The University of Findlay, Ohio is delighted to host Dr. Walter Brueggemann on October 17, 2014. He will meet with students during the afternoon on Friday the 17th for a book discussion and will give a public lecture Friday evening at 7:30 Winebrenner Theological Seminary auditorium. Located at 950 N Main St, Findlay, OH 45840. The title of his presentation is “Fidelity amid the Seductions of Certitude.” Please share this information with your congregations. All are invited. Dr. Brueggemann's presentation is free and open to the public. Dr. Brueggemann is the University's third speaker in the DeBow and Catherine Moore Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture Series. Event Flyer
Maumee Valley Presbytery
P.O. Box 853
Findlay, OH 45839-0853
700 East Melrose Avenue
Findlay, OH 45840
Monday thru Friday
Board of Pensions:
Synod of the Covenant
“WE ARE CALLED
BY JESUS CHRIST IN
THIS TIME AND PLACE:
Living as covenant community;
Transforming lives and
communities in Jesus Christ;
Making healthy transitions as
leaders and congregations.
We are the
USA regional body of Christ in
northwestern Ohio and
Walter Bruggemann Visiting Findlay
Rev. Lucy Der Garabedien
Our Preacher for Presbytery on September 16, 2014 will be the Rev. Lucy Der Garabedien. Lucy was featured in Presbyterians Today in 2013. She has worked with the Wounded Warrior program in Washington DC and will be sharing the Gospel with us during Worship.
Community Table: Sharing our Harvest
Fine and folk art, baked goods and fun - come support our first A Community Table show. Event Flyer
Ruling Elders Training Event
The Branch of Congregational Life of the Maumee Valley Presbytery invites your session to send your Ruling Elders to a training event to prepare elders to Celebrate Holy Communion. To see the event flyer click here.
Chosen to Die, Destined to Live
She was 14 when she witnessed her entire family being killed by her neighbors and friends. By some miracle her life was spared and she is here to share her story of pain, sorrow and reconciliation. Join Frida Umuhoza on September 20th and hear her story. Click here to register and see the event flyer.
Water Issues in Toledo
The first weekend of August was an interesting weekend for Toledo area churches. A ban on water consumption was declared in the early hours of Saturday morning , perhaps due to an algae growth in Lake Erie. Businesses were encouraged to close and restaurants were unable to function without a clear and clean source of water.
Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the honor of giving the message at my youngest brother’s marriage ceremony. I have never given a wedding homily before, or any homily, come to think of it! It was a special day with many special people, and I will hold those moments up as some of the best in my life.
I was telling my friends on the Spirituality Team about my experience and about my words about marriage. We soon discerned that much of the advice I had to offer not only worked for couples in marriage but worked for all people in relationship. So I offer these words to you; perhaps they could be of use in to you in all relationships you encounter.
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.
Are You Interested in Some Sheet Music or Hymnals...
Fairgreen Presbyterian Church, in Toledo, is downsizing our choir music library which we would like to donate the music to you! If you are interested in seeing what music (much is SATB) is available, please let Darlene Hughes, our Administrative Assistant know at 419-475-4436, and a listing can be sent to you. Since we have purchased the new Glory to God hymnals, we also have blue Presbyterian Hymnals available, which are in good shape. If these can be used by you, give us a call
2014 Minimum Terms of Call
Maumee Valley Presbytery has approved the minimum terms of call for full time pastoral leadership as follows:
Total Effective Salary (Including Cash and Housing Allowance or Manse)
Health/Disability/Pension Dues (35% of Total Effective Salary)
Reimbursable Professional/Travel at IRS rate of .565
Reimbursable Continuing Education