Fall 2020 Small Group Opportunities
Meet weekly for one hour; These groups can form any time.
Engage Groups are modeled off Covenant Discipleship Groups which seek to journey together and grow in discipleship. Groups have three to five persons who commit to reading together, praying together and meeting together weekly for one hour. Participants will receive a daily reading guide that aligns with Year Through the Bible and includes questions for reflection and personal prayer. Each week, group members will meet for approximately one hour sharing together in life’s journey and discerning how the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit are living in and through their own lives by answering five questions.
Questions? Email Kristen@fumcbelmont.org
2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m. (via Zoom)
Reading Women, the small group for women who like to read and discuss books that help us grow as disciples, is back for a new year! The group, led by the Rev. Ellen Robison, will meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday.
Reading Women is not your ordinary book club. We read books by and/or about women. The reading list includes fiction and nonfiction; funny and serious; spiritual and not. Discussions will introduce us to women of the Bible whose stories intersect with the women in the books we read. As we discuss scripture and the book of the month, we also learn more about God’s story and how it speaks to our own lives.
Questions? Email Ellen@fumcbelmont.org
21 Day Racial Equity Challenge
Begins September 30 at 8 p.m on Zoom and will utilize Facebook Groups feature
The 21 Racial Equity Challenge offers participants a variety of resources to use throughout the challenge that help further our understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression and equity. A Facebook group will be created for participants to help foster conversation and access the various tools available for reading, watching, and listening throughout the weeks together. Cheryl Sutton will be facilitating the challenge which will begin with a zoom call on September 30 at 8 p.m. Cheryl will host a wrap up on October 21st at 8 p.m. for participants to reflect upon their learnings and discuss next steps. **If you are unable to participate in zoom calls, participants can be active and participate in the 21 Day Challenge via the facebook group.
Questions? Email Kristen@fumcbelmont.org
Connect– Youth will gather outside at the Pavilion each Sunday from 5-6:30 for an opportunity to connect with each other and God. Youth and adult volunteer leaders will enjoy a time of fellowship and small group conversation each week. Click here for more details.
Encounter– Youth will meet on Wednesdays, using the Zoom platform at 7:30pm. This mid-week opportunity is a time to dig deeper into the scriptures utilized in our Year Through the Bible series. Click here for more details.
For more details about special events and our 2021 Mission trip, Click here
or contact Margie Ligon email@example.com
Birth through 5th Grade
Family Faith Opportunities– Each month families will be offered a unique way to practice their faith together at home. September: Daily Prayer Challenge; October: Rise Up and Shine; November: “Scrambled Started; Advent: Advent Kits
Monthly Outdoor Family Gatherings– Each month, families with children birth through fifth grade will be invited to join us for an outdoor gathering. Registration is required and space is limited.
Sunday School– Sunday school lessons via videos are emailed out each week for children.
For more details about and registration for these opportunities, click here. Questions? Email Kristen@fumcbelmont.org
Serving Our Community
UMCOR School Kits–
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is in need of school kits to help children who lack access to books and essential school supplies. During the month of October, our service and missions committee invites you shop for and assemble school kits at home and return them to the church on October 25th between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. To access the packing list for these kits visit www.fumcbelmont.org/schoolkits.
In an effort to make this opportunity available to all who would like to serve, we will be offering boxes of supplies to persons who are not yet comfortable or able to shop for materials. Our 7service and missions team will deliver supplies to your home by October 17th so that you can assemble kits too! Those requesting this service can then return the assembled kits to the church on October 25th or request contactless pick up from your home. To participate in this way, email Kristen@fumcbelmont.org.