OneWith is a topical sermon series that draws on our United Methodist Communion Ritual to foster unity grounded in the power of the Holy Spirit, our shared work in ministry, and our common bond of humanity.
The series is organized to be used Sunday, February 3, through Sunday, March 3 — spanning our denomination's special General Conference as well as Black History Month.
Worship and sermon ideas are organized in two ways: following the Revised Common Lectionary and highlighting Black History Month with ideas based on the collective experience of the African American Community. Find artwork, sermon starters, and music suggestions below.
February 3 | By Your Spirit
February 10 | Make Us One
February 17 | In Ministry to All The World
February 24 | Until… (Christ comes in final victory)
March 3 | And… (We feast at his heavenly Banquet)
A topical sermon series that draws on the Table 2 Communion Ritual from the United Methodist Book of Worship and the context of the African American community to foster unity grounded in the power of the Holy Spirit, our shared work in ministry, and our common bond of humanity.
A topical sermon series that draws on the Table 2 Communion Ritual from the United Methodist Book of Worship and the Revised Common Lectionary to foster unity grounded in the power of the Holy Spirit, our shared work in ministry, and our common bond of humanity.
February 10: Make Us One
This Sunday's emphasis in the OneWith series is "Make Us One." As we celebrate Black History Month we invite you to consider the Kwanzaa principle Umoja (Unity) - which is to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. As the United Methodist Church boldly faces our future and strives to maintain unity, we can take comfort in knowing that unity will come but not by might, nor by power, but by God’s Spirit.
This understanding is illustrated in the experience of African Americans as they navigated the stony roads of slavery and endure the bitter chastening rods of oppression. The following are links to clips that illustrate the power of unity:
Search for music by scripture and theme using the resources below:
"OneWith" worship resources were developed by North Georgia Conference clergy and Congregational Excellence staff, including Rev. Yvette Massey, Rev. Cyndi McDonald, Rev. Blair Zant, Rev. Dr. Michael Stinson, and Rev. Dr. Phil Schroeder. These resources may be adapted and used by North Georgia United Methodist congregations.