Messages from Ooltewah UMC

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Our messages our designed to honor God and be relevant in our lives. We hope that you will take a moment to explore what God might have to say to you.

Our Sunday messages are streamed live each Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. – You can watch our livestream on Facebook. Previous messages are available below and also on our Facebook page.

Messages from our Recovery @ Ooltewah services are also livestreamed on Facebook each Thursday at 6:15 p.m. while previous messages are available on our Recovery Facebook page.

The Great I Am

The Great I Am John 8:48–59 (NRSV)   The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon; but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there […]

The Restless Soul

According to the National Sleep Foundation … on any given night more than forty million Americans did not get enough sleep. The human body was divinely designed to require six to eight hours of rest for renewal. Unfortunately many of us live lives that limit our ability to unplug. Some of us stay connected around […]

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear Matthew 10:26–33 (NRSV) “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. 27 What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. 28 Do not fear […]

Watching Over Your Soul

Watching Over Our Souls Hebrews 13:17–21 (NRSV) Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls and will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with sighing—for that would be harmful to you. 18 Pray for us; we are sure that we have a clear […]

No Direction

No Direction 1 Kings 17:1–9 (NRSV) Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” 2 The word of the Lord came to him, saying, 3 “Go from […]

Refreshing The Spring

Refreshing the Spring Proverbs 4:20–23 (NRSV) My child, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all […]

Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Leaving a Lasting Legacy Luke 2:21–35 (NRSV) After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up […]

Christmas Eve Service

Go and See Luke 2:1–20 (NRSV) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town […]


One hundred years of social unrest. People fighting amongst one another, no one certain who would control the government. Would there be another high profile murder? Who will keep us safe? Then it came, twenty years of civil war. This war made the past hundred years of uncertainty seem like a dream land, a desirable […]

The Day When God Acts

The Day When God Acts Malachi 3:13–4:2 (NRSV) You have spoken harsh words against me, says the Lord. Yet you say, “How have we spoken against you?” 14 You have said, “It is vain to serve God. What do we profit by keeping his command or by going about as mourners before the Lord of […]