Lenten Devotional: Feb. 25, 2021

Things 2020 taught me
by Amber and Sarah Sumners

Isaiah 54:13 
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the prosperity of your children.

Things 2020 taught me:

  1. Don’t underestimate the power of well-intentioned women.
  2. Wear your darn mask! 
  3. Always, always, always pay attention and listen to your child. They are wise, they are resilient
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Sermon: Savoring Peace

Jesus shows a different side of himself in Mark 9:42-50, talking about judgement and describing hell. His “fire and brimstone” words here often drive people away from the church. But why is Jesus so angry?

Prior to these events, Jesus talks about children being the most pure of heart, and the most holy. And anyone who gets in between a … Read the rest

Godly Play to be offered at Oconee Street

Oconee Street UMC will soon be offering “Godly Play,” an interactive church experience for children ages 3 to 6.

Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language-parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action, helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. The program is based on a lifetime of research and … Read the rest