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

Field Guide

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

January 11, 2019

DAILY READING

1 Corinthians 2:1-13
This weekend's reading: Revelation 2:1-7

FIELD NOTES
Have you ever tried to impress someone? Once, when I was in seminary, I had been asked to come to speak to a group of established pastors. I had about two months to get my talk together. I worked harder on that talk than I had on anything else up to that point in my life. I wanted to make a good impression. I wanted them to see potential in this 26-year-old seminary student, still green behind the ears. 
 
The day came. Every word was perfect. It was one of the best things I had ever written. I had practiced countless times. I was ready. My time to speak came. And everything fell flat. I couldn’t figure it out. I began flop sweating. By the end of my talk, I was a mess. 
 
Of course, I was discouraged, but more so, I was confused. Was I so off base in my preparation? Finally, my mentor came and found me and he pulled me aside, into a small classroom. 
 
“You know your fly was down the whole time you were speaking, right?”
 
This is a true story.
 
You’ll remember, friends, that when I first came to you to let you in on God’s master stroke, I didn’t try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy. I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did—Jesus crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:1-13, The Message)


QUESTIONS FROM THE FIELD

  • Who are you trying to impress? Why?
PRAYER
Lord, may we keep it simple, and may you be the only one we try to impress. Amen.