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September 30 - October 6, 2012 A Weekly Newsletter of Brentwood United Methodist Church Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him, and Serve Him

Real Life Ahead: Fully Alive in Christ Commitment to Prayer “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” John 10:10 – The Message In your bulletin today you’ll find a response card and a sticky note to use during the specified time in worship.

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WORSHIp God daily Scripture Reading through & Prayer

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A year-long emphasis of five core practices invite, serve, and – worship, connect, give -- that lead stronger faith and a more vibrant to a church.

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Project 3:45 Bookmarks Are in the Outpost and Information Racks 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).




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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.

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Readings for Oct 1 - 5: 2 John 2 James 3 bumc345

Step Up to WORSHIP God daily and weekly

The Most Important Book a Christian Can Own! Wednesdays, October 3 - 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, A291 Led by Bishop Joe Pennel Join us for How to Read, Interpret and Understand the Bible. Become engaged with the sacred text, as Bishop Pennel invites us to hold, sit with, study and hear the Word of God. Registration encouraged online at Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 14, 2 pm, front lawn of the church All creatures great and small (and their owners) are invited to attend this special celebration of God’s creation! Bring your pets for a special blessing. Please be sure that all pets are leashed or in a pet carrier.

Step Up to GIVE generously to God’s work Thanks to all who have supported the construction of The Hands of Christ Women’s Clinic in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. To date we have raised almost $25,000! With our matching fund, that total goes over $50,000. We still have plenty of room to hit the maximum for our matching fund total of $50,000. If you have not yet contributed prayerfully consider a donation to help us reach our goal. This clinic serves the 80% of Hondurans living in poverty in the Tegucigalpa area with a population exceeding one million. To learn more, visit or contact Mike Dennison, 324-7222. 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).

students 7th - 12th Grades

Sunday, September 30 9:45 am Sunday School 7th - 8th – Jr. High Room 9th – Tabernacle 10th-12th – Room A191 12:30 pm Merge Retreat returns 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 1 6:45 am Manfest with Travis at Dimple’s Deli, Brentwood 3:30 pm Meet at BUMC carpool to Harvest Hands’ Tuesday, October 2 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, October 3 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 Haiti Health Kits We are collecting supplies for the upcoming Haiti Mission Trip in October. Bring donations to the bin outside the Youth Office TODAY. A list is outside youth office. Reunion Sunday for all 9th-12th is the first Sunday of every month at 9:45 in the Tabernacle - October 7 is the next one. A celebration morning for High School Sunday School and Church Now youth to gather back together for activities, worship, and teaching.

Step Up to Connect COAP (Children of Aging Parents) -- Mondays, through October 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Back in room A291 on October 1. Topic “Alzheimer’s or Dementia: What’s the Difference?” Contact Sheryl Davis, 615-351-8145, Register online at PEP CLUB Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm, Haney Hall All persons 55+ are invited for covered dish supper and program of Broadway and Inspirational Music with Mark VanSickle who has performed on New York’s Broadway stage, accompanied by Bill Thompson on the piano. AARP Driver Training Course Sponsored by The Senior Adult Ministry Team Saturday, October 13, 8 am - 4 pm, A391. The cost is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members with a break mid-day for lunch. Sign up at, 324-7254, or Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, October 14, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. Two buses will be available! Our goal is 50 units of blood. ‘Double Red Cell Donations’ are accepted on the bus. Call Brenda Duncan (373-5637) for more information. Kindergarten Worship Readiness Celebration Sunday, 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. Cars! Cars! Cars! Everyone invited! Sponsored by For Men Only Sunday, October 14,1:30 pm, Hendersonville Tour Cliff Ernst’s car collection. Muscle cars, classics and favorite ‘50s &‘60s boulevard cruisers. This is one of FMO’s most requested outings, so don’t miss it. Contact Gary Haneburg by Oct. 10 to attend: 370-3544, Directions provided when you RSVP. A $5 donation to Fisher House is suggested. BUMC Women’s Dinner Benefiting Honduras Women’s Hospital Thursday, November 1, Doors open - 5 pm, dinner - 6 pm; Payment due October 19 FOX News Stacy Case will emcee; program speaker is Melissa Wyatt with special music by Molly Wells. The 2012 Table Theme is LIGHT OF HOPE with prizes awarded for best-dressed tables. Tickets: table of 8 - $200. Childcare $10 per child, $15 family max - contact Meredith Spencer at To buy a table or volunteer, contact event chairs: Stephanie Alexander ( or Rachael Melton ( Marriage Enrichment: Partners on the Journey Sponsored by Congregational Care Tuesdays, through November 6, 6:30 – 8 pm, A391 (stand-alone sessions) Led by John Fite, Ph.D., TN Licensed Psychologist-HSP of the Counseling Center at BUMC, this program combines a view of Christian marriage with the latest data on marital success. Each session is a stand-alone lesson. Childcare with registration Contact John Fite at 372-0250. BUMC’s JoySound Orchestra: Rehearsals in B163, Sundays, 3:45 – 5:00 pm. 6th grade through youth, adults and college students. Come enjoy playing the music of the church and participate in music worship services October, November & December. Contact: Patsy Wade, Volunteer camera operators needed for Sunday morning worship services. No previous knowledge necessary – training will be provided. Contact Jim Williams at 615-829-0151,

Step Up to Serve

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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. 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 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. Volunteer groups, such as Sunday School classes, Bible Study groups or other small groups are needed. 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, September 30 Sunday School 9:45 am Preschool - 6th Grade Godly Play at 8:30 and 11:00 am worship services (preschool) Volunteers needed to start 9:45 am Godly Play Contact Holly at Nursery 8am to 12pm for infants - 3 years. Kindergarten Worship Readiness Classes Thru October 7; 8:30 & 11:00 worship, C321 Oct 14 - Each Kindergartners will receive a special bag in services. Celebration Lunch Noon - 1:30 pm. Register for Lunch at Safe Sanctuary Training September 30, 5 - 6 pm - Room A281. 3rd Grade Bible Blast October 7: 12 noon-2 pm. All 3rd graders register at Volunteers needed. Contact Beth Lentchner at H.I.G.H.W.A.Y. 56 5th & 6th Grades Sunday, September 30 Sunday School GYM 9:45 am Mileage 5 pm, GYM Alleluia Choir 6 pm, adult choir room Wed., October 3 Extra Mile 6:15 pm, C305 Created by God for 6th Graders October 11-13 Last week to register. Registration closes October 1.Space is limited! Haiti Health Kits Last week to bring items for 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)

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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 - Sept 30 Issue  

BEAM - Sept 30 Issue