Book of Isaiah Bible Study
Aug
20
to Nov 12

Book of Isaiah Bible Study

Over thirteen weeks this fall, Dr. Kin Cosner will lead a group in reading and discussing the Book of Isaiah on Tuesday nights starting August 20 at 6:30PM in Room 121. The study will be guided by the book “Genesis to Revelation: Isaiah” by Lloyd Bailey.

You may secure your own book or contact Laura Zabaski (laura.zabaski@stgeorgesnashville.org) prior to class to receive one for $11.00.

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Belle Meade 101
Sep
15
to Oct 6

Belle Meade 101

Location: Chapel

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 Sundays, Sept 15, 22, 29 and Oct 6, from 9:30am - 10:15am.

Contact: Rev. Sam McGlothlin

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Mosaics Lunch: David Woodfine
Sep
19
11:30 AM11:30

Mosaics Lunch: David Woodfine

Mosaics returns on Thursday September 19, 2019 at 11:30am with a wonderful program: David Woodfine of Oxford England will be here to share his memoirs. David is a Masterchef and has written many books, and has served as Butler to Princess Diana and Prince Charles, as well as the Royal Family.

Please call your friends and join us for lunch and hear this funny and interesting man. Lunch is $10. If you have questions, please call Jan Todd at 615-589-7242. Sign up at the front desk. Kindly call and cancel if you can’t make it. See you there!

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Emilie Townes Preaching
Sep
22
8:30 AM08:30

Emilie Townes Preaching

Preaching at 8:30 and 10:30 on Sun, September 22.

Emilie M. Townes, an American Baptist clergywoman, is a native of Durham, NC.  She holds a DMin from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a PhD in Religion in Society and Personality from Northwestern University. Townes is the Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, becoming the first African American to serve as its dean in 2013.  She is the former Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology at Yale University Divinity School where she was the first African American and first woman to serve as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  In 2008, she was the first African American woman to serve as president of the American Academy of Religion and recently served as President of the Society for the Study of Black Religion from 2012-2016.  She taught on the faculties of Union Theological Seminary, NY and Saint Paul School of Theology. She is the editor of two collections of essays, author of four books including her groundbreaking book, Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil.  She is a co-editor of two books. Townes was elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. 

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Golf Tournament
Oct
11
12:00 PM12:00

Golf Tournament

Please join us for the 20th Annual Edward Barksdale Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting youth and church missions at Belle Meade UMC.  Our tournament offers a day of fun with great golfing at Harpeth Hills Golf Course next to scenic Edwin Warner Parks. Each player will receive an amazing player gift, bag breakfast before the round of play, and entry for great prizes in the player raffle. 

Sponsorships are available and begin at just $200.

100% of proceeds from this tournament go towards supporting our youth  and church missions outreach.

Learn more and register at www.edbarksdalememorial.com

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Coffee Hour for Visitors
Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee Hour for Visitors

Location: Library

New to Belle Meade or visiting for the first time? Join us for our next Coffee Hour in the Library! This is an informal time to meet church staff and other visitors, as well as learn more about the life of our church. Coffee, snacks, & a free Belle Meade coffee mug will be provided!

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Coffee Hour for Visitors
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee Hour for Visitors

Location: Library

New to Belle Meade or visiting for the first time? Join us for our next Coffee Hour in the Library! This is an informal time to meet church staff and other visitors, as well as learn more about the life of our church. Coffee, snacks, & a free Belle Meade coffee mug will be provided!

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Coffee Hour for Visitors
Dec
15
9:30 AM09:30

Coffee Hour for Visitors

Location: Library

New to Belle Meade or visiting for the first time? Join us for our next Coffee Hour in the Library! This is an informal time to meet church staff and other visitors, as well as learn more about the life of our church. Coffee, snacks, & a free Belle Meade coffee mug will be provided!

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Women's Retreat
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Women's Retreat

Save the date! Women of all ages, join us for a one-day retreat at Ashland City Farms on Sept 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We will enjoy fellowship, rest, alone time, small groups and spiritual practices, including Yoga! Register online or grab a hard copy sign-up at the front desk. Email Pastor Sam, sam@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions.

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Come and See Cookout
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Come and See Cookout

Join us during our Come and See” Week as we catch up with one another and meet new folks over food and fun.

Cookout - 5:00pm, Fellowship Hall

We kick off our weekly Wednesday Night gatherings with a big cookout outside! Come have fun and hear about our classes and rehearsals beginning on August 21. Donations to offset cost of food appreciated. RSVPs requested.

Kickball and Outdoor Games - 6:00pm, Back Lawn

The fun continues outside with games for all ages!

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Come and See Ice Cream Social
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Come and See Ice Cream Social

4:00pm - Fellowship Hall

Join us for a Church-Wide Ice Cream Social! We will have a bounce house and face painting for kids!

It will be a friendly competition with winners in these 3 categories: Best All Around, Best Use of a TN Ingredient & Best Boring but Still Delicious Flavor! You can also cast your $1 vote for our People's Choice Award!

The money collected will go to church Missions!

To volunteer to make ice cream, or just help with inflatables and clean up, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48aead2aa4fc1-icecream

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Sermon Series: Be Brave
Aug
4
to Aug 18

Sermon Series: Be Brave

Winston Churchill once said, “Fear is a reaction; courage is a choice.” The Prophets of the Bible were known for choosing courage. Join us in August as we launch a new sermon series and listen for how God is calling each of us to #bebrave.

Sermon Schedule:

  • Aug 4: Rev. Jim Hughes

  • Aug 11: Rev. Jim Hughes

  • Aug 18: Rev. Sam McGlothlin

  • Aug 25: Rev. Jim Hughes

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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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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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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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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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