Both congregations are now meeting inside the church building.  Services are also livestreamed and available to watch on YouTube.

BMC Pastors

Mandy Yoder has been a pastor at Belmont since 2008. Her primary ministry responsibilities include pastoral care and working with the Christian Formation Commission and the Community Commission. Mandy also serves on the Mary Beck Ministry Team, the Ministry and Vision Team, and she preaches every 6-8 weeks. Mandy and her husband, Jon Schrock, have two children. Mandy enjoys reading, taking evening walks with her husband, supporting her kids in their many activities, and traveling with her family. Mandy graduated from Goshen College with a BA in 1999 and from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary with an M.Div. in 2003.

mandy@belmontmc.org

Phil Schmidt joined the Belmont pastoral team in the Spring of 2021. His primary ministry responsibilities include working with the worship and mission commissions, chairing the Mission and Vision Team, preaching, and pastoral care. Phil and his wife, Mary, have two energetic sons. Phil enjoys spending time with his family, running, and “researching” new places and restaurants to visit both locally and further away.  Phil graduated from Goshen College with a BA in 2009 and from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary with an M.Div. in 2012.

phil@belmontmc.org

Phil Schmidt joined the Belmont pastoral team in the Spring of 2021. His primary ministry responsibilities include working with the worship and mission commissions, chairing the Mission and Vision Team, preaching, and pastoral care. Phil and his wife, Mary, have two energetic sons. Phil enjoys spending time with his family, running, and “researching” new places and restaurants to visit both locally and further away.  Phil graduated from Goshen College with a BA in 2009 and from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary with an M.Div. in 2012.

phil@belmontmc.org

BNF Pastor

Kevin Yoder has served as pastor of Belmont Neighborhood Fellowship since March of 2019.  He provides pastoral care, coordinates worship services, and preaches regularly.   Kevin is married to Sharon, and they have three adult daughters, three sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.  Kevin also farms, works on garage doors, and enjoys riding bicycle and reading.

bnfpastor@belmontmc.org

Staff

Uryna Gerber has served as Belmont’s administrator since 2018. Her work involves management of Belmont’s finances, care and use of the church building, communication, and various other administrative tasks. Uryna enjoys biking, cooking, traveling, and being an aunt.

uryna@belmontmc.org

 

Uryna Gerber has served as administrator since 2018. Her work involves management of Belmont’s finances, care of the church building, communication, administrative tasks, and coordination of various activities. Uryna enjoys biking, cooking, traveling, and being an aunt.

uryna@belmontmc.org

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Race and White Privilege

All are welcome to participate in this group that focuses on issues of race, systemic racism, and white privilege.  Meetings often involve guest speakers, dialogue amongst Belmonters, and other activities related to learning about and acting upon issues of race and white privilege.  

Neighborhood Housing Initiative

An offshoot of Mission Commission, there is a group of Belmonters from both congregations that is exploring ways that Belmont can support our neighborhood and those in need of quality, affordable housing.  

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer shawls

A group of Belmonters knit shawls for the church and pray over them as they do so.  Pastors then distribute these prayer shawls to congregants as needed during times of crisis, before surgery, etc.  

Coffee Break

A small group meets in Belmont’s community room every Tuesday morning at 10:00 am for coffee, food, and fellowship.  This is open to both congregations and any guests they may invite.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Belmont is involved with and very supportive of the annual Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale in Goshen.  Every year we collect contributions for My Coins Count to be used to provide much needed drinking water to many parts of the world.

Children and Youth Ministries at BMC include:

  • Children’s Sunday school classes beginning at age 3.  Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers.  (There are 80+ children at BMC, ages infant through grade 12.)
  • An active junior youth group – JYF – that meets weekly on Sunday and once a month for a social/service project.  Currently there are about 20 youth in this group.
  • An active senior youth group – MYF – that meets weekly on Sunday and once a month for a social/service project.  Currently there are about 30 youth in this group.
  • Mentor/mentee program for all youth in grades 6-12.
  • Faith Marker recognition at various points when there is a new faith step to be taken.

Belmont Counseling Ministry

The purpose of the Belmont Counseling Ministry is to offer a Christian counseling service for individuals, couples, and families from both congregations and from the wider community as well.  The focus of this ministry is to assist persons in their search for wholeness, healing, and reconciliation with God, self, and others with the support of a trained counselor. 

BNF YOUTH STEWARDS:

A group of young persons, age 14 and up meet weekly prior to BNF worship for a time of supporting each other, learning money management skills, Bible study, and learning how to do church together.

Mary Beck Elementary School

Belmont has partnered with nearby Mary Beck Elementary School.  BMC’s Mary Beck Committee leads a variety of efforts throughout the school year to provide support to the teachers and administration, to work one-on-one with students who need help with reading or other areas of learning, provide daily snacks for students, and assist with any other area of need.

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

AA meets every Friday evening at 7 pm at Belmont in a fellowship and support group for one another.

Small Groups

Everyone at BMC is invited to be part of a small group.  These groups are intended to be:

  • A significant part of the care system of the church
  • A place for fellowship, fun, and connection with others at Belmont
  • A place to grow as disciples of Jesus through prayer, study, and practice of spiritual disciplines
  • Mission groups that serve together.