December Spire

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This Sunday's Message:
Lessons and Carols
No 8:30 Worship this Sunday
9:15 AM - Sunday School
10:30 AM - Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary





Last Sunday's Sermon
Click here to listen to Pastor Jim's Sunday morning message on the first Sunday of Advent!




Wednesday Nights Together
Join us for a night of Painting with Carrie Duborg on December 12 at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall! Create a hand-painted nativity on canvas while spending quality time with your family! All ages are welcome. There will be a special part for everyone to complete this treasured keepsake.  Please let us know you are coming so we can prepare the materials for you. Backgrounds are pre-painted, figures are outlined, and guided instruction is available. YOU MUST REGISTER HERE!

December 12 Menu: Turkey and Dressing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Rolls, Chocolate Peppermint Cake. Kids' Table: Pigs in a Blanket, Mini Pizzas, Veggies and Fruit
Christmas Cookies.
Register on our website

Dec 19 - Jan 2: No Wed Night Together



Our Boy Scout Troop 87's Christmas Tree Lot is open! Stop by for your fresh tree, garland & wreaths and other stylish items! Bring your church bulletin to receive a 10% discount! Hours of operation begin on weekdays at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. Supporting these youth is a vital ministry of BMUMC!

 



Christmas Poinsettias 

Belle Meade UMC continues a tradition of decorating the sanctuary and chapel with poinsettias during the last two weeks of Advent. These poinsettias offer a beautiful way to honor or remember a loved one. The church will publish dedications on December 16, 23, and Christmas Eve. You may pick up your plant(s) after The Christmas Eve services. Cost: $18 each. Please make checks payable to Belle Meade UMC, designated “Poinsettias.” Place orders in the offering plate or bring them to the church office by December 12. We will only order 60, so order ASAP to secure your plant.



UMW Luncheon/ General Meeting: Sunday, Dec 9,
11:45AM
All women are invited to join us for our December luncheon and general meeting.  Our speaker will be Vicki Warren who has been to Cuba on at least one mission trip and will be going again soon. She will be sharing about needs and activities of the United Methodist Women’s group at Vedado UMC in Havana. Sign-up at the front desk. Lunch is $9.00 and FREE for first-time guests.


Room In The Inn (now through March 30)
Our Church has committed to hosting 10 homeless men each Saturday night from November - March. We provide them with a hearty dinner, a warm bed, a place to clean up, breakfast and a generous sack lunch to send with them Sunday morning. The volunteer schedule is filling in, but there are still openings available.

Donations Needed: Men’s clothing, socks, underwear & outerwear. 

Attention Men: We need your help! There are open spots for overnight hosts on these dates – 12/29, 1/19, 2/09, 3/16 and 3/30. Choose a night and invite a friend to join you (you do not have to drive the bus). Sign up on the volunteer schedule located in the administrative building entrance or contact: 
Mike Voyles - mbvoyles@gmail.com or 615-856-6550
Andy Braswell - atroybraswell@yahoo.com or 615-491-6971




Christmas Dinner for Community Care Fellowship
We will prepare and serve dinner for the CCF homeless shelter on Friday, December 21. Your help is needed in many ways: we will be serving ham, turkey and fixings, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, and pie. All are welcome, please join us! Donations needed by 4pm on Thursday, December 20.




Project Transformation Internship Program

Our ministry partner, Project Transformation Tennessee, is now accepting applications for their Summer 2019 intern class! Watch this video to find out more about PT’s unforgettable summer of leadership and service, and forward to a young adult who should apply! 
https://vimeo.com/298315733





Connections Gallery

Check out our NEW Connections Gallery page on our website featuring this month's artist: Rita Maggart!

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