Dear FUMC Family,

I hope you’ve had a good week.  As Sunday approaches, I hope you’ll make plans now to worship with us.  You can worship in-person at 8:30 (with Holy Communion) or 10:00, and online at 10:00 from our website and Facebook Page.  This Sunday we’re continuing our series, Covenant: Trusting God’s Eternal Promises, looking this week at the Ten Commandments, found in Exodus 20:1-17.  

I love the Godly Play Lesson our children learn on this passage.  It’s called “The Ten Best Ways to Live.”  Truly, these words from God represent the best ways for us to live in relationship with God and one another.  Some years ago, I received a Lenten Examination offering questions for reflection and prayer based on the Ten Commandments.  I’d invite you to check it out here for a time of personal devotion before Sunday.  

This weekend will be a busy one for our church family.  Our United Methodist Men and Youth Pine Needle Sale is happening.  If you would still like to purchase pine needles they will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis on Saturday from 8am to 2pm.

This Sunday is also Stock the BCO Sunday.  Remember to fill your FUMC Belmont tote bag with non-perishable items and drop it off at church between 8:30am and noon.

Finally, remember our called Church Conferences on Sunday beginning at 11:00am.  The first will receive the report from our Building and Renovation Team and vote on whether to proceed with renovation of our sanctuary and construction of a new narthex.  The second will consider recommending Kaleb Setzer, a young adult member of our church, as a candidate for ordained ministry.  You can attend in-person or participate virtually through the ZOOM platform.  The link, a copy of the Building and Renovation Team's report and video presentation, and the ZOOM Link can all be found at  I hope you will make every effort to join us for these important conversations.  

I continue to be so very grateful for the privilege of serving as your pastor.  Please know that I’m always here if you ever need anything.  May God bless and keep you, today and always.  I look forward to being together on Sunday!

In Christ,
United in the Spirit, First United Methodist Church of Belmont exists
to be more like Jesus Christ for our community and beyond.