May 11, 2016
Dear   ,
PRAYERS FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE

864 delegates from around the globe are currently gathered in Portland, Oregon through May 20, for the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. The General Conference is the highest legislative body in our denomination.  This body gathers every four years for nearly two weeks of committee work, plenary sessions, and worship as the conference prayerfully considers our church's stance on pressing social issues, the structure of our denomination, mission emphasis, strategic initiatives, and the denomination's budget.
MWD SPRING CONFERENCE/ PRE-CONFERENCE BRIEFING

Don't forget about the Maumee Watershed District Pre-Annual Conference Briefing. It will be held this Sunday, May 15 at The Church of St Andrew. We will gather at 2:00 p.m. with the conference beginning at 2:30 p.m.  Clergy, Lay Members and MWD At-Large Members to WOC Annual Conference are welcome to attend. 
 
Also remember, we need 50 welcome baskets for our migrant families, most of whom are traveling from Texas or Florida, by May 15! So please consider bringing one or several to the Spring Conference.  See the full details on the flyer below. 
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ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016

The 2016 West Ohio Annual Conference session will be held at Lakeside Chautauqua beginning in the evening on Sunday, June 5 and will run until dinner on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Learn more about this year's Annual Conference below!  Registration for Lay Members to Annual Conference is May 27, 2016.
ROOMS AVAILABLE AT LAKESIDE CHAUTAUQUA

Clayton Werden has a few rooms at 303 Central Ave in Lakeside available for General Conference 2016. The house is across the street from the Auditorium on the corner of Third and Central. I have a few rooms on the first floor and a couple on the second floor. E-mail Clayton or call him at 513.225.2380. Thank you and God Bless.
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JEFF HALPER TO SPEAK: MONROE ST UMC

Jeff Halper, an Israeli Jew, will be speaking at Monroe Street, Monday May 16 at 7:00 p.m., about his new book War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.  Halper is a founder and organizer of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), an organization devoted to rebuilding Palestinian homes demolished by the Israeli military.  He we address the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian West Bank. He is a great speaker and will entertain discussion following his presentation.

Monroe St. UMC is located at 3613 Monroe st. Toledo OH 43606
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SUNDAY SCHOOL MATERIALS WANTED

Do you have new or used Sunday School materials, Christian books or magazines, daily devotionals, bibles, DVD's or CD's?  Are the cluttering up your shelves and running out of room?  We have all saved studies, devotionals, and Sunday school literature that is too good to throw away. Let's make Love Packages.  The MWD UMMen would like to help by picking up and delivering your new/used Christian materials for this mission project this September.  
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COLLECTING EMPTY PRESCRIPTION PILL BOTTLES

The West Ohio Conference UMMen are collecting empty prescription pill bottles for Matthew 25 Ministries. We would like all the churches in MWD to save the pill bottles and MWD UM Men will pick up and deliver. (Please peel the labels off, Tater says microwave the stubborn ones 5- 15 seconds and peel).  Love Package Mission donations will be picked up week after festival of sharing.  Please Help Fill Our Truck. 
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HOW TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE TO THE MWD NEWSLETTER

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UPCOMING MWD EVENTS:

Sunday, May 15
at Church of St. Andrew UMC in Toledo
2:00 p.m. Gathering, 2:30 p.m. Conference

Sunday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 8

Boys:  March 18 - 20  &  November 18 - 20 
Girls:  June 24 - 26  &  November 4 - 6
at Maumee UMC in Maumee

Mens: October 13 - 16
Womens:  March 10 - 13; July 7 - 9  &  November 10 - 13
Mar. & Nov. at Wesley UMC in Bryan
July at Maumee UMC in Maumee

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