WELCOME EMILY BOWLAND

We are pleased to announce that Emily Bowland will be joining the staff as our new part-time bookkeeper beginning Monday, September 21. In this new role, Emily will be handling church giving, pledging, accounts payable, and other day-to-day financial tasks. Emily has attended Belmont UMC since 2004 and is looking forward to joining the staff. You may recognize her as …

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VOTE

Belmont UMC’s Advocacy Ministries Team encourages everyone to vote this November in the national election. As part of Nashville Organized for Action and Hope’s (NOAH) voter challenge, we will be distributing a virtual pledge card to the congregation in the coming weeks to strive for 100% registration and voting among all eligible members. We ask that you make a personal …

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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

On Saturday, October 3, you are warmly invited to join us at 10:00am for our annual Blessing of the Animals. This year we will be gathering via Zoom, so maybe the cats can attend. All pets (dogs, cats, horses, cows, goldfish, hamsters, chickens, iguanas, parrots, etc.) are welcome. If your pet isn’t able to come to the screen, bring a …

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ROBBIE JONES 30 YEARS

Belmont UMC celebrates Robbie Jones as she completes 30 years of dedicated service as our faithful and skilled organist. During this long tenure, Robbie has provided solo musical offerings for worship as well as accompanied the Sanctuary Choir for rehearsals, retreats, worship services, and for special choral concerts and services. Robbie has endeared herself to the Belmont Community with her …

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UNEXPECTED

Infinite forgiveness Rearranging Grace Anonymous Faithfulness Diverse Unity September 13 – Infinite Forgiveness: 70 X 7. (Matthew 18:21-22 and Romans 14:1-13) Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, …

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ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD MEETING

Make plans to attend the administrative board meeting on Sunday, September 27, at 12:00pm via Zoom. For Zoom access information, contact  Mark Hagewood.

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MUSIC ON WHEELS

Would you like to add a musical moment to your day? Children’s music staff and choir teachers are offering musical “house calls” (outside) for children and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Masks will be worn, and clean instruments will be brought! Participants must live within twenty minutes from church or agree to meet outside on church property. Please contact Amy …

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Eakin Food Drive

More than 30 percent of the children who attend Eakin Elementary, just a few blocks from Belmont UMC, live at or below the poverty line and teachers there have created a food pantry to help address this need. With the impact of Covid 19, this need is even greater right now and Eakin has reached out to Belmont UMC for …

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SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

During this time of stress and change it is helpful to have a companion to ponder with, to share prayers of lament and of hope, and to listen together for God. Heather Harriss, Pastor of Congregational Care and Senior Adults, is a Spiritual Director. If you would like to meet with Heather or learn more about spiritual direction, contact her …

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BLUEPRINT FOR MINISTRY

The blueprints that guide our ministry over the next months will change as together we build something new. If we had a vaccine today, our lives would still not return to the way they were before Covid. We long to see each other in person, and yet in this Covid era, we have uncovered new ways of connecting through technology …

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