All About Richland, Holidays

Sing Along With Soaring Music

26 Dec , 2017  

Area residents are encouraged to prolong Christmas by participating in great music performed in a unique setting.

On December 29, Mid Ohio Opera will be hosting a “Sing-Along” of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, at First United Methodist Church in downtown Mansfield. More…

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Downtown

Old Church, New Website

17 Oct , 2016  

An Ohio Historical Marker outside of the front doors of First United Methodist Church on the Square in downtown Mansfield shares the following interesting facts:

“Oldest Religious Congregation in north-central Ohio. First Methodist Sermon preached at the “spring” in 1809 by Rev. James Copus. Services then conducted in blockhouse, 1811; in first court house, 1813; at church home of Dr. William B. James, 1814; first church building located N.W. corner Park Avenue East and Adams, 1820; present site in 1870. All land donated by General James Hedges, a distinguished member.” More…