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 email@example.com for more info.
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.
Our church is getting ready to host 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! We will once again have a BBQ and Bluegrass event on October 6 from 5:30-8:30 PM and will have our annual kids day in the patch in combination with Pumpkin Fest on October 28th. Contact Steve to help with these events or sign up to work a shift via the large calendar near the information desk in the admin wing.
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.
Sign up online or in the Lobby of the Administration Building
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving Pre-K through 5th grade
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!
"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
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!
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.
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.
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, email@example.com
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
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to join us as your schedule permits. We hope you will engage in this spiritual formation opportunity!
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.
Once a year, we work collectively to clean our building and take care of our grounds. We need your help before Easter! There will be mulching and pruning jobs outside and several inside cleaning jobs. Click here to sign up for a specific task. Thanks for helping keep our church clean!
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.
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!
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, email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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 email@example.com. If you need the church bus to pick you up, please write that by your name when you sign up for the dinner.
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.
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!
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.