller at



God bless all of you & thank you for all your help & support! 






What Do I Need To Recover From...
Click here Celebrate Recovery
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Piano Player Looking for VenueLonely Piano 

I'm booking for 2012 for piano concerts or performances. Here's my contact info:

                         James E. Stewart

                          11350-13,Wauseon Ohio 43567

                    Home phone:419-335-6984    Cell# 419-583=9611


Thanks & Gods Blessings in 2012,   Jim Stewart

Urban Mission Project
Urban Mission Project
St. Paul's UMC Toledo is excited to begin another year of working with our community through residential property improvements. We are happy to partner with other churches in the area and The United North project. Our program runs on volunteer groups and individuals throughout the warm months of the year. We are currently seeking church groups, including senior high youth groups, to participate in a week-long mission project. The more groups we have, the more our community benefits! Please contact Wendy at 419-243-8284 or for more information on this exciting missional opportunity.   
Taize Service at Maumee United Methodist to Focus on Peace during 2012
The monthly Taize Service will focus our scriptures and prayer toward peace throughout 2012. Taize features meditation and scripture that brings personal peace. It was developed to unite Christians so that the hatred that caused the Holocaust would not survive. The nightly news proves that hasn’t happened yet. This world needs prayer!. Join us on the second Sunday of each month in the chapel at 7pm.
Maumee United Methodist Taize service is held twice a month at 7PM. It is a time to listen and contemplate the scriptures. There are three periods of silence to allow us to wait and listen for God. The music and structure was developed by the Taize community in France. It is an interdenominational movement formed at the end of WWII to increase religious tolerance. 
We will meet on the forth Tuesday and second  Sunday of each month in the chapel. Most participants find the music and silence calming and very comforting. Everyone is welcome.  
Silence makes us ready for a new meeting with God. In silence, God’s word can reach the hidden corners of our hearts. In silence, it proves to be "sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit" (Hebrews 4:12). In silence, we stop hiding before God, and the light of Christ can reach and heal and transform even what we are ashamed of. (from 
Need Payroll Help?

Brotherhood Mutual has developed a payroll process at cost specifically for churches and church related ministries.  Our goal is to help ministries save money and be in full IRS compliance.  We want these entities to have more money to put into their ministries. 


 This process is MinistryWorks and our web site is .  

Please visit our website for more information or call me at the number below.  


Tonya S. Birkey, 

SALES SPECIALIST, MinistryWorks, LLC     

866.215.5540  ext. 6014

"Advancing the Kingdom by serving the Church"
Cars for those in Need

REJOICE with us -- Good Works Transformation Station provided car # 101 this week.  That means 101 families donated cars to Good Works and 101 families from rural southeast Ohio have received a car and now have t r a n s p o r t a t i o n !!!!  


In rural communities. transportation is the #1 issue that separates rural poverty from urban poverty.


As of today,  we have 1 car left and 160 people on the waiting list to volunteer their time to obtain a car. Some people wait patiently over a period of 2 years.  Click here for more... 


Do you know someone who might consider donating a car to Good Works?  Would you be willing to ask a few friends you know if they know anyone?

Each donor receives the full IRS fair-market value as a tax deduction because we do not resell the vehicles.