Peace, the Day After – Anna Golladay


Committed to Witness – Anna Golladay

This message was recorded live on Sunday, August 6, 2017


Garage and Bake Sale

ST. ELMO United Methodist Church is currently accepting any unwanted items in good resale condition for our FIRST GARAGE and BAKE SALE!

ITEMS MAY BE DROPPED OFF on any SATURDAY from MARCH 18th through APRIL 15th between 11am – 1 pm OR FEEL FREE TO DROP OFF your donations on SUNDAYS (starting Sunday, March 19th) between Noon and 12:30PM.

For additional information or to arrange the donation of a baked good, please contact:

Debbie Tirella, Maureen Lowe or Nancy Hendricks at (908)-310-3980 or (706) 820-3275

 Trucks are available to pick up large items | Monetary donations also appreciated



Canticles in Candlelight


Join us for our annual Christmas musical celebration. This year we will present Canticles in Candlelight on Sunday, December 18 at 6:00 PM in the sanctuary of St. Elmo United Methodist Church.  There will be a reception immediately following with light snacks, cookies, and drinks.


Souper Saturday

Join us for a community-wide free lunch on Saturday, May 20, 2017. We will be serving your choice of soup, bread, desserts, and drinks between 12:30 and 1:30. You are welcome to stay later than 1:30 to eat though. 🙂

The Souper Saturday lunch will be served at St. Elmo United Methodist Church in the multi-purpose gym area with the entrance on the 47th St. side of the church. Parking is directly across the street.

If you can’t stay for lunch, we are offering the soup and salad to go.  You can pick what type of soup and/or salad you want and we will put it in a “to go” container for you.  This is also a great option if you know someone who is sick and would like to take them something to eat.

Plan to stop by to have a really Souper Saturday!

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The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity


Each week, Rev. Joe-d DowlingSoka will lead discussions about salient parts of Wm. Paul Young’s best-selling book, The Shack. Originally published in 2007, it trans-formed the spiritual lives of many people.

Joe-d will be offering two opportunities for discussion each week in two differing settings: each Sunday morning at 10:00 am in the Seekers classroom starting November 6, and then again on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm at the Saint Elmo Deli starting November 7. If you miss one, make the other!

Buy a book to read – or dust off your old copy – and then join Joe-d in November as we connect with MacKenzie, Papa, Sarayu, Jesus, Sophia, and all the other charac-ters who make up the world of The Shack.

If you need to purchase a book, Joe-d has some available for $10. Make checks out to St. Elmo UM Church. Contact Joe-d at


Wonderful Wednesdays

Wonderful Wednesdays is St. Elmo UMC’s programming for children and youth in Pre-K through Senior High. The evening includes eating dinner, playing games, small group sessions and other activities.

The schedule for each Wonderful Wednesday is as follows:

6:00 p.m. – Dinner is served
6:30 p.m. – Small Groups
7:30 p.m. – Dismiss

All children and youth are welcome!

Anyone wishing to help out with this program is also welcome; please contact Joe-d DowlingSoska,, or LaQualla Holland,, for more information.


Gold Medal Opportunites

NEW: You can now pledge online! Just fill out the form below. The completed form is only sent to the treasurer and the pastor and is treated just as if you filled out the form and stuck it in the collection plate.
This form is and will be available on the “Give” page of this website as well.


Celebrate Red Fundraiser

A joint fund raiser for ChattanoogaCARES and Saint Elmo United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb 27th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.. We will be at Pier 2 at the historic Southern Belle River Boat.

Tickets cost $10 that includes a Live Auction, Silent Auction, Food and Drinks with a Cash Bar, Live Music with Priscilla and Little Ricky, and a surprise or two.

Pay to Park available through Republic Parking across from Pier 2.

This is going to be a wonderful event and we hope that you can join us in raising money for this amazing organization.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or online .

Celebrate Red


St. Elmo Deli Discussions

St. Elmo Deli Discussions is a series of topical discussions sponsored by St. Elmo UMC and Thankful Episcopal Church at the St. Elmo Deli in business center of the St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga, TN.

The next discussion will be Feb. 18th at 6:30. If you like to eat dinner, the doors open at 6:00 p.m.

St. Elmo Deli Discussions