"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
- Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 18:29
What's Happening in the Three Rivers District?
- Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014 13:51
New Moscow Christmas program: December 7th, 2014 at 7:00pm. More info? Call 740.829.2219
A Celebration of Joy at Howard: December 7th at 7:00pm.
Isleta Christmas Cookie/Candy: Saturday, December 13th from 8:00-11:00am. Hundreds of cookies and candies to choose from, make your own assortment. $6.50 per pound. Isleta is located at 58608 County Rd 9, Newcomerstown.
West Union Domino Club: Saturday, December 13th at 6:00pm. All are invited. Bring a snack to share.
"On Christmas Day" at Roscoe UMC: Sunday, December 14th 10:30am service. Featuring 22 voices and a 12 piece orchestra with narration. Roscoe UMC is located at 475 High St. in Coshocton, OH, (Historic Roscoe Village).
"Were You There on Christmas Night" Sunday, December 14th, 7:00pm. A Lloyd Larson Christmas Musical performed at the Newcomerstown River of Life Center located directly behind Christ United Methodist Church (648 Oak St). The children and youth will re-enact that magical night as the adult choir sings. Cookies and punch following the performance in Fellowship Hall with a Nativity display.
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.
The Longest Night: Sunday, December 21st at 5:00pm. A Coshocton 4-Ministry Service of Hope in a Time of Loneliness.
Orange UMC Christmas Dinner: Sunday, December 21st at 5:30pm. Sponsored by the Orange UMW. Meat, buns, drinks and utensils provided. Bring a covered dish to share. Held at the Blue Ridge Grange Hall in Orange.
Birmingham Christmas program: Sunday, December 21st at 7:00pm. All invited. Refreshments following program.
Advent Bible Study
Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Three Gifts, One Christ.
December 9 -- Gold
December 16 -- Frankincense
December 23 -- Myrrh
West Lafayette UMC in the Oak Street Room with Rev. Bill Buckeye.
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.