C.S. Lewis Book Study
Jul
2
to Aug 13

C.S. Lewis Book Study

Over seven weeks this summer, Dr. Kin Cosner will lead a group in reading and discussing C. S. Lewis’s most popular book, “Mere Christianity” on Tuesday nights starting July 2 at 6:30PM in Room 121.

You may secure your own book or order one for $13 by contacting Laura Zabaski: laura.zabaski@stgeorgesnashville.org.

The discussion will be guided using a provided handout published by the C. S. Lewis Foundation.

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Movie on the Lawn
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Movie on the Lawn

A church and community-wide night of fun!

Join us on July 19th at 6:30 for Movie on the Lawn!  We will fellowship, play, bounce, cookout and enjoy a movie on the back lawn at dusk! Plus, we’ll have a s’mores bar. Please bring a blanket and chairs to spread out as you enjoy the movie! Invite your neighbors and friends to join us! 

Movie Selection: Ralph Breaks the Internet

6:30: Cookout and Fellowship
Dusk: Movie Begins

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Ice Cream Social
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Ice Cream Social

After a summer of traveling and relaxing, it’s time to say hey to your friends and come on back to Belle Meade. To celebrate the end of the season, we’ll be having an ice cream social! There will be homemade, delicious ice cream for all to enjoy.

Meet in the Fellowship Hall!

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
15
to Jul 18

Vacation Bible School

JULY 15TH-18TH FROM 9-12

Blast off with the first VBS to land on the moon! Cokesbury's To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God's universe. They'll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. Beginning in your Assembly area-an outpost on Mars-they'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

Below is the link to sign up!

https://tmab.cokesburyvbs.com/BelleMeadeUMC/

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Youth Senior High Guatemala Mission Trip
Jun
30
to Jul 6

Youth Senior High Guatemala Mission Trip

Our senior high youth and a group of adults will be participating in a mission trip to Antigua, Guatemala through Mission Discovery. We hope to help build a couple of homes, participate in food distribution, and help lead a local VBS type of experience for the children there. We also hope to create a mural at Kairos which is a local school that partners closely with Mission Discovery and the surrounding community. If you would like to help fund the supplies for the mural project, contact Steve Stone.

Please be in prayer for our team as they prepare and also as they take part in this wonderful opportunity to come alongside what God is already doing:

YOUTH: Bella Barbero, Emmy Carro, Amani Devault-Smith, Addison Francis, Leigh Ann Schmidt, Rylan Schroeder, Lily Wilson

ADULTS: Harold Bandy, Vicki Bandy, Gabe Carro, Morgan Crawford, Terrie Crawford, Mary Devault, Steve Stone Jr., Mark Whitler, Marshall Wilson 

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Sermon Series: My Story, My Song
Jun
30
8:30 AM08:30

Sermon Series: My Story, My Song

June 23 and June 30, we will have our third year of My Story, My Song.

In both services, Charlotte Chaney (June 23) and Ernest Heard (June 30), will share pieces of their personal stories and connect those stories to a hymn/song. We believe everybody has a story.

We hope hearing from these two wonderful people will inspire you to dig into your own story and share it with others. Tell us what you think on social media using #mystorymysong.

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Family Day at Nashville Zoo
Jun
23
11:30 AM11:30

Family Day at Nashville Zoo

Families are invited to join us on Sunday, June 23rd, for lunch after church and a trip to the Nashville Zoo! This event will take place in conjunction with the youth ministry and will an awesome intergenerational afternoon of fun! We will meet by the Fellowship Hall door at 11:30 to gather, make plans for lunch and head to the zoo!  A limited  number of seats will be available on the church bus if your family would like ride with the group.  The bus will leave the church at 11:30 and return to the church at 5:30. Please RSVP to Gracie if you will be able to join us and if your family would like to ride the bus.  Also, if needed families can come to lunch and not the zoo or the zoo and not lunch.  We hope to see you there! 

Nashville Zoo Admission Prices:
Adults: $18
Kids (2-12): $13
2 and Under: Free
Parking: $7

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Sermon Series: My Story, My Song
Jun
23
8:30 AM08:30

Sermon Series: My Story, My Song

June 23 and June 30, we will have our third year of My Story, My Song.

In both services, Charlotte Chaney (June 23) and Ernest Heard (June 30), will share pieces of their personal stories and connect those stories to a hymn/song. We believe everybody has a story.

We hope hearing from these two wonderful people will inspire you to dig into your own story and share it with others. Tell us what you think on social media using #mystorymysong.

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Mosaics Lunch
Jun
20
11:30 AM11:30

Mosaics Lunch

We are people in our 60s-80s who love God and enjoy growing in faith and friendship together. All ages are welcome to participate in our activities, including members of BMUMC as well as their friends, family, and the public.

Please join us for another wonderful program with lunch on Thursday, June 20th at 11:30 am.

Our entertainment will be an Elvis impersonator. Be ready to sing along and enjoy.

Lunch is $10 and the signup sheet is at the front desk. Kindly cancel your reservation if you can’t make it. Call Jan Todd with questions at (615) 589-7242.

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Joyce Walker Memorial Service
Jun
19
2:00 PM14:00

Joyce Walker Memorial Service

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Joyce Walker, who passed away Saturday, May 25. Joyce joined Belle Meade UMC in 1969 and was a beloved member of The Belle Meade Choir. A Memorial Service for her will be held Wednesday, June 19 at 2pm in the Sanctuary, with a reception to follow in the Lounge.

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Ordination of Rev. Sam McGlothlin
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ordination of Rev. Sam McGlothlin

You are invited to Pastor Sam’s Ordination this Wednesday, June 12 at 7pm at Brentwood UMC. 

Come early to get a good seat! If the lot around the church is full, follow the signs to overflow parking. 

The shuttle is fast and runs consistently. 

If you cannot be present but want to watch, there will be a livestream link posted on tnumc.org!

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Family Day at Nashville Shores
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

Family Day at Nashville Shores

Join us on June 9th for UMC family day at Nashville shores! We will join together with United Methodists all over the connection for fellowship and family fun from Noon-8pm.  Tickets are $20 per person and children ages 2 and under are free!  This was a fun event last year and the perfect way to take the family to Nashville Shores at a discounted price! Email Gracie to sign up to come to Nashville Shores! 

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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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