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THE BEAM A Weekly Publication of Brentwood United Methodist Church “Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him & Serve Him”

December 2 - 7, 2013

Youth Choir Advent Concerts “Love Came Down” TODAY, December 1, 3:30, 5:00, and 7:00 pm, Narthex Bring your friends and family to this BUMC tradition! Over 200 students, grades 6-12, will share the beauty of the season through music. AIDS Angel Tree Through December 15 (Sundays only) Stop by and get an angel to provide a Christmas gift to children with HIV-AIDS or who have parents or caregivers that are affected by HIV-AIDS.


Children’s Choirs Concert Wednesday, December 11 6:30 pm | Sanctuary Angel & Agape Choirs, also featuring the musical “Why the Chimes Rang” by the Asbury Choir. Childcare 3 & under.

Alternative Gift Giving Shop Stop by the table in the Narthex! Saturdays, thru December 21, Chapel Narthex Sundays, thru December 22, Narthex In the name of Christ . . . give your loved ones the world this Christmas! Harvest Hands 5th Annual Benefit Concert Featuring Rachael Lampa & Friends Saturday, December 14 7 pm | The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville Tickets are $10 (advance) and $12 (Door) VIP $20. Follow the link at

The Manger of Graceworks of Williamson County The Manger is a store-like setting where qualified Williamson Co. families “shop” for Christmas presents. We need you to make shopping possible by: • donating gift items (new or gently used & unwrapped) $15 to $35 range. Place them in the POD in the BUMC parking lot. Special need for preteen/teen items. • donating money Make check payable to BUMC, noted for Graceworks, so we may shop for items tax-free. • volunteering on BUMC night December 19, 5 - 8 pm; persons needed to help with shopping and some to stay after to help with cleanup. A Festival of Carols Sunday, December 15, 7 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. It is free and open to the public. Childcare for 3 and under.

K-Love Christmas Tour Contemporary Christian Artists Thursday, December 12 7:00 pm | Sanctuary Tickets $35 & $20

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, December 1 9:45 am 7th-8th Sunday School – Jr. High Room 9:45 am 9th Sunday School – Tabernacle 9:45 am 10th-12th Sunday School Room A191 9:45 am 10th-12th Church Now 1:30 pm Youth singing in the Concert should be in robes in “night of silence “ positions 3:30, 5:00, 7:00 pm Youth Advent Christmas Concerts - Narthex Monday, December 2 6:45 am Manfest w/Adam at Dimple’s Deli 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC to carpool to Harvest Hands Tuesday, December 3 6:30 am Tuesday Breakfast Club 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC for Game Night Ministry at Room in the Inn Wednesday, December 3 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC to carpool to 61st Ave. Tutoring - last one of this semester! 7:00 pm Youth Bible Studies Youth Area - last one of this semester! Breakthru is our annual winter retreat (7th-12th grade), December 28-31 in Alabama. Registration has technically closed. Contact Beth Seeley at to see if we still have space open! Adults to attend Breakthru are needed to serve as Small Group Leaders or Support Staff. Contact Lindsay at Progressive Dinner is Sunday, December 8. Don’t forget to purchase a teenage gift donation for Gracework’s Manger (no gift cards). Progressive Dinner Adult Help Needed! Help needed: homes for hosting, adminstrative help, and appetizer and dessert donations, contact Beth at to help!

American Red Cross Blood Drive The next blood drive is Sunday, December 8 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. TWO buses will be available! Our goal is 50 units of blood. ‘Double Red Cell Donations’ are accepted on the bus. Please call Brenda Duncan (373-5637) for more information. Singles In Fellowship: Register at Haiti Missions The Singles are collecting used sunglasses/reading glasses (+100 and +200 strength). Donations accepted in the basket in Singles Space. Home-Centered Communion Team We are in need of some more volunteers to deliver communion once a month to members of our congregation that can no longer come to the church to partake of the Eucharist. The time commitment is the first Sunday of the month for an hour, and training is provided. Contact Rev. Allison Fasig, for more information. 2014 Financial Pledges Still Welcome It’s not too late to make your financial pledge to God’s work through the ministries of BUMC. Commitment cards and envelopes are available in the window sills of the sanctuary, or you may pledge on-line at If you’ve already pledged, thank you for your faithfulness! Paid Position Available at BUMC Full-time Accounting Clerk Position in the Finance Office. Go to employment for position details. Send resumes to Deltina Storey,

Advent and Christmas Eve Worship Advent Family Festival for Families of All Ages Saturday, December 7, 9:30 - 11:00 am, begins in the Chapel Cost: $10. Start a new Advent tradition with your family. Come for a nativity program followed by hands-on crafts including making your own Advent wreath, soup mix for missions, a chrismon ornament, a button canvas, and an edible Christmas tree. Registration is now open, To volunteer, contact Holly Fisher at Singles Christmas Dinner Dance Saturday, December 7, 6-10 pm, $25 before December 1st, $30 after December 1st. The attire for the event is semi-formal/ dressy dress. Make checks payable to BUMC Singles. Please mail in your check or stop by our receptionist to pick up your ticket. Music City Bronze In Concert Sunday, December 8, 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary Free and open to the public concert by Nashville’s Premiere Handbell Ensemble Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Hope Wednesday, December 18, 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. A special service of prayer and healing for those experiencing loss, divorce, strife, pain and grief during this season.

Christmas Eve Worship - Candles & Communion Brentwood UMC Campus 2 pm - Sanctuary with Awakening Band 4 & 6 pm - Sanctuary 4:10 & 6:10 pm - Chapel Simultaneous live service with sermon via video 8 & 11 pm - Sanctuary BUMC members: In order to make room for the many guests who will attend our Christmas Eve services, please consider attending the 2 pm, 8 pm, or 11 pm services. This small act of hospitality may help to create a more worshipful atmosphere for those who are seeking the Christ Child on this special night. Trinity Church (A Campus of BUMC @ Spring Hill - 3011 Longford Dr.) 4 pm – Children’s Service 6 pm – Carols, Candlelight & Communion Harvest Hands (424 Humphreys Street, Nashville) 6:00 pm – Christmas Eve Service


Christmas Missions & Outreach For more info on all missions call Lisa Alexander at 342-8211 Alternative Gift Giving (December 1 - 22) Don’t know what to get the in-laws? What size your child’s teacher wears? Honor those who have enough by giving to those in need -- visit the AGG table in the Narthex, available after every worship service, through the Christmas season (Dec 1 – Dec 22) and give your loved ones the world! AIDS Angel Tree (Begins November 24) Bring Christmas to children and youth living with parents and caregivers battling AIDS. From Sunday November 24th until all the tags are gone, the AIDS Angel Tree will be in the Narthex throughout the Christmas season. Christmas Baskets (December 1 - 22) Once again, BUMC families will provide holiday dinners to approximately125 families: in Williamson County, through our partnership with Graceworks, and in the Humphrey Street neighborhood through Harvest Hands. Order forms are available in today’s BEAM! The Manger (December 11-19) BUMC ‘s night of service at The Manger is Thursday, December 19, 2013 -- but if you can’t be there that night, members are encouraged to volunteer at The Manger anytime from December 11-19! Phone GraceWorks: 615.794.9055 for details or to volunteer. Sixty-First Avenue UMC’s Toy Store (December 8-21) Gifts for teenagers are especially needed at this year’s Toy Store – cologne, aftershave, jewelry, portable speakers, and gift cards to anywhere teenagers love to go! The Toy Store is open December 18 -21, and volunteers are needed 11:30 am to 5:30 pm, but call first! 615.292.7184. Harvest Hands ( Christmas Store 2013 Sponsorships Individuals, families, and Sunday School classes needed to support our annual Christmas Store. You may give a $100 sponsorshipship or request a shopping list and drop off the gifts to the Harvest Hands Office. Contact Abby at or 499-4963. Mail checks to 424 Humphreys St, 37203. Basketball & Cheerleading Coaches Needed This is a twice a week commitment with practices being on either Monday or Tuesday nights beginning January 13th and games each Saturday morning beginning January 25th through March 1st. If you’re interesting in coaching please contact Jessica Mooney at or 615.499.4963. Elementary and Middle School After-school Program Volunteers Needed for 2013-2014 Program runs Mon-Thurs, 3:45-6 pm and Friday, 3:45-5 pm. Volunteers commitment is once a week. 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.

Infants - 6th Grade Sunday, December 1 Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. Advent Events: Advent Family Festival For families of all ages Saturday, December 7 9:30 - 11:00 am, begins in the Chapel. $10 Registration is now open. To volunteer, contact Holly Fisher at The Manger Sunday, December 8; All ages - bring an unwrapped gift to Sunday school for GraceWorks. H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, December 1 Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM NO Mileage NO Alleluia Choir Wednesday, Nov 27 Extra Mile 6:15 7:30 pm, Room 305 HWY 56 Christmas Party December 8 5:00-6:30 in the Gym Register Online at bumc. net/register Confirmation 2014 Registration is now open! 6th graders go deeper into what it means to be a disciple of Christ and to begin to claim their faith as their own. Begins January 12. The Confirmation Retreat is January 17 & 18 and Confirmation Sunday is May 4. Confirmation Parent Mtgs: Parents should come to one: Dec 15 @ 11 am, or Jan 11 @ 1 pm

christmas poinsettias & food baskets

Honor a loved one by placing a beautiful poinsettia on the altar or purchasing a food basket.

c POINSETTIA - $15 (deadline 12/8)

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


Emergency, after hours Pastor-On-Call: 615-969-3086 HOSPITAL VISITATION AT BUMC

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 Children & Adults

TRINITY CHURCH 3011 Longford Drive Spring Hill, TN 37174 Sundays 9:00 am Traditional Worship 10:30 am Contemporary Worship

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE November 23/24 2,468

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Stephanie Walton, 891-2690 Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 339-4415 Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550. Email 24/7 Intercessory Prayer Team Contact: Bill Fleenor, Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Lisa Alexander, 373-3663, ext. 211, Encouragement Cards: GraceNotes Contact: Beth Frankenberg, Financial Coaching (Trained Mentors) Contact: Rev. Laura Brantley, Home-centered Visitation Contact: Rev. Allison Fasig, 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: Dottie Campbell, 481-0357 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.

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 Adult ADHD/ADD Support Group 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30 pm, A392 Contact: Terry Huff, 627-4191 Adult ADHD/ADD Spouse Workshops Contact: Terry Huff, 627-4191 Al-Anon Tuesdays, 7 pm, Buchanan House 102 Contact: Ken M., 579-4272 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 CoDA Each Thursday, 6:30 pm - BH 102 Contact: Tom B., 308-1041 Divorce Recovery Contact: Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 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 those 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. Allison Fasig at 373-3663.

BEAM - Dec 1 Issue  

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