Maumee Watershed District
September 16, 2015
Dear ,
An Invitation From Your District Superintendent!

Dear beloved Churches in Maumee Watershed,
I have heard many of you express concern over what is happening in our denomination regarding sexual orientation and practice.  Many look to General Conference in 2016 wondering what changes might take place in our doctrine.
'Circles of Grace' is an excellent opportunity to participate in grace filled conversations regarding our deepest questions and concerns in this area.

I highly recommend you and your laity register with the district office (419.897.9770) for one of the events listed on the website.  Walk-ins are welcome, but we recommend you register. They are open to all, not just clergy, but laity and church leadership alike.  Don't miss this opportunity to engage in Spirited conversation and listening on this important topic.   September 30th at Findlay St. Marks is the closest but you are welcome at any of the other venues.  Thanks in advance for your prayerful participation.  

For a more information and a full listing of dates and locations, visit the MWD website by clicking here!
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Dr. Scot Ocke
District Superintendent Maumee Watershed District

Hayes Memorial UMC is offering Covenant Bible Study

Covenant Bible study is a 24 week in-depth group in which participants read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God-and each other-better.
This study is made up of three segments that are divided into 8-sessions that each last about an hour and a half. Each of these will explore a different aspect of Covenant life. Each will examine what Covenant means, and the progression of a Covenant relationship with God.

Creating Examines how the Covenant community is created and established.
Living Focuses on how the community lives out their Covenant in faithful love-how it's applied to actual relationships in everyday life.
Trusting Looks at the crises that sometimes call Covenant life into question, and how we are restored to trust in God when troubling things happen.
Covenant represents a relationship-a living, breathing conversation. You are invited to join in this time of study.

We will meet on Monday's from 12:00-2:00. Our first session will be October 12, 2015 in the Lounge. You can sign up by contacting the church office 419-334-2605.  For more information visit
2nd Annual East Side Festival

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 12:00pm-8:00pm the 2nd Annual East Side Festival will be held at Unity United Methodist Church. This exciting event will showcase fun activities for families such as; a bounce house for kids, variety of booth vendors, a silent auction, awesome food and great music. For more detailed information, visit the MWD website by clicking here!
The Friendly Center Clothing Drive

The Friendly Center is having a clothing drive event on Saturday, October 17 between 9:00 and 1:00 pm - raffle prizes, free hot dogs and fun!   Bring CLEAN and GENTLY USED or new clothing.  The Friendly Center is working in with the Easter Seals and will be paid by the pound for all clothing collected.  If you cannot make the event on October 17, clothing is also being accepted every Monday between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Friendly Center, 1324 N. Superior Street, Toledo.  If you have any questions, please call the Friendly center at 419.243.1289. See the flyer at the MWD webpage by clicking here!
Annual Hog Roast

Hayes Memorial Annual hog roast fundraiser is coming up on October 25 from 11:00a.m.- 1:00p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The menu is Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Bread, Desert and a Drink. Everybody is welcome to join in the fellowship and delicious food.   For more information, please visit the MWD website by clicking here
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St. Paul's Community Center Available Positions!

St. Paul's Community Center is seeking individuals to fill the following positions:
Repairman, Van Driver, Assistant Cook, Residential Services Manager, Winter Crisis Manager, Winter Crisis Staff, Contingency Residential Staff, Representative Payee.
For the full description of the different positions and for contact information, please visit the MWD Website by clicking here!
Zion UMC is Seeking a Youth Leader
Zion United Methodist Church in Toledo is looking for a person of mature Christian faith to lead our Youth. Responsibilities of the Youth Leader include teaching the Sunday morning Sunday School class for the Senior High Youth, coordinating the Confirmation Class when needed, planning and leading  Youth Group meetings twice per month, and attending Sunday morning worship.  This is a paid position. For contact information, visit on the MWD website by clicking here!
Free Piano to a Good Home!

Do you know anybody who might be interested in a free piano? It will be thrown out otherwise, so please consider!  Send all inquiries to George "Tater" Jensen at or 567.249.4090.

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