The Red Bird area of Kentucky is deep in the Appalachian Mountains where there is little employment opportunity, extreme poverty, and three of the poorest counties in the US. Also this is the home of the United Methodist Red Bird Mission, a center which includes a school, clinic, church, senior center, outreach center, and much more. One of its many programs is to provide Christmas boxes for over 500 children who would otherwise have little or nothing at all during the holidays. To help, Belmont UMC will be collecting basketballs, children’s books, and board games (other than Monopoly), today and next Sunday, October 18. Look for a collection box in the foyer.
The stained glass windows in our sanctuary not only tell a Biblical story, but also a story of the saints of Belmont UMC. A series that will meditate on the windows and their stories begins on Wednesday, September 30, at 6:00 p.m. in room 124 and will continues and will be every other Wednesday for four sessions (September 30, October 14 and 28, and November 11).
Wednesday, October 14 - Hugh and Sally Wright, were editors for the Belmont UMC booklet, Our Story in Symbols. Hugh Wright will provide a meditation on the stained glassed windows that are dedicated to individuals "in memory of". Sally and Hugh will provide a presentation about the windows which are dedicated "in memory of" and information about the windows.
Wednesday, October 28 - Mary Beth Franklyn will provide a meditation and presentation on the stained glass window that represents Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. This Biblical account is proclaimed in John 4:7–30.
Wednesday, November 11 - Bob Kohler will provide a meditation an presentation on the stained glass window that represents Jesus and the young ruler. This Biblical account is proclaimed in Luke 18:18 – 25.
Photo by Mike DuBose