February 25, 2022
Three Rivers District
United Methodist Church
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27

In the coming week we will enter the season of Lent, which in the church is a time for prayer and soul-searching. I call on all our congregations to intercede for the people of Ukraine, and for the leaders in the world, who have the power to bring an end to war. I call on all our congregations to pray and fast for reconciliation and peace in the world. May God, in His grace, open our eyes to the things that make for peace, may He protect us all from the escalation and spreading of war, and may we follow Him on His path of truth and peace. Read more.

Bishop Christian Alsted
UMC Cross and Hands image. Courtesy of the Council of Bishops.
Weekend of March 4-6.
Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, co-founders of The Voice of the Martyrs, led an underground Christian ministry to those who suffered under Nazi and Communist oppression in their homeland of Romania. This movie tells of their commitment to God and each other. This is truly an amazing story of faith, love, and forgiveness. Click here to watch a trailer and to register. Also learn how to be a host church site on this link.

To learn more about he Voice of the Martyrs visit their website at


Saturday, March 5
7-10:00 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Featured Speaker:

Christ United Methodist Church
648 Oak St.
Newcomerstown, OH 43832

Please send the approx. number of youth planning to attend or ask questions to Chasity.
RSVP by email
Missions & Community Engagement
Virtual Missions
While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to feel isolated, it has also connected us with our missionaries in new ways. Technology has enabled relationships to be strengthened virtually. During Lent, we welcome the opportunity to hear missionaries reflect upon the East Ohio Annual Conference theme of Let Us Live Love with scripture from 1 John 4:7-12 (NIV). We will learn about where missionaries are serving and their celebrations of 2021 and goals in 2022. You are invited to re-use their messages with children, youth, small groups and during worship.
Support Love Beyond Borders This Lent and Easter
United Methodist churches throughout East Ohio are invited to partner with missionaries by designating their Lent and Easter offerings to the new UMCOR Advance #3022671 that supports the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

Highlights Ministry with the Homeless
Connect with UMC missionaries serving the homeless in Florida, Panama, Portugal, and Southeast Asia for the latest episode of #StillinMission, Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. Eighty-two people from across the country participated in the February event.
Nehemiah Mission
Join Nehemiah's Executive Director, Alison Klocker's, for Breakfast and the "State of the Mission Address" and find out how Nehemiah is emerging from the global pandemic. They have big plans and would appreciate your support. They need money and volunteers.
Two opportunities to learn about the Mission and Ministry Objectives for 2022
Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, March 12th
  • Wednesday, March 16th

The Nehemiah Mission of Cleveland is located at 6515 Bridge Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102

Register for Breakfast ​A donation of $25 is appreciated for attending.
Current Conversations archived on TR YouTube channel.

Current Conversations are being offered as an alternative to our traditional one-day leadership training events.  Visit the Three Rivers Facebook page HERE.
Be sure to FOLLOW the Three Rivers Facebook page for upcoming notifications.
How to FOLLOW a Facebook Page
After you 'like' a FB group you click on the 3 dots to the right. You will see a pop-down menu. Click on the "Follow" button. To manage your settings, click on the 3 dots again. This time you will see that the plus (+) mark has changed to a check mark. When you click on the check mark/follow tab you will get a pop up menu with various settings allowing you to tailor notifications to your preference. You can also scroll to the bottom and opt for 'unfollow' if you no longer wish to receive notifications from the Three Rivers FB page.
Young People’s Ministries
Leaders Book Club
This is for any adult leader in the church. Join us in reading Wholehearted Faith by Rachel Held Evans, which we will discuss together in March.
Day of Renewal for Active Clergy

Saturday, April 2
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30 (NRSV)

Bishop Tracy S. Malone invites all East Ohio Conference clergy actively serving in ministry to come together for a day of rest and renewal from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 at Faith UMC (300 9th St. NW, North Canton, 44720).

Clergy are serving and leading in stressful, exhausting, and difficult times. This Clergy Day Apart, designed by a team of active clergy, is an opportunity to feed your soul through reinvigorating worship, fellowship, self-care, and conversation. Clergy will hear an empowering message from the Rev. Twanda Prioleau ( Christ UMC in East Baltimore, MD) and will participate in engaging breakout sessions designed to help you reflect, reconnect, re-center, and revel in your ministry. Rev. Prioleau is author of the book Breathe: A Pastor’s Journey to Wholeness. Clergy are asked to register online by Friday, March 18.

Three Rivers District
Knowing God and Loving Others: so that God's love is made complete in us.

  • Called and equipped to serve others in love
  • Committed to extend the love of Jesus
  • Connected by God's love

As Christ is alive in us, Three Rivers District is bearing fruit that last. We are called, committed and connected to living out God's love in our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We have a presence on social media and invite you to participate with us.
Three Rivers District

415 Walnut St, Coshocton, OH 43812

District Superintendent: Rev. Kelly Brown

Administrative Assistant: Joy Snyder