"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:

Three Rivers UMC District Office
  • 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 UMC District coverage area

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.

 
   

What's Happening in 3 Rivers?

As you enjoy your Jelly Beans be mindful of the Journey: From the Cross, to the Grave, to Life Everlasting. Halleluiah! He is Risen Indeed!
Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He Made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.

Will You Help #CoverTheNet?

Imagine No Malaria is seeking supporters to spread their message by raising awareness of Facebook and Twitter about a this killer disease that claims the life of a child every 60 seconds.

Watch the video to learn how to "Cover the Net". Let the world know you are one of many fighting this needless killer. Here's how you can help us create a social media buzz:

  • Add a special World Malaria Day Twibbon to your social media profile
  • Shout it out via Thunderclap!
  • Change your Facebook cover image
World Malaria Day -- April 25th
#CoverTheNet with prayers for those at risk of death from malaria.

United Theological Seminary's "Light the Fire!" Church Renewal Conference

Thursday-Friday, May 8-9. Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25A, Tipp City, Ohio. $149 Click here for details.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Baltic Community Good Friday Worship: Friday, April 18th at 6:30pm. All are welcome. Parking in the rear. Baltic UMC is located at 119 N. Butler St.

Fresno Community Easter Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 19th at noon. RSVPs requested by Wednesday, April 16th. Bring a blanket. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Fresno UMC located at 65233 TR 172.

Jelloway Sunrise Service & Breakfast: Easter Sunday, April 20th. Sunrise Service at 8:00am at Zion Lutheran. Breakfast at 8:45am at Jelloway UMC. Easter service will follow at Jelloway UMC at 10:30am.

Isleta UMC "Sunday of Joy" April 27th at 9:00am. Celebrate our Risen Saviour with joyful singing, balloons, and faith-based illusionist Blathmac (Richard Mccune). Carnival food joyfully served after the worship. Wear a colorful outfit and celebrate Christian JOY.

Clary Gardens Wildflower Walk: Saturday, April 26th at 10:00am. It will be a time to relax, reflect, and renew. The gardens are located at 588 W. Chestnut St. (Roscoe Village).

Lunch & Bell Concert at NCT Christ: Sunday, April 27th at 11:30 am. The Cuba Mission Team and The River Ringer Bell Choir will be hosting a Baked Potato & Salad Bar immediately after the 2nd service near 11:30 followed by a Bell Choir Concert.

Coshocton Choir Spring Concert: Sunday, April 27th at 3:00pm. "WONDROUS LOVE" performed at the McKinley Auditorium, Coshocton High School. Tickets ($10 adults/ $5 students) available at various locations around the county. This will be Rev. Jim's last Coshocton Choir Concert...don't miss it!

A.D.A.M Spring Seminar: Tuesday, April 29th in Danville. Association of Danville Area Ministry (ADAM) will hold a Seminar: Caring for Seniors in the Midst of Change. Registration of $15 (includes lunch) due Thursday, April 24th. Location: St Luke Community Center, 7 W. Rambo, Danville, 43014. Contact Danville UMC at 740.599.6645 for more info.

Brandon UMC "Music in the Park" Saturday, May 17th from 1:00pm-4:00pm At Brandon Park. Live music, food, kids games, and other entertainment will be provided for FREE! You can even "Pie the Pastor" for $1 to help fund our youth programs. The church will be collecting gently used or new winter coats and other clothing items which will be donated to Interchurch Social Services. Spring is here! Come and join us for a day of fun in the sun!

Spring District Conference

May 4th at Christ UMC.
2:00pm - Greet Rev. Jim
2:30pm - Business Meeting
4:00pm - Greet Dr. Call
Christ UMC is located at 648 Oak St, Newcomerstown.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 20:02