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Belmont News newsletter for 7-27-14

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Sanctuary: A sacred or holy place

On Sunday, July 27, the Belmont UMC community will gather at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to worship with a particular focus on healing prayer. This Taize prayer service will be a

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Reflections for July 6, 2014

One of my favorite children’s writers is Douglas Wood. In his book The Things Trees Know, one of his short, spiritual insights resonates with me:

When you are living, you are growing. When you are growing, you are living.

Growing is the secret to living. Growth and change are difficult but God doesn’t call us to stay where we are; rather God created us to grow so that we might have abundant life.

As a staff, we are in the midst of change and growth as we live into new staff configurations and responsibilities. I am excited to be taking on responsibilities for younger children and look forward to walking with the children as we grow through our faith steps. I am delighted to be part of where God is leading the Children and Youth Renovation Team and the Golden Triangle Discernment Team as we continue to strengthen our ministries and discern God’s call for the future. As a congregation, we are continuing to grow and strengthen our ministries as we live into our strategic plan. God is calling us to grow—to live! God is calling us to a fruitful, faithful future!  

A fellow pilgrim, Susan.


Upcoming events at Belmont UMC

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Here is what's happening at Belmont UMC (as of July 20):

Sunday, July 20:

There will be an Administrative Board/Charge Conference meeting on July 20, at 11:30 a.m. in Parker Hall.

Upcoming events:

Our Gifts that Change the World campaign kicks off this month. Whether it's local or global, the United Methodist Church is changing the world. Read more...

New to United Methodism? United Methodist Communications is offering a six-week online course, United Methodism 101, from July 23-September 3. Read more...

On Sunday, July 27, the Belmont UMC community will gather at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to worship with a particular focus on healing prayer. Read more...

Reverend Dr. Emilie M. Townes, the new Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, will preach at Belmont UMC on August 10 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Read more...

The speaker at this year's All-Church Retreat, October 10-12, will be Father Charles Strobel. Read more...

Other announcements:

Attention women: looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? Consider Better Decisions, an 8-week program that teaches decision-making skills to inmates at the Tennessee Prison for Women. Read more...

The Edgehill Free Store is in need of volunteers and household items. Read more...

Donations needed for Benevolence Fund. Among other things, this fund provides sack lunches for our homeless guests. Read  more...

Parking request: We are asking that you please not park in either the parking spaces designated for the church vehicles or behind the church vehicles. Read more...

Through 2014-2015,your gifts markedImagine No Malaria will help United Methodists implement their $75 million campaign to end malaria through ministries of prevention, treatment, and education. Read more or click here to give online.

In the coming months we, as a congregation, will begin acting on and making real the aspirations put forward in our strategic plan. There are ways you can volunteer to implement the strategic plan.  Read more...

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