"Strengthening the Body of Christ"
Three Rivers is committed to the mission of the conference, "to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." In addition to administrative services we have developed many opportunities for discipleship and spiritual growth, missions and outreach. Our annual Leadership Event held the last weekend of January continues to be a highlight. Workshops have centered around themes which equip our members to serve together in ministry while growing in our love for others and deepening our relationship with Jesus:
- Doing Whatever It Takes
- Rethink Church
- Open Doors
- Creating Vitality
The 2013 conference will be "Strengthening the Body of Christ." Registration begins in December.
The Three Rivers District was formed in 2005 when the East Ohio Conference reduced the number of districts from twelve to ten. The office is centrally located in Coshocton. The first District Superintendent to serve Three Rivers was Rev. Larry Hukill, serving 2005 to 2008. Rev. James Humphrey was appointed by Bishop Hopkins to serve from July 2008 through June 2014.
Three Rivers District is the largest geographical district in the East Ohio Conference with at least one church in each of the following ten counties: Coshocton, Muskingum, Licking, Knox, Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, Tuscarawas, Harrison and Guernsey. (view map) We currently serve seventy-three churches which are being faithfully shepherded by fifty-six pastors consisting of Elders, Deacons, Full and Part-time Local pastors, and student pastors.
Three Rivers District Church Websites
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Did you know that your giving dollars will be matched?
*Global Ministries will allocate matching funds dollar for dollar up to the first $1 million in gifts to Advance projects received online on Dec. 2 between 12:00am-11:59pm EST. A maximum of $2,500 per individual gift to a project will be dispersed as matching funds. A project may receive a maximum of $25,000 in matching funds.
Opportunities to Give Thanks
Canal Lewisville Fall Festival: Friday, November 21st at 10:00am.
Miracle on Main Street - Coshocton Christmas Parade: Friday, November 21st at 6:30pm.
Mt. Vernon Community Thanksgiving: Sunday, November 23rd at 7:00pm. Mulberry UMC will host a combined community choir under the direction of Terry Dunnavant. Pastors of several churches will lead the service. The offering will go to Winter Sanctuary which is the ministry to provide overnight shelter to the homeless of our community during the cold months of the year. Checks can be made out to Winter Sanctuary.
Otsego Thankful Heart Service: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm.
Soup Cook Off: Tuesday, November 25th 5:00-6:30pm. Holmesville UMC at 317 E. Main St. will have their annual soup dinner followed by church auction (starts at 7p) of baked items. Also Quilts, canned goods, crafts, seasonal vegetables. Proceeds support community outreach.
Brandon Community Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00pm. Joint community Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at the Brandon Baptist church - Pastor Dave from Brandon UMC will be preaching.
West Lafayette Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 26th at 7:30pm. West Lafayette UMC will host the community service. An offering will help the needy of the Ridgewood community.
Bethlehem Walk: November 28th, 29th, 30th from 6:00-9:00pm nightly. Chandlersville (10 miles E of Zanesville on SR 146). Come and experience the walk that Mary and Joseph took the night our Savior was born! Your journey will take you from the shepherds in the field, past the Roman soldiers and tax collectors, through the town of Bethlehem to the tiny baby.
Brandon's Hanging of the Greens: Saturday November 29th at 7:00pm. A mix of traditional songs and decorations mixed with contemporary music. This year's service will include a hand chime choir, adult hand bells, and kids hand bells.
Sheldon Mencer in Concert - Tyndall UMC: Sunday, November 30th at 9:30am. Church is located at 18091 TR 284, Coshocton.
Christmas Walk Luncheon: Sunday, November 30th at noon. Mt Vernon Gay St UMC. Following the worship service a luncheon will be served at noon, prior to the Mt. Vernon Christmas walk scheduled for 1:00-4:00pm. A freewill offering will be accepted towards UMW's Community Assistance fund.
New Moscow Christmas Program: December 7th, 2014 at 7:00pm. More info? Call 740.829.2219
"On Christmas Day" by Roscoe UMC: Sunday, December 14th 10:30am service. Featuring 22 voices & a 12 piece orchestra with narration. Roscoe UMC is located at 475 High St. in Coshocton, OH, (Historic Roscoe Village).
Blue Christmas Service of Hope: Lock UMC December 17th at 7:00pm. Brandon UMC December 18th at 7:00pm. The service is for those finding difficulty in rejoicing over the holidays.
Now Available - Nellie Chapel UMC Prize Winning Peanut Brittle
Available at Mercantile on Main until Christmas for $6.00/one pound bag. Mercantile on Main is located at 603 Main Street. Proceeds will fund various mission projects associated with Nellie Chapel UMC. To order 5 lbs or more or arrange delivery call Becky Bowden at 740.327.2235.
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.