HOWARD THURMAN STORY

On November 18, 2019, Vanderbilt Divinity School, The Upper Room, and the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies will celebrate Howard Thurman’s 120th birthday with a public screening of the documentary, Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, a film by Martin Doblmeier. Following the screening, Amy E. Steele, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Community Life, …

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Room in the Inn

Room in the Inn volunteers needed for January Cooler weather has arrived and the Room in the Inn season is upon us. Every Friday night, November through March, Belmont UMC will host twelve guests experiencing homelessness. Guests will be provided with a warm welcome and hospitality, dinner, shower facilities, personal laundry care, a warm safe place to sleep, and a …

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD

Ibrahim and Assilya Mohammed called Somalia home until the civil wars forced them to leave with their four children six years ago. They chose their family’s safety over a homeland they had always known. While they enjoy security in Nashville, rising costs have been a challenge. Their rent has risen to $1,400 monthly which, combined with supporting their children, stretched …

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MEALS ON WHEELS

For many years, Belmont UMC has been involved in delivering route E for Meal on Wheels(MOW) and Fifty-forward. Because of the over 25 volunteers, route E, which is in the Hillsboro-Belmont area, seniors are served a warm meal every day of the week. The seniors not only enjoy good, healthy food, but the personal delivery allows the volunteer to check …

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WDS CHANGES

This past week, the resignations of Jean Voorhees, EnaShea Kohler, and Laura Hamilton at the Belmont Weekday School (WDS) came as a sad and unwanted surprise to us all. Like you, our clergy and lay leaders were caught off guard by the resignations of these gifted and caring WDS leaders. We all hold the welfare, nurture and education of the …

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PRAYER BY KATE FIELDS 2

Oh God, deep in our bones, we know that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all of creation, will be able to separate us from Your love. But God, what do we do in the wake of mass shootings? What about …

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YOUNG ADULT NEWS

Young adult gatherings begin September 8! Join us on Sunday, September 8, as we begin our Becoming Together series. We will look at change, growth, intersections, and identities through the year. Two class times are planned. The first will be Sunday mornings 9:15–10:15 a.m. and the second is Sunday evenings 5:00-6:00 p.m.. Childcare is available during the Sunday morning class …

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PRAYER BY KATE FIELDS

For your mercy is round and it is borderless. In this mercy, Lord, hear our prayer. Amen. Written by Rev. Kate Fields

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HOMEPLACE LADIES

Come hang out with the Homeplace ladies! Belmont UMC’s dear friends, Ruby Truette and Jennifer Pettit, are not able to get out of the house as often as they would like. They miss their church, they miss making new friends, and they miss YOU! Consider visiting the ladies in their home to participate in art projects, baking, or just swinging …

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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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