"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 Monday, 16 June 2014 20:04
What's Happening in the Three Rivers District?
- Last Updated on Sunday, 20 July 2014 09:36
Summer Concerts on Court Square
Coshocton Community Band - Every Friday night in July at 7:00pm downtown intersection of Main and Chestnut Street, Coshocton, Ohio. FREE! bring a lawnchair and enjoy!
Knox County Fair
Sunday, July 20th at 8:00am - Worship Service (Multi-Purpose Building)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Prairie Chapel UMC Ice Cream Social: Thursday, July 17th 4:30-7:00pm. Menu: sandwiches, beans, noodles, salads, desserts and ice cream. Donation
Newcomerstown Car Show: Saturday, July 19th. Starts at 11:00am at High School on Beaver Street.
FREE Family concert in Mt. Vernon: Sunday, July 20th from 4:00-6:00pm. Knox County Career Center located at 305 Martinsburg Road Music performed by Rain Crows. Crazy science fun provided by Science Play-Space Initiative. Bring lawn chairs, a picnic and friends.
Coshocton Grace "Weird Animals": July 20-24th 5:30-8:15pm at 422 Walnut, Coshocton. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm with VBS activities to follow for children grades pre-school - 6th. Also offered at same time is an Adult Class "Circling our Children with Prayer." Call 622.1302 to register or arrange transportation.
The Nellie Chapel UMC VBS - "Frogs & Flies amp; Locusts, Oh My!" Tuesday, July 22nd through Thursday, July 24th from 6:00-8:00pm. Preschool to 6th grade. Registration at 5:30pm on Tuesday. A light healthy snack will be served. Come join us for some fun as we learn the story of Moses. Located 4 miles west of Warsaw off of US 36 and SR 79. For Info call Pastor Barton at 824.8004
Conesville "COME VISIT GOD'S ZOO!!" July 21-25 from 9:00am till noon. VBS can be a "Zoo-rrific" time!! Preschool to 6th grade can come and have fun learning lessons from God's Word. For info call Polly Maple 545.7655
Lunch & Learn at Clary Gardens: Tuesday, July 22nd 12:15-12:45pm. Gardening Myth Busters. RSVP at 740.622.2265. Bring your own lunch. Coshocton near Roscoe UMC. Tuesday, August 5th-Fall Vegetables.
West Lafayette Homecoming: July 24th through July 26th parade on Friday at 7:00pm. Special events, contests, food, music and games.
Community Pool Party: Friday, July 25th 6:30-8:30pm. Lake Park Aquatic Center.
Roscoe UMC Ice Cream Social: Saturday, July 26th at 5:00pm. Sandwiches, sides, homemade desserts.
Isleta VBS Workshop of Wonders: Sunday, July 27th through Thursday, July 31st from 5:30-8:00pm. VBS activities, music, food, crafts, and FUN! The church located at 58608 CR 9, Newcomerstown. Pre-register at 330.663.3923
Brandon UMC to host Community Music In The Park: Saturday August 2nd from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Christian Contemporary Band Clearview Mirrorwill perform. Also inflatables, games, food, kids activities, balloon artists and its all free! For a small fee that benefits the youth group you can DUNK the PASTOR! Accepting gently used or new winter clothing, which will be donated to Knox County Interchurch Social Services (No rain date at this time)
Bethel UMC Sundae/Sunday: Sunday, August 3rd at 6:00pm. Bring a friend, covered dish and lawn chair.
Conesville Community Party: Friday, August 15th at 6:00pm. Weiner Roast and Ice Cream Party. Invite your friends and bring a lawn chair. An evening of food, fun and fellowship at Conesville United Methodist Church.
Kimbolton Homecoming: Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th. Theme: Railroads with special speakers David Adair and Kris Hart. Food, Fun, Children's Games, Music. Saturday: 8:00am 5K run/walk and 11:00am parade. Saturday night-square dance and car show on Sunday.
Dove Award Winner & Grand ol' Opry Gospel Singer Donnie Sumner
Performing in Newcomerstown on Saturday, July 19th 6:30-9:00pm.
Also a Grammy nominee and a featured artist in the Gaither Homecoming music series, Mr. Sumner has a long musical career to his credit.
He was the lead vocalist and arranger for the J.D. Sumner and the Stamps Quartet, and later became a back-up vocalist for Elvis Presley and an integral part of Elvis' musical "family." In 1976, Donnie resigned from the Presley organization. Since that time, Donnie Sumner has used his gifts to share the good news of Jesus Christ with all who will receive the message.
Admission is free; a love offering will be taken.
All are invited to experience this concert of praise.
First Baptist Church at 135 S. River Street, Newcomerstown.
We are still accepting donations to outfit the Volunteer in Missions Tool Trailer
Contact the district office for up to date list of needed items. Thank you to all the individuals and churches that have made donations so far. Please be in prayer for the VIM team as they prepare to depart for Brookville, IL at the end of July.
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.