E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
June 24, 2014
In This Issue
Summer Houses of Worship Tours
Hymn Sing Series in Bowling Green
Sensory Friendly Church Service
Festival of Sharing.
Love Packages Collection
Society of St. Andrew -...Stats thru May.
Upcoming Events



July 20 

Clergy Family Gathering to Welcome Rev. Linda Middelberg & New Clergy to the District

Grace UMC, Perrysburg


September 9

Pre-Church Conference Briefing


September 24

Starting Well: 

The Follow up


September 28 -Oct 4 

MWD Henderson Settlement VIM Trip 

Frakes KY


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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Love Packages WOC UMM 

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Rev. Marla Brown says 
"Thank you & Farewell"

Even though my husband, Len, was born and raised in Toledo, I was personally unfamiliar with the Maumee Watershed District when I was appointed as your District Superintendent six years ago. The district staff helped me visualize the district by putting a northwest Ohio map on a large bulletin board and placing push pins where each of the churches is located.  The bulletin board stands on a large easel in my office. I have used the map repeatedly as I talked with staff, pastors and visitors about the uniqueness and the connectedness of the congregations across the district. 


Now when I look at the push pins I see, in my mind's eye, places and faces.  Click here to read the rest of the story.
Summer Houses of Worship Tours Schedule begins June 24th at Congregation B'nai Israel in Sylvania

The TAM 2014 Summer Tours of Houses of Worship, celebrating its 20th Year!  These tours begin on Tuesday, June 24th and run every Tuesday through August 12th, starting at 11:00 a.m.     TAM brings these tours to the public to help promote respect and understanding of others and their faith.  Please contact me for more information: 419-242-7401 ext 145 or email at dstockmaster@tamohio.org      CLICK HERE for this summer's itinerary    What are the Houses of Worship Tours?  CLICK HERE 

Hymn Sing Series 
in Bowling Green

Four Bowling Green churches will host a summer hymn sing series at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in July and August.  The First United Methodist Church at 1526 East Wooster Street will host the first one-hour program on July 20 focussing on the hymns of Charles Wesley.  Everyone is welcome!

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Sensory Friendly 
Church Service

1st Saturday of the month at 4:00pm
Calvary UMC
24362 W. Third Street
Grand Rapids OH

Click here for more information
Festival of Sharing

It's never too early to be preparing for the 2014 Festival of Sharing which takes place this year on September 27.


School kits, Hygiene kits, Baby Care kits, and Emergency Clean-up buckets are all in high demand this year. Kit contents are available by clicking here.

Love Packages

For the first time - for your convenience - there will be a West Ohio Conference wide collection point for Love Packages at the Festival of Sharing, Sept 27, 2014, starting 8:00 a.m. Otterbein University, Westerville, OH 43081.


Please mark all boxes "Love Packages" 

so the donations will not be mixed up with other donations!

For more information go to:


Society of St. Andrew - Stats thru May 

Total pounds saved and delivered:    9.6 million

Gleaning Network pounds:               6.4 million

Potato Produce Project pounds:        3.2 million

Servings provided:                        28.8 million

Number of events:                             1,080

Number of volunteers:                        5,887


Pounds saved and delivered:              96,635

Number of servings provided:           289,095

Number of events:                                  25

Number of volunteers:                           434

Number of agencies served:                   124

We are an ecumenical, non-profit  national organization which "Gleans America's fields to Feed America's hungry". More food is wasted in this country every year than is needed to feed the 50 million Americans (almost half are children) who don't get enough to eat-and to feed them every day! The Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) partners with farmers, volunteers, financial supporters and hunger relief agencies to bridge this hunger gap simply and effectively by salvaging fresh food that will go to waste and delivering it to those in need. Overhead for SoSA is 3.28% which means 96.72 cents of every dollar goes to feed the hungry. SoSA's partners prove that

Gleaning America's Fields and Feeding America's Hungry  makes a significant difference in the lives of the hungry.


Here is some amazing information from the Society of St. Andrew to share in your areas.


In His Service

George "Tater" Jensen

Hunger Relief Advocate West Ohio

Society of St. Andrew    567-249-4090

Casey Smith