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December 4 - 10, 2016 | Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World

COMMUNION OFFERING www.bumc.net/MyAccess

COMMUNION

Offering

This month's communion offering is for Christmas food baskets. Each year, BUMC provides baskets to families in need in our community. This year, our goal is to provide baskets for 170 families. You can give in the offering plates during communion, on the online giving portal or text BUMCCOM and a dollar amount to 28950 (ex. BUMCCOM 50). If this is your first time giving through text, you will receive a text back with information on how to register.

ADVENT MUSIC AND WORSHIP www.bumc.net/Advent Music City Bronze Handbells Concert Sunday, December 4 | 4 pm | Sanctuary

Children's Choirs Concert Wednesday, December 7 | 6:30 pm | Sanctuary

Festival of Carols Sunday, December 11 | 6:30 pm | Sanctuary

The Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Hope Sunday, December 18 | 6:30 pm | Sanctuary

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLES & COMMUNION www.bumc.net/Advent Brentwood UMC Friday, December 23 | 7 pm (Traditional with Children’s Choirs) Saturday, December 24 | 2, 4 (Chapel & Sanctuary), 6, 8 & 11 pm

Trinity Church Spring Hill Campus Saturday, December 24 | 4 & 6 pm The Village Lenox Village/Nolensville Campus Saturday, December 24 | 2, 4 & 6 pm

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES Stop by the tables in the Narthex Angel Tree Return gifts by Sunday, December 11

The Manger of Graceworks Drop off unwrapped gifts at the POD in the back parking lot BUMC Night at the Manger is Thursday, December 15

Christmas Food Baskets Packing & Delivery Friday, December 16 (packing); Saturday, December 17 (delivery) Donate a basket online or on the form in this bulletin

Alternative Gift Giving (AGG) Make your gift by Sunday, December 18

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass Sunday, December 11, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, BUMC Parking Lot Help us reach our goal of 40 units of blood for the American Red Cross. You can sign up the day of or begin the check-in process ahead of time on the Red Cross website. To donate you must: be at least 17 years old; weigh at least 110 pounds; be in good health; have a photo ID or Red Cross donor card; not have been asked to refrain from donating by the Red Cross.


Weekly Announcements

VISIT WWW.BUMC.NET/REGISTER TO REGISTER FOR ALL OF OUR EVENTS ROOM IN THE INN

Bins are in the Narthex to collect warm clothes for our guests at Room in the Inn. Contact Jennifer at jhite@bumc.net for more information.

DAILY SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

There are many ways you can serve at GraceWorks, Harvest Hands, Project Transformation, Rocketown and more this season. Visit www.bumc.net/ DailyOutreach for more information.

“BE THE GIFT” CLASSES

Sundays, 9:45 am, Chapel Learn how you can use your spiritual gifts to impact your home, office, community and the world. This week: “Giving Hope at Home” led by Rev. Allison Gossett. Contact Carol at cbumbalough@bumc.net for more information.

CHRISTMAS EVE GREETERS

Be a greeter this Christmas! Greeters provide hospitality at our Christmas Eve services and help create a welcoming and joyful presence as we prepare for the Christ child. Contact Julie at jdonley@bumc.net or 615-324-7254 to volunteer.

CHRISTMAS BASKET VOLUNTEERS

Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17 Pack or deliver food baskets for 170 families this Christmas. You can sponsor a food basket on the form below. Sign up to volunteer at www.bumc.net/Register.

CONFIRMATION (Milestone #5)

January 8 – April 30, 2017 Confirmation gives 6th graders the opportunity to explore Christian faith and make a commitment to discipleship. Early bird registration is open now until December 9; general registration closes January 1. Sign up online at www.bumc.net/Register. Contact Maggie mjarrell@bumc.net for more information.

ENDEAVOR: MEN’S RETREAT

January 13 – 15, 2017, Beersheba Springs Assembly Join fellow BUMC men at Endeavor, featuring guest speaker Rev. Matt Tuggle from Highland Park UMC in Dallas, Texas. Sign up at www.bumc.net/Register or contact Shelby at shenson@bumc.net for more information.

HONDURAS MISSION TRIP

January 21-28, 2017, Tegucigalpa, Honduras This is a medical missions trip to assist with the needs of various communities and to support the Hands of Christ Women’s Hospital. Visit www.bumc.net/ MissionTrips to sign up.

2016 GIVING CREDIT

To receive giving credit for 2016, you must: • Have physical checks in the Finance Office by 4:30 pm on December 30 • Give online by 6 pm on December 31 • Postmark mailed checks on or before December 31 • Notify the Finance Department of any stock given (type and number of shares) to ensure proper credit The Finance Office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Contact the Finance Department at finance@bumc.net or 615-324-8214 for information or questions.

BUMC COLUMBARIUM EXPANSION

The BUMC Columbarium Expansion project is almost complete! Once finished, there will be an additional 672 niches in our prayer garden. Niches may be reserved by church members and immediate family. Contact Sandy at swalker@bumc.net for more information.

SOUTH AFRICA SPONSORSHIP

Sponsor a child or teacher in South Africa for the upcoming school year, which begins in January. Contact sponsorachild@bumc.net to sign up.

Our ministry partner in South Nashville

HARVEST HANDS CHRISTMAS STORE

Bring donated items by Monday, December 12 Harvest Hands is collecting new toys, games, books, and clothing for boys and girls, ages 5-18, as well as gifts for men and women to sell at their Christmas Store, where families can affordably shop for gifts. Contact Jessica at jessica@harvesthandscdc.com for more information.

christmas poinsettias & food baskets order form Honor a loved one by placing a beautiful poinsettia on the altar or sponsoring a food basket. Deadline is December 11. You may also order and pay for poinsettias and food baskets online at www.bumc.net/register.

Poinsettia - $15

o In Honor Of o In Memory Of Food Baskets

$110 whole, $55 half

o In Honor Of o In Memory Of

Given By Dedicated To: Given By Dedicated To:


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