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Step Up to Worship God daily Real Life Ahead: Fully Alive in Christ Church-wide emphasis begins September 22/23 “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” John 10:10 – The Message

Step Up! 2012 is our year-long emphasis of five core practices that lead to a stronger faith and a more vibrant church. These pactices include: worship, connect, invite, serve and give.

worship connect invite serve give



Join us over the next 8 weeks for a season of listening to God and of taking steps towards becoming a more deeply devoted disciple of Jesus Christ. Each week through worship we will explore in imaginative ways the ancient practices that have brought real life to Christians and transformed lives. This path of discipleship needs to be reexamined as we grow. Along the way you will have opportunities to listen to God and to respond. We’re confident that God has something better in store for us all - Real Life that only a growing relationship with Christ can bring! Take our 8-Question Survey! We’d like to know more about the current spiritual vitality of our congregation. Go to and click on the link to fill out a very short 8-question survey (it will only take 2-3 minutes). Your anonymous feedback will help us assess how we can better grow in Christ together in the weeks ahead.

Project 3:45 Bookmarks Are in Your Bulletins Today This is the last quarter of our church-wide New Testament reading plan for 2012. Want to discuss your reading with others? Join the conversation on Facebook (Brentwood United Methodist Church) or Twitter (@BrentwoodUMC #bumc345).

Step Up to INVITE and welcome others

the BEAM

September 23 - 29, 2012 A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him

Readings for Sept 24 - 28: I John 2 2 John 1 bumc345

A Heart Touched, A Life Transformed: The Amazing Story of H.K. Derryberry Thursday, September 27, 6:30 pm, Sanctuary. Sponsored by BUMC’s Stephen Ministry, this inspirational evening will feature 22-year-old H.K. Derryberry, a young man whose premature birth left him facing blindness and cerebral palsy. H.K. has an amazing gift: perfect memory of everything that has ever happened to him. With him will be Jim Bradford, a Brentwood resident and executive who befriended H.K. as a young boy.

Step Up to serve in the church and in the community BUMC KidSale Fall 2012 Sale — September 25-29. A consignment sale of quality children’s clothing, toys and equipment benefiting BUMC youth & outreach missions of BUMC (BUMC receives 30%). To volunteer email Friday, September 28: Public Sale, 10 - 5 Saturday, September 29: 1/2 Price Sale, 9 - 12 Today! Room In The Inn Sunday School Coordinator’s Meeting Sunday, September 23, Room A281, 8-9 am OR 11 am - 12 noon Sign your Sunday School class up to participate in this season’s Room in the Inn. RITI Chair Scott Gardner will share information or answer questions. NEEDED: Monthly Coordinators (each one serves one month overseeing the operations of the RITI evenings during the month). Contact Scott Gardner

students 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, September 23 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 8th – Jr. High Room 9th – Tabernacle 10th-12th – Room A191 11:00 am Merge Retreat Adult Leader training- Tabernacle 3:30 pm KidSALE set-up GYM 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, September 24 6:45 am Manfest with Travis at Dimple’s Deli, Brentwood 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC carpool to Harvest Hands’ Tuesday, September 25 6:30 am Tuesday Breakfast Club with Lindsay-Brueggers 4-5 pm Middle School Hangtime w/ Neal at BUMC 6:15 pm Meet at BUMC to go to Odyssey Game Night, Room in the Inn. Wednesday, September 26 3:30 p.m. Meet at BUMC to carpool to 61st Ave. UMC’s after school program. 6:00 pm Meet Youth Staff in Cafe to walk across the street together for dinner 7:00 pm Bible Studies: Middle School, High School Guys, High School Girls, YouthDisciple Friday, September 28 4:00 pm Merge Retreat Check-in - Yth Area Saturday, September 29 2:00 pm KidSALE Tear Down Coming Up: Kid Sale set up on Sunday, September 23 at 3:30 pm in the Gym and Tear Down on Sat, Sept 29 at 2 pm. Please bring your ratchets! Haiti Health Kits We are collecting supplies for the upcoming Haiti Mission Trip in October. Bring donations to the bin outside the Youth Office by Oct 1. A list is outside youth office.

Step Up to Connect Marriage Enrichment: Partners on the Journey Sponsored by Congregational Care Tuesdays, September 25 – November 6, 6:30 – 8 pm, A391 Led by John Fite, Ph.D., TN Licensed Psychologist-HSP of the Counseling Center at BUMC, this 6-week Christian Marriage Enrichment program combines a view of Christian marriage with the latest scientific research about marital success thru videos and lectures. Childcare with registration only - Contact John Fite at 372-0250. CYMT’s Rev. Dietrich Kirk has published a book to help parents of teenagers. Developed as a companion to Kenda Creasy Dean’s Almost Christian, Christianity Today’s 2011 Book of the Year, this resource offers readers a chance to reflect on how the church and parents can address the findings of the study with their own children. Raising Teenagers in an Almost Christian World is perfect for small group studies, classes, or parents at home. It’s available through CYMT,, Amazon, or the Outpost (located behind the Sanctuary Narthex). Adult Disicpleship Visit or contact Eric at 324-8207. • The Most Important Book a Christian Can Own! Become engaged with the sacred text, as Bishop Pennel invites to hold, sit with, study and hear the Word of God. Join us for How to Read, Interpret and Understand the Bible; Weds, October 3, 10, 17, 24; 6:30-7:30 pm led by Bishop Joe Pennel Register online at • Real Life Ahead Study with Faith Fellowship Class Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am in Room A184 starting Sunday, September 23. • MOMS in Prayer (AM) Wednesday thru December 12, 9:30 am - 12 pm MOMS in Prayer (PM) Wednesday thru December 12, 6:00-7:30 pm Women with young children (pre-school & elementary age); AM Contact: Kelli Primm at or 336-3561. PM Contact Melissa Wyatt at or 221-9802 or Emily Jackson at 457-1732 or, or register online at Choirs for Youth and Children Have begun for the fall, but it’s not too late! Email with any questions. • Children’s choirs (age 4 thru 4th grade) meet at 6:15pm each Wednesday • Children’s Choir (5th & 6th) and Youth Choirs (7th - 12th) meet on Sunday nights See for schedules. COAP (Children of Aging Parents) -- Mondays, through October 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00pm, This week only we meet in the Chapel. September 24 topic “Medicare Enrollment 101.” Contact Sheryl Davis, 615-351-8145, Register online at Preschool Bible Presentation and Lunch Sunday, September 30, 12 noon to 1:30 pm; Preschoolers, their parents and siblings are invited to attend lunch. Please register your family at For more information contact Holly Fisher at or 324-8213. Kindergarten Worship Readiness Celebration October 14, 12 noon to 1:30; Kindergarten children will receive their Worship Bags during church service. Celebration Lunch is 12 noon - 1:30 for Kindergarten children and their parents (no siblings please).Register for lunch at Contact Holly Fisher at or 324-8213. Art in the Breezeway The art students of Sandy Schou, who meet each Monday night at BUMC, are having a show of 29 of their original mixed media paintings in the ‘Art Hall’—located in the breezeway between the sanctuary narthex and the chapel narthex. Enjoy this exhibition which will be up until the end of October.


Step Up to Serve

Infants - 6th Grade

61st Ave UMC Saturday Night Meals Every Saturday night prior to the worship service, a free meal is served to the homeless and church members that are gathered there for worship. Volunteer groups, such as Sunday School classes, Bible Study groups or other small groups are needed to provide the meals for the following dates October 20, December 15 and December 29. Contact Brenda Hicks at 615-292-7184.

Sunday, September 2316

Mentors needed for K-5th Graders at 61st Avenue UMC Tutoring has begun each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Contact Nita Haywood at

Godly Play at 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services (preschool)

Friendly Smiles and Warm Handshakes Needed! Volunteers needed to serve as Greeters. The need is greatest at the 11 am service. One team needs volunteers during the months of February, May, August and November. Another team needs additional help in March, June, September and December. Please contact Judy Bumgarner if you are interested. 373-3664 The Newborns In Need provides care necessities to local hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns. NEEDED: sleepers, gowns, undershirts and onesies size preemie and newborn-three months, clothing new and gently used from sizes 3 - 12 months. Bring items to the bins in the Chapel Narthex from September 23 to October 7, 2012. For more information on NIN visit Christian Women’s Job Corps Provides job mentoring, training and GED preparation in downtown Nashville to women. A free meal such as finger foods (veggies and dip, fruit trays, sandwiches, chips and drinks) will be served on Monday and Thursday evenings. Volunteers groups, such as Sunday School classes, Bible Study groups or other small groups are needed. For additional information and to sign-up contact Amy Fox at or 615-0261-6764.

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 Monday Lunch Volunteers Individuals needed one Monday a month to assist with the community lunches held at Harvest Hands each Monday. Volunteers are asked to provide a passing dish for their designated day as well as be present at the lunch to serve and fellowship with community members and staff. Passing dishes also needed if even if you’re unable be there each month. Contact Linda Tharpe at Harvest Festival Volunteers Needed. Individuals, groups, families and Sunday School classes needed to host games and booths at our annual Harvest Festival - Saturday, October 27, 12-4 pm, 431 Wingrove Ave. Volunteers come up with a game or booth idea, provide all the supplies and give-aways and host the booth the day of the festival. Contact Abby Buter at or 615-499-4963 to volunteer. Youth Retreat Sponsorships Needed. Fifteen $100 sponsorships needed to take our middle and high school students on a fall retreat to Deer Run Retreat Center in October. This is a great experience for our youth that they don’t normally have. Contact Abby Buter at or 615-499-4963 if interested.

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 Travis Garner, 324-7229

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

Sunday School 9:45 am Preschool - 6th Grade

Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. Kindergarten Worship Readiness Classes Sept 9 - Oct 7; 8:30 & 11:00 worship, C321 Oct 14 - Celebration Noon-1:30 pm. Register for Oct 14 lunch at Safe Sanctuary Training September 30, 5 - 6 pm - Room A281. Contact Ellen Garrett at 3rd Grade Bible Blast October 7: 12 noon-2 pm. All 3rd graders register at Contact Beth Lentchner at

H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, September 23 Sunday School GYM 9:45 am Mileage 5 pm, Singles Space this week ONLY Alleluia Choir 6 pm, adult choir room Wed., September 26 Extra Mile 6:15 pm, C305 Created by God for 6th Graders October 11-13 Online Registration now open. Space is limited! Haiti Health Kits We are collecting items for the health kits the Haiti Mission Team. Please bring donations to the bin in the gym.


United Methodist Church

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

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 Tuesday Morning 7:00 am Prayer (Sanctuary)

trinity church New Address 3011 Longford Drive Spring Hill, TN 37174 Sundays 10:00 am Worship

worship Attendance September 15/16 1,900 For information on giving visit the website at

Congregational care and caring ministries resources

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. Emergency Financial & Food Assistance Contact: Maya Broaden-knighten, 373-3663, ext. 211, 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 Patient Advocate Ministry Contact: Tammy Hakim, 480-0357 Short-term Meal Assistance: 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 offers services to 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.

A Stephen Minister Could Make a Real Difference in Your Life! We all go through times in our life when we could benefit from a little extra care and attention. Stephen Ministers have been trained to provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care and encouragement. To find out more, call Sheryl at 373-3690 ext. 394 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663

BEAM - Sep 23 Issue  

BEAM - Sep 23 Issue