GODLY PLAY

Godly Play is an interactive storytelling curriculum used in Sunday school at Belmont UMC for children in preschool through 2nd grade. We believe that each child comes to church already full of knowledge and experiences of God, and we make safe space for wondering about life’s big questions, telling the stories of our faith, and teaching children the Christian language …

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A MESSAGE FROM SENIOR PASTOR PAUL PURDUE

Right now our hearts range from breaking to furious. We lament in uncertainty. No matter our emotional state or the unfolding information, Belmont UMC’s resolve is fixed. We must be who God has called us to be as reflected in our welcome statement. No matter Belmont’s path, we must bear witness to the ways our denomination has done harm by …

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BELMONT UMC RESPONDS TO ACTIONS OF GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019

Although we are still reviewing the full implications of what transpired, we believe that the actions of the United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri  are incompatible with Belmont UMC’s mission and the Gospel. Frankly, we like many church leaders, are utterly stunned and deeply saddened as we share the hurt, anger and sorrow that many are feeling. Belmont …

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MOVING FORWARD

February 26, 2019 Dear Belmont Friends, As the General Conference of the United Methodist Church was concluding, our executive committee gathered Tuesday night at Belmont to begin discerning how to respond to the actions taken in Saint Louis.  Although we are still reviewing the full implications of what transpired, we believe that the Traditional Plan is incompatible with Belmont’s mission, …

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MEET YOUR DEACONS

From the 2/24/19 Belmont News newsletter: My calling as a deacon by Kathy Maul As a Deacon in the United Methodist Church, I serve beyond the local church. My appointment is to a senior living community. Although my job titles of Billing Coordinator and Staffing Coordinator don’t appear to have opportunities to live out my calling, opportunities reveal themselves daily. …

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WELCOME MINISTRY

Do you remember your first experience of coming to Belmont United Methodist Church? Did someone invite you; did you come on your own? Were you greeted and guided to a class, a group, or worship; or did you have to find your own way? Why did you return? Belmont UMC is known to be a friendly and welcoming congregation, but …

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“REVERSE PARKING” IS COMING TO ACKLEN AVENUE

From Councilwoman Burkley Allen:You may have noticed that Acklen Avenue in Hillsboro Village has been graded in preparation for repaving and new road markings. As Public Works restripes the angled parking, they will be turning the direction of the angled parking from “back-out” to “back-in”. This is a much safer configuration that will provide the same amount of parking, but …

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GIVE ONLINE!

Want to support the ministries of Belmont UMC, but don’t carry cash or checks to church on Sundays? We have you covered! You can make a one-time or recurring donation through the giving page on our website, through our new app, Realm Connect, or by texting BELMONT to 73256. You now have the option for donating a little extra to …

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WITH YOUR SAFETY IN MIND

Beginning Sunday, July 1, we will begin locking a few of our entrance doors during worship. The following doors will be locked no later than 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning: Chapel entrance, 21st Avenue entrance to Thomasson Hall, sanctuary side doors, and the cul-de-sac entrances. To better welcome visitors coming late to our services, sign will be posted on the …

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EXPRESSIONS OF HOPE MINISTRY

On June 17, our new Expressions of Hope Ministry, honoring the life and ministry of Judy Kohler, was dedicated during worship. Bags containing pocket prayer shawls (made by Belmonters and friends), along with a card featuring prayers written by Bob Kohler, will be distributed by members of the Hospital Visitation Team and Homebound Ministry Team. Knitters and yarn scraps are …

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