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.

Letting Jesus Lead

It’s hard to let someone else take over, right? If you are a parent of teenagers, you know what it’s like to teach your kid how to drive. It is not a simple task just to sit there and say (or yell) commands such as ‘right’, ‘left’, ‘stop’, signal, BREAAAAAAK!!!! When you retire, it can […]

The Vine

God revealed himself as The Great I Am. Jesus said “I am the vine…” What does this self-revelation teach us about God and our relationship to him? How can our lives be fruitful and productive in things that matter?  

The World Needs Jesus

When pain and brokenness hit our homes, when violence and anger fill our streets, when fear grips our students and teachers in school, when poverty, abuse, addiction and corruption seem to rule the day- where is our hope found? Can we do anything about these societal ills that plague us? Our Creator says there is […]

Evidence of The Spirit

Where would we be today without the invention of the GPS? (Get the joke there? Where would we be…get it?…ahem…) Anyway, the GPS is a pretty amazing tool! Just input your destination, and you have your own guide to get you where you need or want to be. It would be a lot harder to depend […]

Hard? Too Hard?

A message to Ooltewah UMC from our former Pastor and current Bishop serving the Alabama – West Florida Conference.

You Know Better Than I

In this day and age, we have every right to be afraid. With so much happening in our country and in our world, it makes you think twice to just step outside the door of your own home. And it’s not just for ourselves: we fear for our children, for our loved ones. This anxiety […]


Some of you will remember the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Towards the end of the movie, Indiana Jones is searching for the Cup of Christ (the Holy Grail), and he is faced with choosing the right cup among a large collection of ornate goblets. There is an old knight that has stood […]

Building Others Up

Some people take pride in being independent. No matter what life throws at them, they withstand storm after storm all by themselves (or so it seems). But let’s face it: we’re not made to face these hurdles alone. We were made to build each other up. There are people out there that need your strength, […]

#Follow – Love Serving

Do you love what you do? Do you pour yourself into what you have a passion for? It may be your work, your education, your hobbies, your family. There are things we do to support our lifestyle. But there are also things we do, because we simply love doing them. And in these activities, there […]