"Jesus is Calling"
Three Rivers District is committed to the mission of the East Ohio Conference, "to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." In addition to administrative services, we assist pastors and church leadership in their roles and duties as well as create opportunities for mission and outreach. Through a network of communication, accountability and workshops we can equip clergy and lay for ministry and spiritual growth. Each year a focus is developed that mirrors the quadrennial theme of the conference, Jesus is Calling. In 2015 that theme broadens to Jesus is Calling Us Up with an emphasis on encouraging disciples to take the next step in their faith journey.
"Deep & Wide" was the theme for the Three Rivers 2015 Leadership Event where participants discovered how deep is God's grace and how wide is His call. Participants were encouraged to deepen their spiritual formation through meaningful worship, prayer and the study of God's World. They were encouraged to widen their community outreach by sharing God's love and serving in mission and ministry.
What's Happening in the Three Rivers District?
West Lafayette Homecoming Festival
Thursday, July 23dr - Saturday, July 25th
Parade on Friday at 7:00pm
Trinway & Prospect Ice Cream Social: Friday, July 24th at 4:00pm-? Sandwich, noodles, salads, desserts, drinks for a donation at Trinway UMC located at 12750 2nd Avenue.
Roscoe UM Ice Cream Social: Saturday, July 25th beginning at 5:00pm. Serving until the food runs out. Rain or shine, you'll be comfortable in our air-conditioned fellowship hall. The menu: sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, noodles, homemade desserts, ice cream and a soft drink. Suggested donation $5 per person. All monies will be given to Relay for Life. Roscoe UMC is located at 475 High Street, Coshocton. For more info call 740.622.7780
Dr. Calvin Taylor, pianist: Sunday, July 26th at 3:00pm. Union Hill United Methodist -Sugarcreek. A concert of sacred music will be presented by Dr. Taylor on Union Hill's beautiful 7'6" Knabe concert grand piano. Dr. Taylor has toured through out the world, authored several music books and has ten solo recordings to his credit. With an unusually large hand span of 1 1/2 octaves, Dr. Taylor presents sounds and colors at the keyboard which would normally require four hands. There is no charge for the concert, but a freewill offering will be received. The Union Hill UMC is located at 7877 Union Hill Road NW, Sugarcreek, across from Dutch Valley Restaurant. For information 330.852.4410
West Lafayette VBS: Sunday, July 26th - Thursday, July 30th at 6:00-8:00pm. International Spy Academy: Agents for the One True God. Contact 740.545.6164 to register.
Wildflower Walk: Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30pm. Master Gardener Volunteers will conduct guided walks at Lake Park to educate about Summer Wildflowers. FREE EVENT. Meet at Park office. For more information visit coshocton.osu.edu website or contact the OSU extension office at 740.622.2265
Trinway/Prospect VBS: August 3rd-6th from 6:00-8:00pm. Theme: Jesus Loves the Little Children.
Chad Putka, tenor vocalist, & Jeff Daubenmire, Pianist to perform on Tuesday, August 11th at 7:30pm. Presbyterian Church , 142 N. 4th St, Coshocton, OH. Chad is the son of Rev. Putka, serving the Amlin UMC in Dublin, OH The concert is free, but donations accepted.
Kimbolton Community Homecoming: August 22nd-23rd. Theme: Inidians & Pioneers; Special Speakers: David Adair & Christ Hart, Food, Fun, Games, music. Saturday 8:00am is the 5K run/walk, the parade at 11:00am and TJ Marlatt & family at 6:30pm. Car Show on Sunday with more food and fun.
Disciple Bible Study LAPEL PINS Needed
Summer Soul Food
Wednesday evenings at Millersburg UMC & Ashland Seminary. Meal served at 6:15pm. Lecture at 7:00pm.
- July 29th Summer Spiritual Disciplines Dr. Ford-Watson
- Aug 5th Meaning of Revelation Dr. John Byron
- Aug 12th Who is the Real Jesus Dr. John Byron
If you have a free or public event in the Three Rivers District that you would like announced in this weekly format please send your information to Joy. Contact info below. Events that request donations or are a fundraiser for church-wide ministry such as missions may also be submitted for approval... Three Rivers reserves to the right to edit all submissions based on space and appropriateness.