March 25, 2015
In This Issue
Mark Your Calendars for a Celebration!.
Have you considered becoming involved in prison ministry?
Leadercast 2015.
The Community is Our Parish: Connecting with our Neighbors
ERT Recertification Classes
Director of Communications
Upcoming Events

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



May 2


Afternoon of Fun

Hope UMC, Whitehouse


May 4

DCOM meeting



May 17

Spring Conference

(Pre-Annual Conf. Briefing)

3:00 pm

Christ UMC, Wauseon


May 17

Celebration for 

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Ladd

4:00 pm

Christ UMC, Wauseon 


June 3 

Starting Well

St Mark's UMC, Findlay  


Sept. 27-October 3

MWD VIM Henderson Settlement Trip


August 16

Clergy Family Picnic


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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


Recent Passings

Click here to see recent appointments.
Lay Servant Training 
Registration Deadline 
March 28, 2015

Click here for more information and the registration link.
Mark Your Calendars for a Celebration!
Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at for 
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Ladd
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Ladd

There will be a retirement celebration for the 45+ Years of service to the ministry.

We will gather at 4:00 pm.
A program will commence at 4:30 pm.
Christ UMC, 215 N Fulton St, Wauseon OH 
Click here for an invitation to share.

Have you considered becoming involved in prison ministry?

Kairos Prison Ministry offers an opportunity to respond to God's call to visit his people  - and Him - in prison.  Kairos is structured similar to other "three day weekends," such as the Walk to Emmaus and Cursillo.  The Goal of Kairos Prison 

Ministry is to build Christian Community within the institution.  Kairos is active at Toledo Correctional Institution (ToCI), and can use your help in building and sustaining the Christian community within ToCI. Click here for more information

Leadercast 2015
For the third consecutive year Grace Church will be a host site for a leadership conference simulcast nationwide on Friday, May 8.  Speakers at this year's Leadercast event, which is held in Atlanta, will include Andy Stanley, Ed Catmull, Seth Godin, Peyton Manning, Malala Yousafzai, and others.  Come for a day of insight and inspiration, as well as connecting with others in the Grace Church family and community.  Go online here to our Grace Leadercast page for details and to purchase tickets.  Use promo code Grace1 for $10 off the already very low Super Early Bird price.  


The Community is Our Parish: Connecting with our Neighbors

We have the wonderful privilege of bringing 
God's Kingdom to the places which we call home.

It doesn't matter whether your church is in a rural area, small village or county seat town, you can be the reminder of God's presence and commitment to change and transform the lives of people who live there. Yet how often our churches come to a place of plateau or comfortableness and we lose the passion of reaching our neighbors with the good news of Jesus Christ.

You are invited to come to a time where we will explore the role of the pastor in modeling and visioning as well as equipping the laity to be involved in life-giving ministry.

Click here to register.

Early Response Team Recertification Classes

May 16 Hope UMC 219 E 1st St, Wellston, OH  (SHV) 2 sessions Morning and Afternoon


May 23 North Broadway UMC  48 North Broadway St, Columbus, OH (CAN) 9-1


August 8 Hope UMC  5980 Wilmington Pike, Dayton OH (MIV) 2 sessions Morning and Afternoon

Click here for more information and registration.

Director of Communications 

Epworth United Methodist Church is looking for a Director of Communications! 

The position is 30 hour transitioning to 40 hours July 1.   Responsibilities include layout of weekly Sunday bulletins, weekly and monthly newsletters, and weekly e-newsletters.  Additional responsibilities include graphic design (weekly sermon images, weekly Sunday announcement slides, newspaper advertising, postcards, flyers, logo design, etc. as needed for church events).  Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, GetResponse (or similar), and Joomla (or similar) is preferred.   Candidates should be highly organized and detailed (i.e. proof reading and editing documents).

Interested candidates, please submit resume and online portfolio to  

Casey Smith