Updated: July 9, 2020
Park & Pray Service Changes Locations
The Waterville United Methodist Church park and pray service will change locations on Sunday, July 12, when services will move from the Anthony Wayne High School parking lot to the church parking lot. The service will be held at 11:00 a.m.
Waterville United Methodist Church is located at 102 N. Fifth St., Waterville.
Drive-Thru VBS Offered In Waterville
Waterville Area Churches are offering a free Drive-Thru Vacation Bible School this summer.
Children ages 4 to sixth grade will have the opportunity to drive through the parking lot (with their families) at Waterville Community Church on Monday through Thursday, July 13-16 anytime from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The kids will be greeted by VBS characters and music. Each registered child will also receive a VBS goody bag each night. The bag will include a snack, drink, craft kit, Bible lesson and a small surprise.
The kids can also bring a canned good to drop off to support the AW Food Pantry. Any coin donations will go toward the international mission. All children must register at watervillecc.org/vbs2020.
New Service Times Set At CedarCreek
CedarCreek Church is changing its service times for its livestreams and, once campuses reopen, for its physical locations. Starting in July, the church’s services will stream on Saturdays at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 9:00, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The goal is to make service times more convenient and easier to remember for people watching online or inviting friends to church. When physical locations reopen, it will also provide more time between services to clean, ensuring a safe environment for guests.
Only the services at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays and 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays will be live at this time. The church will continue to rebroadcast services every odd hour on the hour throughout the week, starting on Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Global Leadership Summit Offered
Strong leadership is crucial during challenging and uncertain times such as what we’re currently facing. You can grow your leadership skills and influence this August by watching the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) online.
The GLS is two days (Thursday and Friday, August 6-7) of world-class leadership training. It includes a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills attendees can immediately apply to their daily lives, as they learn from a diverse faculty of leaders, including: Craig Groeschel, founder and senior pastor of Life Church; Michael Todd, co-lead pastor of Transformation Church and Lysa Terkeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.
Although CedarCreek Church will not host the GLS at any of its physical campuses, the church is still encouraging its attendees and members of the community to participate.
Anyone interested can find more information or register at CedarCreek.tv/summit.
Crafters Needed For Church Craft Show
The Maumee United Methodist Women are seeking crafters for a Christmas craft show to raise funds for missions.
The show will be held on Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center, 405 Sackett St., Maumee. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Crafters’ applications will be accepted until Thursday, October 15. For further information or an application, call Carolyn Potter at (419) 389-9206.
Basilica Announces Mass Resumption
The Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio has canceled its annual August Novena and Pilgrimage, and all pilgrimages through September 1, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Masses have resumed at Our Lady of Consolation Parish and social distancing policies will be in place. For more information, visit www.olcshrine.com or call (419) 396-7107.
St. Joseph Offers Mass On Facebook
Weekly Mass is available live on the St. Joseph Parish Maumee Facebook page every Monday-Friday morning at 8:00 a.m., and at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, as are occasional messages from Fr. Eric Schild. For those without access to Facebook, videos are available via YouTube on the St. Joseph Parish channel.
Visit www.stjosephmaumee.org for the latest information or call (419) 893-4848.
First Presbyterian Sets Cancellations
All gatherings, events, and groups at First Presbyterian Maumee, 200 E. Broadway St., Maumee, are canceled until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes the upcoming Love Endures: Piano Concert by Jeff Manchur, Griefshare groups and Nar-Anon meetings.
Additionally, First Presbyterian Maumee will hold online services until further notice. For more information, visit www.firstpresmaumee.org.
Cornerstone Plans Online Services
Cornerstone Church has replaced all in-person services with online-only experiences.
Each campus (Eastwood, Downtown, Lima, Maumee and Wayne) will join together every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in homes across the region to experience services together via technology.
While the heart of the church is to be together in community, the health, safety and well-being of the community is of utmost importance. In all things, it is better to be a part of the solution, not part of the problem. At this time, everyone is encouraged to participate in Watch Parties (small group gatherings) via Facebook, YouTube and the Cornerstone Church website.
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
The 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.