September 10, 2014
In This Issue
Kids enjoy Back 2 School at Hayes Memorial
Henderson Settlement House Blessing
Help the Friendly Center
Spaghetti Dinner
Youth Leaders!
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Grand Piano for anyone who would want it!!
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September 16

DCOM Meeting

MW District Office


September 24

Starting Well: 

The Follow up

First UMC, BG 


September 27

Festival of Sharing & 

Love Packages

Local Drop-off Deadline Sept. 23


September 28

Installation Service for Rev. Linda Middelberg

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



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October 25

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November 1

Delta UMC

November 8 

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Legal Forum


December 12


Christmas Dinner




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Leadership Training Day


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Kids enjoy Back 2 School at Hayes Memorial
Sheri Trusty

Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church hosted a Back 2 School Bash on Saturday evening.

"We just wanted to invite people from the community into our church and let them know everyone is welcome here anytime," the Rev. Alan Brown said. "Our goal was just to say, 'we'll try it.' We wanted to provide a nice evening of family fun for free."

Click here for the rest of the article.
Henderson Settlement House Blessing

This summer we have been blessed to have the opportunity to have two homes built.  The first one was built in the spring and the blessing held in June.  The second home was finished last week and the house blessing held Thursday. Wayne and Katherine are huge supporters and volunteers at the Settlement.  Katherine is always willing to lend a hand, whether in the greenhouses, thrift store, or food pantry.  They are so excited to be moving into their new home.  Thank you to everyone who makes the work camp ministry a success.  Thanks for your support, prayers, donations, time, and sweat on all of our work camp projects. We couldn't do it without you! Check out the S.O.W.E.R. Project and Henderson Settlement.

Friendly Center LOGO 2012
Help the Friendly Center

The Friendly Center along with Lucas County Land Bank is preparing to complete a neighborhood outreach project. This project will include collecting housing stock data and gathering information on the perception of Friendly Center in our neighborhood.

 Are You Available on Any of These Days?

Dates: Sept. 13 & Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & Oct. 11

Click here to find out more.

Spaghetti Dinner
Wednesday, September 17th
5-7 pm
Complete Meal including Beverage & Dessert
Carryout Available
Adults $6 / Children (3-10) $3
Clark St UMC, 1133 Clark Street, Toledo OH


Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m.

Fayette UMC

Family Life Center

306 E. Main Street, Fayette


Do Leaders in Your Congregation know how to respond to Violent / Aggressive Behavior at a church event?


LEO WIXOM III, Fulton County Sherriff's Dept.

Certified A.L.I.C.E. Trainer

(ALICE = Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)

RSVP's appreciated but not imperative to 419-237-2322

Click here for Flyer.



(Irina is a young woman who received a shoebox gift when she was eleven years old while living in a Russian orphanage.)


SEPTEMBER 30, 2014


7:00 PM

(program will be approximately 1 hour & 15 minutes with

light refreshments afterward)



4869 Ada Road (State Route 81 East)

Lima, Ohio 45801


Church phone:  419-221-1234

If you would care to RSVP (not required), please call,

we would like to know number in your party. FLYER

Youth Leaders!

Next summer the United Methodist students from around thenation are gathering for YOUTH 2015, June 24-28, 2015 in Orlando, Florida! This is an incredible opportunity to ignite passion in your youth group and to connect with other students from around the nation.

If you are wavering or if you're wondering if YOUTH 2015 is going to be worth the time and resources, the GBOD (General Board of Discipleship) has created 2014: Go On Tour. Two locations in every jurisdiction have been selected as a tour site.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

January 16-25, 2015


Lead by Dr. Larry Clark in conjunction with the Society Biblical Studies


There are many groups that offer tours of the Holy Land.  However, the Society for Biblical Studies is committed to the highest standard by practicing socially responsible travel and providing quality Biblical and archeological interpretation.  The mission of the Society for Biblical Studies is to reform Biblical scholarship, to redeem pilgrimage from commercial sightseeing, to renew the mission of the Church.

You are invited to deepen your faith as you explore the land of the Bible.  The stories will come alive.

Dr. Clark is pastor of Sylvania First United Methodist Church.  He is joining the faculty of the Society for Biblical Studies after 30 years of travel and study in the Holy Land, Turkey, Greece and Italy. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology of Conflict which provides him with a unique perspective on events in the Middle East, in addition to the Biblical story. You may contact him at for further information.

Lonely Piano

Grand Piano for anyone who would want it!!

RiverPoint Ministries UMC has a Grand Piano that we are willing to give to you!  It needs work on the insides and tuning.  It is free for the taking.  You would need to remove it from the church.  We cannot deliver.  Please call RiverPoint Ministries UMC at 419.726.1888  M-F  10a-2p

Casey Smith