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Share resources and information from United Methodist Men (UMM) across the Maume Watershed District! Find out what other UMM groups are doing, search the upcoming district UMM events, share your events, and exchange information to increase awareness about supporting our missions. 

Order a UMM T-shirt customized to your church!  Learn more on the flyer attached below.  Starts at only $12.  

MWD UMM Missions:

Meals for Millions & The Hunger Relief Program:

The General Commission of United Methodist Men has joined with the Society of St. Andrew and the National Association of Conference Presidents to establish the Hunger Relief Advocate Initiative. This joint effort, (the HRA Initiative) has a goal of engaging the United Methodist Church with the underprivileged using Hunger Relief Advocates.  United Methodist Men provide leadership to this initiative using part-time HRA’s in every state in conjunction with volunteers from district and local UMMen groups.   Find more information about this initiative, here

Local Gleaning:
Gleaning dates back to Biblical times when the poverty stricken were allowed to harvest what was left behind in the fields for themselves. Today, the practice hasn’t changed, just the people who do it! Gleaning volunteers collect the produce farmers leave behind (or can’t sell) from the local area farm fields.  The volunteers then distribute it via the Toledo Seagate Food Bank using our truck. 
We need your help! No prior gardening or farming experience necessary. If you have the desire to work outside and get dirty, or are interested in feeding the hungry, this is the mission for you.  The gleaning season is from April through November and volunteers are informed of opportunities via e-mail.  If you’re interested or would like more information, please contact Gleaning Alert Manager, tatergeo [at] woh.rr.com (George “Tater” Jensen)

Society of St. Andrew's Executive Director's Report is attached below!

Love Packages

We are looking to collect Christian reading materials you aren’t using anymore!   This ministry is aimed at putting Christian literature and bibles into the hands of people around the world.  We send them to ministries in poor countries who distribute them to people hungry for the Word of God. These materials that otherwise would have sat collecting dust on shelves or been thrown away is now being used to reach souls for Christ. If you have any of the materials listed below, contact MWD UMM President, edw_denny [at] yahoo.com (Denny Walker).  We will be using our potato gleaning truck to collect these materials in early September.

  • Bibles (new or used): All, New testaments, Bible portions, individual gospel booklets
  • Tracts: All
  • Reference Books & Commentaries: dictionaries, bible dictionaries, concordances, commentaries, etc.
  • Books & Paperbacks: All Christian books, adult or children, fiction or non-fiction.
  • Magazines: Any magazine from a Christian publisher.
  • Sunday School Supplies:  Adult quarterlies and all teacher manuals in any amount from all publishers. Please only send children’s quarterlies if you have the teacher’s manual.  
  • Daily Devotionals: Upper Room, Daily Bread, In Touch, etc.
  • CD’s, DVD’s, BluRay’s: music, movies, teaching from well-known speakers (Billy Graham, Swindoll, etc.)
  • Puppets, Noah’s Ark, Bible games, Nativity sets, Biblical puzzles, etc.: most anything that presents gospel to children.
  • We no longer take: VHS, Tapes, Records,8-tracks, crafts, handiwork, busy work papers.

FAQ on Love Packages

Pill Bottle Donations

Clean out your medicine cabinet and donate any empty pill bottles you no longer need!  Matthew 25 Missionaries, a nationwide program based in Cincinnati, will reuse these bottles for two reasons: to deliver healthcare items in developing countries and to recycle for cash used to further Mathew 25 Ministries programs.  This program fulfills the dual need of improving medical care in developing countries while also reducing plastics from landfills and caring for our environment. Please remove any personal labels for privacy considerations.

Acceptable collection items include:
Prescription and over-the-counter pill bottles
Large and small pill bottles
Pill bottles with and without secure caps (child resistant)

Find more information on how to prepare your bottles for shipment, here!

Recipients of Flower Sale Grants

We are very happy to announce all three individuals who applied for a scholarship were able to receive money to assist with their education for ministry! The money used for these scholarships comes from YOU and the churches of the MWD who purchased flowers at Christmas (poinsettias) and Easter (lillys, tulips, and hyacinths).

Our first recipient is Mark Kuhlman. Mark currently serves as pastor of Millbury St. Paul and Moline UMC church’s.  He has finished his undergraduate degree and will be starting his seminary studies at Winebrenner in the fall. Mark has been in ministry since 2005.

Our second recipient is Max Ulderich. Max is serving the Gibonsburg Trinity UMC and has been there for a couple of years. Max is from another denomination and has some seminary studying to do before he can become a full member in our United Methodist Church. 

Our third recipient is Heather Gillen. Heather is currently attending Asbury Theological Seminary and is in her first year. She comes out of the University Church and feels called to the ministry of Ordained Elder.

Thank you for supporting this ministry and those who are in school to continue their studies for ministries. We are pleased to grant these scholarships.

"I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen: Not only because I see it, but by it I see everything else." 

-C.S. Lewis