Encouragement & Support Groups
Adoption Encouragement Group & Orphan Ministry
Contact Vanessa Bonner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.832.5343
Adult ADHD/ADD Support Group
Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Room A392
Offers quarterly workshops for Spouses of Adults with ADHD/ADD.
Contact Terry Huff at 615.627.4191
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Support Groups www.aa.org
Groups for Men and Women:
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am, Buchanan House 102
Contact Steve Shima at 615.720.4110
Meets Daily, Sundays – Mondays, 1 pm, Buchanan House 102
Contact Marty Morgan at 615.506.6010
Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 pm, Buchanan House 201
Contact Steve Brumfield at 615.377.0498
Men’s Prime Time:
Meets Fridays, 7 pm, Buchanan House 101
Contact Todd Sharp at 615.591.4186
Alzheimer’s Encouragement Group
For caregivers, friends, and family of persons with Alzheimer’s and other memory loss.
Meets 2nd Tuesdays, 7 pm, Room A389
Contact Sue Dill 615.970.8393 or Barbara Jones at 615.373.1941.
Cancer Support: Partners in Hope Companions in the Journey of Cancer
Provides support to the people of Brentwood UMC and the community who have been diagnosed with cancer.
Contact Jeanetta Fargo at 615.339.4415 email@example.com
Career Transition Support Group (CTSG) Go to CTSG Page
For those experiencing job loss or a career change.
Meets Mondays, 6:30 pm, Room A281 (Haney Hall).
Contact Hal Hassall, 615.972.5119 firstname.lastname@example.org
Six-week series dealing with issues of adjusting to change, stages of grieving, forgiveness, children's issues, and rebuilding healthy relationships. Check the weekly BEAM or singles website for current class information. Scholarship assistance is available.
Contact Shebbie Shields at 615.324.7240
Volunteers write to 6 people twice 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 Beth Frankenberg, email@example.com or Rachael Melton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grief Support Groups www.alivehospice.org
Alive Hospice offers grief support workshops four times a year at BUMC for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. For information or to register, contact Alive Hospice at 615.963.4732.
Infertility Encouragement Group
Contact Gretchen Voyles email@example.com
Fish and Loaves Meal Assistance
Members of this team provides 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 crisis. Contact Katie Winstead at Katie_Winstead@yahoo.com
Financial and Food Assistance (Emergency)
To inquire about vouchers for emergency food or financial assistance please contact Mike Dennison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.324.7222.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Self-help Encouragement Group
Contact Sandie Mountz at 615.376.5395
Stephen Ministry Click Here for More Info
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 615.373.3690, ext.394.
Sunny Day Club Click Here for More Info
Meets Tuesdays, 11 am-2 pm
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. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Rev. Erin Racine at 615.373.3663, ext.244 email@example.com
Members of this team visit and take Communion to our home-centered church members.
Contact Rev. Erin Racine firstname.lastname@example.org or
Suzanne Walker at 615.665.3045 or Jenny Yokom at 615.373.9531
Widows Encouragement Groups
LOSS (Ladies of Spiritual Substance)
Caring support in a social setting for widows and divorced women.
Contact Julie Donley at 615.342.7254 or email@example.com
Naomi's table is an opportunity for widows to join together for support, fellowship, prayer and growth together.
Contact Shebbie Shields at 615.324.7240 firstname.lastname@example.org