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Next week, August 12, is Promotion Sunday! Visit for details or contact Mary Anne at 324-7241.

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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Step Up to Worship God daily New Sermon Series by Dr. Martin Thielen: “The Rhythm of Life: Moving through the Challenges of Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and Senior Adulthood” August 12 - September 2 at 8:30, 9:50, and 11:00 am

Step Up to Serve in the church and/or community Today, Sunday, August 5 - Find Out What You Need to Know! Do you lead a small group? Facilitate a study? Teach a class? Join us at the 2012 Teacher Summit: “What Those Who Lead Need to Know,” today in Haney Hall, 4:45 -8:00 pm. The evening includes an inspiring large-group session & meal, and break-out workshops for age-level leaders and teachers. Church-wide Fall Picnic is Just Two Weeks Away - August 19! Pull out your favorite recipe and join us on the front lawn at 4:30 pm. If your last name begins with A-N, bring a side dish. If it begins with O-Z bring a dessert. We’ll have music, games and lot of great food and fellowship. Plus, we still need picnic helpers. Look for the red-checked table in the Narthex today and sign up to volunteer! Questions? Call Sandy Walker at 300-8856.

Step Up to INVITE and welcome others Hospitality: It’s More than Just a Glass of Sweet Tea Are you looking for a new way to serve your church and to serve others by helping visitors and members find a connection at BUMC? We invite you to consider Andrew Ministry!

the BEAM

August 5 - 11, 2012 A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him

Readings for Aug 6 - 10: Matthew 8-12 bumc345

We encourage all those interested to attend our next meeting on Sunday, August 12, 6 pm in Haney Hall C. Of course we hope to see all current Andrew Ministers there as well! A CPR refresher course will follow. Contact Judy Bumgarner at Can you smile, shake hands and welcome people coming to worship? Then you have what it takes to be a greeter – and we need you! You’ll volunteer before just one service, just once a quarter. This is a perfect opportunity for those of you looking to share your gift of hospitality. Contact Judy Bumgarner for more information: 373-3664 or

Step Up to Connect to a group for Christian growth and support BIBLE STUDY

Register Now for Disciple Bible Study Classes Registration at www. Classes begin the week of August 19.

Step Up to GIVE generously to God’s work Benefit Concert with James Wells and Friends Sunday, August 26, 3 pm in the Sanctuary Donations and a love offering will be collected, benefiting the upcoming Honduras (September 1) and Haiti (October 18-23) mission trips. American Red Cross Blood Drive The next blood drive is Sunday, August 12, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. Two buses will be available! Our goal is 50 units of blood and ‘Double Red Cell Donations’ are accepted on the bus. Contact Brenda Duncan, 373-5637.

students 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, August 5 9:45 am Goodbye Celebration for Sean, Jay, & Zack (Middle & High School) – Tabernacle College - Green Room Rising 7th Student & Parent Orientation Jr Hi Rm 4:45 - 8 pm Teacher Summit for all Adult Sunday school teachers, adult small group leaders, & rising 10th - 12th graders who want to help in children’s and middle school Sunday school! Monday, August 6 9:30 am Last breakfast & devo with Elizabeth and Lindsay at Chick-fil-a Tuesday, August 7 11:30 am Last Diners, Dives & Drive-ins w/ Travis. See FB & twitter. Wednesday, August 8 6:30 pm RESCHEDULED Rising Senior Class Cookout for class of 2013 at the home of Linda & Kerry Hart. Parents, food contributions needed, contact Sandra Wiseman at Promotion Sunday - Next Week, August 12 9:45 am - EVERY student will first go to their grade level check-in table then to Sunday school highlighting the programs and ministry opportunities for this next school year! 7th-8th Grade in the Jr. High Room and 9th-12th in the Tabernacle. Fall Parents Meeting Sunday, August 12, 11 am, Tabernacle Church Fall Picnic Sunday, August 19 Student Ministry Kickoff Sunday, August 26 with youth choir rehearsals, special concert with Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, and Small Groups!

Possible 11 am YOUTH Sunday School We are trying to gather interest in starting an 11 am Sunday School class for teens to begin this fall. If this interests you and could serve your family, contact Suzanne DuVall at Foundation Scholarship Recipients The Brentwood UMC Foundation is pleased to announce the following winners of its 2012-2013 scholarships: Mallory Glasgow, Jennifer Johnson, Sara Rains, Katherine Schenck. The BUMC Foundation awards four scholarships each year to active members of BUMC. At least three of the renewable scholarships go to graduating high school seniors and the fourth is available for college students returning for graduate studies. The BUMC Foundation provides a permanent and ongoing source of funding to ensure the continued work of BUMC. For more information on the BUMC Foundation, please contact Lisa Gray at extension 201.

Step Up to Connect BUMC Concert Series Presents the Maryland State Boychoir Sunday, August 5 - 8:30 and 11:00 am worship choir, 2:00 pm concert, Narthex This superb choir will be presenting this concert as a part of its week-long tour. They will perform a wide variety of choral music, from sacred masterworks to gospel. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be received. PEP Club August Gathering Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 pm in Haney Hall. All persons 55+ are invited for a covered dish dinner with entertainment by BUMC’s Gospel Shop Quartet. Mission Study on Haiti, sponsored by the United Methodist Women Saturday, August 25, 8:30 am - 12:30 noon, Haney Hall, Led by Joyce Clark This year’s United Methodist Wome n mission study is about Haiti. We’ll see how Haiti’s history was influenced by U.S. diplomacy and policy; learn how the United Methodist Church has been a presence in Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake; and discover the hope for Haiti’s future and some of the ways that it can be fulfilled as well as hindered. Coffee, juice, and a light breakfast will be served. Contact Shirley Paris at 791-4727 or or Margery Mayer at or 661-9984 with questions. COAP (Children of Aging Parents) Resumes September 10 Sessions will be held Monday nights at Brentwood UMC and Tuesday nights at The People’s Church in Franklin. Topics to be addressed include Five Wishes (Legal Documents), Medicare Enrollment, Dementia, and Needs of Caregivers. For more information or to suggest future topics contact Sheryl, 615-351-8145, Join us as we journey through aging with those we love. Singles in Felloship Visit or contact Shebbie at 324-7240. • Singles Yoga Every Tuesday evening!! 6:00 - 7:15 pm, Singles Space, Donations for our charity, Fisher House are accepted. • Singles Bridge Classes To register for either class, mail check to BUMC Singles, 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027. Beginners Bridge Mondays, August 6 - 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. • Book Club August 14, 6:30 pm, Singles Space, The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard • Game Night 2nd Friday of each month, 6:00 pm, Singles Space


Save the Dates

Infants - 6th Grade

Teacher Summit............................................... Sunday, August 5 Promotion Sunday............................................ Sunday, August 12 Church-wide Fall Picnic, Highway 56 and Student Ministry Kick-off........................... Sunday, August 19 Disciple Bible Study begins.............................. Week of August 19 Wednesday Night Activities begin................... Wednesday, September 5

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. Mentoring Orientations for potential new volunteers are on Tuesday, August 14, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Wednesday August 15, 10 - 11:30 am and Thursday, August 16, from 10 - 11:30 am. Contact Nita Haywood at Better Decisions Mentors: A Rewarding Experience for Women Better Decisions, a nonprofit organization that teaches decision-making skills to inmates at the Tennessee Prison for Women, needs volunteers for the next “Better Decisions” class. Mandatory training weekend is September 8 & 9 (9-4 on Saturday, 1-5 on Sunday). Meet weekly with your inmate partner from September 16 thru November 4. Register online at Deadline: AUGUST 15. For more information, please contact Executive Director Kathy Masulis at 832-8327 or

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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

Kindergarten - 4th Grade Volunteers August 13 - 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. 5th - 12th Grade Volunteers August 13 - 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. Bus Driver Needed Our elementary program is in need of a bus driver to transport our students from school to our program Mon - Fri, 3:30 - 4:00 pm. A Commercial Drivers License is required. Contact Courtney at 499-4963 or 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.

Promotion Sunday is August 12! Sunday, August 5 Sunday School 9:45 am Preschool - 6th Grade Godly Play resumes August 12 at 8:30 and 11:00 am (preschool) Nursery 8am to 12pm Sunday School Teachers for ages 3 - 4th Grade Sunday School teachers for the fall in all age categories (ages 3 - 4th). Commitment is 20 Sundays (August 12 - May 19). Curriculum, training, and materials provided. Contact Mary Ann at Godly Play Volunteers needed with preschoolers during the 8:30 & 11 am worship services. Contact H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, August 5 Sunday School Meet in the GYM 9:45 am Bridge Weekend was a huge success! Thank you to all our parents and volunteers who helped make it happen!

 Fall Parents Meeting
Sunday August 12, 5pm, Gym
Wednesday August 15 6pm, Gym MILEAGE begins 8/26 Extra Mile 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 meets at Spring Hill High School Sundays 10:00 am Worship

worship Attendance July 28 & 29, 2012 1,968 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.

Summertime Stress Slowing You Down? Sometimes our challenges seem even worse during the summer because everyone else seems to be enjoying life while you are feeling down. A Stephen Minister can make a difference with their one on one confidential care. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext.394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

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