In an effort to open community dialogue and address issues of racial justice, Oconee Street UMC is launching a Racial Justice Task Force.
In response to a sermon last September, several church members have been in conversation about reaching out to racial minority communities in the Athens area to address issues of racial justice, especially in the area of criminal justice. The Oconee Street UMC Church Council approved the formation of a Racial Justice Task Force to serve in this ministry for a limited, two-year period, with the possibility that the task force may continue its work beyond its initial two years.
The church is hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at 717 Oconee Street. The interest meeting is open to anyone who would like to know more about the aims of the task force.
For more information, email Dr. Robert Foster.