As we have monitored the current climate in Williamson County and Greater Nashville, we have had conversations with medical professionals, business owners, educators, and other faith leaders to discern the best path toward reopening our campus. We will have limited in-person worship this weekend. You can register your household for in-person worship here.
(Last updated February 22, 2021 @ 9:17 a.m.)
- We will have limited in-person worship this weekend. You must register your household for in-person worship in advance. All three services will be streamed online.
- We have three full worship services on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with music, prayer, and preaching
- Our 5 p.m. service is a casual approach to a more traditional worship style
- Our 8:30 a.m. service is a band-led contemporary service
- Our 11 a.m. follows a more traditional liturgy
- We have online and text giving available (text BrentwoodUMC to 77977)
- You can view the Order of Worship, submit prayer requests, and record your attendance in worship on our Brentwood United Methodist Church mobile app. Text BrentwoodUMC APP to 77977 to download or let us send you a link to download.
- Staff and clergy remain available to you via email and phone while working remotely
- If you are a church member and urgently need to reach a pastor, contact the pastor-on-call at 615.969.3086
- Williamson County is distributing COVID-19 vaccines to those in phases 1a1 and 1a2, as well as individuals 70+. Visit williamsonready.org or call the Williamson County Vaccine Info Line at 615.595.4880 to learn more.
- If you are in crisis due to COVID-19, text HOME to 741741 to speak with a trained crisis counselor. This is a free service available 24/7. This service is provided by Crisis Text Line and is not produced by BUMC.
- Avoiding public spaces and working remotely can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but for many survivors, staying home may not be the safest option. We know that any external factors that add stress and financial strain can negatively impact survivors and create circumstances where their safety is further compromised. If any of the above sounds like they may be happening to you or someone you love, you are not alone (from the National Domestic Violence Hotline). The YWCA 24-hour Crisis + Support Helpline is available 24/7 at 1.800.334.4628 or by texting 615.983.5170.
Words of Encouragement
We understand feelings of worry and anxiety are prevalent in this period of time. We find comfort by informing ourselves of the latest information from public health officials and by seeking rest in the words of God.
- Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 3:16)
- So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
- He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:17-18)
- I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
- Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
What You Can Do
The 3 W's can make a big difference in controlling COVID-19. We follow these three guidelines on our campus, and we encourage you to do so wherever you go (via Center for Disease Control).
- Wear a mask: face coverings with multiple layers are proven most effective in blocking particles
- Wash your hands: use soap and warm water for at least 30 seconds, making sure to scrub all over your hands and wrists
- Watch your distance: we keep a minimum six-feet distance during in-person gatherings and worship (more distance could be necessary depending on the activity)