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You are invited to the 2014 Music Banquet!

All are welcome to come celebrate our year in Music Ministry. Please join us on Wednesday, May 7, at 5:15 p.m. in the Community Center. The cost for dinner is $5 for children ages 4–6th grade, $9 for youth and adults, $7 for college students with a current ID, $7 for seniors, and free for children 3 and under. There is a family maximum of $30. The deadline for reservations is Monday, May 5.

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Holy week services at Belmont UMC

Mark your calendars for these worship opportunities during Holy week (Palm Sunday, April 13 through Easter Sunday, April 20):

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Reflections for February 16, 2014

Where have we offered genuine hospitality? This is one of our questions for reflection on our 4 core values (Mission, Hospitality, Nurture, and Diversity). There is a couple at Belmont UMC who started attending a couple of years ago. On their first Sunday at Belmont, they entered the sanctuary for the 10:30 service through the main entrance on Acklen Avenue. They told me that they received a wonderful greeting from Keith Roberts, who has greeted people on the front steps of Belmont for years. Since they have been coming to Belmont for some time now, they have learned other ways to enter the sanctuary, but they often walk around the building and enter on the Acklen Avenue side because they want to see Keith and experience his warm hospitality again and again. Not long ago Connor Kilpatrick started assisting Keith in offering this front porch welcome.

All of us have an opportunity on Sundays to offer genuine hospitality to those around us. I would encourage us to practice the 15 foot rule, which challenges us to speak to everyone within 15 feet of us on Sunday mornings. We never know what’s going on in the lives of those around us and our greeting may be exactly what someone needs to feel at home or to experience healing. It doesn’t have to be complicated. We can simply reach out a hand and say, “It’s so good to see you here this morning. My name is ______.” The rest will take care of itself. We will make new friends and we will be blessed. Where will we offer genuine hospitality?

 


   

Upcoming events at Belmont UMC

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Here is what's happening at Belmont UMC (as of April 13):

 

Palm Sunday, April 13:

Mark your calendars for worship opportunities during Holy week, beginning Palm Sunday, April 13. A full schedule is available online. Read more...



The next Multicultural Fellowship covered dish lunch meeting will be on Sunday,April 13. Read more...



With excitement, we announce a new Bible study from the United Methodist Publishing House.Covenant Bible Study, which begins April 13, is an in-depth group study in which people read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God-and each other-better. Read more...


On Sunday, April 13, the youth senior high girls will be selling goldfish and apple juice for a suggested donation of 50 cents each. This money will go to benefit the Heifer mission. Read more...


Order an Easter lily in honor or memory of a loved one or friend in the foyer this Sunday, April 13. Read more...



The youth plant sale continues this Sunday, April 13. Proceeds will benefit the Open Door Singers choir tour in June. Read  more...


Next week:

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Thursday Night at Belmont for April 17 - *Note: WNAB moves to Thursday this week. Program: Maundy Thursday worship service, 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Menu: Taco bar (beef and veggie tofu options), salad, and brownies. Read more...



On April 15, we will begin a 6-week experience titled Listen, by Rueben P. Job. Listen offers help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine, and those whose lives seem too busy to pray. Read more...

 


Upcoming events:


The Senior Adult Council will be offering the AARP Driver Safety Course, formerly called "55 Alive"April 23 and 24. The class will be led by Barton Pepper. Read more...


What is Christian Discipleship in the United Methodist tradition? If you are new to the UMC or simply want some time to review some of our guiding principles, join this 4-week series
with Rev. Pam Hawkins on April 27, May 4, 11, and 18, at 9:15 a.m. in Parker Hall  Read more...


Senior adults, make plans to attend the Celebrating the Ageless Spirit! event the weekend of May 2-4. Read more...




This year, the one-mile (or five-kilometer) walk will take place at Fannie Mae Dees Park in Hillsboro Village at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. Read more...



Save the date for the Music Banquet on Wednesday, May 7! Read more...


The Arts Council will be having a senior adult exhibit that will run from May through July. If you are 55 or older and enjoy making virtually any form of art, you are invited and encouraged to submit your work. Read more...



Make plans to be a part of this year's Vacation Bible School's Workshop of Wonders June 16-20. Read  more...



Save the date for the 2014 All-Church Retreat, October 10-12! Read more...

Other announcements:

 



Calling all writers! We are beginning a ministry about writing for the spiritual life. We will offer periodic workshops on topics identified by participants, form writing support groups, and join together to write material for our congregation. Read more...



Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) is a new city-wide organization of congregations and secular organizations working for social justice. Belmont UMC is one of these members and volunteers are needed. Read more...




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Need to schedule a meeting or event at the church? Contact Angie Slade at 383-0832, ext. 23 or aslade@belmontumc.org

 

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