ROBBIE JONES 30 YEARS

Belmont UMC celebrates Robbie Jones as she completes 30 years of dedicated service as our faithful and skilled organist. During this long tenure, Robbie has provided solo musical offerings for worship as well as accompanied the Sanctuary Choir for rehearsals, retreats, worship services, and for special choral concerts and services. Robbie has endeared herself to the Belmont Community with her …

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YOGA

Join us on Tuesdays and Wednesdays via Zoom for yoga classes offered by Taunia Rice. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm Flow Yoga – A Vinyasa practice building strength, flexibility and balance within a fluid mix of poses. Open to all levels. A virtual practice via Zoom. $10 drop-in. Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm Gentle Yoga – A mellow practice unwinding the body, calming the mind, and finding …

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MUSIC ON WHEELS

Would you like to add a musical moment to your day? Children’s music staff and choir teachers are offering musical “house calls” (outside) for children and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers. Masks will be worn, and clean instruments will be brought! Participants must live within twenty minutes from church or agree to meet outside on church property. Please contact Amy …

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Eakin Food Drive

More than 30 percent of the children who attend Eakin Elementary, just a few blocks from Belmont UMC, live at or below the poverty line and teachers there have created a food pantry to help address this need. With the impact of Covid 19, this need is even greater right now and Eakin has reached out to Belmont UMC for …

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SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

During this time of stress and change it is helpful to have a companion to ponder with, to share prayers of lament and of hope, and to listen together for God. Heather Harriss, Pastor of Congregational Care and Senior Adults, is a Spiritual Director. If you would like to meet with Heather or learn more about spiritual direction, contact her …

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BLUEPRINT FOR MINISTRY

The blueprints that guide our ministry over the next months will change as together we build something new. If we had a vaccine today, our lives would still not return to the way they were before Covid. We long to see each other in person, and yet in this Covid era, we have uncovered new ways of connecting through technology …

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VOTES FOR WOMEN

On Tuesday, August 18, at 11:30am, plan to join in this celebration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote! This virtual experience will culminate with neighbors, universities, and other institutions citywide ringing bells, big and small. Click here to learn more.

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SARAH MCWHIRT TOLER

Belmont UMC congratulates Sarah McWhirt-Toler who will be ordained on August 21. Sarah started the candidacy process for ministry in 2013. She attended divinity school at Vanderbilt Universary from 2014—2017 and was commissioned as a provisional deacon in June 2017. When asked why she pursued ordination, Sarah replied: “I guess I wanted to seek ordination because I believe that God …

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SANCTUARY ACCESSIBLE AREA

In an effort to provide greater accessibility in the sanctuary, two pews close to the “Ray’s Corner” accessible entrance have been removed. As part of his Eagle Scout project, Kyle Shepherd along with the help of John Cato and other volunteers, removed the first two rows of the right side of the sanctuary to provide for wheelchair seating. An Eagle …

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Meet our Habitat family! Marguerite Garang is the future homeowner for the fall 2020 United Methodist build with Habitat for Humanity. Marguerite has 4 children and immigrated from Sudan to the U.S. in 2005 seeking safety, security, freedom, and better weather. She has worked for the last two years as a technician for Aero Design, Aircraft, and Electronics. Her current …

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