September 2017  
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Pelham, Tennessee


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If you are looking for a church, this is a place where you can feel at home. We invite you to unite with us and our Lord in church membership and worship.

There is a place here for you to share in worship, learn about Christian faith, serve the world in the name of Christ, and be nurtured through a loving and caring faith community.


Founded first in 1823, we have been an established group devoted to service and the honor and glory of our Savior, Lord, and Master, Jesus Christ. Please feel free to browse our website finding information on our current ministries, our future ministries, inspirational articles, events, youth, the new church building, and our congregation.


The mission of Pelham United Methodist Church is to love and worship God, love and care for others, and to nurture and equip disciples for Christ.


We achieve this through the Four Values of:

Know: Knowing God and God’s Work Jesus Christ through the study of God’s Scripture.

Grow: Growing in God’s love for all of God’s creation.

Show: Showing God’s love to all of God’s creation.

Go: Going and “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 10:27 NIV).

Contact Information  
Pelham United Methodist Church
2440 State Route 50
Mail: P.O. Box 27
Pelham, Tennessee 37366
Map  •   Directions
Phone (931) 467-3584
Regular Schedule  
  • Holy Grounds - Free fellowship breakfast
    – 9:15 AM
  • Sunday School Classes
    – 9:45 AM
  • Traditional Worship Service
    – 11:00 AM
Hurricane Relief

The Memphis and Tennessee Conferences are working together to respond to the disaster affecting our sister conferences in Texas and Louisiana. Please continue to pray for all those whose lives continue to be impacted by this storm. We ask for your help in the following ways:

1. Give generously to UMCOR.

  • Give to our special Sunday offering. Make checks payable to Pelham United Methodist
  • Church and write “UMCOR” on the memo line.
  • Use the below online link to give electronically.

You can also write checks later made payable to Advance GCFA. Put Advance #901670 on the
memo line. Mail checks to:
Advance GCFA
PO Box 9068 GPO
New York, NY 10087-9068

2. Prepare cleaning kits and have back to the church no later than Thursday, September 7. Please help us fill the truck! The Nashville Area plans to send an 18-wheeler filled with cleaning buckets to the UMCOR warehouse fulfilling needs for this disaster.

Cleaning Kit;   Value: $65.00 per kit

  • 1 5-Gallon bucket with resealable lid
    • Buckets from fast-food restaurants or bakeries can be used if washed and cleaned
    • Do not use buckets that have stored chemicals such as paint or pool cleaner
    • Advertisements on the outside are acceptable
  • Liquid laundry detergent
    • One 50-oz. or two 25-oz. bottle(s) only
  • Liquid household cleaner
    • 12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water
    • No spray cleaners
  • Dish soap
    • 16-28 oz. bottle, any brand
  • 50 Clothespins
  • Clothesline
    • One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines
    • Cotton or plastic
  • 7 Sponges
    • No cellulose sponges due to mold issues
    • Remove from packaging
  • 24-Roll heavy-duty trash bags
    • 33-45 gallon sizes
    • Remove from the box
  • 18 Cleaning wipes
    • Handi-wipes or reusable wipes
    • No terry cleaning towels
    • Remove from packaging
  • 1 Can air freshener
    • Aerosol or pump
  • 1 Insect-repellant spray
    • 6-14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover
  • 2 Pairs kitchen dishwashing gloves
    • Should be durable enough for multiple uses
    • Remove from packaging
  • 1 Pair work gloves
    • All Cotton or All Leather or Cotton with Leather Palm
  •  5 Scouring pads
    • Remove from wrapper
    • No stainless steel, Brillo pads or SOS pads (nothing with soap built in)
  • 1 Scrub brush
    • Plastic or wood handle
  • 5 Dustmasks

Assembly Directions:
Place all liquid items in the bucket first. Place remaining items in the bucket fitting them around and between the liquid items. Sponges, scouring pads, clothespins and trash bags can be separated in order to fit all of the items in the bucket. Ensure the lid is closed securely.

Important Notes

  • All items must be new except for the actual bucket and lid.
  • All cleaning agents must be liquid and in plastic containers. No powders, please.
  • If you cannot find the requested size of a liquid item, use a smaller size. Including large sizes of any item will prevent the lid from sealing.
  • If all of the items on the list are not included, please put a label on the bucket indicating what has been omitted.
  • Cleaning buckets are only used within the United States. They are not opened to verify the contents unless there is an indication some items have been omitted.

3. The following supplies are also needed as the flood waters go down, and each house will become an incubator for mildew and mold:

  • Box Fans (To dry out houses following flooding)
  • 25’ heavy duty extension cords (To move the fans around inside homes)
  • Two 3 gallon  garden sprayers (to fight mildew and mold)
  • Flat billed shovels (removal of mud, wet carpet, pads, sheet rock, insulation, etc.)
  • Rakes (removal of tree limbs, leaves and muck from inside home and yards)
  • Wheel barrows (2 wheeled, so they will not turn over going to the street)
Old Testament Bible Study


Everyone in the community is invited to join us starting Wednesday, August 23 from 6-7:30 for a twelve week Bible study over the Old Testament called Epic of Eden. This study will transform the way you think about the Old Testament! Share the word and invite others to join us.

From the Pastor

Hey friends, we need to hear your voice! I am serving as a member of the Stones River District Strategy Team, and we are working hard to determine where God is leading the ministry of our district. Pelham UMC has the privilege of contributing our voice directly to this process through a SHORT survey. See the message below from Max Mayo, our district superintendent along with a link to the survey. If you attend worship at Pelham UMC, please take a moment and complete. Thanks so much for your help. 
Pastor Theresa