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. 

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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.

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Field Guide

Reflections of a Royal Philosopher

January 10, 2019

DAILY READING

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
This weekend's reading: Revelation 2:1-7

FIELD NOTES
Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 The Voice (VOICE)
These are the words of the teacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.

Teacher: Life is fleeting, like a passing mist.
        It is like trying to catch hold of a breath;
    All vanishes like a vapor; everything is a great vanity.
What good does it do anyone to work so hard again and again,
        sun up to sundown? All his labor to gain but a little?
One generation comes, another goes;
        but the earth continues to remain.
The sun rises and the sun sets,
        laboring to come up quickly to its place again and again.
The wind in its travels blows toward the south,
        then swings back around to the north.
    Back and forth,
        returning in its circuit again and again.
All rivers flow to the sea,
        but the sea is never full.
    To the place where the rivers flow,
        there the water returns to flow once again.
Words, words, words! So many words! They are wearisome things;
        and yet people cannot refrain from speaking.
    No eye has ever surveyed the world and said, “I have seen enough”;
        no ear has ever listened to creation and said, “I have heard enough.”
What has been, that will be;
        what has been done, that will be done.
    Nothing is new under the sun;
        the future only repeats the past.
One person may say of some idea,
        “Pay attention to this; it’s original!”
    But that same idea has already been expressed;
        it’s been with us through the ages.
We do not remember those people and events of long ago,
        as future generations will not remember what is yet to come.


QUESTIONS FROM THE FIELD
  • What are your thoughts as you read through this passage? 
  • How does it make you feel?

PRAYER

Lord, may we acknowledge you in all our ways. Amen.