Nancy G. – Nancy Little Gallagher – is dead. She died a horrible death sometime this past week, most likely between Tuesday and Thursday. On Thursday afternoon, her body was discovered at the Walton County (Monroe), Ga., transfer station. That is, the landfill. That is, the garbage … Read the rest
“Aid Worker arrested for giving water to two men who illegally crossed the US/Mexico border.” What, I thought, shouldn’t the crime be NOT giving water to people in need? It took 2 years for this young man to be found not guilty, and the image of someone leaving a jug of water for a thirsty traveler stayed … Read the rest
Oconee Street United Methodist Church has sent a letter to University of Georgia President Jere Morehead encouraging the university to acknowledge its involvement in the destruction of the historically Black Linnentown neighborhood in the 1960s and join in work to address the harm done to residents and their descendants. In a letter drafted by the church’s Reparations Action Committee and … Read the rest
Hebrews 13: 1-3: “Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.”
Each fall at Oconee Street UMC, children are invited to the altar to stand with their Sunday school classes and officially start the new year. The kids who are promoting to a new Sunday school class take a ceremonial step to join a new group and meet a new teacher.
While we currently aren’t meeting for in-person Sunday school or … Read the rest
To the Athens community and especially our Black and Brown siblings:
Following in the steps of Jesus who, in love, offered healing and liberation to all he encountered, who wept over unrepentant cities, and who expressed anger at injustice and oppression, we are angered and grieved at the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor – among the … Read the rest
Oconee Street UMC is the original home of Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen and continues to serve through Downtown Ministries. The program serves meals Monday through Friday for anyone in need, providing more than 75,000 nutritious meals with gracious hospitality to men, women and children in need.
We prepare 120 hot meals on the fourth Friday of every month. Contact … Read the rest