Upcoming Events:

He Is Here
Sunday, December 14
6:00 pm
Ocilla Baptist Church

Don't Forget our

White Christmas Project

Please donate new, unwrapped toys for area children. Checks for monetary donations should be marked "White Christmas."

For details on any local events, please visit the Calendar page or call the church office at 468-7511.

The Show Must Go On. But At What Cost? (Part 2) | Print |  E-mail
Sunday, December 14 2014 00:00

This is a continuation of the cover from last week.  I hope you find grace here.
Brother Jay

      We live in a world where life can easily become pageantry, and the best performers make it look balletic and effortless. Of course, there’s no such thing as an effortless holiday show. If you sneak a peek behind most people’s red velvet curtains at holiday time, you’ll often see houses brimming with anxiety, maxed-out credit cards, crying children, and marriages that make the cold war look warm and fuzzy.

      I’m convinced that the only way out of this is by cancelling the show. Not canceling the holiday, but giving up the show.

      For us, that means making some changes. We do love our holiday cards, but this year we’ll make a party out of addressing envelopes and I won’t insist on doing it myself so it’s “right.” PS – If you’re on our list, your cards will arrive sometime between mid-December and Valentine’s Day.

Announcements for December 14, 2014 | Print |  E-mail
Saturday, December 13 2014 08:23

The flowers in the sanctuary today are dedicated to the glory of God and given by Doris Vickers in honor of Dot Cumby and in memory of Marguerite Young and Anne Smith.

10:00 am    Sunday School           
11:00 am    Worship Service    
6:00 pm    Cantata at OBC
7:00 am      Prayer Breakfast
10:17 am    M&Ms at The Shoppes
6:30 pm    Staff Supper
7:00 pm    Choir Practice
9:00 am    Groceries delivered
6:00 pm    Birthday Party for Jesus
8:30 am     Manna Drop

“He Is Here”
6:00 pm  - Today
At Ocilla Baptist Church

Special music presented by the combined choirs of Ocilla UMC and Ocilla Baptist Church.
Everyone is invited to stay for refreshments after the cantata.

Manna Drop is Saturday - We need volunteers!

If you can spare a couple of hours on Saturday morning, please be here at 8:30 to set up and then help hand out groceries. Can’t lift boxes? -- we have other things for you to do.  Come and see what a wonderful ministry this is for our community!  (If you want to help pack boxes on Thursday, come anytime during the day and Bonnie will show you what needs to be done.  We will pack during the day so the social hall will be free for the Birthday Party at 6:00.)

THANK YOU to everyone who has given to our White Christmas ministry!!  If you haven’t had a chance to give, it is not too late and we still need your help!  We would like to get our shopping done this week, so if you want to help, please give today or call Bonnie in the church office this week. 

Birthday Party for Jesus
Thursday, December 18
6:00 - 7:00 pm
OUMC Social Hall

Kids - please bring an unwrapped toy or
stocking stuffer for our White Christmas box.

The United Methodist Men will not  have a meeting in December.


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