Thursday, May 26, 2016
Text Size

Site Search

The News

Belmont News newsletter for 5-29-16

Download May 29, 2016 issue



For Tennessee Conference news click here.




For United Methodist News Service news click here.



For news, features, and commentary from the United Methodist Reporter click here




Gather us in: A post-General Conference worship service

On Sunday, June 5, Belmonters, visitors, and members, are invited and urged to participate in a special worship service in the sanctuary from 2:00–3:00 p.m. This service

Read more: Gather us in: A post-General Conference worship service


Register today for WEB (West End Belmont) Music Camp 2016!

Click here to register online.

From Hillsboro Village to West End Avenue, from Nashville to Kansas, from Kansas to Malawi, United Methodist are making connections! This summer, the week of July 18–22, Belmont UMC and West End UMC will join forces, teachers, and new ideas for a combined music camp to be held at Belmont UMC for children age 4–6th grade.

Our union reinforces the connectional nature of the United Methodist church, and allows our children opportunities to make new friends, learn from new teachers, and experience music classes not previously offered.

Children will move from class to class, in age appropriate groups, experiencing music through drumming, handbells, Orff instruments, singing, musical games and more. Invite your friends to connect with us!

Click here to register online. For more information, contact  Amy Cooper.








Upcoming events at Belmont UMC


Click here to view the full church calendar.

Click here to subscribe to our electronic mailing list for email updates and news!


Upcoming events as of Friday, May 27:


Joys and concerns

Out of the hospital
Sara Boyd
Bart Perkey
Judy Stubbs

Christian sympathy is extend to
Pat Barrett in the death of her father, Ralph Barrett.

Celeste, Berry, Kathryn, and Will Holt, and Laura (Holt) and Don Taylor in the death of their mother and grandmother, Margaret Holt.

Congratulations to
Meredith, Andy, Quinn, and Trace Craig, and Marsha and Mickey Wilson on the birth of their daughter, sister, and granddaughter Harper Leigh Craig. Harper was born May 10, 2016.

Paula Herrmann, Stuart and Niels Olson on the birth of their son and brother, Anders Richard Olson. Anders was born April 4, 2016.

Belmont UMC has been on a journey for some time about how to best live into our Welcoming Statement. Eight petitions were submitted to the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, held over the past two weeks in Portland, Oregon. Click here today for an update on where things stand relative to our petitions, as well as our next steps.


Our Pentecost worship series, "Living on the Edge," continues this Sunday, May 22. Read more...


The church and its offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Your Communion offering on Sunday, June 5, will support the 2016 Annual Conference Mission Offering that seeks to ignite a Fresh Expressions movement in the Tennessee Conference. Read more... 

On Sunday, June 5, Belmonters, visitors, and members, are invited to participate in a special worship service at 2:00 p.m. This service is designed to help reflect on actions taken at General Conference, in particular those actions with impact on our LGBTQIA family members and allies. Read more...


Belmonters for Inclusion will meet on Tuesday, June 7, the first Tuesday of the month. Read more...

On Sunday, June 12, the Open Door Singers youth choir will present a homecoming concert to culminate their weeklong tour. The concert will take place at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Read more...

The June 26 issue of the Belmont News newsletter will be published early. Items for the June 26 issue (as well as the June 19 issue) will be due by noon on Monday, June 13. Read more...

If you are a college student home for the summer or a student staying local for summer classes or work, check out summer ministry opportunities on our website. Read more...

All are invited to Edgehill UMC's 50th anniversary celebration. Call 615-254-7628 for more information.

Save the date for Vacation Bible School 2016! Children ages three-6th grade will take place during the Sunday School hour the months of June and July. Read more...  Also, volunteers are needed! Click here to find out what you can do to help and to sign up online.

In July, Belmont UMC will welcome new pastors Rev. Jefferson Furtado and Rev. Jin Kim. Read more...

This summer, the week of July 18-22, Belmont UMC and West End UMC will join forces, teachers, and new ideas for a combined music camp to be held at Belmont UMC for children age 4-6th grade. Read more...

The annual older adult Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference at Lake Junaluska, NCwill take place August 1-4. Dr. Tony Campolo, Dr. Mickey Efird, and various workshops will inspire, educate, and rejuvenate participants. Read more...


Are you using our online church directory, Access ACS? If not, you’re missing out!  And, for even greater convenience, download the Church Life app for your Apple or Android smartphone and have Belmonter contact info at your fingertips! Read more...

Our Hillsboro Village neighbor, Aladdin's, has graciously offered Belmonters the use of its parking lot (located on the corner of Acklen and 20th Avenue) on Sunday mornings. Read more...

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram!


Reflections for February 15, 2015

The story of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible is a story about family relationships. At its center is the woman Naomi who moves with her husband and two sons to a place called Moab to escape “a famine in the land” (see Ruth 1:1, CEB). Soon death comes to Naomi’s husband, and she becomes a widow. Her sons then marry Moabite women, and the story reports that it is not long before her sons also die, leaving the three widows to fend for themselves in a harsh and lonely place.

Naomi convinces one daughter-in-law to return to her own family, but Ruth, the other daughter-in-law, stands firm with Naomi and will not leave her to face grief and recovery alone. “Don’t urge me to abandon you, to turn back from following after you. Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God” (v. 16).

In the long months of 2014 as my beloved husband Ray and I lived out the final months of his life on this earth, as I moved from a place called Belmont UMC to the space of our home, the people of this congregation became my Ruth. You fed us, sat with us, and shared Holy Communion with us. You worked the hard work of loss and grief right beside us. You wept with me, and you stood firm with me as I moved from wife to widow, which truly felt like a time of famine in my soul.

But there you were, people of Belmont United Methodist Church. There you were, and still are, saying, “Wherever you go, we will go; and wherever you stay, we will stay. Your people will be our people, and your God is our God.”

I will be forever grateful to you all for your faithfulness, love, and kinship. It is good to be back home again.




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


Login Form