We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we
ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure.
This makes it clear that our great power is from God,
not from ourselves.


At Ocilla United Methodist Church we view stewardship as a means of "pouring out" to others the gifts that come from God, out of our love for God. As God's stewards, we have three responsibilities:

  • Receiving: We receive with joyful thanksgiving the many gifts that God showers upon us — time, talent, treasure, our bodies, our friendships, natural resources, and the beauty around us.
  • Managing: We take good care of what we have received. We manage these resources wisely — for our own good and the good of others.
  • Giving: Out of our gratitude in receiving so abundantly, we want to share with others.

Although we encourage tithing for all, we feel giving is a decision that must be reached by each family or member of our congregation.  We urge our members to consider the following question: “What do I feel God is asking me to give back for the work of His church?” rather than trying to determine how much is needed to support the church’s budget.

Our budget is not developed until we feel that all contributing members have turned in their Financial Stewardship Commitment cards for the budget year.  The Finance Committee then uses those commitments along with projections of undesignated giving and other sources of income to compose the budget for the coming year.

Our Financial Secretary is the only person at OUMC who knows what is given or committed by any member.  The Finance Chair works closely with the Financial Secretary to monitor the giving, the commitments and the budget, but that person does not have access to the individual amounts.

We encourage each member to consider prayerfully his or her stewardship commitment to OUMC.

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We are a United Methodist Church located in Ocilla, Georgia. We believe that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life and that our new life in Christ is a gift of God's grace and is not by our own doing. We believe in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with our community and the world.

We would love for you to be a part of our church family. Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 11 am.


Ocilla United Methodist Church

Jay Roberson, Pastor
101 S. Beech Street
Ocilla, GA 31774
229/468-7511

Verse of the Day

Galatians 4:4-5“But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”