E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
April 2, 2014
In This Issue
Guest Speaker at Veterans Ministry
Footwashing Service
From the Garden to the Tomb
An Exhibit of Don Droll's Artwork
First Aid Volunteers Needed at WOC Annual Conference
Driver Wanted
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

(registration closed)


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


July 20 

District Gathering to Welcome Rev. Linda Middelberg

Grace UMC, Perrysburg


September 24

Starting Well: 

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Guest Speaker at Veterans Ministry
The veterans ministry of Maumee UMC is having Col. Scott Reed as a Guest speaker for their meeting night on April 8th at 6:30 pm in the conference room at Maumee UMC, 405 Sackett Street, Maumee OH. Col. Reed will be talking about what the Air Ntl. Guard does locally and nation wide. If you have any questions please call Bill Stewart at 419-661-1663

 Spaghetti Flyer                        Frontline Flyer

Footwashing Service

Thursday, April 17th

Trilby UMC at 5918 Secor Road, Toledo, will have a community meal open to the public at 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 17 followed by a footwashing service in the sanctuary.   Persons attending just the footwashing service should arrive between 6:00 and 6:15.  Persons can attend the service and not participate in the footwashing service.  Reservations are not needed for either the meal or the service.  After a brief meditation using John 13, persons will remove their shoes and socks and in pairs, go to the chancel area for a very moving experience.  In provides a great blessing built upon humbling ourselves before God. 


Pastor Larry Swaisgood is inviting persons to supply 15 or more towels for this service.  We are soliciting towels that are 16 x 25 inch hand towels that are white terry cloth. Please bring them to the MW District office. Pastor Larry will go to the district office on Monday, April 14 to pick up the towels where we will pray over them.  The invitation for towels is primarily to widen the circle of participation and use towels that are prayed over for this sacred service.   Thanks so much for participating by supplying towels, attending the service or both.

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Mark Your Calendars
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Feed the Hungry with Society of St. Andrew this Summer -

Support SoSA through Your VBS Mission Offerings


New for 2014!  Two Options

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 An exhibit of Don Droll's artwork will be shown at the Wesley Memorial Gallery from Friday, March 29 through May 30, 2014.
Don was a well known Fostoria artist and art teacher for many years. Click here for more information.
First Aid Volunteers Needed at WOC Annual Conference The month of April has finally arrived and the West Ohio Annual Conference is just around the corner on June 8 through June 11.  Our conference is again in need of volunteers to staff the first aid station located in the NW corner of Hoover auditorium during the business sessions. It is optional, but you may serve during woship services as well. 


If you have any questions or if you are available and willing to serve please send me an email at medic_503@yahoo.com or call me, John Wade, at 419-905-6013. If you are available and willing, please include which day(s) you would be available to serve. 

UMM Truck


The District UMMen met on March 27th at Uncle John's Pancake House. After a delicious meal of one's own choosing, business was conducted. The sale of Easter flowers was discussed and what the monies was designated for. Another subject was the truck fund. Eulan informed us that it was down to about $300.00 and monies were not coming in from the churches. This is very sad as the truck does a lot to minister to the hungry in our area. I can only appeal to the churches of the MWD to pray about this. May God show you the way to help feed the hungry.


In Bishop Julius Trimble's article for the UMMen magazine, "How to revitalize your church", he gives Six Pathways to Revitalize. His #2 is to be Doers. Quote: The plague of inertia is killing our churches. John Wesley would re-word his "Three General Rules" from "Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God" to "Do no harm, but for God's sake do something!" Pick a God size task that can only be completed with His help and with the hands and feet of most of the congregation.


May God bless you as congregations, as groups, or as individuals to help the UMMen to keep ministering to the hungry of our area. We cannot do what we do without people like you. Please help us to keep our truck on the road.

Send funds to: Eulan Tucker, 3322 Stafford, Oregon OH 43616

or get them to the district office marked TRUCK FUND. 

Send a Resume or Call Today for an Application for DRIVER  Lucas County Children Services (Toledo, Ohio) is seeking candidates to provide safe transportation for children and adults receiving services from
  • Will safely transport passengers to visitations, appointments, special events, etc.
  • Will exercise safe driving habits and maintaining good driving skills
  • Will keep and maintain appropriate records regarding transports (i.e. driver books, mileage reports, statistics)
  • Will attend trainings, unit meetings and other agency meetings 
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Casey Smith