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THE BEAM A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

TODAY! Empowered! Plugging leaders, teachers, and mentors into the Source Sunday, August 4, 5 - 8 pm Registration and dinner open at 4:30 Dinner and opening session in Haney Hall, closing worship in the Sanctuary with Dr. Davis Chappell

New Sermon Series Begins Next Weekend Luke: A Gospel for Everyone For 10 weeks this fall, senior pastor Dr. Davis Chappell will lead us through a powerful, personal portrait of Jesus as seen in the orderly account by physician-author, Luke. Come experience this gospel’s unique point of view where compassion is central, the worldly order is turned upside down, and prayer and the Holy Spirit’s power change people and circumstances. Invite a friend to join you!

Fall 2013

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God

August 4 - 10, 2013

New Things are Coming - be here!

Promotion Sunday Sunday, August 11 - preschool thru high school promote based on their age or grade New study options!

11 am on Sundays Small Groups for adults and classes for children

Launch of 11 am Adult Small Groups and Children’s Sunday School Sunday, August 11 Adults 11am, Room B149 (Singles Space) Looking to dive deeper in your faith? Be part of a small group to connect to others and grow in your faith. Hear from group leaders and sign-up for a Sunday morning group as well as other days and times. Contact Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger at 324-8207 or, for more info or to co-lead a group. Children 11 am, 1st – 6th grade (gym), 4-5 yrs olds & Kindergarten (downstairs, Children’s wing, C Building Come see what it’s all about! Contact Beth Lentchner, 324-7247 or, for more info or to serve with children. Church-wide Picnic two weeks away - August 18 Hope you’ve made plans to attend this year’s Church-wide Picnic, August 18 from 4:30-7pm. Dr. Davis Chappell will deliver a brief vesper service at 6:30 with music from Christen Cole. BUMC will provide Stroud’s BBQ and sides, and we’ll have games and inflatables as always. So all you need is blanket to spread on the grass or a couple of lawn chairs. See you there!

Sunday night activities begin for children, students and adults on August 25. Wednesday night activities begin for children, students and adults on September 11 Cokesbury Bookstore is in the Parlor today from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and again tonight during our Empowered Training from 4:00-8:30 pm. Come and look at the latest curriculum, Bibles, Christian books and resources to support your growth in faith! They can accept credit cards, cash and checks. Called Charge Conference on Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m. Room A292.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, August 4 9:45 am Rising 7th Grade Student & Parent Orientation – Jr. Hi. Rm 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 12th – Tabernacle 11:00 am Church Now Informational Meeting for those INTERESTED in teaching in Preschool, Elementary, Highway 56, or Middle School Sunday School during 9:45 or 11:00. Must be a rising 10th-12th grader Tabernacle 5-8 pm Empowered Teacher Training for all our Sunday School teachers, Small Group Leaders, and Church Now Youth – Haney Hall Monday, August 5 10 - 11 am Devo w/ Lindsay - Chick-fil-a 8 pm - 10 pm Bowling with Neal at Tusculum Bowling Lanes Wednesday, August 7 11:30 am The Midday, Informal Communion/ Prayer Time - Youth Prayer Chapel 12:00 pm Meet Neal across the street for lunch Thursday, August 8 6 - 7:30 pm Class of 2014 Cookout Upcoming Dates Promotion Sunday August 11 Church-wide Picnic August 18 Sunday Evening Activities Begin August 25 Wednesday Evening Activities Begin September 11 (new date)

Paid Staff Positions Available 1) Student Ministry Small Group Director: job description and work schedule appears on our website at If interested please download the application and send it along with your current resume to Deltina Storey at 2) Nursery worker (must be at least 16 years old): cuddle with babies & explore with toddlers. Contact Meredith Spencer at or 324-7239 if you’re interested. 3) Part-time Director of Children and Family Ministry, ages 0-11, Trinity Church (a campus of Brentwood United Methodist) in Spring Hill. Job description and details maybe found at Singles In Fellowship: Register at Salsa Dance Class 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7– 8 pm, Youth Choir Room. Cost: $6 per class. No experience needed! Register online at Transparenting Saturday, August 17, 10 am - 2 pm, Singles space, Cost $25. Class meets court ordered class requirement. Register at Yoga Tuesdays, 6:00–7:15 pm, Room 149A and B (Singles Area). All are welcome. Donations are encouraged. Parenting with Love and Logic Workshop Sundays, September 8 – October 6, 5 – 7 pm Learn techniques to create a respectful, healthy relationship with your children and to prepare them for the real world. Space is limited to 20 people. Cost is $40 per person, or $70 per couple which includes one workbook Additional workbooks are $15. Childcare is available by contacting Meredith Spencer at Register at Contact Ellen at or 577-7261. Friendship Garden Know someone who could use a little encouragement? Pick a bouquet from our Friendship Garden located at the back of the parking lot adjacent to the Turner Discipleship Center. The garden is in its summer glory now and ready to be shared!

Disciple Bible Study Register now online or by calling Paula Cryan at 373-3663. Disciple Bible Study is a program of intensive, disciplined Bible study [30-45 min. daily] that meets for 2 hours over 32-34 weeks. Disciple I is the prerequisite for all other Disciple Bible Studies. Disciple Leaders Needed: Have you lead a Disciple class in the past or are you a Disciple graduate with the gift of teaching and facilitation? We need several more leaders for the 2013-2014 offerings. Training is provided. If you are interested, please contact Wini Grizzle at or (615) 406-4418. Jesus in the Gospels: a comparative study of all four gospel narratives. Sundays beginning September 8, 5:30-7:30 pm led by Jim Costner [childcare available]. Disciple II: Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 pm led by Dr. Mark Houston and Jerry & Tanya Barlar. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11, 9:30 am - noon led by Laura Hickman (childcare with registration). **NEW** DISCIPLE III: Remember Who You Are weaves several themes throughout the study of the Prophets and Paul – the call to remember; the call to repentance; the need for renewed vision; and the place of community. Wednesdays beginning September 11; 6:30-8:30 pm led by Bym Tudor


Volunteer Opportunities

Infants - 6th Grade

Blood Drive Sunday August 11, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm TWO buses will be available with a goal of 50 units of blood. ‘Double Red Cell Donations’ are accepted on the bus. Call Brenda Duncan (373-5637) for more information. Barnabas Friends Meeting Appreciation, Information and Vision Sunday, August 11, 12:30 pm in Room A291 Do you volunteer as a Barnabas Friend or have a Barnabas Friend? Do you want to find out what it’s all about? Barnabas Friends works to support our college students as they head out on their collegiate journey, and keep them connected with BUMC while they are away. Hosted by Heather Dubuque and Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger. Get there early before the cookies run out! Contact Heather at 300-7893 or

Missions & Outreach For more info on all missions call Mike Dennison @324-7222. Fall KidSale - September 17-21 Save the date for this fabulous consignment sale of kids’ clothing and gear which benefits missions and outreach at BUMC. Go to for details on how to get a participant number. New this year -- electronic tagging! Second Saturday at Graceworks Saturday, August 10, 9-12 and 1-4 Register at Join us to tag and organize merchandise for the thrift store, clean building, move warehouse items, and more. No special skills required and it is a great family activity! Graceworks is located at 104 Southeast Pkwy in Franklin near the Columbia Dr. Target. South Africa Partnership Highlighted in Worship August 17/18 Find out more about our partnership with Thembelihle School in South Africa on the weekend of August 17/18, when Dr. Carolyn Hancock, a representative of the school will speak in worship and show a video featuring students, teachers, and parents. You’ll also have an opportunity to sponsor a child, meet Dr. Hancock, and ask questions. Harvest Hands ( Elementary and Middle School After-school Program Volunteers Needed for 2013-2014 Program runs Monday-Thursday, 3:45-6 pm and Friday, 3:45-5 pm. We ask that volunteers make a once a week commitment. We are looking for individuals who care deeply for kids, want to help students learn more about Jesus and succeed in school. Contact Gabby at or 615-499-4963. Stove/Range Needed for New Affordable Housing We are looking for NEW or excellent condition stove/range for our recently renovated affordable home. Contact Brian Hicks at or 615-499-4963. Sign Up Now for Harvest Hands 1st Annual emPower Run 5K Run/Walk The first 100 registrants will receive a free pair of Swiftwick running socks. All proceeds benefit Harvest Hands. Race is October 12 and will take place in the Harvest Hands neighborhood. Overall male and female winner will receive a 1-year supply of Humphreys Street Coffee and WOW! Soap. Includes kids’ races on the field following the 5K as well as activities for the whole family. Sign up at

who to contact Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258 Caring Ministry Laura Brantley, 373-3663 Children’s Ministry Ellen Garrett, 577-7261

Mission & Outreach Mike Dennison, 324-7222, Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 Student Ministry Lindsay Brooks, 324-8212 Travis Garner, 324-7229

To Get Connected Jeff Wilson, 324-8208 Worship & Music Shannon Garrett, 577-7267 Communications Carol Bumbalough, 324-7220

Sunday, August 4 Sunday School 9:45 am - Preschool to 4th Grade Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. The Nursery is looking for paid staff (must be at least 16 years old) to cuddle with babies & explore with toddlers. Please contact Meredith Spencer (mspencer@ or 324-7239 if you’re interested. Godly Play Will not meet today. We will resume on Aug. 11 for preschoolers. Empowered! Teacher Summit Today, 5-8 pm WE NEED YOU! Volunteers needed for Preschool and Elementary Summer Sunday School. (Now thru August 4). Please contact Beth Lentchner (Elementary) at or Lori Stamper (Preschool) at Promotion Sunday August 11, 2013 • On this day our children move to their new classroom according to their age or grade. Please note: Our new cut-off date for 3’s & Kindergarten will be August 15. • New this Fall! 11 am Sunday school for preschool thru 6th Grade begins on Promotion Sunday

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, August 4 Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM Sunday, August 11 HWY 56 Parent Meeting 11 am in the Chapel




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


WORSHIP 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

TRINITY CHURCH 3011 Longford Drive Spring Hill, TN 37174 Sundays 10:00 am Worship

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE July 27/28, 2013 2,485

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Stephanie Walton, 891-2690 Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716 Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550. Email Intercessory Prayer Team Contact: Bill Fleenor, Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Mike Dennison, 373-3663, ext. 222, Encouragement Cards: GraceNotes Contact: Beth Frankenberg, Financial Coaching (Trained Mentors) Contact: Rev. Laura Brantley, 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: Rev. Laura Brantley, Short-term Meals: 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 for 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, Tuesday & Thursday, BH201 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 Sue Dill, 970-8393 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. Laura Brantley at 373-3663.

BEAM August 4 Issue  

BEAM August 4 Issue