Weekly Announcements

 
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Join us for an exciting opportunity to serve together as a family! We will have Family Mission Day on Saturday, November 18th, at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. We will be decorating and filling duffel bags for children in the foster care system. These duffel bags will replace the trash bags children are typically given to hold their belongings. Each family will work together with fabric paints and stencils to decorate a duffel bag for a child in need. You are encouraged (but not required) to bring a NEW toy/s to fill your duffel bags. 

 

Please RSVP on the event page or by emailing gracie@bellemeadeumc.org so we have enough supplies. 

We hope to see you there! 

Rev. Gracie


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FREE Piano!


The piano currently in the Fidelis classroom upstairs is available for FREE to anyone who wants to move it out! First come, first serve!


Women's Book Club


The Tuesday Book Club will start a new book on November 28. If you’re interested in joining the group for a three-week study of The Will of God by Leslie D. Weatherhead, please email judy.wooldridge@att.net. 


No Wednesday Night Together on November 22

Enjoy your time with your family and have a Happy Thanksgiving! We'll come back together for dinner and programming on November 29th. Register here.


Hillwood/West Meade Walking Group

All are invited to come together for a Walking Group in the Hillwood-West Meade neighborhood.  Get to know neighbors and meet new friends while enjoying the beauty of the neighborhood.  Meet in the parking lot of Hillwood Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m., Tuesdays for walking followed by refreshments.  All ages are welcome!  Contact the church office with any questions:  615-352-6310.  

Fall dates are Tuesdays at 5 p.m. (time may be adjusted as sunlight hours shorten):

28 November
19 December – A Special Night of Hillwood-West Meade Christmas Caroling followed by refreshments hosted by Hillwood Presbyterian Church


MOSAICS

On December 7, the Mosaics will be going to Chaffin's Barn to see "A Tuna Christmas". We plan to arrive at 11:15 AM and the play begins at 12 PM. The cost is $30 which includes a box lunch. THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please let Myra Bess know (615.352.7962).

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Handel's Messiah 

On Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m., the Nashville Symphony & Chorus will present Handel’s Messiah featuring the Hallelujah Chorus. If Belle Meade has a group of 12 or more, the tickets are $25.00 for balcony seats. We have 20 tickets on hold so please let Jan Todd (jantodd51@gmail.com ) know as soon as possible if you would like tickets.


Youth prayer partners

We are beginning a new intergenerational ministry opportunity in our youth ministry!  Youth and adults in our congregation are being paired into prayer partner teams for next semester (January - May 2018).

You have the opportunity to build a relationship with our youth by fostering a prayer relationship. We are not asking Prayer Partners to serve in a traditional mentoring role through this relationship. Prayer Partners commit to pray for their assigned youth at least once a week (and maybe send them a card occasionally to let them know you are praying for them).

Contact Holly Jordan at hbjordan@tva.gov if you would like to be Youth Prayer Partner.


Open House Friday, December 1 for Miriam's Promise in their new location

 
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Invitation to Belle Meade UMC Women: 

At Christmas in the midst of all the busyness of the season, the Belle Meade UMW invites all the women of our church to pause, join in fellowship and food, and consider our relationship with God, with one another and creation. Our short program, given by Rev. MaryJane Pierce Norton, will give us time to reflect on our God-given vocation of caring for the earth as we live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. On Sunday Dec. 10th after 10:30AM worship, a  lunch will be available for $9 payable at the door with the program following. A signup sheet will be placed at the reception desk or you can call the church at 615 352 6218 to reserve your meal. Contact Lynn Kauffman at 615 646 5509 or lynnkauffman@bellsouth.net for any questions.
 


Boulevard bolt

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Did you know?! Belle Meade UMC is an official parking spot for the annual Thanksgiving day Boulevard Bolt! Park here & invite your friends to do the same! We will shuttle you over to the race and pick you back up! See more here: http://www.boulevardbolt.org


Nashville Community Concert Band: November 19, 6:15 PM

Join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Sunday, November 19 at 5:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall and stick around after for a special treat! The Nashville Community Concert Band will give a free concert in the Sanctuary at 6:15 PM in memory of Edgar Jones, who loved their music. Three of our choir members are in this band, Linda Ford (synthesizer/keyboards), David Ford (tuba) and Wayne Underhill (trumpet). Listen to some of their music below!