Missions

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


loaves and fishes - monday, april 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, April 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. To help serve, email Marilyn Lukehart or call 615 352-6783.

loaves and fishes
 

habitat for humanity - sunday, may 6

BMUMC will be volunteering for one build day this Spring on Sunday, May 6th.  We need 25 volunteers. All volunteers of all ages 16 and up are welcome to volunteer.  Lunch will be provided by J. Alexander’s. If you are able to volunteer please email Brian Sipple.

habitat for humanity build day belle meade umc
 

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

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

Homeless/Poverty:
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
Al-Anon
Alzheimer's Association

UMCOR