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Celebrating our songs and stories with Wayne Wood

Wayne Wood

Plan to join the next session of  Celebrating Our Songs and Stories Wednesday, September 10! Belmonter Wayne Wood will share tales from his career in writing and reporting, including researching a serial killer, landing an interview with an elusive Nobel Prize winner, and what it feels like to be inside a functioning iron lung. Wayne’s stories and columns have appeared in Vanderbilt publications as well as The Tennessean and Nashville Scene, and for several years he was the host of the NPR interview show “Medically Speaking.” Wayne and Sharon have been members at Belmont for almost 20 years.

Readings relating to the “Celebrating our Songs and Stories” presentation by Wayne Wood at WNAB on Sept. 10, 2014

Travel columns

Africa Off the Beaten Track (from Nashville Scene)

My European crime spree

Sunshine State of mind (use “look inside” feature to read column)

Nashville Scene stories and columns

When Nashville was Camelot

The Murderer on Music Row

The Fabricator: Radnor Baptist to shoot dogs in Shelby Park


Under ideal circumstances

Summers with Scott

Memories of the Moon


A personal history of House Organ (including a mention of the iron lung incident)

Begging Dr. Cohen

Stanley Cohen Nobel Prize update from 2011 (by Bill Snyder)


Give Ye Them To Eat presentation at WNAB on September 17

Once again, Belmont UMC is planning a joint mission experience with Brentwood UMC to assist the transformational and sustainable living ministry of GIVE YE THEM TO EAT (GYTTE) in Tlancualpican, Mexico, and you are invited to a program about it on Wednesday, September 17, at 6:00 p.m. in room 124. The mission trip will take place January 16-25, 2015. We have conducted very productive and rewarding missions to GYTTE in February 2013 and January 2014. Belmont UMC is one of the churches supporting Board of Global Ministries missionaries there, Carmen and Alejandro Rodriguez.

This Alternative Work/study And Reality Experience [AWARE] immerses us in the reality of life in rural Mexico as it relates to the issues of hunger, poverty, development, and global awareness; and focuses on the needs of villagers and farming families and the Church’s response to their needs.

Come and learn how you can experience and help this community-building work conducted by GYTTE that ranges from health and nutrition to appropriate technologies, alternative methods of construction, sustainable agriculture, small-scale livestock projects, and church and faith development.



Arts Council announces new exhibit: Faith Shapers

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17).

Who helped shape your faith? Belmont’s Arts Council invites you to contribute to an interactive art exhibit, Faith Shapers, that focuses on people who have shaped our journeys and how we help shape the faiths of those around us. We would like to hang a photograph or display an object of a person or experience that has shaped your faith, along with a short paragraph. Copies of photographs can be made if you would like to keep your originals. Submissions and questions, can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All Belmonters are encouraged to submit items. The deadline for submissions is September 30. We look forward to your entries!


JFON to screen "The Second Cooler" documentary


Tennessee Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) invites you to a documentary screening of The Second Cooler at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. This event is cosponsored by Belmont's Mission and Advocacy teams.



SEE volunteers needed

Belmont UMC’s Scholar’s Extended Education (SEE) program for Golden Triangle Fellowship teenagers, needs volunteers. Volunteers are needed to  help GTF teenagers with math, reading, spelling, and conversation.

All classes are held at Antioch United Methodist Church (41 Tusculum Road). Volunteers are needed:

September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22

If you can serve, click here to sign up.



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