~ Church & Other Events
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.
ow through Friday May 31st, the West Ohio Conference Telling the Story team will be collecting your video story submissions and posting them online for all to view, celebrate, and be inspired by. Starting on June 1, our team will review each entry and will select one outstanding story to honor with a "Telling the Story" award at this year's Annual Conference session. That winning video will also be shown to all members during the conference.
West Ohio Conference Churches only.
Early Response Team Training
Would you like to volunteer your services and provide physical labor to assist survivors of natural disasters and help them rebuild their lives?
Early Response Team training will teach you how to assist survivors of natural disasters in their time of need. You will provide a Christian presence while taking steps to prevent further damage to a family's personal property, tarping, debris removal, cleaning out flooded homes, etc. FEMA recognizes this training to be able to enter a disaster scene. Certification from UMCOR and UMVIM will be issued to attendees. All participants must complete the West Ohio Conference initiated background check prior to issuance of ID badges. Cost for training is $35.00.
Upcoming ERT Training Events:
Mt Orab UMC, MT ORAB, OH - June 1 2013, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Leipsic UMC, Leipsic, OH - August 3, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Peace UMC, Pickerington, OH - July 20, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:00 p
Click here for Flyer & Registration Form.
A photographic and painting exhibit featuring the "A Whim of a Decade" by local artist Kathy Stearns opened on February 10 for exhibit at Wesley Memorial Gallery and will continue until May 31,2013.
In this decade the artist has focused on "the happy", "the whimsy" and enjoyment of simple and seemingly repetitive tasks such as cutting paper with scissors. Drawing inspiration from classic literature, as well as natural and physical sciences, and just plain fun, Kathy has allowed creativity to guide her creations. In 2002 Ms. Stearns completed her undergraduate degree from Hobart William Smith Colleges in Studio Art. She completed her MALS in Leadership with the University of Findlay, and pursued other higher educational certifications.
A reception with the artist will take place at the Gallery on Sunday, April 14 from noon to 2:00 pm.
The Gallery, a member of the Fostoria Community Arts Council, is located at 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria, Ohio in the narthex of Wesley United Methodist Church. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 500 pm and at other times by telephoning Wesley United Methodist Church at 419-435-855 1 and is handicapped accessible.
North Dover United Methodist Church
2013 Gospel Concert Schedule
GloryWay Quartet July 21 Sunday 4:00 PM
The Glory Way Quartet has been spreading God’s word
through song for over 10 years and presenting four part
harmony at its best. They have appeared with many of
the top groups in the industry, including the Dove Brothers,
the Dixie Melody Boys, the Spencers, Danny Funderburk,
Wasepi Bluegrass Gospel Singers
the Chuck Wagon Gang, and countless others.
October 20 Sunday 4:00 PM
The Wasepi Bluegrass Gospel Singers have been singing
since 1974. They started by singing in their home church,
the Wasepi Mennonite Chapel, in Wasepi, MI as the
Wasepi Singers. Other churches and organizations began
calling them to sing and they became known as the
Wasepi Bluegrass Gospel Singers. From the beginning,
their goal has been to promote the Gospel. Their services
include singing, testifying, and the joy of the Lord.
The group includes wonderful singers and musicians who
play guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, and doghouse bass.
NO ADMISSION CHARGE – FREEWILL OFFERING
CONCERTS PRECEDED WITH
DARLENE MILLER AT THE PIANO
FREE SUPPER AFTER EACH CONCERT.
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.
Are YOU called to lead a mission team?
West Ohio provides Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Team Leader Training throughout the year. You will join experienced team leaders and learn how to plan and lead a mission experience in Ohio, the United States or around the world. You will also provide practical resources for nurturing the spiritual life of team
Fall 2013 VIM Training
Saturday, September 21, 2013
9 am - 3:30 pm
Trainers: Howard Baulch and Rev. Heather Moyers
Cost: $35--includes materials, lunch and background check.
Register: Go to www.westohioumc.org and click on the Register for Events box. Flyer Background Check Authorization Form--please note that a West Ohio background check is required of all participants. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Blackstone, Administrative Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org; 800-437-0028
Please join us for our Annual Mountain Mentors Golf Scramble. We appreciate your support for our community program to mentor teens challenged by the "mountains" in both Toledo and New Hampshire! Feel free to email us with any questions.
Click here for Flyer. Click here to visit Website.
Sincerely, Patti Travis
Mountain Mentors Board President
The West Ohio Conference UMW
is sponsoring a "Limitless" event at the Amlin UMC in Dublin, OH, August 16-17, 2013. For more information contactPam Ellis or Angie Sarver .
To keep the excitement rolling, the Miami Valley District UMW is following with their first Limitless event on December 28, 2013. For more information contact Beth Vanoli by calling (937-439-2949).
Wouldn't it be great to have a Limitless event in every district across the West Ohio Conference? Begin by keeping the future of United Methodist Women, our young women, their mentors, and the upcoming Limitless events in your prayers. If you feel led to help plan such an event in your district, contact Pam Ellis, Angie Sarver, or Beth Vanoli. Click here for more information.
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.
You are under no obligation. A percentage of the saving go toward global ministries.
On Going Shelter Needs
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!
Do you know someone who would you like to volunteer their services and provide physical labor to assist survivors of natural disasters and help them rebuild their lives? Check out the Early Response Team Training.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location Name: Mt. Orab UMC
Location Address: 212 Church St, Mount Orab, OH 45154-9458
Cost is $35 (includes lunch)
Click Here to go to website and register.
Toledo Campus Ministry FUNdraiser
Mondays, Now Thru
July 29, 2013
P A U M C S
Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries
The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) endorses and supports the Certification Institute. The classes are held in the GCFA building. Most of our instructors are from the general boards and agencies in Nashville, so this will allow for better stewardship of time, staffing, and funding. The dates are July 14 - 19, 2013. Please e-mail Cynthia Haralson, email@example.com, if you're interested in attending.
Click here for the brochure related to the 2013 Certification Institute.(2008 Book of Discipline, ¶ 807.19)
If you are already certified and know someone that may be interested in the program please pass the brochure on to them.
Cynthia J. Haralson
Director of Records and Statistics/GCFA Staff Representative to PAUMCS
Direct Ph: 615-369-2386 - Toll: 866-367-4232 x2386 - Fax: 615-369-2411
Piano Player Looking for Venue
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this exciting missional opportunity.
|TURN OFF THE NOISE!
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 www.taize.fr)
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.
"Advancing the Kingdom by serving the Church"
This process is MinistryWorks and our web site is http://www.ministryworks.com/ .
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
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.