April 15, 2015
In This Issue
A Night of Comedy & Music
Two Special Events
Free Concert
Are you looking for a mission experience for your youth?.
Voyages of Paul Cruise 2015
Harry Denman Evangelism Awards
Be Prepared
May 9th
Upcoming Events


April 18 & 25

Spring Lay Servant Training

First UMC, Sylvania

Registration Closed


April 15

The Community is Our Parish: Connecting with our Neighbors

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



RiverPoint Ministries


May 13

Clergy Session


May 16


Friendly Center Fundraiser

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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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 

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A Night of 
Comedy & Music

On Friday, April 17th, the Braden United Methodist Church Women's Day Committee invites you to An Evening of Comedy and Music featuring a Live band, a comedian and a poet. The event will take place from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm in the Wynston E. Dixon fellowship hall, 4725 Dorr St. Toledo, OH 43615. Click herefor Flyer.

For more information, please visit www.bradenumc.org

Two Special Events

Date: Saturday, April 18

Place: Independence UMC/9966 Adams Ridges Rd/Defiance, OH

Time: 4:30 to 7  pm

What: A soup and sandwich dinner

Why: Annual Fund Raiser For Local Food Pantry

Cost: Free Will Offering


Date: Sunday, April 19

Time: 10 AM

Place: Florida United Methodist Church

            100 Market St; Florida, OH

What: Sunday Morning Music Worship featuring Alsbrooks Smith, Jr. Alsbrooks comes to us from Findlay, Oh where he is a member of the St. Marks UMC. The program that he will be presenting is entitled: The Three Graces of Methodism: Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace.

A fellowship meal will follow our Worship experience.

For additional information, contact Pastor Jerry Lewis at 419.762.5365  Click here for more information.

Free Concert




SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

         4:00 PM


FOR INFORMATION:  (419) 867-1528    Click here.     

The church is located north of Wauseon, OH on State Rt. 108, 2 miles north of Ohio Turnpike Exit 34 and the Fulton County Fairgrounds.


No admission charge.  A freewill offering will be taken.

The concert will be preceded with Darlene Miller at the piano.  

GAIL ARCHER in Concert

The Monroe St. United Methodist Church Concert Series and the Toledo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists present Gail Archer, international concert organist and Grammy-nominated recording artist, in concert on Sunday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. at Monroe St. United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St., Toledo, Ohio.


Ms. Archer will perform a varied program including works by Bach, Buxtehude, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Mary Howe, Man-Ching Donald Yu, and of course, Messiaen.


Admission is free and open to the public.  Freewill donations are gratefully accepted. For more information call 419-473-1167, ext. 230.  Click here for more information.

Are you looking for a mission experience for your youth?

Are you on a limited budget?


Are you new to developing & structuring such an event? 


Would you like your youth to meet other youth from our

district, and serve in a connectional way?


If you answered "YES" to any of these questions...



Voyages of Paul Cruise 2015

Ohio West Area Bishop Gregory V. Palmer and Mrs. Cynthia Palmer, along with Ohio East Area Bishop John Hopkins and Mrs. Elaine Hopkins, invite you to join them on this spiritual journey exploring the life and teachings of St. Paul. Walk where Paul walked. Worship where Paul preached. Experience the power and presence of Christ in places where Paul witnessed and "be filled with the fullness of God." Click here.
Harry Denman Evangelism Awards

The West Ohio Annual Conference is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay, and Youth.

The Harry Denman Evangelism Award recognizes a person whose life and ministry exemplifies the teaching of Christ and the Great Commission.  Recipients of these awards, nominated by individuals, churches, or districts, and selected by the Annual Conference, live their call to "Offer Them Christ" daily as modeled by Dr. Harry Denman, founder of The Foundation for Evangelism that sponsors these awards.

Nominations must be received in my office no later than April 20th, to be considered for the 2015 Denman awards.

Click here.

Casey Smith