"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?
2015 Annual Conference
Conference Sessions, photos, info can be viewed online at the conference website.
Watch the 5 minute video recap.
4 Creative Summer Sermon Ideas
- Summer Reading or Blockbuster Movie List
- Heaven on Earth
- Adventures of Jesus of Nazareth: the Gospel of Mark
- Beautiful Things: Exploring God through Art
Read about these ideas and others at UM COMMUNICATIONS. Ideas to create interesting lessons that encourage members to invite friends.
CY YOUNG FESTIVAL
Parade on Saturday, June 27th at 6:00pm. Kansas City Royal's pitcher Bret Saberhagen (1985 & 1989 Cy Young Award winner) is this year's Grand Parade Marshall. Music, food stands, 5K run, car show, pedal tractors, corn hole tournaments, hit-a-thon and a Talent Show at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 28th. For a complete list of activities visit the Cy Young Days Website.
NCT Christ Community Carnival: June 25th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Free Food, Fun & Games for the entire family. Christ UMC located at 648 Oak Street, Newcomerstown. Pulled Pork Dinner sponsored by the Cuba Mission Team for a donation of $6.00.
Nellie Chapel Ice Cream Social: Saturday, June 27th (4:30-6:30pm). New location - changed to the Warsaw Fire Station. Hot sandwiches, salads, homemade pies and ice cream will be served for a donation. Monies raised will benefit Nellie Chapel UMC missions. The Warsaw Fire Station is located on the corner of US 36 and SR 60 in the Village of Warsaw, approximately 10 miles east of the City of Coshocton.
FRESNO One-day VBS Camp: Saturday, June 27th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Theme: Road to Emmaus. Call 740.545.6422
Youth Swim Party at Lake Park: Monday, June 29th at 11:00am. All youth entering grades 6-12 and their families are invited to a swim party hosted by Grace UMC at the Lake Park Aquatic Center (route 83 off US 36). Cost is $8 per person and covers the price of admission and lunch. Call the church at 740.622.1302 for more information.
NCT Christ VBS: July 6th-10th from 6:00-8:30pm. Christ UMC is located at 648 Oak Street, Newcomerstown. 740.498.8134 for more info.
Ohio Chautauqua in Coshocton: July 7th-11th. All events are FREE.
10:30am Youth Workshops at Public Library
2:00pm Adult Workshops at Central Ohio Tech College
6:30pm Evening Music at Fairgrounds
7:30pm Evening Performances at Fairgrounds
Portrayals from American History:
Tues -- Edith Russell (Titanic Survivor)
Wed -- Henry David Thoreau (Author)
Thur -- Olive Ann Oatman (Native American Captive)
Fri -- J. Godsborough Bruff (Gold Trail '49er)
Sat -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Civil Rights)
Family GIANT GAME Night: Wednesday, July 15th at 6:00pm. Coshocton Grace Family Night will feature 4 ft tall Jenga Blocks, Life-size Trouble playing board and pizza. Come discover the fun....be a part of the game...literally. Welcome to bring games from home.
Coshocton VBS: Thailand Trek July 19th-23rd at Coshocton Grace at 6:00-8:00pm. Grace UMC & Park UMC are partnering for VBS. Dinner is served at 5:30pm for a donation. Grace UMC is located at 422 Walnut Street. Contact them at 740.622.1302. Register online.
Three Rivers Church Administrator Workshop
Thursday, July 16th from 1:00-3:00pm at Grace UMC, 422 Walnut Street, Coshocton.
Joy will be conducting a workshop for Admin. Asst (Secretaries/Treasurers). Clergy are welcome too! We will discuss Charge Conference, paperwork, other duties of the church office, and expectations of the district office. Contact Joy to RSVP by Thursday, July 9th.
LIVING WORD OUTDOOR DRAMA
Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm from June 19th - September 26th.
(NO drama presented the weekend of July 3rd and 4th.) 6:30pm Behind Scenes Tour by donation. 7:00pm Complimentary set tour.
For ticket prices and other information visit their website livingworddrama.org or call 740.439.2761
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.