E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
May 28, 2014
In This Issue
A Reception for Rev. Marla Brown
Thank You from the MWD UMM
"Imagine No Malaria" Benefit Concert - June 7
Meet Missionaries Karen Vo TO and Ut To
Upcoming ERT Recertification
The GloryWay Quartet Live
Choir Robes-Free to Good Home
Pew Bibles Need a Home
Upcoming Events



 June 1

Church of the Cross


June 4

Starting Well

First UMC, Bowling Green


June 8-12

WOC Annual Conference

Lakeside Chautauqua


July 20 

District Gathering to Welcome Rev. Linda Middelberg

Grace UMC, Perrysburg


September 9

Pre-Church Conference Briefing


September 24

Starting Well: 

The Follow up


October 3-4

Clergy Family Retreat

Maumee Bay


October 17-18

Fall Lay Servant Training



Church Conferences 

October 25

Faith UMC, Gibsonburg

November 1

Delta UMC

November 8 

First UMC, Bowling Green


November 7

Legal Forum



Date TBD

Leadership Training Day


March 7

Local License & Supply Pastor Training & Interviews

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A Reception for Rev. Marla Brown

A Reception on Sunday, June 1st from 3-5 PM at Church of the Cross, 1750 Eastgate Rd. Toledo.


Rev. Marla Brown has faithfully served the Maumee Watershed District as its Superintendent for six years.  We have come to know her as Spiritual leader, disciple, and friend.  Marla has made a tremendous impact on our lives, churches, District, and the Kingdom of God.

Marla will be retiring this June at Annual Conference.   

We hope you will all come to this informal gathering and share in the opportunity to bring Marla a card and wish her a wonderful journey with Christ into her retirement journey.

Thank You from the Maumee Watershed 
United Methodist Men
District United Methodist Men
We want to thank everyone who responded to the mailing for the Truck Fund. 
It was good to see the support we have from those of you who want us to continue feeding the hungry.
Please remember this is an ongoing ministry. We are willing to receive your donations at anytime throughout the year.
Just as a reminder the donations may be sent to UMM President/Treasurer Eulan Tucker, 3322 Stafford Drive, Oregon OH 43616. Thanks Again and my God Bless You All!
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"Imagine No Malaria" Benefit Concert June 7

The United Methodist Church's "Imagine No Malaria" campaign is putting faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria.   Since the campaign began in 2010, the number of malaria deaths in Africa has been cut in half.  But malaria still kills 700,000 people every year - more than one each minute. 


Locally, Hope United Methodist Church, Toledo is supporting Imagine No Malaria with a benefit concert on Saturday, June 7, from noon to 2:30, on its front lawn at 4069 West Sylvania Avenue (across from Franklin Park Mall).  The church's praise band will play original and inspirational songs as well as old favorites.  Food will be available. 


Admission is free.  Donations are encouraged to support Imagine No Malaria's prevention, treatment, and education activities.  Everyone is invited to stop by Hope United Methodist Church any time between noon and 2:30 on June 7 and support this worthy cause.

Meet Karen Vo TO and Ut To as they visit in the West Ohio Conference

Karen and Ut serve as missionaries in Vietnam, planting new churches and working with government leaders and the General Board of Global Ministries to have the United Methodist Church in Vietnam recognized and registered, moving it from the underground into the open.  Their work has resulted in the establishment of 162 new house churches. Karen's work focuses on recruiting women to study for pastoral ministry. Ut trains Christian leaders in developing new congregations and nurturing Christians in the region.

Click here for their itinerary in the West Ohio Conference. 

Upcoming ERT Recertification Events:

Recertification to those individuals who currently have an ERT Badge that is due to expire or has expired.

Hope United Methodist Church

5980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, Ohio 45459

Date : Saturday August 9th, 2014

Morning and Afternoon sessions available

Trainers:  Keith Simpson and Dan Burden

Register online at www.westohioumc.org 

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Glory Way
The GloryWay Quartet Live 
at Elliston Zion!  (Corrected)
Join us for an evening of "Southern Gospel" as the Gloryway Quartet performs live at Elliston Zion UMC!  
Our church will hold a potluck dinner at 5:00 PM and 
the concert will begin at 6:00 PM on Sunday June, 22, 2014. 
All are invited to join us for an evening of fun and fellowship.  This is a free concert. A love offering will be taken during the concert to offset the costs of the Quartet.

Elliston Zion UMC is located in Ottawa County at 18045 W William Street in Elliston (Graytown)-off Elliston Trowbridge Rd between SR 579 and SR 163.


Contact: LisaAnne Gregg  ellistonzionoffice@aol.com

Choir Robes Free to Good Home

Twenty-five (25) choir robes,mauve with maroon trim, FREE to a good home.  They are machine wash and dry.  Two (2) of the robes have cuffed sleeves for the choir director and organist. They are various sizes and heights.  Please contact Carrol Spitnale if interested at 419-308-3265.

Pew Bibles Need a Home

Ninety (90) used pew bibles, RSV version, available to any church or organization who can use them.  

Free to a good home.  


Please contact Carrol Spitnale, 419-308-3265.

Casey Smith