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Belmont ESL To sell cookbooks and storybooks

Belmont UMC’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program is in its 40th year of operation. If you are near the 2nd floor classrooms any Tuesday or Thursday during the school year, you will see more than 100 adults from over 35 countries studying diligently in our English classes. The ESL program is a part of the mission and outreach of the church and is volunteer-driven and financially self-supporting.

On May 31, ESL teachers will be in the foyer outside the Iris Room with stories and videos that our students created this year. You can help support the ESL program by purchasing a book of stories written by students or by purchasing a cookbook of international recipes from students. Each book sells for $5 and proceeds will be used to buy teaching materials for next year. Come visit with ESL teachers and learn more about this exciting program.


Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregivers Education and Support Group meeting

If you are you a caregiver, family member, or friend of someone with Alzheimer’s or other memory loss, we invite you to join us on Monday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m. in room 202, for a time of learning, fellowship, and care. These meetings are open to the community. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



Change in deadline for June 21 issue of the newsletter

The June 21 issue of the newsletter will be published early, so items for it (as well as the June 14 issue) will be due by noon on Monday, June 8.

Send your articles, announcements, or calendar items for the newsletter, send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Articles must be 150 words or less, in paragraph form and must include title/headline. Photographs must be high-resolution. Please indicate whether you want a byline.


Volunteers needed for Vacation Bible School for refugee children

Remember how much fun you had when you attended Vacation Bible School?  June 2-July 23,  Belmont is joining with South End UMC to offer Vacation Bible School to kids who otherwise would not be able to participate. Most of these children, including those from the Golden Triangle Fellowship and other new  immigrants. will be able participate in a well-planned program that includes telling and acting out Bible stories, learning crafts, playing games, and reading books. The program is unique because we take it to the kids who live at Haywood Lane.

The program, snacks, and activities are all planned—all  you have to do is show up!  Volunteers are needed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, June 2–July 3, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet at South End UMC and travel to Haywood Lane together. For more information or to volunteer, contact Gayle Morin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 615-414-4427) or Rev. Ann Cover ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


Bill Harbison to speak at Annual Conference dinner

Each year at Annual Conference, Tennessee Conference’s Church and Society, Clergy for Inclusion, and Nashville Area Reconciling Ministries sponsor a popular dinner with fantastic food and excellent speakers. This year’s event will be an equally exciting evening featuring Belmont UMC’s own Bill Harbison.

Bill Harbison has been one of the chief attorneys in Tennessee’s marriage equality case, arguing the case before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Recently he was present at the historic April Supreme Court hearing. You are invited to come hear Bill’s story and insights.  Don’t miss being a part of “history in the making.”   The dinner will take place on June 8, at 5:00 p.m. in Room A-292 (the Tabernacle) at Brentwood UMC. The cost is $15 per person and the deadline for reservations June 5.  Visit to make your reservation.



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