Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

1 Apr , 2018  

NOTE: In celebration of those local faith communities for which this is a highly significant weekend, 1812Blockhouse is re-showcasing three Mansfield church buildings today which have been the subject of posts in our Landmarks of Mansfield series.

For the last 100 years, the 125 feet high towers of the landmark St. Peter’s Catholic Church have themselves done double duty, standing sentinel over the central part of Mansfield while at the same time encouraging passers-by to look in a heavenly direction. More…

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Find A Christmas Eve Service

24 Dec , 2017  

Christmas Eve 2017 falls on a Sunday, which makes for interesting service time schedules for Mansfield’s Christian faith communities. Most churches are holding at least two services that day, one in the morning and a second in the evening; a few are also holding Christmas services on Saturday.

Here is a current list of known Christmas services. If you have one we can add to this list, please send it to: 1812blockhouse@gmail.com. We will be updating and re-publicizing this list through Saturday. Services are on Sunday unless otherwise noted. More…

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Lutheran Camps Accepting Applications For Summer 2017

9 Feb , 2017  

Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio (LOMO) is now accepting applications for summer staff for its three camps.

LOMO is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Ohio for the three Synods in Ohio of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA. The three synods are Northwestern Ohio, Northeastern Ohio and Southern Ohio. More…

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Grace Church Welcomes Bishop As Diocese Celebrates Bicentennial

8 Feb , 2017  

There’s a celebration taking place all across northern Ohio this year, and no more so than at the corner of Third and Bowman in downtown Mansfield.

2017 marks the Bicentennial for the Diocese of Ohio, the first diocese of the Episcopal Church outside of the original thirteen colonies. For the first decades of its existence, the legal and spiritual home of the diocese was in nearby Gambier, home to Kenyon College. Kenyon was founded by Philander Chase, the first Bishop of Ohio. More…

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Christmas Eve Events And Services

23 Dec , 2016  

UPDATED 12.22.2016

Following a list of church services and other events taking place this Saturday, Christmas Eve in Richland County. 1812Blockhouse will add to this list as the week progresses, and re-publish the on Thursday. More…

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Landmarks of Mansfield: Central United Methodist Church

24 Sep , 2016  

The former Central United Methodist Church on Park Avenue West, now the Bethesda Fellowship Ministry Center, was dedicated on August 21, 1911.

It was designed by Vernon Redding, Mansfield’s best known and most prolific architect of his era, who was also the architect for the Leland Hotel and Carnegie Library building. Because of its heavy stone massing, it has been described as being of the Richardson Romanesque style, but its sloping roof with exposed truss ends, as well as its date of construction, suggests Arts and Crafts influences as well. More…

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First Congregational Seeking Youth Ministry Head

18 Sep , 2016  

First Congregational Church in Mansfield is seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministry to oversee, plan and direct all junior high/high school-age programs & activities.

The Director of Youth Ministry must possess a desire to encourage and help youth grow in their faith; be a self-starter and highly organized; able to generate new ideas and programs to enhance current programs/activities; plan and execute an annual calendar of events and activities; and work with the Youth Board to develop an annual list of goals and objectives to be carried out during the year. More…

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