8:30 AM - Contemporary Worship in the Chapel
9:15 AM - Sunday School for ALL ages
10:30 AM - Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary
Office Staff Updates: We have hired a temporary employee to take over the responsibilities of Regina Garrett after she resigned as Business Manager, so please continue to email email@example.com with anything pertaining to business or finance, and Sharon, our temporary employee, will respond as needed.
Welcome our new Youth Pastor, Steve Stone! Steve's first day in the office will be July 2. His first Sunday will be July 8. Please welcome Steve and his family on July 8 or drop a note of encouragement off by his office!
Pastor's Latest Blog Sending Forth From Jim: Most of you know that Kelli Hamilton joined our staff as an ordained Nazarene pastor. She was able to bring a wealth of experience and the heart of a pastor to her role as Youth Minister at Belle Meade. Kelli’s call to ministry never faded. She made a decision to pursue a transfer to the United Methodist Church, to have her orders accepted and to serve one day as the pastor of a church.
That day has come. Kelli completed the tasks given to her by the Board of Ordained Ministry. She was recently approved by that board and will be subsequently Commissioned as a Provisional Elder. Read more here.
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Mosaics' Events: June 21, 11:30 AM 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.
Baxter Fall Festival Excursion Train: October 27
The Mosaics have a Fall Foliage Tour from Nashville to Baxter, Tennessee on Saturday, October 27, 2018. If you are interested in going, the tickets are $74.50 per person. You must write your name on the list at the front desk and give money to Barbara by TODAY, June 15. There are no refunds. Call Jan Todd if you have questions at 615-589-7242.
Honoring Ernie: Sunday, June 24 We are hosting a farewell reception for Ernie Dixon on Sunday, June 24 at 11:30 in the Lounge. Please join us in wishing Ernie well after 22 years of service to our church. We are also collecting a love offering for Ernie. If you would like to make a contribution, you can leave your gift at the church office with Barbara DeMerritt.
Movie on the Lawn: Friday, July 13, 6:30 PM 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 fixin's! Don't forget your blankets and/or chairs!
Twice Is Nice Consignment Sale - July 15-21 Volunteers are needed for this year's Consignment Sale July 15-21.
Sunday (7/15) 12-4pm help with drop-off
Mon-Wed (7/16-7/18) 5-7pm help with drop-off
Thurs (7/19) 5-7pm pre-sale duties
Fri/Sat (7/20-7/21) 9am-3pm SALE DAYS
1 to 2 Shifts would be preferable to get in the groove. Snacks and drinks are provided. Sign up with a friend! Youth get $10/hr towards mission trips. All participants will be entered to win Parnassus, Chick-fil-A, and AMC movie pass incentives. The consignment sale benefits our Missions and Apportionments. Email Vanessa Harris with any questions.
Ice Cream Social: Sunday, August 12, 4:30 PM More information to follow.
Youth Ministry Needs June 24-30, our youth will serve in home repair with Mountain T.O.P. (a ministry with families in need) in East Tennessee. If you would like to sponsor a youth for this trip and/or be a prayer partner for trip participants, please contact Kelli Hamilton.
VBS - July 9-12
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.
VBS Volunteer Needs: We always need help as we set up and prepare our church home for VBS. Please plan to join us at one of the times below to help decorate! Even an hour of your time makes a huge difference! There are easy ways for everyone to plug in during this time as we work on decorating, room setup, logistics, activity prep, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help on these days:
Thur, July 5: 11:30-2:30
Saturday, July 7: 10:00-2:30
Sunday, July 8: 12:00-4:00
Rolling River Rampage Decorating Supply List We are in need of large scene setter items to prepare our church space for Rolling River Rampage VBS! If you have one or more of the large items listed below please let Pastor Gracie know and she will provide drop off instructions. Small items can be dropped off outside Gracie’s office. Please label all items with your name so that they can be returned after VBS.
Christmas Trees (small or large)
Blue Outdoor Tarps (Clean)
Blue Plastic Table Cloths
Brown Craft Paper
Project Transformation Thank you for your generous contributions to the support of our PT intern, Clare Harney. We have collected her $2000 stipend money! The dinner Tabitha Circle provided for the PT interns in May was a delightful experience for us. The interns were very appreciative and kind in their comments about the dinner. The light of Christ shone right through those young people as we ate and fellowshipped together. Our next PT obligation as a supportive church is to provide listeners for children to practice their reading skills. Belle Meade’s 3 days of listening will be July 2nd, 3rd, and 5th from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. at Ebenezer UMC (former 61st Ave. UMC). If you can listen and support a child as he/she reads to you one day or all three days, please contact Lynn Kauffman (615-646-5509) or email@example.com to sign up. We need 12 volunteers each day. We will be listening to elementary children so teens can listen also. We need YOU!
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