We, at Trade United Methodist Church, welcome you to our website. We hope that it provides you with information you can use about us, the fellowship we share, and the message of Jesus' love. May the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Trade United Methodist Church is part of the greater United Methodist Church.
"As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
"Two considerations are central to this endeavor: the sources from which we derive our theological affirmations and the criteria by which we assess the adequacy of our understanding and witness.
"Wesley believed that the living core of the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience, and confirmed by reason."
-Archives of the United Methodist Church
We are located in northeast Tennessee about one mile from the North Carolina-Tennessee border on Highway 421 South. Trade is the oldest community in Tennessee. Pioneers established a trading post, from which comes the name Trade, so Native Americans and pioneer settlers could buy and sell their goods.
Trade United Methodist Church was established in 1923. In 1964, we moved to the current building. Our congregation numbers 62. Reverend Scott Wilks is our pastor, who we share with First United Methodist Church in Mountain City. You may reach the church office in Mountain City at (423) 727-7554. Trade United Methodist Church is a member of the Holston Conference.
As members of the Christian community, we believe in the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus came to earth to preach and teach salvation through Him, take on our sins, die on the cross, and rise from the dead. He waits for you right now to join into the fellowship of Christians.
If you are new to the area or just visiting, we invite you to join us for Worship Services and Sunday School. Worship Services are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School meets at 10:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion the first Sunday of each month. Every Wednesday night, the Choir meets at 6:30 PM. Besides practicing their singing for the honor and glory of God, the Choir spends time in fellowship and in sharing a meal.
Assisting Those in Need
The members of Trade United Methodist Church are committed to assisting those in our community who are in need. It has been agreed that we will handle those requests just as we have always handled any other request of that nature. It is preferred that the person make a personal visit to Trade Church to present his request. However, if he/she is not able to come to the church, then he/she should personally contact any church member either by telephone or in person to let them know of the situation and need. In either situation, it will be brought before the church. TUMC has always been very generous in helping those in need so we do not feel this is too much to ask.