Guest and Visitor Information
Welcome to Belmont United Methodist Church, a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor.
We hope that you experience God’s radical hospitality here, and that Belmont might become a spiritual home for you and the ones you love. Please do explore our website for more information about how we are living into God’s vision through our ministries.
What are your regular worship times?
We worship at 8:15 a.m. in the Chapel each Sunday morning, including the celebration of Holy Communion. Then, following our Sunday school hour (9:15-10:15 a.m.), we gather for worship in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.
In addition, the Golden Triangle Fellowship worships each week in the Chapel at 10:15 a.m., bringing together individuals and families from Burma and Thailand, former refugees who have been resettled in Nashville over the past few years. This service is translated into three languages.
Do you have classes for visitors and new members?
How can I become a member of Belmont United Methodist Church?
What are the steps for having our child baptized, or for being baptized as a youth or adult?
First, we ask that you contact Rev. Ken Edwards or another staff member to make an appointment to talk about the meaning and significance of baptism in The United Methodist Church. At that time we will also review the order of worship that we use. Once your questions are answered, a Sunday may be scheduled for the baptism.
Do you have to be a member to receive Holy Communion?
No. In the United Methodist Church, we believe in an open table for communion where all are welcome. We believe that the sacrament of Holy Communion is an act of God’s grace extended to everyone.
How can I set up a time to meet one of the pastors?
You may contact any of the pastoral staff by email or phone. Email addresses and biographic information can be found on our Staff web page.
Do you have a nursery during worship and Sunday school?
We provide childcare on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m. for children ages 6 weeks-two years.
Do you offer childcare during church events?
Do you have a Safe Sanctuary policy?
We have a Safe Sanctuary policy that assists us in creating and providing a safe environment for our children.
Are children welcome in worship?
Yes! We want children to know from the earliest age possible that they are beloved children of God and an important part of the worshiping community.
How can I find a Sunday school class or small group to join?
• Short-term and long-term small group studies are scheduled throughout the year. For the most current list or to make a specific inquiry, contact Pam Hawkins.
How can I make a contribution to support the ministries of Belmont United Methodist Church?
Please visit our section on Giving for more information.
Is your building accessible?
Belmont UMC is committed to making our church a comfortable, accessible place for everyone. We continue to work toward complete accessibility and currently offer:
Wheelchair accessible restrooms
Elevators to upper and lower floors
Assisted hearing devices
Large-print Bibles, hymnals, and worship bulletins
Handicap accessible parking spaces
What is the best place to park near the church?
Parking is available around the church building and on the nearby streets during the week and on Sundays. We do have limited parking in the lot between our Community Center and main building (off of 20th Ave. So.). Also, on Sundays you may park at the Post Office and Village Cleaners on Acklen and across from the church. Many of our members park across 21st and use the pedestrian crosswalks in the area as well. Although parking can be challenging at times, most people find a space in near proximity to the church. Handicap accessible spaces can be found in front of the church as well as in the lot between the Community Center and main building.
Is there a main entrance to your building?
On Sundays, most main doors to the buildings are open. During the week, our main entrance can be found off the parking lot between the Community Center and Main Building (turn onto 20th off of Acklen, then turn right into our small parking lot). The doors on Acklen Avenue are not unlocked during the week.