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THE CURRENT
June 3,2022
Three Rivers District
United Methodist Church
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The District is Now Observing Summer Hours

The Three Rivers office hours until after Labor Day will be
Monday - Thursday (closed on Fridays)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

We will also be closed the following days:
Wed, June 8 - Fri, June 10 (East Ohio Annual Conference)
Monday, June 20 (Observance of Juneteenth)
Monday, July 4 (Independence Day)

Annual Conference 2022
Thursday, June 9 - Saturday, June 11
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

John S. Knight Center
77 E. Mill St., Akron

Clergy Executive Session is Wed, June 8, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Check-In
  • There is no onsite registration. Registered members need only to check-in at AC 2022 one time whereupon you will receive your name badge and voting device.
  • Doors to the John S. Knight Center open at 7:00 a.m. each of Annual Conference
  • Check-in is available during the following times.
  • Tuesday, June 7              4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 8       7:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Wednesday, June 8       3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 9            7:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Friday, June 10               7:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Seating
  • Clergy and laity members will sit by district, 10 people to each round table designated by color. THREE RIVERS is GREY.
  • The chairs in front of the stage are for invited family of those being commissioned, ordained, retiring, or being commemorated.

Parking
  • A parking garage is located at the corner of Broadway and E. Mill Streets that connects to the John S. Knight Center by a skywalk on the second level.
  • The cost in the parking garage is $7/day.
  • Other parking options

Food & Beverages
  • You cannot bring any food or drinks into the John S. Knight Center.
  • Concession stands will be open throughout Annual Conference or you may elect downtown dining.
  • To reserve a box lunch or meal from various EOC ministries. Reserve here. There are limited tickets and registration deadlines.

Get to Know Akron
  • The Get to Know Akron digital resource booklet can be viewed here.

Annual Live-streaming
All sessions, services, and celebrations of Annual Conference will be live-streamed. To access the feed, click the Livestream tab of the Annual Conference 2022 website

For more details regarding Annual Conference 2022 visit the EOC Website here or check out the special edition of the East Ohio E-News
Missions & Community Engagement at AC
East Ohio Missions is coordinating multiple events during this year’s Annual Conference, June 9-11.


  • hosting 5K Run/1-Mile Walk starting from Lock 3 at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 to raise funds for East Ohio Conference missions. Learn more. Register here

  • coordinating Ministry Opportunity Tables in the Knight Center

The Midwest Mission Distribution Center is collecting donations during Annual Conference. The collection truck will be at in the at the John S. Knight Center Broadway Parking Lot on NE corner of building. Broadway is a ONE-WAY street. Enter from Mill St. Drop-off times:
  • Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and
  • Saturday from 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING CASH OR CHECKS TO AC
To make a monetary donation, go to the MMDC website OR donate through The EOCUMC website using Fund 9944
On Sunday, June 5, there will be a community worship service at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary of The Presbyterian Church, hosted by Grace United Methodist and The Presbyterian Churches.
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For those interested in supporting the rebuilding of Grace UMC with monetary donations, please send checks made out to Grace United Methodist Church with a memo: "Fire Donation". Mail your checks to Three Rivers District Union, 415 Walnut St, Coshocton, OH 43812. You may also drop off your donations at the Home Loan Savings Bank located at 590 Walnut St, Coshocton.
SHADOW ON THE HEARTLAND
June 12 at 6:30 PM
Moreland UMC

Do you know what your children and grandchildren are doing? School is out. Where are they going? How much time are they spending on social media?

Moreland United Methodist Church is pleased to announce the showing of the award-winning documentary, “Shadow on the Heartland” on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at
6:30 P.M. This documentary portrays the serious issue of human trafficking in Ohio. The state of Ohio is ranked fifth for calls to the National Human Trafficking Hot Line
and the City of Toledo is ranked 3rd in the nation for trafficking.

Learn ways our children can protect themselves from becoming victims and being among the 1,100 underage children trapped in human trafficking each year. Dove.org states, "Human trafficking is commonly thought to be a Third World country issue and not a problem that is taking place in our own communities. 'Shadow on the Heartland' was created to shed light on this crime and to educate both adults and children on how and why human trafficking occurs and what we can do to stop it. Hear from victims and the perpetrators involved in one of the fastest growing crimes against our children, as well as from the state leaders who are fighting to end it." Movie is approved for children 12 and older. View trailer.

There will be a time for questions and discussion after the event. Refreshments will also be served. Please contact the Moreland United Methodist Church at (330) 264-9903 or at morelandumc@gmail.com to ask any questions or to register by June 8 (registration is appreciated but not required). We look forward to seeing you at this event.

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Youth Annual Conference:
June 17-19 at Walsh University
This year’s theme is Relentless and the featured speaker is the Rev. Dr. Stephanie Moore Hand. 321 Improv and Sarah Reeves will be the guest artists, and Mahoning Valley District Superintendent, the Rev. Abby Auman, will be our Sunday worship speaker. Follow our Instagram or Facebook for weekly updates and specifics. Learn more and register for YAC 2022.
Consultations and Charge Conferences
Consultations begin August 3 in the Three Rivers District. A final schedule detailing specific times and places for clergy one-on-one and SPRC DS Constulations will be sent to pastors and churches in the next few days. It will also be posted to the district webpage.
ALL CHARGE CONFERENCES WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 16!
  • 2pm at West Lafayette UMC
  • 4pm at Prairie Chapel UMC
  • 7pm at Mt. Vernon Gay St.)
The forthcoming scheduling will include which time your church has been assigned.

FORMS! Please note, most assessment and charge conference forms have been updated this year in a more streamline fashion, removing much duplicity. Joy will be also announcing a training session for July regarding the new forms and how to complete them. Joy will be sending out an email regarding more information about the forms. Forms can be downloaded from the district website.
Please be on the lookout for these important emails and details following Annual Conference.
Did You Miss the Last Current Conversation?
You can view it on the on the Three Rivers YouTube Channel or the Three Rivers Facebook Page. Rev. Brown discussed New Spaces for New People with Rev. Paul Nickerson. In their conversation they talked about the importance of aligning our purpose with our method in order to reach new people.
East Ohio E-News
E-News is the bi-weekly electronic newsletter of the East Ohio Conference. Its purpose is to communicate the many ways that conference clergy and laity are making and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Click here to read the latest edition including 2022 appointments, messages from Bishop Malone and other announcements regarding the mission and ministry within The East Ohio Conference. You can also enter your e-mail address in the prompt offered on the right side bar and have the E-news content e-mailed directly to your inbox.

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
740-622-8880

District Superintendent: Rev. Kelly Brown

Administrative Assistant: Joy Snyder