EMMA BUSHONG

Belmont UMC welcomes Emma Bushong to the staff Our Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that Emma Bushong will be working with our youth this summer as our Summer Youth Associate. Emma has served as a youth and also a children’s ministry intern at Belmont UMC for the past two school years. For the past year, Emma has …

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UKRAINE

Click here to watch the presentation. For years, Belmonters have made friends and shared experiences with many people from all over the world. Belmont UMC’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program has introduced us to new friends and new cultures, enriching all of our lives. Among the students that ESL teachers, Jane Dubose and Dick Bowers, currently have is …

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WDS TEACHERS

The Weekday School (WDS) is blessed with a team of professional and devoted early childhood educators that have a passion for the early development of children and their care. Periodically, we would like to introduce you to this wonderful staff. Shelby Johnson My name is Shelby Johnson; I grew up in Nashville, and attended Belmont Weekday School (BWDS) as a …

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ALL-CHURCH RETREAT

We are very excited to share that Rev. Becca Stevens, founder and President of Thistle Farms, will be the speaker for our All-Church Retreat, on October 14-16, 2022 in Beersheba Springs, TN. Becca is the author of several books including Love Heals and recently published a new book called Practically Divine. Click here to find out more about Becca. Make …

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EMILY BOWLAND RESIGNATION

I cannot thank Belmont UMC enough for the opportunity given to me (and my family) when you hired me as bookkeeper two years ago. In 2020 during the pandemic, my husband, Jimmy, and I began receiving cancellations of concerts and recording sessions. What we thought was temporary loss of work became long-term. The bookkeeper position opened as my unemployment benefits …

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OUTREACH UPDATE

On Wednesday, April 13, at 6:00pm you are invited to meet Collins Etchi Ako, a missionary serving in the East Congo. Collins will tell us about what’s going on with the Mama Lynn Center, the orphanage, and the Theology School where he lectures. This program will be presented in-person in room 204 and will also be available via Zoom. Watch …

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BOOK DISCUSSION

After Easter, the book discussion group will reconvene to focus on the theme of “Creation Care: Trees and our Our Common Future.” Our readings will be the Pulitzer prize-winning novel, The Overstory (paperback, Vintage ), by Richard Powers, and To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest (paperback, Timber …

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UWF

United Women in Faith is the new name of the organization for women in The United Methodist Church. Logo courtesy of United Women in Faith. Did you know that United Methodist Women (UMW) started off as the “Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society” (WFMS) in 1869? In fact, over the past 150 years we’ve had various names and affiliations, only becoming “United …

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GENERAL CONFERENCE DELAY

Dear Belmont Friends, On March 3, 2022, we learned that the United Methodist General Conference scheduled for 2020 would be postponed until 2024. This decision was made due to visa delays that began in the Trump Administration, were exacerbated by Covid travel bans, and currently stretch to as long as 800 days. It is easy to forget that we belong …

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MASK POLICY

A word from Pastor Paul about Belmont UMC’s new mask guidelines (3/21/22) Dear Belmont Friends, We are deeply thankful that this past week the CDC criteria named Davidson County as having a community index of “low.” (COVID-19 by County | CDC) With a low community index, the CDC no longer recommends masking for persons who come into contact with high …

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