Missions and Outreach
Africa University in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe, opened in 1992, and aspires to become a world class university for leadership and development in Africa. The Mission of Africa University is to provide quality education within a Pan-African context through which persons can acquire general and professional knowledge and skills, grow in spiritual maturity, develop sound moral values, ethics and leadership qualities.
Bread for the World
Belmont UMC is a partner church of Bread For the World, a non-profit Christian advocacy program that promotes domestic and international hunger relief legislation. In 2012, over 100 Belmonters advocated congressional representatives to support hunger relief legislation with an Offering of Letters.
Room in the Inn
Mission in Malawi, Africa
For years, Belmont UMC has cultivated a missional relationship with the Provisional Conference of the United Methodist Church. Through the missional relationship, Belmonters have supported the building of United Methodist churches in Malawi, the development of bore holes and rural water access, agricultural development, laity training, and supported the growth of the Provisional Conference through numerous Volunteer in Mission Teams. Belmont UMC’s annual Christmas Miracle Offering has been a strong source of support for the United Methodist Church in Malawi. The United Methodist Women of Belmont also provide funding support for the nursery school coordinator for the Malawi United Methodist Church.
Through the leadership of Herb and Sue Mather and the Oliver family (former missionaries in Malawi), Belmont UMC continues to strengthen its relationship with Methodist churches, laity, and church leaders in areas such as Blantyre and Lilongwe. In 2013, the Belmont UMC Youth served in mission alongside young people in the United Methodist Church in Malawi.
Click here for information about the United Methodist Church in Malawi.
Green Team / Creation Care
The Belmont United Methodist Church Creation Care Team is a group of individuals taking action within the church to actively stimulate change within the congregation and community to reduce our carbon footprint and take a more positive role in stewardship of the environment. For more information or to serve with this team, contact
Brighter Days Tutoring at Edgehill UMC
Community Care Fellowship is a United Methodist ministry in East Nashville that serves the poor and those who are homeless by providing personal hygiene services, nutrition, education, socialization, personal counseling, advocacy and spiritual nurture. Sign up online to serve at Community Care Fellowship.
The Belmont Gardening Project began in 2012 through the Belmont UMC youth group’s efforts to cultivate and harvest fresh local produce to support the Nashville Food Project. The gardening project is hosted at the farm of Bill and Mary Ruth Lane. All the harvested food is donated to the Nashville Food Project and then prepared for distribution to homeless and underserved communities in Davidson County.
Give Ye Them To Eat
Advocacy Ministry Team
Appalachia Service Project
Volunteers in Mission
Belmont UMC supports the missional work of the United Methodist global connection through short and long term Volunteer in Mission teams to Mexico, Malawi, Appalachia, and the Gulf Coast. For more information about United Methodist worldwide mission and disaster response, visit www.umvim.org or www.umcor.org.
Golden Triangle Fellowship Summer Scholars
Justice For Our Neighbors
JFON provides free, professional legal services to immigrants. This UMCOR program connects a national network of church-based, volunteer-led immigration clinics to asylum seekers and immigrants who need a helping hand to navigate the maze of rules and laws that affect their lives in the United States.