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Communion Offering on February 7 will support O.N.E./Barnes Scholarships


Belmont UMC has long supported this program for Edgehill residents seeking post-high school training. Each year, an average of three to four awardees complete diploma or degree programs at accredited institutions. Currently,  four scholarship recipients are enrolled in graduate programs in business administration and in speech pathology at Tennessee State, in the divinity school at Vanderbilt, and in the U.T. law school at Knoxville.

On February 7, Jennifer Doty, a second-year M.Div. student will be with us during worship. Her partner/mentor is Rev. Bill Barnes, who started the scholarships 25 years ago as a project of the Edgehill UMC. A member of our church serves on the scholarship oversight committee and many Belmonters have served as partners for scholarship recipients. In this anniversary year, the committee thanks you for your support and prayers. If you are interested in serving as a partner to a student, please contact Pat Ward (615-385-2350). Contributions may also be made throughout the year via a designated check made out to our church for transmittal to the scholarship fund.


"Growing a Rule of Life" Lenten study

The season of Lent is a time to focus on growing into the fullness God desires for us. Beginning February 10, join us on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in room 124 as we prayerfully create our own unique "Rule of Life." We will use materials provided by the Society of Saint John the Evangelist and the Center for Ministry of Teaching at the Virginia Theological Seminary. They provide a daily email and video and you can sign up by clicking here. For more information or to sign up for the study, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Senior adult workday at Second Harvest Food Bank

On Wednesday, February 10, Belmont Senior Adults will be participating in a work project at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee at 9:00 a.m., after which they will enjoy an “Express Lunch” on-site at the First Harvest Cafe. Departure from Belmont UMC via church vans will be at 8:15 a.m., with pickup at Calvary UMC at 8:30 a.m.  Anticipated return will be between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. Participants should dress very casually and must wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Some lifting and carrying may be involved. The cost per person for this event is $10.00 ($8.00 for lunch, $2.00 for transportation). Payment will be due the day of the trip, with checks made payable to Belmont UMC and earmarked Senior/Second Harvest. To reserve a space for this “adventure” call Anne Hoback's office at 615-383-0832 or stop by her office and sign up. For further information, contact Jim and Starr Strickland at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 615-391-4864.



2nd Thursday book group

On the second Thursday of each month, join us at 10:00 a.m. in the Iris Room to discuss the book When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

We’ll meet on February 11, March 10, and April 14.

For more information, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Scriptures of Lent study

Lent offers a season for reflection on our life with God. It is a time to make the pilgrimage with Jesus toward Jerusalem and beyond. In a group study, Rev. Pam Hawkins will lead participants through the scriptures of the season that are given in the Revised Common Lectionary, some of which will be proclaimed and preached in worship at Belmont during these weeks. We will read, study, and discuss readings from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), Psalms, Epistles, and Gospels. This study will take place on Wednesday evenings, February 17-March 16, at 6:00 p.m. in room 202. This study is open to the community and all are welcome. For more information or to register, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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