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the BEAM A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

August 14 - 20, 2011

Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him Today is Promotion Sunday at 9:45 am and the Beginning of New 11:00 am Classes for All Ages 9:45 Hour: 11:00 Hour:

Preschoolers who did not receive an email with their room assignments should go to the 1st floor preschool hallway for directions. 1st-6th graders come to the Gym with your parent(s) to receive a card with your class assignment. Your parent(s) will then take you to your new classroom. 7th & 8th graders come to the Jr Hi Room (Youth Choir Room) 9th - 12th graders come to the Tabernacle See inside for a complete list of opportunities for all ages. New Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Over the next 5 weeks, Martin will lead us in exploring what makes a congregation fruitful and enables a church to thrive. Sunday school classes and other groups will be reading and studying the book “The Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations” during this time. Everyone is encouraged to purchase a copy of the book (available at a 20% discount this weekend and afterwards in the Outpost for full price.)

Stephen Ministry Information Sessions Sunday, August 14 Are you a good listener? Do you have compassion for people who are going through a tough time? If so, God may be calling you to be a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers are trained lay persons who give encouragement and support to individuals in crisis. Come to an information session at 8:45 am and 12:15 pm, Sunday, August 14, in the Parlor to find out if this is a good fit for you. Listening Sessions Listening sessions are opportunities for Martin to learn more about us as a community and to hear our hopes and dreams for the church. August 17: Men’s Ministries (including For Men Only and men’s small groups) 6:30-7:30 pm in the Chapel. Find a complete list at

Mondays-Thursdays from 6:00-8:30 pm, September 6 – 22, 2011 As a member of this community of faith, ANSWER THE CALL by: • Signing up to be a Caller on the enclosed card and • Answering your phone September 6 – 22. To volunteer, or for more information, go to Fall All-Church Picnic is Next Sunday, August 21 4:30 – 7:00pm on the Front Lawn of the Church Members with Last Name A-M bring your favorite homemade side dish. Members with Last Name N-Z bring your favorite homemade dessert. Burgers and Dogs provided by Strouds. Homemade ice cream contest (Chilly Churn-Off) sponsored by BUMC Youth; create an original ice cream flavor or bring a family favorite. Arrive by 4:45 with your ice cream. Judging begins at 5 and public tasting at 5:10 p.m. See for more information.

students 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, August 14 Promotion Sunday 9:45 am 7th - 8th Jr Hi Rm 9:45 am 9th - 12th in the Tabernacle Series: 5 Practices of Fruitful Youth Ministry 11:00 am Youth Parents Meeting - Tabernacle Don’t miss out on the awesome prizes, including halfoff of a Breakthru winter retreat registration! 11:00 am Youth Sunday school - Jr Hi Room Tuesday, August 16 6:30 am Tuesday breakfast club with Lindsay at Brueggers Mark your Calendars! August 21 Church-wide Fall Picnic, Highway 56 and Student Ministry Kick-offs 4 pm - Sonshine Choir 4:30 - 7 pm Picnic on the Church Lawn and Chilly Churn Off 7 pm - Tabernacle Student Ministry Sponsored Concert August 28 Student Ministry Sunday Night Kickoff August 30 Odyssey Game Night resumes (high school middle school must be accompanied by an adult) August 31 Training for youth wanting to help with Children’s ministry Sunday school 6:30 - 8:30 pm September 6 Nellie’s Fan Club (middle school) begins at Chick-fil-a 4 - 5 pm September 7 Wednesday night activities begin

Brentwood United Methodist Church New 11:00 am Classes for All Ages Begin This Sunday, August 14 Adults: Couples Community Class (30s to early 40s) Room A292 Young Adult Coffee & Conversation (late 20s – early 30s) A390 Single Adults - Singles Space B149 (led by Megan McInnis & Anna Hobbs) 5 Practices of Fruitful Congregations Study (all ages) meet in Room 291 (Two groups forming with leaders Stephen Ludwig & Judith Bone) Students: 7th-12th Grade - Room A182 Children: Preschool – 3 year olds (by 9/30/11) Room C103 4 year olds (by 9/30/11) thru pre-Kindergarten Room C107 Elementary: Kindergarten – 1st Grade, Room C319 2nd – 6th grade, Room C317 For more information, go to Elected Lay Leadership - Self-Referral Forms Due September 1 Do you feel like God may be calling you to a place of leadership at our church? Elected leader referral packets and more information about 2011 elected leadership opportunities are available online at or at the Guest Services Desk.

upcoming activities Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, August 14, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm Two buses will be available with a goal of 50 units. BUMC blood donations have significantly dropped this year and we are in danger of losing one of the buses and having our donation hours reduced. Please find the time to donate today! Acolyte Training Wednesday, August 17, 6:30-8:00 pm. All rising 5th and 6th graders are welcome and encouraged to attend this training. Contact Mary Anne Nelson, 324-7241 for questions and registration. Men’s White Water Rafting Trip 2011 Saturday, August 20 – Noon, Sunday, August 21 White water rafting on the Ocoee River. Limited to the first 25 participants. Cost is $115 per person (must be 16 years or older to attend). Questions? Contact Sean Anderson at 615-838-4663. Register at Are you a woman struggling with an Eating Disorder? Share your journey with our new Eating Disorders Anonymous support group based on the 12-steps. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm, starting August 21, Room 102, (Buchanan House). Contact Courtney Muse at or 615-594-8552. ForMenOnly Welcomes Back by Popular Demand Officials from the SEC Thursday, August 25, 6;30 pm, Haney Hall. For Men Only Ministry’s Quarterly dinner features Tom Ritter and Tim Beard, SEC Officials. Wear your favorite College Team Colors / logos! $10 includes Dinner (confidential scholarships are available on line at registration). Register online at: BUMC kidSALE Now’s a great time to go through your closets and drawers and find your kid’s gentlyused clothing and give it a new home at the BUMC Kidsale, September 13 – 17. To volunteer or to get a consignment number, go to “SHOPapalooza - The Ultimate Shopping Fest” Wednesday, November 2 To be one of the 40+ vendors, visit for the application. Applications are due by August 31, 2011. Questions? Email New Adult Studies Begin Soon! Disciple III [The Prophets and Paul]: Wednesdays, begins August 31, 9:30 am-12 pm; To Live As Christ [a Beth Moore Study]: Wednesdays, begins Sept. 7, 9:30-11 am; Spiritual Travels: : Sundays, Sept. 11 – April 22, 5:20-7:30 pm Christian Believer: Mondays, begins September 12, 6:30–8:30 pm The Lives of Great Christians: Wednesdays, begins September 14, 6:30-8:00 pm

Stewardship and Giving information can be found at

service opportunities

Infants - 6th Grade

Sunday, August 14 Promotion Sunday

BUMC Christmas in July Helps 700 Children Thanks to the generous members of BUMC, this was the most successful Christmas in July school supply drive ever! We were able to help 700 children with a total of 31,830 items. The supplies went to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Franklin and Fairview, Franktown, The Well, Harvest Hands, 61st Ave. church, tornado victims in Alabama, and other Williamson County youth. A huge thank you to everyone for making this school year better for so many children! A Rewarding Volunteer Opportunity for Women: September 18-November 6 Serve as a mentor to an inmate at the TN Prison for Women through Better Decisions, an 8-week program which teaches decision-making skills. Commitment: attend volunteer training weekend September 10-11, meet with your inmate partner for one hour weekly, and attend graduation (November 14). You can register online at DEADLINE: August 15. Contact Executive Director, Kathy Masulis at or 615-832-8327. Calling all Women for Habitat for Humanity!! Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County is hosting their 2nd Women’s Build to begin August 20/21 and continue each Saturday through October 15. Women not only build the home but also sponsor it as well. This is the perfect opportunity for women to make an impact on affordable housing in Williamson County by sponsoring and building a home for a hard working single mother and her daughter. You must be at least 16 to be on the build site. Please help make the Women’s Build a success. Visit or call Kathi Johnson at 690-8090 ext. 102 for more information. Be a part of BUMC’s 14th Mission Trip to Mexico September 9 – 18, 2011. BUMC will send a group to Mexico to serve with the Give Ye Them to Eat (GYTTE) Program ( ). The GYTTE Tree of Life Center is located in South Central Mexico, near the village of Tlancualpican, and serves the very poor rural population in the areas of community development, agriculture, healthcare, livestock, housing, and worship. Cost: $900 for trip fees plus the cost of airfare. Contact Dwight Armstrong at 661-4514 or

harvest hands ( Harvest Hands CDC exists to be a catalyst of wholistic community development, focusing on healthy living, education, spiritual formation and economic development. Visit After School Mentors for 2011-2012 School Year Volunteers needed to work with our K-4th grade program and 5th-12th. • 2-hour, once-a-week commitment, August - May • Volunteer time consists of building loving relationships with our students, assisting in educational activities, and helping students with homework Contact Abby Buter at or 615-259-9900 if you would like to volunteer.

who to contact


Sunday School Preschool - 6th Grade 9:45 am 1st - 6th Grades Meet in the Gym with your parents to get your classroom assignment Preschoolers go to the 1st floor preschool area Church Time at all three worship services. Nursery 8 am to 12 pm for infants - 3 years Children’s Choir Registration Children’s Choir begins Wednesday, September 7 at 6:15pm in Haney Hall For more information and to register, visit www.

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, August 7 Sunday School Morning Assembly and Praise, 9:45 am. Gym Mandatory Highway 56 parents meeting on Sunday August 21 at 11 am in the gym. All students whose parents attend will be given a free t-shirt to wear at the fall kick off (if you didn’t already get one at Space Camp). Please come learn about this year’s Highway 56 program. The entire family is welcome.

Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258

Children’s MInistry Ellen Garrett, 577-7261

Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240

To Get Connected Jeff Wilson, 324-8208

Caring Ministry Kaye Harvey, 373-3663

Mission & Outreach Juanita Hobbs, 324-7222

Student Ministry Travis Garner, 324-7229

Worship & Music Shannon Garrett, 577-7267


United Methodist Church

309 Franklin Road Brentwood, Tn 37027 615-373-3663

Congregational care and caring ministries resources

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Charlene Leonard, 221-4041 Sunday Morning Opportunities 8:30 am Worship 9:45 am Classes for Children, Students, and Adults 9:50 am Worship 11:00 am Worship Saturday Evening Opportunities

Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716 Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550. Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Juanita Hobbs, 324-7222, Encouragement Cards: GraceNotes Contact: Rachael Melton,

6:00 pm Worship

Financial Coaching (Trained Mentors) Contact: Rev. Kaye Harvey,

Trinity Church Spring Hill Campus

Home-centered Visitation Contact: Rev. Erin Racine,

meets at Spring Hill High School

Home Health Product Assistance Contact: Scottish Rite, 259-3434

10:00 am Worship

worship Attendance August 6/7 Weekend Total 2,297 June year to date contributions are 94% of budget. For additional details visit the website at

Home Repairs: Handy Man Ministry Contact: 373-3690, x398, Infertility Support Contact: Gretchen Voyles, Memory Loss Caregiver Respite: Sunny Day Club Contact: Katie Anderson, 370-9467 Short-term Meal Assistance: Fishes & Loaves Contact: Katy Pat Clark, 218-7934, Spiritual Counseling with Pastors Contact: Julie Donley, 324-7254, or Carla Barrios, 373-3663 x252,

Stephen Ministry If you are sad or struggling inside, don’t suffer alone. We have a team of Stephen Ministers ready to listen, encourage, and pray you through a tough time. To find out more, talk with Sheryl, 373-3690 ext. 394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey, 373-3663.

hospital visitation at bumc The Pastoral Staff of BUMC visits area hospitals on a regular and rotating basis. Hospitals do not inform the church when its members are admitted. Please let the church know if you (or a family member) are hospitalized by contacting Julie Donley,, 615-324-7254.

groups AA Groups 1 pm, Monday-Sunday, BH 102 9 am, Monday (For Women Only), BH102 8:30 am, Tuesday & Thursday, BH102 7 pm, Tuesday & Thursday, BH201 7 pm, Friday (For Men Only), BH 101 11:30 am, Mon, Wed, Fri, BH102 7 pm, Sunday, BH201 ADHD Adult; Spouse Workshops Contact: Terry Huff, 627-4191 Alzheimer’s Contact: Barbara Jones, 373-1941 or Ruth Randolph, 385-2323 Career Transitions Each Monday, 6:30 pm - Haney Hall Contact: Richard Ross, 390-7283 CODA (CoDependency) Contact: Herberta Grissom, 347-4900, Divorce Recovery Contact: Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 Grief Support Contact: Alive Hospice, 963-4732. Loss (Widows, Divorced Women) Contact: Herberta Grissom, 347-4900, MS Self Help Contact: Sandie Mountz, 376-5395.

Brentwood United Methodist Church Counseling Center offers services to children, youth & families. Call 376-5910. It is home to experts in helping families and individuals resolve real life problems.

BEAM - August 14 Issue  

BEAM - August 14 Issue