Understanding the Bible
Jan
10
to Feb 7

Understanding the Bible

Given that the Bible does not generally provide definitions or explanations for terms and concepts found within its pages, readers may find it helpful to have some background understanding as a frame of reference to facilitate one’s reading. While some terms, such as Lord and Adonai, may be familiar. Some other terms may not be so familiar, such as progressive revelation or plenary inspiration. This brief study will explore the importance of these terms and hopefully enhance the reader’s appreciation of the biblical content.

This class will be led by Dr. Ernest Heard, who teaches in the College of Theology and Christian Ministry at Belmont University. Students should bring a Bible to class.

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Introduction to the Enneagram
Jan
10
to Feb 7

Introduction to the Enneagram

The Enneagram is an ancient spirituality tool and personality typology that helps us understand why we do what we do. This tool has been used and developed by both religious and non-religious entities. In this class, we will explore the 9 types, as each person seeks to self-identify their type. More specifically, we will discuss how we can grow and mature spiritually using this resource.

As a foundation for our class, we will use the book "The Road Back to You" by Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile, long-time students of the Enneagram. Rev. Sam has purchased 10 books at $15/each. Email sam@bellemeadeumc.org to reserve your copy, or order the book here: The Road Back to You. Books will be handed out Sunday, Jan 7th and the first night of class, Wednesday, Jan 10th. You do not have to read ahead of the first class. If you have questions, please let pastor Sam know! Hope to see you then!

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"Sticky Faith" Bible Study
Jan
10
to Feb 7

"Sticky Faith" Bible Study

Join us for this 5 week study as we discover together how to create lasting faith in children and teens.  Research shows that almost half of graduating high school seniors struggle deeply with their faith and many leave behind their faith as they enter college. After years of research, the authors of "STICKY FAITH" have pinpointed faith formation practices that set children and youth up for faith that sticks.  The importance of this topic can not be overstated for parents and a church that has committed to nurture our children and teens towards deep and lasting faith.  This study is ideal for parents of children or teens, grandparents or anyone who is passionate about nurturing young disciples. 

We will be using the video curriculum and working through the insights from the book "Sticky Faith".  The book can be purchased from Rev. Gracie Dugan for $10 and will be handed out the first night of class.

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Mosaics Coffee & Classics
Feb
23
10:30 AM10:30

Mosaics Coffee & Classics

Please join us for Coffee and Classics presented by The Nashville Symphony on Friday, February 23, 2018. The concert is Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto. It begins at 10:30 and we will have lunch afterward. Ticket cost is $30 per person and must be paid at signup. Please give your check to Barbara. The cutoff date for tickets is Monday, February 19th. The signup sheet is now available at the information desk.Please include your friends and family. Email Jan Todd at jantodd51@gmail.com or sign up at the front desk. Transportation will be announced closer to the date. We hope you will join us for this Mosaics Event!

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Mosaics In-House Musical - CANCELED
Jan
18
11:30 AM11:30

Mosaics In-House Musical - CANCELED

Our first program of the year is an in-house musical planned by Tom Smedley and Nancy Reiser. Lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall and the program will follow in the Sanctuary. Join us! Sign up by Sunday, January 14 at the front desk. Cost $10.

The program will feature both sacred and secular music for piano, trumpet, and organ, spanning several historical periods, countries, liturgical seasons, and compositional styles featuring music from BMUMC's own Linda Ford, Margaret Williamson, Wayne Underhill, David Ford, and Nancy Reiser!

We hope you will bring friends to this delightful event!

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Family Christmas Eve Service
Dec
24
3:00 PM15:00

Family Christmas Eve Service

Join us for our a Family Christmas Eve Worship Service at 3pm on December 24th! We will have bells for children, glow sticks, communion, cookies, cocoa and an interactive retelling of the Christmas story!

This year, our children will be invited to dress up as wise men, shepherds, angels, etc. and offer their voices to proclaim the Christmas story. Any child wanting to participate, needs to arrive AT 2:15 to pick a costume, learn their group/character line and have a brief run through practice on the church steps.

Following the Christmas Eve service, we will enjoy Cookies and Cocoa in the Fellowship Hall.

Invite your friends and family to join us for this special service of worship!

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Thanksgiving Potluck
Nov
19
5:00 PM17:00

Thanksgiving Potluck

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Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner in the Fellowship Hall! Sign up to bring a main dish, side dish, bread, dessert, and/or beverage or just show up and enjoy the food and fellowship! Invite your friends and family to this community-wide event!

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Stick around after dinner for an evening filled with the exciting sounds of symphonic band music performed by one of  Nashville’s most outstanding musical ensembles. The Nashville Community Concert Band will give a FREE concert in the Sanctuary at 6:15 PM in memory of BMUMC member Edgar Jones, who loved their music. 

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Holiday Gift Market
Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Gift Market

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This year, we are hosting our first Holiday Gift Market featuring gifts from Thistle Farms, 10,000 Villages, and The Nashville Soap Company for a chance to support others as you shop from 4-6 PM! Thistle Farms will have body products, home products, and holiday scented candles. Ten Thousand Villages will provide an assortment of coffee, tea, chocolate, hot cocoa, food mixes, handcrafted ornaments, nativities, garlands, jewelry, scarves, change purses, finger puppets, wooden puzzles, and stocking stuffers. Let's shop with a purpose this holiday season!

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Pumpkin Fest
Oct
29
4:00 PM16:00

Pumpkin Fest

This favorite fall tradition features food, fellowship and fun for all ages! We’ll have a Hayride, Inflatable, Face Painting, Chili, Hotdogs and more! Come in your snazziest Halloween costume and let’s celebrate together! 

Chili contest details: Prepare your very own chili! Get as creative as you like: name your chili, decorate your space, dress up (there will be prizes!). We also encourage chili contestants to provide a trick-or-treat jar of candy for children to enjoy!  

Sign up here to participate in the chili cookoff or to volunteer!

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct
22
4:30 PM16:30

Blessing of the Animals

Pets are some of God’s special blessings in our lives. On Sunday, October 22 at 4:30pm, we invite you to bring your furry family members for a blessing at BMUMC. We are also accepting donations of pet food to give to local nonprofits. We are blessed to partner with our community in this way.

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Saturdays in the Patch
Sep
30
to Oct 29

Saturdays in the Patch

  • Belle Meade United Methodist Church (map)
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Sat. Sept. 30: Opening Day 
 

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Sat. Oct. 7: BBQ & Bluegrass:

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Sat. Oct. 14: Petting Zoo and Bounce House in the Patch


Sat. Oct. 21: (not too) Scary Movie in the Patch at 6:30 (concessions available)

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Sat. Oct. 28: Youth Bonfire starting at 6:30 PM (youth only)

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Movie on the Lawn!
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Movie on the Lawn!

Join us for our rescheduled Movie on the Lawn on Saturday, September 23rd, at 6:00pm! We will enjoy an evening of food, fellowship, fun and a superhero flick! The cookout, bounce house and fellowship will begin at 6:30 and at dusk we will enjoy a showing of Lego Batman Movie on the church lawn! This is a great event to invite friends and neighbors to as we enjoy a special night together! Please sign up at the lobby desk or email gracie@bellemeadeumc.org so we have an accurate headcount for food. Tell us you're coming on our Facebook event page and share with your friends!

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18th Annual Edward Barksdale Memorial Golf Tournament
Sep
16
7:00 AM07:00

18th Annual Edward Barksdale Memorial Golf Tournament

Join us for the 18th Annual Edward Barksdale Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Youth Missions at Belle Meade United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 16th! 

To register, email bmumcgolf@gmail.com.

7:00 AM: Registration/ Breakfast
8:00 AM: Shotgun Start
12:30 PM: Lunch and Awards

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams; closest to the pin; and long drive competitions.

For event info, contact Nick Streams - 615.7144296 or Casey Barnes - 615.828.1330
Golf Foursome: $400
Individual Golfer: $100
Competition Package including 2 mulligans: $20

For sponsorship info, contact Jansen Schroeder - 615.712.1370
Presenting Sponsor: $5000
Awards Sponsor: $2500
Lunch/Breakfast Sponsor: $1200
Beverage Cart Sponsor: $750
Putting Contest Sponsor: $700
Birdie Sponsor: $500
Hole Sponsor: $150

The purpose of youth ministry at Belle Meade UMC is to build mature Christian adults. One of the most meaningful ways we do this is by our work in the area of missions. From serving right here in the Nashville area to our youth choir's visits to nursing homes and care facilities for developmentally challenged people to summer construction work at various sites around the southeast to international missions trips, we are helping to teach young people the value of serving others and being leaders through serving. Your support helps to make this possible!

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Total Eclipse on the Lawn
Aug
21
12:30 PM12:30

Total Eclipse on the Lawn

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will sweep across the United States from approximately noon until 3:00 PM (Central Time). The eclipse will reach totality at roughly 1:26 PM (CT) in Tennessee. The exact timing and duration of totality depends on your location within the state. This is the first total solar eclipse to affect the continental U.S. since 1979. Metro Nashville Public Schools will be out of school on August 21, so bring your school-aged kids with you!

12:30 — Quick presentation on solar eclipses and safety by our own Astrophysicist Natasha McMann in the Fellowship Hall - this will last 20 minutes and is family-friendly.
1:00 — Start heading out on the lawn.
1:15 — Put on sunglasses (provided) and watch! (You must wear sunglasses to view the solar eclipse and we will provide 200 NASA-approved Sunglasses so first come, first serve.)

Tell us you're coming on our Facebook event page and share with your friends!

*Bring your blankets or lawn chairs!

About Natasha:
Natasha McMann, Belle Meade UMC member, is currently in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-PhD Bridge Program. She is working on her Master's in physics from Fisk and hopes to bridge over to the Astrophysics PhD program at Vanderbilt. Her research interests includes using Pulsar Timing Arrays to detect gravitational waves from supermassive black hole binary mergers. She is 2016 graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in Physics and a minor in Astronomy. She also earned a BA is Social Science with a minor in Literature from Bluefield State College in 2008.

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Ice Cream Social
Aug
13
4:30 PM16:30

Ice Cream Social

Join us for our Annual Ice Cream Social in the Fellowship Hall Aug. 13 at 4:30 PM! It's a friendly competition, so prepare for your Ice Cream to win one of the following categories: Best Name, Most Unique Ingredient, Best Use of TN Ingredient, Best Boring but Still Delicious Flavor, and People's Choice. Face painting and photo booth fun as well! Pizza will be served and Rev. Jacob Armstrong will follow at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Tell us you're coming on our Facebook event page and share with your friends!

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