Category: Churches

The Devil Tempts Me To Do It!

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church ‘Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him… Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms…

Parson to Person

By: Dr. James Bachman Dear Parson, I have done some really bad things in my past. I have asked God for forgiveness many times, but I carry heavy, debilitating guilt. What can I do? Satan loves to drown Christians with false guilt. It is false because when we ask for forgiveness, God gives it. If…

Jubilate Deo

On Sunday, February 19, the Paulding Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Defiance College Chamber Singers and Choral Union under the direction of Jim Watson to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. This was the first concert sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council Fund Every County Grant. The concert was a global celebration of joy, celebrating the languages…

Recruiting Fishers of Men

By Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once…

Hands Of Hope Receives Donation

Pam Dempsey, volunteer nurse at Hands of Hope Pregnancy Services is seen accepting a check from Dave and Darlene Jordan, who head up the Cheeseball Fundraiser every year. They sold approximately 350 cheeseballs this year, and had a team who made all the cheeseballs in 6 hours. Hands of Hope was one of the recipients…

The Lamb of God 

By: Rev. Gerry Weesner, Maples United Methodist Church “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’…

1st United Methodist Preschool Art Show

On February 23rd the First United Methodist Church Preschool located at 113 W. Central Ave in Van Wert will be hosting an Art Auction at Wassenberg Art Center to benefit the preschool. From now until February 20th we will be collecting art donations, which can include but is not limited to paintings, jewelry, pottery and…

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Harlan Christian Youth Center

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent donation in the amount of $2,500 to the Harlan Christian Youth Center in Harlan Indiana, located in Allen County. The grant, in the amount of $2,500, was presented to Harlan Christian Youth Center Director Debi Knoblauch on November 9th by Larry Kummer, Market President for Northeast Indiana.…

WCCH Receives Donation

Rose Nahrwold, Secretary of the Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association presents a check to Joe Heins, Director & Manager of the Woodburn Christian Children’s Home, located at 24902 Notestine Road. The donation of $461.50 was from the MVAS & GA Christmas Dinner & White Elephant auction held December 5th at the Woodburn Community…

Divine Mercy Receive Jackets

Divine Mercy Catholic School students and staff recently received school jackets that were donated by Mr. Bob Franklin, of Payne. Over the years, Mr. Franklin, and his late wife Mrs. Helen Franklin, have done so much for the school children. They have payed for ice cream parties, pizza parties, and made many generous donations. He…

Doe-C-Doe Meets At Antwerp UMC

Doe-C-Doe met on Sunday, October 30 at 3:00 p.m. at the Antwerp United Methodist Church. Members elected new officers. They are (listed from left to right) Secretary- Katie Oberlin, Reporter- Heather Oberlin,Treasurer- Josh Sukup, Vice President- Eli Moliter, President- Jared Sukup,Health and Safety- Izzy Meyer and Recreation officer-  Alex Lehmam. Their next meeting will be…