February 18, 2015
In This Issue
Sunday to Save LIves
Circles of Grace Lenten Study Series
For Your Unique Church Culture
Inspiration to Lead Our Children & Youth!
Nicaragua Anyone?
PAUMCS Certification - I am Going. Are You?
Upcoming Events


February 21 or 22

Safe Sanctuary Training with 

RaNae Street 


March 7

Local License & Supply Pastor Training & Interviews


March 14



Dr. Paul W. Chilcote

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 

with Rev. Brent Watson

McClure UMC


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


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Did You Know...? 

FAQ's About CCLI & CVLI 


History & Achives of the UMC 

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Magic with a Message 

MissionInsite Demographics 

Resources for All Areas of Christian Ministry 

Special Sundays

Staples Advantage 

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In his Annual Conference Offering letter to the Members of the West Ohio Annual Conference on February 3, Bishop Palmer asked that a "Sunday to Save Lives" be held in each and every church in our conference between Ash Wednesday and Pentecost. 


Dave Boling, coordinator for Imagine No Malaria in West Ohio has some resources and tips for holding a "Sunday to Save Lives." To help you promote there's a new graphic available (seen here on the left) along with posters, bulletin inserts, postcards and more in the Box at www.inmohio.org. There are new videos available too!  Learn more
Lenten Study Series 

at Rossford UMC

Circles of Grace series will examine racial understanding in AmericaRossford UMC's Lenten study series this year will examine how we can engage in gracious conversations and have gracious attitudes and understandings involving various racial groups and issues in America.


Dr. Robert Ball will begin the series Feb. 25 with an introduction to "Circles of Grace Conversation, and the following four weeks will feature, in order, discussions of "Islam and Terrorism," "Racism and Prejudice," "The Hispanic Experience in America," and "The Black Experience in America." Dr. Amjad Hussein will lead the discussion on terrorism March 4, Rev. Lawrence Keeler the discussion on prejudice March 11, Veralucia (Lucy) Mendoza the segment on Hispanics on March 18, and Rev. Larry Whatley the discussion on black experience on March 25.


Each class will begin at 7 p.m. in the parlor of Rossford UMC, 270 Dixie Hwy, and will run 60 to 90 minutes.Click here for more information.
Please Do Not Miss This Opportunity

Saturday, February 28, 2015

10 AM to 1:30 PM


Howard United Methodist Church

220 Cherry Street, Findlay, OH  45840

Cost is $5.00/per person

Click here for a flyer with more information and to registration.

Recommended for: 
Children's Ministry & Youth Ministry staff, teams & volunteers
Camp Wesley Leader Retreat 2015

Inspiration to Lead Our Children & Youth!


Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to 

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 4:00pm

This overnight retreat will feature Trevor Miller, Mount Horeb's UMC Director of Worship & Production. Trevor has a successful background in youth ministry and will lead four sessions toward developing and inspiring great leadership in Children's and Youth Ministries. Included will be an outdoor campfire, camp activity, awesome youth-led worship, Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Click here for more info.




A United Methodist mission team to Nicaragua June 22-30, 2015 is forming.  There are still openings so this would be a great time to join in this interesting and very worthwhile ministry.  The cost is $1,300 per person.  (Financial aid to enable participation may be available from the district in which the participant worships.) Click here for a brochure giving some background about the ministry the team will work with and some of the team's expected activities.  Many of the activities will involve work with children in schools, hospitals and at a Nicaraguan Methodist Church.  There will be time for worshiping, sightseeing and shopping as well.  The June team will have a number of youth as well as adults participating.  Request the brochure and an application form from the team business manager, Jack Reif, at jack.reif@zoomtown.com. (513/831-5550)  Please contact Jack for answers to any questions you many have.  I hope you will strongly consider joining soon!



July 19 - 24, 2015       Nashville, TN
We are pleased to announce you can register ONLINE for  2015 Certification Institute for the Professional Association of United Methodist Church Secretaries (PAUMCS). The five-day PAUMCS Institute is designed to stimulate professional growth and development of the individual.  Participants are introduced to business concepts required for understanding the financial operations of the church as well as relationships with the pastor, church employees and members of the congregation.  Studying such concepts with professors selected from a strong business school faculty and other experts encourages secretaries to become better informed and more effective church administrators. 
Click here for Flyer. Click here to register!

Questions?  Please email PAUMCS@gcfa.org

(FYI... I am registered to go. Will I see you there? Casey)

Casey Smith