Lenten Devotional: April 1, 2021

Aaron Farnham

The Desert Evil
by Aaron Farnham

It is August of 2004, I am just arriving at Asbury College after about 6 months with UMVIM in Honduras. As a transfer student from a public community college in Upstate New York being in Kentucky at a Wesleyan Holiness school is a shock, culturally and to my faith. 

I am on … Read the rest

Lenten Devotional: March 9, 2021

Where is Jesus in our work?
by Ben Whetstone

Luke 10:25-29: And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” [Jesus] said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” The lawyer answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all … Read the rest

Sermon: Tell All the Truth, But Tell it Slant

The events of Charlottesville and political aftermath have been difficult for us. Perhaps most difficult for us as a church is to determine how we talk about racism.

Jesus began his ministry by talking with moralism, but as his crowds grew and opposition increased, he changed the method of his preaching by talking in parables. The beauty of parables is … Read the rest

Task Force for Racial Justice

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