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Belmont News newsletter for 9-7-14

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Edgehill UMW to present program on domestic violence

Rev. Kaye Harvey

Domestic Violence will be the focus of the next Edgehill UMW meeting on Thursday, October 2, at 6:00 p.m., at Edgehill UMC (1502 Edgehill Avenue). Rev. Kaye Harvey will present the program. Refreshments and child care will be provided. All are invited.



Reflections for August 10, 2014

According to the Board of Pensions of the United Methodist Church, I have served as a pastor for 4 decades. Where did the time go? From the beginning of this ministry with the church, meeting with the District Committee on Ministry, through the time as a candidate for ministry in my 20s, the United Methodist Church has supported me and the work I do, and much of that support has come from your generous gifts to the church. When I was in seminary, I received Ministerial Education Funds. These funds, along with scholarships, meant that I left seminary without school debt.

I now serve on the Board of Ordained Ministry and as the co-chair of the Order of Elders for the Tennessee Conference. I serve on the Residents in Ministry Team of the Board and I know how much time and energy goes into preparing candidates for ministry for ordination. Heather Harriss, Adam Kelchner and Chris Allen are all in this residency process. Your gifts to the church make much of what we are doing possible.

At some point in the future I’ll be looking toward retirement and your generosity has helped provide an adequate retirement fund for our United Methodist clergy. I offer this brief Reflections to say thank you for your support and for all you have done and all you have given to undergird the work of my ministry over these 40 years.


Eakin Elementary food drive

Did you know there are children who live just a few blocks away from Belmont UMC who go to bed hungry? As a parent of a third-grader at Eakin, I’ve heard the stories for myself. Sitting in the cafeteria one day, a little girl told me that she and her mom had to sleep in their car for a while when her parents split up. As a parent and member of Belmont, I am compelled to reach out to the children right here in our own neighborhood who are hungry. BUMC is hosting a food drive September 28–October 26 to stock Eakin’s food pantry. Boxes will be at the entryways of the church to accept donations of spaghetti noodles, peanut butter, tuna, Easy Mac, fruit and applesauce cups, granola bars, and canned soup. Also needed are toothpaste, laundry soap, and gently used reusable shopping bags.

- by Joan Brasher



Belmont News newsletter for 8-31-14

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