Missions in our church are not events, they are our reason for being



Belle Meade UMC seeks to follow the example of Jesus, who cared for and loved deeply those who were sick, poor, oppressed, outcast, and marginalized. Living in service with others nurtures discipleship and helps us connect more closely to God, to one another, and to the needs of the world.

The people of Belle Meade UMC are actively engaged in service in our community through ongoing support of and volunteerism with established agencies and organizations who serve the poor, hungry and homeless. In addition to service and volunteering, each month a special communion offering is designated to financially support an agency or organization committed to serving others.

Current Mission Opportunities

Last minute School Supply Store

Each year children in our community start school without basic supplies. This event was started as a Girl Scout Gold Award project by BMUMC member Lily Wilson, to provide an opportunity for parents to “shop” for supplies at no charge.  Please bring any of the following supplies to BMUMC Monday-Thursday from 9-4, Friday from 9-12 or on Sunday mornings during the month of July. Gift cards and checks (designating HG Hill supplies) should be left with a staff member.  Questions?  Email Lily Wilson at lastminuteschoolsupplies@gmail.com

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Sharpened #2 pencils
Packages of cap erasers
Pencil sharpeners
Red pens
Black pens
Packs of crayons
Washable markers
Colored Pencils
Glue sticks
Dry erase markers
Plastic pencil box
Black sharpie markers
Folders with pockets and prongs
Folders with pockets (no prongs)
Three-Ring Binders (1-2 inches)
Wide-Ruled Composition notebooks
Wide-Ruled spiral notebooks
Plastic rulers


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Loaves and Fishes: Monday, July 30

Loaves and Fishes is an ecumenical charity service for individuals who are homeless and near homeless located at Holy Name Church.  Cooks, servers, and clean-up helpers are needed.  Monday, July 30th, is Belle Meade’s next turn to help.  To prepare the meal, please arrive by 9:30 AM; to serve and clean up, please arrive by 11:00 AM. Holy Name is located at 521 Woodland Street, Nashville 37206.  Please contact:  Marilyn Lukehart at 615 352-6783 or by email at marilynlukehart@comcast.net.


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HG HILL Middle School Missional Community

Do you have an hour a week to make a huge difference?  As part of our HG Hill Middle School partnership, we are recruiting tutors to help with math and reading skills.  Volunteers would commit to at least one hour per week, and training would be provided.  If you are willing to serve in this capacity, or have questions, please email Melissa Vickroy at melissaowilson@comcast.net or Lynn Kauffman at lynnkauffman@bellsouth.net.


Donations for Barth Vernon UMC

Once a month one or more of our mission circles donate canned and boxed foods for Barth Vernon’s Food For Hungry Families program. All are invited to bring items anytime to the black bin marked for that food collection. In addition, we save recyclable beauty products. We invite you to bring empty beauty products for men and women to the second bin marked for its collection. We get money for the recyclables and donate it to Barth Vernon mission projects. Lists of needed food items and recyclables we collect are on the UMW bookshelves opposite Gracie’s office down the hall to Fellowship Hall. For info about joining one of our 5 mission circles, email Lynn Kauffman or call at 615-646-5509.

Community Partners

Bethlehem Center
Project Transformation
Nashville Freedom Schools
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Preston Taylor Ministries

Community Care Fellowship
Loaves and Fishes
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Room in the Inn
Last Minute Toy Store
Last Minute School Supply Store

Health/Social Justice/Support Groups:
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alzheimer's Association