E-News from the Maumee Watershed District 
July 2, 2014
In This Issue
July 4 Worship Resources
RoundUP celebrates the Rx ConneXion!
Chaplain of the Week
Organ Study Scholarships
Speakers Available for INM
Part-Time Position Available
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 27

Festival of Sharing

Love Packages


September 28

Installation Service for Rev. Linda Meddelberg

Maumee UMC


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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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...

MWD Website

MWD Email

UM Children's Home

West Ohio Conference 

WOC NewsNET Archives

The United Methodist  Church


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.

Click here to view recent Appointments.  

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)

Lakeside Chautaugua
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 dmathias@monroestumc.com 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 Available
Looking 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.

 Learn More...

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 bbrown@wocumc.org and will be accepted through July 15, 2014.Click here to read the full job description.


Stay encouraged!

Brian K. Brown, District Superintendent

Casey Smith