First Presbyterian Church in Sandusky, Ohio offering free laundry service to help relieve a financial burden to the low income, offer hope and to show that people care. Click here to see the YouTube video.
Maumee Valley Presbytery
700 East Melrose Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840
Monday thru Friday
Maumee Valley Presbytery
P.O. Box 638164
Cincinnati, OH 45263-8164
Board of Pensions:
Synod of the Covenant
Loads of Love
34th Annual Rural Ministry Conference
Wartburg Theological Seminary for Theology & Land is proud to present the 34th Annual Rural Ministry Conference from March 1-3, 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa. For information about the workshops, leaders and speakers, registration and conference schedule please see this event flyer.
Presbytery Office – Change of Address
Please note that effective December 1st, 2014, the presbytery will be dropping its box number (853) from the address. We will no longer have a post office box at the local Findlay post office.
The correct address for the presbytery office will continue to be: Maumee Valley Presbytery, 700 East Melrose Ave., Findlay OH 45840.
Please note, the zip code changes from 45839 to 45840 to coincide with the street address.
Do not confuse this change with the lockbox used for receiving money. You will continue to remit all money for mission, per capita, donations or fees directly to: Maumee Valley Presbytery, P. O. Box 638164, Cincinnati OH 45263-8164.
How Gender Justice Brought Me Back to the Church
“I have always found it difficult to walk away from the church, but I have also found it difficult to walk with it.”
Those evocative words, the first sentence of feminist theologian Letty Russell’s formative work Church in the Round, are the best summary I can give of my introduction to feminist theology. As a woman who grew up in a church tradition that did not allow for any sort of leadership by women, “walking with” the church has been a painful experience for a large part of my life. Even now, long after I left that particular church tradition, those years of forced diminishment of my humanity have left what feels to be a “limp” in my soul.
As a result of this negative experience growing up in the Church, I left for college and jumped at the opportunity to finally “walk away” from the institutional church – with no intention of ever coming back. During this time I happened upon Mary Daly’s writings and her ideas about post-biblical feminism. Based on my experience, I could understand why she wrote these things about the Bible and the Church that some Christians found so offensive. In my rage at the Church that marked my early twenties, I was convinced that this patriarchal institution and faith tradition had nothing to offer me except for more disappointment and abject denial of who I was.
MVP’s Employee Dues-Share with Health and Dependent Care Savings Plan
The Maumee Valley Presbytery Employee Dues-Share Plan with Health Flexible Spending Arrangement and Dependent Care Spending Account (the “Plan”) was established to provide for the payment of Medical Plan and/or Optional Health Insurance premiums and the reimbursement of certain eligible Healthcare Expenses and Dependent Care Expenses of the eligible employees of Maumee Valley Presbytery (“Employer”). This document constitutes the Plan, effective as of January 1, 2015.
MVP’s Employee Dues (Share with Health and Dependent Care Savings Plan)
Pastors, Treasurers and Clerks of Session...
Thank you for your ministries in congregations in Maumee Valley Presbytery.
As we approach the end of the year 2014 and look ahead to 2015, many congregations are finalizing their 2015 budgets. Several of you have asked for confirmation about the per capita mission contributions per member and the terms of call and the $2.00 per member baptismal offering.
1. Commissioners voted the following per capita contributions for our wider church:
General Assembly $ 7.07 (increase of .05 from 2014)
Synod of Covenant $ 3.25 (no change from 2014)
Presbytery $18.25 (increase of .42 from 2014)
2. The minimum terms of call for pastoral leaders were increased by only 1% plus at least one half of the Board of Pensions increase for pastors with spouses/dependents/family. (See the attached document for calculations).
3. An additional $2.00 per member special mission contribution (which we are calling the Baptismal offering) to support our New Church Development, Christian Community of Restoration and Revival in Norwalk was also approved. (See the attached information on CCRR which is the first of several interpretive materials we will be sending over the next year).
4. As a reminder, the Mission Treasury recommended distribution for your general mission dollars, unless otherwise indicated is
General Assembly 31%
Thank you for your faithfulness in the reign of Christ.
Presbyter for Common Life
The Plight of the Working Poor
To view the letter from Gradye Parsons regarding the economic crisis that has affected our lives in recent years which has only exacerbated the long-running battle among those who are entrapped in the cycle of poverty please click here.