Clergy Family Gathering to Welcome Rev. Linda Middelberg & New Clergy to the District
Grace UMC, Perrysburg
Pre-Church Conference Briefing
The Follow up
Festival of Sharing
Installation Service for Rev. Linda Meddelberg
September 28 -Oct 4
MWD Henderson Settlement VIM Trip
Clergy Family Retreat
Fall Lay Servant Training
Faith UMC, Gibsonburg
First UMC, Bowling Green
Leadership Training Day
Local License & Supply Pastor Training & Interviews
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What No E-News?
There will not be another MWD E-News until July 23.
Casey and her daughter, Rebekah, will be volunteering at Henderson Settlement for the next two weeks.
So talk amongst yourselves or look for Rev. Linda Middelberg's blog on the home page of the district website
. She will be posting soon.
Find resources to help your congregation remember and celebrate the nature of true freedom. Read More
RoundUP celebrates the Rx ConneXion!
" Achieving our Mission: Barriers vs Opportunities "
Epworth Forest Conference Center, North Webster, IN
August 8-10, 2014
Do you wonder about the state of missions in the United Methodist Church? Wonder no more!
Come see/hear where "mission" is happening and how you can connect! UMVIM teams and individuals are passionate about their Call to Service with those that ask for it!
This event if open to all who are interested in mission and outreach!
The new Mission Volunteer Handbook will be featured in several of the workshops to help you enhance your mission experience to do no harm, do good and stay in Love with God!
Click here for more information. (for PDF)
Chaplain of the Week
The Preacher/Chaplain at Lakeside Chautauqua for the week starting Sunday July 6 is the Rev. Dr. Peter Storey from Capetown South Africa. Peter Storey was chaplain to prisoner Nelson Mandela and when Mandela became President he asked Peter Storey and Desmond Tutu to establish the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Dr. Storey is ordained in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, served Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg during struggle to end apartheid. Using his theme "Healings from the Wounds of Africa" Peter Storey will speak about the Gospel has a different flavor when "cooked in an African pot" as he talks about Mandela, peacemaking, politics and prayer. Daily chaplain hour is 9:15 to 10 a.m., in Orchestra Hall. There is a free Chaplain's Hour pass available each day. His sermon title for 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship is "Letter from a Philippian Jail." Click here for more information.
Organ Study Scholarships
Organ Study Scholarship Auditions for adults and students 7th-12th grade will take place on Sunday, October 12, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bowling Green, OH. The Toledo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists awards several scholarships each fall and offers the award winners the opportunity to perform in a recital the following spring. There is a $500 award for the top qualifying high school student. For more information and audition applications contact Denise Mathias, scholarship coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-473-1167, ext. 230, or visit the Toledo AGO website www.toledoago.org. Click here for application and more information.
Application deadline is October 1, 2014.
Speakers AvailableLooking for a Sunday morning speaker this summer or fall to jump start your church's missional support of Imagine No Malaria? Informative and dynamic speakers are available to tell the inspiring story of how The United Methodist Church is saving lives in sub-Saharan Africa and you can too. Email Dave Boling at the Council on Development or call him at 614-844-6200, ext. 247 and he'll help provide the right speaker for your church. Now is a great time to plan for your church's part in supporting our Bishop's challenge to reach 100% of our West Ohio Conference campaign goal by World Malaria Day 2015. Learn more
| Learn about the life-giving potential of technology
Dreamers and doers gather to harness the power of communications technology, September 3-5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.
Part-Time Position Available
at ORV District office
As the Ohio River Valley District continues to employ and align our staff team for greater Kingdom work, I want to share a unique opportunity.
Sharon Koenig has left for a full-time position. We want to hire someone part-time to assist with administration as we move to providing even more resources and opportunities for growth. If you know a self motivated, detail oriented, high energy, high bar Christ follower who wants to be part of a movement, encourage him or her to apply!
Resumes can be sent to email@example.com and will be accepted through July 15, 2014.Click here to read the full job description.
Brian K. Brown, District Superintendent