NAVIGATING OUR WAY FORWARD

February 23-26, the United Methodist Church will hold a special General Conference to act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality. Belmont UMC’s welcoming statement offers a path for us to navigate our way through this season: “We believe every person is of sacred worth and …

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ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD

The first Administrative Board meeting of 2019 will take place next Sunday, January 27, in Parker Hall immediately following the 10:30 worship service. The agenda will include approving the 2019 budget. Meal reservations are required and can be made online through onrealm.org or by contacting Mark Hagewood no later than noon on Wednesday, January 23.

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RISE AGAINST HUNGER

On Saturday, January 26, from 1:00-4:00pm, Belmonters once again have the opportunity to again join Calvary UMC in an emergency meal preparation event for Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now). Rise against Hunger is a nationwide organization that provides balanced and nutritious meals quickly to places where starvation is a distinct possibility. In 2017, its reach extended from Syria …

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PHOTO EXHIBIT

Our upcoming photography exhibit Belmont UMC’s art gallery will be centered on the beauty of the earth, as in that hymn we all like. You are encouraged to submit up to 5 of your favorite images that show the beauty God has entrusted to us in the skies, our waters, and our land, both here at home and abroad. You …

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UNITED METHODIST BELIEFS

On Wednesday evenings in January, join us in room 124 at 6:00pm for United Methodist Beliefs: A Brief Introduction by Bishop Will Willimon. This brief introduction to the United Methodist Church spells out the major beliefs of the Church in a clear, nontechnical style. Bishop Will Willimon discusses the great theological themes that United Methodists share in common with all …

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JANUARY SERMON SERIES

There is a kind of Christianity that is a God-given, comfortable, good, and easy journey for the faithful. Such a strain is not Biblical. From his feed box crib to his crucifixion on Calvary, Jesus went about defying expectations, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, welcoming everyone, confronting the calloused, rattling the establishment, worshipping in truth, teaching peacemaking, and planting …

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2018 CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OFFERING

What do earthquakes and miracles have in common? by Muriel Henderson, Retired Missionary Wheels for GYTTE’s Miracles by John Kennedy My experience in Mexico by Victoria Rebeck Click here to give online. You can also text BELMONT MIRACLE to 73256 to give to the Christmas Miracle offering using your text messaging. Standard text message rates do apply.

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ALL SAINTS 2018

In worship on November 4, we will remember and give thanks for the lives of members of our congregation who have died during the past year. We celebrate their continued presence with us in the Communion of saints—the community of all persons united in Christ. We enter into the Communion of saints at baptism, and we recognize this fellowship of …

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Room in the Inn

It’s time to sign up for Room in the Inn! Belmonters are already working hard to prepare for this year’s Room in the Inn winter shelter program. Please join us in providing comfort and warmth to our unhoused neighbors every Friday during the cold winter months, November-March. Sign-up on the sheet in the foyer or email Susan Utley or Nelda Schreiber …

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WELCOME MINISTRY

Do you remember your first experience of coming to Belmont United Methodist Church? Did someone invite you; did you come on your own? Were you greeted and guided to a class, a group, or worship; or did you have to find your own way? Why did you return? Belmont UMC is known to be a friendly and welcoming congregation, but …

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