BATTLE

On Wednesdays April 14, 21, and 28, Belmont UMC’s Advocacy Ministry Team will sponsor a church-wide conversation on A Battle for the Soul of Belmont. This three-part Wednesday night series will be on Zoom at 6:00pm. Our portico on Acklen Avenue proclaims that we are a Methodist Episcopal Church South. What does that say about us? On April 14, Michael …

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EASTER OFFERING

Thank you for helping Belmont UMC to be a place that teaches love, embodies justice, and makes room so that everyone can know they belong to God’s big beautiful family. Each year at Easter, we ask you to participate in the ministries of our church through second mile giving to our Easter offering. We hope you will prayerfully consider an …

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PLANT SALE

The first day of spring 2021 has come and gone, and now we all turn our attention to our yards, decks, and patios, and making them more beautiful. Belmont UMC’s youth will sell bedding plants, large geraniums, and gorgeous hanging baskets Sunday, April 11—Sunday, April 25. Plants will be available for pick up on Saturday, May 1, with drive up …

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Walking the Stations of the Cross Sharing Space with Christ On Ash Wednesday 2020, the first non-travel case of COVID was confirmed in the United States. As Lent continued, our world began to shift and soon it shuttered. As we have experienced this collective liminal pace during the past year, we have also experienced together unprecedented grief and suffering, witnessed …

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SHEPHERDS NEEDED

One of the beloved Biblical images is the good shepherd, who helps folks find their way. As we begin the process of returning to in-person worship, we need shepherds to help us usher and guide the congregation. If you are healthy, ready to return, willing to learn, able to model, and prepared to teach others our best practices, please contact …

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RESURRECTION STORIES

Easter sermon series: Resurrection Stories We can’t stop speaking about what we have seen and heard. (Acts 4:19) Easter’s resurrection story is not a one time and then done historical fact. We each have a Resurrection Story. Christ is in us. We are in Christ! The Risen Lord raises us up and brings about God’s kin-dom. Christ empowers us to …

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SUNRISE COMMUNION SERVICE

Click here to reserve your spot. The gospels tell us that very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise but while it was still dark, Magdalene, Mary, and Salome carried spices to Jesus’ tomb in grief. There they encountered the Risen Christ, who sent them out to preach the Easter message that death is not the …

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LENNIE MINTER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

Effective March 15, Lennie Minter has decided to retire as Belmont UMC’s Properties Manager. We give thanks for Lennie’s 21 years plus of service to our church. Lennie has been weighing retirement for several months and, given some recent events in his life, now seemed like the time to make this move. You can send cards of appreciation to Lennie …

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ESL STORY

One good thing that has happened during the pandemic has been the ability of Belmont UMC English as a Second Language (ESL) students who have returned to theircountries to still be a part of the program via Zoom. One such student is Nilvani Perpétua da Silva Bugarin from Brazil who participates in a class with Mary Jane Duke via Zoom …

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BOOK DISCUSSION

This spring, our book discussion themes are nature, ecology, sustainability, and community. Anyone is welcome to join us via Zoom on Tuesdays, April 13, 20, and 27 at 6:00pm.. The reading will be The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, an African American wildlife ecologist and ornithologist who teaches at Clemson …

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