ENGAGEMENT TEAM UPDATES

July 22, 2019 With the hope of ensuring that Belmont UMC was doing all it could to live into its welcome statement and to be proactive with regard to continuing developments, the Administrative Board commissioned an Engagement Team at its April Meeting. The Engagement Team has three groups that are working separately on different aspects of our engagement and also …

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CARNIVAL

On Wednesday, August 14, join us as we kick-off a new season of delicious food, great fellowship, and faith formation at Midweek at Belmont. There will be a bounce house, balloon art, and fun for all ages! The meal begins at 5:15 p.m. and reservations are due by 9:00am on Monday, August 12. Click here for meal pricing or to …

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ACR 2019

Save the date for the 41st annual All-Church Retreat at Beersheba Springs October 11-13. The theme will be Finding Abundant Communities in Unexpected Places, led by Michael Mather. Details coming soon.

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MEET KATE FIELDS

The following is a letter from Kate Fields, who will join the Belmont UMC staff as Director of Children’s Ministry and Discipleship on August 1.

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TAC NEWS

Below are letters from Pastor Paul about the 2019 Tennessee Annual Conference. Young people lead TAC July 5, 2019 Dear Belmont friends, Last week, I shared the good news of our Tennessee Conference passing a resolution stating: the Tennessee Conference apologizes for the harm that actions at the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference have caused LGBTQIA+ persons, their …

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DRIVERS NEEDED

Drivers needed for Youth and Children’s Ministries What a beautiful glimpse of the kingdom of God we get to experience as we do ministry together with youth and children from the Golden Triangle Fellowship. Sharing in life and faith together helps us get closer to the fullness of God’s grace and love. In pursuit of those glimpses and that fullness …

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TAC OPEN LETTER

Following is a letter read by Caroline Cramer and Abby Mendez at the 2019 Tennessee Annual Conference. Dear Members of the Tennessee Annual Conference, We are United Methodist LGBTQI+ youth and allies in the Tennessee Annual Conference. Some of us have been members of our United Methodist Churches since we were children and some have just joined us. While our …

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Christmas in July: Make a child smile! Want a fun project for families, youth, and adults? Grab one or two Christmas boxes for a child ages 2-12, fill it, and return for distribution in areas of the world where help is needed. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) disaster relief will send each box to a missionary in one …

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IMMIGRATION ACTION

Dear Belmont friends, At times, I will confess feeling overwhelmed by the events unfolding on our national stage. Many of you have been moved by Mike DuBose’s photos from the border or seen heart breaking photos in the media this week. Our baptism vows and the prophetic tradition calls us to lift up our voice and speak out against all …

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