A Tuesday night Bible study examining renowned author C.S. Lewis and his relationship with God will begin Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
The study, titled “C.S. Lewis: Reluctant Disciple: Faith, Reason and the Power of the Gospel,” will be the weekly college Bible study class for the semester. However, the class is open to anyone interested in attending.
The … Read the rest
Register for VBS by July 10!
Surf’s up at VBS 2016 as children will “catch the wave of God’s amazing love” at the Surf Shack, July 25-29 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Registration is now open here.
Volunteers are needed to have a successful VBS program. Youth (middle school/high school students) are also encouraged to serve as volunteers. … Read the rest
Hello Church Family,
Greetings in the name of the One who was, and is, and is to come.
Today I have the privilege of officially becoming your pastor. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to serve this church. Throughout the entire process of becoming your pastor, I have had a deep sense of peace that God was working … Read the rest
Dear Church Family,
Back in January I told you I had decided to retire in June. That seemed a long time away. But, in the blink of an eye here it is, and this Sunday is our last Sunday together. What a wonderful 15 years this has been, and sometimes I think it has all flown by as fast as … Read the rest
Oconee Street UMC is hosting a screening of “For the Bible Tells Me So” on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
The documentary, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007, explores the intersection of religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how some have interpreted the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. Segments include interviews with several sets … Read the rest
January 24, 2016
I have been fortunate throughout my life to have found that at each stage, it was the best, most challenging time ever. That was true in my 20’s when I was in college and graduate school, married and became an English teacher, in my 30’s and 40’s when I became mom to Sean and Meg, and left … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
Full audio of the dedication service.
Video of the service coming soon!
ATHENS — More than 200 people attended the Aug. 30 worship service, dedicating the new sanctuary at Oconee Street UMC, replacing the historic building destroyed in a 2013 fire.
“Two years, four months, 14 days and 13 hours, but who’s counting?” said The Rev. Lisa Caine, pastor of … Read the rest
Oconee Street UMC hosted a “Community Cookout” on Aug. 22 to celebrate the reopening of its sanctuary after more than two years of construction. Nearly 100 people joined in the celebration, which featured grilled food, live music and games.
After a two-year rebuilding period since a fire destroyed its century-old building, Oconee Street UMC is celebrating the opening of its new facility with a Community Cookout!
Neighborhood residents, including college students and families, are welcome to join us Saturday, Aug. 22 from 5-7 p.m. for food, fun and fellowship! Local indie rock band Pretty Much and percussion ensemble Arasmus … Read the rest