Golden Triangle Fellowship at Belmont United Methodist Church
The Golden Triangle Fellowship (GTF) holds Sunday morning worship service in Ferguson Chapel of Belmont United Methodist Church. The service, translated into Karen and Thai, is often attended by about 150. Sandy Sakarapanee is the pastor, assisted by her husband, Nick Sakarapanee.
After the morning service many members meet at a member's home or apartment from 12:30-3:00 for lunch, worship, and birthday celebrations. They move on to Hillcrest United Methodist Church to attend a service for which the youth are responsible. This 4:00-5:00 service's collection is divided between the youth programs and the UMW.
Adult SS: The GTF adult Sunday school class meets in Ferguson Chapel on Sunday morning, 9:15-10:15, before the Sunday morning worship service. The class includes about 25 members who study the Bible under the leadership of various volunteers.
Youth SS: GTF youth meet on the third floor in the Sunday School wing at Belmont United Methodist Church from 9:15-10:15 Sunday mornings. The GTF youth are scheduled to participate in a confirmation class beginning late in 2012 and continuing into 2013.
Children’s SS: GTF and American children’s Sunday School classes meet primarily in integrated classes on the second floor of the Sunday School wing at Belmont UMC, 9:15-10:15.
GTF children’s Sunday School classes are integrated with American children’s classes.
UMW: The GTF UMW meets every third Saturday of the month at the home of one of the members. Sandy fixed dinner in February for the group.
Men’s group: The GTF men’s group meets monthly at various homes or apartments of members.
Regular events, besides worship, include monthly sewing classes at a member's apartment, in-season weekly soccer for children, and an annual Christmas party for families in the Community Center at Belmont United Methodist.
The GTF, made up of refugees, who number several hundred, have come to Nashville to escape military rule and oppression in their country and have joined other Belmonters in their faith journey. Please take the time to click on the link below and view this short video which briefly tells the story of the GTF and the opportunities that their participation in our church and community has offered to them and to us.