Reconciling Ministries at Belmont UMC
To learn more about Belmont UMC's discernment process in regard to growing in our hospitality to all, click here.
Invitation to a holy conversation with Matt Berryman
Belmont’s hospitality statement commits to “inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality” for all persons. We are engaged in a holy conversation about how to live into that commitment.
Matt’s visit is a vital part of Belmont’s ongoing holy conversation and a response to requests for more information about RMN from Belmonters with many valued perspectives. No decision is pending about joining RMN at this time. Please come to listen, be present, and be heard during this offered event.
Belmont UMC featured in January Out and About Nashville magazine - The January issue of Out and About Nashville, Nashville’s leading magazine for the LGBT community, features an article about Belmont’s decision to adopt a welcoming statement that explicitly welcomes, among others, persons regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The article, written by Belmont member Eric Patton, describes the church’s long conversation about adopting a welcoming statement and the strategic planning discernment process that led to adopting this statement in October. This article is part of the Reconciling Ministry Teams’ ongoing efforts to live into our welcoming statement in the community and denomination. Copies of the article are available in the foyer and narthex, or by clicking here.
Our Stories: Welcoming Voices from Belmont United Methodist Church
Reconciling Ministries Team: A ministry team of laity and clergy in the Belmont UMC community who plan and implement local church and community programs and events focused on strengthening our welcome to and inclusion of all people, especially those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning, and to their families and friends. If you would like to know more about this Team, contact Pam Hawkins.
Kairos Sunday School class: A reconciling class open to people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and backgrounds who feel “the fierce urgency now” (M.L. King, Jr.) in striving for the Kingdom of God and God’s righteousness. As a covenantal community, we are committed to gathering faithfully in hospitable fellowship, practicing means of grace, studying the scriptures, reflecting theologically on the social issues of our time, serving the “least of these,” working for justice, and holding one another accountable to following Jesus in our everyday lives. Sundays, 9:15 – 10:15, Outreach Center, Room 5.
Annual Community Film Viewing: Each year in the spring, a film (documentary or other) related to or focusing on the LGBTQ community is selected and co-sponsored by the Reconciling Ministries Team and Kairos Sunday School class of Belmont United Methodist Church, along with the Nashville Area Reconciling Ministry network. These films are always open to the public and usually include a panel discussion following the viewing. In 2013, the film date is Sunday, March 3 and the film selected is Prayers for Bobby. For more information, contact Pam Hawkins at