Reconciling Ministries at Belmont UMC
We believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We commit to Jesus’ example of inclusive love, care, and intentional hospitality with persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, physical or mental ability, economic status, or political perspective. We respect our diversity of opinion and expressions of faith. Therefore, as God loves us, so let us love and serve in the name of Christ.
Belmont UMC featured in January 2014 Out and About Nashville magazine - The January 2014 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
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.
Delta Sunday School class: An intergenerational group dedicated to living out the United Methodist mission of Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors through spiritual, intellectual, and social exploration and growth. This class is a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network and is open and accepting of all persons regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Sundays, 9:15-10:15, room 202.