ST MEINRAD RETREAT

Saint Meinrad, a Benedictine commmunity in Indiana, offers wonderful retreats in a beautiful setting. Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, join other Belmonters for “Living Monastic Values in Everyday Life,” a retreat led by Brother Martin Erspamer, OSB. To learn more or to register, visit their website. If you plan to attend, please let Heather Harriss know and indicate …

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RISE AGAINST HUNGER

Belmonters once again have the opportunity to help prepare food packets for Rise Against Hunger (formerly “Stop Hunger Now”). This year’s event will take place on Saturday, January 25, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Calvary UMC. Rise Against Hunger is a nonprofit service organization with international reach, distributing packets of dried high protein food to areas of acute need. Food packets …

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ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEETING

Make plans to attend the administrative board meeting on Sunday, January 26. The meeting will take place in Parker Hall immediately following the 10:30 worship service. Meal reservations are required and can be made through onrealm.org or by contacting Mark Hagewood  no later than 12:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 22.

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PARTICIPATE IN WORSHIP

Make a new year’s resolution to participate in worship in 2020! There are many ways to participate: reading scripture, serving Communion, setting up and cleaning up. Heather Harriss is putting together worship schedules for 2020. If you’d like to participate, please contact her.

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COMMUNION OFFERING

Your Communion offering on Sunday, January 5, will help us fulfill our commitment to pay our fair share of conference askings. By combining our money with that of other United Methodist churches each year, we are able to help support over 900 missionaries around the world, provide meals or over 3 million people each year, and help children, youth, and …

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ORGAN CONCERT

The pipe organ is often referred to as the “King of Instruments.” With virtually an orchestra at one’s fingertips, the number of sounds and colors are limitless. Many of the textures and timbres of our magnificent pipe organ will resound on Sunday, January 26, at 4:30 p.m., when Gayle Sullivan will present an organ concert on the brilliant sanctuary pipe …

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RESIST HARM

Resist Harm is a United Methodist movement of faithful resistance to the anti-LGBTQ Traditional Plan. The Resist Harm Movement stands firmly within our Wesleyan tradition of the wideness of God’s grace in a broken world in need of Christ’s love. In light of the Traditional Plan passed by the Special General Conference 2019, we cannot remain silent and thereby complicit …

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Revolutionary Kingdom

Beginning, January 19, Belmont UMC will offer a seven-week study of Mike Slaughter’s new book, Revolutionary Kingdom: Following the Rebel Jesus. Mike Slaughter is an UMC Elder and the author of 17 books including Christmas is Not Your Birthday and Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus. This newest book explores why we must exchange comfortable cultural worldviews and values for the …

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COFFEE WITH CLERGY

Would you like to know more about being a member at Belmont United Methodist Church? If so, plan to attend Coffee with Clergy on Sunday, January 12, at 9:30 a.m. in the Iris Room. Have coffee and chat with Pastors Paul Purdue and Heather Harriss to learn more about connecting with Belmont UMC.

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