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A Message From The Pastor
If you are reading this, you must have some interest; bear with me a little longer.
You may think this space is the same old line espoused by every preacher telling you the virtues of her or his setting and how awesome and welcoming we are as a church. You know better and we know you know better. The United Methodist Church in Checotah welcomes all people; judgement upon anyone is left to God alone. We make zero claims of superiority in practice of faith or life; in fact, we realize we are but one congregation among many. Is this church the best you could find? NO, but we are honest and realize we must always be ready to make course corrections.
So who are the people called United Methodist in Checotah, Oklahoma?
We are not Calvinists who hold to the belief that God has planned everything that was, is, or will ever be in your life. God has given us a mind and the ability both to think and reason; if we get something wrong because of Free Will there is always a way to make corrections. God allows us to make decisions good and bad, and at the same time pulls us up out of the mire when we call for help.
My preaching is fair; I study and try, but still find that I am human at the end of the day. The worship services are, for lack of a better word, “Christian.” You may ask, “Well is it 'Contemporary' or is it 'Traditional' or is it just boring? The answer lies with whom you ask!
We sing hymns, we declare our faith with creeds, use the Bible, and pray seeking God to be understanding of our faults and other stuff.
By now you have read all you want to; thanks for sticking with me this far.
Take a chance on us at Checotah; you might just find what you have been seeking.
D. Wayne Loftin