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Friday, Feb 16, 2018
Do you want to learn to be an active listener and reach out to others in a distinctively Christian way? On Saturday, March 17, Epworth UMC (across from Wildwood Metropark) will host a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop from 9am-1pm. Registration begins at 8am, and refreshments will be served. The half—day workshop consists of three sessions designed to enhance participants’ care giving skills and to help congregations explore ways to expand their caring min... continue reading
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Every year the Maumee Watershed District invites any lay person who wants to attend Annual Conference to sign up.  As a member at-large from the MWD, you have voice and vote! The deadline to sign up is Monday, February 26.  You must print, fill out and get your pastor's signature on the form found here and mrobinson [at] wocumc.org (email it to Michelle) or mail it to 1729 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH 43537.  Annual Conference is Sunday, June 3-Wednesday, Jun... continue reading
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
Yes, Freedom School will happen again!  We are inviting churches, UMW and UMM groups, Sunday school classes and individuals to consider sponsoring a child for the 2018 Freedom School!  One scholarship is $1000. If you can't afford $1000, consider asking other groups or friends to partner with you in sponsoring a child. We will have 55 children this year at Freedom School. Our "report card" for our first Maumee Watershed District- Monroe Street Neighborhood Free... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
The Maumee Watershed District is hosting a Volunteer in Mission, Early Response Team trip to Houston, Texas April 7-13.  We are going to Houston to assist with Hurricane Harvey clean-up and rebuild.  We are inviting anyone from the district who wants to be in mission with Rev. Scot Ocke and Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif to e-mail Rae Lynn rschleif [at] wocumc.org and let her know that you are “in!”  The final day to sign up for this mission trip is Wednesday, February... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018
Healing Communities Training Healing Communities is a framework for ministry with men and women returning from – or at risk of – incarceration, their families, and the larger community. Healing Communities training helps congregations, through mobilization of their existing resources, to become “Stations of Hope” for persons affected by the criminal-justice system. West Ohio uses this training as a foundation for equipping and supporting AIC churches to respond... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
Get in the LOOP and help us save lives!  St. John Williston and Elliston Zion UMC have partnered to create a “Blood Drive Loop!” Blood drives at these churches are spaced out 52 or more days apart to enable those giving the gift of life to stay in  a pattern or “loop” to give blood at the same two churches on an ongoing basis. The next two blood drives in the loop are: The SHARE THE LOVE VALENTINE Blood Drive Elliston Zion UMC in Elliston Sunday, February... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
You’re invited to the Community Choir practices, starting January 21 at 7pm.  The Choir will perform on Palm Sunday at 7pm, Practices and performances will be at First Church of God (507 N Fulton St, Wauseon, OH.) Help us spread the word, this choir is for all kinds of people and all ages! Have any questions? Please cumcwauseon [at] gmail.com (email )Nancy Badenhop or call at 419.335.4065 or cell 419.966.9879. 
Monday, Jan 15, 2018
This month, consider putting $1 aside for each cup of coffee you drink or choose to give up. Then take this money and put it towards the Friendly Center’s program funding for children and adults. The flyer attached below can be printed for your congregation, displayed, or wrapped around an empty coffee can (then use the coffee can to collect). At the end of February, send you money to the Friendly Center.
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
Seminar for those grieving the loss of a loved one, for those who want to give support in times of grief and loss and for anyone who has ever experienced grief and loss. Topics: Emotions of grief, living in the midst of grief, coping skills, a new reality, dealing with anniversaries and holidays, loneliness, hope, complicated grief, heaven and more. Local Churches or Groups: Provide this grief seminar within your church, cluster of churches or organization Lead... continue reading
Friday, Jan 5, 2018
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