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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.

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the BEAM

March 18 - 24, 2012 A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him

Readings for March 19-23: Acts 25 - Rom 1 bumc345

Step Up to Worship God Questions? Jesus’ Answers to 7 Big Questions A Sermon Series by Dr. Martin Thielen, Weekends through April 8 PROJECT 3:45 Bookmarks – Read the New Testament in a year New Project 3:45 reading plan bookmarks will be available next weekend. Now’s a great time to begin if you haven’t already. One participant’s experience: “It has helped me continue a discipline in the Word. I particularly like the Bible App which allows for listening, especially while on the go.”

Holy Week


Palm/Passion Worship Saturday, March 31, 6:00 pm; Sunday, April 1, 8:30, 9:50 & 11:00 am Stations of the Cross Daily, April 1 (5:00 pm) thru April 7 (noon) Maundy Thursday Worship Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm Good Friday Tenebrae Service Friday, April 6, 7:00 pm Easter Worship Saturday, April 7, 6:00 pm Sunday, April 8, 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am No Sunday School See inside or visit for full details.

Step Up to Serve Meet Our Habitat Family - The O’Neals Today we are joined in worship by John & Amanda O’Neal and their four children. The O’Neals will be calling our 14th annual BUMC Habitat Build home in just a few weeks! We are launching a critical $70,000 fundraising campaign with a special offering today in worship. Please prayerfully consider a separate gift for this important local ministry. Sign up to volunteer today in the Narthex. Habitat Quick Fact Families like the O’Neals purchase homes from Habitat and receive a 0% interest mortgage in exchange for over 400 hours of “sweat equity.” The $70,000 we at BUMC raise and over 2,500 volunteer hours we donate to this ministry make it possible for Habitat to build this home and sell it affordably to the O’Neals.

Step Up to Connect Coffee and Conversation with the Pastors Today, March 18, 4 pm, Room A291 This afternoon - Coffee and Conversation with the Pastors. If you’re a regular visitor, or even if today was the first time you worshiped with us, please join Pastor Martin and other clergy Sunday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m. in room A291. Enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about the five steps expected from every member – connecting, inviting, worshipping, giving and serving. Patient Advocacy Ministry Launches March 25 Sunday, March 25, 4:00 pm, Chapel Part of Nexxus Concert Series Steve Siler, songwriter and musician, will present “Dignity: Songs and Stories for Caregivers” during the concert. Patient Advocacy Ministry, led by Executive Director and Nurse Practioner Tammy Hakim, exists to help patients and families navigate the complex world of the medical system. There is no charge for this service. For details about Patient Advocacy Ministry, contact Tammy,, 615-480-0357.

students 7th - 12th Grades

Summer Mission Trips 2012 Updates • Middle School - Atlanta, GA Area July 15 – 20 (7th-8th) Waiting list for students. 1 male adult needed • Camp Barnabas Purdy, MO June 8 – 15 (9th-12th) Spots open for guys and girls Barnstormers, 16 & over, 3 adults needed; waiting list for girls 16+ • High School - Bahamas June 17 – 23 (9th-12th) Trip is full. Sunday, March 18 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) 7th-9th Grade 5-6:40 Snack Supper, Worship, Small Groups 6:45-7:45 Jubilation Choir Rehearsal 10th-12th Grade 5-6:10 Sonshine Choir Rehearsal 6:20-8:00 Worship, Snack Supper, Small Groups Monday, March 19 6:45 am Manfest w/Travis @ Dimple’s Deli 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC to volunteer at Harvest Hands Tuesday, March 20 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, March 21 3:30 pm 61st Ave Tutoring 6:30 pm Wednesday Night Bible Studies, Ministry Teams & Youth Confirmation Our Youth Highway 56 Helpers lead the entire lesson last Sunday & did a great job! Thanks for your leadership & ministry with BUMC’s 5th & 6th graders! Rock the Chains Friday, May 4

Employment Opportunities Brentwood UMC is offering two part-time opportunities to qualified candidates: (1) Administrative Assistant to Single Adult Ministries (2) Coordinator of Facilities Administration. Job descriptions are available at Please forward resumes to

Step Up to Worship

Holy Week


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Palm/Passion Worship Saturday, March 31, 6:00 pm; Sunday, April 1, 8:30, 9:50 & 11:00 am, Sanctuary, Childcare for 3 & under Stations of the Cross Daily from Sunday, April 1 (5:00 pm) through Saturday, April 7 (noon); Haney Hall Maundy Thursday Worship Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary Childcare for 3 & under Good Friday Tenebrae Service Friday, April 6, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary Childcare for 3 & under Easter Worship Saturday, April 7, 6:00 pm (Sanctuary) Sunday, April 8, 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am, Sanctuary & Chapel Childcare for 3 & under; NO SUNDAY SCH00L Trinity Campus: 10 am at Spring Hill High School

Step Up to Connect Vacation Bible School 2012 June 25 - 28, 9 am to 12 pm Open to children ages 5 (by 9/30/12) through 4th grade (currently). Registration is now open (space is limited) at Volunteers needed for all areas - contact Holly Fisher, or 615-324-8213. Christianity in the Middle East: A First Person Account Thursday, March 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, Haney Hall; Cost $5 including dessert and coffee. Former Muslim Pastor Mark Matiniazad will speak of how God worked in his miraculous release from Iranian jail and the plight of Christians today in the Middle East. Childcare with registration in advance at Contact Mike Davis, 351-9722 or Sponsored by For Men Only but open to all. COAP . . . Crucial Conversations for Children of Aging Parents Wednesdays, thru March 28, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Room A391. “Memory Loss & Aging” with Nancy Pertl, Aging Service Coodinator. Register at Single Adult Offerings: Visit for full details. Transparenting Class, Saturday, March 24; 10 am - 2 pm; Singles Space; Cost: free Boundaries Class, Wednesdays, thru April 25, 6:30-8:00 pm, Singles Space, Cost: $21 Divorce Recovery, Wednesdays, thru April 11; 6:30 - 8:00 pm; Singles Space; Cost: $30 Positive Parenting Preteens/Teens, Sunday, April 1, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Cost: $10 Positive Parenting Young Children, Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Cost: $10 Parent Learning Event: GROW! Kids (for parents of preschoolers - middle years) Sunday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:30 pm, Haney Hall, No cost. Presenters: David Thomas & Sissy Goff (speakers and counselors from Daystar Counseling Ministries). Sponsored by BUMC Day School & Children’s Ministry. Childcare available for $10/hour per child - email Sissy and David will provide insight and encouragement for raising boys and girls.


Step Up to Serve

Infants - 6th Grade Sunday, March 18

Graceworks Ministries Food Pantry The food pantry is in urgent need of these specific items: Spaghetti sauce, Crackers, Boxed meals (such as Tuna or Hamburger Helper), Laundry detergent and Liquid dish detergent. Please, bring your donations to the collection bins in the Chapel Narthex or the bin located by the receptionist desk.

Sunday School 9:45 & 11 am Preschool - 6th Grade Pre-school Worship at all three worship services.

Fill Fuel Bags at Graceworks Ministries Email to sign up or call Pam McCrossin at 615-794-9055 ext. 18 for more information. Wednesday, April 18, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, six people are needed to fill Fuel Bags, which are weekend bags for children.

Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years.

Welcome to our new Director of Missions and Outreach, Mike Dennison. Mike and his family are long-time members of BUMC where he has served on the Missions & Outreach Team and participated in numerous mission trips. Mike will be working with Pastor of Missions and Outreach, Rev. Kaye Harvey, to lead our church in local, national, and international mission efforts and help us to Step Up to Serve. Our 14th Annual BUMC Habitat Build gets underway Saturday, April 14. Over 350 volunteers (16 years & older) are needed to build, and you can sign up today in the Narthex. Come work alongside the O’Neal family as we build their home together. Feel like building isn’t your gift? How about making lunch? Or taking pictures? Or sharing musical talents at the dedication June 3rd? Habitat offers all sorts of service opportunities, no matter your age or skills. A financial gift of any size goes a long way! And most of all we need your prayers in support of this important local ministry. Fall Haiti Mission Trip Register now for fall BUMC Haiti mission trip! Medical and construction personnel are especially needed. For more info please contact Christen Cole at

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. Paid Summer Internships Available Ideal candidates are college-aged, have a passion to work in the inner-city with children or youth, and are capable of leading and implementing our summer program. Nine-week commitment. Submit resumes to Abby at Educational Resources Needed. We are looking for donations of educational materials for parents to use with their students involved in our programs. Requested items include: preK-4th grade flashcards, preK-4th grade educational activity books, brain quest material, dictionaries, and English grammar books. If you are able to donate these items please contact Abby at or 615-499-4963.

4th Grade Lent Event during Sunday school on March 25 - meet in Chapel at 9:45 am Vacation Bible School June 25 - 28, 9 am to 12 pm. Children ages 5 (by 9/30/12) through 4th grade (currently). Registration is open (space is limited). Volunteers needed for all areas. Contact Holly Fisher hfisher@bumc. net or 615-324-8213.

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, March 18 Sunday School Meet in the Chapel Led by Alleluia Choir 9:45 am MILEAGE 6 - 7 pm, Haney Hall for 5th & 6th graders not in Confirmation. This is the last meeting until Fall. Confirmation 5 - 7 pm, GYM This is the last meeting until Fall. Alleluia Choir No rehearsal tonight.

Tear off and place with payment in offering plate.

Order an Easter Lily in Honor or in Memory of a Loved One - $15 each (deadline 4/2)

In Memory Of Given By In Honor Of Given By


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 meets at Spring Hill High School Sundays 10:00 am Worship Ouestions God Asks Us Feb 26 Where Are You? March 4 What Is Your Name? March 11 What Are You Looking For? March 18 Do You Want To Get Well? March 25 Who Do You Say That I Am?

worship Attendance March 10 & 11, 2012 Weekend Total 2,240 For information on giving visit the website at

Congregational care and caring ministries resources

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Charlene Leonard, 221-4041 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 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, When Life Seems Dreary and Spring Seems Far Away . . . Spring may have arrived, but life can still seem cold and dreary for those who have suffered a loss or experienced a crisis. Our Stephen Ministers are trained to provide confidential emotional and spiritual support during tough times. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext.394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

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 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.

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