Maumee Watershed District
July 22, 2015
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Charge Conference Briefing and Celebration of Rev. Middelberg's Ministry


On Wednesday, August 12 we will meet at Perrysburg First UMC for two events; receiving information regarding our Charge Conferences and the on-line forms and to celebrate the ministry of our District Superintendent, Rev. Linda Middelberg who has served us well this past year.  Rev. Middelberg will be serving the Capital Area North District beginning August 15.  The Charge Conference briefing begins at 4:00 p.m. and the celebration with Rev. Middelberg will begin at 5:15 p.m.  Please invite the laity from your churches to join us at 5:15 p.m. You can always find up-to-date information on MWD events by going to the MWD events webpage.


Part-Time Minister of Music Position Available

Waterville UMC has an opening for a part-time Minister of Music. The job description can be found by visiting the MWD Job Ads page by clicking: MWD Job Ads - Waterville UMC or at:

Please send all inquiries along with a resume electronically to Pastor Mike Denman at or by mail to:


Pastor Mike Denman

102 N. 5th Street

Waterville, Oh  43566

61 Red Choir Robes, 20 Blue Stoles, and 3 Octave sets of Hand Chimes, Free to a Good Home!


Epworth United Methodist Church in Ottawa Hills, Ohio has 61 red choir robes with two sided stoles, 20 blue choir robes and stoles, and a three octave set of Malmark Hand Chimes (G4-C7).  They are all in good condition though a few of the robes need very minor repairs. We are looking to give these items away.   For more information, please visit the MWD classified ads page by clicking: MWD Ads - Epworth UMC

Ministry By Strengths Leadership Development


The Northwest Plains Lay Ministries Team has planned a summer event for Lay Servants and other interested persons, titled "Ministry by Strengths" led by Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey.  The event will take place Saturday, August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the D.O.C.K. at St. Marks UMC in Findlay, OH. For more information or to find registration information, please see the brochure linked here, or  visit the MWD events page by clicking: MWD Events - St. Marks UMC.

Leadership Workshop Hosted by TARRP on Appalachia & Overcoming Poverty


The Town & Rural Resource Program is hosting two leadership workshops at Pleasant Grove UMC, just 3 miles east of Zanesville, off Interstate 70.  The workshops will take place on September 19 and October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Those with a cultural background from Appalachia are in city and rural areas throughout Ohio. Oftentimes, we do not understand how important it is to build relationships before offering our view of how to help, or come alongside those in need.  At these events, we will be introduced to Appalachian and poverty cultures, understand those we seek to serve's value, learn about proven ministries which are making a kingdom difference, discover grants available for ministry, learn best practices for working with the poor, learn how to develop justice and mercy ministries, and culturally what spirituality and discipleship means to those we seek to serve.


These two workshops offer practical and contextual speakers from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.  The speakers do not repeat, so we encourage you and your ministry team to attend both events at a reduced price, if at all possible. 


For more information, please see the brochure linked here, or visit the MWD Events page by clicking: MWD Events - Pleasant Grove UMC.


Let us make a transformational kingdom difference for the Lord!

Embracing Diversity Training at UM Church for All People 


The Embracing Diversity Training event at UM Church for All People in Columbus is coming up this October 24-26! Boost your existing ministries to the next level as you and your team explore how to embrace those who seem different. Begin to appreciate how our diverse gifts will transform how you experience the Body of Christ. Plenaries and Workshops are designed to meet you where you are and engage your questions as we explore best practices for inclusive ministry. Additional information and registration information can be found on the MWD events page: MWD Events - Embracing Diversity.

GFCA is Hiring for an Assistant Business Manager for the General Conference

The General Council on Finance and Administration for the United Methodist Church is currently recruiting for the following position: Assistant Business Manager for the General Conference.  The deadline for submitting applications is August 4, 2015.

For an application or contact information, please see the MWD Job Ads page by clicking: MWD Job Ads - GCFA. 

How To Submit An Article to the MWD Newsletter


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