About

About

Worship is at the heart of who we are at First United Methodist Church.  Our services are passionate and engaging, drawing on the great liturgical and musical traditions of our faith.  We strive to keep the focus on God, so that we might be shaped and transformed to be more Christ like together.

We invite you to join us at 8:30am or 11am on Sunday in our sanctuary.  When you arrive, look for special reserved visitor parking to the right as you enter the parking lot.  The sanctuary will be directly in front of you.

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Childcare

We offer childcare for infants through Pre-K.  Ushers will be happy to direct you when you arrive.  Children are welcomed and encouraged to attend worship with their families.  Most services include special moments with children, and children’s worship bags and bulletins are available to help them engage in the Scripture and focus for the morning.

Sacraments

Holy Communion is the highest sacrament in the United Methodist Church.  We recognize only two sacraments as United Methodists, those directly ordained by Christ: baptism and Holy Communion.

In Holy Communion we remember all that God has done for us through Jesus Christ as we share bread and wine together.  In the sharing, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we believe that Christ is made present to us and we receive God’s grace in a special way.  In the United Methodist Church we believe that the Communion table belongs to Christ.  As such, all are welcome to participate who accept his invitation.  Holy Communion is celebrated on the First Sunday of each month, and on other special Sundays throughout the year.

Holy Baptism is a covenant or promise between us and God.  God claims us as beloved children and promises to be with us always, gifting us with love and grace.  In turn, we confess our faith and promise to offer our lives to God in service and love.  In the United Methodist Church baptism is available to persons of all ages, including infants.  Infant baptism is a unique and beautiful reminder to all of us that ultimately our salvation is purely a gift from God.  In infant baptism, parents and other sponsors, make promises on a baby’s behalf.  Always, whatever the age, the entire congregation promises to offer the newly baptized a community of love and to help them grow in the faith.  If you would like to know more about baptism, including scheduling, please contact Pastor George (george@fumcbelmont.org)

Special Services

We offer special worship services throughout the year as we remember and celebrate the story of Christ’s life.  They include Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.  During the school year, midweek Communion services are offered periodically.    For more information, check out calendar and events pages.

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contact

For more information about our Worship, contact George Ragsdale: george@fumcbelmont.org; 704-825-2106