Maumee Watershed District
October 28, 2015
Dear ,
Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd


As most know Issue 3 is on the ballot to change the Ohio Constitution in order to legalize the sale and usage of marijuana. This is historic and important legislation regardless of which side of the issue you are on.

My purpose is NOT to tell you how to vote.   It is to ENCOURAGE you TO VOTE.
Our West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church has taken a stand on Issue 3. --  Below you will find the link to the Conference web site.

While churches and non-profits are not permitted to take stands on which candidates to vote for, we should certainly make information available on legislation that deals with  social justice issues. There is a lot of information being promoted about Issue 3 - some of it very emotional.

I believe one of the most important things any of us can do is to be thoroughly informed on Issue 3.  I encourage you to read this and to share it with your church members before November 3rd.  This link from the West Ohio Conference web site is recommended to help us be thoroughly informed.    United Methodist Response to Issue 3.

In Christ,
Rev. Dr. Scot Ocke
District Superintendent 
Tricks 'n Treats for Children

Join us TONIGHT from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for crafts, a magician, pizza and trick or treating in the church. All free!  Questions? Call 119.382.6722.

Church of the Cross1750 Eastgate Rd., Toledo, OH  43614
Seminar on Endowments and Estate Planning

The Rev. George Cooper of the West Ohio Conference's Council on Development will be leading a seminar for member of local Church Councils/Administrative Boards/Lead Teams or Finance Committees in the area of establishing an endowment as well as planning and encouraging long term giving, estate giving and helping your members include the church in their will.

This event is on November 2nd at 6:30 at Hayes Memorial U.M. Church in Fremont and is open to anyone who would like to attend
For more information, visit the MWD webpage by clicking here
A Letter from the Friendly Center

The Friendly Center, a non-profit organization serving the North Toledo area operates in collaboration with the national United Methodist Women.  This holiday season, they are asking all churches to raise $100 in the next 3 months to support the Friendly Center and its' missions.  Learn more about this exciting opportunity by clicking here!
2015 Advent Devotions

With a daily scripture reading, reflection, and prayer for the four weeks leading up to Christmas, "My Soul Magnifies the Lord," is a great resource for personal or congregational devotional use.

Written by pastors and lay people from all walks of life, each day's devotional offers depth and meaning in our fast-paced world. 

Order your FREE preview packet today to review "My Soul Magnifies the Lord." If you decide it's right for your congregation, place your bulk order by November 16 to ensure timely delivery. 

For more information and to place your order, visit the MWD webpage by clicking here! 

Booklets and (optional) coin boxes will be sent to you, in quantity, free of charge, as part of the Society of St. Andrew mission to feed spiritual as well as physical hungers. 
Homecoming Sunday at Beulah UMC

Beulah UMC had a "Homecoming Sunday" on October 18, 2015.  On this day, they increased their attendance by 600%!  How did they do it?  Read the fascinating story written by Rev. Daniel Schilling linked here!
Photorealistic watercolor

Photorealistic watercolor paintings will be on Exhibition at Wesley Memorial Art Gallery and Garden, now through November 29.  Photorealistic watercolor painting is considered an additive style of painting. This style requires considerable control of the medium and is accomplished through the use of many layers of thin glazes.

The gallery is located at 1200 Van Buren St. Fostoria, OH, in the handicapped accessible narthex of Wesley UMC. The Gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 419.619.5388.  

October 24th Apple Gleaning

The Knights of Columbus took two hundred pounds back to their food pantry. Bowling Green food pantry took two thousand eight hundred pounds and of course we had nine thousand nine hundred forty eight pounds on the Meals for Millions truck for a grand total of twelve thousand nine hundred forty eight pounds.

We thank all those gleaners who came to harvest God's abundance and to feed the hungry.

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Informational Meeting on 2016 Conference Health Insurance for Active & Retired
Tuesday, November 10
at First UMC, Bowling Green
Active: 10:00 a.m.
Retired: 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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