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Landmarks of Mansfield: Central United Methodist Church

21 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The former Central United Methodist Church on Park Avenue West, now the Bethesda Fellowship Ministry Center, was dedicated on August 27, 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. The exterior is of Sandusky limestone with Bedford white stone trim. A 14 foot cloister is featured on the east side of the sanctuary. More…

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Ohio’s Catholic Bishops Suspend Publicly Celebrated Masses

17 Mar , 2020  

The seven Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Ohio, including The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of Toledo, have suspended the celebration of public masses through Easter Sunday.

In a press release released on Monday, the Bishops shared: More…


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Socks For Seniors Goal Bigger Than Before

1 Dec , 2019  

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, We ACT, and Richland County Children Services are partnering along with many community organizations to collect socks for nursing home residents. Socks will be donated to local nursing facilities.

Public drop-off sites collecting socks include: Richland County Children’s Services, Area Agency on Aging, First Christian Church of Ashland, Ashland County Council on Aging, Ontario Lions Club, Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital, Ashland Public Library, Shelby Community and Senior Center, Mansfield St. Peter’s Parish, City of Mansfield Administrative Office (Safety Director Lori Cope), and Marion Technical College. More…

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Find A Christmas Eve Service

23 Dec , 2018  

Christmas Eve 2018 falls on a Monday, which makes for interesting service time schedules for Mansfield’s Christian faith communities. Most churches are holding services on both Sunday and Monday.

Here is a current list of known Christmas services. If you have one we can add to this list, please send it to: [email protected]. We will be updating and re-publicizing this list through Monday afternoon. Services are on Monday, December 24 unless otherwise noted. Thank you to all who submitted dates and times. More…

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Toledo Blade Reports Diocese Announces Local Priest On Administrative Leave After Abuse Allegation

14 Oct , 2018  


The Toldeo Blade posted a story on Saturday evening stating that the Diocese of Toledo had announced that it had placed the Rev. Nelson Beaver on administrative leave after an allegation was made that he sexually abused a minor more than two decades ago. During the leave, the Blade stated, Nelson would not be able to engage in pastoral duties for Resurrection Parish in Lexington and St. Mary’s in Mansfield. 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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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…