"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
What's Happening in the Three Rivers District?
Three Rivers District Office will be closed next week
February 23-27 ... Three Rivers office closed
Joy will be on vacation. Dr. Call will out of the office also. He has cabinet meetings with the Bishop on Sunday-Tuesday. He has other commitments outside the office the remainder of the week. Both Dr. Call and Joy will be checking their messages on a regular basis. Contact information is below.
Note: due to this schedule, the March Current (TR Dist Newsletter) will not be mailed until the week of March 4th.
The latest edition of the WINDOW available online
Some may ask, "What is the WINDOW?"
This is a quarterly publicized collection of events and opportunities throughout the East Ohio Conference. The Spring edition is particularly popular as it is packed with active links that download flyers and inform about Conference activities, registrations for Youth Events and Summer Camps, as well as information about scholarships and special seminars. Click here and GET INFORMED!
A list of this year's speakers and other announcements can now be found on the 2015 Annual Conference webpage. Housing packets will be mailed soon.
Brandon UMC "Chili Cook-off" Sunday, February 22nd at 12:30pm. All are welcome to enter their favorite recipe, or just come out to enjoy sampling some delicious Chile! Prizes will be awarded for the best tasting dish.
Violinist Jamie Jorge & Pianist Timothy Noble in concert: Sunday, March 1st at 3:00pm at Roscoe UMC located at 475 High St. (Roscoe Village), Coshocton. Jaime began playing the violin at five. Born in Cuba, he was given many pportunities-including offers to study with some of the greatest musicians of our time-if only he and his family would renounce their belief in God. They refused. Jaime and his family came to the US when he was ten. He has recorded and released 17 albums. Learn more at jaimejorge.com. Timothy has frequently visited our community, sharing his talent and each time is like a new gift. He started lessons at the age of 6, and is now 16. He continues to be a blessing to others as he shares his gift; acknowledging God as the giver. He has performed with many music greats Learn more at timothynobleplayspiano.com.
Mid-Ohio Community Mobile Market: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 10:00-11:30am. Fresh produce, eggs, milk, bread and other items available for free to all families that meet income guidelines. **NEW LOCATION DURING WINTER MONTHS** 3Rivers Fire Station, US 36/SR 621, Coshocton.
Christ in the Passover: March 30th at 7:00pm at Utica UMC. God Commanded It, Israel Celebrated It, Jesus Fulfilled It. Questions? Call 740.892.2621
Upcoming District Events
Spring District Conference: Sunday, May 3rd from 2:30-4:00pm at Canal Lewisville UMC.
Committee Meetings at the District Office:
dCOM - March 5th at 9:00am
Leadership & Nominations - March 10th at 4:00pm
Finance Committee - March 19th at 3:00pm
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.