Join us on Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His victory over death!
Upcoming Events at BUMC...
Neighbors: a new series about loving the people around us
Weekends in May & June
"Last fall, our Lead Team took a two-day retreat to pray and vision together. One of the things we did was watch the documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” about the life of Mr. Fred Rogers. His story led us into a discussion about the Great Commandment, which is to love God and love your neighbor. When I returned to BUMC, I stood by the statue of the hands for a few moments. As I looked across the street at the surrounding homes and businesses, I was convicted that I did not know my neighbors very well. I was just too busy! It occurred to me that the way we carry out the mission of disciple-making begins with being a good neighbor. But you can’t be a good neighbor if you don’t know your neighbor. This realization in my own life has led me to understand that neighboring cannot be accidental. It must be intentional! I need your help to be a better neighbor. We need God’s help to become better neighbors. In two weeks, we’ll begin an 8-week series called “Neighbors,” during which we will have weekly practical challenges to be more intentional neighbors in our community, for the glory of God! I hope you will join us in this exciting new series!" – Dr. Davis Chappell
Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m., Haney Hall
"I have three daughters who enjoy getting dressed up and dancing. We all have busy schedules, which make it tough for us to have intentional time together. The BUMC Father-Daughter Dance has been an annual event that we all look forward to doing together. Sometimes we attend their school’s Father-Daughter Dance too, but the girls insist upon attending the BUMC event because of the great DJ, fantastic crowd, posing at the photo booth, seeing their friends, fun snacks, and a lot of memories. Plus, it's a rare opportunity to participate in a room full of dads and daughters trying to do the Cha Cha Slide together." – Mark Morrell
Saturday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Almost two years ago, I received my diagnosis of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. There is no cure or treatment for vEDS, but amid that diagnosis, God reminded me that I was not the first to walk this earth with the awareness that death was on its way. Jesus had three years to fulfill His earthly mission. He accomplished His purpose and lived with a determined mindset, one that was eternally-focused. That's the choice I wanted to embrace – not living with a terminal perspective, but living with a determined attitude. This is how God gives purpose to our pain. We choose determined living, and He fills us with joy. I want women to look for ways that they can embrace a pattern of determined living every day. Be determined about making this pattern a habit, and you'll be well on your way to living like Jesus." – Heather Dixon
If you or someone you know is in need, call the free and confidential hotline at 615.577.4881.
"After 20 years of trying to find a transplant for my wife and otherwise extend her life, I again found myself in a lonely hospital room feeling isolated and afraid. Ministers and church members had been faithfully visiting me, but this day, our pastor felt my grief and fear. That was when she suggested I consider a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers are not psychologists, but Christian men and women who are trained to walk alongside people experiencing such things as grief, divorce, job loss, or chronic or terminal illness. I had never considered meeting with a Stephen Minister before, but in my fear and loneliness, I agreed. During the next two years, during which time my wife passed away, my Stephen Minister and I met weekly to discuss grief, faith, and life. I am grateful for my Stephen Minister, who faithfully walked with me during this challenging time." – Anonymous
June 24-27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Blast off to an action-packed week of fun and faith! We'll explore the many wonders of God's universe through out-of-this-world fun! Cost is $10. T-shirts available for $10. Ages: K–4th grade (2018-2019 school year)
Keep up with everything happening in BUMCSM this summer by following them on Instagram (@bumcsm)! They'll have fun Wednesday night activities, service opportunities, and more!
Our strategic partners in Nashville and beyond
South Africa Outreach
Building a Christ-centered community church and fighting poverty through education
Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT)
Equipping youth ministers and churches to develop theologically informed and practically effective youth ministries
Catalyzing community development in South Nashville
Restoring purposeful living for women in addiction recovery
6 P.m. SATURDAY NIGHT service
Location: Sanctuary | Music: Chancel Choir | Shuttle: No | Childcare: Yes (0-3 years)
Our first service of the weekend is a traditional worship experience to celebrate the Risen King! Our traditional worship with our adult choir brings together cherished liturgy and hymns to create an experience of timeless worship accentuated by the power and beauty of piano, pipe organ, and choir.
6 A.m. PRAYER VIGIL
Location: Chapel | Music: None | Shuttle: No | Childcare: No
The Great Vigil has ancient roots in Jewish-Christian practices. It is organized around primal experiences of fire, word, water, and table. This service lasts approximately 30 minutes and transitions into the Sunrise Service in the Prayer Garden.
6:30 A.m. SUNRISE SERVICE
Location: Prayer Garden (Chapel, in case of inclement weather) | Music: Marsha Stevens-Pino | Shuttle: No | Childcare: No
Coming to worship on Easter Sunday at an hour and place different than we normally do offers a sense that something unexpected has happened. Where there appeared to be no hope, there is now hope. Where there was death, there is
8 A.m. TRADITIONAL SERVICE
Location: Sanctuary | Music: High School Choir | Shuttle: Yes | Childcare: Yes (0-3 years)
Our traditional worship with our high school choir brings together cherished liturgy and hymns to create an experience of timeless worship accentuated by the power and beauty of piano, pipe organ, and choir as we celebrate the Risen King!
9:30 A.m. contemporary service
Location: Sanctuary + Chapel | Music: Worship Band | Shuttle: Yes | Childcare: Yes (0-3 yrs)
Our contemporary worship experience has a vibrancy all its own! Come as you are for an encounter with the Risen King! Our worship bands in both the Sanctuary and Chapel bring together ageless traditions and contemporary music in an eclectic blend of old and new.
11 A.m. TRADITIONAL SERVICE
Location: Sanctuary + Chapel | Music: Chancel Choir + High School Ensemble | Shuttle: Yes | Childcare: Yes (0-3 years)
Our traditional worship with our adult choir in the Sanctuary and high school ensemble in the Chapel brings together cherished liturgy and hymns to create an experience of timeless worship accentuated by the power and beauty of piano, pipe organ, and choir as we celebrate the Risen King!
Volunteer on Easter
Help us provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for Easter worshipers as we celebrate Christ's resurrection from the dead! Christ's death and resurrection mean that all are welcome at the table of our Lord, that all hurts are being healed, that all broken relationships are being reconciled. That is a joy that we can't help but share with those who might need to hear it, and we hear so much better when we feel seen, valued, and welcomed into a worship space. So let's do this for our neighbors and guests and members alike this Easter!
Where to Park
Designated guest parking is available via the main entrance on the south side of our building (see map). Off-site parking is also available at the Brentwood Medical Center and our shuttle parking lot just north of CVS and directly across from Chipotle. Shuttle buses run 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. from the parking lot next to CVS, directly across from Chipotle (no shuttle services for the Saturday night service, Prayer Vigil, or Sunrise Service).
Come find community, hope in the resurrection, and an experience with God alongside family and friends! (Childcare is available at all services for 6 weeks to 3 years.)
6 p.m. | Sunset Middle School (200 Sunset Trail, Brentwood)
9 a.m. | Sunset Middle School (200 Sunset Trail, Brentwood)
10:30 a.m. | Sunset Middle School (200 Sunset Trail, Brentwood)
The offering from these services will go to international missions to improve the health, education, and opportunities of people throughout communities worldwide!
6:15 a.m. | Sunrise Service (2788 Buckner Lane)
*8:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
*10:15 a.m. | Sanctuary
(*Children's programming available for nursery – 5th grade)