E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
January 22, 2014
In This Issue
Seagate Food Bank's Project PJ
2014 WOC Historian of the Year and Church Anniversaries
UMCH Family Services Speaker Available
Upcoming Events


January 25

Leadership Training Event

Maumee UMC

Registration is Closed


February 19

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


June 8-12

WOC Annual Conference

Lakeside Chautauqua


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 

Quick Links...

MWD Website

MWD Email

UM Children's Home

West Ohio Conference 

WOC NewsNET Archives

The United Methodist  Church

Help Wanted

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Church Events

Policy for Church Events

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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Seagate Food Bank's Project PJ
This is a great opportunity for you to help the needy and have a good time doing it. Click here for flyer.

Project PJ is our program to help collect PJ's and bedtime items (pajama's, slipper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, stuffed animals and books)

How can you help?
(1) Become a collection point
(2) Donations are always welcome
(3) Be an event location 

We have great ideas we would love to share with you. 
Give us a call 419-244-6996 for more information
Visit them on the web.

Attention: Seagate Food Bank will be having a resource table at the MWD Leadership Training Day, this Saturday, located at Maumee UMC, 405 Sackett St, Maumee. Bring items with you if you are registered or just drop off your donations.

2014 WOC Historian of the Year and Church Anniversaries


            One of the duties of the West Ohio Conference Commission on Archives and History is to assist local churches in preserving their records, compiling their history and celebrating their heritage.  We do this in partnership with the United Methodist Historical Society of Ohio (UMHSO). Annually, the UMHSO recognizes the Local Church Historian of the Year and churches celebrating significant anniversaries in both the East and West Ohio Conferences. The conference commissions are responsible for gathering nominations for the historian of the year award and the church anniversaries.

            The Historian of the Year and  church anniversaries will be recognized at the Annual Meeting and History Convocation of the UMHSO on April 26, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church in Delaware OH. At that time, the UMHSO will recognize the Historian of the Year for each conference   and also recognize churches of both conference which are celebrating significant anniversaries (100 years or more, in 25 year increments.

Historian of the Year

            Criteria for Historian of the Year are on the UMHSO website at www.umhso.org.  Nominations, including rationale and supporting material, are to be sent to the address below. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2014.  All nominees will receive a certificate. The winner will receive  a plaque.

Church Anniversaries

            If your church is celebrating a significant anniversary in 2012 (100, 125, 150, 175, or 200 years,) please send that information to me at jbarbee01@insight.rr.com or to the address below, The deadline for receiving church anniversary notification is March 30, 2014. Each church will receive a certificate recognizing its anniversary.


James R. Barbee, Chairman

WOC Commission on Archives and History

2241-C Wesley Way

Reynoldsburg OH 43068

614-322-1010     Click here for printable version of this article.

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.
Speaker Available

Lois Murray gives a presentation for the UMCH Family Services (formerly the Children's Home) which she is willing to share with any church or church organization. Please contact her at 419-334-2427 or at 1165 S. State Route 590, Fremont, OH 43420. So many people do not realize what has happened to UMCH Family Services. Thanks a bunch and God bless.    

Casey Smith
Communications & Resource Development