"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?
Office is Closed Friday, October 2nd
The District office will be closed this Friday, October 2nd so that we may attend the funeral of Elinor Humphrey. view her obituary. Cards may be sent to Rev. Jim Humphrey in c/o First UMC, 201 West High Street, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
ONE DAY APART with Valerie Stultz at Coshocton Grace
Coshocton Grace UMW will be hosting a ONE DAY APART, a day of spiritual renewal with Rev. Dr. Valerie Stultz on Saturday, October 10th from 8:30am to 2:00pm.
Cost is $6 if RSVP before October 5th (otherwise $8) and includes lunch.
Please send reservations with payment by October 5th payable to Grace UMC UMW, 422 Walnut Street, Coshocton, Ohio 53812. For more information please call Teresa at 740.622.0066
Glory Way Quartet: Saturday, October 10th, 7:00pm at Nashville UMC. Located at 302 W. Millersburg Street, Nashville 44661. Preview their music at glorywayquartet.org
Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival: October 16th-18th. Roscoe Village, Coshocton, Ohio.
Clergy Spouse Retreat: October 16th-17th, 2015 at Garden Hilton Inn, Twinsburg, Ohio. Friday evening buffet, fellowship and fun. All workshops offered on Saturday. Cost includes meal, lodging and sessions. $95 (4/room) and up. Saturday only: $45. Registration form: click HERE To view flyer and info.
Bridges Out of Poverty Seminar: Saturdays, October 17th & 31th from 8:30am-noon at Killbuck UMC. Designed to help churches identify ways to move individuals from poverty to self-sufficiency. A complimentary continental breakfast will be served. To register contact Rev. Baker at 740.294.8198
FREE Church Finance Workshop: Saturday, October 24th at North Canton Faith from 9:00am-2:00pm. Payroll review: Overtime rules, health care, and worker's compensation, How to prepare year end reports, How apportionments are calculated, Review staffing practices and job descriptions, Review non-profit accounting practices. North Canton UMC (300 Ninth St NW, 44720). RSVP online by October 16th for this FREE workshop (lunch included).
Keene UMC Apple Butter: Saturday, October 24th.
FREE Concert at Roscoe UMC: Sunday, October 25th at 3:00pm, Violinist, Jaime Jorge, and Pianist, Timothy Noble, together in Concert. Meeting for the first time a little over a year ago, Jaime and Timothy, coming from two completely different backgrounds, have one thing in common - a God-given musical gift which became evident in each of their lives at an early age. Jaime, born and raised in communist Cuba, began playing the violin at the age of five. He was given many opportunities - including offers to study in Moscow with some of the greatest musicians of our time - if only he and his family would renounce their belief in God. They refused - but God miraculously blessed. Timothy, born and raised in Mount Vernon, Ohio, began playing the piano at the age of three, inspired by the hymns he heard sung in his church. Since the age of ten, he has had many opportunities to travel and share the gospel through his music. Come enjoy an afternoon of sacred music and learn more about Jaime and Timothy at Roscoe UMC is located at 475 High St in historic Roscoe village. Questions? call 740.622.7780 or visit church website.
Roscoe UMC Holiday Bazaar: Thursday, October 29th. Doors open at 8:30am for a breakfast boutique. Lunch served 10:30am-1:00pm. Supper starts at 4:00pm and will be served until the food is gone. A used bookstore, bake sale, themed gift baskets, Trash to Treasure, holiday items and more. Come shop, eat or just visit with friends! Questions? call 740.622.7780 or visit church website. Roscoe located at 475 High St in historic Roscoe village.
Townesmen Quartet Concert: Friday, October 30th at 7:00pm at Roscoe UMC. To learn more about visit their website.
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.