January 7, 2015
In This Issue
Register Now
21st Century Christmas Story
ERT Training & Recertification
Feeling Called to Lead A Team?
Re-Claiming Our United Methodist Heritage
Items for Sale
Upcoming Events

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 7-9

Young Clergy Retreat

Mohican St Park Lodge 


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 
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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

Click here for Recent Passings...

Bishop Rueben P. Job 
Many West Ohio pastors and church members are familiar with Bishop Rueben Job from his ministry, his teaching at annual conference and his book "Three Simple Rules." Bishop Job died at home Jan. 3 at 86 after a long struggle with heart disease. He was a bishop, pastor and author who was not afraid of death and wanted the church to be better prepared to help people deal with dying. Read more 
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Register online with a credit card/ACH option, pay by check, or by mail using the brochure.
Also remember to get your stories to Rev. Linda Middelberg. (read page 2 of brochure) Deadline January 14, 2015
21st Century Christmas Story
The live nativity at First United Methodist Church in Sylvania wasn't the typical setup of church members dressed in first-century Middle Eastern costume, a stable providing the backdrop, and livestock on the side. This one had five scenes, not one, and no animals, but there were still church members providing the visuals. The nativity was designed as a drive-through display, on church pavement. And it moved the Christmas story to the present time, imagining Jesus being born today. Read the Toledo Blade article



February 15, 2015 

Shipshewana's Blue Gate Theater presents a Valentine's Day Celebration with Comic Jeff Allen.

Escape the winter blues on a FUN day trip to Shipshewana! Bring your Valentine or your favorite travel companion for a day of shopping, family style dinner and be entertained by the funny and inspirational comedy of Jeff Allen.

Jeff resonates his great observational style by shining a light on everyday life, from growing up in the 50's & 60's, married life, raising kids to the changes he has seen in American life from his vantage point of a first rate comic.

 Click here for more information. 

ERT Training & Recertification

There are currently two  ERT Recertification classes scheduled in 2015. Both are on Feb 7.

One is at Hope UMC in Kettering OH and the other at the Foothills District Office in The Plains OH. Click links for more information and registration. 


The ERT Training will be October 3, at Aley United Methodist Church, 4143 Kemp Rd. Beavercreek, OH 45431
Click here for more information and registration.
Feeling Called to Lead A Team?
VIM Team Leader Training
"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Isaiah answered, "Here am I, send me!"  Isaiah 6:1-8

WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015
           OR Saturday, October 10, 2015
           9:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: West Ohio Conference Center
             32 Wesley Boulevard, Worthington, Ohio

TRAINER: Rev. Dee Stickley-Miner and Rebecca Hug
COST: $35-includes lunch, supplies and background check

Re-Claiming Our United Methodist Heritage


March 14 from 9 am - 4 pm

United Methodists have impacted our world in amazing ways - with hospitals, schools, prison reform, publishing houses, orphanages, and forwarding thinking in the need for higher education for all people.   UM's have impacted lives here, and around the world, through its connectional system; implementing mission wherever it's needed.

Click here for more information.
Items for Sale
Two upright church pianos for sale, fair condition, may need to be tuned.

One needs to be lifted up 3 steps to go outside, other needs to come down 18 steps to go outside. Moving of pianos will be new owners responsibility.

Priced to sell quickly $200.00 or best offer by January 25th 2015, must be moved by January 31st 2015.

Contact Jim 419-392-4068
ONLY 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Casey Smith