As we continue to move back into the church building we are learning a new way of being based on the space and technology with which we have been blessed. One of these is a new phone system that has capabilities too great to count! This system has the ability to use an automated answering service to direct you to the specific person you are calling. During this time of transition this has been a great help!
However, once we have hired new administrative assistant we will make sure the phones are answered by an actual person during office hours.....you can never replace the human touch! Thank you for your continued patience! Until then, here are the extensions for office employs so that you may move through the automated system quickly:
- Pastor Clint - Ext. 100
- Pastor Steve - Ext. 101
- Susan Platz - Ext. 102
- Jason Armstrong - Ext. 103
- Sonya Thomas - Ext. 105
- Bob Stiles - Ext. 106
In the next couple of weeks with the move back into the church scheduled there will be a reduced FYI going out. During the rest of the summer we will do some features on upcoming ministry opportunities coming to the Church. We will send FYI updates out that have a new pastor's corner and any new announcements and prayer requests. Blessings to you.
Welcome Sonya Thomas to our Staff
Sonya Thomas has been named Administrative Assistant at First Presbyterian Church of Maumee. In her new position she will develop and maintain internal forms of communications for the church and perform office duties.
Sonya has more than 25 years of experience in communications and public relations and has won many awards for her work within the nonprofit, corporate, higher education and Christian publishing job sectors.
Before coming to First Presbyterian Church, Sonya worked at Cardinal Health as a Marketing Consultant. While there, she published a pharmaceutical newsletter and promoted internal activities and initiatives for the Public Affairs department.
Prior to that, she was communications director for the American Heart Association. In this position she implemented cause marketing strategies to raise funds and awareness for the organization. Sonya was also Publisher of The Christian Reporter newspaper and a Public Relations officer at the University of Toledo.
The Toledo native earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University. She and her husband Alvin have two college-aged children. In her spare time she enjoys attending her book club meetings, biking with friends, photography, camping, traveling and caring for the family pets.
Please welcome Sonya Thomas to our staff.
UT International Student Outreach Opportunity
A local Church ministry is asking for donations for a freecycle that was taking place to benefit international students coming to UT. If you have items you wish to donate, they can be dropped off at Hope Lutheran Church (2201 Secor Rd. in Toledo) either Monday or Tuesday between 8 and 4. They did not give me a specific list of what they are accepting, but I know they are asking that no clothing or large furniture be dropped off. Kitchen utensils, small appliances (toasters, microwaves, etc.), clothing hangars, and small furniture (end tables, lamps, coffee tables, etc.) are probably ok. Or you can contact Pastor Steve and he will work out delivery to this ministry. Reaching out to International Students is a great way to touch lives and impact the leadership of other nations.
Habitat For Humanity Build Opportunities
MO! Missions and Outreach has voted favorably to help fund a Habitat Build as a part of our missions opportunities to Connect Christ and Community in the Toledo area. We just learned of three opportunities to volunteer and would like to know if there are those that have a preference in terms of which project to support. The two builds are: a new build partnership in August/September; and a Rehab project in October/November. Please contact Pastor Steve if you have a preference or if you would like to volunteer. Blessings on the house!