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


Project Transformation

Thank you for your generous contributions to the support of our PT intern, Clare Harney. We have collected her $2000 stipend money! The dinner Tabitha Circle provided for the PT interns in May was a delightful experience for us. The interns were very appreciative and kind in their comments about the dinner. The light of Christ shone right through those young people as we ate and fellowshipped together. Our next PT obligation as a supportive church is to provide listeners for children to practice their reading skills. Belle Meade’s 3 days of listening will be July 2nd, 3rd, and 5th from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Ebenezer UMC (former 61st Ave. UMC). If you can listen and support a child as he/she reads to you one day or all three days, please contact Lynn Kauffman (615-646-5509) or lynnkauffman@bellsouth.net to sign up. We need 12 volunteers each day. We will be listening to elementary children so teens can listen also. We need YOU!

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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

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