COCOA, COFFEE, COOKIES, AND CAROLS

Join us in Parker Hall on Sunday, December 23, at 9:15am to sing Christmas carols while enjoying refreshments and fellowship. Bill Cooper will be the pianist for this singing celebration and you will be welcome to request your favorite carol. Feel free to bring Christmas goodies to share!

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CHARGE CONFERENCE

Make plans to attend the Charge Conference with District Superintendent Rev. Scott Aleridge on Sunday, December 16. The meeting will take place in Parker Hall immediately following the 10:30 worship service. Along with other reports and agenda items, the Charge Conference will vote to set the compensation package for appointed clergy for 2019. Meal reservations are required and can be …

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ADVENT SERMON SERIES

A Holy Resonance: The Quartet of Traditions, Reason, and Life How do we enter a holy season? How might the quartet of scripture, tradition, reason, and experience renew the Christmas song within us? Come and worship as we explore a holy resonance during this Advent season.

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2018 CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OFFERING

What makes an offering a miracle? Could it be LOVE? God sent LOVE to the world in the baby Jesus, and miracles have been happening ever since! This year, you are invited to help make more miracles happen through the “Give Ye Them To Eat” ministry in South Central Mexico! This ministry has evolved from a big “dream of faith” …

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FEAST OF LIGHTS

On Sunday, December 9, at 6:00pm, make plans to join Belmont UMC’s choirs in a celebration of the birth of Christ through word and song  at the Feast of Lights. All are welcome!

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ADVENT QUIET RETREAT

On December 15, from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. in Parker Hall, give yourself the gift of quiet and calm in the midst of the busy Christmas season. We begin with Lectio Divina and centering prayer, followed by a time for exploring, walking the labyrinth, listening for God’s voice, or simply resting in God’s holy silence. The retreat will conclude with Communion …

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BEHOLD! ADVENT BOOK STUDY

This Advent season, Heather Harriss will lead a study of Pam Hawkins’ book Behold! Cultivating Attentiveness in the Season of Advent. The study will take place on Wednesday mornings, November 28, December 5, 12, and 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Donna Harrison’s home. To obtain a copy of the book, contact Heather Harriss.

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WESLEY ADVENT STUDY

Books may be ordered through Church Publishing Inc. or Amazon. For more information, contact Jefferson Furtado.

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WREATHS AND POINSETTIAS

Order a lovely Frazier Fir wreath or poinsettia on November 4, 11, or 18 in the Iris Room as a thoughtful way to honor or remember loved ones. Wreaths ($20 each) are used to adorn Belmont UMC’s doors during Advent. The deadline to order wreaths is Monday, November 26. Poinsettias ($10 each) will be used as altar flowers on Sunday, …

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