A Weekly Publication of Brentwood United Methodist Church
“Growing Disciples of Christ Who Know Him, Love Him & Serve Him”
August 8 - 14, 2010
Libera Boys Choir in Concert
Sunday, August 8 | 7 pm | BUMC Sanctuary
Join us as we host Libera, a boys choir from England, to
sing for all worship services (8:30, 9:50, & 11 am) and to
give a special concert in the Sanctuary at 7 pm. They will
be on their American 2-week tour and will be singing in
large churches in Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, etc. Familiar
to audiences across the world, the boys have a stunningly
original sound, which is at once both ancient and modern. Enchanting audiences wherever
they go, they have attracted an enthusiastic fan base in many countries, particularly the US,
UK, Japan, the Philippines and Korea. No cost or childcare for this event.
Red Cross Blood Drive is August 8
Sunday, August 8 | 7:30 am - 12:30 pm | Lobby
Two Red Cross Bloodmobiles are here from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Donor registration is in the main lobby. Requirements to donate: you
must be at least 17-years-old; weigh at least 110 lbs; be in good health
and have not been asked by the Red Cross not to donate; you must have
a photo ID or your Red Cross donor card. Our goal is 60 units of blood.
The next opportunity to donate at the church will be October 10, 2010.
COME .....connect to a caring community
LEARN ....what it means to be a follower
of Christ in everyday life
LIVE ........a better story!
Promotion Sunday for Students and Children is next week, August 15
Fall Worship KicKoFF - living a Better story . . .
Saturday: 5:00 pm - Chapel (new time)
Sunday: 8:30, 9:50, 11:00 am - Sanctuary
august 21/22: . . . what’s the problem?
august 28/29: . . . what’s the solution?
september 4/5: . . . so what?
church-Wide Fall picnic and KicKoFF For youth, hWy 56 & children
august 22 –– 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Featuring Christen Cole, Stephanik, Sheltered Reality,
‘Chilly Churn off’ (entries needed of homemade ice cream, contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org),
‘Thrill of the Grill’, blowup games & more!
THRIVE it’s Wednesday! KicKoFF
august 25 –– 5:30 pm Meal
FREE Dinner by Stroud’s BBQ August 25 only - no other Wednesday night meals this semester.
6:15 - 7:30 pm - Children’s Choirs & Activities
6:30 - 7:30 pm - Rev. Wright’s Exodus Bible Study; Extra Mile (5th & 6th)
6:30 - 7:45 pm - Student Thrive! (7th - 12th)
youth groW groups Begin august 29
adult sMall groups Begin septeMBer 12
AgE LEVEL MINIStRIES Promotion Sunday is August 15! StUDENt MINIStRy
CHILDREN Infants - 6 th
7th - 12th Grades
8:00 am - 12:00 pm: Nursery (infants - 3 yrs.) Sunday, August 8: “Act, Love, Walk”
Church time Resumes August 15, 2010. 9:45 am 7th - 12th grades in Tabernacle
9:45 am: Sunday School for Preschool This is our summer interns, Kristen Young and
9:45 am: 1st - 4th Grades meet and dismiss in Martin Leathers last Sunday with us. They have
the Chapel through August 8th. been awesome!
11:00 am 7th grade Student Ministry
Fall Kickoff Picnic Orientation (see below for details).
Volunteers are needed to help with the 1:00 pm Sonshine registers in Cafe for retreat
children’s games at the Church Picnic on tuesday, August 10
Sunday, August 22. Volunteers will serve in 1pmish Sonshine Choir retreat returns
30 minute intervals. Contact Amy Grimes at Saturday, August 14
email@example.com. 8:30 - 12:30 pm Church-wide Teacher
Conference & Training. Youth areas: Grow
3rd grade Bible Presentation/Bible Blast Group Leaders, Sunday Morning Volunteers,
Saturday, August 28 & Sunday, August 29 Connect Team, Ministry Leaders - Haney Hall
All 3rd graders will be presented with a Bible
Student Ministry Orientation - for the new 7th
during either the Saturday night Worship
Grade Students (2010-2011 school year) and
Service, August 28, or Sunday Worship
their Parents at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August
Services, Sunday, August 29. You are invited
8 in the Youth Tabernacle. Please join us for an
to attend the 3rd Grade Bible Blast in the
introduction to the youth ministry, a tour of the
Gym from 12-2, where you will learn how
youth space, and an opportunity to meet the
to use your Bible in a fun and interactive
youth staff. Spread the word!
way! Lunch is provided. Please register at
www.bumc.net/thirdgradebibles. Questions? Student Ministry gROW gROUP Leaders
Contact Ellen Garrett, Director of Children’s Student Ministry is looking for adults to help
Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org. co-lead small groups of 8-12 students on
Sundays nights during the school-year. All
Created by god will be held for 6th Graders training and curriculum is provided. For more
September 30-October 1. Cost is $60 and information contact: Allison Fasig at 324-7243
includes lunch on Saturday, snacks and or email@example.com.
materials. Cost: $60. Register at
Promotion Sunday - August 15
toddler Bible Presentation will be held at
Fall Kickoff - August 22
9:45, Sunday, September 12 in the Chapel.
If you want to help with the Youth Fall Kickoff
or make homemade ice cream for our Chilly
Churn-off, contact Anne Porter at
HIgHWAy 56 (5th/6th Ministry) firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAy, AUgUSt 8
9:45-10:45 am thrive Kickoff - August 25
Morning Assembly and Praise in
the GYM (5th/6th) grow groups - August 29
11:00 am - Tabernacle (registration available August 15)
Student Ministry Orientation - for the new 7th
Fall Parents Meeting & grow group
Grade Students (2010-2011 school year) and
Leader Open House
their Parents. Please join us for an introduc-
tion to the youth ministry, a tour of the youth Sunday, September 12
space, and an opportunity to meet the youth 7th-9th Grade at 6:30-7:30 pm
staff. 10th-12th Grade at 5:30-6:30 pm
Women’s Retreat: Encouragement EXtREME!!
Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11
Tired? Drained? Hopeless? STOP going through the
motions of life and absolutely, boundlessly abandon
boredom for FREEDOM!
Encouragement Extreme, a Women’s Retreat, is an
EXTREME Event where you LAUGH, LEARN AND
SHARE with girlfriends who “get you!” This event’s goal
is to help you pursue total surrender to Jesus Christ and
live in the fullness of all you were created to be in him. National radio host Luann Prater and
award-winning artist Betty Shoopman are just two of the incredible national speakers that will
be sharing their wisdom and talents. Register at www.bumc.net/womensretreat.
This event is presented by the Singles Ministries of Brentwood UMC but is open to all women.
tell your Story ….So We Can tell Our Story
For those of you who would like to share your story, the deadline is
August 10. Send stories to Carol Bumbalough @ email@example.com.
Elected Lay Leadership Self-Referral Forms Due September 1
Do you feel like God may be calling you to a place of leadership at our church? If so,
consider referring yourself as a potential candidate to serve as an elected leader at BUMC.
Referral Packets and more information about 2011 elected leadership opportunities are
available online at www.bumc.net/lead or at the Guest Services Desk in the Narthex. All
self-referral forms are due no later than Wednesday, September 1. Your self-referral form
will be passed on to the Committee on Lay Leadership (CLL) for consideration. For ad-
ditional information on the nominations process contact Leslie Hotzfeld at 324-7235 or
you Are Needed at a Fun and Important
teacher/Leadership/group Facilitator Event
Sat. August 14 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | Haney Hall
People are learning…What are you teaching? People are follow-
ing…Where are you leading? The staff in the Children, Youth,
Singles and Adult Discipleship areas would like to invite you to
spend a morning getting equipped for the fall. You may be relatively new to teaching/facili-
tating in the church or well seasoned. We’ve got some great tools developed by the General
Board of Discipleship that will help you assess your own place on the journey and assist you in
helping others to grow as disciples! Your ‘investment’ matters in the life of a child, a youth or
an adult! Register for the event at www.bumc.net and for childcare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact Judith Bone at 324-7258 or email@example.com.
Vendors Needed: BUMC Day School
presents SHOPaplooza 2010 - the Ultimate
On Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, 2010
Haney Hall will be a buzz with shoppers! Interested in a
Vendor Spot? Day School Parents and Church Members
should contact Rebecca Tharpe at BUMCshop@gmail.com.
Nexus Chamber Orchestra presents “East Meets West”
Sunday, August 15 | 4 pm | Chapel
“East Meets West” is the theme for the upcoming Nexus
Chamber Orchestra concert. This concert will feature
music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Antonín Dvořák, and local
composer, Helga Harris, who is originally from Russia.
The string quartet made up of talented Nashville musi-
cians will be Stefan Petrescu, Catherine Umstead (violons), Alan Umstead (viola), and Keith
Nicholas (cello). You won’t want to miss this eclectic concert of music from around the
globe! Plan to attend, and invite your friends!
Book Signing with Author, Bob J. Moore
Lord, Give Me Patience, and Give It to Me Right Now!
Sunday, August 15 | 10 am - 12:15 pm | Outpost
We are impatient people looking for immediate action and instant
gratification, so much so that God’s patient ways sometimes confuse,
perplex, and bother us. We are impatient, but God is deliberate,
steady, and long-suffering. The way to become a spiritually mature
Christian is to spend so much time with Christ that we begin to think
and act like him, to spend so much time with him that we take on
what the apostle Paul called “the mind of Christ.”
PEP Club Welcomes Vocalist Diane DiStasio
August 10 | 6:30 pm | Haney Hall
All persons 55 and over are invited for a covered dish dinner fol-
lowed by a program with vocalist Diane DiStasio and her guitar ac-
companist Angel Pontier. She will sing selections of contemporary
and classical songs. Come enjoy this special program of music.
SIXty-FIRSt AVENUE UMC AFtER SCHOOL PROgRAM will begin its 2010 – 2011 program
WAyS tO SERVE HIM beyond tHE WALLS for grades K-5 on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 from 4:00 – 5:30PM. The program is held on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during regular Metro-Davidson County school days.
There will be a MENtOR ORIENtAtION for potential new volunteers on tuesday, August 24,
Wednesday, August 25 or thursday, August 26 at 10 am. This is an excellent opportunity
to be a positive influence in the life of a child that helps to make positive change. Come and
join the fun! For more information, contact Nita Haywood, Director of Children and Youth
Ministries, at 292-7184 or firstname.lastname@example.org
StEP INtO AFRICA: tHE WORLD VISION EXPERIENCE AIDS tOUR at Otter Creek Church,
August 8 – 14, 2010. The Experience, which tells the story of four children who have been
drastically affected by AIDS, is a 3,600 square foot, interactive walk-through exhibit. A narrator
will guide you through your experience on individual audio players issued to each guest. It takes
about 30 minutes to travel through the exhibit. For more information, visit www.worldvisionex-
perience.org. Otter Creek Church is located at 409 Franklin Road, just south of BUMC.
SAFE HAVEN FAMILy SHELtER – HIKE FOR tHE HOMELESS
Safe Haven is the only shelter program of its kind in Middle TN that accepts homeless families
as an entire unit, providing services for over 25 years. The HIKE FOR tHE HOMELESS is a
family friendly event that takes place in the scenic trails of Edwin Warner Park each fall. Safe
Haven is looking for leaders from Sunday School classes and Youth groups to serve as Team
Leaders for the upcoming hike. A Safe Haven representative will be available to speak to
groups to answer any questions that may arise. There are 2 key dates for those interested in be-
coming involved. team Leaders – tuesday, August 10, 2010 Kick off reception at Nashville
Airport Marriott. Contact Trey Lipman at 615-256-8195 to attend. Participants - October
16, 2010 for the Hike Event - Mark your calendars! Please contact BUMC member, Eric Baer
at 712-0072 or email@example.com if interested in being part of the event.
CALLINg ALL gOLFERS!! ROOFTOP is an organization that is made up of a collabora-
tion of churches that assists the working poor with rent and utility assistance in the Davidson
County area. BUMC is a supporter of this group and is where we make referrals for folks seek-
ing help. ROOFTOP is sponsoring a Fundraiser golf Scramble at Richland Country Club on
Monday, August 30 from 8 am until 1 pm. Cost is $150 per person. We would like to have
a few teams from BUMC participating in this event. You may register by going to the website
H2O ---- HOPE tO OtHERS - BOttLED WAtER WItH A CAUSE
On your next trip to the grocery store, help provide a drink of water to the homeless of Nash-
ville by donating water to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Your donation will not only provide
much needed relief, it will also give hope. You may bring your donations to the Collection
Bins in the Chapel Narthex.
HARVESt HANDS (www.harvesthandscdc.com)
Harvest Hands CDC exists to be a catalyst of wholistic community
development, focusing on healthy living, education, spiritual formation
and economic development. For more information, visit
After-school Program Mentors needed for the 2010 - 2011 school
year! We’re looking for both Activities Mentors and
Education Mentors from August 16 - May 25. We ask that all mentors
commit to attending at least one day per week during the school year.
Contact Abby Buter at 259-9900 or firstname.lastname@example.org if
you’d like to be a mentor!
• serve from 3:45 to 4:45 pm
• assist with recreation and devotion time at the emPower sports gym (601 Benton Avenue).
• serve from 4:30 to 6:00 pm
• paired with children and youth to assist with homework, educational activities and tutoring
at Harvest Hands (424 Humphreys Street).
Mentor training - August 11, 5:30 - 6:30 pm at Harvest Hands (424 Humphreys St.). To attend,
contact Abby Buter at 259-9900 or email@example.com.
Harvest Hands has leased a gym in our neighborhood - the new
emPower Sports Center! We are in need of commerical-grade workout
equipment to outfit the gym into a community workout center and are
looking for the following: 1) two lightly used commercial-grade elliptical
machines, 2) two recumbent bikes, 3) two treadmills and 4) a total body
crosstrainer. If you have this equipment to donate, contact Kyle Frohock at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 259-9900.
A Note from Our Lay Leader
Mark Batterson, author of “Primal: A Quest for the Lost Soul of
Christianity” asks the reader the following question: “Does your heart break
for the same things that ‘break’ the heart of God?” This poses an important
question, “What are the things that ‘break the Heart of God?’
1. Could it be dissension among His People?
2. Could it be individual or group failure to take advantage of the opportunities offered us
as part of ‘the Kingdom on Earth?’
3. Could it be a sense of ‘lethargy’ among His people?
4. Could it be our failure to celebrate the ‘Victories in Christ’ that occur miraculously every
As Lay Leader for the church, I want to challenge each one to offer your thoughts on what
issue(s) that you think might ‘break the heart of God’ and break your heart as well. From
time to time I will be responding here in the Beam with thoughts and reflections on this
and other subjects. I invite you to send me your thoughts and or questions to
In Christ’s name,
John T Frame
Permanent Adult Sunday School teacher Needed!
inside tHE WALLS
After 9 years of service Tim Gaddis is stepping down as the teacher for the Acts: 2:42
Sunday School class. The class has begun the search for an individual or couple that
loves teaching the Bible and enjoys lively conversation. Are you feeling the call to teach
and have been waiting for just the right group? Contact Judith Bone at 324-7258 or
Church Picnic Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to help with the children’s games at the Church Picnic on Sun-
day, August 22. Volunteers will serve in 30 minute intervals. Contact Amy Grimes at
Children’s Sunday School teacher
Sunday School teachers are needed for Elementary 1st grade and Preschool 3 and 4 year
olds. Contact Samantha Snyder in the Children’s Ministry at 373-3663 x301 or ssny-
email@example.com for questions and to volunteer.
Come Smile With Us!
Do you have the gift of hospitality and love to smile? If so, have we got an opportunity
for you! We need people who would like to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings. All
you have to do is welcome people as they come in to the church and direct them to Sun-
day school classes and the worship services. We work in teams and each team serves for
one month at a time, four times a year. If you are interested or would like more informa-
tion, please contact Ann Meece at 324-8207 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Singles Sunday School teacher Needed!
A class of singles folks ages 20 to 30 is looking for a permanent Sunday School teacher
at the 9:45am hour. These energetic and service oriented young people are hoping to
locate a person or person[s] who loves to teach Scripture and feels called to lead a group
in study and action. Contact Judith Bone in the Adult Discipleship office, 324-7258 or
Ushers for 8:30 & 11:00am Services
Responsibilities: Ushers welcome people as they come into worship; distribute bulletins,
assist with seating latecomers, collect offering, direct congregation during communion
and collect attendance cards. Time Commitments: Serve 1 month per quarter plus spe-
cial services (Christmas Eve, Easter, etc…) as needed and available. Sunday AM times are
8:00 to 9:35 for 8:30 service and 10:30 to 12:10 for 11:00 service. Contact: Alexandra
Maddox, 324-7227, email@example.com.
AA gROUPS CODA
9 am, Monday (For Women Only), BH 102 Contact: Herberta Grissom, 347-4900,
8:30 am, Tues.& Th., BH 102 firstname.lastname@example.org
7 pm, Tues.& Th., BH 201 CHILDREN OF AgINg PARENtS (COAP)
1 pm, Sunday - Saturday, BH 102 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Martin Ctr.
7 pm, Fridays (For Men Only), BH 101 Contact: Sheryl Davis, 351-8145,
Al Anon gROUP email@example.com
Contact: John Fite, 337-6975, or DIVORCE RECOVERy
Emily S., 309-4921 Contact: Shebbie Shields, 324-7240
ADHD Adult; Spouse Workshops DOMEStIC ABUSE
Contact: Terry Huff, 627-4191 Contact: Caroline Beavers, 371-2550.
ALzHEIMER’S gRIEF SUPPORt
Contact: Barbara Jones, 373-1941 or Contact: Alive Hospice, 963-4732.
Ruth Randolph, 385-2323
CAREER tRANSItIONS Contact: Amy Hodges Hamilton
Each Monday, 7:00 pm - A281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Rick Ross, 390-7283
MS SELF HELP
yOUNg CAREER tRANSItIONS Contact: Sandie Mountz, 376-5395.
Each Monday, 7:00 pm - A292
ADOPtION SUPPORt & ORPHAN MINIStRy
Contact: email@example.com Contact: Charlene Leonard, 221-4041.
CHILDREN OF AgINg PARENtS (COAP) PARtNERS IN HOPE Cancer Support
3rd Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Martin Ctr. Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 435-3716
Contact: Sheryl Davis, 351-8145, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brentwood United Methodist ChUrCh CoUnseling Center
offers services to children, youth & families.
For appointment call 376-5910.
yOU can play an important role in our Stephen Ministry . . .
. . . Because you may know of a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or relative who is go-
ing through a difficult time and who could benefit from the focused care, encour-
agement, and support of a Stephen Minister. If you know of someone who is hurt-
ing, talk with Dee at 373-3690 or Rev. Kaye Harvey at 373-3663. They can talk
with you about how we can connect the person you know with one of our Stephen
Ministers. It’s a great way for you to show how much you care!
Complete information online at
tools for www.bumc.net/tools.
tough In response to the current economic situation, BUMC has
made it a top prority to expand our ministries to the people
most affected. A wide range of support opportunities are
now available to members and our community.
• PAStORAL COUNSELINg one-on-one with one of our pastors.
• EMERgENCy FINANCIAL ASSIStANCE for members and non-members.
• EMERgENCy FOOD ASSIStANCE for members and non-members.
• CAREER tRANSItIONS SUPPORt gROUP Monday at 7 pm in Haney Hall.
• READy RESOURCES is an online guide to church and community resources at
• FINANCIAL COACHINg provided through trained mentors to work with you
• HANDy MAN MINIStRy for home repairs.
• NOtES OF ENCOURAgEMENt are provided to those going through difficult times.
WANt tO HELP? Put your skills to work in this project!
Contact Sean Anderson at 615-838-4663 or SeanAnderson@Realtor.com.