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Starting Point: Want a better understanding of what God wants from you? Begins Tonight, May 5, Sunday nights, 6 - 7 pm, Buchanan House Rm 102 Learn more about BUMC, how to find your place in our church and where to begin to Live like Jesus in this six-week class led by Dr. Jeff Wilson. If you are a new member or thinking about membership, this class is for you (but all are welcome.) Register at or email Habitat for Humanity: We’re Almost There! You can still be a part of helping Tarren Seabolt and her son, Jayden, have a home – and backyard! -- of their own. Workdays are May 11 & May 18 and you can still make an “extra mile” gift (checks made payable to BUMC, “Habitat” in the memo line.) The home will be dedicated on Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm. Directions at

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A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

THE BEAM May 5 - 11, 2013

Like Jesus? Lessons on Living from the Sermon on the Mount May 4/5 – “When You’ve Been Defriended” - Matt. 5:21-26
 -- Rev. Travis Garner May 11/12 – “Spiritual Practices” - Matt. 6:1-18
 -- 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.

Graceworks Needs You This Saturday to Help Stock Shelves After Postal Service Food Drive This Saturday, May 11, Graceworks is in need of lots of extra hands to help stock the shelves with the canned goods collected by the mail carriers. This is a great way for families to serve! Shifts are 9-noon and 1-4 pm. Graceworks is located at 104 Southeast Pkwy in Franklin.

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God

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. Show Our Staff How Much They Are Appreciated! Please join the Staff Parish Relations Committee in celebration of and gratitude for our BUMC staff and their commitment and support of our church family. Everyone is encouraged to send a note of appreciation to a staff member whose service has impacted you or your family. For your convenience, notecards will be available in the Narthex and in Sunday School classes on May 5 and May 12 and a “Mailbox” will remain in the Lobby all that week. If you would prefer, you may send an email note of thanks with the subject BUMC Staff to Robin Steaban at The notes will be hand delivered during Staff Appreciation Week, May 12 - 17. As a congregation, let us pray specifically for each of our staff and praise God for their work and service in building His kingdom. 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.

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, May 5 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 8th – Jr. High Room 9th – 12th – Reunion Sunday Tabernacle 7th - 9th Grade Schedule: 5:05 pm Last night for the school year gathering and celebration - Tabernacle 5:30 pm End of school year celebration in small groups 6:45 pm Jubilation Choir – Jr. High Room 10th - 12th Grade Schedule: 5:00 pm Sonshine Choir – Jr. High Room 6:10 pm End of school year celebration in small group Monday, May 6 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC for Harvest Hands Tuesday, May 7 6:30 am Tuesday Breakfast Club with Allison at Brueggers’ Bagels 4-5 pm Middle School Hang time with Neal @ BUMC 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC for Game Night Ministry at Room in the Inn (last one) Wednesday, May 8 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! 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 College/Young Adult Choir Tour Sunday, May 19 – Friday, May 24 James Wells, Patsy Wade, and Eric Burton -Krieger are headed to Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas to spend a week in missions and music. We will be singing for and working with area homeless shelters, non-profit groups, after school programs, and churches. Rehearsals will be May 15,16, and 17. Email to add your name to the list. Paid Positions Available Children’s Ministry Administrative Assistant Visit our website at www.bumc. net/employment for more information. Send resumes and inquires to Deltina Storey at 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 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. 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. Have You Gotten Your CD Yet? We have had great response to the James Wells Worship and Praise CD. Get yours before they are gone! It’s still available in the Outpost on Sundays or at the reception desk during the week. ALL donations go towards the Hands of Christ Women’s Clinic in Honduras. Listen on-line at Living Well Workshop: Attention Deficit Disorder in Relationships NEW DATE: Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am – 12 pm, Room A291 (sponsored by Congregational Care). For partners of individuals with ADD. Improve your relationship by learning about effects of the ADD brain on daily life and relationships. Both partners are encouraged to attend. Cost: $50 thru May 8, $60 thereafter. Special arrangements for those unable to afford the full cost. To register contact Terry Huff, LCSW, 615-627-4191. 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. Assembly of Birthing Kits for UMCOR’s Use in Haiti TODAY, Sunday, May 5, 1-3 pm, Rm A389. Contact Jackie Shields,

Sunday, May 5 Sunday School 9:45 am - Preschool to 6th Grade

Room in the inn Volunteer “Thank You” THANK YOU to all of the Sunday school classes and BUMC members who have given their time and talents to help with the Room In The Inn (RITI) ministry during the 2012-2013 season. Due to your dedication, numerous men and women were shown the love of Christ and given a warm place to sleep, a meal, breakfast, and a sack lunch for the next day as well as an opportunity to shower and have clean clothes.

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

Second Saturdays at Graceworks May 11 either 9 am – noon or 1 – 4 pm Go to Workdays are the 2nd Saturday of each month. Join us to tag and organize merchandise for the thrift store, clean building, move warehouse items, and more. Great family activity! Located at 104 Southeast Pkwy, Franklin by Columbia Dr. Target.

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.

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, or Mike Dennison, 324-7222. 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 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. 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 . 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 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

Godly Play at 8:30, 9:50 and 11 am worship services (Older 3s thru Pre-K)

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 5 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 5 Issue  
BEAM - May 5 Issue  

BEAM - May 5 Issue