Seeking volunteers for Honduras Mission Trip

Dear Oconee Street UMC family,

This past February our efforts brought potable water to an entire community in rural Honduras through our participation with HOI Inc. in the Agalta Valley of Honduras. The past three years I have been the interpreter for an annual HOI Inc. trip with a group from Mt. Zion UMC in Kentucky and friends from the … Read the rest

New sanctuary to be ‘surrounded in prayer’

by Joe Dennis

ATHENS — Nearly two years after a fire gutted Oconee Street UMC, church members concluded their Jan. 11 service in their new sanctuary, slated for completion in spring. Before sheet rock and insulation is installed, church attendees wrote prayers on the outer sanctuary walls and concluded the service with singing and prayer. “In a couple of weeks … Read the rest

University of Faith enrollment open

Enrollment is open for the Oconee Street UMC Fall 2014 “University of Faith” classes.

Established four years ago, University of Faith classes are weekly discussions about a specific topic, book of the Bible or other subject for Christian discussion. Enrollment is free and childcare is provided, but advance registration is requested so enough materials can be provided for all participants.… Read the rest

Oconee Street UMC is seeking a part-time youth/young adult leader


Oconee Street United Methodist Church, Athens, GA, a small membership church currently rebuilding from a fire in 2013, is seeking a youth and young adult leader to help build young disciples for Christ.

Specifically, this person will help plan, develop, and implement a balanced youth ministry, and create and implement opportunities for college students and young adults to … Read the rest

VBS registration now open!

Vacation Bible School at Oconee Street UMC will be held July 21-25. This year’s theme is “Workshop of Wonders.”

We are very excited as we plan and prepare for another awesome year. Knowing how many kids we will have is a big part of that!

Please register at the link below for each child (or grandchild) of yours that will … Read the rest

The return to Oconee Street

Oconee Street UMC returned ‘home’ on Sunday, April 13, holding its first worship at its Oconee Street location since a fire destroyed the church’s sanctuary nearly one year earlier. The congregation is temporarily meeting in its recently renovated education building while the sanctuary is being built.

Rebuilding the parsonage

The newly-formed Oconee Street UMC men’s group worked Saturday, Feb. 8 to restore the Oconee Street parsonage.

The first step in an ongoing project was to clean the home, which was built in 1960 as a parsonage and was most recently used as a headquarters for Action Ministries, who moved last October to First Baptist Church in downtown.

UMM members … Read the rest