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Ways to Step Up Step Up! 2012 is our year-long emphasis of five core practices that lead to a stronger faith and a more vibrant church. These practices include: worship, connect, invite, serve and give. Check our website, and click on “Step Up” for a list of specific ways you can step up this month.

Step Up to Serve Donate blood today. Sunday, February 12, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. Two buses will be available. Our goal is 50 units of blood. Jesus Loves the Little Children. Today we remember the children in our community and world who need our love, protection and support. Look inside your bulletin for an insert that lists 10 ways you can give hope to a child. See page 3 in the BEAM to learn how you can sponsor a child at Thembelihle, our church’s partner school in South Africa.

A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church February 12 - 18, 2012

Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him

the BEAM

Step Up to Worship Ash Wednesday Worship February 22, 6:30 pm. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent and is a great time to step up to a more vibrant and growing faith as we prepare for understanding the death and resurrection of Christ. Ashes from the palms from last year’s Palm Sunday are blessed and used to mark the forehead of each worshiper. Childcare for children 3 and under. Readings for the week of February 13: John 21 and Acts 1-4 How’s your Bible reading going? This week we finish up the book of John and begin the Book of Acts (John 21 and Acts 1-4). If you haven’t begun yet, it’s a great time to jump on board.

Step Up to Connect Spiritual Travels: Searching for God Knows What [a Donald Miller book] Sundays, 5:20 – 7:30 pm, Begins February 12, A394, Led by Rick Hotzfeld New classes for Lent To register and for more information, go to or contact Judith Bone,, 324-7358. Serving from the Heart: Finding Your Place of Joyful Service [6 weeks] Begins Mon., February 27 6:30-8:00 pm, Led by Carol Bumbalough FInal Words from the Cross [7 weeks] Begins Wed., February 29 6:30-7:30pm, Led by Judith Bone God Questions: Jesus’ Answers to 7 Big Questions! [7 weeks] Begins Sun., February 26 11:00-12:00 [Judith Bone] Begins Wed., February 29 9:30-10:30 [Eric Burton-Krieger] Begins Wed., February 29 6:30-7:30 [Jeff Wilson]

Step Up to Give Share the Spirit Auction - Tickets on Sale Now Saturday, February 25: $25 - Silent and Live Auction, Show and dinner Doors open at 4 pm Sunday, February 26 - $15 – Encore Show and luncheon – Noon, gym Benefits life-changing youth choir tours and mission trips. Monetary donations can still be made to BUMC with Share the Spirit in the memo.

students 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, February 12 9:45 am 7th-8th Sunday School – Jr. Hi R 9:45 am 9th-12th (Youth Disciple, Topical Discussion, Sunday School, or Children’s Teachers) 11:00 am Bahamas Team meeting, Tabernacle 11:00 am Safe Sanctuary Training, Rm A291 7th-9th Grade 5-6:40 Snack Supper, Worship, Small Groups 6:45-7:45 Jubilation Choir Rehearsal 10th-12th Grade 5:00 pm Sonshine Choir Rehearsal 6:20 pm Worship, Snack Supper, Small Groups Monday, February 13 6:45 am Manfest w/Travis @Dimple’s Deli 3:30 pm volunteer at Harvest Hands meet at BUMC Tuesday, February 14 6:30 am Tuesday Breakfast Club w/Lindsay @ Brueggers 4-5 pm Hangtime w/Nellie @BUMC 6 pm Meet at BUMC to go to Odyssey Game Night Wednesday, February 15 3:30 pm 61st Ave Tutoring 6:30 pm Yth Minis. Teams, Bible Studies, & Confirmation Summer 2012 • Middle School Mission Trip Atlanta, GA Area July 15 – 20 (7th-8th) • Camp Barnabas Purdy, MO June 8 – 15 (9th-12th) • High School Mission Trip Bahamas June 17 – 23 (9th-12th) • Jubilation Choir Tour North & South Carolina June 4-8, (7th-9th) • Sonshine Choir Tour Chicago, IL July 13-21 (10th-12th)

Step Up to Invite Best Parking for Services 5 great reasons to park at the Synergy parking lot... 1. Fewest steps from car to door 2. Three vans waiting on you 3. Shelter during inclement weather 4. Hundreds of spaces from which to choose 5. Creates space for our guests Please consider joining the folks who are already taking part in this ministry of choice.

Step Up to Connect PEP Club (for persons 55+) Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 pm, Haney Hall All persons 55+ are invited for a covered dish dinner followed by a program by Sunny Day Club co-coordinators, Katie Anderson and Julie Thomas (note change in program). Singles Book Club Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Singles Space The February book selection is “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Start reading and join the discussion! New Life: Transforming Your Mind, Body, and Spirit: A Wellness Study for Women Thursdays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, February 16 –March 29, Room A389 6-week “brown-bag” lunch group, led by Caroline Beavers – a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice at the Counseling Center at BUMC. Topics include how to create a solid foundation in life and relationships and live guided by vision rather than fear. To register go to and click on Event Registration. For more information, contact Caroline Beavers at 615-371-2550. Nexus Chamber Orchestra presents “OrganPlus!” Sunday, February 19 at 4 pm in the BUMC Chapel. Includes music for the organ, trumpet, flute, and clarinet. Performers will include BUMC member and clarinetist, Katy Coffer, and BUMC organist, Dr. Gregg Bunn, as well as other local artists. For Men Only presents “Brentwood CSI” Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (Youth Area - Tabernacle); Dinner and Program: $10.00. Scholarships are available - register online at Contact Gary Haneberg,, 615-566-9698 for questions. Captain Tommy Campsey, a 35-year-veteran of the Brentwood Police Department, will share about some of Brentwood’s most unusual cases. Introducing COAP . . . Crucial Conversations for Children of Aging Parents Join us for an empowering 5-week series! Wednesday, February 29 through March 28; 6:00-7:30 pm in Room A 392 Featuring speakers and conversation that will provide us with support and resources for the challenges of aging. Questions? Register at BUMC Concert Series to present Welch-Hancock piano/organ duo Monday, March 5, at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary; California-based musicians James Welch and Russell Hancock team up on BUMC’s majestic pipe organ and the magnificent Bösendorfer piano. Save the Date -- UMW Songwriters Night – Friday, March 9 The UMW’s 4th Annual Songwriter’s Night benefitting YMCA programs for inner city children will be held on Friday March 9, 7 pm in the Youth Tabernacle. Lari White and Chuck Cannon are our featured artists. Tickets available at church reception desk.

Preferred registration deadline for Summer Mission Trips is Sunday, February 26

Coming up…BUMC’s KidSale (consignment sale) to benefit youth missions and tours, March 13 – 17. To consign, go to; to volunteer, email

Share the Spirit Auction Saturday, February 25 with luncheon on February 26

Member Directories available for purchase ($10) on Sunday mornings in the Outpost bookstore just behind the Guest Information desk. Or, M-F from 8:30 to 4:30: at the main information desk. Exact change or check, please.

BUMC Paid Position Available: Fulltime Director of Missions. Posted at employment. Please forward your resume to

Step Up to Serve

children Infants - 6th Grade

Sunday, February 12

Wheelchairs and Walkers with Seats Needed The Sunny Day Club needs wheelchairs and walkers with seats to move our members to safety more quickly in the event of a fire or tornado. To donate, contact Rev. Erin Racine at 373-3663, ext. 244.

Sunday School 9:45 & 11 am Preschool - 6th Grade

International Mission Trips • Honduras Medical Mission Team Informational meeting - Sunday, February 19, 6 pm, A291 The trip is tentatively planned for the 3rd or 4th week of April, 2012. Meet Team Leader, Mike Dennison, to learn more. Contact Mike at 221-9855. • Costa Rica Mission Adventure - June 16-24 We will work with churches in Puerto Viejo, doing repair work and hosting Vacation Bible Schools. This trip is open to individuals and families with children 12 and older. Contact Rob Huckaby at or 324-7259. Deadline for registration is February 15. • Senior High Mission Trip to the Bahamas - June 17-23 Info at Preferred deadline is February 26. Contact Lindsay Brooks at • Haiti Mission Trip - October 18-23 Details to be announced.

Pre-school Worship at all three worship services. Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years.

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, February 12

61 Ave UMC After School Program Needs Mentors Mentors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Contact Nita Haywood, Program Director, at 292-7184 or

Sunday School Morning Assembly and Praise, 9:45 am Gym

Sponsor a Child at Thembelihle Pre-Primary & Primary School in Howick, South Africa The sponsorship fee is $400. You may choose your child. You will then receive a photo, info about them, and a chance to have a relationship with your child throughout the year.  Contact Juanita Hobbs at or 324-7222.

MILEAGE 6 - 7 pm, Haney Hall for 5th & 6th graders not in Confirmation

Soldiers Care Packages Do you know a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan who would like to receive a care package? Joyful Noise Sunday School class has been supporting our troops for several years now and would like to include your soldier. Please contact Carolyn Vick at

Confirmation 5 - 7 pm, GYM


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 Tutors needed for Middle and High School Students. Mondays or Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. Please contact Abby Buter at 615-499-4963 or if you are interested. Male volunteers needed for youth mentoring program on Thursday nights, 6 - 8 pm. Includes a meal, games, study, and other activities. Please contact Abby Buter at or 615.499.4963 if you are interested.

who to contact Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258 Caring Ministry Kaye Harvey, 373-3663

Alleluia Choir Begins today! 7:00 - 7:45 pm. Created by God (human sexuality education) - April 19-21 - Registration opens Feb. 6 for 6th graders. If space available open to 5th graders on Feb. 20. Register online at Fee is $60. Contact Maggie Jarrell at 577-7268 or

Children’s Ministry Ellen Garrett, 577-7261

Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240

To Get Connected Jeff Wilson, 324-8208

Mission & Outreach Juanita Hobbs, 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

Sunday Morning 8:30 am Worship 9:45 am Classes for Children, Students, and Adults 9:50 am Worship 11:00 am Worship 11:00 am Classes for Children and Adults

Saturday Evening 6:00 pm Worship

Tuesday Morning 6:30 am Prayer in the Sanctuary

Trinity Church Spring Hill Campus

Congregational care and caring ministries resources

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Charlene Leonard, 221-4041

Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550.

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.

Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Juanita Hobbs, 324-7222,


Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716

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,

meets at Spring Hill High School

Infertility Support Contact: Gretchen Voyles,

Sundays 10:00 am Worship

Memory Loss Caregiver Respite: Sunny Day Club Contact: Katie Anderson, 370-9467

worship Attendance February 4/5 Weekend Total 2,625 For information on giving visit the website at

hospital visitation at bumc

Short-term Meal Assistance: Fishes & Loaves Contact: Katy Pat Clark, 218-7934, Spiritual Counseling with Pastors Contact: Julie Donley, 324-7254, or Carla Barrios, 373-3663 x252,

Are You Experiencing a “Winter” in Your Life? Stephen Ministers Can Help! If you are going through a difficult time, a Stephen Minister can bring God’s warm love back into your life through their one on one care. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext. 394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

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 7 pm, Sunday, BH201 Eating Disorders Anonymous Sundays, 4 pm, Buchanan House 102 Contact: Courtney Muse, 594-8552 ADHD Adult; Spouse Workshops Contact: Terry Huff, 627-4191 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 CODA (CoDependency) Contact: Herberta Grissom, 347-4900, Divorce Recovery Contact: Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 Grief Support Contact: Alive Hospice, 963-4732. Loss (Widows, Divorced Women) Contact: Herberta Grissom, 347-4900, MS Self Help Contact: Sandie Mountz, 376-5395.

Brentwood United Methodist Church Counseling Center offers services to children, youth & families. Call 376-5910. It is home to experts in helping families and individuals resolve real life problems.

BEAM - Feb. 12 Issue  

BEAM - Feb. 12 Issue

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