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A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

THE BEAM Nov 3 - 9, 2013

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God

Imagine . . . Commitment Weekend is November 9/10 What might God do when we fully entrust our lives and resources to him? Dr. Davis Chappell concludes his “Imagine” sermon series next weekend as he explores the story in the Gospel of Luke of the poor widow who gave her all. We will also have an opportunity to bring our commitment cards to worship and dedicate ourselves and our resources to God.

Get Your Key Tag! Keep your imagination focused on what God can do -- put an “Imagine” key tag on your key ring! They are available at the receptionist desk today and during the week.

BUMC Access is Here! BUMC Access is a brand new way you can manage your BUMC personal and family information, make one-time or recurring gifts to our church, check your contributions, and much more – all on-line, in a private, secure environment. Go to to set up your personal account and to see everything you can do on BUMC Access!

SHOPapalooza - Your one-Stop Shopping Event of the Season! Hosted by the BUMC Day School Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 am - 7:00 pm, Haney Hall We have a wonderful variety of vendors this year ranging from hand-painted furniture, picture frames, uniquely designed children’s clothing to home decor, gifts and accessories. So mark your calendars and spread the word!

Wednesday Night Pastor’s Bible Study - Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Sanctuary What does the Apostle Paul say in his letters that is crucial for us to incorporate into our own lives? Join Rev. Dr. Jeff Wilson in his 6-week study of the Letters of Paul through December 4 (excluding November 27).

Starting Point Begins Next Week If you’re interested in learning how to become more active in the congregational life of BUMC, then we encourage you to register for this five-week course which covers everything from beliefs to vision to membership. Our next session begins November 10 at 6:00 pm. Childcare is available. Register at or contact Troop One Annual Christmas Wreath Sale Sundays, November 10 and 17 8:15 am - 12:15 pm, Breezeway off the Narthex Proceeds support a BUMC ministry that builds character, responsibility, and leadership in our young boys and beautifies your home for the holidays! Delivery on Sunday, December 1. Addiction & Recovery: Christ-centered Education & Prayer - Registration Not Required For those struggling with any addiction, impacted by it, or interested in learning more. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, through November 12, In the Tabernacle November 5 Rev. Justin Collett...............Spiritual effects of addiction and recovery November 12 Prayer service with Sounds of Joy gospel choir, testimonies, and time for reflection and prayer

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, November 3 9:45 am 7th-8th Sunday School – Jr. High Room 9:45 am 9th Sunday School – Tabernacle 9:45 am 10th-12th Sunday School Room A191 9:45 am 10th-12th Church Now 4:00 pm Youth Handbells 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, November 4 No Manfest w/ Adam 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC for Harvest Hands Tuesday, November 5 6:30 am Tuesday Breakfast Club w/ Lee - Brueggers’ 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC for Game Night Ministry at Room in the Inn Wednesday, October 30 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC for 61st Ave. UMC’s after school program 6:00 pm Meet youth staff in Cafe to walk to dinner 7:00 pm Youth Bible Studies Youth Area BUMC is Collecting Shoes! We are collecting shoes for Room in the Inn through this Sunday Night. Donation bin is outside the youth offices. Breakthru is our annual winter retreat (7th-12th grade), Dec. 2831 in Alabama. Early bird rate ends TODAY, October 27! Progressive Dinner is Sunday, December 8. This is open to 7th-12th grade, fun night of service, fellowship, and lots of food! Youth can register online through Sunday, November 10. Homes are needed for hosting and we need appetizer and dessert donations, contact Beth Seeley at Basketball Registration forms for the church league basketball are forming, contact Rosanne at

Paid Job Postings 1) Facilities Director (Brentwood Campus) full-time. 2) Coordinator of Early Childhood (Trinity Church, BUMC Campus in Spring Hill) part-time. See the job descriptions at If interested, send the application (from the website) and your current resume to Festival Singers Needed For those who can’t make the time commitment to sing each week with the Chancel Choir - here’s your chance to get your music fix! Become a Festival Singer, and enjoy learning some beautiful Christmas music - then sing with the Chancel Choir for the “Festival of Carols” concert on December 15 at 7:00 pm. Join us for rehearsals Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:00 pm - starting now - we have a chair and a music folder ready and waiting for you! Contact Bill Caldwell bcaldwell@bumc. net for details! BUMC Adoption Support Survey The BUMC Adoption Support, Foster and Orphan Care Committee has designed a survey and wants your feedback! It is our hope that through this survey we will better understand the needs of our church members related to adoption support, foster and orphan care. Your answers will only be shared within our committee and the ministers at BUMC. Your interest and honesty will open the doors of communication for God’s work in this area. To take the survey go to: Singles In Fellowship: Register at Thanksgiving Dinner Friday, November 22, 6 – 9 pm, Singles space Cost: $4+ food item. RSVP by 11/12 with check to BUMC Attn. Alex, 309 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027. Tickets will be limited! Church provides meat, bread and drink. Visit for a list of what to bring. Transparenting, Saturday, November 16, 10 am - 2 pm, Singles space. Cost: $25. For divorcing, separating, and never-married parents. Haiti Missions The Singles are collecting used sunglasses/reading glasses (+1.00 and +2.00 strength). Donations accepted in the basket in Singles Space. Operation Christmas Child Sunday, Nov. 17, 2:00-4:30 pm. Come pack boxes with school supplies, toys, and clothes. Bring toys or school supplies to fit into shoeboxes or money to ship boxes ($8 pays for 1 box) or both! Children are welcome! RSVP to Megan McInnis at 615-934-5087, or Home Team Tailgating Continues Although Nov. 3, (before the 8:30 and 9:50 services), is our last tailgate here at BUMC, we’re still going strong next week at LP Field. Come by to see us Nov. 10 anytime between 9 and 11:15. You’ll find us close to the border of Lots A & B on the I-24 side of the stadium, directly out from the giant, Eddie George poster. And at 10:30, you’ll have an opportunity to take communion. Need more info? Contact Mike Schenck – Confirmation for 6th Graders Registration has begun for the 2014 Confirmation Class for 6th graders. Go to for full details and to register. Confirmation is a time for students to learn and grow in their faith in word and action and to confirm their decision to live as faithful disciples.

Save these Dates for Advent Youth Choirs Concerts Music City Bronze Handbells K-Love Christmas Tour Festival of Carols The Longest Night: A Service of Healing & Hope Christmas Eve Worship

Sunday, December 1 Sunday, December 8 Thursday, December 12 Sunday, December 15 Wednesday, December 18

3:30, 5;00, & 7:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 24

2, 4, 6, 8 & 11 pm


Missions & Outreach For more info on all missions call Lisa Alexander at 342-8211 Needed! Boxes for Delivering Christmas Baskets Did you know that the Christmas Baskets our church members provide are actually BOXES of food delivered to needy families in Williamson County? We are looking for a contact to supply the boxes –approximately 200 are needed. Be a member of BUMC’s 15th Mission Trip to Mexico Escape winter and travel to South Central Mexico January 4–12, 2014. BUMC and Belmont UMC will send a joint team to serve with Give Ye Them to Eat (GYTTE) ( ). The cost of the trip is around $1600 (includes travel). Contact: Dwight Armstrong at 615-661-4514 or Room in the Inn - Hosts Needed & Donations of Clothes There are still several nights available for small groups /classes to host. Contact Scott Gardner at or (615) 595-0417. Donations of Men’s and Women’s clothing are needed for RITI: coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, sweatshirts, warm pants, socks, boots and athletic shoes. All sizes appreciated! Mentors Needed for K-5th Graders at 61st Ave UMC Tutoring held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Contact Nita Haywood at 2014 South Africa Sponsorship Update BUMC currently sponsors 131 children at Thembelihle Primary School in Howick, South Africa and an additional 22 children at Brentwood Society Church in Tumbleweed, South Africa. This year, our goal is to sponsor 175 children between these two schools. We are asking our existing sponsors to renew, as well seeking new sponsorships. Sunday School classes, please consider providing teacher salary supplements. Contact Lynn Queener, lq1208@aol. com, Hugh Queener,, or Lisa Alexander, 2013 Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day, November 28, held at D1 Sports Training in Franklin. Benefitting Graceworks Ministries, this annual family-focused event includes a certified 5K Walk/ Run and a Kid’s Fun Run. Register online at Harvest Hands ( 100 for $100 This is the last week for our 100 for $100 Giving Campaign, and we are still in need of seventy $100 sponsorships to reach our fundraising goal of the campaign. You may mail your check to 424 Humphreys St, 37203. Christmas Store 2013 Sponsorships Individuals, families, and Sunday School classes needed to support our annual Christmas Store. You may give a $100 sponsorshipship or request a shopping list and drop off the gifts to the Harvest Hands Office. Contact Abby at or 499-4963. Mail checks to 424 Humphreys St, 37203. Elementary and Middle School After-school Program Volunteers Needed for 2013-2014 Program runs Mon-Thurs, 3:45-6 pm and Friday, 3:45-5 pm. Volunteers commitment is once a week. Looking for individuals who care deeply for kids, want to help students learn more about Jesus and succeed in school. Contact Gabby at gabby@ or 615-499-4963.

Infants - 6th Grade Sunday, November 3 Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. Sunday A.M. Opportunities 8:30 am Worship Godly Play 9:45 am Sunday school for Adults and Children 9:50 am Awakening Worship - Godly Play 11:00 am Worship Godly Play; Sunday school for Adults and Children Advent Events: Advent Family Festival For families of all ages Saturday, December 7 9:30 - 11:00 am, begins in the Chapel. $10 Registration opens Nov 1. To volunteer, contact Holly Fisher at The Manger Sunday, December 8; Preschool - 6th Grade Bring an unwrapped gift to Sunday school to give to GraceWorks. H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, November 3 Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM Mileage 5-6 pm, Gym Alleluia Choir 6-7 pm, Adult Choir Room Wednesday, Nov 6 Extra Mile 6:15-7:30 pm, Rm 305 Confirmation 2014 Registration is now open! More information and a link to register can be found online at highway56.

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Emergency, after hours Pastor-On-Call: 615-969-3086 HOSPITAL VISITATION AT BUMC

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 Children & Adults

TRINITY CHURCH 3011 Longford Drive Spring Hill, TN 37174 Sundays 9:00 am Traditional Worship 10:30 am Contemporary Worship

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE October 26/27 2,543

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Stephanie Walton, 891-2690 Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 339-4415 Domestic Abuse Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550. Email 24/7 Intercessory Prayer Team Contact: Bill Fleenor, Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Lisa Alexander, 373-3663, ext. 211, Encouragement Cards: GraceNotes Contact: Beth Frankenberg, Financial Coaching (Trained Mentors) Contact: Rev. Laura Brantley, Home-centered Visitation Contact: Rev. Allison Fasig, 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: Dottie Campbell, 481-0357 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.

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 Adult ADHD/ADD Support Group 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30 pm, A392 Contact: Terry Huff, 627-4191 Adult ADHD/ADD 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 CoDA Each Thursday, 6:30 pm - BH 102 Contact: Tom B., 308-1041 Divorce Recovery Contact: Shebbie Shields, 324-7240 Grief Support Contact: Alive Hospice, 963-4732. MS Self Help Contact: Sandie Mountz, 376-5395.

Sometimes It’s Hard to Ask for Help . . . If you’re sad or struggling inside, don’t suffer alone. Ask for help. We’ve got a team of trained Stephen Ministers who are ready to care. To find out more, call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext. 394 or Rev. Allison Fasig at 373-3663.

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