Belmont-Watertown UMC is a Reconciling Congregation.
We are a people on a journey together with God and with one another to renew God’s spirit in us, to reflect Jesus and his love to one another, and to return God’s blessings to the hurting world. On this journey we celebrate all persons as God’s sacred and precious children regardless of age, race, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, mental and physical abilities and welcome them into the full participation in the life of this beloved community. We invite all to this journey to live justly, to love boundlessly, and to walk humbly with God and with all, one day at a time.
New Year’s Prayer
by Christine Sine
Lord, as this new year dawns, welcome. Welcome into our world and into our lives.
Sow light in our hearts. Let it germinate and grow and bring forth fruit. Birth in us something new.
Let your peace take root. Nurture it, encourage it to flourish.
Let your love blossom with the fragrance of patience and compassion.
Let it strengthen forgiveness and understanding.
Let your life emerge in us, through us, around us, bringing newness to all it touches.