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Belmont UMC to receive two new pastors

With the retirement of Reverend Pam Hawkins and the recent announcement that Reverend Adam Kelchner will become the pastor of the Kingston Springs UMC, the Bishop and the Cabinet have projected Belmont to receive two new associate pastors in July of this year: Reverend Jefferson Furtado and Reverend Jin Kim.

Jefferson will become the Pastor of Discipleship. He is no stranger to us, having served as an intern on our ministry team a few years ago. Jefferson has been serving as the pastor of Neely’s Bend UMC and will graduate in May with a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio, with a concentration in Church Renewal. Jefferson, a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is married to Linda and they have 3 daughters, Sueli (8), Cintia (6) and Emma (2).  

Jin will become the Pastor of Neighborhood Ministries and Global Mission. Jin has served as the associate pastor of the Nashville Korean UMC and most recently worked in a new Korean church plant in Memphis. He has a Master of Theology from Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea) and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Jin is married to Dana and they have one daughter, Eugene who is 16.

Belmont UMC gladly welcomes these two very gifted pastors to our ministry team.


Reverend Jefferson Furtado

Reverend Jin Kim


Upcoming holiday closing

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

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June Communion Offering will support "Fresh Expressions" movement


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.

Fresh Expressions originated in 2004 by the Church of England as a way for lay led groups to reach people who were not attending church. By 2010, this movement has expanded to annual conferences in the US, including Florida, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky.

This offering will invest resources to help congregations learn more about the Fresh Expressions movement beginning with Vision Training Days. It will provide grants to cover initial costs for lay led faith communities to begin new relationships with people not currently engaged in a traditional church.  Conference New Church Development/Missional Faith Communities will administer these contributions. Applications will be made available on the Tennessee Conference website following the initial training.

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Belmonters for Inclusion June meeting

Belmonters for Inclusion will meet on Tuesday, June 7, the first Tuesday of the month. Please plan to join us as we plan for Nashville Pride on Saturday, June 25. Volunteers are needed to attend Pride and help out at Belmont UMC’s booth.


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 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Iris Room, 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.







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