January 21, 2015
In This Issue
Creating a Legacy for Your Church's Future
ERT Training
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Upcoming Events


January 31

Grace UMC, Perrysburg


February 21 or 22

Safe Sanctuary Training with 

RaNae Street 


March 7

Local License & Supply Pastor Training & Interviews


March 14



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  


Sept. 27-October 3

MWD VIM Henderson Settlement Trip


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

Send in Your Story 

Please send me your stories (include pictures where possible) about what you are doing at your church to break down the walls that divide people, particularly the wall between the church and the community.  


Send your stories and pictures to Rev. Linda Middelberg  by Monday,  January 26th.  These do not need to be professional presentations, just a brief story about a ministry of your church with a picture or two.


Get Ready!   On Sunday February 1st Elliston Zion will participate in the SOUPER BOWL OF CARING!   We know, that is the day of the "Big game."  But, this event will take place following worship ( noon - 2 PM) and the "big game" doesn't start until 6PM!   We have some wonderful cooks here at Zion so please join us!!   

For every bowl of soup you enjoy, make a donation.  Those donations will benefit Ottawa County area food pantries.

Where:  Elliston Zion UMC

18045 W William St  (off Elliston Trowbridge Rd)

Elliston, OH

Contact:  LisaAnne 419-250-1188 or the church 419-862-3166

Saturday, February 7, 2015 
(Registration Starts at 9:30am)
Pre-registration is encouraged to assure we have adequate food and resources Event: 10:00-2:30pm

West Ohio Conference Center
32 Wesley Blvd, Worthington, OH 43085

$5.00 per person(includes lunch, refreshments and resources)

 Key Note Speakers
Bishop Gregory Palmer"Creating a Legacy Vision for Advancing the Mission." 
Mr. Mark MengesCompass Financial Group

"Money, Passion, & the Pursuit of Significance"


Please click here for more information and the schedule! 

WOC Disaster Response

There is an Early Response Team Training class scheduled on March 21st at Neal Ave UMC in Newark. 


Click here for Flyer or Registration.

In this issue

  • 5 out-of-the-box Easter outreach ideas
  • 5 ways to increase giving in your church
  • The secret to finding and sharing online content that matters
  • Email basics for sending urgent ministry updates
  • Church: There's an app for that

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