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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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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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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COMMUNION STEWARDS NEEDED

Setting and clearing the table for Communion is a holy act. Please consider being a part of our Communion Stewards Team for the 8:15am service. Set or clear the table once a month or more as a way of showing hospitality and welcome. For more information, please contact Heather Harriss.

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ALL ARE MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE

On June 23 and 30, join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am and 10:30am for two sermons from Galatians on identity, freedom, and spiritual responsibility. Come explore how “Christ’s love makes us all one” (Galatians 3-5) and sets us free to live lives of grace, goodness, and love.

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72 HOURS AT UMC NEXT

Following are observations from John Pearce of his time at the UMC Next gathering in Kansas City. On Sunday, June 16, John, Greg Bergquist, and Paul Purdue will share their reflections on UMC Next at 9:15am in the Community Center. Click here to learn more. Greetings to my friends at Belmont United Methodist Church. I have the privilege of attending …

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