ENGAGEMENT PLAN

Belmont United Methodist Church is a community of Christ-followers growing in love of God and neighbor. We believe it is important to restate and underscore who Belmont is to our church and the community. Our Welcome Statement, adopted in 2013, is our guide. We are committed to leading with love, in response to God’s love, poured out for ALL. On …

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HERE I STAND: MESSAGE FROM PASTOR PAUL

We all love to be heard. James counsels, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slower still to grow angry.” (1:19) Could our love be best measured by how well we listen? In addressing a Corinthian controversy, that is now largely a non-issue, Paul counsels, “Now concerning XY&Z, we all have ‘knowledge’. Knowledge puffs up, but love …

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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

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, our Welcoming Statement …

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