Maumee Watershed District
December 16, 2015
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Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 5:00pm

Sponsored by: WOC Camping & Retreat Ministries
First year opportunity for campers to experience camp at Widewater in the winter during Christmas break. Come feel the chill in the air as we celebrate Jesus' birth in worship and teaching. Activities include wagon rides, camp fires, winter games and great meals. Individuals or groups welcome!
What does the cost include? Course materials, lodging, food and activities. Recommended for: Children and youth ages 7-17 and adults. For group registration email  For additional information, click here!


Saturday, Dec. 19
6:30 to 8:30 PM
Sylvania First UMC

On Saturday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Sylvania First will present a live, drive-by 21st Century Nativity free of charge at 7000 Erie Street, across from Plummer Pool.

This drive-by nativity puts an interesting twist into Advent by asking what if Jesus, Mary, and Joseph lived in our current time in history? What might life be like for the Holy Family at the time of Christ's birth if Mary and Joseph used digital technology devices? What if the Magi used modern transportation?

The Sylvania First Live Drive-By Nativity will feature five scenes from the Christmas story, each hosted by a different group from the church: The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38), Traveling from Nazareth to Bethlehem (Luke 2:1-5), the Nativity (Luke 2:6-7), Shepherds and Angels (Luke 2:8-20), and The Magi (Matthew 2:1-12. Each scene will be told from a 21st century perspective. This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here
7th Annual Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Thursday, January 14, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ohio State Atrium

Join us for a resource fair, professional panels, and survivor's panel.  This year we're featuring the Honorable Connie F. Zemmelman, of the Lucas County Juvenile Court.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, see the West Ohio Conference webpage by clicking here!
VIM Trip: Medical Mission, Democratic Republic of Congo

July 9 - July 19 (Monday 11 - Sunday 17 in Kamina, DRC)
Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo

Purpose of trip: Train and serve with Congolese UMC doctors and nurses at the Shungu Medical Clinic.
Participants requested: Doctors, nurses, public health care professionals. Specialist such as: surgeon, gynecologist, ENT, emergency room, dentist, dental hygienist, radiologist, ultrasound user, ophthalmologist.
Group size: 11 Maximum
Trip cost estimate: $3,000
Trip leader: Kevin Bowers, Christ United Methodist Church, Kettering, OH. If interested, contact cell phone # 937.750.5948
Trip opportunities:
  • Train professional nurses and nursing students in specialty techniques and procedures.
  • Perform medical procedures side-by-side Congolese medical personnel, training whenever possible.
  • Plan future medical partnership with the Congolese doctors and nurses.
  • Remote teaching & learning coordination
  • Visit other parts of the community to help understand the culture, economy, living conditions, worship, education system and history. Tours will include: medical clinic, elementary school, nursing college, teaching college, Kamina University, churches, orphanage, children feeding center, and the countryside.
This information is also available on the MWD webpage by clicking here!


A huge THANK YOU! To United Methodists around the world who demonstrated inspiring generosity through their contributions on #GivingTuesday this year, December 1.  Almost $3 million donations were received across 27 countries from around the world.  This money will support United Methodist mission and ministries worldwide.  To learn more about the projects being supported, read the full article by clicking here!

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Wednesday, December 23 at noon through Sunday, December 27

Wednesday, December 30 at noon through Sunday, Jan 3

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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