E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
March 19, 2014
In This Issue
Swiss Steak Dinner
Mark Your Calendars Now
Keeping the Children Safe
Taters 4 Tater
What can You do to Help a Local Ministry?
Easter Flower

United Methodist Men  Selling Easter Flowers for scholarships


Deadline for orders 

March 30, 2014

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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

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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...

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UM Children's Home

West Ohio Conference 

WOC NewsNET Archives

The United Methodist  Church

Church Events

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Rummage Sale
THURSDAY, April 2 - 2:00 to 7:00 pm
FRIDAY, April 3 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
SATURDAY, April 4 - 9:00 am to Noon
(BAG DAY-Anything you can get in a bag for $3.00 or 1/2 off)
Rossford UMC, 270 Dixie Hwy, Rossford OH
Mark Your Calendars Now

 TUSA's 1st Annual CONFERENC2014

Conference Theme: 

New Wine New Wineskins

Featuring: Reverend Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism and Professor of Urban Ministry & Associate Director of the Center for the Missional Church Author of New Wine New Wineskins, Just Us or Justice and Transforming Evangelism

Topic Discussion: How Congregations Can Reach New Generations and how it may work in your setting.


Friday, April 4, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00PM Free Will Offering


Prayer Breakfast: 

Saturday, April 5, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m. - Noon $10.00 Donation


Monroe Street United Methodist Church

3613 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43606

Rev. Dennis Payne, Pastor


To RSVP or if you have questions, please e-mail Marcia Dinkins at marcia.tusa@att.net   Click here for Flyer.

The West Ohio Conference has posted the 2015 grant applications for Church Revitalization/Capacity Building, New Church Starts, and Hispanic/Latino ministries to the conference website

Revitalization Grants are provided to qualifying churches that are in the process of straitening specific plans for increasing fruitfulness and transformation. 

If you're interested in developing a new congregation, consider a New Church Start Grant  to help you more effectively make fully committed, mission minded, world changing disciples of Jesus Christ.

If you are a growing, dynamic and inclusive church responding to the opportunity presented by the increasing Hispanic/Latino population in your area, you may apply for a Hispanic/Latino Ministry Grant

It is not necessary to attend a grant writing training session this year in order to apply for a grant.  Instead, please be sure to review a webcast designed to answer any questions you may have pertaining to the Revitalization Grant or for the New Church Start Grant

For questions about Hispanic/Latino Ministry Grants, please contact Rev. Karen Brantley at 614.844.6200.  Churches applying for grants are expected to pay full apportions in 2014.

All grant applications must be reviewed and approved by the District Superintendent prior to submission.   In order to help you have the best possible grant application, please submit your grant application to the Maumee Watershed District office by May 12, 2014 so we have sufficient time to review the application prior to final submission to the Conference, due June 1, 2104.

General questions regarding the grant and application process should be directed to Grace Gerber-Bennett at 800.437.0028. 

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)


March 29, 2014

Church Staff and Leaders, Open to Community

10:00am - 2:00pm, Lunch provided


Unity United Methodist Church

1910 E. Broadway St. Northwood, OH 43619


FEATURING: Pete Swartz, FBI Task Force, guest speaker

"El" Sondra De Romano, human trafficking survivor, founder

Cost: $40 per person 

 Click here for more information, flyer, and registration.

The MWD UMMen will have the "Meals for Millions" truck parked at Otterbein North Shore from

Friday evening,  June 6th thru Tuesday June 10th


The truck will leave Tuesday night so get your taters there early.

Remember it is "Taters" or $5.00!

THANK YOU in Advance.

Click here for flyer

What can You do to Help a Local Ministry?

The Fulton County Christian Music Ministries, better known as the Gospel Tent, exists solely for the purpose of bringing a Christian presence to the Fulton County Fair each year.  This mission/ministry is directed and governed by volunteer Board of Directors from churches throughout the Fulton County area.  Throughout fair week, local volunteer talent provides a variety of Christian music and witness ranging from Bluegrass to Southern Gospel to Contemporary.  On Saturday evening, there is a worship service in the Catholic tradition. On Sunday morning, an ecumenical praise/worship service is observed.  Both services fill the tent.  Sunday evening brings a well-known talent in concert.  This year's artist is the group UNSPOKEN, coming to us from Nashville, Tennessee .  You may have recently heard their music on the K-LOVE or WBCL radio stations.


With over 250,000 people attending the Fulton County Fair each year, this proves to be a wonderful way of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in Fulton County.  In order for this ministry to continue, your help is needed.


There are several ways that your church can be involved:

Click here to find out...
Casey Smith
Communications & Resource Development