E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
February 26, 2014
In This Issue
MWD United Methodist Men Meeting
Active Shooter Training
Spreading God's Word Through Song!!!...GloryWay Quartet
During the Lenten Season...
Rural, Town & Country Church News
Easter Flower

United Methodist Men  Selling Easter Flowers for scholarships


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. Many candidates have been helped through the years.

 Click here for order form.

Upcoming Events


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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MWD United Methodist Men Meeting
UMM Logo 2 The FEBRUARY meeting of the MWD UMM will be held on Thursday, February 27th at 6:30pm.
The meeting will be held at Uncle John's Pancake House on Secor Road at Central Ave.
All district men are invited to attend the meeting and enjoy the fellowship at the pancake house.
The meal will be ordered on separate checks.   MAP
If you wish to join the MWD UMM yearly dues are just $10.

"The Season Is Changing" 


Most people are tired of winter.  This winter has been long, cold and snow is everywhere.  I've heard people complain as well as long for the next season which brings warmer temps as well as newness of life.  I love winter... always have.  When we have a mild winter I miss the cold and snow.  When we have a winter like the one we are in the midst of I don't want it to end. As with the seasons of our calendar all seasons must come to an end for the next one to begin - the same is true in life.  If we want the next chapter to start there must be a conclusion to the chapter we're in. Click here for the entire letter.

Still time to register!




Elliston Zion United Methodist Church
18045 W William Street
Graytown, Ohio 43432
(Located in Elliston)


Saturday, March 1st, 2014   8:00am to 1:00pm


This training is intended for those:

  • In a ministry leadership and decision making position;
  • Those most responsible for leading your ministry safety team;
  • Individuals within your ministry who routinely carry out the day-to-day responsibilities of protecting your place of worship;
  • May include members of existing Safety Team or head Ushers/Greeters.

Training Topics: 

Consider the Need
Risk Assessments
Creating a Safety Team
Church Liability
Concealed Carry
Policy & Procedure
Intelligence Gathering
Putting Children First
Disruptive Persons
Active Shooter Response


$24.99 PER PERSON (Sign-up one attendee and bring another at no charge!)

REGISTER TODAY AT: http://www.safelyworship.com 

Active Shooter Training


What to do when an aggressive individual with a gun comes into the church.


On Sunday March 9 at 1 pm, Henry County Sheriff Mike Bodenbender and Sergeant Shawn Wymer will be giving instruction on how to respond when someone with a gun threatens the safety of persons in worship or other church activities.  The training will last approximately 1 hour.  All pastors and church leaders are welcome and invited to attend. 


Training will be at Sharon United Methodist, which is located at the corner of County Rd. P and 109.


For more information, directions, or to register, contact Pastor Lindy Maurice-Saum at (419) 270-0375 or at pastorlindy@gmail.com.

Spreading God's Word Through Song!!!
GloryWay Quartet

The Glory Way Quartet is a Southern Gospel concert music ministry that is in need of a UMC church to minister in on Saturday evening, March 15. All they request is a love offering and a meal. Very simple.


You can preview their ministry at www.GloryWayQuartet.org.


Please contact me as soon as you can. Mike Heimple 719-260-1151

 During the Lenten Season

(the 40 days before Easter)

you are invited to join others in a


Multi-Sensory Experience of Prayer


Each week during Lent, you will be led in a prayerful activity that involves making crosses.  You will learn from Ann Marie Montgomery a bit about the history of different crosses, ponder God's Word by reflecting on a different verse each week and each week you will make a different cross using a variety of objects.


You don't have to be a trained artist to create something meaningful.  You don't need to be able to draw a straight line in order to transform ordinary and discarded objects into something creative.  Children are welcome to participate but must be old enough to handle a hot glue gun.


This Lenten Season, why don't you consider practicing the discipline of prayer in a new way?


We have two sessions planned at the Ark,

2080 Brookdale Road


Thursday nights

March 13 - April 10
7:00 p.m.


Saturday mornings

March 15 - April 5

11:00 a.m.


If you are interested or have questions contact Pastor Dave

(270) 978-0962

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Casey Smith
Communications & Resource Development