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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 9 - 15, 2012

Financial Giving Commitments We will be consecrating our 2013 financial commitments during worship today. If you need a commitment card, they are available in the pew racks, in the window sills in the sanctuary, and at the guest services desk in the narthex. Thank you for your generosity which makes our church’s ministries possible.

AIDS Angel Tree Through December 16 (Sundays only) Stop by and get an angel to provide a Christmas gift to children with HIVAIDS or who have parents/caregivers that are affected by HIV-AIDS.


Vivaldi’s “Gloria” Sunday, December 9 7:00 pm | Chapel Childcare 3 and under.

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.

“Lessons and Carols” Wednesday, December 12 6:30 pm | Sanctuary Featuring the children’s choirs, ages 4 to 6th grade. Childcare 3 and under.

The Manger of Graceworks - Thursday, December 13 is BUMC Night Thursday, December 13 - 5:30 - 8:00 pm (811 Oak Meadow Ln, Franklin) 100+ volunteers needed, register now at The Manger is a store-like setting where qualified Williamson County families shop for Christmas presents. This Thursday BUMC will host the Manger, which means we need volunteers to help shoppers, to wrap gifts, and to help clean up when it’s over!

Rachael Lampa & Friends: 4th Annual Christmas Concert to Benefit Harvest Hands Saturday, December 15 7:00 pm | Sanctuary Free tickets available at BUMC and online at

A Festival of Carols 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.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, December 9 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 8th – Jr. High Room 9th - Tabernacle 10th-12th - Room A191 10th-12th - Church Now 3:30, 4:00 pm Small Group Leader & Driver Mtg. A184 4:30 - 8:00 pm Youth Progressive Dinner See schedule below. Monday, December 10 6:45 am Manfest with Travis @ Dimple’s Deli 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC carpool to Harvest Hands Tuesday, December 11 6:30 am Breakfast Club w/ Lindsay @ Bruegger’s No Middle School Hangtime 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC to go to Game Night Ministry, Room in the Inn Christmas Party - last one of the semester! Wednesday, December 12 No 61st Ave. UMC tutoring No Youth Bible Studies Progressive Dinner Sunday, December 9, $10. Schedule: Leader Orientation at BUMC - 4 pm. Student Orientation - 4:30 pm. Travel to visit a BUMC home-centered member, grade level appetizers, small group dinner, followed by dessert at BUMC! Pick up at 8 pm. Don’t forget a gift for the Gracework’s Manger (no gift cards please). 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, Breakthru Adult Leader Meeting Sunday, Dec 16, 11 am – Tabernacle

Today - Sunday, December 9 • Rob Huckaby’s last day with us is today. If you would like to contribute to a love offering please mark your check “Love Offering” and place in today’s offering plate. Stop by the Narthex after worship to say goodbye to Rob and Susan. • Blood Drive Sunday, December 9, 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. • Music City Bronze In Concert Sunday, December 9, 4:00 pm in the Sanctuary Free concert by Nashville’s Premiere Handbell Ensemble. PEP Club (55+) Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 pm (note time change). Covered dish dinner and entertainment by “Simply Fabulous” women’s ensemble. Singles In Fellowship: Meal for Safe Haven Shelter December 13, 1:30 - 6 pm; Singles Area & Parlor Kitchen; Cost: $25. Help us prepare meals for the families at Safe Haven Shelter. 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.

Other Advent Opportunities Do you love BUMC’s beautiful poinsettias at Christmas time? Help water the plants any Tuesday or Friday in December, at 9 am. To help for one or more of these days contact Linda Motter at 615-496-0422 or 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 Advent Study: Singing Mary’s Song Sundays, December 2 - 23, 11 am, Room A184. Join the Byer’s Sunday morning small group for this 4-week Advent study led by Katherine Orr. Lightening Our Loads: Freedom through Forgiveness Wednesdays, December 5 - 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 Mini-Retreat for Women: Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent [based on a book by Enuma Okoro] Saturday, December 15; 8:30 - 10:30 am; Rm 292. Led by Judith Bone. Registration encouraged, The Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Hope Friday, December 21, 6 pm in the Sanctuary. A special servive of prayer and healing for those experiencing loss, divorce, strife, pain and grief during this season.

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.

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!

4th Annual Christmas Concert to Benefit Harvest Hands will be held Saturday, December 15th @ 7 pm in the BUMC Sanctuary. Featuring Rachael Lampa and Friends. Free tickets available at BUMC and online at

New Orleans Spring Break Mission Trip register online with $100 deposit. Save $30 on total cost before Dec 31! Open to 7th-12th grade and adults. March 24 - 29, 2013.

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.

Ways to GIVE this Advent • AIDS Angel Tree through December 16 (Sundays only), Breezeway. Stop by and get an angel to provide a Christmas gift to children with HIV-AIDS or who have parents/caregivers that are affected by HIV-AIDS. • Adopt A World Relief Family for Christmas through December 13 Ten refugee families who have recently arrived in America after fleeing refugee camps are in need of Christmas gifts. Contact Maya at 324-8211 or UNWRAPPED gifts are to be dropped off at the Penske truck in our parking lot on December 13 (4-8 pm) or in the Missions Office prior to December 13. • Christmas Food Baskets extended through December 11 Donate a food basket in honor or in memory of a loved one for $65 each. See form below. • Be a Santa to a Bethlehem Center Senior through December 10 Provide a Christmas gift for a homebound senior who is part of the Meals on Wheels program. To become a “Santa” call Maya at 324-8211 or Mike at 324-7222. Hurricane Sandy Communion Offering Many thanks for responding to an urgent need. Last month’s communion offering was changed to benefit the UMCOR Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. Thanks to your generosity $29,000 was raised including $1,400 that has been donated to the Tennessee Federation of Fire Chaplains that will be used to deploy the OldsMobile in the NY area from December 9 - 14 along with nine chaplains to minister to suffering families. Toddler & Teen Gifts Needed for 61st Avenue Last Minute Toy Store Unwrapped gifts for children (infant - age 4) and teenagers are especially needed for the toy store which serves over 1,400 low-income Davidson Co. families. The toy store operates at 61st Ave. UMC from Wednesday, December, 19 - Saturday, December, 22. Label the gifts “61st Avenue” and bring to the lobby or Narthex by December 16 _____.

Ways to SERVE this Advent • The Manger of Graceworks through December 13; 5 - 8 pm (closed Sunday) 811 Oak Meadow LN, Franklin across from the Post Office off Royal Oaks Blvd. December 13 is BUMC night! We need 100 volunteers to help shoppers and some to stay to help close down. Register to volunteer at • Christmas Food Baskets (Youth Area) Friday, December 14: 7 pm - fill baskets - 100 volunteers needed Saturday, December 15: 8 am - deliver baskets - 100+ volunteers needed Contact Kelly Gilfillian at 293-4319. Register to volunteer at • 61st Avenue Last Minute Toy Store December 19 - 22 6018 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 Work at this “store” set up in the Fellowship Hall of 61st Ave. UMC for folks in Davidson Co. who qualify to receive assistance. Contact Rev. Paul Slentz, 292-7184. • Christmas Eve Volunteers December 24 (2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 11:00 pm) Serve others as a Communion Server, Usher or Nursery Worker at any of the five Christmas Eve worship services. Contact Kelli at 324-7227 about communion and ushering or Meredith at 324-7329 about nursery.

CHILDREN Infants - 6th Grade

Sunday, December 9 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. Thanks to all the volunteer who helped make Angel Festival and Gift-Making a huge success! H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, December 9 Sunday School GYM 9:45 am HWY 56 Christmas Party 5 - 7 pm in the Gym. Register online at Please bring $5 for pizza and a wrapped candy bar for a game. Wednesday, December 12 No Extra Mile until January 2013 Sunday, December 16 Confirmation Parent Meeting 6pm in the Chapel Confirmation 2013 Sign up online for Confirmation for 6th graders at! Price will increase on Dec 15. Go to bumc. net/highway56 for more information.

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 12/9)

In Memory Of


Given By

(deadline extended to 12/11)

In Honor Of

Place order form along with your payment in the offering plate.

Given By



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 1/2 2,259 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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