Events & News
Lent and Easter at FUMC Belmont
Click here to see our full Lenten and Easter schedule, and plan now to join us as we celebrate the cornerstone of our faith together.
2018 Lester Carpenter Scholarships
Any graduating high school senior who is a member of First United Methodist Church or a student at South Point High School may apply for the Lester Carpenter Scholarship. You may download an application here, obtain a hard copy from the Administrative Office at FUMC-Belmont, or obtain from the South Point High School Website or Guidance Counselor Office (Wanda Rauch). The applications will be available on Monday, March 12th. All applications for our senior high school church members should be completed (printed hard copies) and returned by Monday, April 9th to First United Methodist Church, Attn: Lester Carpenter Scholarship Committee, 807 South Point Road, Belmont, NC 29012. If you have questions please contact any member of the Endowment Committee.
Canned Food Drive Through March 25
Our youth are continuing to host a canned food drive through March 25. While grocery shopping, be mindful of your neighbors in Belmont who are in need and pick up extra canned goods and non-perishable items to donate to the Belmont Community Organization. Place your donations at the base of the Lenten cross in the sanctuary.
Order Easter Lilies and Ferns by March 18
We are ordering lilies and ferns to be placed in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 1. If you wish to place a lily or fern to honor or remember someone, they are available at a cost of each. Return payment to the church office with the following information by March 18: Your name, Number of lilies, Number of ferns, and the name(s) of those being honored/remembered.
Elizabeth Davis to Serve as Director of Music Beginning May 1
After an extensive, 3-month search, reviewing over 20 resumes from across the United States and even Canada,our Staff-Parish Relations Committee accepted the recommendation of our Music Search Committee and has hired a new Director of Music to lead our music ministry. Elizabeth Davis will join our staff on May 1. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in Piano/Music Education with a minor in organ studies, and a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. While at UNCG, she was awarded a scholarship for First Place in Piano from the Metropolitan Music Ministry Foundation Competition in Charlotte, NC. Elizabeth is currently a Candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina where she is completing final requirements. Her dissertation research is focused on teaching piano to students with Autism. In addition to graduate school, Elizabeth teaches piano students from age 3 to adult, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia International University and other music schools in Columbia. She enjoys playing a variety of classical/sacred styles, as well as jazz and composing her own musical arrangements for piano, organ and choir. Elizabeth grew up in a minister’s home, and has been involved in church music as a pianist, organist, Sunday School teacher, children’s music director, and adult choir director for over 10 years in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. She has also enjoyed directing several children’s and adult musical productions and performing organ/piano benefit concerts. Elizabeth has also accompanied classical and sacred instrumental, orchestral, vocal and choral groups for competitions and performances across the US and has performed concerts in Ireland and Taiwan.