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Shorter Chapel is a "Tie to the Past and a Link to the Future."
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Witnessing a magnificent fireworks display, hearing a stunning symphony, or seeing a glorious sunset can evoke a response of praise.

But often, it's easier to praise a sunset than the Creator of the sunset. 
In that same way, the difficulties of life often cloud our vision and keep us from praising God. 
What can we do to restore a heart-attitude of praise?


Praise, according to the Scriptures, is an act of our will that flows out of an awe and reverence for our Creator. 
Praise gives glory to God and opens us up to a deeper union with Him. 
It turns our attention off of our problems and on the nature and character of God Himself.

As we focus our minds on God and proclaim His goodness, we reflect His glory back to Him. 
The results can fill you with peace and contentment ( Isaiah 26:3) and transform your outlook on life.


Very simply, we praise God because He is worthy of our praise ( 1 Chron. 16:25;Rev. 5:11-14). 
He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the King of kings and Lord of lords. 
He is our Creator, Provider, Healer, Redeemer, Judge, Defender and much more.

Another foundational reason to praise God is simple obedience. 
The Bible says God is a "jealous" God who demands and desires our praise. 
"You shall have no other gods before Me," says the first commandment ( Deut. 6:7). 
As the psalmist said, "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord" ( Psalm 150:6).

As we praise God, we will discover incredible benefits for our lives. 
That's because human beings were created by God to praise Him ( Isa. 43:7, Matt. 21:16). 
Due to man's original sin, however, this relationship was disrupted. 
Praising God helps restore us to that right relationship, for God actually dwells in the praises of His people ( Psalm 22:3). 
As we draw near to the Father in praise, He draws near to us ( James 4:8).

Praise is also our ultimate destiny. 
When the Lord Jesus Christ returns again to earth, all creation -- including prideful mankind -- will recognize His glory and praise Him (Phil. 2:9-11).

Thank You For Visiting Our Site!!!

- we hope you will take a few minutes to get to know us better.

Historic Shorter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church 

255 Natchez Street Franklin, Tennessee 37064 
Phone: (615) 790-6611 

...In the Heart of the Natchez Community

 “A Church with a Heart for Christ and Community”


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The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Nathaniel Leath
 Presiding Prelate of the 13th Episcopal District

The Rev. Harold M. Love, Jr.  
 Presiding Elder of the South Nashville District

The Rev.
Dr. Kenneth H. Hill
 Pastor, Shorter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

"The foundation has been laid, the direction is set, and we're moving forward in the Vision of Richard Allen and Christ Jesus!"

Happenings At Shorter!

You Are Welcome! Come And Join Us!

  BIBLE STUDY - WEDNESDAYS - 6:30 P.M. ( in winter recess)


Adjacent to the Church
263 Natchez Street 
Franklin, Tn. 37064


 Join with Fellow Christians for Worship

Sunday Church School - 10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 A.M.
*Mid-Week Bible Study - Wednesday 6:30 P.M. @ 
Shorter Chapel Community Life Center

  *All activities take place at Shorter Chapel AME church unless otherwise indicated*
On December 21, 2014 @ 8:00 a.m., the Historic Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church, will host their Annual Ushers' Pancake Breakfast!!!
Come and join the Ushers of Shorter Chapel as they Joyfully celebrate the Birth of Christ.
Evangelist Fatima Ridley Foster will be the guest speaker.
We look forward to seeing each of you and having a great feast and fellowship.






Got Questions?
If you have questions prior to your visit or need directions to 
Historic Shorter Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
please contact us:
Phone: (615) 790-6611 | Email: hsccame@bellsouth.net

 Whether you are new to the Franklin/Williamson County area
or just visiting our website.
It is a joy to extend a welcome to you.

We invite you and your family to join us in our Sunday Service and Church School.
We are delighted that you took the opportunity to visit our online presence.
We hope that this site provides you with the information and spiritual experience
that will be valuable and meaningful to you.

If you are looking for a place to worship and praise the name of Jesus,
please consider Historic Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church
and make your journey our way.

We would love the opportunity to fellowship with you.
Our church doors are open and ready to receive you.


The Rev. Dr. Kenneth H. Hill, and First Lady, Dr. Roberta Hill
and the entire
Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church Family, Welcome YOU!

Live Well ~ Live Blessed
(Mark 5:34, MSG)