WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER 5:00 PM

 
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We have one more chance to eat together as a church this Wednesday, May 23 at California Pizza Kitchen in Green Hills. CPK will donate a portion of funds back to BMUMC from 11am-10pm. If you can't make it to dinner, you can go for lunch! Thanks for supporting your church this way! Let us know you're coming here

Pick up the insert in the Sunday bulletin to take with you or just make sure to tell them you are eating in support of Belle Meade United Methodist Church!

 

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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. We will have an Art Connect Group during the month of March and a Woodworking Connect Group during the month of April.

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


ADULT studies

Family Faith Play

April 4 - May 9
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 227

Family Faith Play, led by Rev. Gracie Dugan, will begin on Wednesday, April 4. This special 6 week class is for families of children birth-4 years and their caregivers/parents. During Family Faith Play we will engage the scripture together through games, music, conversation and play. This will be a great opportunity for parents to connect with their child in a deep way and to learn easy skills and tools to intentionally create opportunities for faith conversation at home. Whether your child is 3 months or 3 years, there are ways you can make faith conversation a part of your everyday interactions!  Join us to grow together with your child and have a blast while you do it! Contact Pastor Gracie if you have any questions, gracie@bellemeadeumc.org.

Meet Gracie.


Finding God in
the Unseen Universe

May 2
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

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credit: pinsdaddy.comYeshua Jesus Is Lord August 2011

On Wednesday, May 2, join us for a special presentation on theology and astrophysics. Natasha McMann, a graduate student in astrophysics at Fisk University, will discuss how astronomy has opened new windows into the cosmos, enabling us to see and perceive more about the universe than ever before. She will be joined by biblical scholar and theologian Brian Sigmon, who will discuss how these discoveries expand our understanding of God and our place in the world, and how they can shape our Christian faith by stretching our imagination. If you've ever looked up at the night sky and thought of God, you won't want to miss it!

**Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


The Potlikker Papers 

May 9
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

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The Potlikker Papers is a people’s history of the modern South, told through its food. Beginning with the pivotal role of cooking and restaurants in the civil rights movement, John T. Edge narrates the South’s journey from a hive of racism to a hotbed of American immigration. He looks at the Montgomery Bus Boycott and lunch counter sit-ins, the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970’s, the rise to prominence of Southern chefs and regional specialties in the 1980’s and 1990’s, and the resurgence of artisanal Southern food and contributions from immigrant cultures in the 2000’s. Along the way, Edge profiles extraordinary figures in Southern food, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Colonel Sanders, Mahalia Jackson, Edna Lewis, Paul Prudhomme, Craig Claiborne, and Sean Brock. 

On May 9, we will host a conversation and potluck open to the community on The Potlikker Papers. This idea is promoted by Nashville Reads, who aims to bring the community together through food and highlight the city’s history, cuisine, and people. Please plan to obtain a copy of Potlikker Papers and read it before May 9 if you would like to participate in this Potluck Book Study. You may purchase the book at Barnes and Noble, Amazon or check it out through your local library.

*Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


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.

**Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


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

**Nursery Care is provided on Wednesday nights for ages birth to five. It begins 15 minutes before programming. Contact gracie@bellemeadeumc.org with any questions about programming or nursery care for kids!


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