E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
January 29, 2014
In This Issue
End of Year Reports
Annual Valentine Dinner and Comedy Show
A Prayer for those Trafficked on Super Bowl Sunday
Warehouse Clean-Up Project
Habitat Night
Upcoming Events



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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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

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End of Year Reports
All reports are due by January 31, 2014.

The Conference gets the bulk of the information. (stats)

The Legal & Property and Parsonage Forms are to be returned to the District Office. (2)

Please have these in on time and save us from having to remind you. Thanks.
Annual Valentine Dinner and Comedy Show

Friday, Feb. 7th, 2014.  

Dinner at 6:30 (Doors open at 6:00).  Comedy/Illusion Show at 8:00 PM.


Dinner and Comedy Show tickets:  $15 for adults/$8 children (12 and under) ** Reservations must be made in advance for dinner and show.

Comedy Show only:  $10 for adults/$5 for children (12 and under).

Reservation deadline is Sun, February 1st.  Call me at 419-6657-2707
or email to  
A Prayer for those trafficked on Super Bowl Sunday
Stop! HELP!

This prayer is from the UMW site to promote increased awareness of the increase of trafficking during the sporting event.


Loving God, we come before you this Super Bowl Sunday, thanking you for the good things that this day represents and what it means to so many people. 

However, Lord, we know that we are called to reach out in the midst of our bliss to those for whom such joyful days are few or nonexistent.

Holy One, we pray for those who have been sold into sex trade. We ask that

you send the Comforter to them this day. Please ease their fears, loneliness

and physical pain. Give them hope and help to escape.

Merciful God, although it is hard to do, help us show mercy to those who are

profiting from this trade and to the poor families who sell their little girls to

the traders. We ask that you turn them from their sinful ways and help them

see a way to repentance.

Glorious Creator, please bless and uplift those in the battle against this

horrible sin. You know that it is frustrating, hard and sometimes dangerous

for them to take a stand. Please give them hope, continued courage and

protection from anyone or any system that works against them.

Lord, give us, your servants, the courage to comfort the abused, confront

the abuser and support those who are at the front lines of the struggle. We

ask these things in the name of your son Jesus the Christ.


Thanks, Becky Warnock, UMDeaconess, UMW Social Action Chair

Warehouse Clean-Up Project

WednesdayFebruary 5, 2014

10am - 2pm 

(ideal to start at 10am, project end time done when project done)

  •  Project/Event:Warehouse Clean-Up. Volunteers are needed to help clean and clear out a storage warehouse. Items will be sorted and loaded into box trucks and trash tossed into a dumpster. Floors will need swept and all wall signage removed. Physical labor needed and will include heavy lifting. Warehouse is not heated and does not have a restroom on site.  

Contact: Jennifer Kephart, jenniferkephart@wchabitat.org or call 419-353-5430

  •  Date & Time: February 5, 2014, 10am
  •  Location: Habitat Warehouse, 425 E. Napoleon Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402
  •  What to bring, What to wear: Bring friends. Wear clothes appropriate for outdoor projects. Warehouse is not heated. Please wear warm clothes, and items that can get dirty. Wear gloves and boots.

Food: Light snacks and water will be provided.


Habitat Night

TuesdayFebruary 25, 2014

5pm to 7pm

  •  Project/Event:HABITAT NIGHT is a community builder to discuss volunteerism, housing, and economic development within Wood County. This is a time when all HFHWC committees meet on the same night in the same location, with committee activities based on 1) annual goals, 2) goal progress, and 3) break-out committee meetings. ALL are welcome to attend.

Contact: Jennifer Kephart, jenniferkephart@wchabitat.org or call 419-353-5430

  •  Date & Time: February 25, 2014, 5pm to 7pm
  •  Location: Trinity United Methodist Church, 200 N. Summit St., Bowling Green, Ohio
  •  What to bring, What to wear: Bring friends, pens, paper, helping hands and a generous heart ~ thank you!

Food: Light snacks and water will be provided.

Jennifer Kephart

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Wood County Ohio, Inc.

P.O. Box 235

Bowling Green, OH 43402

Office: 419.353.5430

Cell: 330-221-1173


WEBSITE: www.wchabitat.org

Casey Smith
Communications & Resource Development