E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
March 13, 2014
In This Issue
His Last Days
Town Hall Meeting
Rummage & Bake Sale
Spring Craft Show
Trauma Workshop
MWD UMW Spring Evevnt
Keeping the Children Safe
Urban Mission Project
Nehemiah Mission: An Inner-City Experience
The Ohio Link
a communication from Ohio PAUMCS - a state chapter 
of the
Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries
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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



 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 4

Starting Well


June 8-12

WOC Annual Conference

Lakeside Chautauqua


August 3

MWD Gathering 

at BG First UMC 


September 24

Starting Well: 

The Follow up

We now have a Facebook page for the 
Maumee Watershed District UMC.
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Mission Connections

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

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

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.

Please click here to refer to the website for church events.

Help Wanted

Please click here to refer to the website for job listings.

Click here to view recent Appointments.  
Click here for flyer.

 March 27. 2014      6:30-8:30pm     The University Church 
Click here for flyer. 


March 28, 2014

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.



101 Northwood Drive   Delta, Ohio



 Red Skin Potatoes, French Fries, Onion Rings, Cole Slaw, Apple Sauce, Dessert, Drink (Coffee, Iced Tea or Punch)

Click here for bulletin insert.

A free will offering will be collected during the event with proceeds to benefit

Fulton County Christian Music Ministries



If you are unable to attend and would like to donate to this fundraiser, please send a check to:


Fulton County Fair Foundation

P.O. Box 101, Lyons, OH 43553

A #1 "HUGE" Indoor Rummage & Bake 
Sale at Collingwood UMC
Sale Days are as Follows:
Thursday, April 3, 9a-5p
Friday, April 4, 9a-5p
Saturday, April 5, 9a-2p

 Click here for Flyer.
Trauma Workshop       Click here for flyer.
Maumee Watershed District 
UMW Spring Event
A Calling for Our Time 


April 12, 2014

Church of St. Andrew

3620 Heatherdowns Toledo, OH 43614


9:00 - 2:30 Registration begins at 8:30

Cost: $12 per person   Includes lunch

Reservation deadline Friday, April 4  Click here for More Info!

What do 
we know?

We know that not only are 1,078 children sold into the sexual slavery each year on average, but another 2,879 children are susceptible to sex trafficking. We know that the average age of a child that is first exposed to prostitution is 13.  We know that 35% of Ohioans in the sex trade started before they were age 18. We know that Toledo, Ohio is the #4 ranked most dangerous city in the U.S. when it comes to human trafficking and the sex trade industry. We know that because of our proximity to Toledo and the I-75 and I-80/I-90 interchange children in our community are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.

What can we do?

Attend a 2 hour workshop on Human Trafficking for parents and children (6th grade - 12th grade)


Date: April 27, 2014

Time: Church Staff and Leaders 3:00

Parents and Youth (separate workshops) 4:00 - 6:00

Children's activities (Kindergarten- 5th Grade)

* Nursery care available (please register)

Cost: $30 per family/household (scholarships available)

Location: Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church

                 1441Fangboner Rd., Fremont, Ohio 43420

 Click here for more information, flyer, and registration.

Urban Mission Project
Urban Mission Project
St. Paul's UMC Toledo is excited to begin another year of working with our community through residential property improvements. We are happy to partner with other churches in the area and The United North project. Our program runs on volunteer groups and individuals throughout the warm months of the year. We are currently seeking church groups, including senior high youth groups, to participate in a week-long mission project. The more groups we have, the more our community benefits! Please CLICK HERE for more information on this exciting mission opportunity. 
Nehemiah Mission: 
An Inner-City Experience

Looking for a summer mission experience that's not too far from home? The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland is offering 10% off for teams from the West Ohio Conference! The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland aims to rebuild the lives and homes of the physically and fiscally challenged of Cleveland through volunteer mission groups that improve living environments in order to sow seeds of hope for individuals and neighborhoods. Potential projects include home construction and repair, gardening, painting, Vacation Bible School, yard work, and serving meals. Groups stay on-site in a converted church with heat/AC, bunk beds, gymnasium, showers, and a full kitchen. Cost for one week (June-August) is $250 per person, including lodging, meals, supplies, materials, and a t-shirt. Three-night ($125) and four-night ($165) stays are also available. For more information, or to register, visit the Nehemiah Mission website at http://nehemiahmission.org/

Casey Smith
Communications & Resource Development