Maumee Watershed District
November 11, 2015
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Thursday, November 12
6:30 p.m. CST

It's not too late to have a better 2015! There have been ups and downs in every church's financial profile, and if your church has some ground to recover, don't despair - ACT! Join us for this webinar as we share ideas of how you open your church to the Holy Spirit can use the last six weeks of the year to sprint and not limp to the finish line! 

Sunday, November 15, 2015
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church 601 East Boundary St. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. The LYTE Youth Worship presents "Cast My Cares" for all area Junior and Senior High students. 

Give all your worries and care to God, for He cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7  

West Ohio is excited to host Gaston Ntambo and Sebastian Kasongo over the next week.  They will be in Cincinnati, Dayton, Rolling Plains, Powell, Leipsic and Toledo before heading back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  If you sacrifice the time to be present, your spirit will be fed and your faith deepened.  Come, hear and experience the power of partnership between West Ohio and North Katanga and the miracles that happen because we dare to love each other.  To see where these amazing servants of God will be, go to the West Ohio Conference Website or Click Here.

Saturday, November 21 
6:00 p.m

Adult singles (never married, widowed, divorced) from the Toledo area community are invited to join in Christian fellowship. Join us for PIZZA & GAME NIGHT! Please bring your favorite game.  If you're interested, find out more details and RSVP by contacting Nancy Hauer at or call 419.885.4595. 

Tuesday, November 24
10:30 a.m.- 12:00 noon
Monroe Street United Methodist Church -  3613 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio
Presented by Sarah Jo Twitchell, PhD, LISW-S

Curious about whether developing a social enterprise would be a good venture for your church or non-profit? Seeking an additional avenue to increase revenue? Join in on this presentation and discussion about when the model works best, the advantages, the challenges, tax-implications, and review some effective projects. 
Then, for those who think this is a good match for their organization, we'll have another workshop on December 15 from 1-5 to give participants some tools to start putting a plan together to create earned income revenue through social entrepreneurship.
Sarah Twitchell, Monroe Street UMC member and longtime leader in non-profits, will facilitate the workshops.  Sarah had the chance this summer to attend the Social Enterprise for Nonprofits training from The Grantsmanship Center and is anxious to share what she's learned combined with her research and experience with the Toledo area community.  
For more information, see the MWD webpage by clicking here!  


Black Friday, November 27
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sylvania First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie St., across from Plummer Pool
Sylvania First is revolutionizing Black Friday with a Black Friday Shop for Charity event. The church will serve as a marketplace for vendors who will give a portion of their proceeds for the day to charity.

Black Friday is the traditional start of the Christmas buying frenzy, which can overshadow the good news of Jesus's birth. By purchasing presents at the Black Friday Shop for Charity, shoppers can give two gifts with each purchase - each gift for a loved one is also a gift to a non-profit organization. Each vendor has already chosen a non-profit or charity, and this will be clearly noted at their table. Shoppers can browse by charity as well as by gift item.

For more information on this event, see the MWD webpage by clicking here!


Sunday, November 29
9:30 am & 11:11 am
Church of the Cross, 1750 Eastgate Rd. Toledo, Ohio

Join Kate Jordan & Soul Venture in concert, playing music for all generations! Powerful, Passionate, Captivating, Life Changing.

Friday, December 4th
7:30 p.m.
Maumee UMC Family Life Center
Imagine the sounds of Christmas as Blues, Classic Rock and Roll and Folk music. The 3rd Floor Band tells the story of the first Christmas in a unique presentation that varies from deep soulful sounds to light rock. Meet the characters of the Christmas story and hear their stories through many original lyrics set to familiar tunes of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Sam and Dave, Peter Paul and Mary, The Animals and more, including some original tunes.
The 3rd Floor Band is a classic five piece band that specializes in sharing the love of God through secular sounds. Vocals include tight three part harmonies. Band members Dave Harris, Mary Fry, Bob Fry, Toby Colbert and Bill Clinger are all old enough to remember when and young enough to still remember. Come for a fun, meaningful and inspiring experience of Christmas.

This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!

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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
Your invitations have been mailed! 
Sunday, December 6
East Clergy Christmas 
at Wesley UMC in Fostoria
Friday December 11 
West Clergy Christmas 
at McClure UMC 
MWD 2016 Leadership Development Day
Saturday, January 30
at Maumee UMC

Local License & Supply Pastor Training & Interviews
Saturday, March 5
at 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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