Activities and Announcements

Calendar Events –

State of the Church

Read the full document of the 2020 State of the Church here!

Generosity 2021

Make your pledge for 2021 here.


Worship has moved back into the Sanctuary. There is currently one service at 11am. For those not ready to worship in person, please join in worship at 11am on Facebook live. 

Please contact Pastor Jenny with any questions- 919-418-1900.


Praise Team – Meet us Mondays at 7 pm in the sanctuary. Please remember to bring a mask and to remain socially distanced during rehearsal. Childcare will be provided. Please contact Sarah at for any details.

Chancel Choir Gathering Hour – Wednesday at 7:00p. Summer schedule:

Wednesday, August 4th- Men’s Chorus
Wednesday, August 11th
Wednesday, August 18th

Wednesday, August 25th- Choir Potluck Dinner at the Jenkins’ House- 6 pm

Handbell practice – rehearses will resume in September.

Upcoming Events

God’s Garden Workdays – Please contact the church office if you are interested in volunteering. Workdays are typically M, W, & Friday at 9-10am.


Summer Literacy 
Planning for Summer Literacy is moving at a fast pace. Our students were blessed with the talents of church members who provided enrichment activities. We hope to continue those partnerships and are working to add new partners this year. 
If you or your group would like to support Summer Literacy some ways you can do that are listed below:
  • Volunteer to help with lunch supervision and clean-up.
  • Volunteer to lead an enrichment activity.
  • Volunteer to provide or assist with Family Night Dinners.
Monetary Donations
Sponsor a teacher For a day:  $212; For a week: $1056
Sponsor a Special Enrichment Activity Activities currently Scheduled:
  • The Traveling Tortoise:  $190.00
  • Mad Scientist: $200.00  
Sponsor student incentives $20 per week  
Sponsor camp t-shirts Estimate:  $500  

ACIM -OUMC is always collecting. Collection bins are located in the Mission Corner and in the Education bldg.  

Food items needed the most are:
Breakfast food (cereal, oatmeal, pop tarts, granola bars)
Boxed potatoes
Canned fruit
Canned meat
Canned pasta (ravioli, spaghetti)
Canned vegetables
Peanut butter
Macaroni & cheese
Pasta (any kind)
Pasta sauce

Stephen Ministry – If you know someone who is going through a difficult time, contact our Stephen Leader, Beth Day 919-691-4603 or about Stephen Ministry. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide focused, confidential, one-to-one Christian care—to help that person experience the healing power of Christ’s love.

COVID-19 Prayers – If you or someone in your family is working on the front lines (health care personnel and first responders) please complete the form Prayer for Front Line Workers

Committee News

Communications – The Tower Tidings (church newsletter) is mailed monthly. The deadline for article submissions is the 15th of each month for the upcoming month’s edition. If your committee is planning an event or has information or celebrations to share please email those to Donna at and to the church office at by the 15th of each month. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact the church office at 919-693-4091 or email

Visit our FACEBOOK page for virtual services. Click here for recent recordings. Oxford UMC Page

Check out the video from our 2019 Vacation Bible School – Athens! click here…ATHENS OUMC VBS. Or visit YouTube and search the title “Athens OUMC VBS”.


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