Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016
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.  Cost is $8 per plant, and orders must be placed by March 6.  Pickup will be March 26.  Please call Jim at 419.779.1406 or e-mail the form attached below to njsjgs [at] 
Monday, Feb 8, 2016
Advance Special Offering  2016The United Methodist Church designates a number of Sundays throughout the year as opportunities for recognizing and supporting particular ministries. These are referred to as Special Sundays and most include an offering used to fund the work of these programs.These denomination wide offerings enable United Methodists like you to offer refuge in times of disaster, promote peace and justice, provide scholarships and student loans, re... continue reading
Monday, Feb 8, 2016
 Ash Wednesday 2016    “How Much Will We Invest?”     Rev. Scot Ocke D.S.Mark 8:31-37  And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.  32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.  33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the... continue reading
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Check out the story written by Tim McDonough for The Crescent News, highlighting Holgate UMC, which finished an $840,000 capital campaign project late in 2015. Their new space includes: a multi-purpose room for worship seating 120, a youth “cave” room, a children’s room, a kitchen, and a new lobby.  Read the full article attached below. 
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016
Is God calling you? Do you desire to know how the Certified Lay Ministry Academy will further equip you for ministry?  Join us at one of these regional informational events.  Listen to personal call stories from CLMs serving across West Ohio. Learn about NEWLY designed CLMA, curriculum and course instructors, class schedule, fees, steps to certification and District Superintendent assignments.Certified Lay Ministry Academy is recommended for paid and unpaid lai... continue reading
Thursday, Jan 7, 2016
Praying for Our Sick Loved OnesMany of us are struggling with loved ones and friends who are sick.   They become a large part of our prayer life. The book of 2nd Kings chapter 20, tells the story of Hezekiah, who was a good King in Israel but became very ill.  The prophet Isaiah confirmed to him that his sickness was terminal. Hezekiah began to pray to the Lord, "Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have don... continue reading
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
I’m excited to let you know about a new feature that Mike Hickcox has added to our website to assist congregations and individuals wishing to give to SoSA through UMCOR/The Advance! (all lowercase on the umc) automatically redirects to the SoSA Donate page on the UMCOR/Advance website.The purpose of this feature is to offer an easy-to-remember link that saves a lot of steps ... folks who want to give through The Advance... continue reading
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015
UMC #GivingTuesday is Dec. 1!On Dec. 1, United Methodists will once again come together to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries on UMC #GivingTuesday. And once again, every gift made online through The Advance at on Dec. 1, 2015 will be matched up to $1 milion.* The missionary who receives the highest amount of online donations on UMC #GivingTuesday will be able to direct $10,000 to an Advance project of his/her choice! ... continue reading
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
With a daily scripture reading, reflection, and prayer for the four weeks leading up to Christmas, “My Soul Magnifies the Lord,” is a great resource for personal or congregational devotional use.Written by pastors and lay people from all walks of life, each day’s devotional offers depth and meaning in our fast-paced world. Order your FREE preview packet today to review “My Soul Magnifies the Lord.” If you decide it’s right for your congregation, place your bulk... continue reading
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church has been presented with a unique opportunity – to host a family from Pakistan.  Tahir Masood, his wife Fouzia, son Ethan (7-1/2 years old), daughter Emma (4-1/2 years old), and younger son Elliot Chris (2-1/2 years old) will arrive in the United States on October 18 and will be with us until November 20.Mr. Masood is Chairman of Agape Pakistan, a faith based ministry started in 1995 for the education and health of Christia... continue reading