Atlanta Decatur Oxford District



Congratulations to the following churches in the ADOX District receiving the Church of Excellence Award:

Kelley Chapel UMC, Dr. Derrick Rhodes, Pastor

North Decatur UMC , Rev. Dalton Rushing, Pastor

Zoar UMC , Rev. Rhoda Howell, Pastor

Scott Hughes, Director of Adult Discipleship Leadership Resources for Discipleship Ministries, awarded pastors Tariq Cummings and Theophilus Stanford of Allgood Road UMC with the One Matters award. The One Matters award is presented to a church in each annual conference that has reported the greatest increase in professions of faith from a previous report of zero professions of faith. The award comes with a gift of $1,000.







News from Avondale Pattillo United Methodist Church
Homecoming:  APUMC will celebrate its 45th Anniversary and Homecoming Sunday on Sunday July 31.   We are pleased to have Rev. David Jones as our guest preacher.    Rev. Jones is a former pastor at APUMC and current pastor at Decatur First UMC.   There will be a catered lunch following the service, please RSVP if planning to attend. 
Worship At the Lake:  Everyone is welcome to join us for a community worship service at the Avondale Lake, Sunday night August 21.   There will be a “covered dish” picnic on the steps of the Avondale Community Club at 6 pm, with the churches providing fried chicken & sweat tea; participants are welcome to bring side dishes.    Worship service will be at 7 pm.   This event is sponsored by both Columbia Presbyterian Church and APUMC.  All other local churches are welcome to join us!  
New Staff:   APUMC is proud to announce that our new pianist / choir director is Marcos Grano De Oro.   Marcos has a BA in Music from Luther College and an MM in Music – Piano Performance from the University of Northern Iowa.    Marcos is continuing his studies at GA State University.    Marcos is married with two children.  He has served as our interim musician and director since January 2016 – and we are very pleased to have him join the staff.
APUMC is located in Avondale Estates at 3260 Covington Highway.   For more information on these or other events at APUMC, please visit the church website at, call 404-294-4063, or email the pastor at




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District Superintendent

Sharma Lewis
(770) 879-9016
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Administrative Assistant

Renee Farrar
(770) 879-9016

Contact Information

1000 Main Street, Suite C
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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