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County Line United Methodist Church

416 County Line Church Road, Griffin, GA 30223
770.229.2350      Rev. Edward Swehla                         church.office@bellsouth.net
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County Line is a community church known for its friendly, welcoming people.  We enjoy lively music and solid Biblical preaching in a traditional worship setting.  Come as you are whether casual or Sunday best, everyone will find a comfortable place to know and be known.  We welcome families, singles, children, and retirees.  Everyone has a place in our church family.

We are delighted you are interested in worship at County Line UMC. The altar is in a place of honor at the front of the church. The altar and the large cross on the back wall remind us of the centrality of the sacrifice of Christ to our worship and our faith. You may also notice the beautiful stained glass windows in our sanctuary. The windows were purchased and installed in honor and in memory of family and friends that made County Line the church it is today.  Acolytes are attendants or helpers who assist in worship by lighting and extinguishing candles and bearing the flame in worship processions and recessions. At County Line UMC, our young people serve as acolytes. The procession symbolizes the approach to God. The lighting of the candles represents Christ’s presence in worship. The two candles on the altar symbolize Jesus’ two natures, human and divine. The use of two candles may also represent the Epistles in the letters of the New Testament and the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. At the close of the service the acolytes use the altar candles to relight their candle lighters prior to extinguishing them and then recessing from the sanctuary. This symbolizes the light of Christ going from the church into the world.
We stand to sing and to profess our faith with the reading of the Affirmation of Faith.

The Apostle’s Creed:
“I believe in God, the Father Almighty. Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of the Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting, Amen.”
 
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