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THE BEAM of Christmas

A Weekly Publication of Brentwood United Methodist Church

“Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him & Serve Him”

December 16 - 22, 2012 A Festival of Carols Tonight, Sunday, December 16 7:00 pm | Sanctuary Members of the BUMC Chancel Choir and The Orchestra at Brentwood will present a Festival of Carols. The concert, conducted by Bill Caldwell, director of Chancel Choir, will feature some of the most beloved of the Christmas carols. The congregation will have the opportunity to sing several times during the hour-long festival of music. It is free and open to the public. Childcare for 3 and under.

The Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Hope Friday, December 21 6 pm in the Sanctuary A special service of prayer and healing for those experiencing loss, divorce, strife, pain and grief during this season.

Communion & Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Practice hospitality! Park at the Synergy lot and ride the shuttle (1:30 - 7:30 pm) to make room for our many guests in the church parking lot. Monday, December 24 2 pm Contemporary, Awakening Worship Band - Sanctuary 4 pm Candlelight & Communion - Sanctuary & Chapel 6 pm Candlelight & Communion - Sanctuary 8 pm Candlelight & Communion - Sanctuary 11 pm Candlelight & Communion - Sanctuary Childcare for infants to 3 years: 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm. Shuttles from the Synergy parking lot from 1:30–7:30 pm.

Christmas Eve Volunteers (all services) Serve others as a Communion Server, Usher, Greeter or Nursery Worker at any of the five Christmas Eve worship services. Contact Kelli at 324-7227 (communion and ushering), Judy at 373-3664 (greeter), Meredith at 324-7329 (nursery).

Off-Site Services: Trinity Church (a campus of Brentwood UMC in Spring Hill) 3011 Longford Drive, Spring Hill. Childcare for 3 and under. 4 pm Children’s Service 6 pm Candlelight & Communion Harvest Hands, 424 Humphreys Street in Nashville 6 pm, No childcare.

Financial Giving Commitments If you have not had an opportunity to return your financial commitment card for 2013, extra cards are available in the pew racks, sanctuary window sills, and guest services desk. Thank you for your generosity which makes our church’s ministries possible.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, December 16 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 8th – Jr. High Room 9th - Tabernacle 10th-12th - Room A191 10th-12th - Church Now 3:30 College - Youth Cafe 11:00 am Breakthru Adult Leader Meeting Tabernacle 6-8 pm College Christmas Party – the Gilfillan’s home (Facebook has details) Monday, December 17 No Manfest with Travis @ Dimple’s Deli 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC carpool to Harvest Hands Tuesday, December 18 No Breakfast Club, Middle School Hangtime or Game Night Ministry Breakthru Winter Retreat is December 28-31 for 7th-12th grade. Some student spots open, and we desperately need adult volunteers to serve as support staff or small group leaders. Contact Elizabeth Waynick, Youth & Alumni Caroling Sunday, December 23 at the Claiborne and Hughes Nursing Home (Franklin). Meet at BUMC at 2:30, back around 5:15 pm. Parent drivers are needed! Contact James Wells at New Orleans Spring Break Family Mission Trip registration is available online with $100 deposit. SAVE $30 on total cost if registered online by December 31! Open to 7th-12th grade and adults. March 24-29, 2013. Mazatlan Lunch and Wii Game Tournament on Thursday, January 3, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for youth and college students who are still in town! Breakthru Celebration on Sunday, January 6 at 9:45 am for youth and parents in the Tabernacle! Youth Sunday night activities resume January 6, 2013 Youth Wednesday night activities resume January 16, 2013

DECEMBER WORSHIP Saturday, December 22 Sunday, December 23

6:00 pm (Chapel) 8:30 am, 9:50 am, and 11:00 am Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 am

Saturday, December 29 Sunday, December 30

6:00 pm (Chapel) 8:30 am, 9:50 am, and 11:00 am No Sunday school. Childcare 3 and under.

Lightening Our Loads: Freedom through Forgiveness Wednesdays, through December 19, 6:00-7:30 pm, Room A291 Join Rev. Rachel Peavyhouse-Fay for a 3-week study of forgiveness and letting go. Childcare available by registration at Gift Wrapping Fundraiser for Center for Children and Families (CCF) now through 12/21 – same day service. Contact Lori Joiner at 324-8202 or ljoiner@ for pricing and to schedule services. End of Year Stock Transfers & Pledge Balances If you have questions about your contributions to the church this year or your pledge balance, contact the Finance Office. If you’ve initiated a stock transfer, please contact us with your intentions by December 21, 2012 in order to complete the transaction by year-end. Contact Joyce Brown at 324-7246. UMW Cookbooks - Great Last Minute Gift! “Recipes from the Heart cookbook,” a collection of recipes contributed by BUMC members is available for $10 in the Outpost or by contacting Cheryl Minnich Divorce Recovery Class Begins January 23, 6;30 – 8:00 pm $30 payable at first class. Contact Shebbie at 324-7240 to register. Communion servers are needed at all Sunday morning services This is a great way to serve the BUMC congregation! Communion is generally served one time per month. Training is provided. If you are interested, contact Kelli Huston at 324.7227 or Inclement Weather Policy If there are cancellations due to inclement weather, they will be posted on our website at All the ways to find out about cancellations are listed on the website. In case of inclement weather on Saturday evening or Sunday morning, services and Sunday school will be cancelled. We will have an 11:00 service for those who are able to safely get out. BUMC Day School - follows Williamson County Schools. Center for Children & Families (CCF) families receive information thru e-mail, the CCF website ( or by calling 324-8202.

Adult January Classes Beginning December 19, visit www. for more information. • Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit [Beth Moore] Wednesday AM, begins January 9 [11 sessions] • The Meaning of Jesus [N. T. Wright and Marcus Borg] Wednesday PM, 2/20-3/27 • Moms in Prayer AM and PM Wednesdays, Begins January 9 • iPad Class Saturday AM, February 23, Room A291 • Living Well Classes: Women’s Wellness: Freedom from Co-dependency Wednesday AM, 1/16 – 4/24 Marriage Enrichment: Partners on the Journey Tuesday PM, 1/8 - 2/12 Financial Peace University Sunday PM, 1/13 – 3/17


Ways to Serve

Infants - 6th Grade

Alternative Gift Giving Shop Saturdays, thru December 22 | 6-8 pm | Chapel Narthex Sundays, thru December 23 | 8 am - 1 pm | Narthex In the name of Christ . . . give your loved ones the world this Christmas! Stop by the table in the Narthex. Sponsor a child at one of our partner schools in South Africa -- Thembelihle School or Brentwood Society Preschool Just $400 a year for Thembelihle or $250 for Brentwood Society can help make the difference between a future of poverty or well-being. You will receive your child’s photo and regular progress reports. Contact Juanita Hobbs at or 615-310-0126. Missions & Outreach Catalog For a complete list of missions & outreach opportunities through BUMC, pick up a copy of our Missions Catalog in the information racks, or online at Second Saturdays at Graceworks Meets next on January 12, 2013, 9 am – noon or 1 - 4 pm Monthly, 2nd Saturday, Tag and organize merchandise for the thrift store, clean building, move warehouse items, and more. Emergency Response Training Saturday, February 2 (more details to come). Training for disaster relief leaders or early responders.

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. After-school Program Volunteers Needed Once a week commitment, MondayThursday, 4:30-6:00 or Friday from 4:00-5:00. Work with a small group of 8-10 students helping with homework, assisting in educational activities and building relationships with students. Program begins Monday, January 7, and ends Thursday, May 27. Contact Abby at or 615-499-4963 if you’re interested in volunteering. Basketball and Cheerleading Coaches Needed This year will mark the fifth year for our basketball and cheerleading league and we need a lot of coaches! • once a week practices, either Monday or Tuesday nights (begins Jan. 14) • once a week games each Saturday morning, January 26 - March 2 Contact Jessica Mooney at or 615-499-4963.

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

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

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

Sunday, December 16 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. Elementary Sunday School Teachers needed - 1 teacher for 3rd grade at 9:45 am and 2 teachers for 11:00 am. Contact Beth Lentchner at or 324-7248. Children’s Choirs resume January 16, 2013 (4 years thru 4th grade)

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, December 16 Sunday School Chapel 9:45 am Confirmation Parent Meeting 6pm in the Chapel January 2013 Confirmation Mentors We are looking for Confirmation Mentors for Confirmation 2013. Please contact Maggie Jarrell if you are interested in serving! Confirmation 2013 Don’t forget to register online for Confirmation for 6th graders at! Go to for more information. Acolyte Training January 9, 2013 6:15 pm for 5th and 6th graders Extra Mile resumes January 16, 2013 Mileage resumes January 27, 2013



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 7:00 am Prayer (Sanctuary)

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

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE December 8/9 2,879 For information on giving visit the website at


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: Rev. Kaye Harvey, 373-3663 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, 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.

Not Feeling So Joyful? The joy of Christmas can be a time of painful loneliness and emptiness for those who have suffered a loss or who are going through a difficult time. Stephen Ministers are trained to walk through times just like this with you. To find out more, call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext. 394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

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