ALL-CHURCH RETREAT

We are very excited to share that Rev. Becca Stevens, founder and President of Thistle Farms, will be the speaker for our All-Church Retreat, on October 14-16, 2022 in Beersheba Springs, TN. Becca is the author of several books including Love Heals and recently published a new book called Practically Divine. Click here to find out more about Becca. Make …

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ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN

On Sunday mornings at 8:00am and 10:30am, join us in the sanctuary for our new sermon series On Earth as in Heaven. The sermons will focus on creation, environmental stewardship, and the 23rd Psalm. April 24 – Creation (Matthew 27:51-54; Psalm 104:1-5 and 10-19) May 1 – Inhabitance (Revelation 5:13) May 8 – Inner and Outer Landscapes (Psalm 23)

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BELMONT OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Click here to complete the online application. The Bowman Scholarship has been renamed the Belmont Opportunity Scholarship. And it is time apply for it. It is available to high school seniors or current college students who plan to further or continue their post-secondary education by attending a 4-year college, 2-year college, trade school, or technical school. The deadline for applying …

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UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS

Save the dates for these upcoming music events at Belmont UMC. Carillon Ringers concert On Sunday, May 15, at 2:00pm in the sanctuary, the Carillon Ringers will present a concert. This accomplished handbell ensemble has worked diligently to prepare a complex, yet pleasing, set of selections that includes original compositions as well as arrangements on various hymn and folk tunes. …

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EMILY BOWLAND RESIGNATION

I cannot thank Belmont UMC enough for the opportunity given to me (and my family) when you hired me as bookkeeper two years ago. In 2020 during the pandemic, my husband, Jimmy, and I began receiving cancellations of concerts and recording sessions. What we thought was temporary loss of work became long-term. The bookkeeper position opened as my unemployment benefits …

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EASTER OFFERING

Click here to give online. Awake, awake, put on your splendid clothing, rise up, shake the dust off.  Oh, captive Daughter Zion, loose the bonds of the captives. How beautiful are the feet of the messengers,  who proclaim peace, who bring good news, who proclaim salvation!   Listen! Your sentinels lift their voices; they sing out together for joy!   Right before …

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OUTREACH UPDATE

On Wednesday, April 13, at 6:00pm you are invited to meet Collins Etchi Ako, a missionary serving in the East Congo. Collins will tell us about what’s going on with the Mama Lynn Center, the orphanage, and the Theology School where he lectures. This program will be presented in-person in room 204 and will also be available via Zoom. Watch …

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SEVIER PARK FEST

Click here to volunteer. Belmont UMC is going to the Sevier Park Fest on Saturday, May 7. We will have a booth from 9:00am-5:00pm where we will greet the people in our neighborhood, share information, and invite them to learn more about our church. Staff will be on hand to serve communion and to bless the animals. We need volunteers …

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BOOK DISCUSSION

After Easter, the book discussion group will reconvene to focus on the theme of “Creation Care: Trees and our Our Common Future.” Our readings will be the Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Overstory (paperback, Vintage ), by Richard Powers, and To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest (paperback, Timber …

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