ENCORE SERIES

Make plans to join us Wednesdays, July 15—August 19, via Zoom at 5:00pm for a new Encore Ministries series called Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit that will help us tend to our souls during this time of isolation and change. Upcoming programs: August 5 Discussion of the book Jim the Boy by Tony Earley, led by Susan Bradford. This book …

Read More

BUILDING AND STAFF ACCESS

Due to the mayor’s order that Nashville revert back to Phase 2, the church building will remain locked. Members wishing to meet with staff or access the building should make an appointment. For meetings with staff or clergy, contact the person you wish to meet with directly. Staff contact information is available here. For building access, contact Angie Slade. Before …

Read More

SHEPHERDS NEEDED

These are tricky days with conflicting data about when and what makes for a safer return to in-person worship. Thankfully, our recent congregational survey revealed that most of us are enjoying online worship and are cautious about returning to indoor in-person worship. The Regathering Team’s plan is to implement a phased or step-by-step return, evaluating each step as we go. …

Read More

A SAFER RETURN

Belmont UMC’s Guide to a Safer Return to In-Person and Indoor Worship (this guide is a work in progress) Worship Guidelines for Worshiping with 50 – 100 people Belmont UMC will continue to offer and enhance our online worship presence each week. Online worship has been rich and fulfilling for many people and is reaching more people than we ever expected. We …

Read More

PCM

Parent and Child Music resumes on Zoom! If you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver with a young child (birth through preschool), we welcome you to join this lively group of singers, movers, and shakers on Fridays from 10:00-10:30! Children will learn songs of faith and that their church family and God loves them. We will gather online via Zoom. …

Read More

LGBT STUDY

Click here for more information about the study. Belmont UMC was contacted to help spread to the word about an important paid survey taking place in the South. The survey is part of a larger study called the Vanderbilt University Social Networks, Aging, and Policy Study (VUSNAPS). The goal is to understand more about the social relationships, health, and aging …

Read More

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Join us as we encircle the church and remember George Floyd Belmont UMC has been invited by the Black Methodists for Church Renewal to participate in a witness against racism and racial violence. This Saturday, June 20, we will encircle the church using the surrounding sidewalks and observe silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in memory of George Floyd. …

Read More

WDS UPDATE

Belmont’s Weekday School has officially started the 2020-2021 school year. It is so exciting to have more children in the school and to see how excited they are to be back. It has been a great first week and we look forward to the great days ahead of us. We are continuing to accept new enrollment for the 2020-2021 school …

Read More

ADVOCACY

The Metro Council is now considering the annual budget. With property tax rates at the lowest level ever, sales tax revenues impacted by the COVID lockdown, and past deficit financing come due, everyone seems to agree that the property tax rate must be increased. Yet, there are moral decisions to be made – the Bill Barnes Affordable Housing Fund, more …

Read More

OPEN TABLE FOOD

Open Table Nashville is providing much needed food and hygiene items to people who are homeless and at risk for COVID-19. Beginning Tuesday, June 9, we are asking Belmonters to bring items listed below to the Community Center pre-event area between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm. The collection will end on Saturday, June 20. Items can also be dropped …

Read More