Messages from Ooltewah UMC

New to the area? Wondering what a message is like at OUMC? Miss a message from Sunday? Wanting to go deeper in a particular message?

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.

Journey to Maturity – Growth Chart

We’re all on a journey- the question IS- where are we headed and how’s our progress in getting there? Do you remember standing with your back straight against the trim of a door in your house, and your mom or dad marking how tall you are on that trim? Those marks tell a story of […]

Journey to Maturity – The Goal of Life

So have you ever gotten a “some assembly required” item that came with a sheet (or sometimes a book) of directions? Have you ever thrown those directions aside and tackled the assembly of this “thing” with your cunning brain and infallible mechanical know-how? Never, right? Yeah, right. We sometimes have this false assumption that becoming […]

B2C – In Search of…

Our Back to Church Sunday series continues with Pastor Dwight’s message “In Search.” “Count your losses.” Have you ever heard that statement? It means that someone is giving up before losing even more. That’s what we tend to do. When we start to lose, even by a little bit, we turn inward and try to […]

Unhurried – waiting…

Waiting: it’s something we don’t do well at all. We’ve got things to do, places to go, people to meet. And when it comes to needing something, or healing, or wanting something to change in our favor, waiting is the last thing we want to do. But we have to keep in mind that God […]

Unhurried –

Life is not a marathon…it’s a triathlon! In a triathlon, you basically travel great distances by swimming, then biking, then running, without stopping to rest. While triathletes can accomplish a single triathlon in one day, they would all admit that doing one every single day is not healthy. But that is exactly what we do with our lives! We […]

Unhurried – Unhurried Thoughts

“What do you think?” A dangerous question to ask, right? It’s been said that we have 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. In all honesty, that sounds like a small number. With the constant barrage of information and entertainment that we encounter every day, our minds are moving at the speed of Wifi. It’s fascinating! […]

Unhurried – Unhurrying Our Lives

We live in a world of distraction and speed. As each year passes, the need to acquire information gets more demanding. The devices in our hands keep us moving and, unfortunately, provide us a very limited venue for our social needs. The demands of jobs, school, and activities compete with our personal lives. It makes […]

Sacred Wounds – Taking Responsibility

Have you ever let a cut or scratch go without putting antibiotic cream or even just a band-aid on it? “It’ll heal itself.” you’d say and forget about it. That’s what some people say when they are wounded by the church. They ignore the hurt that is inflicted on them, thinking it will just go […]

Sacred Wounds – When We Wound Others

Sacred Wounds. Have you ever done something you didn’t realize was wrong until you had finished it? Words and actions we make may seem perfectly innocent to us at the time, but they might have made deep wounds in another person’s soul that they’ll never forget. Whether intentionally or unintentionally, we have the power to […]