For more than 20 years, Athens-area faith organizations (including Oconee Street UMC) have hosted the Holiday Benevolence Market, offering a single location to select gifts – in the form of donations – that support local non-profit organizations. Kind-hearted shoppers can select symbolic gifts ranging from $5 to $150 and make a single payment at checkout (cash, check, or Square). All … Read the rest
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Oconee Street United Methodist Church
595 Oconee Street, Athens
Start your Christmas season by joining us in our Fellowship Hall for a display of nativities of all kinds!
Enjoy refreshments and musical entertainment as you view and learn the special stories behind these beautiful nativity sets collected by church members and … Read the rest
With Christmas decorations already on display at stores, it’s time for a reminder about the Athens Holiday Benevolence Market, taking place this year on Dec. 6 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Athens.
The Benevolence Market is sponsored by a number of local congregations to support the work of local charities and non-profits.
Patrons are given a … Read the rest
Join us on Friday, Nov. 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a benefit concert and dinner, featuring music by Incatepec, an amazing local band playing traditional Latin music with a jazz flavor, and homemade Honduran fare.
Suggested donation is $12 per person; no family pays more than $25.
Proceeds benefit the OSUMC mission trip to Honduras to conduct locally-led … Read the rest
Learn about Oconee Street’s University of Faith course offerings for Spring 2015 and sign up for one – or both! – on the Adult Education page.
Please join us for our Missions Fair on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 12:15-1:30! We’ll go to 717 Oconee St. (the old parsonage) immediately after church, eat lunch, and learn about specific service and outreach opportunities in our church and community.We will have special mission activities for children.
Instead of our usual potluck fellowship meal, the Mission/Outreach Committee will provide box … Read the rest
Have you been attending Oconee Street UMC as an “extended family” member (we like that better than “visitor”)? Are you starting to feel like this might be your church home? We hope you feel like a part of the extended family at Oconee Street, and that you might want to know more about us as you decide what role you … Read the rest
Community Connection Director Fenwick Broyard and Athens Area Community Foundation Director Delene Porter will be our guests at the Sept. 7 Fellowship meal. They will lead us in a discussion about community needs and ways we can help address them as part of our ongoing conversation about putting God’s love into action. All are invited to join us!
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