Belle Meade Talent Show!
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Belle Meade Talent Show!

Do you juggle? Do you tell good jokes? Do have your trained your dog to dance? We want to see your talents!!!! Come out Wednesday May 15 for a cookout, ice cream sundae bar and the BELLE MEADE TALENT SHOW! It will be held in the Fellowship Hall.

How to Enter your Talent:
- Sign-up on Nancy’s door by May 10 with a description of your talent. Talent will be approved by Staff.
- You can enter as an individual or group.
- Each performer/group has 3-4 minutes.
- We can provide a piano, tables, chairs, a microphone. You provide anything else.

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Adult Bible Study: Looking Back/Looking Forward: A Christian Reflection on the Assassination Of JFK
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Bible Study: Looking Back/Looking Forward: A Christian Reflection on the Assassination Of JFK

David Norton is an amateur historian who has studied the assassination of JFK since 1973. The first of this two parter will be to present what happened and a detail of the different conspiracy theories.The second night will deal with the aftermath, how it changed our country, and how we might respond. We will also take questions from the first night. Please note that there are some graphic images/films presented.

Taught by David Norton in the Fellowship Hall.

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Adult Bible Study: A Novel Way of Life
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Bible Study: A Novel Way of Life

Just the other day someone said to me, “I never read anything but nonfiction. Reading fiction feels like a waste of time.” As a lifelong reader of both fiction and nonfiction, I’m always surprised when I hear this. I do read nonfiction books to learn something about the topic covered. But over and over again I am surprised and delighted by what I learn from fiction. Over the 3 weeks of this class, we will talk about the impact of reading fiction on our values, our actions, and our faith. The novels I will specifically reference will include: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin; “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick; “There, There” by Tommy Orange; “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penney; “We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter” and “The Whole Town’s Talking” by Fannie Flagg. Participants are invited to bring their favorites and contribute to the discussion on the power of books!

Taught by Mary Jane Pierce-Norton in the Lounge.

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Adult Bible Study: A Novel Way of Life
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Bible Study: A Novel Way of Life

Just the other day someone said to me, “I never read anything but nonfiction. Reading fiction feels like a waste of time.” As a lifelong reader of both fiction and nonfiction, I’m always surprised when I hear this. I do read nonfiction books to learn something about the topic covered. But over and over again I am surprised and delighted by what I learn from fiction. Over the 3 weeks of this class, we will talk about the impact of reading fiction on our values, our actions, and our faith. The novels I will specifically reference will include: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin; “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick; “There, There” by Tommy Orange; “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penney; “We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter” and “The Whole Town’s Talking” by Fannie Flagg. Participants are invited to bring their favorites and contribute to the discussion on the power of books!

Taught by Mary Jane Pierce-Norton in the Lounge.

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Adult Bible Study: Looking Back/Looking Forward: A Christian Reflection on the Assassination Of JFK
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Bible Study: Looking Back/Looking Forward: A Christian Reflection on the Assassination Of JFK

David Norton is an amateur historian who has studied the assassination of JFK since 1973. The first of this two parter will be to present what happened and a detail of the different conspiracy theories.The second night will deal with the aftermath, how it changed our country, and how we might respond. We will also take questions from the first night. Please note that there are some graphic images/films presented.

Taught by David Norton in the Fellowship Hall.

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Adult Bible Study: A Novel Way of Life
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Bible Study: A Novel Way of Life

Just the other day someone said to me, “I never read anything but nonfiction. Reading fiction feels like a waste of time.” As a lifelong reader of both fiction and nonfiction, I’m always surprised when I hear this. I do read nonfiction books to learn something about the topic covered. But over and over again I am surprised and delighted by what I learn from fiction. Over the 3 weeks of this class, we will talk about the impact of reading fiction on our values, our actions, and our faith. The novels I will specifically reference will include: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin; “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick; “There, There” by Tommy Orange; “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penney; “We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter” and “The Whole Town’s Talking” by Fannie Flagg. Participants are invited to bring their favorites and contribute to the discussion on the power of books!

Taught by Mary Jane Pierce-Norton in the Lounge.

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Lent Practice: Feasting on the Word
Apr
3
6:15 PM18:15

Lent Practice: Feasting on the Word

During Lent, you are invited to engage in intentional, intergenerational experiences. This coming Wednesday night, we will meet in the Lounge at 6:15 p.m. We will engage next Sunday’s Scripture Reading, John 12:1-8, using all five of our senses. Come ready to see, hear, smell, touch, and taste, as we listen for what the Living Word has to teach us here and now. Bring a Bible and let Pastor Sam know if you have a question.

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Lent Practice: Silence & Stillness
Mar
20
6:15 PM18:15

Lent Practice: Silence & Stillness

During Lent, you are invited to engage in intentional, intergenerational experiences. This coming Wednesday night, we will meet in the Choir Loft of the Sanctuary from 6:15-7:00 p.m. We will create a space for us to practice being silent and still, inviting quiet into our lives individually and communally. We hope to encounter how intentional silence grants us clarity and an opportunity to exhale the chaos within and inhale the peace of God. 

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Lent Practice: Prayer & Play
Mar
13
6:15 PM18:15

Lent Practice: Prayer & Play

During Lent, you are invited to engage in intentional, intergenerational experiences from 6:15-7:00 following Dinner. This coming Wednesday night, we will meet in the Children’s Wing. We will be baking pretzels, an old Lenten ritual, as we talk about prayer. We will also engage in prayer and play through stations and activities that bring us joy. We will learn how intention behind any hobby or activity that is life-giving is a way of praying with God. 

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Belle Meade 101
Mar
3
9:15 AM09:15

Belle Meade 101

Twice a year, we want to offer a more in-depth look at United Methodist theology and history, Sunday school classes, small group opportunities, and ministries here at the church you can get involved in! Belle Meade 101 will run for 4 weeks, Feb 17, Feb 24, March 3, and March 10, from 9:15am - 10:15am in the Chapel. If you have questions, email Pastor Sam.

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Belle Meade 101
Feb
24
9:15 AM09:15

Belle Meade 101

Twice a year, we want to offer a more in-depth look at United Methodist theology and history, Sunday school classes, small group opportunities, and ministries here at the church you can get involved in! Belle Meade 101 will run for 4 weeks, Feb 17, Feb 24, March 3, and March 10, from 9:15am - 10:15am in the Chapel. If you have questions, email Pastor Sam.

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Church Family Meeting
Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

Church Family Meeting

Following the 10:30am service on Feb 17, we will host a church family meeting and light lunch in the Fellowship Hall. We will give an overview of the three proposals submitted to the Special Session of the General Conference by the Commission on the Way Forward. The called conference will be meeting Feb 23-26 in St Louis, Missouri. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sam@bellemeadeumc.org so we have a headcount for Lunch. If you need childcare, email Gracie@bellemeadeumc.org. If you cannot be present, we invite you into prayer during this seasons in our church life. 

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Belle Meade 101
Feb
17
9:15 AM09:15

Belle Meade 101

Twice a year, we want to offer a more in-depth look at United Methodist theology and history, Sunday school classes, small group opportunities, and ministries here at the church you can get involved in! Belle Meade 101 will run for 4 weeks, Feb 17, Feb 24, March 3, and March 10, from 9:15am - 10:15am in the Chapel. If you have questions, email Pastor Sam.

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Here's Love Dinner
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Here's Love Dinner

As a gift of love to our older adults at Belle Meade UMC, our youth will host a free dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10th in the Fellowship Hall. The youth will serve and sing. Please make your reservation by signing up at the front desk in the administrative lobby or by emailing Steve@bellemeadeumc.org. If you need the church bus to pick you up or if you have dietary restrictions, please let Steve know via email or write that by your name when you sign up for the dinner.

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Dec
24
3:00 PM15:00

Christmas Eve at Belle Meade UMC

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Celebrate the JOY of Christmas! All Christmas Eve Services will be held in the Sanctuary.

Family Christmas Eve Service: 3 PM

Interactive Christmas story; Cookies and Cocoa following service

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Reflective Music: 6:30 PM & 10:30 PM

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Candlelight & Communion Service: 7 PM & 11 PM

Childcare starts at 6:15 PM for 7 PM service ONLY

It’s officially Christmas and wouldn’t it be nice to take it easy and enjoy the beauty of winter instead of shopping, decorating and stressing? This year, take some time to reflect on the joy of the season at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. Our celebrations will put your whole family in the spirit of the season. So bring the entire family to celebrate along with us - we’d love to see you here!

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Mosaics' Christmas Event
Dec
6
11:30 AM11:30

Mosaics' Christmas Event

Join us for lunch and a musical Christmas Program with The Nashville Singers!

The Nashville Singers organization was founded in November of 2008 by a handful of men committed to excellence in vocal and choral performance. The chorus performs a diverse, primarily a cappella repertoire, covering many genres of music.

Since its formation, this volunteer vocal ensemble has learned over 90 songs, released two audio CDs, racked up over 120 performances for 70 clients in 11 counties across Tennessee, and produced a successful concert series which has attracted 2,800+ attendees from 43 cities in 10 states across the USA. Performances by the Nashville Singers have been enjoyed by over 50,000 people to date.

The Nashville Business Journal’s annual “Book of Lists” has ranked the Nashville Singers in the “Top 10” in their annual list of the top performing arts organizations in Middle Tennessee four times.

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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Fatherhood: Raising Successful Children

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Nashville Dads, come join us and bring a friend! Based partially on the groundbreaking recent research, Dr. Katherine Koonce will look at some surprising news about what makes a child, a person, “successful” in life. As it turns out, the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and economic advantages and more to do with character traits such as grit, self-control, and curiosity. We will discuss ways we as parents can help our children to develop these immensely important traits. RSVP for this FREE event by emailing info@bellemeadechildrenscenter.org!

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Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

A service of Hope and Healing

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The holiday season is often filled with joy and gatherings with friends and family, but it is for this very reason that many often struggle. For those whose families have caused them pain, for those who have lost a loved one, for those who live with depression, for those who feel weary this time of year, the holiday season can be stressful, painful, and draining. We invite you to bring your loneliness and heaviness into a quiet and safe space for lament, hope and healing. Join us for a time of reflection, support, and affirmation on Wednesday, November 28 at 6PM in the Chapel.

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Nashville Community Concert Band - Pre-Thanksgiving Concert
Nov
18
6:15 PM18:15

Nashville Community Concert Band - Pre-Thanksgiving Concert

The Nashville Community Concert Band will perform in the Sanctuary at 6:15PM! Admission is Free! This will be an evening filled with the exciting sounds of symphonic band music performed by one of Nashville’s most outstanding musical ensembles. Also, David Ford will be singing “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.” so you won’t want to miss it!

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