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A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

THE BEAM May 12 - 18, 2013

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God

Like Jesus? Lessons on Living from the Sermon on the Mount May 11/12 – “Spiritual Practices” – Matthew 6:1-18 – Rev. Kaye Harvey May 18/19 – “Do Not Worry” – Matthew 6:25-34 – Rev. Kaye Harvey Have You Table Talked Yet? Feel challenged by something you heard in today’s sermon? Want to talk it over? Check out “Table Talk” questions on the back of today’s worship bulletin. Join the conversation on Facebook (Brentwood United Methodist Church) and Twitter #likeJesusBUMC. Habitat Dedication is Next Sunday, May 19 Help us raise our final $12,000 to make sure it is paid for by dedication time! What a unique experience we have had to be in ministry with Tarren and Jayden over the past few months!

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You have been so generous with your time and donations and we are almost at our goal. You can help us reach that goal by making an “extra mile” gift today! Checks made payable to BUMC, “Habitat” in the memo line.







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Love Offering & Reception for Rev. Kaye Harvey Rev. Kaye Harvey, who has served BUMC with excellence and faithfulness for 10 years, has been appointed to Edgehill UMC. Her last Sunday at BUMC will be May 19. Greet her and express your appreciation at a reception at noon on Sunday, May 19 in the parlor. If you would like to be a part of a love offering, please make your check payable to BUMC and write “Harvey Love Offering” in the memo line. Deadline: May 19. A Keyboard Kaleidoscope: Patsy Wade & Gregg Bunn In Concert May 19, Sanctuary, 4:00 pm BUMC pianist, Patsy Wade, and organist, Gregg Bunn, join forces on the Sanctuary’s Bösendorfer grand piano and mighty pipe organ for a concert of sacred & classical keyboard solos and duets. In addition, they will collaborate with other BUMC instrumentalists for a concert not to be missed. Teach a Summer Sunday! Eager-to-learn preschool and elementary kids need teachers for summer Sunday School at BUMC. If you can help one Sunday from May 26 through August 4, please contact Beth Lentchner (elementary) at or Holly Fisher (preschool) at All materials are provided and curriculum is easy to follow. Are you a healthcare professional who would be willing to be “on call” on the BUMC campus on Sunday mornings? Medical personnel are occasionally needed to assist worshipers while our faith community is gathered on Sunday mornings. Please email or call Paula Cryan,, 373-3663, with your name, professional training (MD, RN, NP, PA, etc) and contact information. We will keep this information in our database as well as make it available to Andrew Ministers on Sunday morning.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, May 12 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 8th – Jr. High Room 9th -11th – A191 Green Room 12th – Senior Celebration – Tabernacle No afternoon or evening youth activities. Monday, May 13 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC for Harvest Hands Tuesday, May 14 4-5 pm Middle School Hang time with Neal @ BUMC Wednesday, May 15 No Wednesday night activities (we will resume in the fall) Nashville Mission Trip (7th-12th) June 17-20 (daytime), registration is available online. We are working with Immerse Nashville and McKendree UMC. Lots of adults are needed! Annual Conference June 10 -13, 2013 Café Volunteers Needed! Contact Jim Enright at jenright08@ Church Now People! Children’s Sunday School needs your help in the Summer too. See Adam Jones for details on how you can help! Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed for June 24-27, 8:30 am – 12 pm Your help is needed to make this an awesome experience for our BUMC Children! Register online or contact Marjorie Stephenson if interested at Marjorie.Stephenson@ Upcoming Dates Jubilation Choir Send-Off Concert Sunday, June 2, 2013 7 pm in the Sanctuary Annual Conference June 10-13, 2013 Cafe volunteers needed! Sonshine Home Concert Sunday, July 21, 2013 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Ways to Connect Thanks YOU BUMC! Your generosity enabled UMW to assemble 141 birth kits bound for Haiti… a wonderful blessing through UMW ministry and the open hands of the congregation! Donate Used and New Baseball Equipment Troop 1 Boy Scout Reece Bennett is collecting baseball equipment to benefit Nashville RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Items needed: Bats, gloves, balls, cleats, catcher’s gear, helmets with facemasks, baseball pants, belts and softball gear. Donations of gift cards from Wal-Mart, Lowes and Home Depot are also welcomed. A collection bin is located at the receptionist desk, closest to Haney Hall. Deadline: May 19. Questions? Contact Reece Bennett, member of BUMC Troop 1, at or (615)815-5548.]][ Paid Position Available Nursery Staff We need people (must be at least 16) who love to snuggle with the babies and entertain the toddlers. Please contact Meredith Spencer at or 324-7239 for more information. Save the Date: Annual Conference June 10-12 Lots of volunteers are needed to help with Annual Conference – the yearly gathering of more than 1000 clergy and lay leaders from across the Middle Tennessee area. Greeters, parking lot greeters, meal helpers, and more! Detailed job descriptions and registration information will follow, but mark your calendars now. Singles In Fellowship: Register at Transparenting Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 2 pm, Singles Area. $25. Summer Retreat to Lake Junaluska, June 7 – 9 Come and join the singles annual retreat in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina! Monte King will join us as our presenter, praise and worship will be led by Cheri Keaggy! For all information, including pricing and instructions on how to register, visit Come and get away with us in the mountains! Divorce Recovery May 8 - June 19, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm, Singles Area. Cost $30. Support and encouragement given to those adjusting to change and life after divorce. GraceNotes Card Ministry - Writers Needed! Do you have a gift for writing and the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, but don’t have a lot of time? We are looking for volunteers to prayerfully write cards twice a month to people in all walks of life who are in need of a little extra love and encouragement. This ministry can be done from the comfort of your own home on your own schedule. Please contact Rachael Melton (roystermelton@ or Beth Frankenberg ( SHOPapalooza Seeking Vendors The Brentwood United Methodist Day School is hosting its annual SHOPapalooza event, Wednesday, November 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. We are accepting applications now. Download a vendor application at Application deadline is Thursday, August 15. Questions -- contact Amy Croker at Get Ready, BUMC, to Learn Pickleball! Saturday, June 1st, 10 am, Family Life Center. Join Joe Tiratto who will be hosting a demonstration of this exciting sport. This sport provides great exercise for the young at heart. So, get ready for PICKLEBALL! If you need more information contact Joe at 615-957-9705. United Methodist Women Cookbooks are wrapped and ready for Mother’s Day gifts in the Outpost. Cost is $10.


Ways to SERVE

Infants - 6th Grade

For more info on all missions call Mike Dennison @324-7222 or Maya Knighten @324-8211. Room in the inn Volunteer “Thank You” THANK YOU to all of the Sunday school classes and BUMC members who have given their time to help with the Room In The Inn (RITI) ministry. Please, join with us on this special day of recognition as a way to say thank you for the dedication that they’ve shown to numerous homeless men and women by showing the love of Christ. Project Transformation June 3 - July 26 URGENT need for three intern sponsors and numerous volunteers for the summer reading program located at 61st Ave UMC. Contact Mike Dennison, Honduras Medical Mission Trip Informational Meeting - May 12, Trip - August 5-10, 2013 Informational Meeting: Sunday, May 12, 9:50–10:45am or 12-1 pm, Howard Olds Conf. Rm Meeting is for all persons considering going on this trip or who would like to know more. Medical and non-medical backgrounds needed as well as those who speak English and Spanish are needed. Contact Chip Brake, . Habitat for Humanity ReStore Drive - Sunday, May 19 The church will collect new and gently used household items and building supplies for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Drive. These tax-deductible donations will be sold at the Franklin Habitat store and all proceeds go to build affordable houses in Williamson Co. A trailer will be onsite in the church parking lot on Sunday, May 19 to accept donations. Free large-item pick-up service is available by calling 615-690-8094. Visit for a list of acceptable items. Grace Works Food Bag Collection Sunday, May 26 Our goal this year is to collect 100 food bags and 50 basic needs bags to help those in need in Williamson County. Haiti Mission Trip June 15 - 22, 2013 Reservation requires a $200 non-refundable deposit (trip cost is $1,600). Contact: Dan Elkins 615-347-4821. Mexico Mission Trip September 13 – 22 ( Join BUMC and Belmont UMC to work, worship and learn about Give Ye Them to Eat. BUMC has been a partner with this ministry since 1992. The GYTTE Tree of Life Center, located in South Central Mexico, near the village of Tlancualpican, is an integrated development ministry of the Methodist Church of Mexico which focuses on Community and Family Health, Church and Faith Development, Community Development, Agricultural Development, Livestock Development, and cross cultural work and study programs. Cost: approx. $1600 which includes travel. Register at . Contact Dwight Armstrong 661.4514 or . Harvest Hands ( Fabric and sewing machine donations needed. We are looking for new sewing machines and fabric of 1/2 yard or more to be donated. If interested in donating please contact Abby at or 615-499-4963. Summer Field Trip Sponsorships Needed. We are looking for $100 sponsorships for field trips so our students can enjoy fun, educational experiences this summer! Send checks to 424 Humphreys St., 37203 and contact Abby at with any questions.

who to contact Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258 Caring Ministry Kaye Harvey, 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, May 12 Sunday School 9:45 am - Preschool to 6th Grade Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. Godly Play at 8:30, 9:50 and 11 am worship services (Older 3s thru Pre-K) Vacation Bible School June 24 - 27 Places are filling up quickly! Registration will end when it’s full or by May 31. Youth and Adult volunteers needed. Please register at under Youth Volunteers or VBS Volunteer. We Need You!! Teach a Summer Sunday! Volunteers needed for Preschool and Elementary Sunday School, May 26-Aug 4. If you can help teach a Sunday this summer, contact Beth Lentchner (Elementary) at, or Holly Fisher (Preschool) at All materials are provided and curriculum is easy to follow. H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, May 12 Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM Hwy 56 Party (5th & 6th) Join us for an evening of food and games in celebration of the end of the school year! 5-7 pm in the GYM Volunteer for VBS! Go to under HWY 56 VBS volunteers. Bridge Retreat July 25-28 for current 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Register online at bumc. net/register!



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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 Wednesday Morning 6:45 am Prayer Service (Sanctuary)

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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: Beth Frankenberg, 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.

Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help… We sometimes try to keep our struggles stuffed deep inside but often that doesn’t work so well. 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. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

BEAM - May 12 Issue  

BEAM - May 12 Issue