Plant a Bigger Tree for Tennessee


January 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at BUMC

Our Creation Care ministry is partnering with Green Interchange to be a distribution site for their “Plant a Bigger Tree for Tennessee” initiative. Make a donation and receive a tree to plant in the location of your choosing! Reserve your tree by January 16.

Select from Green Interchange's wide selection, including Eastern Redbuds, White Dogwood, Autumn Blaze Maple, Gala Apple, or Santa Rosa Plum. You can also select for Green Interchange to plant the tree on your behalf.

Green Interchange has a goal to plant 3,497 acres with 4 million trees. This would offset nearly 3.3 billion pounds of CO2, not to mention have many other significant benefits to the environment.

Project Transformation Afterschool Volunteers


Project Transformation is seeking Afterschool Homework Buddy volunteers! Homework Buddies offer mentorship to elementary students through genuine relationships, encouragement, and one-on-one homework and reading tutoring during out-of-school hours. The commitment is weekly (choose a day M-Th) from 4-5:15 p.m. for at least one semester (January-May).

I want to serve...

In the Church

  • Children's Ministry

    Are you interested in serving the children in our church? Opportunities range from leading Sunday School to greeting families at our Connection Point desk. All volunteers go through a background check and Safe Sanctuary training before being paired with students.

    Contact Ellen Garrett to learn more.

  • Congregational Care

    Share Christian love with our friends and neighbors in need of care. Serving opportunities include:

  • Student Ministry

    Are you interested in serving the young people in our church? Opportunities range from serving meals to serving our small groups. All volunteers go through a background check and Safe Sanctuary training before being paired with students.

    Contact Rev. Adam Jones at to learn more.

  • Worship + Arts

    There are many ways you can use your spiritual gifts to serve God through Worship + Arts. We have opportunities to volunteer on Sundays, during the week, on a weekly basis, or as your schedule allows.

    Contact Haley Durham to learn more about:

    • Acolyte coordinators
    • Communion servers
    • Communion set-up and clean-up
    • Ushers
    • Pew replenishers
    • Scripture readers
    • Altar Guild


    If you are interested in serving with children, youth, or adult choirs and instrumental ensembles, contact Mary Marshall.

In the Community

  • Project Transformation

    Project Transformation’s collaborative model of ministry harnesses the creative energy and leadership of young adults, who live in intentional Christian community and lead summer and after-school programs for children. 

    Their mission is to to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships.

  • Harvest Hands

    Harvest Hands is a catalyst for Christ-centered, holistic community development working alongside our neighbors to further education, healthy living, spiritual formation, and economic development in South Nashville. 

In the World

  • Middle East North Africa Initiative

    In partnership with Christian relief organizations on the ground, the Middle East North Africa Initiative's focus has been on empowering the local churches in the MENA region to respond in an ongoing emergency context. It is our goal to facilitate these churches who contribute to the spiritual and physical wellbeing of the displaced through pastoral training, resourcing ministries, interfaith dialogue, and missional outreach.

  • South Africa Outreach

    In 2007, Brentwood UMC funded the construction of a church building in the Tumbleweed community of South Africa. This initial relationship grew into a ministry that now connects sponsors to children and teachers in three different South African schools. At each of our partner schools, children receive a God-centered educational foundation, as well as emotional and spiritual intervention and care.

More Ways to Serve

Learn more about our different ministry partners that you can support year-round!