ANTIRACIST BOOK DISCUSSION

How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism–and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. At it’s core, racism is a powerful system that creates false hierarchies of human value; its warped logic extends beyond race, from …

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FIELD GUIDES

Download the Uncharted Waters field guide – week 1 After so many weeks of quarantine, we are likely all feeling the need to connect in person. Belmont UMC has a strong Re-gathering Team who is working hard to assess when it will be safe and wise to begin phasing groups back into the church building. It is our hope that …

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SURVEY

Click here to take the survey. As the city reopens in this time of COVID-19, bringing larger groups together in the same physical space requires careful planning. Belmont UMC’s Regathering Team has been working through the logistics and trying to find the safest ways to bring us together again in person. We have developed a short survey to gather information …

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MINISTRY UPDATES

Over the next few weeks, we will share updates from various ministry areas.  From the May 31 newsletter: From Pastor Kate: Children’s Sunday school has been meeting via Zoom and is just finishing our 2019/2020 Sunday school year. To celebrate this ending and say goodbye to our 6th graders as they move into the youth group, we are throwing an …

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PENTECOST BAGS

Pentecost is Sunday, May 31, and we want to be ready with Pentecost bags for children! Bags may be picked up at the church Sunday, May 24, or Tuesday, May 26, through Saturday, May 30, anytime between 8:00am-2:30pm. On May 24, the bags will be located in front of the Community Center. Beginning May 26, they will be placed inside …

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CONNECT GROUPS

During this time of virtual connection, we are creating an opportunity for folks to come together on Zoom after the 10:30am worship service ends. Much like joining in conversation with friends after church, we’ll gather in groups of six people for 30 minutes each Sunday after worship. Led by a group facilitator, there will be a structured format of questions …

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BOOK DISCUSSION

All are invited to join a Zoom discussion group of Albert Camus’ The Plague. This group will meet on Tuesdays June 2, 9, and 16 at 6:00pm and will be led by Pat Ward, emerita professor of French and Comparative Literature at Vanderbilt. The book is available on Amazon, Kindle, and Audible. In preparation for the first meetings, you are …

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ATTENDANCE

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ENCORE SURVEY

If you are 65 or older, be on the lookout for a letter and survey from Encore Ministries in your mailbox. As social distancing continues, we value your feedback on ways we can stay connected. Even though we cannot gather together physically, we are together in spirit. We want to know how you are connecting with your faith community as …

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WHEREVER YOU GO

Some of the most beloved and well known words from the Hebrew scriptures are from the book of Ruth. Ruth tells Naomi, her mother-in-law, that she will go back with her to Bethlehem, and Naomi’s people will be her people, and her God will be Ruth’s God. The upcoming children’s musical, “The Truth About Ruth,” written by Amy Cooper and …

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