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Music

Joyful Noise Choir

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Joyful Noise Choir is offered for children in Kindergarten-5th Grade on Wednesday Nights from 6:15-7:00. We have two break out choirs that meet together for the first part of the evening and then combine to practice together. K-1st Grade enjoys a marching band, musical games, stickers, prizes for attendance and (of course!) singing! This choir offers a great introduction to music for our younger kids in a fun and developmentally appropriate way.  2nd-5th Grade focuses on the fundamentals of music and offers a space for understanding the complexity of music, solo singing and a deep engagement with the musical selections.  The choirs are led by Lynn Kauffman and Alana Griffith.

Contact: Alana Griffith, alana@bellemeadeumc.org


The Belle Meade Choir

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Choir Room

The Choir sings each Sunday at the 10:30 AM service and special services throughout the year. Our repertoire is broad, ranging from Renaissance to current-day composers. We rehearse vigorously, have fun consistently, and worship purposefully. We welcome you, whether you would like to join us long-term or for a shorter period of time. Note: strong music-reading is a plus, although not required; interested high school students are welcome. We rehearse Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Sundays at 10:00 AM.

Contact: Nancy Reiser, nancy@bellemeadeumc.org 


children and youth

connect groups

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Youth for all grades 6-12 is from 6:15-7:00 p.m. Be on the lookout for Connect Group offerings that will help us to creatively connect with each other and with our God-given talents.

Contact: Rev. Kelli Hamilton, kelli@bellemeadeumc.org  


ADULT studies


Sticky Faith

Jan. 10 - Feb. 7
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 218

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.


Introduction to the Enneagram

Jan. 10 - Feb. 7
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 123

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 7 and the first night of class. You do not have to read ahead of the first class. If you have questions, please let pastor Sam know! 


Background to understanding
the bible

Jan. 10 - Feb. 7
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 121

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. 


OPen bible study

Ongoing
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 216

We are a group of men who have been meeting for years, but always welcome new people! We pick a book of the Bible and study it together. We will be studying Ephesians this Spring. Bring a Bible; no additional books required. 

Contact: Bruce Kauffman, bkauffma@utk.edu.


Knitting

Ongoing
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 125

We gather after Wednesday Night Dinner to knit and crochet various items: prayer shawls, baby blankets and hats/scarves for Room in the Inn. We love to create a gift that provides warmth and strength to our congregation in a time of need or a time of joy.  What a blessing for everyone, those receiving and those creating. Bring your own materials and join us! 

Contact: Carol Cartwright, shoshocarol@comcast.net or Marsha Arnold, marshaod@gmail.com


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