May 20, 2015
In This Issue
Conference Benefits Director Retiring
Rummage Sale
Friendly Center Fundraiser Report
Do you have a Snow Cone Machine we can borrow?
West Ohio Conference Seeks Director of Benefits and Human Resources
Potatoes for Annual Conference
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Beginning this month, the District will enter into a partnership with Epworth UMC to hire Laura White as a  Communications Specialist.  Laura's first priorities will be to help the district update our current communications media such as our website, Facebook page, and the E-News Letter.  She will also help us to find new ways to connect our 106 churches with each other and the district office.  Finally, expect to see announcements for Social Media and Communications training sessions for local churches as we all seek to find a presence in the ever growing online community.

 Conference Benefits Director Retiring
Beth Gibbs, Director of Conference Benefits, will be retiring as of July 1. Beth joined the West Ohio Conference staff in 1999 as Health Care Coordinator. In 2005, she became Pension Coordinator, and in 2012 she was promoted to Director of Conference Benefits. In her time with the Conference, Beth has assisted countless active and retired clergy and their spouses as they navigate health insurance matters and retirement from active ministry. She has provided care and support to surviving spouses and family members when loved ones pass away, ensuring that death and other benefits are processed timely and efficiently. Well wishes may be sent to Beth at Her husband, Dan Gibbs, an eight-year employee in our Technology Department, is also retiring as of July 1. 










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Friendly Center Fundraiser Report
Donations are still being accepted!
Friendly Center LOGO 2012
Just a report on how the Quarter Auction went on Saturday May 16th at Hope United Methodist Church.  We had lots of fun, great food, and lots of items you could get for 2 or 3 quarters.


We also had a silent auction that helped raise money for the operation expenses  for the Friendly Center.  We had a challenge given to us that if we raised $2,000 we would be matched. Well we raised approximately $3,100 and can still accept donations until May 31st . They can be mailed to Terry Robideau, 1200 Wildflower Dr  Metamora OH 43540 and made out to Maumee Watershed District.


Please help us to succeed with a much bigger donation amount.  With the match we are at $5,100 and this will help them operate for a while.


Thanks for your help:

Maumee Watershed District Women Team

Do you have a Snow Cone Machine 
we can borrow?
Trinity UMC in Gibsonburg would like to know if they can borrow a snow cone machine. 
Contact Susie at 419/637-2159 or by Email.

West Ohio Conference Seeks Director of Benefits and Human Resources
The West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church is seeking a Director of Benefits and Human Resources. This position oversees and administers West Ohio Conference employee benefit programs for over 1,200 active and retired clergy members and Conference Staff, and supports the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits. This person will provide leadership in formalizing benefit programs, employment policies, and administration of human resources policies and programs for Conference staff and clergy.Position description.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume at your earliest convenience to Bill Brownson at  


Casey Smith