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Choates Creek United Methodist Church

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125 Choates Creek Rd
Lawrenceburg  TN  38464
United States

Pastor: Linnette Flood

Pastor: Linnette Flood
(615) 308-3547

Welcome



Adult Sunday School in Fellowship Hall
Children's Sunday School in Rear of Sanctuary

Please do not park on grassy area east of shared gravel driveway near fellowship hall (private lot).


What To Expect

Dear neighbor,

    My name is Ryan Heatherly, and I am the pastor of Choates Creek United Methodist Church.  I want to welcome you to our church and expect that you may be nervous about visiting our church.  That feeling is normal, and I hope this message reduces some anxiety you may have.
    There are a few things I want to prepare you for if you do attend our church.  First, we are not a perfect church.  We have many shortfalls!  Our parking lot is not yet paved, we miss some music notes as we sing, and our preaching for sure isn’t perfect!  In fact, lots of people don’t even know where we are located.  We may not have everything that every church on the corner has, but we do share one thing in common with other Christ-seeking churches.  We are discovering a God who is bigger than our mistakes, stronger than our weaknesses, and forgives our wrongs as we name them.  I really believe only God can help us clean up the messes we leave behind in life.  
    That brings me to my next point.  Churches can be messy, and honest churches are honest about their messiness.  That means you will find hypocrites in our church, of whom I am the worst.  Surprised?  Hypocrite is a word actually used fairly often in the New Testament.  They were in the church then, and hypocrites are especially in our church now.  Yes, you may find positive role models in our church, but we remain works in progress.  Therefore, we invite you to follow us as far as we follow Christ, but no further.  If and when we disappoint you, allow us to practice forgiveness and reconciliation in a way that glorifies God and strengthens one another.     
     Now for the good news...We are determined to love you as God loves you, and there is nothing you can do to change that!   We're less concerned about what you have done in the past and way more interested in what you do now going forward.  As the potter carefully molds the clay, so can God repurpose our pasts and shape from them a beautiful future.  It may not happen overnight or on your first Sunday, but it can happen.  Plain and simple, God offers us abundant life.  I’m not sure about you, but I often settle for something short of abundant!  Amazingly, God desires we receive this life more than you or I.  God is on our side!  Attending a faithful church is a great first step towards a new life.
     Finally, you should know that we need each other.  Why?  We need to be reminded what we are capable of – good and bad.  If you need accountability, we do, too! Let’s hold one another accountable.  If you need a friend, we do, too.  Let’s be friends to one another!  We all can experience a richer life as we become honest about who we are and who God calls us to be.  I will be praying for your safe arrival and look forward to greeting you soon.  Hopefully, you will find at least one good reason to come, and many more reasons to stay.  God bless you, child of God.

In Christ,
Rev. Ryan Heatherly



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Choates Creek United Methodist Church

125 Choates Creek Rd Lawrenceburg TN 38464 United States

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Language(s)

English

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Choates Creek United Methodist Church

125 Choates Creek Rd
Lawrenceburg  TN  38464
United States

    Sunday

  • Sunday School 10:00 AM
  • Worship 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday

  • Worship 11:00 AM

Mailing Address

125 Choates Creek Road
Lawrenceburg  TN  38464
United States

Phone Number

(615) 308-3547

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