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Step Up! 2012 is our year-long emphasis of five core practices that lead to a stronger faith and a more vibrant church. These pactices include: worship, connect, invite, serve and give.

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the BEAM

August 26-September 1, 2012 A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him

Readings for Aug 27-31: Matthew 23-27 bumc345

Step Up to Worship God daily

the rhythm of life

The Rhythm of Life: Moving through the Challenges of Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and Senior Adulthood A Sermon Series Based on the Life of David – by Dr. Martin Thielen August 25/26..............Part 3: Adulthood September 1/2...........Part 4: Senior Adulthood

Sunday, August 26 Moving through The Challenges of Adulthood ‘A Balancing Act’ -- People to Walk Along With You As our sermon series looks at King David as an adult we’re hit with a major question – “How do we find balance in our lives?” The demands seem endless and yet we know that God’s desire for us is something more… Here’s your invitation – David didn’t always get it right either (to say the least) but Jesus teaches us something about this balance. Become a part of a group who can help you grow or if you’re feeling so led start one. What me? Yeah, because a couple stepped forward we’ve got a new small group for parent’s forming on Sunday nights at 5:30 while their kids are taking part in our student ministries. Come to an information session on September 9th in room BH102 to find out more. In addition, a new 9:45 am Sunday School class is forming -“Connections” -- which will begin with an Open House on Sunday, September 16 at 9:45 in Room BH101. Connections welcomes adults of all ages & stages of life -- married or single. The class will alternate between book studies and Bible studies. For information, contact Pat Ralls, or Carol Bumbalough, Imagine how David’s life might have been different as he grew and even messed up (Shepherd, Warrior, King, Adulterer, Poet…) if he was a part of a group that offered him accountability and support? How might the same be true for you? (cont. on page 2) Real Life Ahead . . . It’s Coming! Beginning September 22/23 – a sermon series by Dr. Martin Thielen Being a United Methodist means knowing that God is helping us grow into Christ’s image throughout our whole lives. Starting September 22/23 we’ll launch into a new sermon series by Dr. Martin Thielen on what it looks like to live knowing that there is Real Life Ahead for each of us as we grow closer to God. Over 8 weeks we’ll be reminded of the practices that Jesus taught us to keep us on this journey -- an invite you to rediscover the Real Life that lies Ahead. New Time for Tuesday Morning Worship Beginning Tuesday, September 4, Tuesday Morning Worship will begin at 7 am in the sanctuary. Join others to begin your day with quiet time, reflection, and prayer. Come as you are – on your way to work, before your workout, or just as you start your day.

Step Up to GIVE generously to God’s work Benefit Concert with James Wells and Friends TODAY! Sunday, August 26, 3 pm in the Sanctuary For the first time since his senior voice recital in college (20 years ago), James Wells is giving a concert at Brentwood UMC. You won’t want to miss this because it might be 20 more years before he gets up the courage again. It will be a great afternoon of worship music featuring all of your favorites that you have heard from James over the years. A love offering will be taken to benefit Restore Haiti. A BUMC Haiti Mission team is making its 3rd trip in October 2012.

students 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, August 26 9:45 am Sunday School 7th-8th – Jr. High Rm 9th – Tabernacle 10th-12th – Room A191 3:00 pm Special Concert with James Wells to benefit Haiti 4:45 pm Cafe is open for Snack Supper 7th-9th Grade Schedule: 5:00 pm Snack Supper (free pizza!) – Café 5:20 pm Drew Holcomb Concert & Small Groups - Tabernacle 6:45 pm Jubilation Choir – Jr. High Room 10th-12th Grade Schedule 5:00 pm Sonshine Choir – Jr. High Room 6:10 pm Snack Supper (free pizza!) – Café 6:30 pm Drew Holcomb Concert & Small Groups - Tabernacle Monday, August 27 6:45 am Manfest with Travis @ Dimples for High School guys 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC carpool to Harvest Hands after school program Tuesday, August 28 6:30 am Tuesday Breakfast Club with Lindsay-Brueggers 4-5 pm Middle School Hangtime w/ Neal at BUMC 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC carpool to Odyssey Game Night, Room in the Inn. Wednesday, August 29 3:30 p.m. Meet at BUMC to carpool to 61st Ave. UMC’s after school program. Reunion Sunday for ALL 9th-12th Grade (including Church Now participants) 9:45 am Tabernacle, Sept 2! Sunday, September 2 No afternoon youth activities due to Labor Day. Wednesday Night Bible Studies Kickoff September 5. 6-7pm meet the youth staff in the Café to walk across the street for dinner. 7-8pm Middle School, High School Girls, High School Guys, and Youth Disciple Bible Study

Moving through The Challenges of Adulthood: ‘A Balancing Act’ (continued) Support for When the Journey is Hard Life also is full of unexpected times when we loose our balance or need a helping hand, even if just for a season. BUMC offers another form of community through issue-specific support groups, life skills workshops, and programs. We’re here for you and for each other and want you to know that. See the back of the Beam for a complete list of ways we can help you regain your balance. This might include pastoral care and counseling services or a Stephen Minister who will walk alongside you as a hand to hold through the challenges you face. Whether it is grief, loneliness, addiction, illness, or faith concerns, we need you to know that you’re not alone and we follow the example of Christ as we hold one another up in these seasons of life. Really – be in touch with us so that we can better walk with you. Judith Bone, Director of Adult Discipleship; 324-7258 or Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger, Pastor of Group Life for Adults; 324-8207 or Rev. Rachel Peavyhouse-Fay, Associate Pastor of Congregational Care; 324-7237 or

Step Up to Connect BUMC Day School Presents “SHOPapalooza: The Ultimate Shopping Fest” Friday, November 7, 2012. We’ll have over 30 vendors in Haney Hall. Vendor applications are available online at and are due by September 7, 2012. Questions? Contact BUMC KidSale Fall 2012 Sale—September 25-29. A consignment sale of quality children’s clothing, toys and equipment, held each spring and fall, and benefiting BUMC youth missions and other outreach missions of BUMC. Those participating in the sale receive 70% of the selling price and BUMC receives 30% designated for missions. To volunteer email BUMC JoySound Orchestra Youth and Adults are invited to be a part of our new and growing music ministry “JoySound”. Orchestra rehearsals begin September 9, 3:45-5:00 pm in B163. Youth 6th thru 12th grade, college students, and adults, bring your instruments and enjoy playing the music of the church. Instrumental coaching assistance available. Contact COAP (Children of Aging Parents) Resumes September 10 Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Brentwood UMC hosts a 5-week series that will include discussions on Advance Directives, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Medicare Enrollment and more. An additional series will be held at The People’s Church in Franklin on Tuesday evenings. Contact Sheryl, 615-351-8145, Singles in Fellowship Visit or contact Shebbie at 324-7240. • Divorce Recovery August 29-October 3, Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, Singles Area This course will offer support and encouragement for adjusting to change and life after divorce. Free childcare is available with advanced registration; please contact 615-324-7256 for more information. • Boundaries Class Wednesdays, September 12 - November 14, 6:30 pm, B 153A • Beginners Bridge Mondays, thru October 8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Room B152A. Come learn the basics of bridge. Cost for 10 lessons -- $87. • Intermediate Bridge Fridays, September 7 - October 26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Room B152A. Covers advanced aspects of bridge and will be taught by Donna Young. Cost -- $72 materials for 8 classes. •Yoga Tuesdays thru January 29, 6:00 pm, A149. No cost. Donations encouraged. • Game Night September 14, 6:30 pm, B149 - meets 2nd Friday of each month

Milestones of Children’s Ministry Kindergarten Worship Readiness Classes beginning September 9 during the 8:30 and 11 am services. Register now for the classes as well as for the special lunch on October 14. Preschool Bibles (for 3 year old before September 30) will be receiving their Preschool Bible during a special lunch. September 30 at 12 noon; register online at Third Grade Bible Blast on October 7. All 3rd graders will be receiving a Bible during all three services and are invited to attend Bible Blast from 12 noon to 2 pm. Go online and register for the service you will be attending as well as registering for Bible Blast.

Step Up to Serve Mentors needed for K-5th Graders at 61st Avenue UMC Tutoring begins Tuesday, August 28 and is held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Contact Nita Haywood at

harvest hands ( Harvest Hands is a catalyst for Christ-centered, wholistic community development working alongside our neighbors to further healthy living, education, spiritual formation and economic development in South Nashville Monday Lunch Volunteers We need individuals to assist with the community lunches held at Harvest Hands each Monday. It is only a commitment to one Monday a month. Volunteers are asked to provide a passing dish for their designated day as well as be present at the lunch to serve and fellowship with community members and staff. We are also looking for volunteers to only provide a passing dish if you’re unable to commit to being there each month. If you are interested please contact Linda Tharpe at Volunteers Needed to Work with Kindergarten - 4th Grade Thru May 23: Once a week commitment, Monday-Thursday from 3:45-6:00 and Friday 3:45-5:00. Volunteers will help with homework, facilitate learning activities and build relationships with students. Volunteers Needed to Work with 5th - 12th Grade Thru May 23: Once a week commitment, Monday-Thursday from 3:45-6:00 and Friday 3:45-5:00. Volunteers will assist in the daily implementation of the program, mentor students and help with homework. Individuals available with specific subject expertise to tutor also needed. Flag Football Coaches Needed We are looking for individuals to coach our 2012 PreK-4th grade flag football league, September 8th-October 27th. Twice a week commitment with practices one weeknight and games on Saturdays. Coaching experience preferred, but not required. Coaches clinic will be held September 8th or 9th. Contact Jessica Mooney at or 615-499-4963.

children Infants - 6th Grade Sunday, August 26 Sunday School 9:45 am Preschool - 6th Grade Godly Play at 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services (preschool) Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. 3rd Grade Bible Blast Volunteers October 7 12 noon-2 pm. We need 16 volunteers that are not parents of 3rd graders to assist with this event. Contact Beth Lentchner Safe Sanctuary Training September 16, 11 am 12 noon – Room A291. If you work with children or youth and have not attended training, this class if for you. Please contact Ellen Garrett at Children’s Choirs begin September 5

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, August 26 Sunday School Meet in the GYM 9:45 am Mileage 5-6 pm begins today! Alleluia Choir 6-7 pm begins today! Extra Mile 6:15 -7:30 pm begins 9/5

who to contact 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 Mike Dennison, 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

Saturday Evening 6:00 pm Casual Traditional Worship in the Chapel Sunday Morning 8:30 am Traditional/Blended Worship with Youth Choir 9:45 am Classes for Children, Students, and Adults 9:50 am Contemporary Worship with Worship Band 11:00 am Traditional Worship with Adult Chancel Choir 11:00 am Classes for Adults Tuesday Morning 6:30 am Prayer (Sanctuary)

trinity church New Address 3011 Longford Drive Spring Hill, TN 37174 Sundays 10:00 am Worship

worship Attendance August 18/19, 2012 2,466 For information on giving visit the website at

Congregational care and caring ministries resources

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Vanessa Bonner, 832-5343 Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716 Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550. Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Maya Broaden-knighten, 373-3663, ext. 211, Encouragement Cards: GraceNotes Contact: Rachael Melton, Financial Coaching (Trained Mentors) Contact: Rev. Kaye Harvey, Home-centered Visitation Contact: Rev. Erin Racine, Home Health Product Assistance Contact: Scottish Rite, 259-3434 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 Patient Advocate Ministry Contact: Tammy Hakim, 480-0357 Short-term Meal Assistance: Fishes & Loaves Contact: Katie Winstead Spiritual Counseling with Pastors Contact: Julie Donley, 324-7254, or Carla Barrios, 373-3663 x252, Brentwood United Methodist Church Counseling Center offers services to children, youth & families. It is home to experts in helping families and individuals resolve real life problems.

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, Friday (For Men Only), BH 101 11:30 am, Mon, Wed, Fri, BH102 ADHD Adult; Spouse Workshops Contact: Terry Huff, 627-4191 Al-Anon Tuesdays, 7 pm, Buchanan House 102 Alzheimer’s Contact: Barbara Jones, 373-1941 or Ruth Randolph, 385-2323 Career Transitions Each Monday, 6:30 pm - Haney Hall Contact: Hal Hassall, 972-5119 Divorce Recovery Contact: Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 Eating Disorders Anonymous Sundays, 4 pm, Buchanan House 102 Contact: Courtney Muse, 594-8552 Grief Support Contact: Alive Hospice, 963-4732. MS Self Help Contact: Sandie Mountz, 376-5395.

A Great Way You Can Help a Hurting Friend . . . Tell them About Stephen Ministers! Our trained Stephen Ministers can provide them with the focused care, encouragement, and support they need to make it through the crisis. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext.394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

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BEAM - Aug 26 Issue  

BEAM - Aug 26 Issue