for August 14, 2022
Gifts That Change Our World
by Ingrid McIntyre

Growing up in our home, summer camp at Cedar Crest was as natural as seeing our grandparents for holidays and special occasions. It’s just what we did - every summer. As we made friends through the years, we would organize across the connection to make sure we were all there on the same week. The shenanigans didn’t stop at summer camp because we also always went on the fall retreat at Beersheba with our church family. Click here to give online. Read more
H.E.R.O. Navigator Initiative

Connecting with families experiencing homelessness is a new initiative for Belmont UMC outreach. The team, led by Gretchen Napier, is collaborating with H.E.R.O of Metro Nashville Schools. This initiative will help families experiencing homelessness to access critical community services. Navigators (Belmont UMC volunteers) will assist families as they get helpful information about jobs, transportation, documents and so much more.
   On four different evenings in September and October (9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25), at Buena Vista School, we’ll welcome 10-15 families. Read more
Young Adults in Ministry and Service (YAMS) lunch

Right after church on Sunday, August 28, there will be a fellowship lunch for all young adults in room 124. Come kick off the fall and get to know more about the young adults at Belmont UMC as well as upcoming events. Please RSVP to Jennifer Bagwell so that we can get an approximate head count for meals.
Upcoming worship services

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
August 14, 2022
Paul Purdue preaching 8:00am and 10:30am worship services.

8:00am - sanctuary, Facebook live, or YouTube
10:30am - sanctuary, Facebook live, or YouTube

Connecting with God’s Generous Spirit (Psalm 148; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15)
The Generosity Mystery sermon series

The Lord has given us everything we need. 2 Peter 1:3 (CEB)
On Sunday mornings, today through September 4, at 8:10am and 10:30am, join us in person or via Facebook live for our new sermon series, The Generosity Mystery. Read more
New Director of Ministry with Young People announced

Belmont UMC’s Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce the hiring of Emma Bushong as our Director of Ministry with Young People. Emma has worked with our young people for the past two years and made a deep impression on our search committee with her energy, vision, focus, commitment, curriculum writing skills, mature faith, relevance, and her ability to relate to our young people. Read more
Passing the plate

We are excited to resume passing the plates during worship to collect offerings. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Eric Patton. This is a ministry that is fun for all ages!
Blessing Breakfast

Children and families are invited to the Blessing Breakfast next Sunday, August 21, at 9:15am in the Community Center. Breakfast will be provided by Barley to Rise. We will share news about Sunday school, children's choirs, and children's events for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here to make your reservation. Read more
Children's Choirs and Chimes resume!

Children’s choirs (ages 3-6th grade) will resume on Wednesday, September 7, 6:00-6:45pm, in the 2nd floor classrooms. In choir, we create friendships, sing, play instruments and musical games, and learn our theology through song. For children in 4th- 6th grades, Children’s Chimes will meet on Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:15am, in room 226. This 8-week commitment will begin on Sunday, September 11, and end on November 13, with playing in worship. Read more
Joys and concerns

Out of the hospital
Mary Jane Duke

Christian sympathy
is extended to
Suzanne Strothkamp and Jenna Colt in the death of their father, Harry Boyko.
This week at Belmont UMC

8:10am  Worship with Communion, chapel/Facebook live
9:15am  Partners in Ministry training, Parker Hall
9:15am  GTCOW - Camping Ministries with Russell Castille, TBA
10:30am Worship, sanctuary/Facebook live
2:00pm  Sunday Covenant Discipleship group, Iris Room
5:00pm  United Methodist Youth, Community Center

6:00pm  Finance Committee, Zoom

5:30pm  Flow yoga, Zoom
6:00pm  Staff Parish Relations Committee, Zoom

9:00am   Encore Ministries to Second Harvest
10:00am Lectio Divina, Zoom
12:30am Encore Ministries lunch, Community Center
4:00pm   Outreach equity in preschool, 204
6:00pm   Gentle yoga, Zoom
6:00pm   Youth Midweek, 3rd floor
7:00pm   Sanctuary Choir rehearsal, choir room

8:00am  Women’s Centering Prayer, 223/Zoom
5:30pm  UWF Summer Happening, Parker Hall
6:15pm  Advocacy Team, Zoom

8:10am  Worship with Communion, chapel/Facebook live
9:15am  Blessing Breakfast, Community Center
9:15am  GTCOW - Meharry Medical School, Parker Hall
10:30am Worship, sanctuary/Facebook live
3:30pm  Wesley Ringers rehearsal, 226
4:30pm  Open Door Singers rehearsal, choir room
5:00pm  United Methodist Youth, Community Center