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A Weekly Publication of Brentwood United Methodist Church February 23 - March 1, 2014 Pastor’s Bible Study (No registration required) “The Book of Acts”, a study offering a chance to go deeper into the winter sermon series. Concludes Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-7:30 pm. “Spirit-Led” A sermon series on the Book of Acts Today in Worship: “The Power to Break Free” - Acts 16:16-34 BUMC’s Mission and Outreach Director, David Ssebulime, continues our focus on the Book of Acts. After each service, information will be available in the Narthex on opportunities to connect with ministries and to discover ways we may contribute our gifts of time and talent. Next weekend, March 1 & 2: Harvest Hands in Worship at BUMC March 1/2 “The Power to Relate” - Acts 17:16-34 Rev. Brian Hicks, founder and pastor of Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation, our ministry partner in South Nashville, will share what’s going on at this vibrant urban ministry. Find out how you can invest in South Nashville by praying, volunteering, and giving. Visit! Important Parking Information The Ruby Tuesday lot is no longer available for Brentwood UMC parking. Unless you plan to dine there after a service, you may not park in the Ruby Tuesday lot. Violators will be towed. Instead, take the shuttle which makes continuous loops between the Narthex entrance and the Synergy lot across the street all Sunday morning. 6th Annual Songwriter’s Night sponsored by the BUMC United Methodist Women Friday, February 28 at 7 pm in the Youth Tabernacle Tickets are $10 and are available weekdays at the Lobby Reception Desk. Proceeds benefit Adoptions through Holt International. Featured Songwriters: Karyn Williams and Brian White.

James – here is this year’s design concept (TOP) and last year’s below. Quite different. Let me know if you want any tweaking / changes / etc.

Childcare: 5 pm - infants to 4th grade; 7 pm - infants only. To arrange childcare, email your child’s name(s) and age(s) to Dawn Bart at

Share the Spirit 2014 - Experience how the Holy Spirit is working in and through the youth of our congregation Today is the last day to buy Dinner & Live Auction tickets. Available in the Breezeways Sunday, March 2 Dinner and Live Auction: 5 pm Youth-led Worship Celebration: 7 pm Some of the awesome items up for bid: • White Gold Sanctuary Cross Pendant –replica of the BUMC sanctuary cross • Joy Vaughn Country Dinner for 20 - down-home cooking and live entertainment by James Wells • The highly-prized Sonshine Quilt • Turner Barn Photo in barnwood frame • A Mattie Sue Ragsdale Cake

Lent Begins with Ash Wednesday Worship Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 pm, Sanctuary Led by Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger Ash Wednesday begins the 40-day period of reflection known as Lent which helps us prepare spiritually for our understanding of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus. Nursery for ages 3 and under.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, February 23 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 7th-9th Grade Schedule: 5:00 pm Snack Supper – Café 5:20 pm Worship & Small Groups – Tabernacle 6:45 pm Jubilation Choir – Music Choir Room 10th-12th Grade Schedule: 5:00 pm Sonshine Choir – Music Choir Room 6:10 pm Snack Supper – Café 6:30 p.]m Worship & Small Groups – Tabernacle Monday, February 24 6:45 am Manfest w/Adam at Dimple’s Deli 3:30 pm Meet to carpool to Harvest Hands Tuesday, February 25 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC to carpool to Game Night at Room in the Inn Wednesday, February 26 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC to carpool to 61st Ave. UMC 6:00 pm Meet in the Café to walk to dinner together 7:00 pm Bible Studies-Yth Area Share the Spirit Worship Event is next Sunday, March2 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. Rock the Chains Band Audition forms are available outside the youth office and at - due April 6. Bands of Middle and High school youth can audition. The actual event is Friday, May 2. Senior Retreat April 11-12 for 12th grade. Register at Help with Kid Sale to earn money for your summer mission trip or choir tour. Set up - Sun., March 9 at 3:30 pm; Tear Down - Saturday, March 15 at 2 pm. Camp Barnabas open to 9th12th grade June 14-20. Limited space left. Hinton Mission Trip open to 7th-12th grade June 29-July 4. We are serving with Hinton Limited space left.

Join our Ladies Lenten Study [7 weeks] Tuesday Mornings beginning March 11th at 9:30 am in Room A391 We’ll be reading Reaching Out by Henri Nouwen as a way to understand what it means to live life in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Although our group has been together for a while, we have added new people with every study! Register online at under Event Registration. For further information contact Judith Bone at or 324-7258. Faith Breaks - Volume III Now Available The Outpost (the bookstore located behind the Guest Services Desk) has copies of Howard Old’s Faith Breaks, Volumes I, II and III available for $13 each. Volume III has recently been released. Cash and Check only. Contact Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger at or 324.8207 with questions. Single Adult Fellowship Boundaries Class - Wednesdays, Feb. 19 - April 16, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room B152. Cost: $21. Register at Do you find yourself saying “yes” when you wish you could say “no”? Do you struggle to maintain a healthy set of boundaries? Yoga - Tuesdays, 6-7:15 pm, Room 149A and B (singles area). $5 Divorce Recovery - Wednesdays, March 5 - April 9, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Singles Space. The cost of the class is $30. Call 324-7256 to register. Potluck Game Night - Fridays through February 28, 6-9 pm, Singles Space Join the Singles for a rip roaring night of board games! Bring a dish to share. Youth and Children’s Choir Dates for Winter/Spring 2014 March 2: Share the Spirit Auction and Worship service - auction and love offering benefits youth choir tours and missions. March 7-9: 5th grade retreat to Louisville, Ky. April 9: final Wednesday night for Children’s Choirs - final program will be a “Family Worship Night” led by the children. Hymns, worship songs, and scripture memory songs for all to enjoy! Host Homes Needed for Guest College Choirs Saturday evening, March 8 (6 pm) BUMC hosts The Transylvania Choir from Transylvania University in Lexington,KY. Sunday morning, March 9 (8:30 & 11:00 am) BUMC will host the University Choir from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. If you can offer the gift of hospitality to 2 or more choristers, please contact Gregg Bunn at or 615-324-7249. The BUMC Monday Night Painting Group, who has been together for more than 30 years, has a show and sale of their art in the ART IN THE BREEZWAY. 10 artists are showing 30 pieces of mixed media paintings. Are you interested in painting? The group invites you to join them each Monday evening. Look for their write up at the show/sale. Vases Needed for our flower-sharing ministry to home-centered members and others who need a little encouragement. Bring your donated vases to the “Cubby Hallway” between Memorial Chapel and Room A291. Paid Positions Currently Available at BUMC Job postings available at Please send application and resume to * Information Technology Director, full-time, 40 hours / wk * Part-Time Jobs: Director of Nursery & Childcare (20 hours/wk) Director of Elementary Ministry (approx. 25 hours/wk) Facilities Staff Opening (16 hours/wk, Friday and Saturday only) Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director (20 hours/wk) Administrative Assistant to the Pastor of Discipleship, Missions & Outreach (20 hours/wk)


Infants - 6th Grade

Missions & Outreach For more info on all missions call David Ssebulime at 342-8222 Learn More about Local and International Mission Opportunities This Weekend On Saturday February 22nd and Sunday, February 23rd BUMC’s Mission and Outreach Director, David Ssebulime, will preach during each service. After the services, information will be available on opportunities where we can individually connect with ministries to contribute our gifts of time and talent – the gift of human presence -- by mentoring, tutoring, or coaching sporting leagues; working on new home construction, feeding construction volunteers, or staffing a health fair; serving in a food pantry or filling racks at a thrift store. Search your heart – what unique gifts and talents are yours? Identify them, and let us help you find a place to serve! Room in the Inn Hosts Needed for Friday, March 21 We are in need of innkeepers and volunteers to help set up/host Room in the Inn on Friday, March 21st. If your Sunday School class, life group, or family and friends would be interested in helping out, please contact Scott Gardner at It’s an evening of service that will move your heart! GraceWorks Volunteer Opportunities GraceWorks is looking for individuals able to make regular weekday commitments-- whether you have time once a month or once a week, they can use your help. Bring a friend, visit and volunteer, and make a difference in our community! For more information on volunteering or shifts available, go to, or contact Denise Long at Harvest Hands ( Sponsor the Harvest Hands AAU Basketball Team We are excited to announce the creation of a fourth grade AAU boy’s basketball team! We are looking for fifteen $250 sponsorships to help with the costs for our team, so we can in turn charge only a small fee for participation. The sponsorships will help cover the costs of jerseys, tournament entry fees, and travel. Sponsorship checks can be mailed to Harvest Hands, 424 Humphreys St., 37203. Elementary 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 Whitney at 615-499-4963 or

Sunday, February 23 Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. Sunday Morning Opportunities 8:30 am Worship; Godly Play 9:45 am Sunday school for Adults & Children 9:50 am Awakening Worship; Godly Play 11:00 am Worship; Godly Play; Sunday school for Adults & Children VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Welcome Desk help needed in the Preschool Sunday School area during the first 20 minutes of Sunday School. Contact Lori Stamper at Smiling faces welcome! Children’s Materials Prep/General Office Support Help prepare, copy, count, sort, and cut supplies for Children’s Ministry. This volunteer position is a weekly or bi-weekly commitment (depending on availability). Please contact Beth Lentchner at

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, February 23 Sunday School 9:45 am & 11 am, all ages 6th Grade Alleluia Choir 4-5 pm, adult choir room

who to contact Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258

Mission & Outreach David Ssebulime, 324-7222,

To Get Connected Jeff Wilson, 324-8208

Caring Ministry Laura Brantley, 373-3663

Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240

Worship & Music Shannon Garrett, 577-7267

Children’s Ministry Ellen Garrett, 577-7261

Student Ministry Lindsay Brooks, 324-8212

Communications Carol Bumbalough, 324-7220

Confirmation 5-7 pm in the GYM Mileage 6-7 pm, Rm 304 5th Grade Alleluia Choir 6-7 pm, adult choir room Wed., February 26 Extra Mile 6:15-7:30 pm Created by God (6th) March 27-29. Register at



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

Emergency, after hours Pastor-On-Call: 615-969-3086 Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Stephanie Walton, 891-2690

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 February 15/16 2,763

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 Contact: Rev. Laura Brantley, Home-centered Visitation Contact: Rev. Allison Fasig, 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, 480-0357 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.

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 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. When “Pull Yourself Together” Doesn’t Work! If things just aren’t coming together and you’re still hurting-- 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 confidential care. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext. 394 or Rev. Allison Fasig at 373-3663.

BEAM - Feb 23 Issue  

BEAM - Feb 23 Issue