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UMM Truck


The District UMMen met on March 27th at Uncle John's Pancake House. After a delicious meal of one's own choosing, business was conducted. The sale of Easter flowers was discussed and what the monies was designated for. Another subject was the truck fund. Eulan informed us that it was down to about $300.00 and monies were not coming in from the churches. This is very sad as the truck does a lot to minister to the hungry in our area. I can only appeal to the churches of the MWD to pray about this. May God show you the way to help feed the hungry.


In Bishop Julius Trimble's article for the UMMen magazine, "How to revitalize your church", he gives Six Pathways to Revitalize. His #2 is to be Doers. Quote: The plague of inertia is killing our churches. John Wesley would re-word his "Three General Rules" from "Do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God" to "Do no harm, but for God's sake do something!" Pick a God size task that can only be completed with His help and with the hands and feet of most of the congregation.


May God bless you as congregations, as groups, or as individuals to help the UMMen to keep ministering to the hungry of our area. We cannot do what we do without people like you. Please help us to keep our truck on the road.

Send funds to: Eulan Tucker, 3322 Stafford, Oregon OH 43616

or get them to the district office marked TRUCK FUND. 




Nursery Worker


Church of the Cross is looking for a primary Nursery Worker. This position would oversee all Nursery ministries, including oversight and training of volunteers, oversight and training of check-in system, keeping the Nursery areas cleaned and sanitized,and teaching provided curriculum. Experience working in this area is preferable. This is a part-time position that pays $10 per hour with 3-4 hours per week. 
Please contact for more information. 419-382-6722,


What can You do to Help a Local Ministry?



The Fulton County Christian Music Ministries, better known as the Gospel Tent, exists solely for the purpose of bringing a Christian presence to the Fulton County Fair each year.  This mission/ministry is directed and governed by volunteer Board of Directors from churches throughout the Fulton County area.  Throughout fair week, local volunteer talent provides a variety of Christian music and witness ranging from Bluegrass to Southern Gospel to Contemporary.  On Saturday evening, there is a worship service in the Catholic tradition. On Sunday morning, an ecumenical praise/worship service is observed.  Both services fill the tent.  Sunday evening brings a well-known talent in concert.  This year's artist is the group UNSPOKEN, coming to us from Nashville, Tennessee .  You may have recently heard their music on the K-LOVE or WBCL radio stations.


With over 250,000 people attending the Fulton County Fair each year, this proves to be a wonderful way of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in Fulton County.  In order for this ministry to continue, your help is needed.


There are several ways that your church can be involved:

Click here to find out...


Wanted: Keyboard and Lead Guitar

Description: Starting a dynamic, new church service in Toledo.

              Keyboard player play chords off of a chart and be able to play around within chords and keys to fill out a song.

              Lead guitar needed to add riffs and some solos to give texture and add direction to songs. (Primarily pentatonics, but others can be used based on specific songs, comfort and skill level).

When: Service-Every Sunday beginning March 2nd @ 11:11

           Practice - Every Thursday @ 7:00pm

Where: Church of the Cross, 1750 Eastgate Rd, Toledo, OH 43614.

Compensation: No monetary compensation. Great opportunity to participate in worship, and gain experience playing in front of others.

If interested Please Contact: Andrew @ (205) 937-5521 or the church office at (419) 382-6722 or by


SeniorsSenior Citizen Outreach Opportunities Have you ever considered leading a bible study for local, homebound, senior citizens? Are you available on the 1st and/or 3rdTuesday of every month?   If so, click here for more information.




Did you know that Lucas County 

Children Services needs foster parents?

The county agency that protects children from abuse and neglect is seeking families to provide temporary foster care to babies and sibling groups. Becoming a foster parent is easier than you think, and can be one of life's most rewarding experiences. Lucas County Children ServicesPlease consider becoming a foster parent. Free training classes begin in September and October.

Call 419-213-3336 or  for information or to sign up today! Click here for brochure.


Refrigerator Needed

The Portage Valley UMMen are in need of a refrigerator. (It is used mostly for fundraising.)

If you are asking Santa for a new one and your old one is working please call Tater at 567-249-4090 and we will be happy to pick up your old one. 

God bless you.


 The Praise & Worship Arts Team Leader serves as a leader of worship at the Sunday Gathering service at 11 a.m., as well as a collaborator with the pastoral staff of Unity to provide excellent worship for both of Unity’s weekend worship experiences. The Praise & Worship Arts Team Leader should be a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ and serious about pursuing his/her faith as a part of Unity’s Core Leadership Team. Musically, he/she should be experienced in hymnody, and contemporary praise music, and if bilingual, so much the better. He/she will also work to discover and employ gifts and talents of faith community members in all areas of worship and the arts. Starting compensation is $5500 annually plus additional for special events/services (as negotiated). For a full ministry vision/description follow this link to the Unity website. 

If you’d like to talk further about this opportunity, please call Senior Pastor Melissa Steinecker (419-280-5433) and we can set a time to talk and pray together..


S. T. A. R. S.
Contact EleSondra DeRomano
419/ 514-6971

Click below to read all about her workshops, read her bio, and see if she can be a blessing to you. 

 I will come to the churches and do the workshops there if there are 25 or more people and I have a group reduction rate for youth also I will travel and give my testimony at churches and perform workshops thank you for your time.  Click here for more information.




Learn about UMCH Family Services.  

Many new and interesting things are happening in this United Methodist program for children which everyone should know about.  I am available for Sunday Morning Worship Services, or to small groups anytime.  Please contact me, Lois Murray, at 419-334-2427, 419-307-2729 or e-mail:

I would be pleased to share with you.
 Friendly Center LOGO 2012
Speakers Needed
Do you have a topic 
               you want to share? 
For Friendly Center Guild Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month starting in January of 2014. Welcome to come and share lunch, then speak at 1:00. Limit talks to 20-30 minutes.  Audience includes Friendly Center Guild Members and young and old guests.  

Contact person  Kathy Kaylor 419 607-0161


Urban Mission Project
St. Paul's UMC Toledo is excited to begin another year of working with our community through residential property improvements. We are happy to
Urban Mission Project
 partner with other churches in the area and The United North project. Our program runs on volunteer groups and individuals throughout the warm months of the year. We are currently seeking church groups, including senior high youth groups, to participate in a week-long mission project. The more groups we have, the more our community benefits! Please contact Wendy at 419-243-8284 or for more information on this exciting missional opportunity.


Need a Speaker?
Eric WitteEric Witte, Director of Widewater Ministry & Retreat Center, is available for speaking engagements at church services, Sunday school, groups, potlucks, and other venues. He has videos and camp stories for all ages.
Contact Eric by EMAIL or call 419/533-5900. 

Drivers NEEDED!UMM Truck

The UMMen are in desperate need of truck drivers.

This is a 24 foot box truck, it is automatic, and you do not need a CDL to drive it as it is under 26,000 pounds.

The harvest is great and the drivers are few.

Many of these calls to pick up are last minute. As a call I got today, "Come and get these cantalopes or I am going to dump them because I need the cooler space." So let me know if you can be a short notice driver or if you will need more notice.

Pray that God may touch your heart to help in this important ministry.

Contact Tater at Home 567-249-4090 or Cell 419-494-5321.



Children's Home Family Services
Worthington, OH
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PHONE:   614-885-5020
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S.O.W.E.R. Home in KY

Mission Opportunity for Building a House in the Henderson Settlement Area during the 

Spring and Summer of 2014

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 4-10 & 11-17; July 13-19 & 20-26; August 10-16 & 17-23 of 2014

Cost:  $250/volunteer (covers room and board at Henderson Settlement)

Materials:  Funds/pledges are needed to  cover the ~$42,000 materials cost

Contact:  Ralph and Carolyn Brandon - 740-344-5581


Please click here for more information.



If Wishes Could Come True for The Friendly Center
The Friendly CenterThey would look like art, game, & snack Supplies for the Youth Programs and Community Events. 
A wish might look like Paper Products such as cups, plates, and napkins. 
It may even be in a Monetary Form for example gift cards, tickets, or cash donations.
You may be that wish by becoming a Volunteer!