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A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

THE BEAM May 26 - June 1, 2013

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God

Like Jesus? Lessons on Living from the Sermon on the Mount May 25/26 – “Treasure, Flashlights, & Allegiance” -- Matt. 7:1-6 -- Rev. Dietrich Kirk June 1/2 – “Judging Others” -- Matt. 6:19-24 -- Rev. Travis Garner

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.

Rev. Rachel Peavyhouse-Fay Honored in Worship - Today, May 26 Rev. Rachel Peavyhouse-Fay will be leaving our staff the end of this month. Rachel has served in our Congregational Care Ministries, and has ministered to our congregation with love and care during her time here. Rachel has decided to follow her call to full-time ministry as a clinical pastoral therapist/counselor, and will be exploring opportunities where she can develop her vision for ministry. While we are sad to see Rachel go, we offer our prayers and best wishes to her as she continues her ministry. We will be honoring Rachel in each of our worship services this Sunday, as we say “thank-you, Rachel, for all you have meant to us”. Welcome Home College Students! Sunday Mornings through August 4, 9:45 am, Cafe We missed you while you were away. Please join Rev. Eric Burton-Krieger and Rob Graham in the cafe each Sunday morning while you are home over the summer. Jubilation Youth Choir Send-off Concert Sunday, June 2 4 pm in the Sanctuary Help send our 7th - 9th Grade Youth Choir off on their 2013 tour to St. Louis. Concert includes anthems and excerpts from the musical, GodSpell.

Ways to SERVE others Locally and Nationally Grace Works Food Bag Collection - TODAY, May 26 Our goal this year is to collect 100 food bags and 50 basic needs bags. To make things easy: • go across the street to the Brentwood Kroger • grab one of the $20 pre-packed food bags and/or a $15 basic needs bag that has been labeled • pay at the register • bring the bag(s) back to our truck waiting in the parking lot We will deliver these to Grace Works to help the many in need of food in Williamson County!

TORNADO Response

We are saddened by the destruction caused by this week’s tornadoes in Oklahoma. We are working with a variety of groups in order to best respond to the needs there with the love of Christ. There are a variety of ways for you to respond: • Pray for the people of Oklahoma, for the families of those who’ve lost their lives, for those who’ve lost their homes, for those who are recovering from injuries, and for all those responding. • Donate Money to disaster relief Write a check to BUMC, “Disaster Relief” in the memo line, or donate online to UMCOR, the United Methodist arm of relief work, at • Participate in a Future Work Team Contact Mike Dennison at

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, May 26 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 12th – Tabernacle Monday, May 27 Memorial Day - church offices closed Tuesday, May 28 1-3 pm - Sr. High Girls Meet Adam for Girly Movie Mayhem –Green Room Wednesday, May 29 11:30 am - Informal Communion/Prayer Time Youth Prayer Chapel 12 -1 pm – Meet staff for lunch across the street Nashville Mission Trip (7th-12th) June 17-20 (daytime). We are working with Immerse Nashville and McKendree UMC. Lots of adults are needed! Contact Beth Seeley at bseeley if interested. 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@ Annual Conference June 10 -12, 2013 Café Volunteers Needed! Contact Jim Enright at Church Now People! Children’s Sunday school needs your help in the Summer too. See Adam Jones for details on how you can help! Upcoming Dates Jubilation Choir Send-Off Concert Sunday, June 2, 2013 4 pm in the Sanctuary Sonshine Home Concert Sunday, July 21, 2013 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Ways to CONNECT Sunny Day Club Quilt Auction Sunday, May 26 and Sunday, June 2 One of our Sunny Day members, Helen Tolson, has donated one of her beautiful handsewn quilts to be used as a fundraiser for the BUMC Sunny Day Club. You may bid on the lovely quilt through a silent auction in the Turner Discipleship Center hallway. The funds will be used to complete a walkway in the prayer garden to lead to the memorial for Sunny Day members. Sunny Day Club is a fellowship group for those who are experiencing the early stages of memory loss. Vacation Bible School Registration Ends This Friday, May 31 June 24 - 27, 9 am - 12 noon Places are filling up quickly! Registration will end when it’s full or by May 31. Youth and Adult volunteers needed. Please register to attend or volunteer at Special Called Charge Conference Wednesday, May 29, 7 pm, Room A291 Meeting to approve the the transfer of two (2) pieces of property to the Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation and general business of the conference. American Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, June 9 from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. TWO buses will be available! Our goal is 50 units of blood. ‘Double Red Cell Donations’ are accepted on the bus. Contact Brenda Duncan (373-5637) for more information. 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 easy to follow. Home Team Tailgate Sunday, June 9 before the 8:30 and 9:50 worship services Tailgating is coming to BUMC and you’re invited! On June 9, the lawn area outside the narthex doors will be Home Team Tailgate headquarters. Stop by for coffee, a morning snack and pre-worship fellowship. Plan to join our tailgating party the first Sunday of every month throughout the Summer and into Fall! Want to help out? Contact Mike at Singles In Fellowship: Register at Yoga Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15 pm, Singles Area. All are welcome. Donations encouraged. Salsa Dance Class 2nd & 4th Fridays, 7– 8 pm, Youth Choir Room. Cost: $6 per class. 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. Georgia Youth Choir to Present Concert Wednesday, June 5, 6 pm, Chapel Combined youth choirs from First Baptist Church in Forsyth, Georgia, and Forsyth United Methodist Church will offer an hour-long free concert as a part of the choir’s summer music & missions tour to Chicago, Illinois. The 40-voice choir will sing a variety of music, both sacred and secular. Home Stays Needed for Visiting Georgia Youth Choir The 40 choristers that are a part of this cross-denominational choir will be in need of homes in which to stay on the evening of June 5. If you can offer the ministry of hospitality to 2 or more of these youth, please contact Gregg Bunn at 615-324-7249 or


Ways to SERVE

Infants - 6th Grade

For more info on all missions call Mike Dennison @324-7222 or Maya Knighten @324-8211. Thank You Brentwood Cleaners Each year during the Room In The Inn season they have provided their services for laundering all items free of charge which has been an enormous blessing to the church and the homeless population that we service through this program. Project Transformation June 3 - July 26 URGENT need for 10-15 volunteers for the summer reading program on June 4-6, 9 am – NOON, site location 61st Ave UMC. Visit, for more information on this program. Contact Mike Dennison, Honduras Medical Mission Trip August 5-10, 2013 Cost $1,500 -1,600. Medical and non-medical backgrounds needed as well as those who speak English and Spanish. Contact Chip Brake, Mexico Mission Trip September 13 – 22 Join BUMC and Belmont UMC to work, worship and learn about GYTTE , www.gytte. org, 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 ( 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 Gabby 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.

Tennessee Annual Conference Help BUMC Host 1,000 Annual Conference Attendees On Monday, June 10, Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12, our halls will be filled with 1,500+ members of the Tennessee Annual Conference. Volunteers are needed to help make our guest welcome in the following ways: • greet Annual Conference attendees • help with parking lot traffic • answer questions at the Information Desk, and more. Shifts are available Monday – Wednesday, 7 am – 9:30 pm. Register at or click the Annual Conference slide on our homepage –

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

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

Sunday, May 26 Sunday School 9:45 am - Preschool to 4th Grade Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. Godly Play Will not meet today. We will resume on Aug. 11 for preschoolers. Vacation Bible School June 24 - 27 Registration will close on May 31. Please make sure to register at www. before then.Youth and Adult volunteers needed. Please register at under Youth Volunteers or VBS Volunteer. Parent Seminar! Positive Discipline Strategies Led by Gail Reichlin June 13 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm Childcare is provided at $10 per child. Registration required at www.

Mission & Outreach Mike Dennison, 324-7222, Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 Student Ministry AllisonGarner, Fasig, 324-7243 Travis 324-7229

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

Sunday, May 26 Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM Volunteer for VBS! Go to, 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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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. 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.

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. Laura Brantley at 373-3663.

BEAM - May 26 Issue  

BEAM - May 26 Issue

BEAM - May 26 Issue  

BEAM - May 26 Issue