December 17, 2014
In This Issue
Are You Paying Sales Tax on Gas Utilities?
Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition
What if Jesus Was Born Today?
Last Call Locavore Craft Fair
A Christmas Musical Journey
Detroit Pistons Faith & Fellowship Night
Upcoming Events


December 12

Hope UMC, Whitehouse


December 24 -  

January 5

MWD Office Hours will vary. Please call before dropping by. 



January 7

Free Webinar

for Lay Leaders &  

Lay Members to AC 


January 21

DCOM Interviews

MWD Office


January 31

Grace UMC, Perrysburg


February 21 & 22

Safe Sanctuary Training with 

RaNae Street 


March 7

Local License & Supply Pastor Training & Interviews


March 27

DCOM Interviews

MWD Office


April 18 & 25

Spring Lay Servant Training

First UMC, Sylvania


April 15

Clergy Training Day 


April 20 

Urban Ministry

Rev. Faith Fowler

Monroe St UMC 


April 28


Spring Workshop



June 3 

Starting Well

St Mark's UMC, Findlay  

We now have a Facebook page for the 
Maumee Watershed District UMC.
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Mission Connections


Volunteers In Mission



Conectional Giving

Did You Know...? 

FAQ's About CCLI & CVLI 


History & Achives of the UMC 

Love Packages WOC UMM  

Magic with a Message 

MissionInsite Demographics 

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

The Office will be closed for Christmas and New Years.
check before coming to the office and finding out we are out of the office celebrating the holidays. This will be the last E-News for 2014. 
Are You Paying Sales Tax on Gas Utilities?

Is your church paying sales tax on gas utilities?  

Here is how to find out. Click Here. 

Every bill paid - of all types -- should be reviewed for taxes owed.  Churches should contact their utility provider and indicate they are a church and tax-exempt and find out what steps need to be taken to stop the taxes.  Some taxes are unavoidable, others should not be levied on tax-exempt entities.

Call to Sign up Today
Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition





1910 East Broadway Street

Northwood, Ohio 43619





WEDNESDAYS: 6:00 - 7:30 pm       Click here for Flyer. 

What if Jesus Was Born Today?
What, if instead of appearing to Shepherds in a field, the angels appeared to a road crew working at night?
Make your way to Sylvania First on December 20th between 6-8 pm for a drive through nativity experience to remember.  We will be taking you through the story of Jesus birth as if it happened today. Click here for flyer.

This free event will be a great experience for the entire family. 

Last Call Locavore Craft Fair
Join us this Saturday December 20th at The University Church, 4747 Hill Ave, as we host Last Call Locavore Craft Fair.
We'll have a collection of local vendors and friends selling gifts and goods that will be great for the holiday season.

Our list of vendors include:Humblebee Family Farm
One Love Clothing Co.Found and Feather
Colors of YesterdayActual Coffee
Curmudgeon Wood PrintsBensell Greenhouse
ChristiesStuffBoochy Mama's Toledo Tonic
Ornaments by Dani Fullerand more!!
Doors will be open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. We will be raffling some of the vendor's creations and the first 50 folks through will get a FREE raffle ticket. Tickets will be available the whole day for $1 a pop. Plus, for every $10 you spend at one of our vendors, you get another FREE raffle ticket. The raffle proceeds will go to supportingTUC Garden this spring.  For more details check out our Facebook event page
We hope to see you there and we wish you a merry holiday!

Elliston Zion United Methodist Church


Darkness into Light

A Christmas Musical Journey

By Mary McDonald


Christmas Eve * 7:00 PM

Candlelight Worship

and Cantata


18045 W. William St

off Elliston- Trowbridge Rd. in Elliston


All are welcome!  

Detroit Pistons Faith & Fellowship Night

We are hosting a Faith and Fellowship night this year on January 10th  vs. the Brooklyn Nets and wanted to invite you out to the game this season. We will have Ruben Studdard here to share his testimony and perform at half-time.


Ticket Prices (Faith and Fellowship discount):

Lower Bowl: $30 apiece        Upper Bowl: $15 apiece


Feel free to contact me at (248) 290-3658 if you have any questions, click here to see a schedule for the season if January 10th does not fit in your schedule feel free to pick out another game that might work for you! Click here for Event information. Click here for Group and seating details. 


Thanks,Steven Schmitz, Group Sales Account Executive

248.209.3658 / office, 248.310.5194 / cell,
Casey Smith