by Joe Dennis
Fools give fool vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
I was filled with rage.
I was crippled with anger as the General Conference of The United Methodist Church voted to continue its discriminatory policies on LGBTQ people. I shot argumentative texts back and forth with Carla about leaving the … Read the rest
In my lifetime of being a United Methodist, I’ve never experienced the level of anxiety in myself or across the board for the future of their church. As you all know, today is the first business day in the Special General Conference that will determine the future of the church—not just on human sexuality, but perhaps on the makeup and … Read the rest
by Jamie Calkin
Matthew 26:36-38 (NIV)
Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed … Read the rest
“Holy Habits” by The Rev. Lisa Caine
Matthew 6:1-6, 19-21 • March 5, 2014 (Ash Wednesday)
Our theme for Lent this year is Holy Habits. We are here tonight and we gather here on Sunday mornings and at other times because we sense the presence of something greater than ourselves within us and around us. We seek closer communion with … Read the rest
by Joe Dennis
The congregation of Oconee Street United Methodist Church will be moving back to its 717 Oconee St. location in April, nearly a year after a fire destroyed the sanctuary of the historic Athens church.
“April 15 is the anniversary of the fire, and we all felt strongly that we wanted to return on or before that anniversary,” … Read the rest