We are excited to announce that the Three Rivers District website has moved to the East Ohio Conference website. Please make a note of our new website address: www.eocumc.com/threerivers. Visit us there for all of the latest news and information about the Three Rivers District.
"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?
Now is the time to seek out scholarships to help defray the cost of attending college. The East Ohio Conference website simplifies your search. Click here for a listing of all the scholarships, grants, and loans that are available across all levels of The United Methodist Church.
Saturday, March 12th
Lay Servant Training
Classes will be at Millersburg UMC from 8:00am-4:00pm. Registration forms are available at your local church and on the district website. Registration deadline is February 5. Cost is $25.
24 Hour Justice Experience Lock-in
THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
Friday, February 19th at 6:00pm through Saturday, February 20th at 6:00pm at CHRIST UMC, 648 Oak Street, Newcomerstown, Ohio 43832.
Join other students and be educated about the reality of injustice in the world and deepen your relationship with God as you discover how He calls you to respond. This experience includes teaching sessions, videos and application activities about modern day slavery as well as worship, prayer. In addition to the anti-slavery components, we will also have an on-site mission project. Friday night will also include fun activities like volley square, octoball, giant games, food and more!
This event is free!
Students should bring a Bible, sleeping bag/pillow, toiletries, a snack to share and offering money that will go towards International Justice Ministries' fight against modern day slavery. Each student should also bring an emergency medical form (available from district office).
Each group must have at least one adult chaperone.
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.