The Mess of Church

Church is never perfect because it’s filled with imperfect people.  Sometimes churches have to make big decisions and sometimes those decisions require the people in the church to change habits or reconsider attitudes. Join us as we discuss a big decision at Ringgold UMC and how it can affect the life of our church. Key…

The Mess of Loss

Loss can affect us in so many ways.  We certainly grieve when we lose a loved one, but we grieve at other times in life as well – when we are betrayed, when we lose status or ability, when others disappoint us with their actions, when dreams don’t unfold the way we expected, when our…

My Financial Mess

We are born into a world that is toss and turned by every financial whim.  Financial messes lurk around every corner.  If we are poor we can feel betrayed, depressed, and overwhelmed.  If we are wealthy we can also feel overwhelmed by entitlement, responsibility, and the things we have to maintain.  There are many practical…


Here’s a fearless reality… Be fearlessly honest with God and find the fearlessness of faith.  Even the hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. Key Verses: Luke 12:1-7

Recovery Sunday

Ringgold UMC has been honored to host and support a Thursday night ministry for the last three years which God has used to bring healing, hope and sobriety to many lives!  It’s called Recovery at Ringgold.  Today we heard from several people about their experience within this ministry and how God has used it in…

Letting Go

My best chance at dealing with my mess is surrendering to the guidance of our loving and capable God.  It’s when I decide to follow Jesus and give up my life and allow Jesus to live through me. Key Verse: Galatians 2:20

My Mess Is Bigger Than Me

Our personal messes can be overwhelming.  We often think we have the tools to deal with them.  We try, but we fail.  At the end of the day, we are powerless.  Our greatest hope comes when we give Jesus access to our mess.  Is Jesus involved in your mess?  Key Verses: Romans 7:18-20 & 25