About Tate United Methodist
At Tate United Methodist Church, we know that walking into a church for the first time can be a bit intimidating. We really strive to be a church that meets people where they are, whether you've been following Jesus for many years or are just starting to investigate faith. Our hope is that you will discover Tate United Methodist Church in Tate, Georgia to be a place where you can find community, grow in your relationship with Jesus and discover the mission for your life.
At Tate United Methodist Church, we believe that Christ, by his obedience and death, fully discharged the debt of all those who are justified. By his sacrifice, he bore in our stead the punishment due us for our sins, making a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God's justice on our behalf. By his perfect obedience he satisfied the just demands of God on our behalf, since by faith alone that perfect obedience is credited to all who trust in Christ alone for their acceptance with God.
About The Sacraments: We believe in partaking of the sacrament of Baptism in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit following a person's profession of faith in Christ. We believe in infant baptism because in baptizing we are recognizing God's gift to us. We believe in Communion, the receiving of the Lord's Supper (bread and grape juice representing the Body and Blood of Christ) as a remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross.
About Love: God is love. He loves us and wants for us to spend eternity with Him. He also wants for us to express His love to others by meeting them where they are in life with the message of salvation.
Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m.
Rev. Sonny Sellers
Sonny Sellers is happy to step out of full-time retirement as a United Methodist pastor to come join the Tate Community. Since his college days, he has served churches on the music staff, as a youth minister, and as a Christian educator. He was an ordained Deacon serving these staff positions for much of his ministry before he was ordained as an Elder in 2015. His favorite responsibilities were confirmation classes and worship planning. He and Pam love being in their new home at Lake Arrowhead because they enjoy the water, hiking, tennis, music, dance, and theater. Pam has served Waleska United Methodist for almost two years now as pianist for their choir.
Life just couldn’t be better!
Kelly Wentworth grew up in Jasper, and learned to read music before she could read words. She has been playing the piano almost as long, and before coming to Tate, served as a pianist and a musician for a number of congregations, including the Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper for several years starting at the age of nine, and the First Baptist Church of Jasper for most of her childhood. Kelly moved away from the area for many years for school and work until returning in 2015 when she was blessed to start playing for Tate UMC near the beginning of 2016. When not serving the Tate UMC congregation, Kelly is a senior implementation consultant for a software company and enjoys travel, hiking, swimming, and hanging with her family.