UWF

United Women in Faith is the new name of the organization for women in The United Methodist Church. Logo courtesy of United Women in Faith. Did you know that United Methodist Women (UMW) started off as the “Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society” (WFMS) in 1869? In fact, over the past 150 years we’ve had various names and affiliations, only becoming “United …

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GENERAL CONFERENCE DELAY

Dear Belmont Friends, On March 3, 2022, we learned that the United Methodist General Conference scheduled for 2020 would be postponed until 2024. This decision was made due to visa delays that began in the Trump Administration, were exacerbated by Covid travel bans, and currently stretch to as long as 800 days. It is easy to forget that we belong …

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MASK POLICY

A word from Pastor Paul about Belmont UMC’s new mask guidelines (3/21/22) Dear Belmont Friends, We are deeply thankful that this past week the CDC criteria named Davidson County as having a community index of “low.” (COVID-19 by County | CDC) With a low community index, the CDC no longer recommends masking for persons who come into contact with high …

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ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD UPDATE

Belmont UMC’s Administrative Board met for its spring 2022 meeting on Sunday March 6. There was a great sense of excitement as the group reviewed updates from ministry areas and discussed ways to continue to grow connections based on recent developments in the COVID pandemic. Pastoral staff gave updates from their areas of focus. Highlights included Pastor Paul’s celebration of …

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LOVELL

During worship on Sunday, March 13, United Methodist Women have the honor of presenting long-time Belmont members, Bill and Beverly Lovell, with the Special Missions Recognition Award, an award given annually to persons demonstrating extraordinary dedication to Christian mission and outreach. The Lovell’s have exemplified that dedication to Christian mission in their years of service, both here and abroad. Bill …

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LENTEN OFFERING

Lenten Offering to provide housing for Waverly flood victims Click here to give online. Your Lenten Offering will build a house. Belmonters will have the opportunity to to fund and build a house for a family who has lost their home in the catastrophic Waverly flood, through monetary donations to the Lenten Offering as well as their hands-on assistance. The …

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LENT

Lent at Belmont UMC 2022 Lenten Offering Our Lenten Offering will provide housing for Waverly flood victims. Click here for details. Click here to give online. March 6-April 17 – Embody Faith sermon series On Sunday mornings during Lent at 8:00am and 10:30am, join us for our Lent sermon series Embody Faith. Click here for details. March 6-April 10 – …

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EMBODY FAITH

And The Word became flesh and lived among us . . . (John 1:14) On Sunday mornings during Lent at 8:00am and 10:30am, join us for our Lent sermon series Embody Faith. Sermon topics will include: March 6 – Embody Worship (Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Luke 4:1-2) March 13 – Embody Justice (Luke 13:31-35) March 20 – Embody Spirituality (Psalm 63:1-8 Isaiah …

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ACR CHAIR

We are excited to gather for a long-time Belmont UMC tradition, the All-Church Retreat, which will take place October 14-16. If you love the retreat and want to help make it happen in a great way, consider chairing or serving on this committee. Together with Pastor Kate and other committee members, you will help create a memorable gathering experience for …

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MALAWI FLOOD RELIEF

Belmont UMC supports flood relief in Malawi In January 2022, cyclone Ana caused extensive flooding in the Lower Shire (pronounced Shear’ee) river valley area in southern Malawi, which resulted in lost homes with an estimated 17,000 people displaced from their homes. Church buildings where communities gather collapsed. Newly planted crops were wiped out threatening food security in the months ahead. …

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