Caring Ministries

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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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Easter Service Times

Saturday Evening
6:00 pm (Sanctuary)

Sunday Mornings

6:00 - Prayer Vigil (Chapel)
6:30 - Sunrise (Prayer Garden)
8:00 - Traditional (Sanctuary)
9:30 - Contemporary (Sanctuary and Family Life Center)
11:00 - Traditional (Sanctuary and Chapel)


We are located at 309 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN.  We are directly across from the Kroger 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.

MORE INFO HERE Weekday preschools

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

Caring Ministries

Adoption Support & Orphan Ministry

Contact Stephanie Walton at or 615.891.2690 - more info

BUMC Counseling Center for children, youth & families

If you or someone you love is struggling with emotional stress, behavioral difficulties or mental illness, the therapists at the BUMC Counseling Center can help.  Our counselors are skilled at helping individuals of all ages with a wide range of therapeutic needs - more info

BUMC Parish Nurse Ministry

Contact Dottie Campbell RN/BSN, 615.414.5955, - more info

Cancer Support: Partners in Hope

Contact: Jeanetta Fargo, 615.339.4415,

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, here are some helpful Contacts:  Rev. Shebbie Shields, Pastor of Caring Ministries at BUMC:  615-324-7240; Dr. Shannon Garrett, Pastor of Caring Ministries at BUMC: 615-577-7267; Caroline Beavers, LPC-MHSP at BUMC Counseling Center:  615.371.2550

Email Prayer Team / Intercessory Prayer Team

Your BUMC Email Prayer Team is your 24/7 opportunity to have your prayer requests supported by almost 800 of your fellow church members.  To be added to the prayer list contact: Julie Donley, 615.324.7254,

Emergency Financial & Food Assistance

Contact: Allison Gossett, 615.373.3663, ext. 255,

Financial Coaching

Contact: Rev. Laura Brantley,

Funeral Teams

Funeral teams currently consist of five members with one member acting as captain of a team.  This is the person that is contacted when there is a need and is responsible for contacting the other team members.  - more info


GraceNotes is a ministry of care and encouragement for those going through difficult times, such as illness, grief and loss, or life transition.  Recipients receive inspiring and uplifting cards twice each month from caring volunteers who also pray for each recipient’s individual needs.  If you, or someone you know, need an extra measure of Christ’s love and hope through this ministry, contact Julie Donley, Administrative Assistant to Caring Ministries:  615.324.7254, .

Home-centered Visitation

Contact: Dr. Jeff Wilson,

Home Health Product Assistance

Contact: Scottish Rite, 615.259.3434

Home Repairs: Handy Man Ministry

Contact: 615.373.3663,

Inclusivity Ministry

This ministry seeks to ensure the BUMC is a place where all people have a home to follow Christ.  The mission of this ministry is 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 Rev. Allison Fasig:  615.324.7243,

Infertility Support

We are here to walk with you through the pain and grief of infertility.  - more info

Memory Loss Caregiver Respite: Sunny Day Club

Contact: Katie Anderson, 615.370.9467 - more info

Pastoral Care and Counsel

Are you suffering due to a death, broken relationship, illness or other deep loss? Are you struggling with feelings of guilt or shame?  Our pastors are available to provide spiritual care and guidance. - more info

Pastoral Hospital Visits

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 - more info

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Each Wednesday, September through May, this group meets in room A292 to knit prayer shawls.  - more info

Short-term Meals: Fishes & Loaves

Contact: Lindsay LeBreton

Sower’s Fund - Financial and Food Assistance

The Sower’s Fund assists families and individuals who are facing difficult financial situations by providing assistance in various forms primarily related to food, gas, housing and psychological care. Our hope is that the Sower’s Fund fulfills Christ’s call in Matthew 5:42 to give to those who ask. Our future hope is that out of these initial interactions we can build longer-term relationships that are centered on love of God and love of neighbor. Contact Allison Gossett, 615.373.3663, ext. 255,or .

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are members of our church who are trained to provide confidential, Christian care to anyone who may be experiencing a crisis or challenge such as divorce, grief, job loss, or illness. - more info