Dear friends and members of The University Church,
We would like to share with you that our associate pastor, Diana Mathias, has answered the call to serve as the lead pastor of Elliston Zion United Methodist Church in Elliston, Ohio. As Diana has been part of The University Church since its inception, it is bittersweet for us to announce this exciting new chapter in her ministry. Diana’s last regular Sunday here at The University Church will be June 18, 2017. She and her family will continue to live in the Toledo area.
We would like to invite you to join us on Sunday, June 4, 2017 directly following our 5:00 p.m. Vespers Service for a potluck meal celebrating Diana’s new adventure. Please bring a dish to share and join us around 6:15 p.m. as we send Diana off with joy and friendship.
If you would like to participate in supporting Diana in her new ministry with a monetary gift, please send your donation (labeled “Diana”) to the church office or make a contribution through our church website: www.TheUniversityChurchToledo.org. Click “donate” at the top of the webpage, then click the big yellow “donate” button. Choose “general mission” and type “Diana” in the adjoining text box. Through our gifts, we hope to equip Diana as a new lead pastor with some of the tools she may need as she begins to serve her congregation.
While Diana leaves The University Church family in service to another faith community, she knows she is answering God’s call for her life, but expresses her joyful anticipation mingled with sadness. It is the both/and of growth and change. Thank you for supporting Diana in her journey so far. We are very proud of her and excited to see her continue to grow in the years to come.