Maumee Watershed District
October 14, 2015
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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 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 individual tickets are $30, tables of 8 $200.

For more info, to check out the auction items ahead of time, and make your reservations online, see the MWD webpage by clicking here
Epworth UMC's Wesleymen Concert

Join us Sunday, October 18, at 4:00 p.m. in Epworth's sanctuary. The Wesleymen under the direction of Roger Kennedy will present an afternoon of great music for men's choir.  We have all been blessed by their wonderful music in worship and this will be no exception. The concert is free and open to the public and we ask that you bring a bag of wrapped candy that will then be donated to the education program to pass out at Trunk or Treat.   If you have any questions please call the church office at 419.531.4236. This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!
19th Annual Legal Forum

You still have time to register for the 19th Annual Legal Forum covering Legal Issues Churches may run into!

Topics Include:
Sexual Misconduct - How We Take Charge Together
Affordable Care Act - Your Local Church Responsibilities
Twenty Years of Chancellor Inquiries - Top Ten
Your Church Insurance - Why You Likely Need Changes

For more information, visit the MWD webpage by clicking here!
Appalachia: Building Relationships and Ministries that make a Difference

October 31, 2015 at Pleasant Grove UMC- 9:00 a.m.
Nearly every small town and country congregation understands Jesus' command to feed the hungry within their community.  And while many hold a sincere desire to move beyond food pantries into the realm of "proclaiming Good News to the poor", finding effective means to provide for physical needs without creating unhealthy cycles of dependency can prove far more evasive and challenging.

Making a lasting difference in the lives of Appalachia's working poor and under-employed is the Kingdom Call for people like Dr. Mike Linger, Keith Wasserman and Margaret Madison, the featured presenters at the second installment of the TARRP autumn small-church training event.  In addition to exploring some "best practices" of  local Appalachian missions such as House of the Carpenter, Good Works, and Church 4 All People, participants will gain valuable insight into the culture of poverty and a three-pronged approach to making a lasting impact-Mercy, Justice, and Spiritual Formation.

Registration deadline for this event is October 25.    The cost is a very reasonable $25 per person or $20 each for a team of four or more from the same church or charge.  Registration cost includes lunch and snacks, materials, and .6 Continuing education units.  To register contact Rev. Debra Ketcham at 614-580-2382 or e-mail revdsk@frontier.comFor additional information, see the MWD webpage by clicking here!

Long Term Giving Seminar

Rev. George Cooper from the West Ohio Conference will be leading a planning seminar on "Long Term Giving" on Monday, November 2 from 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. at Hayes Memorial U.M. Church, located at 1441 Fangboner Rd. Fremont, OH 43420.

Topics include:
1.  Endowment Resolution and Strategies for policies
2.  Preparations for a Capital Campaign
He will also briefly discuss:
3. Charitable Gift annuities
4. Planned giving overview for a congregation
5. Information on several estate planning tools for individuals.
For more information, visit the MWD webpage by clicking here!
Heartbeat Hope Medicals Annual Fundraising Event

Join us Tuesday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m. for the Heartbeat Hope Medicals Annual Fundraising Event.  Listen to guest speaker JJ Jasper and enjoy a complimentary dinner, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  In order to RSVP, to make a financial gift, and for additional information please click here
First UMC Theatre and Mini Bazaar

The 33rd Annual First UMC Theatre and Mini Bazaar is happening on November 20-21. This year, watch Agathat Christie's And Then There Were None directed by Kevin Cagle.  Join us for our "Death by Chocolate" stations with 10 different types of chocolate for you to enjoy!

5:30 p.m. - Mini Bazaar
6:00 p.m. - Doors Open for DESSERT theatre
6:30 p.m. - Dessert Stations Open
7:30 p.m. - Curtain

Visit the MWD webpage for more information by clicking here!
Mission Opportunity : Building a House 

Mission Opportunity for Building a House in the Henderson Settlement Area during the Spring and Summer of 2016

What: West Ohio Conference VIM construction project - SOWER (Sharing Our Witness - Enriching Relationships)
Objective:  To construct a house from the foundation up for a family in need
Where: Henderson Settlement, Frakes KY (Part of the Red Bird Missionary Conference)
When:  May 8-14 & 15-21; July 10-16 & 17-23; August 14-20 & 21-27 of 2016
Cost:  $250/volunteer (covers room and board at Henderson Settlement)
Materials:  Funds/pledges are needed to  cover the ~$45,000 materials cost

For contact info and other additional information, visit the MWD missions page by clicking here!

Toner Cartridges Available

Elliston Zion has two Black toner cartridges for a KONICA/MINOLTA BizHub 200/250 and three CANON GP-200 Toner cartridges that the church will give away to anyone that needs them.  Just email LisaAnne at and we will make arrangements to get them to you.  
St. Paul's Community Center 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!

How To Submit An Article to the MWD Newsletter


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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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