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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.

There will be no rehearsal on April 17.

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.

Contact: Steve Stone, steve@bellemeadeumc.org  


ADULT studies

A Novel way of life

April 24, May 1, May 8
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Teacher: MaryJane Pierce-Norton
Location: Lounge

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! 


Looking Back/Looking Forward: A Christian Reflection on the
Assassination of JFK

May 1, May 8
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Teacher: David Norton
Location: Fellowship Hall

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.


Belle Meade Talent Show!

May 15
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Point Person: Nancy Reiser
Location: Fellowship Hall

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!

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.


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!

OPen bible study

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


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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