Twice Is Nice Estate/Consignment Sale
Jul
15
to Jul 21

Twice Is Nice Estate/Consignment Sale

Twice Is Nice Consignment and Estate Sale

ESTATE SALE ITEMS NEEDED

Don’t forget to get together your items for our semi-annual Estate Sale. We will price your items and all proceeds go to support our church missions and apportionments. We are looking for furniture; artwork; home décor; current or recent books, DVDs and CDs; jewelry; tools; kitchen misc.

Drop off of items: 
Sun, July 15 from 12-4
Mon. 7/16 from 5-7
Wed. 7/17 from 5-7pm

There will be a pre-sale Thurs. night 7/19 from 5-7pm and the public sale is Fri. and Sat. the 20th and 21st from 9am-3pm.

If your item is too large we can help transport it. Email melissa.carro@gmail.com.

Volunteers are needed: SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER!

Sunday (7/15) 12-4pm help with drop-off
Mon-Wed (7/16-7/18) 5-7pm help with drop-off
Thurs (7/19) 5-7pm pre-sale duties

Fri/Sat (7/20-7/21) 9am-3pm SALE DAYS 

1 to 2 Shifts would be preferable to get in the groove. Snacks and drinks are provided. Sign up with a friend! Youth get $10/hr towards mission trips. All participants will be entered to win Parnassus, Chick-fil-A, and AMC movie pass incentives. The consignment sale benefits our Missions and Apportionments. Email Vanessa Harris if you are interested in consigning.

 
 
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Ice Cream Social
Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Ice Cream Social

It's almost time for our favorite Summer Event - the delicious and fun Ice Cream Social! Join us for fellowship and homemade ice cream! For those making ice cream, you will need to arrive and set up by 3:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 3:45 p.m. and the official festivities will being at 4:00 p.m. Sign up to make ice cream here!

There will be 5 categories -
1.  Best Name
2.  Most Unique Ingredient
3.  Best Use of a TN Ingredient
4.  Best Boring but Still Delicious Flavor
5.  People's Choice - each table will be given a bucket, people will vote with money and proceeds will go to HG Hill Middle School

Get creative, make a sign, decorate your table! Additionally, we will have an inflatable for the kids to enjoy and a photo booth. Invite your friends and neighbors to this community-wide event! See you there!

 
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Jul
15
12:00 PM12:00

Family Day at Nashville Shores

This event is open to anyone...not just children and youth families!

Join Belle Meade UMC and United Methodists from around the connection from 12pm-8pm on Sunday, July 15th, at Nashville Shores! Tickets at $20 for ages 3 and up, children 2 and under are free. Car parking is an additional $9. You must RSVP and PAY by Friday, July 6th, to be guaranteed a ticket at the reduced rate. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on the day of, but availability at the discounted rate is not guaranteed. 

To pay for your tickets, please follow the link below. Select "Registrations/Other" as your donation type and type Nashville Shores in the box beside it to designate it. Ticket must be paid for by July 6th in order to be purchased. 

*If you are a parent of a teen who would like to participate with the youth group, please contact Rev. Kelli Hamiltion or Steve Stone to sign them up .

Remember to RSVP and pay for this event by July 6th! 

 

 

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Movie on the Lawn
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Movie on the Lawn

Join us Friday, July 13 at 6:30 PM for our MOVIE ON THE LAWN! We'll be watching Despicable Me 3 together in the back lawn of our church. Bring your friends and family to this community-wide event! We will provide hot dogs and hamburgers and all the fixins! Don't forget your blankets and/or chairs!

 
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Vacation Bible School
Jul
9
to Jul 12

Vacation Bible School

Discover Your Strength in God!!!

At Rolling River Rampage VBS, children ages 4yrs (by October 2017) -5th Grade (Grade completed by May 2018), will discover what it means to journey with God as they embark on a journey of faith. Along the rolling river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace! 

VBS will meet July 9-12 from 9am-12pm with a closing celebration and outdoor movie night for families on July 13th at 6pm. 

Please contact Rev. Gracie Dugan with questions at 615-352-6210 or gracie@bellemeadeumc.org

Serving Pre-K through 5th grade

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Mosaics' Moonlight and Memories
Jun
21
11:30 AM11:30

Mosaics' Moonlight and Memories

The next Mosaics program will be on Thursday June 21, 2018 at 11:30 am. Lunch is provided while we enjoy the music of  Moonlight and Memories.

“A celebration of the songs that kept a generation dancing." Carole Shaw and Lisa Webb are the exquisite duo highlighting the songs of yesteryear and they have performed in the Nashville area for VIP State dinner shows, The Bar Car, The Bluebird Cafe, and at New York’s prestigious Birdland. 

Please join us and bring your friends. This group is open to anyone outside or inside our church! Just place your name on the signup sheet at the front desk. If you have questions call Jan Todd at 615-589-7242. Hope to see you there!

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CPK Fundraiser
May
23
11:00 AM11:00

CPK Fundraiser

We have one more chance to eat together THIS Wednesday night at California Pizza Kitchen in Green Hills. CPK will donate 20% of proceeds back to BMUMC this Wednesday from 11AM-10PM, so if you can’t make it to dinner, you can still grab lunch and help us raise funds. 

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Women's Retreat
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Retreat

"You will make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence." Psalm 16:11

Date & Time: Saturday, May 19, 9am-4pm
Location: Ashland City Farms, 1686 Carney Winters Road, Ashland City, TN (Easiest to come Clarksville Hwy)
Cost, including Lunch: $25, write check to Belle Meade UMC or give cash to Sam
Lunch: Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese, Big Green Salad, Assorted Salads, Dessert 

Tentative Schedule:
9am - Coffee & Water, Get to know one another
10am - 11am -  Worship
11am - Small Group Discussion
12pm - Lunch
1pm - 3pm - Path of Life Spiritual Practices (Yoga, Walking, Art, Note Writing, Praying with Your Pen)
4pm - Depart 

Leaders: Alana Griffith, Sam McGlothlin, Erin Seay-Taylor, Mary Jane Pierce-Norton

Sign up here!

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Mosaics Event: The Elephant Sanctuary Program and Luncheon
Apr
19
11:30 AM11:30

Mosaics Event: The Elephant Sanctuary Program and Luncheon

The Mosaics have a wonderful program coming up on The Elephant Sanctuary, located in Howenwald, TN. The Sanctuary is currently home to 10 elephants retired from zoos and circuses, many of whom suffer long-term health and behavioral issues common to elephants that have spent their lives in captivity. The Sanctuary employs a fully integrated team of veterinarians and caregivers who provide high-quality care by using positive reinforcement and protected contact to safely meet the needs of each elephant in our care. 

The Sanctuary is licensed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) and certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

The program will be in the Fellowship Hall with a catered lunch by Erin Seay. Cost: $10. Please sign up at the front desk and contact Jan Todd at 615.589.7242 with any questions.

 
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Parenting Seminar
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Parenting Seminar

How do we prepare children for the digital future when they seem so wired for distraction? What skills will children need as students, and then as adults, in the 21st century? Research is revealing some surprising new 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 more to do with character traits such as grit, self-control, optimism, gratitude, and curiosity.

 
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Young Adult Sunday School Class
Apr
8
9:30 AM09:30

Young Adult Sunday School Class

If you are interested in getting involved in a Young Adult Sunday School Class, now is the time!! We are hosting a couple of Social Hours first, and then we will dream about what this class can look like! There are so many Young Adults at our church. We just need to get to know one another! Feel free to bring a friend! If you have questions, email Pastor Sam, sam@bellemeadeumc.org

 
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Easter Brunch
Apr
1
9:30 AM09:30

Easter Brunch

We have a tradition at Belle Meade UMC of hosting an Easter Brunch at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall! We invite everyone to make their favorite brunch foods to share: Deviled eggs, hashbrown casserole, breakfast casserole, fruits, lemon poppy seed bread, blueberry muffins, whatever you like! Please bring items between 8:00 and 9:00am on Sunday April 1 to the Fellowship Hall. We look forward to celebrating our Risen Lord and gathering as a community together! You can sign up to bring a dish here, or just show up with it on Easter.

 
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Eggstravaganza
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Eggstravaganza

Join us for our Eggstravaganza! We will have an Easter Egg Hunt, the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, face painting & crafts. There will also be a free hot dog lunch! Help us support our missions by stopping by the bake sale as well.

Activities 10 - 11 am

Easter Egg Hunt 11 - 11:15 am

Lunch 11:15 am - 12 pm

 

**Rain is in the forecast! If it rains, we will need to reschedule the egg hunt for another day. Check the church facebook page on Saturday morning for any updates regarding cancellation/rescheduling.  

 
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Lenten Bible Study & Worship
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Lenten Bible Study & Worship

On Wednesday nights Feb 21 - March 21 we will have a church-wide Lenten bible study and worship using Adam Hamilton's 24 Hours that Changed the World. Dr. Brian Sigmon will facilitate the teaching part of our study. We will end each night by engaging in an act of worship that corresponds to the week's focus. Music will be led by Justin Dugan. We will meet in the Chapel at 6:00 PM. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Sam, sam@bellemeadeumc.org. Feel free to join us as your schedule permits. We hope you will engage in this spiritual formation opportunity!

 
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Children and Youth Sunday (One Service)
Mar
18
10:30 AM10:30

Children and Youth Sunday (One Service)

During this special service of worship, our children and youth will offer their gifts, graces, and passion to proclaim God's word and lead out community in worship. Over the course of the last month, our young people have been working together to create every aspect of the worship experience and we know it will be a powerful morning. To honor the work our young people have done, we will only have one service on this morning at 10:30. We sincerely hope both our 8:30 and 10:30 attenders will make it a priority to be present for this special morning of worship. Jesus said, "let the children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs...whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." Mark 10:14-15.

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Mosaics' Luncheon
Mar
15
11:30 AM11:30

Mosaics' Luncheon

Please join us on Thursday March 15, 2018 at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall for a wonderful lunch and program. Our program is none other than Jane McLeod, CEO of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. She will be telling us about the history of Cheekwood and how far it has come and the new renovations on the house as well as the gardens. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask friends for lunch and fellowship. Lunch is $10 and a sign-up sheet will be at the front desk. If you have any questions please call Jan Todd at 615-589-7242.

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UMW Luncheon
Mar
11
11:30 AM11:30

UMW Luncheon

ALL LADIES OF THE CHURCH…are invited to join us for a tasty luncheon sponsored by our United Methodist Women in Fellowship Hall right after church (even without a reservation). Come learn about an ecumenical Christian women’s group doing good work for women and children here in Nashville: CHURCH WOMEN UNITED.

Join us to learn what these ladies do and what we can do to help in their mission work. Cost $9. First-time luncheon attendees eat free!

 
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Belle Meade 101
Mar
11
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 that you can get involved in! Belle Meade 101 will run for 4 weeks, Feb 18, Feb 25, March 4, and March 11, from 9:15am - 10:15am in the Chapel. If you have questions, email Pastor Sam, sam@bellemeadeumc.org.

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Sewanee University Choir in Concert
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Sewanee University Choir in Concert

On Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. the University Choir from The University of the South, Sewanee, will be at Belle Meade UMC in concert. The Choir, founded in 1860, is directed by Dr. Geoffrey Harris Ward, University Organist-Choirmaster. The event is sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is free and open to the public.    

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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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Here’s Love Dinner
Feb
18
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. 18 in the Fellowship Hall. The youth will serve and sing. We will also have special music from the Nashville Singers. Visit their website for more information.

Please make your reservation by signing up at the front desk in the administrative lobby or email Jenny Streams at streamsjennifer@gmail.com. If you need the church bus to pick you up, please write that by your name when you sign up for the dinner.

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Ash Wednesday
Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Ash Wednesday

All are invited to Wednesday Night Dinner from 5:00-6:00 PM. Our Ash Wednesday service will start at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. There will be no Joyful Noise Children's Choirs or Youth Connect groups. Rehearsal for The Belle Meade Choir (adults) follows at 7:00 PM. Sign up for Wednesday night dinner at the front desk in the administrative lobby, or fill out our form online.

 
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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Shrove Tuesday is traditionally celebrated the day before Lent begins. It is also known as Fat Tuesday / Pancake Day! Historically, Lent has been a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Christians who confessed their sins were "shriven" or absolved of their sins, & then feasted! Come kick off Lent with us on Tuesday, Feb 13 from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity for community fellowship. Pancakes, bacon, and fruit provided! There will also be a fun craft for kids!

 
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"Sticky Faith" Bible Study
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

"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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Understanding the Bible
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

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
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

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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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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