Maumee Watershed District
September 30, 2015
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Epworth UMC Adult Singles Group

Welcome back past, present, and new single friends!  All single adults are welcome to come join us for a night of food, fellowship and fun. Make sure to bring a potluck dish to share (table service and beverages provided). Meet in room 214 at Epworth United Methodist Church (4855 W. Central Ave, Toledo.) This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here.
Hats Off Gala 

Hats Off Gala to Benefit Monroe Street Neighborhood Center

Sunday, October 18, 
1:00 p.m. silent auction and grazing
2:30 p.m. program and live auction

Sullivan Center @ Gesu Church 2049 Parkside

Everyone welcome to join in for a wonderful afternoon of fun, great food, super auction items and the chance to support MSNC, a separate 501c3 of Monroe Street UMC, and honor those who make it work.

Over $12K in donated items for the auctions, including: Grand Hotel package, fishing charter, Manos Greek Feast, Paula's Pearls, lots of golf packages, restaurant baskets, and of course mystery bags!

Delicious food from Thomas T Catering: full menu for sampling-pork sliders, mac and triple cheese, veggie stir fry, strawberry smoothies, scrumptious desserts and much more!

Make your reservation now $25, tables of 8 $200, individual seats go up to $30 after 10/11.

For more info, to check out the auction items ahead of time, and make your reservations online, see the MWD webpage by clicking here!
A letter from the Friendly Center

This letter is to remind you about one of our United Methodist Women's national missions that is in our conference - The Friendly Center.  Some of you may have heard of it, but there are some that have not!

It's PURPOSE:    No neighbor will go hungry, feel alienated, alone or powerless.

In today's times the Friendly Center's resources are being stretched thin.  We are asking all of the churches in West Ohio Conference for their support, whether you have a UMW unit or not. We would like to challenge churches either individually or in partnership with another church to raise $100 in the next 3 months for the Friendly Center. 

Won't you please prayerfully consider this challenge to help our national mission to be able to continue it's much needed services. If you accept this challenge, please mail your check to: Terry Robideau, MWD President, 1200 Wildflower Drive, Metamora, Ohio 43540 per Amelia Gibbons, Director of Friendly Center, request.  Mark in memo for Friendly Center.

To read the full letter, click here!

Pakistani Family Hosted at Liberty Chapel UMC 

Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church has been presented with a unique opportunity - to host a family from Pakistan.  Tahir Masood, his wife Fouzia, son Ethan (7-1/2 years old), daughter Emma (4-1/2 years old), and younger son Elliot Chris (2-1/2 years old) will arrive in the United States on October 18 and will be with us until November 20.

We are contacting local churches in the hopes that your church, or an organization within your church, would be willing to invite Mr. Masood to speak and to share about his ministry. He would be honored to share the story of Agape Pakistan in worship, in Sunday School, at a men's or women's or youth group or your mission team, or at any other small group. He/they also would be available to speak with individuals.

For more information, or if you are interested in meeting Mr. Masood and/or hosting him in your church to speak, see the MWD webpage by clicking here!

Society of St. Andrew

Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit hunger relief ministry that rescues 25-30 million pounds of fresh produce each year. This produce is then distributed across the country.  Below are the statistics covering  Jan - Aug of 2015.

News & Stats for September 2015
2,892 Events Held / 16,006 Volunteers Engaged
10.5 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields
8.1 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project
18.7 Million Total Pounds Collected and Distributed
56 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided

For more information on what the Society of St. Andrew's is doing, check out their newsletter here!
HP 920 Ink Free to a Good Home!

Due to the demise of their ink-jet printer, Pastor Judie Frank has colored and black ink available, HP #920, for pick-up! Contact her at 419.849.2338 or
Risingsun St. Paul's UMC News!

They have 17, 13 foot long upholstered pews that are in very good shape. They need this space opened up and would be willing to give these pews away to a ministry in need, but are hoping to raise some funds because the money is going towards the Youth Ministry start-up in their community. Suggested donations are as follows: $75 for One, $50ea. if purchasing more than one, $500 for the whole lot.  This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!

They are also in need of approximately 100 stackable chairs & some collapsible tables for the new Youth Center opening up in their community.  This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!

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