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Updated: January 13, 2022

Zion UMC Offers Electronic Recycling Day

Zion United Methodist Church in Whitehouse will host its fifth annual Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, January 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the church parking lot. The event is free and open to the public. Zion is located at 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse.

All are invited to come and dispose of their unwanted electronic devices in an environmentally responsible way. While most devices are accepted, no CRTs or TVs of any kind will be accepted. More information can be found on Zion’s website at www.zionumcwhitehouse.org.

Among the devices that can be disposed of are computers, servers, monitors, displays, networking hardware, cell phones and PDAs, stereo equipment, printers, scanners, projectors, speakers, memory, cameras and camcorders, keyboards and mice, video game consoles, storage devices and flash drives. Household batteries in clear, zippered plastic storage bags will also be accepted.

Televisions of any kind, CRT monitors, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, light bulbs and household appliances cannot be accepted.

Recycle IT USA Toledo will collect the devices and deliver them to its sorting station. The components will be disassembled, with care being taken to destroy any data on the devices.

After the data is rendered completely unreadable, the metals, plastics and other materials are sorted for reuse or recycling.

Zion’s Electronics Recycling Day is in keeping with United Methodist beliefs about care of the Earth. The UMC believes that all of creation is God’s. It supports and encourages policies and activities that facilitate the safe processing of toxic waste, provide appropriate recycling opportunities and reduce municipal waste.

According to Recycle IT, electronic waste accounts for 70 percent of our total toxic waste, including mercury, lead, cadmium, flame retardants, beryllium and other harmful materials that poison the soil, water and air if burned or buried in a landfill. It’s estimated that more than 57 million tons of e-waste was produced in 2021. Recycle IT strives to be a zero-landfill company and avoid incineration. Last year, Zion UMC and Recycle IT collected more than 14,600 pounds of e-waste.

Monclova Road Baptist Offers GriefShare

The Monclova Road Baptist Church GriefShare ministry support group will start a new series of weekly meetings online using the Zoom platform beginning on Monday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m.

The ministry is for those who are grieving the loss of a family member or friend. There is no time limit on how long ago a loved one may have passed; all are welcome. GriefShare is a nondenominational group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Each week is a different topic, and anyone may join the group at any time during the 13-week program. To preregister or for more information, call (419) 346-6991.

Waterville Drive-Thru Pantry Available

The Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry offers a drive-thru food pantry at Waterville Community Church, 8217 Dutch Rd., Waterville on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Clients must meet Ohio household income requirements for food assistance. Visit www.AWCFM.com or the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry Facebook page for more information.

AW Food Pantry Offered Via Drive-Thru

The Anthony Wayne Food Pantry, operated by Zion United Methodist Church at 10926 Maumee St., Whitehouse, is changing its hours in an effort to reach more people who need food assistance.

The new hours are 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The food pantry is open to residents of the Anthony Wayne school district. Proof of need is not required. Access to the pantry will be drive-thru only and items will be prepackaged.

The Anthony Wayne Food Pantry is a ministry of Zion United Methodist Church, but it is made possible by the generosity of the entire Anthony Wayne community. Donations of nonperishable packaged goods are always welcome. Needs are expected to increase.

Food Pantry Available For Those In Need

Maumee churches and the St. Luke’s Foundation offer Under One Roof, a joint food pantry located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 310 Elizabeth St., Maumee, for those who need food and toiletries. Those interested in receiving help or in making donations should call (419) 794-0111 for more information or to make an appointment.

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