E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
January 15, 2014
In This Issue
Deadline Extended...
Changing the World One Apple at a Time
A Clergy Day Apart
Chuck Knows Church
How many lives will your church save?
Walleyes offer discounts for church groups
Job Listings Choir Director
Upcoming Events


January 25

Leadership Training Event

Maumee UMC

Deadline Extended

Friday, January 17


February 19

Clergy Day Apart

With Eric Law

at Unity UMC


March 1

Local License & Supply Pastor Training

First UMC, Sylvania 


March 9

TARRP sponsors

Developing Effective Leadership

Delta UMC


 April 25 - 26

Lay Servant Ministry Training

Widewater R & MC


April 30

Clergy Day Apart

With Bishop Palmer

Church of St Andrew


May 18

Pre-Annual Conference Briefing

Church of the Cross


August 3

MWD Clergy Family Picnic at Widewater

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The Friendly Center

    Website Brochure 

Volunteers In Mission 



Apportionment Support Materials

Capital Campaign Assistance

Church Marketing Plan

Did You Know...?



History & Achives of the UMC

Love Packages WOC UMM 

Magic Day Camp

Magic with a Message

MissionInsite Demographics

Offertory Prayers

Older Adult Ministry  

Resources for All Areas of Christian Ministry 

Special Sundays

Staples Advantage

Web Ministry

Worship Resources 

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UM Children's Home

West Ohio Conference 

WOC NewsNET Archives

The United Methodist  Church

Help Wanted

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Church Events

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Church events will run once in the E-News then they may run on the Church Events webpage until event is over.

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The MWD Office will be closed Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.
Deadline Extended to Friday, January 17

 Click here to register online. Pay online by Credit Card or choose the pay later option. If you choose to pay later, we are asking you to bring your payment to the event. (Look for Melanie, she will be accepting those payments.)
This has been an exciting year for gleaning. We once again we passed the 500,000 mark with a total poundage of 502,437.

The UMMen want to thank all those churches who help keep our truck on the road and encourage other churches to use this ministry as a mission in their church. We could not do the ministry we do without people like you.

Donations for the UMM Truck may be sent to the District Office clearly marked for this ministry or given directly to MWD UMM.

Changing the World One Apple at a Time
Apples at Hoen's, Delta 3
Click here to read Calla Gilson's Blog. She and her family took part in a gleaning last Fall at Hoen's Orchard in Delta OH. Adding their 600 pounds to the 10,480 pounds gleaned by other volunteers totaled 11,080 pounds of apples saved. 

Rev. Eric H. F. Law

A Clergy Day Apart
has been Designed for YOU!
Mark your calendars for  
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
10 am - 3 pm
Unity UMC
1910 E. Braodway, Northwood  MAP
Contact: Rev. Tom Rand
This event is free for MWD Clergy.
60 | Apportionments  -- Chuck Knows Church
60 | Apportionments -- Chuck Knows Church
Apportionments... with Chuck Knows Church
In the United Methodist Church your gifts to your congregation impacts not only your local church's ministries, but mission and ministry around the world. Chuck explains a little about apportionments on this his SIXTIETH show! (Click on image to view.)
Town and Rural Resource Program invites you to:
The Changing Face of Town & Country Ministry:
at two locations: Harmony UMC, Tiffin (EOC) &
Delta UMC, Delta (WOC)
Sat. March 8th, Tiffin
Sun. March 9th, Delta
The reality is-there has been a change in rural ministry in our lifetime. What worked previously, no long-er works today. It is important we understand these changes and their implications for ministry.
Rev. Ed Kail is an outstanding teacher and trainer with his focus on small membership churches, especially in the town & country and rural areas.
He has seen our denomination decline, and the way we think about God, the Church, and ourselves may be contributing to that decline-so is revitalization possible?
If you want to renew and revitalize your church, be sure to bring a team! Click here for more information.
How many lives will your church save?
INM white The West Ohio Conference has joined 45 other Annual Conferences who from across our denomination have come together to save lives by preventing needless deaths from malaria.
Our Conference goal is to save 350,000 lives over the next several years by raising 3.5 million dollars. Many churches have already made a commitment to saving lives through the Imagine No Malaria initiative. Thank you for those commitments; it's why we're almost half way to our goal today!
We invite you and your church to join the West Ohio effort in saving lives!
Click here to read the letter.
Click here for an estimated goal form. 
Walleyes offer discounts for church groups

Click Here for a schedule of this season.  Let us know which game you want to attend and will place an order for you when you know how many will be attending. Don't forget that your church will have its name on the video board during the game for recognition as well as opportunities to sing the National Anthem, ride a Zamboni, or have a post-game picture from the ice.

Feel free to give me a call with any questions or concerns. 



Toledo Walleye (419)-725-9269

Choir Director

Aldersgate United Methodist Church has an opening for a Choir Director beginning in January 2014. The choir rehearses on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and sing during worship every Sunday at 10:45 with a rehearsal prior to Worship. The choir director and choir help lead the singing during worship. A full job description is available by request. 

Please contact the church at 419 473 1294 or e-mail office@aldersgatetoledoumc.org Salary is negotiable.


Trinity UM Church - Gibsonburg is looking for an organist to play select Sunday's each month at the 9am service.  For more information please call 419-637-2159 or  419-637-1235.

Casey Smith
Communications & Resource Development