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A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

THE BEAM July 28 - August 3, 2013

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God



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Sermon Series Weekends thru August 3/4 The book of Psalms is the Hebrew hymnbook containing the faith, joy, sorrow, hope and heartache of God’s people. Davis continues his sermon series on Psalms today and will conclude next week. July 27/28: Psalm 46

a study of the Psalms August 3/4: Psalm 90

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place” “Finding Home”

New Sermon Series Begins August 10/11 Luke: A Gospel for Everyone For 10 weeks this fall, senior pastor Dr. Davis Chappell will lead us through a powerful, personal portrait of Jesus as seen in the orderly account by physician-author, Luke. Plan to attend and invite a friend by using the card in today’s bulletin.

Empowered! Plugging leaders, teachers, and mentors into the Source Sunday, August 4, 5 - 8 pm Registration and dinner open at 4:30 Dinner and opening session in Haney Hall, closing worship in the Sanctuary with Dr. Davis Chappell. Empowered! is designed to: • equip volunteer leaders with the tools to serve in ministries with children, students, and adults • show volunteers how to serve as spiritual leaders in those ministries If you are a teacher or leader in any area involving children, students, or adults, Empowered! is for you! Register at Questions? Contact Travis Garner at or 373-3663. New Things are Coming this Fall - be here! August 11

• Promotion Sunday (preschool thru high school based on their age or grade) • Launch of new 11 am hour options for children and adults - expanded classes for children, preschool through 6th grade - small groups for adults (see page 2 for details)

August 18

• Church-wide Picnic Sunday August 18 4:30-7:00 pm Music! Inflatables! Food! This year, BUMC is providing the BBQ and sides from Stroud’s so all you need to do is bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy. Pastor Davis will deliver a brief vesper service at 6:30 with music by Christen Cole.

August 25

• Sunday night activities begin for children, students and adults

September 11 • Wednesday night activities begin for children, students and adults Next Starting Point begins September 8 at 6 pm If you are a new member or are considering membership, Starting Point was designed with you in mind. Jeff Wilson leads the class and will discuss topics like personal discipleship, BUMC’s history and vision, how to plug into the church and more. Register today at or contact for more information. Christmas in July Packing Party Sunday, July 28, 1-3 pm, Singles Area All ages. Great fun! Pack over 500 backpacks and supplies for children in need. We’ll have a blessing over the backpacks and supplies.

Called Charge Conference on Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 p.m. Room A292.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, July 28 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 12th – Tabernacle 11:00 am Camp Barnabas Team Mtg - Tabernacle Monday, July 29 10 - 11 am Devo w/ Lindsay - Chick-fil-a 8 pm - 10 pm Bowling with Neal at Tusculum Bowling Lanes Tuesday, July 30 6 am Camp Barnabas participants meet at church to leave for camp Wednesday, July 31 11:30 am Informal Communion/Prayer Time - Youth Prayer Chapel 12:00 pm Meet Neal across the street for lunch Upcoming Dates Empowered! Plugging leaders, teachers, and mentors into the Source August 4 5 - 8 pm 7th Grade Orientation August 4 9:45 am Promotion Sunday August 11 Church-wide Picnic August 18 Sunday Evening Activities Begin August 25 Wednesday Evening Activities Begin September 11 (new date)

Paid Staff Positions Available 1) Student Ministry Small Group Director: job description and work schedule appears on our website at If interested please download the application and send it along with your current resume to Deltina Storey at 2) Nursery worker (must be at least 16 years old): cuddle with babies & explore with toddlers. Contact Meredith Spencer at or 324-7239 if you’re interested. 3) Part-time Director of Children and Family Ministry, ages 0-11, Trinity Church (a campus of Brentwood United Methodist) in Spring Hill. Job description and details maybe found at Singles In Fellowship: Register at Salsa Dance Class 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7– 8 pm, Youth Choir Room. Cost: $6 per class. No experience needed! Register online at Transparenting Saturday, August 17, 10 am - 2 pm, Singles space, Cost $25. Class meets court ordered class requirement. Register at New 11 am Adult Small Groups & Children’s Sunday School on August 11th! For Adults: 11 am, Singles Space Be a part of a smaller community in order to connect to others and grow in your faith. At this launch event hear from group leaders and sign-up for a Sunday morning 11 am group as well as other days and times. Contact Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger at or 324.8207 for more information or to co-lead a group. For Children (4 years to 6th grade): Beginning August 11 the 9:45 am curriculum will be presented in a new format at 11 am. 1st-6th graders (as of August 15) will meet in the gym, 4 & 5 year olds and Kindergarteners will meet downstairs. Contact Beth at or 324-7248 for more info or to serve with children. Parenting with Love and Logic Workshop Sundays, September 8 – October 6, 5 – 7 pm Learn techniques to create a respectful, healthy relationship with your children and to prepare them for the real world. Space is limited to 20 people. Cost is $40 per person, or $70 per couple which includes one workbook Additional workbooks are $15. Childcare is available by contacting Meredith Spencer at Register at Contact Ellen at or 577-7261. Friendship Garden Know someone who could use a little encouragement? Pick a bouquet from our Friendship Garden located at the back of the parking lot adjacent to the Turner Discipleship Center. The garden is in its summer glory now and ready to be shared!

Volunteer Opportunities Blood Drive Sunday August 11, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm TWO buses will be available with a goal of 50 units of blood. ‘Double Red Cell Donations’ are accepted on the bus. Call Brenda Duncan (373-5637) for more information. Attendance Volunteers Needed Simple computer skills and a couple of hours one Monday a month is all you need to join our team of great Attendance Volunteers. Not sure if this is for you? Set up a time to give it a try and we’ll go from there. Contact Judy at Barnabas Friends Meeting Appreciation, Information and Vision Sunday, August 11, 12:30 pm in Room A291 Do you volunteer as a Barnabas Friend or have a Barnabas Friend? Do you want to find out what it’s all about? Barnabas Friends works to support our college students as they head out on their collegiate journey, and keep them connected with BUMC while they are away. Hosted by Heather Dubuque and Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger. Get there early before the cookies run out! Questions, contact Heather at 300-7893 or email


Disciple Bible Study

Infants - 6th Grade

Register now online or by calling Paula Cryan at 373-3663! Disciple Bible Study is a program of intensive, disciplined Bible study [30-45 min. daily] that meets for 2 hours over 32-34 weeks. Disciple I is the prerequisite for all other Disciple Bible Studies. Jesus in the Gospels: a comparative study of all for gospel narratives. Sundays beginning September 8, 5:30-7:30 pm led by Jim Costner [childcare available]. Disciple II: Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 pm led by Dr. Mark Houston and Jerry & Tanya Barlar. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11, 9:30 am - noon led by Laura Hickman (childcare with registration).

Missions & Outreach For more info on all missions call Mike Dennison @324-7222. Autumn Haiti Trip - $150 Deposit Due by the end of July Trip is October 10 - 15, 2013 (Williamson County Fall Break) Our team is now forming to work with Restore Haiti and Restoration Church of Jacmel. The trip involves medical, music and some construction. Estimated cost is $1,400. Flight deposit of $150 due by the end of July and the balance due by the first of September. Contact Henry Steaban at hsteaban@comcast,net or Mike Dennison at Habitat Home Builders Blitz July 29, 30, 31; August 1; 7:00 am. Volunteers needed for the Home Builders Blitz in Williamson County -- a partnership between our Habitat affiliate and the local building community to construct a new home in Fairview. Visit Mexico Mission Trip September 13 – 22 Join BUMC and Belmont UMC to work, worship and learn about GYTTE ,, a vital ministry of the Global Board of the UMC. All talents are needed for this mission trip. Give Ye Them to Eat is an integrated development ministry of the Methodist Church of Mexico. Cost approximately $1600 which includes travel. Register at register. Contact Dwight Armstrong at 661-4514 or Harvest Hands ( Elementary and Middle School After-school Program Volunteers Needed for 2013-2014 Program runs Monday-Thursday, 3:45-6 pm and Friday, 3:45-5 pm. We ask that volunteers make a once a week commitment. We are 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. Stove/Range Needed for New Affordable Housing We are looking for NEW or excellent condition stove/range for our recently renovated affordable home. Contact Brian Hicks at or 615-499-4963. Sign Up Now for Harvest Hands 1st Annual emPower Run 5K Run/Walk The first 100 registrants will receive a free pair of Swiftwick running compression socks All proceeds benefit Harvest Hands. Race is October 12 and will take place in the Harvest Hands neighborhood. Overall male and female winner will receive a 1-year supply of Humphreys Street Coffee and WOW! Soap. Includes kids’ races on the field following the 5K as well as activities for the whole family. Sign up at

who to contact Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258 Caring Ministry Laura Brantley, 373-3663 Children’s Ministry Ellen Garrett, 577-7261

Mission & Outreach Mike Dennison, 324-7222, Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 Student Ministry Lindsay Brooks, 324-8212 Travis Garner, 324-7229

To Get Connected Jeff Wilson, 324-8208 Worship & Music Shannon Garrett, 577-7267 Communications Carol Bumbalough, 324-7220

Sunday, July 28 Sunday School 9:45 am - Preschool to 4th Grade Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. The Nursery is looking for paid staff (must be at least 16 years old) to cuddle with babies & explore with toddlers. Please contact Meredith Spencer (mspencer@ or 324-7239 if you’re interested. Godly Play Will not meet today. We will resume on Aug. 11 for preschoolers. WE NEED YOU! Volunteers needed for Preschool and Elementary Summer Sunday School. (Now thru August 4). Please contact Beth Lentchner (Elementary) at or Lori Stamper (Preschool) at Promotion Sunday August 11, 2013 • Today is the time our children move to their new classroom according to their age or grade. Please note: Our new cut-off date for 3’s & Kindergarten will be August 15. • New this Fall! 11 am Sunday school for preschool thru 6th Grade begins on Promotion Sunday

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, July 28 Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM Bridge Retreat Thank everyone for an amazing Bridge Retreat this weekend! More than 100 kids and adults spent time in fellowship, study, service, worship, and prayer.




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


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 Adults

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

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE July 20/21, 2013 2,686

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Stephanie Walton, 891-2690 Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716 Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550. Email Intercessory Prayer Team Contact: Bill Fleenor, Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Mike Dennison, 373-3663, ext. 222, Encouragement Cards: GraceNotes Contact: Beth Frankenberg, Financial Coaching (Trained Mentors) Contact: Rev. Laura Brantley, 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. Laura Brantley, 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 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.

A Great Way You Can Help a Hurting Friend…Tell them about Stephen Ministers! Our trained Stephen Ministers can provide them with the focused care, encouragement, and support they need to make it through the crisis. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext.394 or Rev. Laura Brantley at 373-3663.

BEAM July 28 Issue  

BEAM July 28 Issue

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