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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Belle Meade 101
Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

Belle Meade 101

Belle Meade 101 is a more in-depth look at United Methodist theology and history, the history of our local church, and how to get involved in our congregation! It is an excellent way to meet new people and form community.

It will run for 4 Sundays, Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, and 18. We will meet in the Chapel at 9:30am. Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton will lead our teaching. You can RSVP to Pastor Sam at sam@bellemeadeumc.org. Coffee and snacks provided!

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2018 Pumpkin Fest
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

2018 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!

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Esther UMW Circle Meeting
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Esther UMW Circle Meeting

The Esther Circle will meet at Elizabeth Braswell’s home in October. This group is organizing clothing drive for the women of The Next Door who are going back into the workforce. If you have any workwear that you are willing to donate or if you are interested in joining the Esther Circle, contact Lindsay Bridges at ljsmith80@gmail.com.

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BBQ & Bluegrass in the Patch!
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

BBQ & Bluegrass in the Patch!

Join us for BBQ & Bluegrass featuring Harry Robinson and The Bethlehem Bluegrass Band! Robinson has played with Dolly Parton, Don Everly and Lee Greenwood. Tickets are $10 in advance. FREE for kids 5 & under! Follow the link below and write "BBQ & Bluegrass" in the registration/other box. Contact Steve Stone Jr. with any questions!
See you there!

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Pumpkin Patch
Sep
29
to Oct 30

Pumpkin Patch

Our church is now hosting our Community-wide Fall Pumpkin Patch! This is a fundraiser for our youth ministry, but more than that, it’s a great way to meet our neighbors! Contact Steve to help or sign up to work a shift via the large calendar near the information desk in the admin wing.

Patch Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 3pm until DUSK

Saturdays: 10AM - 6PM

Sundays: 11:30AM - 5:30PM

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Red Bird Mission Craft Fair
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Red Bird Mission Craft Fair

Residents living in the coalfields of southeastern Kentucky have few opportunities for employment but Red Bird Mission, a global ministry of The United Methodist Church, does its part to help artisans in the Cumberland Mountains earn a living. In an effort to alleviate a real unemployment rate approaching 50% in the Red Bird Valley, Red Bird Mission Crafts markets a wide selection of high-quality crafts for as many as 100 different crafters living within an 80-mile radius of the mission, which is located in Beverly, Kentucky. Red Bird Mission has enabled local residents to become more self-reliant since its beginning in 1921 as a mission school in the isolated community of Beverly. Today the mission provides a high-quality education to children and youth through its school and assists families through a dental clinic, health education, community outreach, community housing improvement, and a thrift store.


In cooperation with the Red Bird Mission, Belle Meade United Methodist Church will host an Appalachian Craft Fair at 121 Davidson Road in the church Fellowship Hall on September 29, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Shoppers will find beautiful handmade honeysuckle vine, creek willow, and reed baskets, a family tradition developed in an age when total self-sufficiency was necessary for those living in the isolated mountains. Other handmade items include jewelry, hand-painted gourds, woven placemats, and brooms for use or decoration. Doll collectors will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of handmade dolls. And several varieties of corn shuck flowers will delight flower lovers. Wooden crafts consist of toys, games, kitchen utensils, cooling racks, stools, and benches. Adorable wood and cloth Christmas ornaments, an assortment of nativity sets, and the one-of-a-kind Santa dolls add to the colorful display.


For more information on the craft fair, contact Belle Meade United Methodist Church at 615.352.6210.


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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Esther UMW Circle

We are reviving the Esther Circle affiliated with the United Methodist Women. Esther Circle will meet monthly for a Bible study or devotion and prayer time. We will also choose a church mission specific to our group. Lindsay Smith Bridges will host an informational meeting at her home Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. Contact Lindsay at ljsmith80@gmail.com for more info.

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Sep
9
11:45 AM11:45

UMW Luncheon

All Women of Belle Meade Methodist Church are cordially invited to attend the United Methodist Women Luncheon on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Featuring Appalachian Music by the Dulcimer Group and a Program by Mary Jane
Pierce Norton on the Appalachian Ministry of the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, KY.

Cost: $9.00

Sign up online or in the Lobby of the Administration Building

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Aug
19
6:15 PM18:15

Nashville Sounds UMC Day

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Join Belle Meade UMC and United Methodists from around the connection to cheer on the Nashville Sounds on August 19th at 6:15 pm! Tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance. If your family would like to attend the game, you must RSVP and PAY by Sunday, August 5th. Tickets in the UMC section of the stadium will NOT be available for purchase at the gate.

To pay for your tickets, please click the button below. Select "Registrations/Other" as your donation type and type Nashville Sounds in the box beside it to designate it. The cost is $10 for each person who will be attending. Ticket must be paid for by August 5th in order to be purchased.

YOU MUST CLICK BOTH PAY HERE AND REGISTER HERE!

 

*If you are a teen who would like to participate with the youth group, please follow the steps above AND email Steve Stone to let him know your student/s will be riding the youth bus on that afternoon.

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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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