Effective Immediately, our in-person worship services are suspended until after the first of the year to ensure the safety of all worshipers!
If you have any questions please call our church office at 770-532-8084.
Oakwood First UMC has a blended style of worship and averages 50 in attendance each Sunday.
Beguiled by Beauty Series: Cultivating a Life of Contemplation and Compassion - "One thing I ask of you, [Divine Goodness], one thing I seek: that I may dwell in your house all the days of my life, to gaze on your beauty and to meditate in your Temple."
Psalm 27:4 (Inclusive Bible)
An early 6th century theologian described God as “beguiled by beauty.” The Creator was lured by a longing for beauty and so set in motion a world of immense diversity and goodness. We were made for this Divine Goodness. We were made inherently worthy, not by our “doing,” but by our simply being. All things are beautiful–not by a standard of “pretty” as seen by our eyes, but by an essence of sacred worth that is sensed by the spirit. This is the root and heart of compassion and justice. Practices of contemplation help us train our gaze to these deeper truths. In this worship series we will dwell with the God of Divine Goodness, deeply in love with us, and practice ways to return that love as we fall more deeply in love with creation and with one another. A six-week fully-scripted worship series by Dr. Marcia McFee, Creator and Visionary of the Worship Design Studio, based on a book of the same name by contemporary theologian Wendy Farley, PhD. Series begins 01/20/2021