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the BEAM Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him

A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

November 20 - 26 , 2011

“Extravagant Generosity” Thanks to all who have turned in their financial and serving commitment cards for 2012. If you have not turned yours in yet, you may do so in worship today; or mail them to the church during the week; or fill them out on-line at Extra cards are available in the pew racks or in the information rack in the lobby. Your gifts allow God’s work to be done through the ministries of Brentwood UMC. Thank you for your extravagant generosity. Honor a loved one with a Christmas Poinsettia or Food Basket. Forms are on the flap of the worship bulletin.

See inside for Ways to Serve This Advent Ways to Learn and connect this Advent The Journey: An Advent Study Sundays, November 27 - December 18, 11:00 am, Room A291 Join Rev. Kaye Harvey as we experience the story of Jesus’ birth in a new way! For Children at 11 am on Sundays Sunday School for potty-trained children who are 3 years old by 9/30/11 through 6th grade is available for those families attending 11 am groups and studies. Thriving as a Couple Through the Holidays Tuesdays, November 29 & December 5, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, A291 Couples or individuals are invited to learn ways to make this Holiday Season a time of growth in your marriage. No cost and no childcare. Led by John Fite, Ph.D. of the BUMC Counseling Center. Register at by November 27. Preschool Angel Festival Saturday, December 3, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Chapel Narthex Ages 3-Kindergarten. will explore the meaning of Christmas. Register at by November 30. Contact Holly at, 324-8213. Elementary Gift-making Christmas Workshop (1st – 4th Grades) Saturday, December 3, 9:30 - 11:00 am (Gym) Kids will make projects that focus on giving to others. Register at by November 30. Contact Beth at or 324-7248. Student Ministry Progressive Dinner (7st – 12th Grades) Sunday, December 4, 4:30 - 7:00 pm. Contact or 577-7271. Annual Singles Christmas Dinner Dance Saturday, December 10, 6 - 10 pm, Haney Hall, cost: $25. Contact Bronwen at or 324-7256.

Ways to worship this Advent

This Morning AIDS Angel Tree Breezeway UMW Holiday Shoppe & Bake Sale Parlor

“When Love Came Down” Youth Choirs Christmas Concerts Next Sunday, November 27, 3:30, 5:00, & 7:00 pm, Narthex Sonshine, Jubilation, and Alleluia Youth Choirs, and the Handbell Ringers. Music City Bronze Handbell Concert Sunday, December 4, 4:00 pm, Sanctuary “Lessons & Carols” Concert (ages 4 - 4th Grade) Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 pm, Sanctuary A Festival of Carols (Chancel Choir) Sunday, December 18, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary Members of the BUMC Chancel Choir, The Orchestra at Brentwood, and BUMC Handbell Choirs will present the most beloved of Christmas carolsone. The Longest Night: A Service of Healing and Hope Wednesday, December 21, 6:30 pm, Sanctuary Christmas Eve Worship

students 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, November 20 Last Regular Sunday Night for 2011! 9:45 am 7th - 8th Jr Hi Rm 9:45 am High School Options 9th - 12th: • Sunday School • Youth Disciple Bible • Topical Discussion • Help Teach Children 11 am 7th-12th Sunday School – Jr Hi Rm 7th-9th Grade 5-6:40 Snack Supper, Worship, Small Groups 6:45-7:45 Jubilation Choir 10th-12th Grade 5 - 6:10 Sonshine Choir Rehearsal 6:20 - 8 Snack Supper, Worship, Small Groups Monday, November 21 No Manfest w/Travis 3:30 pm Volunteer @ Harvest Hands, meet at BUMC Tuesday, November 22 No Tuesday Breakfast Club 2-4 pm Hangtime w/ Nellie for games basketball, snacks gather in Cafe for 7th - 8th 6:00 pm Odyssey game night, meet here Wednesday, November 23 No 61st Ave. Tutoring No Thrive! Youth Church League Basketball Few spots open for Girls. Jr. Hi Boys Coach is Needed. Contact Progressive Dinner Sunday, December 4 Adult help is needed (food prep and hosting, check parent newsletter or contact Elizabeth at Breakthru Winter Retreat Dec. 28-31, 7th-12th. (Registration open thru November 27) Bahamas High School Mission Trip June 17-23 Info Meeting Sunday, December 4 at 11am

Brentwood United Methodist Church Sounds of Joy Perhaps you are among those who have been waiting for an opportunity like this. If you are a singer, consider an audition interview for Sounds of Joy. This select choral group, based out of the Awakening congregation, is ready to launch its first season in 2012. If you enjoy the music of the mass choir or Brooklyn Tabernacle traditions you will find this to be a great place to raise your voice in praise! Contact Shannon Garrett at to set up an interview audition. The Spiritual Leadership Team continues to meet monthly to pray, study and discuss what it means to be a spiritual leader at Brentwood United Methodist Church. As part of our learning we will be reading and discussing several books together. The first book read and discussed was “Leadership and Self-Deception” written by the Arbinger Institute. This was called “one of the most profound and practical books I ever read,” by Tom Didonato, VP of Human Resources, Heinz corporation. We hope you will pick up a copy of this must-read and join us in the learning process. Some copies are available in the Outpost. It can also be purchased on

upcoming activities Nexus Chapel Concert Sunday, November 20, 4:00 pm, Chapel Nexus is proud to present violinist Stefan Petrescu in a recital of French music. Single Adult Opportunities Visit to register. Divorce Recovery Reunion Dinner Friday, December 2, 6:30 - 9 pm, Singles Space Cost:$4. Join us for a fun night for all past participants of Divorce Recovery. Transparenting Class Saturday, December 3, 10am - 2pm, Singles Space Cost: FREE. This is the court-ordered, court-approved class. Learn how to successfully co-parent your children at this one time class. Register at Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, December 11, 7:30 am - 12:30 pm The need for blood is especially high during the holiday season. Take an hour or so out of your Sunday to give the gift of life to someone in need. To reduce your wait time, please come before 9:00 am or after 11:00 am.

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. Annual Christmas Concert to Benefit Harvest Hands will be held Sunday, December 11th @ 7 pm in the BUMC Sanctuary. Featuring Andy Davis and Friends. Free tickets will be available at BUMC and online at and Christmas Giving Opportunity The Christmas Store is an opportunity for the families connected to our programs to come and purchase NEW gifts at 60% off retail cost. We collect “wish lists” from our families, letting us know exactly what they need and what they’d like to see in the store. There are two ways to help! • Be a Christmas Store Shopper: request a custom shopping list and deliver gifts (unwrapped) to Harvest Hands’ Offices (1224 Martin Street, 37203) by Dec. 5 • Be a Christmas Store Sponsor: donate money and the Harvest Hands staff will do the shopping for you. If you, your family, friends or workplace would like to participate in our Christmas Store, contact Abby Buter at 499.4963 or

Ways to Serve this Advent AIDS Angel Tree Each Weekend, November 20 - December 11, Breezeway Stop by and get an angel to provide a Christmas gift to children with HIV-AIDS or who have parents/caregivers that are affected by HIV-AIDS. UMW Holiday Shoppe & Bake Sale Sunday, November 20, 8 am to noon, Parlor Home made gift items, international gift items, and delicious homemade baked goods will be available. All proceeds go to local and foreign UMW mission projects. Alternative Gift Giving Saturday, December 3 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Chapel Narthex Sunday, December 4 - 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, Sanctuary Narthex How many times have you thought about what to give a friend or family member that has everything? The Matt. 25 Alternative Gift Giving Program is an easy and convenient way to honor those you love. A complete listing can be found at The Manger of Graceworks of Williamson County Thursday, December 8 - Thursday, December 15 (BUMC night is December 15) • The Manger is a store-like setting (location yet to be determined) where qualified Williamson Co. families “shop” for Christmas presents. The gifts are donated and shoppers may choose gifts for those in their household for a low cost per person. • There is a need for 15,000 NEW UNWRAPPED gifts for all ages that cost $30 or less. Some suggested items: accessories such as purses, jewelry, and watches, household items, grooming items, NEW clothing such as hats, gloves, robes, pajamas, and thermal underwear, tools and automotive care, and sports items. • Donations may be brought to the POD (look for Manger sign) located BEHIND the Buchanan House, South Parking Lot. Christmas Food Baskets (Youth Area) - $70 per basket Friday, December 16: 7 pm - fill baskets Saturday, December 17: 8 am - deliver baskets Donations for Christmas Baskets may be made in memory of or in honor of others by making a check to BUMC and earmark it “Christmas Baskets.” 100 volunteers are needed to fill the baskets on Friday night and 100+ volunteers are needed to deliver the baskets on Saturday morning. Questions? Contact Temple at 371-1311. Adopt A World Relief Family for Christmas We have 10 refugee families who have recently arrived in America after fleeing from persecution and oppression in refugee camps for many years. BUMC is partnering with World Relief to provide Christmas gifts of basic needs for those arriving with almost nothing. To adopt a family, contact Maya at 324-8211 or UNWRAPPED gifts are to be dropped off at the Penske truck in the BUMC parking lot on December 15 (4–8 pm) or in the Missions Office prior to December 15. Be a Santa to a Senior Bethlehem Center needs sponsors to provide a Christmas gift for a homebound senior that is on their Meals on Wheels program. The WISH LISTS compiled by the seniors are now in the BUMC Missions Office. To become a “Santa” come by weekdays, 9 am - 2 pm OR, call Maya at 324-8211 or Juanita at 324-7222. 61st Avenue Last Minute Toy Store December 18 - 21 6018 New York Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209 This “store” is set up in the Fellowship Hall of 61st Ave. UMC and is made available to folks in Davidson County who qualify to receive assistance and have not received any assistance elsewhere. Contact Pastor Paul Slentz, 292-7184.

who to contact Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258 Caring Ministry Kaye Harvey, 373-3663

children Infants - 6th Grade

Sunday, November 20 Sunday School 9:45 & 11 am Preschool - 6th Grade Pre-school Worship (formerly Church Time) at all three worship services. Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years Center for Children and Families (CCF) has open spaces in the 1-year-old room available now. If you are interested please contact Lori or Katie @ 324-8202. H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, November 20 Sunday School Morning Assembly and Praise, 9:45 am. Gym MILEAGE 5 pm, gym Alleluia Choir 6 pm MILEAGE Christmas Party December 11, 5 - 6 pm in the GYM Confirmation 2012 begins January 8th. Confirmation class is for 6th graders. Fee for the class is $90 until December 1st. Register your 6th grader for confirmation online at Contact Mary Anne Nelson, or 324-7241 for more information.

Children’s MInistry Ellen Garrett, 577-7261

Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240

To Get Connected Jeff Wilson, 324-8208

Mission & Outreach Juanita Hobbs, 324-7222

Student Ministry Travis Garner, 324-7229

Worship & Music Shannon Garrett, 577-7267


United Methodist Church

309 Franklin Road Brentwood, Tn 37027 615-373-3663

Sunday Morning Opportunities 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, Students, and Adults Saturday Evening Opportunities 6:00 pm Worship Trinity Church Spring Hill Campus meets at Spring Hill High School 10:00 am Worship

worship Attendance November 12/13 Weekend Total 2,556 October yearto-date contributions are 93.8% of budget. For additional details visit the website at

Congregational care and caring ministries resources

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Charlene Leonard, 221-4041

hospital visitation at bumc

Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550.

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.

Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Juanita Hobbs, 324-7222,


Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716

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,

Stephen Ministry Are You Stressed? Discouraged? Feeling Down? You don’t have to go through difficult times alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with confidential, one on one care. Call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext. 394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663.

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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