Maumee Watershed District
October 7, 2015
Dear ,
Founder of Ride Nature Speaking 

Mark Koch, Founder of "Ride Nature" an Action Sports Mission Organization dedicated to Impacting the World through Action Sports Outreach, Evangelism & Discipleship will be a Guest Speaker at Church of the Cross (Church of the Cross, 1750 Eastage Rd. Toledo, OH) on Sunday, October 18. Worship times: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:11 a.m.

Mark and his wife Shannon both shared an equal passion for the Lord and a desire to bring the good news of Jesus Christ around the world.  Mark & Shannon moved in 2009 and soon after felt the Lord calling them to start the ministry "Ride Nature".  With their passion for Jesus and a vision to utilize their passions, Ride Nature was born.  Ride Nature is a non-profit action sports mission organization with a global focus through action sports outreach, evangelism and discipleship.  The organization has led 28 International Mission trips to 13 different countries.  They have given away 1100 skateboards and surfboards to children in world countries.  Currently, Mark is planning four more international trips this year, as well as raising funds to open a youth center and ministry headquarters in Naples, Florida. For more information about "Ride Nature" you can visit their website at This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!
Stewardship 101 for the Smaller Church

"Growing generosity in a unique church culture." A small church has unique cultural issues to address in order to grow generously.  Join us on Saturday,October 24, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Leipsic United Methodist Church. (127 W. Main Street, Leipsic, OH  45856.) Cost is $5.00/per person.  For more information or to register, go to the MWD webpage by clicking here!
Adult Singles Lunch

Attention single adults! Join the Epworth UMC's Adult Singles group for lunch on Wednesday, October 28th at noon at Angelo's Northwood Villa, an elegant Victorian restaurant with mirrored walls and crystal chandeliers!  Angelo's is located about 2 miles north of the Ohio state line at 6650 South Dixie Hwy; Erie, Michigan. To sign up, or for more information, contact Sue Hartman at or call 419.882.8826. This information is also available on the MWD Webpage by clicking here!
Faith Sharing Workshop

Join Pastor Alan and Pastor Jeremiah from Fremont Hayes Memorial UMC (1441 Fangboner Rd., Fremont, OH 43420.) on November 1st for a Faith Sharing Workshop from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Learn to share your "Good News Story!" Refreshments will be provided, please RSVP to 419.334.2605.  This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!
Music/Choir Director Needed

Seeking Music/Choir Director for small urban UM Church, St. Paul's UMC (1201 Madison Ave Toledo, Ohio 43604.) This is part-time work, only 9 months of the year. Duties include: direct choir, and plan music for worship. Applicants must have an understanding of contemporary Christian worship music, and traditional worship music too. Preferably have experience leading a choir in a church, knowledge of piano, guitar, and drums, as well as experience playing music for worship. Negotiable salary based upon experience, and instrumental abilities. 

Please e-mail resume to, or call 419.243.8284 for more information. This is an immediate opening. This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!

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Friday, October 23- Saturday, Oct. 24 
at Camp Widewater
Registration closed
Saturday, October 24
at Leipsic United Methodist Church
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Leadership Team Meeting
Monday, October 26
at Maumee Watershed District Office
1:00 p.m.
United Methodist Women Conference Annual Day
Saturday, November 21
Clergy Christmas
Sunday, December 6
East Clergy Christmas 
at Wesley UMC in Fostoria
Friday December 11 
West Clergy Christmas 
at McClure UMC 
Local License & Supply Pastor Training & Interviews
Saturday, March 5
Sylvania First UMC
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Maumee Watershed District Committee on Ordained Ministry
Thursday, February 11
at Maumee Watershed District Office 

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