Saturday, May 27, 2017
This summer Superintendent Ocke is challenging us to read and think about the unconventional but popular message of the recent movie and book, The Shack. The Shack pushes many of us to consider some of the most important question of our faith. For example: How do we deal with our sadness? Where is the justice in the world? How can we grow our faith? Why can't I be the judge? How do I forgive and be forgiven? You may want to form a small clergy group, or a Sunda... continue reading
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ohio Wesleyan and Lilly Endowment Opportunity for High School Juniors and Seniors! Ohio Wesleyan is offering a phenomenal opportunity for our High School juniors and seniors, June 12-17 at their campus in Delaware, Ohio.  The goals of EXPLORE are to enrich and deepen the FAITH foundation of each student, help each student clarify and claim their gifts, graces, and charisms for Christian SERVICE in the world and to assist students in a plan for responding to God... continue reading
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The Maumee Watershed District and Monroe Street UMC have partnered this Summer to provide an amazing opportunity for 50 children. Thank you, Maumee Watershed District churches, laity and pastors for making this dream a happening!  Freedom School began on Monday with smooth sailing and lots of excitement. Check out some photos from week 1 on our Facebook page, here! Monroe Street UMC cooked breakfast on Monday, which included 80 pieces of toast, scrambled eggs a... continue reading
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017
The Maumee Watershed District Men are selling Easter lilies, hyacinths and tulips this year in support of the Ministerial Scholarship fund. Since 1950, the district UMM have used the proceeds from flower sales to support district students going into ministry. Many candidates have been helped through the years. Cost is $8.00 per plant.  See the flyer below to signup! Orders must be placed by March 26th. April 15th will be the pick up date. Questions? Contact Jim... continue reading
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
 A new message will put out each week via E-mail, E-news, and Facebook! Week 1: Ash Wednesday Week 2: Giving It Up, My Excuses Week 3: Giving It Up, Dissapointments Week 4: Giving It Up, My Seed Week 5: Giving It Up, My Limited God View Week 6: My Control Week 7: I'm Wondering About Easter
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
Ephesians 2:12-18  (12)Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  (13)But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ.  (14)For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, (15)by abolishing in his flesh the law of comm... continue reading
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017
NEW! West Ohio Conference “Traction Tracks”   ….to help your congregation gain traction and begin to move forward towards new vitality! Breakthrough Prayer Initiative Traction Track Every church recognizes prayer as important. But what happens when a congregation unites to pray collectively and consistently for God to break through in new and miraculous ways?  You can launch your congregation into the kind of churchwide breakthrough prayer initiative that fu... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
Maumee and South Toledo Churches are combining efforts to support the 33 families who lost their homes and possessions in the deadly apartment fire that took 4 lives on January 15th 2017.  100 individuals were displaced, 46 of which were children.  Here are some ways, as members of the Body of Christ, we can respond: DONATE MONEY: Use memo line “mattress fund.” The money will be used to purchase mattresses at a discount from The Appliance Center. DONATE ITEMS:... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
Ever wonder how people are selected to attend Annual Conference and participate in the voting and decision-making at Annual Conference?  Every year, each District has a number of openings for the election of additional lay members to the Annual Conference.  The number last year was 42.  These additional lay members come from the heart of our United Methodist congregations.  We invite you, the laity in our churches to consider offering your name to represent the... continue reading
Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016
In August, St. Paul’s UMC opened the Marketplace for All People. Since that time, we have served over 1300 people. The end of October we had served 1203 people. Of that number, 696 were adults, 81 were seniors and 423 were children. The Marketplace is open from 10 until 12:45 each Friday. We are using lots of cookies, coffee before worship and hundreds plastic bags each week.  As we face the coldest weather, we find that we are short on coats. While we continue... continue reading