MARIGZA RECEIVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Mary Helen Marigza (pictured) has been selected for UMW special mission recognition. Each year, the Executive Committee of Belmont UMC’s United Methodist Women (UMW) presents a Special Mission Recognition pin to an individual who has shown continued dedication to mission, exemplifying the motto of UMW: Faith, Hope and Love in Action. This year, the committee is proud to recognize Mary …

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WDS UPDATE

Happy New Year from Belmont Weekday School! We hope everyone had a blessed and safe holiday. The Weekday School came back from winter break on January 6, and our classrooms are bustling with activities and smiling faces. Although this school year has been challenging, we are blessed to be able to provide care to the families in our community. We …

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LOST MEMBERS

Do you have current address or email information for any of the members listed below with whom we have lost contact? If so, please share it with Anne Hoback, 615-383-0832 ext. 15 (leave a message) or ahoback@belmontumc.org, by Wednesday, January 20. Thank you for your help. Farris Abdulla Lillian Adams Ko Aung Bob Bernard Carrie Bishop Lin Bowman Billie Bowman …

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PARENT CHILD MUSIC

If you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver with a young child (birth through preschool), we welcome you to join this lively group of singers, movers, and shakers on Fridays from 10:00-10:30! Children will learn songs of faith and that their church family and God loves them. We will gather online via Zoom. There will be no parking challenges and …

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ENCORE SERIES

Encore Ministries Winter  Series January 13, 20, and 27 5:00pm via Zoom Belmont UMC’s Encore Ministries series will resume on Wednesday, January 13, at 5:00pm via Zoom. Our three gatherings in January will be light-hearted sessions to open the new year. Later, we will touch on some weightier topics such as the COVID-19 vaccines and other topics on senior health. …

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FEAST OF LIGHTS REFLECTIONS

by Gayle Sullivan Greetings one and all! While no one imagined we would ever offer the Feast of Lights virtually, it became reality in this unusual time. I have been showered with emails and text messages of gratitude and want to thank YOU for your love and support. I do wish to share my gratitude for a team of people …

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WEAVING WHOLENESS

Weaving Wholeness: More Than Just Living January 3 (Epiphany) – Our Persistent Journey. The magi follow God’s star along their own path. When religious leaders seem clueless, they do not give up. They keep pressing forward until enraptured in worship. They give generously. They defy the King going home by another route. (Matthew 2:1-12) January 10 (Baptism of the Lord) …

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HEALING OUR DIVIDE

“Towards Healing Our Divide”  An Interactive Zoom Workshop Led by Lori Brewer Collins January 7, 2021 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm Find out more about Lori Brewer Collins by viewing or downloading her bio. The idea for this workshop grew out of the November 8 Friendship Class discussion following the election.  We are so grateful to Lori Brewer Collins for …

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BOOK DISCUSSION

Belmont UMC’s book discuss group, facilitated by Pat Ward, will resume via Zoom on Tuesdays January 12, 19, and 26, at 6:00pm. The book will be Sing, Unburied, Sing, a 2017 novel by the Mississippi writer and winner of the National Book Award, Jesmyn Ward. Ward writes about the voices of a rural African American family. For questions or Zoom …

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CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OFFERING

Give online today. From the December 13 newsletter Your 2020 Christmas Miracle Offering will support two critical programs in Malawi: Rebuilding a Methodist church that was destroyed by the devastating cyclone in 2019. Until it is rebuilt, the villagers have no building for worship, daycare, or adult learning programs. An adult literacy project. Currently, only 50% of women in Malawi …

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