Addiction and Recovery: Christ-centered Education and Prayer Service
BUMC held a series on the medical, emotional, and spiritual components of addiction and recovery concluding with a prayer service. This series was intended for those struggling with any addiction, impacted by it, or interested in learning more. The audio portion for each of these sessions is available by clicking on the links below.
Physical effects of addiction and Recovery by Shannon Webb, RN
Emotional effects of addiction and recovery by Dr. John Fite
Spiritual effects of addiction and recovery by Rev. Justin Collett
The Adoption Support and Orphan/Foster Care Committee has a three-part focus of supporting families who are exploring and navigating the adoption process, encouraging BUMC foster families (6 families now in training!), and facilitating orphan care opportunities for our congregation. Our vision for our congregation is to embrace caring for God’s most vulnerable children in some way by serving the least of these. If you want to get involved in any way, please contact Stephanie Walton at 615.243.5531 or .
Adult ADHD/ADD Support Group
Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Room A392
Offers workshops for Spouses of Adults with ADHD/ADD.
Contact Terry Huff at 615.627.4191
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. See our AA groups meeting times below which meet in our Buchannan house. For more info about AA go to www.aanashville.org.
Groups for Men and Women:
- Meets Monday - Friday, 11:30 am, Buchanan House 102
- Meets Monday - Sunday, 1:00 pm, Buchanan House 102
- Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am, Buchanan House 102
- Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 pm, Buchanan House 101
Men’s Prime Time:
Meets Fridays, 7:00 pm, Buchanan House 101
Meets Mondays, 9:00 am, Buchanan House 102
Contact Shannon Garrett
Al-Anon Support Group
Friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the A-Anon program to their individual situations. Younger family members and friends attend Alateen meetings. Sponsorship gives members an opportunity to get personal support from someone more experienced in the program.
Meets Tuesdays, 7:00pm, Buchannan House 101
Contact Peggy M; 615.373.1952 or OR Contact Linda G; 615.376.7723 or www.middletnalanon.org
Alzheimer’s Encouragement Group
Alzheimer’s Support - 2nd Tuesdays, 7 pm in Room A389
A support group for caregivers, friends, and family of persons with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss.
For information, please contact Sue Dowling at 615.970.8393.
Cancer Support: Partners in Hope - Companions in the Journey of Cancer
Our Partners in Hope - Companions in the Journey of Cancer team provides support to the people of Brentwood UMC and the community who have been diagnosed with cancer. These services are intended to ease the burden of everyday life while they focus on their treatment and health. For assistance, please contact Jeanetta Fargo at 615.339.4415 or .
Career Transition Support Group (CTSG)
Go to CTSG Page
For those experiencing job loss or a career change.
Meets Mondays, 6:30 pm, Room A281 (Haney Hall).
Contact Hal Hassall, 615.972.5119 or Shebbie Shields at
CoDA Support Group
Co-Dependents Anonymous, is a program of recovery from co-dependence, where each of person may shares their experience, strength, and hope in the effort to find freedom where there has been bondage and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves. Our CODA group meets Thursdays at 6:30pm at our Buchannan House. For more info about CODA go to coda.org.Each Thursday, 6:30 pm - BH 101
Divorce Recovery for Adults
Six-week series dealing with issues of adjusting to change, stages of grieving, forgiveness, children's issues, and rebuilding healthy relationships. Next class will be in January 2018. We will meet Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks. For more information, please contact Rev. Shebbie Shields at . Registration will open in late fall.
Fish and Loaves Meal Assistance
Members of this team provides temporary (2-4 weeks, 3-4 meals per week) meal assistance to church members, their families, and friends who are unable to prepare healthy meals for their households due to crisis. Contact Lindsay LeBreton at .
Financial and Food Assistance (Emergency)
Please call 615-324-7255 for further information.
Volunteers write to recipients once a month on a rotating basis and stationery is provided. Their job is to bring a little sunshine into the lives of those that may not see much of it these days.
Contact Julie Donley at 615.324.7254,
Alive Hospice offers grief support workshops four times a year at BUMC for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Support groups are held from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. For information on upcoming class dates or to register contact Alive Hospice at 615.963.4732 or
For pastoral grief support, contact Dr. Jeff Wilson at 615.324.8208,
Grief Share: 4- week class filled with practical applications for those who seek to claim hope & healing in the face of their ongoing grief. Next class will be Sundays, November 17-December 19, 12:15-2pm in A390. Led by Rev. Shebbie Shields. Lunch will be provided. To sign up, please contact Shebbie at 615-324-7240 or register online.
We are here to walk with you through the pain and grief of infertility. Contact Gretchen at 319-5832 to share your story, to be connected to local resources and to receive care and support. Contact Gretchen Voyles -
This ministry seeks to ensure the BUMC is a place where all people have a home to follow Christ. It is our mission to provide care and support for those who are seeking to find and experience the love of Christ within a community of faith regardless of their sexual orientation, as well as provide resources for their family members and friends. Contact Shannon Garrett: 615.577-7267, .
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Stephen Ministers are members of our church who have received extensive training and provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are dealing with health crises and other difficulties. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and provide weekly support for you as long as your need persists.To find out how Stephen Ministers can help, please call 615.577.4881.
Meets Tuesdays, 11 am-2 pm
Fellowship group for those who are experiencing the early stages of memory loss. Club members must be able to care for and feed themselves, or caregivers may remain with them to care for their needs during the meeting. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Dr. Jeff Wilson at 615.324.8208,