Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
The eight hour Basic Class 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. Instructor Roger Thatcher. Cost is $40 a... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
We are certainly aware of the enormous opioid problem in our country and in our very District.  We are at an all-time high for overdoses and deaths due to prescription meds, heroin and related drug abuses. While we see this on the news almost every day, many of us are still convinced , ‘This could never be anyone in our family…’  ‘Our neighborhood or school is not like this…’  ‘My kids are good kids and would never be involved…’   Yet, many receive word each da... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017
Thank you the Maumee Watershed District for the amazing outpouring of love and compassion in the aftermath of devastating disasters! Each kit is a gift of grace to the survivor who receives it. Thank you for being hope that radiates from Christ's heart! As disasters continue to make headlines, we invite you to continue remembering our neighbors in your prayers. At least 237 people have died in Mexico City from the 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Widespread destructio... continue reading
Monday, Aug 21, 2017
The Maumee Watershed Pre-Charge Conference Briefing was held on Thursday, August 31st  Grace Church in Perrysburg.  If you were not able to attend the worksheets to begin collecting information are online at Charge Conference Forms.  Once the forms are complete, the information will need to be entered under your “MyChurch” tab on the District website. The Charge Conference dates have been assigned to each church.  Please contact the District Office via mrobinso... continue reading
Monday, Aug 21, 2017
Science exerts a strong influence in our culture and it is thought by many that science and Christian faith must be in conflict.  This leads to many, particularly the young, to leave our faith.  There are many places where we must be at odds with our culture but science vs faith need not be one of them.  Ron Myers Ph.D. offers to present a talk with the theme ‘Science and Faith Need Not Collide’  intended for teens and older to help the matter.   For more infor... continue reading
Monday, Aug 14, 2017
Announcing our Fall 2017 Lay Servant Training.  It will take place on October 6-7 at Camp Widewater.  Registration is now open!  The courses offered this year are: Basic Lay Servant Ministry (An introduction): This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders,... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm Council on Development and Maumee Watershed District Does your church have a legacy-building plan designed to equip your future ministry? Join us for a seminar dedicated to helping you understand why the development of a proactive planned giving program is essential to your future. With an anticipated 42 trillion dollars of wealth to be transferred in the next couple of decades, a strategic approach to pl... continue reading
Monday, Jul 24, 2017
Join the MWD at the Henderson Settlement this September 10 - 16. The Experience: Being a part of a mission team can be a life changing experience.  You will experience the satisfaction of working hard to help others in the name of Jesus Christ. You will experience the joy of helping with a project or working at the settlement. You will make new friends on the team and at the settlement.You will be introduced to a community whose people are very loving and close... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017
Are you fatigued?  Do you need a day apart, a break from ministry?  Jesus took breaks away for prayer, silence, and reflection. TARRP (Town and Rural Resource Program) has designed a day of learning, silence, and experiences to renew, revive, and re-fill you for relevant ministry.  Our Revive & Renew for Relevant Ministry will be September 30, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Camp Wesley, north of Bellefontaine, OH. Retreats are for setting aside time with G... continue reading
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017
“Traction Tracks” are specific training/resourcing/coaching/implementation components developed within West Ohio’s Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI), now available in individual short courses for churches of any size and setting.  Does your congregation need to gain a new specific aspect of traction in order to begin moving forward into renewed vitality? Consider which of these next Traction Track offerings might be right for you. Every Traction T... continue reading