Brentwood United Methodist Church

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Welcome to Brentwood UMC

We are glad you are here! We would love to have you join us in worship in one of our various services. We offer worship services on Saturday and Sunday. These services range from traditional to blended.

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Service Times

Saturday Evening
6:00 pm Casual/traditional

Sunday Mornings

8:15 am Traditional/blended
9:45 am Contemporary
11:05 am Traditional

Directions

We are located at 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN.  We are directly across from the Brentwood Place Shopping Center, 1.5 miles south of Old Hickory Blvd.

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For Adults

We have many opportunities each week to help connect you with others. Whether that’s in a Sunday morning class, a small group, a short-term class, or a Disciple Bible Study group. 

Sunday Morning Classes Short-term Classes

For Your Children

We have many opportunities each week to connect your preschoolers and elementary aged children with others and to grow their faith.

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For Your Teens

We have many ministry opportunities going on each week to help you connect with others, grow in your faith and use your gifts. If you are a new youth to BUMC in the 7th-12th grade, we hope you will join us on a Sunday night for worship, small groups, and youth choir.

Weekly ScheduleYouth Choirs

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Individual Care   Group Care    VISITATION MINISTRIES

Individual Care



Counseling Center
The BUMC Counseling Center is a unique collaboration between Brentwood United Methodist Church and psychotherapists in private practice. The therapists at the BUMC Counseling Center are not employees of the church. They were recruited to relocate their practices to the Counseling Center in order to support BUMC's commitment to making mental health resources available for children, youth, adults, couples, and families in Williamson County and the surrounding communities. LEARN MORE

Domestic Abuse
Domestic Violence is not just about hitting.  It can take many forms through the use of power and control.  Abuse can look like coercion and threats, intimidation, isolation, minimizing or denying a partner’s feelings, and blaming the victim for abusive behavior.  If you or a loved one are afraid of a partner’s temper, please feel free to contact one of our pastors or counselors:
Rev. Shebbie Shields, Pastor of Congregational Care, 615-324-7240 or
Dr. Shannon Garrett, Pastor of Congregational Care, 615-577-7267 or
Caroline Beavers, LPC-MHSP, 615.371.2550

Emergency Financial and Food Assistance
Please call 615.324.7255 for further information.

Fish and Loaves Meal Assistance
Members of this team provide 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 crises. Contact Lindsay LeBreton at  to make a request.

GraceNotes Ministries
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 or   to make a request.

Parish Nurse Ministry
Treating body, mind, and spirit. The Parish Nurse Ministry (previously Patient Advocate Ministry) provides holistic health-related services to individuals, family members, and neighbors.  Key services include counseling, patient advocacy, coordination of health-related education,  connecting people with available community resources and nursing care facilities. All information shared is strictly confidential. Contact Dottie Campbell RN/BSN at 615.414.5955 or   to learn more or to become a volunteer.

Pastoral Care
The Pastoral Staff of BUMC visits area hospitals on a regular and rotating basis during the week to offer prayer and spiritual support.  Lay visitors and Stephen Ministers visit on the weekends.  Hospitals do not inform the church when its members are admitted. If you or a family member is hospitalized, please contact Melissa Liddle at  615.324.7256 or  . In the case of an emergency on the weekend or after regular church office hours, contact the Pastor-On-Call at 615.969.3086. Please leave a message and a pastor will call you back.

Stephen Ministry
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.  Learn more


Group Care



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

Addiction Support for Senior Adults - RehabNet
Supported by the National Council on Seniors Drug and Alcohol Rehab, RehabNet provides support for senior adults struggling with addiction, as well as caregivers and family members or friends of those struggling.

Orphan, Foster, Adoption Ministry (OFAM)
The Orphan, Foster, Adoption Ministry has a three-part focus of supporting families who are exploring and navigating the adoption process, encouraging BUMC foster families, 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 . LEARN MORE

Adult ADHD/ADD Support Group
First & Third Mondays, 6:30 - 8 pm, Room A392
Offers workshops for Spouses of Adults with ADHD/ADD. Contact Terry Huff at 615.627.4191.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Support Groups
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 aanashville.org. To see additional AA Meeting opportunities in the Middle Tennessee area, please click here. Contact Shannon Garrett at  to learn more.

Groups for Men and Women:
Meets Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m., Buchanan House room 102
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., Buchanan House room 102
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Buchanan House room 101
Men’s Prime Time: Meets Fridays, 7 p.m., Buchanan House room 101
Women Only: Meets Mondays, 9 a.m., Buchanan House room 102

Al-Anon Support Group
Meets Tuesdays,  7 p.m., Buchanan House room 101
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. Contact Peggy M at 615.373.1952 or  or Linda G at 615.376.7723 or  to learn more. LEARN MORE 

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Second Tuesdays of the month, 7 pm, 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 615.970.8393.

Anxiety Support Class (Living Well Through Anxiety)
Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.; Upcoming session begins early 2019
"Let go and let God" many might hear. But, did you know anxiety has biological causes and is not the result of your inability to "let go?” These five-week studies utilize the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection study entitled Living Well. Come as we explore a life of emotional wellness and have an opportunity to breathe and encourage one another. Contact Rev. Shebbie Shields at  to learn more.

Boundaries Support Classes
Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.; Upcoming session begins early 2019
"What are boundaries and why do I need them?" Learn a whole new way of successfully dealing with life's challenges by answering the questions and acting on the information that you learn in each session of class! Contact Rev. Shebbie Shields at  to learn more. 

Cancer Support: Partners in Hope
Partners in Hope provides support to those in the local community who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Contact Rev. Shebbie Shields at 615.324.7240 or  for meeting time and location.

Career Transitions Support Group
Meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
CTSG's objective is to help people who are in-between jobs or looking for a career change.  We offer a different presentation every week focused on the latest job search techniques. CTSG is led by business professionals who have expertise in Nashville's job market and contemporary job search techniques. There is no charge for the services of CTSG. LEARN MORE

CoDA Support Group
Meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - Buchanan House room 101
Co-Dependents Anonymous is a program of recovery from co-dependence, where each person may share their experience, strength, and hope in an effort to find freedom where there has been bondage and peace where there has been turmoil in our relationships with others and ourselves. Contact: Tom B. at 615.308.1041 or visit coda.org to learn more.

Depression Support Class (Live Well: Emotional Wellness Through Depression)
Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.; Upcoming session begins early 2019
Have you ever felt uneasy about talking about depression in church? Have you ever wondered how depression is different from being sad? These six-week courses are specifically designed to provide an opportunity to learn more about root causes of depression and learn ways to thrive through these emotions.  Come to have a safe place to discuss, explore and gain insight into ways to develop emotional wellness through depression. Contact Rev. Shebbie Shields at  to learn more. 

Divorce Recovery for Adults
Meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m; Upcoming session begins early 2019
These six-week series deal with issues of adjusting to change, stages of grieving, forgiveness, children's issues, and rebuilding healthy relationships. Contact Rev. Shebbie Shields at  to learn more.


 Grief Support
For pastoral grief support, contact Dr. Jeff Wilson at 615.324.8208 or  Grief Care: these 4-week classes are filled with practical applications for those who seek to claim hope & healing in the face of their ongoing grief.  Next class will be held in March 2019.  If you have questions, contact Dr. Jeff Wilson at 615.324.8208 or  .

Inclusivity Support
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 at 615.577.7267 or   to learn more.

Infertility Encouragement Group
We are here to walk with you through the pain and grief of infertility.  Contact Gretchen at 615.319.5832 to share your story, to be connected to local resources and to receive care and support. For more information, contact Gretchen Voyles at

Memory Loss Caregiver Respite: The Sunny Day Club
Tuesdays from 11 am - 2 pm
The Sunny Day Club is a 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. Registration is required. Contact: Katie Anderson at 615.370.9467 or  to sign up.

Organ Transplant Support: Donate Life
Donate Life provides a supportive environment for all individuals impacted by transplantation. We display the greater love of Jesus Christ by embracing, educating and empowering all those impacted by transplantation. We embrace this audience by providing emotional and spiritual support, counseling and encouragement. Contact Buddy Benedict at  to learn more.

Visitation Ministries



Home-Centered Communion Ministry
Screened volunteers gather on the first Sunday of the month to take Communion to our home-centered members and those who are in nursing homes. Contact Dr. Jeff Wilson at 615.324.8208 or  to request to receive Communion.

Home-Centered & Nursing Home Visitation
Screened volunteers are paired with our home-centered members and those who are in nursing homes to share Christian love, extend fellowship and offer encouragement. Contact Dr. Jeff Wilson at 615.324.8208 or  to request to receive Communion.

Hospital & Rehabilitation Facility Visitation
The Pastoral Staff of BUMC visits area hospitals on a regular and rotating basis during the week to offer prayer and spiritual support. Lay visitors and Stephen Ministers visit on the weekends. Hospitals do not inform the church when its members are admitted. If you or a family member is hospitalized, please contact Melissa Liddle at  615.324.7256 or  . In case of an emergency on the weekend or after regular church office hours, please contact the Pastor-On-Call at 615.969.3086. Please leave a message and a pastor will call you back.