March 18, 2022
Three Rivers District
United Methodist Church
Current Conversations on Facebook Live
Tuesday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m.

On Tuesday, March 22, from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Rev. Kelly Brown will have a conversation with Rachel Gilmore, Church Planter, Coach, and Author. They will discuss what it means for everyone to be an evangelist. 

Current Conversations are being offered as an alternative to the Three Rivers 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.

Previous recorded Current Covernsations are archived on the Three Rivers District UMC YouTube Channel. View then on our Three Rivers District UMC YouTube

Bishop News March 16, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Bishops of The United Methodist Church in their March 15 called meeting discerned pathways for churches choosing disaffiliation and separation. The bishops have met two consecutive weeks to discern pathways forward in these changing times. Read more.
Rose Darling, Church & Community Engagement Coordinator for Flat Rock Homes, will be present at the Three Rivers District Spring Conference on Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Roscoe United Methodist Church to answer your questions or you can email her.
National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (NDDAM) is observed in March in the U.S. This class of disabilities can refer to impairments in learning and behavior, such as autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and impairments in physical and/or intellectual functioning such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down syndrome. Click here for more information:

Rock Your Socks Day at Flat Rock!
Silly, odd, crazy, fun, or whatever you want to call your socks, it is a colorful way to participate in World Down Syndrome Day, March 21. Flat Rock individuals will celebrate by wearing mismatched, colorful, or other zany, fun socks! Wear your silly socks in celebration! Learn the history of this day by clicking here:

Did you know that Scouts can earn their Disabilities Awareness Badge by volunteering at Flat Rock Homes? Visit their website at or read the Faith Connection here.
Missions & Community Engagement
UMCOR Sunday – March 27
On UMCOR Sunday we partner with other United Methodist congregations in a special offering to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), an organization that acts on our behalf when there is a crisis. When we give to specific Advance projects, 100% of our gifts are directed to the designated response. UMCOR can do this because the funds they receive today join with those of millions of other United Methodists to help cover the costs of doing business. From training volunteers to keeping the office lights on, the UMCOR Sunday special offering equips the organization to respond quickly when disaster strikes. UMCOR doesn’t just respond to emergencies for the short term. Working with local organizations, churches in the communities, and United Methodist Volunteers, UMCOR cultivates relationships and helps communities rebuild, often for years after a disaster.
Watch the UMCOR Sunday Overview video. You can also show it in our church for UMCOR Sunday.

United Methodists Stand with Ukraine
Visit UM Communications resource page to read how United Methodist leaders, organizations and individuals are responding to the invasion of Ukraine through their prayer, aid and witness at this resource page featuring social images and other content:

Individuals and churches wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those remaining in Ukraine as well as the Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries. 100% of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.

Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:
  • Online at
  • By phone: 888-252-6174
  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through any United Methodist church.

Visit the UMCOR Global Ministries webpage for updates.

Three Rivers District Lay Training

Basic Class:
Friday, April 22 (7-9 pm) AND Saturday, April 23 (8a – 4p)
Certified Class: Sat, April 23 (8a – 4p)

To maintain certification, lay servants need to take a course every 3 years.

Registration is encouraged as soon as possible to allow time to receive the books and complete the homework. Form available for download here.  Please mail the registration to the district office as indicated on the form along with the $25. The book will be immediately shipped directly to the participant's home. If the participant has financial hardship please contact your local church for assistance.

Want to learn more about Lay Servant Ministries? Check out the district LSM webpage

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