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

Due to Tennessee’s continuing surge in COVID-19, Belmont UMC will not be formally fielding a team for this fall’s Methodist habitat build. However, Habitat for Humanity is trying to put teams together for a Methodist build in September and October. Habitat has asked Belmont UMC to assist in getting volunteers for Saturday, October 10. If you are interested or would …

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CLASS OF 2020

As we transition to a new school year in youth ministry, we have a tradition of celebrating the past year together and lifting up our high school graduates one last time at our youth banquet. We invite you to join us in holding these amazing young people in prayer as they embark on new journeys. May they know wherever life …

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LABYRINTH

Walking the labyrinth is a form of prayer that invites us to into God’s love. Each Saturday, beginning August 1, a labyrinth will be set up in the Community Center and available for use from 9:00am-2:00pm. Entering the serpentine path of the labyrinth, you walk slowly while quieting your mind and focusing on a spiritual question or a prayer. In …

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19TH AMENDMENT

United Methodist Women has endorsed Faith in Public Life and Interfaith Power & Light’s voter reflection guide: Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities. Copies are available here: 2020 Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities The dedication of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage monument at Centennial Park will be August …

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AUGUST SERMON SERIES

“I won’t let you go” Stories of decision, grit, and perseverance August 2 “I won’t let you go.” Jacob wrestles with God. (Genesis 32:22-31) Heather Harriss preaching August 9 “Is the Lord really with us or not?” The People cry out. (Exodus 17:1-7) Darren Wright preaching August 16 “She keeps shouting.” A Cannanite Woman calls out to Jesus. (Matt 15:10-12, …

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BOWMAN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

James and Emma Bowman joined Belmont UMC in 1926. After James’ passing in 1971, Emma established the J. G. Bowman Scholarship Fund in honor of him. The first scholarship was awarded in 1991 and has been changing lives ever since. Since its establishment, more than 60 scholarships have been awarded to Belmont UMC members seeking higher education. We’re pleased to …

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