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A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church

THE BEAM October 20-26, 2013

LIVING like Jesus, bringing JOY to God

Imagine . . . What might God do when we fully entrust our lives and resources to him? Dr. Davis Chappell will help us explore the answer to this question during his sermon series which begins this weekend and culminates with Commitment Sunday on the weekend of November 9/10. Using three well-loved stories from the Gospel of Luke, Davis will show us how God can do more than we can ask or imagine in our lives and in our congregation.

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 as you exit the sanctuary after worship this weekend, and at the receptionist desk during the week.

Third Sunday Concert Series A Concert of Classical and Sacred Music with Stephen Nielson, pianist Today, October 20, 4 pm in the Sanctuary BUMC welcomes back pianist Stephen Nielson. Mr. Nielson is widely regarded as one of the distinctive artists of our time in both classical and sacred music. On this concert, our organist, Gregg Bunn, will collaborate with Mr. Nielson. 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, October 22 – November 12, In the Tabernacle A 4-week series on the medical, emotional, and spiritual components of addiction and recovery concluding with a prayer service. Childcare with advance reservation; contact Meredith Spencer, mspencer@, 324-7239. October 22 Shannon Webb, RN............physical effects of addiction and recovery October 29 Dr. John Fite.......................emotional effects of addiction and recovery November 5 Rev. Justin Collett...............Spiritual effects of addiction and recovery November 12 Prayer Service

Wednesday Night Pastor’s Bible Study 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 as he begins his 6-week study of the Letters of Paul this Wednesday, October 23, and continuing through December 11 (excluding November 27).

All Saints Weekend Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 On this weekend we remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away since last All Saints Day during this beautiful worship service. The names of those who have died will be read and a rose placed in a vase to honor them. Be sure to be here with friends and family.

New Small Groups Forming On Sunday Mornings, Sunday Evenings and Wednesday Nights we’d love for you to be a part of something new by joining a group where you can study, serve, and share life with others. Sign-up online at or pick up a registration card at the Guest Services desk. We’ll be in touch with more information! Trinity Church, Our Campus in Spring Hill, Expands Worship & Small Groups Pray for Trinity today! Because of a 30% increase in attendance since August 2012, Trinity will be going to two service times today and two small group times concurrently - 9:00 am (Traditional) & 10:30 am (Contemporary).

STUDENTS 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, October 20 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, October 21 6:45 am Manfest w/ Adam @ Dimple’s Deli 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC for Harvest Hands Tuesday, October 22 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 23 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 High School Guys Overnight November 1-2. Camping at Montgomery Bell State Park. Camping, hiking, cooking over a campfire, and manly bonding! Cost is $25. Registration is available online; limited spaces. High School Girls Overnight Nov. 2-3. Slumber party for all Hi School girls! We’ll paint nails, watch a movie, have a devotional time together, and just hang out! Cost is $15. Registration is available online; limited space. BUMC is Collecting Shoes! We are collecting gently worn shoes for the men and women at Room in the Inn. The collection bin is just outside the youth offices thru October. Breakthru is our annual winter retreat for 7th-12th grade, December 28-31 in Alabama. Registration available online.

Paid Job Postings Trinity Church (BUMC Campus in Spring Hill) has two positions available: Director of Connection & Life Groups; Coordinator of Early Childhood. See the job descriptions at If interested, send the application (from the website) and your current resume 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 Broken and Blessed - A Saturday Morning Spiritual Getaway for Women Saturday, October 26, 9:30 – 11:30 am Join popular author and teacher, Jessica LaGrone, as she shows us how God uses imperfect families -- including your own-- to bring blessing in a broken and hurting world. Free childcare available with registration. For childcare for ages 6 weeks through age 10, please email Meredith Spencer at by October 12. Contact Judith Bone,, 324-7258, for more information. SHOPapalooza: Your one-stop Shopping Event of the Season! Wednesday, November 13, 9:30 am – 7:00 pm Hosted by the Brentwood United Methodist Day School 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! Yoga Fall is a great start to make positive changes to your life and yoga classes here at BUMC are a great start. Yoga has been offered here at BUMC for over 20 years and have a low drop in fee of $8/class. Classes are offered Mondays at 4:15 pm and at 5:30 pm and again on Fridays at 12:15 pm. Yoga is enjoyed by people of all physical levels of ability and builds strength, flexibility and balance. Try out a class soon and see how you can bring this healthy and gentle exercise into your life here at BUMC. For more information contact: or 584-9245.

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer for our new Administrative Support Team Our weekly attendance sheets tell us way more than just who attended each service - and the Evangelism and Hospitality Ministry needs help recording all the other information on the sheets. So we’re looking for volunteers who are comfortable using a computer and who can commit a couple of hours once a month – or more often if you have the time! Contact Judy Bumgarner, Video Volunteers Volunteers are needed to join our Sunday morning worship videotaping team. Commitment is one service a couple of times a month. No experience needed. Contact Jim Williams, 615-829-0151.


Infants - 6th Grade

Missions & Outreach For more info on all missions call Lisa Alexander at 342-8211 Be a member of BUMC’s 15th Mission Trip to Mexico Escape winter and travel to South Central Mexico January 3–12, 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 Kickoff/Orientation Meeting - Volunteers Needed! On Tuesday, October 22 at 7 pm there will be a kick-off orientation meeting in the GYM. Make plans now to join us! There are still several nights available for small groups /classes to host. Questions? Contact Scott at or (615) 595-0417. 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. Currently we are reaching out to our existing sponsors to ask that you renew, as well seeking new sponsorship. Sunday School classes, please consider providing teacher salary supplements. Contact Lynn Queener,, Hugh Queener, 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 ( Elementary and Middle School After-school Program Volunteers Needed for 2013-2014 Program runs Monday-Thursday, 3:45-6 pm and Friday, 3:45-5 pm. Volunteers are asked for a once a week commitment. Looking for individuals who care deeply for kids, want to help students learn more about Jesus and succeed in school. Contact Gabby at or 615-499-4963.

Sunday, October 20 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: Please let Holly Fisher know if you can volunteer to help with these events at Angel Festival (Preschool) and Gift Making (1st-4th) Saturday, December 7 The Manger Sunday, December 8 Bring an unwrapped gift to Sunday school to give to GraceWorks.

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades

Basketballs Needed We will be starting basketball clinics next month for our students and we need more basketballs! New or gently used, indoor balls are needed in both kids and adult sizes. Contact Jessica at 615.499.4963 or if you’re able to donate.

Sunday, October 20

100 for $100 Harvest Hands needs 100 individuals to give $100 each during the month of October in sponsorship of our emPower Run 5K! Please help us meet this goal! Your support helps further the mission of Harvest Hands in South Nashville. Donate online at or mail checks to Harvest Hands, 424 Humphreys Street, Nashville, TN 37203. All donations are tax deductible.

Alleluia Choir 6-7 pm, Adult Choir Room

Sunday School 9:45 am in the GYM Mileage 5-6 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Oct 23 Extra Mile 6:15-7:30 pm, Rm 305 Created by God for 6th Graders October 24, 25, 26

who to contact Adult Studies/Small Grps Judith Bone, 324-7258

Mission & Outreach Lisa Alexander, 324-7211,

To Get Connected Jeff Wilson, 324-8208

Thursday: 7:00-8:30 pm Required parent meeting

Caring Ministry Laura Brantley, 373-3663

Single Adult Ministry Shebbie Shields, 324-7240

Worship & Music Shannon Garrett, 577-7267

Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm Children Session 2

Children’s Ministry Ellen Garrett, 577-7261

Student Ministry Lindsay Brooks, 324-8212

Communications Carol Bumbalough, 324-7220

Friday: 7:00-9:00pm Children Session 1

Saturday: 1:30-2:30pm Parent and Children Combined Session



309 Franklin Road Brentwood, Tn 37027



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 10:00 am Worship

WORSHIP ATTENDANCE October 12/13, 2013 2,024

HOSPITAL VISITATION AT BUMC Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry Contact: Stephanie Walton, 891-2690 Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716 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: 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.

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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