SONY DSCMy thoughts this weekend focused on things I learned from my Dad. He taught me to see that people are basically good by nature. He said you will usually get what you expect from people so expect the best. Trust others first if you want to be trusted. Respect others until they give you a reason not to trust them. If you want help, help others. If you want to be loved, love yourself and love others.
Does this sound familiar? Maybe you heard it this way: Treat others the way you want to be treated, or “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you”. Do you remember who gave us this “golden rule”? Yes, it was Jesus.
So here is a suggestion: try living this way and see what happens:
Smile first, say hello first, trust people, respect people, always say thank you, help people, be understanding and accepting of people, love life and love people.
I predict that all of the above will came back to you. Isn’t that a happy, positively uplifting thought?
Have a really wonderful week.
For comments, questions or discussion contact me at terrymcc1@yahoo.com.
Honor Similarities * Respect Differences * Celebrate Diversity

Winterfest Blues

Winter Fest Event

Broadway Night Fundraiser


MusicNotesOn March 26th at 7:00 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Waterville will be hosting “Broadway Night” as a fundraiser for the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.  Come and enjoy your favorite Broadway tunes performed by area youth.  Admission is free, but an offering will be collected and canned goods are also accepted.  There will be Light refreshments!

Poverty Summit 2015 Invitation

stoppoverty_nyWhat would Lucas County look like if every Christian church were working in some loosely but strategically coordinated manner?
What would the church itself look like?
You are invited to attend the Poverty Summit 2015 — Mind the Gap.
The goal of this FREE one day event is to develop a plan for the Christians in Lucas County
to tackle poverty. The event is being held at Cherry Street Mission’s Life Revitalization Center (former Macomber High School), 1501 Monroe St, Toledo.
Dr. John Perkins will be our inspiring keynote speaker this year. Dr. Perkins started the Christian Community Development Association and has guided hundreds of communities and ministries in addressing poverty.
Breakout Sessions will include:
~ What Gap? Understanding what the church needs to know about poverty
~ Building the Bridge:  Steps out of poverty and into autonomy
~ Bridging the Gap: A unified approach to poverty in Lucas County. What can the churches do and how to collaborate for those willing to do so.
Schedule for Thursday, March 5th:
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
2:00 – 3:00 Break out session #3
9:15 – 10:00 Dr. John Perkins
3:15 – 4:00 Dr. John Perkins
10:15 – 11:15 Break out session #1
4:00 – 4:40 Q&A with Dr. John Perkins
11:15 – 12:45 Lunch and Resource Fair
and Poverty Summit 2015 Steering Committee
12:45 – 1:45 Break out session #2
4:40 to 5:00 Dan to discuss: What is next?
“… then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in
spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Philippians 2:2-4 NIV
To make this work, we need representatives from EVERY church in the county. Would you please join us?
Registration is FREE
with your online submission at
Don’t have internet access? Then call 419.344.5844 with your name and phone number.
Would you please invite others?

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Is My Child Ready For Kindergarten?

How do I know if my child is ready to start school?
What does my child need to know?
What is kindergarten testing?
What can I do to help better prepare my child? 
welcome to kindergarten
A non-branded, community service event hosted by Emmanuel Christian School. The information that will be presented is meant to help parents of 4-5 year olds determine if their child is ready to begin as well as to help parents better prepare their children to start school.  From our experience, the students who aren’t quite ready have a much harder time adjusting and excelling in the classroom, which can follow them throughout their school years.  Taking time with a young child to make sure they feel confident when they start kindergarten is critically important to the student’s success in their first year and will create a foundational attitude toward school and learning as a result.

Date: Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Emmanuel Christian School, 4607 Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623
Join us for this FREE community event. Get valuable information that will help you and your student be prepared for kindergarten!  Please share this information throughout your network and organization. Childcare will be provided. 

Free Movie Night at Compelled Church, Toledo Campus


movie_night_imageCompelled Church will be hosting a viewing of the newly released film, The Song, on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. Inspired by Song of Solomon, The Song is a music-driven romantic drama about things we all pursue—love and meaning. The event is completely free. The movie will begin at 7PM. Join us for a great date night! There is no childcare provided.

Compelled Church Toledo Campus is located at 1007 S McCord Rd. Holland, OH 43528. For more information, check out Compelled’s Website at www.compelledchurch.tv or call the church office at 419.205.9090.

Free, separation and divorce support group begin February 17


First PresMAUMEE, Ohio – January 28, 2015 – First Presbyterian Church of Maumee (FPC) will offer a free, public 13-week separation and divorce recovery support group beginning Tuesday, Feb. 17. The group meets weekly from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. A free meal is offered weekly at 6:00 p.m. prior to the meeting. Continue reading »

Grief recovery and support group begins at Maumee church in February


gift-of-grievingMAUMEE, Ohio – January 28, 2015, Community members who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to register for the 13-week GriefShare program to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee beginning Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. The program will run through May 12. Continue reading »

Installation Service on Jan. 25th 2015 @ 10am

Bethel Assembly of God in Perrysburg, Ohio Welcomes New Pastor….

BethelAssemblykevin&tonyaKevin Starr has a passionate desire for God’s word and a move of the Spirit in these last, desperate days in which we live. At an early age, he received a call to ministry at youth camp one summer. He left Ohio for a while to follow what he thought was a career path for himself. After spending a number of years running from that call, the Lord pressed him in 1993 that he should yield. During that conversation with God, the Lord told him that he could keep on the path he was walking or he could accept the call and the work in which the Lord desired for him to do. He accepted with honor and humility that day and has never looked back.

As is his nature, he immediately wanted to get into ministry in any capacity. He began work in his local church. He discovered through God ordained appointments that there was a school of ministry opening in Pensacola, Fl as a result of the salvations taking place during the Brownsville Revival. The Lord impressed upon him that this was the place he was to receive his ministry education. Through experience in both formal education and the “life of hard knocks”, Kevin has become a man who is led by Holy Spirit with a passion to see those around him impacted by the power of God. He also desires to teach them in Word and deed, train them to find God’s call and plan for their lives, activate them into ministry, and release them to do that which God has called them to do!
As the shepherd of God’s flock, Pastor Kevin Starr nurtures spiritual growth through preaching and teaching that taps into the promises and power of God’s Word. Church should be a family with the love of God and the overflowing anointing of Holy Spirit. Pastor Kevin pastors with these principals in mind. He is excited about helping you grow spiritually through practical biblical teaching and exhortation designed to meet your specific needs.
Upon graduating the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry (BRSM), Kevin went to work for Evangelist Steve Hill as Product Manager. He accepted his first pastorate in Evergreen, AL in 1999. After senior pastoring, the Lord called him to serve Pastor John Kilpatrick at Brownsville Assembly as the Young Families/Associate Pastor. The Lord later opened the door to pastor Leeds First Assembly of God in Feb 2003 which later became WellSpring Worship Center. As a hometown boy and graduate of Maumee High School, the Lord has now led Pastor Kevin and his family back to Perrysburg to pastor Bethel Assembly of God. It is an honor to serve a church family that has been so instrumental in developing the spiritual man of God that he is today!

Bethel Assembly of God
665 W. Indiana Ave.
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Sunday School at 9:00 am & Worship at 10:00 am

Women’s Valentine Day Luncheon, February 7th

valentine-heart1United Church of God at 701 Phillips Ave., Toledo, OH 43612. On February 7, 2015 we will be having a Women’s Valentine Day Luncheon from 11:00am-1:00pm and it will be amazing!!! Come out for food, fellowship, and most of all FUN!!! In addition to that it will also be a gift exchange that will take place during the Luncheon. The Women’s Valentine Day Luncheon will be hosted by Minister Ronsha Allison and her contact information is                (419)-810-6335 and her email(s) is allison.ronsha@icloud.com or allison.ronsha@gmail.com. Please contact her if you have any further questions!