VIDEO: “The Work of Christmas”

The Oconee Street UMC Chancel Choir performed “The Work of Christmas” to more than 150 audience members on Dec. 6, 2016 in the sanctuary. The choir performance, directed by Amanda Martin, featured 11 instrumentalists, six actors and a narrator. Click here to see photos from the event.

PHOTO GALLERY: “The Work of Christmas”

The Oconee Street UMC Chancel Choir performed “The Work of Christmas” to more than 150 audience members on Dec. 6, 2016 in the sanctuary. The choir performance, directed by Amanda Martin, featured 11 instrumentalists, six actors and a narrator. Click here to watch the performance.

All photos by Jaydon Dennis

 

 

Honduras Mission Trip Benefit featuring Icatepic

Jazz-infused Latin band Incatepic headlined a benefit dinner and concert Nov. 6 at Oconee Street UMC.

Traditional Honduran food was served as money was raised to support Oconee Street members make a January 2016 mission trip to Honduras.

Community Cookout

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.

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 these walls will be closed up, but our prayers will be there, surrounding our congregation and congregations to follow us as we worship God together in the years to come,” said Pastor Lisa Caine.

The dedication of the new sanctuary at 595 Oconee Street will be held June 14, 2014.

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.

Photos: Groundbreaking Ceremony

A Bittersweet Day

The demolition progressed quickly today.  One wall came down causing others to fall quickly behind it.

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The back wall of the church.

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Another view of the back wall as it came down.

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Look closely beyond the tree and you can see the original wood that framed the building.

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The Education Building is also being renovated.