CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

As part of our Christmas Eve worship service on Thursday, December 24, at 5:00pm, our Children’s Music and Children’s ministries will present a virtual Christmas pageant, Do Not Be Afraid, that will include videos of Belmont UMC children. We’re asking parents to video the children’s parts from home and then send it in to be part of the pageant. We …

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PREPARING FOR ADVENT

The liturgical year and our spiritual practices help to remind us that even with so much turmoil in our lives, God is with us. Today we gaze upon the beauty of the Chrismon tree, filled with symbols of the history of our faith and of God’s unending love for each of us. The tree is up a week early this …

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SCAVENGER HUNT

At Christmas, we celebrate that Jesus brings God’s big light into darkness. This year in particular, it feels like we are especially in need of this light. We believe, if we look carefully and pay attention we might find a lot of little lights that remind us of God’s big light. You are invited to search for the light this …

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UMW BOOK PROJECT

This year’s UMW Christmas project is book donations for children of color Belmont UMC’s United Methodist Women would like your help in collecting books for the Dare to Dream Child Development Center at Community Care Fellowship. This two-year-old program currently serves eight children of color, ages 3-5. The books will be included along with other gifts in Christmas packages for …

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CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OFFERING

Give online today. In keeping with our tradition of dedicating Belmont UMC’s Christmas Miracle Offering to our overseas mission partners in even-numbered years, the Outreach Committee has determined that this year’s offering should benefit two important projects in Malawi. Our goal is to raise at least $15,000. The first project is to raise funds to rebuild the Methodist church in …

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SEARCHING FOR THE LIGHT

Join us Sunday mornings in Advent at 8:15am and 10:30am for our new sermon series, Searching for the Light. Practicing hope Preparing peace Bringing joy Risking love Bearing God’s light November 29 – Practicing hope (Psalm 80) Breaking the silence so God can break in. The exiled people in Psalm 80 are in a world of hurt and they want …

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ADVENT

Check this page often for updates and additions. We believe in the Light that has come and is coming! Advent is a season of expectant waiting for the in breaking of God among us. Let us prepare our hearts for God’s love. Searching for the Light sermon series Sunday mornings, November 29, December 6, 13, 20, at 8:15am and 10:30am …

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ADVENT AROUND A FIRE

On Sunday, December 6, at 5:30pm, you are invited to gather much like the ancient church did – around a fire. Though we cannot gather in person, we will do so via Zoom. To prepare, consider lighting a fire in your fireplace, sitting outside by a fire pit, or just lighting a candle. This gathering will take place in the …

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ALMOST CHRISTMAS

During the Sunday school hour on Sunday mornings in Advent (November 29 and December 6, 13, and 20), Jim Strickland and Kate Fields will lead an Advent study titled Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience. In John Wesley’s famous sermon, “The Almost Christian,” he encouraged people to follow Christ wholeheartedly. In Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience, author and pastor …

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Longest Night worship service

A candlelight Advent service for those who grieve On Thursday, December 10, join us via Facebook live at 7:00pm for our Longest Night worship service. We will gather, mindful of the losses that have multiplied throughout the year. As we remember and grieve, we will light the candles on our Advent wreaths and be reminded that we believe in the …

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