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A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

THE BEAM March 17 - 30 , 2013

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God

Third Sunday Concert Series March 17, 4 pm, Chapel, (Worship at 8:30 & 9:50 am, Sanctuary) High Road III, made up of Sarah Davison, Anna Grace Kimbrough, and Kiley Phillips, all graduates of Belmont University’s School of Music, will offer their unique musical gifts through the medium of Appalachian Gospel Music. Free and open to the public.

Lenten Weekend Worship Emphasis The Places that Matter

A Journey with Jesus toward Easter March 23/24 (Palm Sunday) Upper Room [serving others] March 30/31 (Easter) Empty Tomb [new life] Lenten Mini-Retreat Based on “Simplifying THE SOUL: Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit” by Paula Huston [copies of the book available at The Outpost] Saturday, March 23 • 9:00 - 10:30 am • Led by Judith Bone • Memorial Chapel Register at

Holy Week and Easter Worship Preparing for Easter: A Lenten Service of Forgiveness & Grace Sunday, March 24 - 6:00 pm, Sanctuary (Childcare for 3 & Under) Begin the journey of Holy Week with a service of worship to remember and give thanks for the forgiveness offered to us in Jesus Christ and to encounter God’s transforming grace. The Stations of the Cross (Haney Hall) Sunday, March 24, 5 pm – 8 pm Monday - Saturday 8 am - 8 pm Stations of the Cross will prepare our hearts to walk the journey with Christ, understand anew the suffering of Christ and Christ’s people, and anticipate the ultimate joy that comes to us through Christ on Easter Sunday. March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31 March 31

7:00 pm...................... Maundy Thursday Worship (Bishop Joe Pennel) 7:00 pm...................... Good Friday Tenebrae Service (Bishop Bob Spain) 6:00 pm...................... Easter Worship (Sanctuary) 7:00 am...................... Easter Sunrise 8 & 11 am................... Traditional Worship (Sanctuary) 9:30 am...................... Awakening Worship (Sanctuary with Worship Band) 9:30 am...................... Blended Worship (Chapel with Worship Band) 6:15 am...................... Sunrise at Trinity Campus 8:30 & 10 am.............. Trinity Campus Worship

Fling Open the Doors at Easter! We are blessed to have many, many guests on Easter Sunday. Here are some specific ways you can help us make our guests feel welcome: • Open up spaces by attending Easter worship on Saturday, 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary • Park off-campus & ride the shuttle; Easter Sunday 7 am – 12:30 pm • Volunteer in the nursery (email to find out how) • Volunteer as a greeter (email for details) Love Offering for Pastor Martin & Paula If you would like to participate in a love offering for Pastor Martin and Paula, please make your check payable to BUMC and write “Pastor Martin Love Offering” in the memo line. You may place it in the offering plate during worship through the end of March or mail it to the church business office.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, March 17 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 8th – Jr. High Room 9th – Tabernacle 10th-12th – Room A191 10th-12th – Church Now 10:00 am Senior Sunday School, Westbrook’s House 11:00 am Spring Break Mission Team Meeting - Tabernacle 4:00 pm Rock the Chains Planning Mtg – Rm A191 7th-9th Grade Schedule 5:00 pm Snack Supper – Café 5:20 pm Worship & Small Groups – Tabernacle 6:45 pm Jubilation Choir – Jr. High Room 10th-12th Grade Schedule 5:00 pm Sonshine Choir – Jr. High Room 6:10 pm Snack Supper – Café 6:30 pm Worship & Small groups –Tabernacle Monday, March 18 No Manfest w/ Travis or Harvest Hands (DCS Spring Break) Tuesday, March 19 6:30 am Tuesday Breakfast Club w/ Lindsay - Brueggers’ 4:00 pm Middle School Hangtime w/ Neal , BUMC 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC for Game Night Ministry at Room in the Inn Wednesday, March 20 No 61st Ave. tutoring (DCS Spring Break) 6:00 pm Meet youth staff in Cafe to walk to dinner 7:00 pm Youth Bible Studies & Confirmation No Sunday Evening Youth Activities on March 24 (Spring Break) or March 31 (Easter) Rock the Chains band audition forms are available (online registration or paper form) and due Sunday, April 7. Spring Break Mission Trip (7th-12th) registration has closed, but we have a few spots open. Contact Camp Barnabas (9th-12th) July 30-Aug 6, registration has closed, but we still have guys 9th-12th spots open, girls 9th, a waiting list for 10th-12th girls. We need 1 more male adult! Nashville Mission Trip (7th-12th) June 17-20, registration is open, adults needed!!

Ways to Connect Career Transition Support Group Family Dinner March 18, 5:15 – 6:30 pm, Family Life Center (Gym). Programs for participants and spouses from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Childcare available after dinner session by registration only (infants – age 11). Register at or call 373-3663, ext 254. Paid Positions Available BUMC has 3 paid staff opportunities currently available: • Café Coordinator (10 hours / week) • Student Ministry Events Coordinator (25 hours / week). Job descriptions for Café Coordinator and Student Events Coordinator are posted at Contact Deltina Storey at • Sunday Morning Nursery Workers (must be at least 16) who love to snuggle with the babies and giggle with the toddlers. Contact Meredith Spencer at 324-7239 or Singles In Fellowship: Register at Boundaries Class Wednesdays, April 3 - May 29, 6:30-8:00 pm, B152A. What are boundaries? Why do I need them? How do I get others, and myself, to recognize and respect the set boundaries? Salsa Dance Class 2nd & 4th Fridays beginning April 12, 7– 8 pm, Youth Choir Room. Cost: $6 per class. Divorce Recovery Wednesdays, March 13 - April 17, 6:30– 8 pm, Single Space. Cost: $30. Support and encouragement given to those adjusting to divorce. Parenting Seminars presented by Day Star Counseling Ministries Seminars are free and open to the public. Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Chapel Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys. Presenter: David Thomas, counselor and speaker Wednesday April 17, 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the Chapel Raising Girls. Presenter: Sissy Goff, counselor and speaker United Methodist Women’s Songwriters’ Night (benefits Bethlehem Centers) Friday, April 19, 7 pm, Café and Tabernacle Tickets - $10 in advance, $15 at the door; includes homemade desserts and drinks. Songwriters include Victoria Banks, Tim James, and Fred Wilhelm. Tickets available from UMW members, weekday at the church reception desk, and Sundays, April 7 & 14. Questions? Contact Pat Flemming at 516-7185. iPad Class Sponsored by the Senior Adult Ministry Team April 13 - CLASS IS FULL. Possible additional class forming. Look for new class posting in future BEAMs. Easter Lily Pick-Up If you have ordered an Easter lily for the altar, you may pick up your lily after the 11 worship service on Easter March 31. If you are unable to pick it up then, they will be available at the receptionist desk beginning Tuesday, April 2.

Worship Emphasis April - June


Lessons on Living from the Sermon on the Mount Saturdays, April 6 - June 29 (6:00 pm) Sundays, April 7 - June 30 (8:30, 9:50 & 11:00 am) Messages by Bishop McAlilly, Rev. Kaye Harvey and Rev. Travis Garner There’s no better guide in the Gospels of what it means to live like Jesus than the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew. In this 12-week series, we will dive deeply into Jesus’ most comprehensive teaching in the New Testament as we figure out together what it really means to live like Jesus.

Ways to SERVE


Infants - 6th Grade

For more info on all missions call Mike Dennison @324-7222 or Maya Knighten @324-8211.

Sunday, March 17

Birthing Kits for UMCOR’s use in HAITI, a church-wide invitation from Brentwood United Methodist Women. We invite you to ‘live like Jesus’ by assembling these birthing kits. We need 100 bars of soap (1-2 oz. size, in original packaging; packaged hotel bars acceptable) and 200 receiving blankets (size 30” x 30” or 32” x 32”, no fleece or thermal per UMCOR instructions). A collection bin will be in the church lobby April 7 - 21 with kit assembly on Sunday, May 5, 1-3 pm. Contact Jackie Shields, or Shirley Paris,

Sunday School 9:45 am - Preschool to 6th Grade 9:45 am - 4th Grade Lent Event Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years.

Ellie’s Run for Africa - May 18 Last year we had over thirty runners participate in this race so start training now to be ready for the starter’s gun! Let’s make BUMC a presence for this worthy cause. Signups to begin soon. To get on the email list, contact Mike Dennison at Haiti Mission Trip - June 15 - 22 Be part of a 15-member team to travel to Jacmel, Haiti to assist in ongoing projects. First priority will be given to church members who have not been to Haiti previously with Restore Haiti. Parents and teenagers 15 and older welcome. Reservation requires a $200 non-refundable deposit (trip cost is $1,600). Contact: Dan Elkins 615-347-4821. Extending the Table: Home-Centered Communion Volunteers needed to take Communion to 3-4 Home-Centered Members on the first Sunday of every month. Volunteers work in pairs, receive training, and must complete a background check. Contact Rev. Erin Racine (373-3663, ext. 244; Altar Flower Ministry Volunteers needed for April, May or June Join a team to deliver a bouquet, sharing our beautiful altar flowers with someone who is unable to be at church. Recycle your VASES for this ministry by bringing them to the Cubbie

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. * Register Online at * Middle School Tutors Needed on Monday afternoons. Once a week commitment for school year (4-6 pm). Contact Abby at * Volunteers needed to participate in renovation of second affordable home! Renovations continue through April. If you’ve been involved with Habitat for Humanity or if you’re a handyman/handywoman we would love to have you. Bill Paris will be leading these efforts. Contact Gabby at housing iPad Donation We are in need of a new or gently used iPad to use with our micro-businesses of Humphreys Street Coffee Co. and WOW! Soap. Contact Courtney Hicks at if you’re able to donate an iPad. Snacks and Juice Boxes Needed Donations of snacks and juice boxes for our After-school Program are needed from individuals, families or Sunday School classes. Snack sponsorships needed at $100 each. For a list of approved snacks contact Whitney at or 499-4963. Tear off and place with payment in offering plate.

FINAL WEEK to Order an Easter Lily - $15 each (deadline 3/19)

In Memory Of Given By In Honor Of Given By

Godly Play at 8:30, 9:50 and 11 am worship services (preschool) Vacation Bible School June 24 - 27 registration is now open. Parenting Seminars presented by Day Star Counseling Ministries 6:30 - 8:30 pm Wednesday, April 10 Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys Presenter: David Thomas, counselor and speaker Wednesday April 17 Raising Girls Presenter: Sissy Goff, counselor and speaker

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, March 17 Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM Mileage (5th) 5-6 pm in C304 Confirmation (6th) 5-7 pm in the GYM Alleluia Choir (5th) 6-7 pm in the adult choir room Wednesday, March 13 Extra Mile 6:15 pm in C305 Created by God (6th graders) April 4 - 6. Register at register. Contact Maggie at Bridge Retreat (current 4th - 6th graders) July 25-28



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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. Email Intercessory Prayer Team Contact: Bill Fleenor, 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 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.

Does the Joy of Easter Seem Far Away! If you are smiling on the outside, but full of pain on the inside, a trained Stephen Minister can help with one on one confidential care and encouragement. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext.394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

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