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RUMC celebrates 50 years

| October 27, 2014

DSC_0151COSHOCTON – The Roscoe United Methodist Church celebrated its 50th anniversary in the current church located at the base of Roscoe on Sunday, Oct. 26. The large white cross, which is lit at night, is a landmark to Coshoctonians and people traveling through the community. Members of the church held a hog roast covered dish luncheon and held a special service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 with Coshocton City Mayor Steve Mercer reading a proclamation from the city and Coshocton County Commissioner Gary Fischer reading a proclamation on behalf of the Coshocton County Commissioners. Bob Boyd recognized several “firsts,” wedding, Robert M. “Pinky” and Shirley Fortune, baptism, Sherri (Finnell) Gibson and 50 plus year members. The Rev. Ralph Hollingsworth gave an inspired message about the faith of the church and the significance of the arch near the front of the sanctuary that was installed on the day President Kennedy was shot. A display of historical photographs and news items was displayed on a table allowing everyone to reflect on the lives that have been touched by the church. The theme of the day was “Moving Forward by Faith.” Pictured are former pastors Coralee Cox, Richard “Dick” Hoover, current pastor Dale Sutton, former pastor Ralph Hollingsworth and Brad Call, who was a former pastor at Roscoe and is the current Three Rivers District of the United Methodist Church Superintendent.

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I live with my beautiful wife Nancy on a small farm just outside Coshocton. We have been married for thirty two years and have two grown children, Jessica and Jacob. Jessica is married to Aaron Mencer and they are employed with Coshocton City Schools. Jacob is a sophomore at Kent State University. I graduated from River View High School, have a Bachelor’s Degree from North Carolina Wesleyan University and am actively involved with the Roscoe United Methodist Church, serve on several local committees and am a member of the Coshocton Kiwanis Club, having served as Past-President. I love reading, especially military thrillers, the Civil War and history in general. My goal is to write a novel. My wife and I are also AdvoCare distributors and encourage anyone wanting to lose weight, gain energy and better health to explore AdvoCare at our website; www.fortunes4advocare.com. I love the media field, innovative technology and have worked in newspapers for over 30 years – in fact, my first job was delivering newspapers. The Beacon is a dream made possible by the support of this community and a great team. I hope to continue serving Coshocton County for many years.

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