Welcome! Thanks for your interest in Belmont United Methodist Church. We hope you will find the information and contacts you need, but if you don’t, let our Pastor of Discipleship, Jefferson Furtado, assist you. Jefferson can be reached by email or at 615-383-0832, ext. 19.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions, but if you have others, do not hesitate to contact Jefferson Furtado.

Interested in having a meeting or event at Belmont UMC?

Download our Belmont UMC Facility Use Policy and Belmont UMC Facility Use Request Form.

Want to have your wedding at Belmont UMC?

We are not a wedding venue for non-member weddings. If you are a Belmont UMC member, please visit our weddings page or contact Paul Purdue begin the process of scheduling a wedding.

What are your regular worship times?

We worship at 8:15 a.m. in the Chapel each Sunday morning, including the celebration of Holy Communion. Then, following our Sunday school hour (9:15-10:15 a.m.), we gather for worship in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., worship is also held in the Community Center and this service is translated into Thai, Karen, and English primarily for refugees from Burma and Thailand. All are invited to participate in any of our services of worship.

Visit our Upcoming worship services page to learn more.

If the church parking lot is full, where else can I park?

For available parking around the church on Sundays, see our BUMC parking map.

How can I find out more about the United Methodist denomination and about the ministries of Belmont UMC?

Welcome to Belmont is a one-session Sunday gathering where visitors can meet staff and ask questions of interest. To find out when the next Welcome to Belmont will take place, contact Connie Bergquist at 615-383-0832, ext. 20. Another offering is Methodism 101, a four-session series about The United Methodist Church led by pastors and laity of Belmont. For more information and a schedule, also contact Connie Bergquist.

How can I become a member of Belmont United Methodist Church?

Contact Jefferson Furtado or Paul Purdue to set an appointment regarding membership. If you have been baptized in another Christian denomination, it will not be necessary for you to be baptized again. We accept and believe in one baptism by water and the Spirit. Once you have had your questions answered and completed a New Member Form, we will select a time of worship when you wish to join and to be welcomed by the community.

What are the steps for having our child baptized, or for being baptized as a youth or adult?

Contact Paul Purdue to make an appointment regarding your interest in a baptism. He will gladly meet with you and take you through the steps of this holy sacrament.

Do you have to be a member to receive Holy Communion?

No. In the United Methodist Church, we believe in an open table for communion where all are welcome. We believe that the sacrament of Holy Communion is an act of God’s grace extended to everyone.

How can I set up a time to meet one of the pastors?

You may contact any of the pastoral staff by email or phone. Email addresses and biographic information can be found on our Staff page.

Do you have a nursery during worship and Sunday school?

We provide childcare on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m. for children ages 6 weeks-two years. Contact our childcare coordinator, Linny Jessee, for more information.

Do you offer childcare during church events?

Yes, if you need childcare for a church sponsored event, happening at the church, contact Linny Jessee.

Do you have a Safe Sanctuary policy?

Yes, the Belmont UMC Safe Sanctuary policy assists us in creating and providing a safe environment for our children, youth, and vulnerable adults.

Are children welcome in worship?

Yes! We want children to know from the earliest age possible that they are beloved children of God and an important part of the worshiping community.

How can I find a Sunday school class or small group to join?

To find out about Sunday school classes for children, contact Darren Wright or visit our Children’s Ministry page.

For information about youth classes, contact Darren Wright or visit our Youth Ministry page.

For information about our adult Sunday School classes or short-term small group studies contact Jefferson Furtado or visit our Adult Sunday School page.

How can I make a contribution to support the ministries of Belmont United Methodist Church?

Please visit our Give to Belmont UMC page for more information.

Is your building accessible?

Belmont UMC is committed to making our church a comfortable, accessible place for everyone. We continue to work toward complete accessibility and currently offer:

Wheelchair accessible restrooms
Entry ramps
Elevators to upper and lower floors
Assisted hearing devices
Large-print Bibles, hymnals, and worship bulletins
Handicap accessible parking spaces

For additional information, please contact Jefferson Furtado.

Where is the main entrance to your building?

During the week, our main entrance can be found off the parking lot between the Community Center and Main Building (turn onto 20th off of Acklen, then turn right into our small parking lot). The doors on Acklen Avenue are not unlocked during the week.

On Sundays, all doors are open until 10:45am. At 10:45 a.m. the following entrances are locked: Chapel entrance, 21st Avenue entrance to Thomasson Hall, sanctuary side doors, and the cul-de-sac entrances. To better welcome visitors coming late to our services, sign will be posted on the locked doors directing latecomers to accessible entrances that will remain open.   The accessible entrances that will remain open are at 21st Avenue, the foyer entrance off of Acklen Avenue, and the Iris Room entrance area.

Would it be possible to take a tour of your facilities?

Absolutely. Contact Jefferson Furtado to schedule time for a tour so that you know where different ministries and services take place.