On April 1, 2017, there was a remarkable event that happened locally in the City of Oviedo Florida. It was called The Oviedo Gathering and had a focused objective summed up in the slogan used; “Unity in our Community for Christ”. It was a simple gathering of Christians from local churches in the Oviedo community that came together regardless of race or denomination, to promote Jesus and bring the body of Christ together. In a world with so much division along racial, political and religious lines, the message of unity touched a nerve as Oviedo area churches looked beyond their walls and came together to focus on Jesus, our Savior.
While it was never intended to be an ongoing event, God touched hearts in such a way, it was decided by many that we should consider coming together annually. We did so for the second time on March 24, 2018, but we added a new element to the event called Gathering for Service. At 8:00am, 11 teams composed of members from different churches, served the community by helping those in need. After the projects were completed, the community came together for a meal at 5:00pm followed by a community worship service starting at 6:00. It was a wonderful day of serving God by serving those in need, then honoring Him through fellowship and worship focusing on His Son Jesus.
There have been a number of ideas that have been offered to help foster “Unity in our Community for Christ” in the future. Stay tuned, and check back periodically to this website to see what is brewing. No person or organization takes any credit for what God did, nor will they for what He may do in the future. Suffice it to say that behind the scene there are many individuals from multiple churches dedicating time and money wanting to see the Church serving together for the betterment of our community. It is a picture of church being done differently. We are very fortunate to have Pastors in Oviedo that are willing to work together toward this goal.