Maumee Watershed District
September 2, 2015
Dear ,
Fall Rummage and Bake Sale

Unity UMC is hosting a fall Rummage and Bake Sale! Soup and Sandwiches sold Thursday and Friday, with bag day on Saturday. The schedule is:
  • Thursday, Sept. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 11from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
They're located at 1910 E. Broadway Northwood, OH 43619.  For questions, call 419.693.5170.   Click here to see the flyer!
Stewardship Seminar with Clif Christopher

Dr. Clif Christopher, author of "Not Your Parents' Offering Plate" will be presenting a seminar, this September 22, on how to change the direction of financial stewardship in your church. This workshop is recommended for Finance Teams, Leadership Teams, Stewardship Teams and clergy and will have applications for churches of all sizes! For more information, please see the MWD Events page by clicking: 
Circles of Grace

We are not of one mind when discussing human sexuality and the United Methodist Church. Specifically, the issues of ordination and homosexuality have proven to be particularly divisive.
This September, all clergy and laity of the West Ohio Conference are invited to participate in a respectful, grace-filled conversation called Circles of Grace around these issues. We pray these conversations are the beginning of a way forward as we strive to minister together in unity rather than division.
Please prayerfully consider being a part of these intentional opportunities for dialogue. Any learnings from this Circles of Grace process will become a resource to the Annual Conference's life, including the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegates as well as the Extended Cabinet and the Board of Ordained Ministry. 
Circles of Grace conversations will be held at the following locations, beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m. and lasting two hours:
September 27 - Grove City UMC
September 28 - Jackson Christ UMC
September 29 - Middletown Christ UMC
September 30 - The DOCK at Findlay St Mark's UMC
Friendly Center News

The Friendly Center Guild recently held their annual Garage Sale at Epworth UMC on August 6-8, 2015. We wish to Thank Epworth for the use of their facility from August 2-8, 2015. This year we had plenty of donations. Clothing, books, craft items, baskets, shoes, household items, glassware, holiday items, etc.
The workers worked hard sorting, displaying and pricing each item before the sale opened on Thursday. As a result of our efforts we were able to raise $7,500.00 to help support the food pantry.
I wish to thank my chairpersons, Pastor Martha Gross and Diane Randolph.
Melinda Hipsher,
President, Friendly Center Guild

The Friendly Center Guild will resume their meetings on Tuesday, September, 2015 at the Friendly Center 1324 N. Superior St. Toledo, Ohio 43604 at 12PM. At our September meeting we recognize those pastors serving in the Maumee Watershed District. We wish to extend an open invitation to you. Our only request is that you contact Avis Snyder at 419-666-2940 to make a luncheon reservation by Friday, September 4, 2015. Our program will be presented by Rev. Larry Keeler: Volunteers in Mission-Trip to Haiti.
Melinda Hipsher, President, Friendly Center Guild

Trinity UMC seeking Part-Time Secretary 

Trinity United Methodist Church in Bowling Green is seeking a friendly, professional person to perform general office, computer related, and receptionist duties in an office environment. Hours are M, W, F, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the rate of $9.00 per hour. Job duties include but are not limited to answering phones, data entry, and assisting the church's communications director. For more information, visit the MWD Classified Ads page by clicking: MWD Ad - BG Trinity UMC.
Somerset First UMC Seeking Director of Children and Youth Ministry

Somerset First United Methodist Church, located in Somerset, Kentucky, is seeking to hire a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministry.  Candidate should have strong leadership skills and be able to recruit, coordinate, and empower volunteers.  Organization and communication skills are a must.  Candidate must have a strong Christian background, be familiar with United Methodist theology, and be able to provide spiritual leadership to children and youth. For more information, visit the MWD Classified Ads page by clicking: MWD Ad - Somerset First UMC.

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