sonshineDaily Sonshine from Brentwood Hills church of Christ

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Thank you to all who brought filled bags to the building this past week! We collected close to 500!
Volunteers will be needed on Sunday, November 18, to help deliver food sacks and Bibles.
We will also need volunteers to deliver sacks to schools during the week of November 19.

To volunteer please call Barry Elkins, 584-4042 or the church office 832-2541.

VERSE OF THE WEEK - Acts 1:1-2 - In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.

LIGHT and LOVE on our Journey to the SON

Today's News

Our sympathy goes out to Luther Tanley in the death of his father. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

We extend our sympathy to Jonathan Seamon in the death of his aunt, Mary Howell, who passed away on Friday. The funeral was held Sunday in North Carolina.

Our sympathy is extended to Rafael Ocanta, the Barquisimento elder, who has been here many times. His daughter Stefany Ocanta lost her life last night in a traffic accident. Please keep the family and the church there in your prayers.

Bob Chaffin, father of Pat Chaffin, is starting chemotherapy treatments.
Deena Irwin will be having surgery on Monday, December 3.
Jean McCreary continues chemo treatments for ovarian cancer. Her next treatment is scheduled for Nov. 15th.
Kay Miller remains in Baptist Hospital. No visitors at this time.
Jim Redmon remains in Vanderbilt Hospital, Room 6020. He loves visits! Please call Missy before going as he will be moving to a rehab facility at some point this week.
Sherlie Rowe remains in Southern Hills Hospital and is being treated for a subdural hematoma.

Continue to lift up:
Betty Aston
Norma Belew(stepmother of Mary Elkins
Pam Bishop
Zane Burns, Sr.
Charlie Hale
Ruth Howell
Kathy Johnson
Kevin Sparkman
Karen Tryggestad (Amy Bowman's mother)
Phyllis Watson's mother
Oliver Yates


The annual Healing Hands Tie Sale continues through Friday, November 16th from 9am - 4pm each day. The ties sell for $10 each or buy 5 and get the 6th free. These ties are donated to Healing Hands and normally sell for $50-$150. All proceeds benefit the works of Healing Hands International.

Quest Make-up video showing, 5:00 p.m., Main Auditorium
Monday Morning Quarterbacks, 6:30 a.m., Conference Room
Inner City Classes, 6:00 p.m.
Quest Men's Fraternity, 6:00 a.m.
Ladies' Class, 10:00 a.m., Library
FriendSpeak, 6:30 p.m.
Ladies' Bible Class, 10:00 a.m.
MidWeek Fellowship Meal, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Menu for 11/7 - Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Relish, Green Beans and Dessert
Ages 12&up-$5, 4 to 11-$3, 3&under-Free
Please sign up or call the church office no later than Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.
ROOTS Meal and Devo, 6:30 p.m.


November 14 - PBS NewsHour, which airs in Nashville at 6:00 P.M., has interviewed Wayne Reed and several close friends and is scheduled to air their story about Diana’s tragic death. Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center is an inner city pre-school program for low income families in Nashville. The Center was founded by Wayne Reed, a member of the Otter Creek Church of Christ congregation who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease. His wife, Diana Reed, who died October 3, 2012, was the third victim of the fungal meningitis tragedy.

November 14 - Yarn Works, 5:00 p.m., Terrace View sitting area

November 16 - Avalon Market Day
9:00 am - 2:00 pm – located in Avalon, the red brick home directly across from the Lipscomb Academy gym (sponsored by Associated Women for Lipscomb)
Purchase pecans for holiday baking as well as fabulous holiday gifts from a variety of vendors. Our Market Day vendors include: Silver Bells jewelry and accessories, mrs. Aprons, Nana Lovies, Frames Around the Corner, Snicklefritz Specialties, Inc., Where the Art Is, Neta Rice Photography, Thirty-One Gifts, IGBOK, and more!!

November 18 - CareTeam 09 Fellowship Meal, 11:30 a.m., Reception Room
Check email for details

November 18 - 1st Grade Fellowship, 11:30 a.m., FLC
Potluck Lunch - Sign-up Genius

November 18 - 7th Grad ThanksForGiving Service Project and Pre-Christmas Party, 11:30 a.m.
Meet after 2nd service and bring money for lunch before delivering food bags to families. Then back to Student Center for a Christmas movie, snacks and games until time for worship.
Parents: If you can help by driving, please contact Robbie by Wednesday.

November 18 - Pictures with Santa, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm (sponsored by Associated Women for Lipscomb)
Hall of Fame Room, Allen Arena
Photos taken by Scott Ellis Photography
Packages begin at $36

Please feel free to call Laura Sears at 966-1963 or 668-2468 (cell) with any questions about Avalon Market Day or Pictures with Santa.

November 18 - Yarn Works, 3:15-7:00 p.m., project: lap robes and prayer shawls

November 18 - 4th Graders & Families Cookout ant Devo, 4:00 p.m., at the Seamon's house in Nolensville
Girls - bring chips, Boys - bring desserts, please RSVP

November 18 - 5th-12th Grade Parents/Life Coach/Teacher Meeting, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., FLC

November 18 - 12th Grade Pizza Party & Devo, 5:45 p.m., at Johnny & Sharon Dorris' home, No Charge!

November 18 - Grief Share "How to Deal with Grief during the Holidays", 6:00 p.m., room 502-503
If you have been a part of the Grief Share Class in the past, but did not go to this class, you are welcome to attend.

November 18 - "The Welcome Table-Lee C. Camp & Friends", A benefit for Room in the Inn, 7:30 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium, tickets range from $12.50 - $39.50
Featuring: Dailey & Vincent, Vince Gill, Brian McLaren, The McCrary Sisters, Charlie Strobel, Buddy Green, Brother Preacher, The Most Outstanding Horeb Mountain Boys, The Nashville Choir, The Tokens Radio Players, and more!
Visit for more information or visit all ticketmaster outlets or the Ryman Box Office.

November 21 - Thanksgiving Service at Grandview, No service at BHCC.

November 25 - No CWT

November 25 - Divorce Support Group, 4:45 p.m., Downstairs Student Center

November 29 - "Driving Miss Daisy or Driving Me Crazy", An update on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, presented by Dr. Stephen J. D'Amico,MD,CMD, 6:00 p.m., at Lakeshore The Meadows, light hors d'oeuvres will be served, If you would like to attend please RSVP to Rachel Henderson at 662-3284 or

November 30 - Holiday Open House at ICM Thrift Store, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
136 Rains Avenue, Nashville (off Wedgewood near the fairgrounds)

December 4 - Annual Christmas of Hope Dinner
Benefit for Morning Star Sanctuary, Christian shelter for victims of domestic violence, will be held at Embassy Suites in Cool Springs. Call Linda Johnston 579-5004 to purchase tickets.

December 6 - Ladies' Holiday Open House "Stocking the Pantry"
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the home of Heather Loden (Time Change from Original)

December 8 - Breakfast with Santa

December 9 - "One Starry Night" (Hallelujah Kids Christmas Program)

December 11 - Secret Sister's Ornament Swap

December 11 - FriendSpeak Christmas Party

December 12 - Under the Bridge Christmas Dinner and devotional

December 15 - 7th-12th Graders going to Toby Mac Concert

December 16 - Gingerbread Houses
, 4-6 p.m.

December 16 - Christmas Concert, after evening worship

December 19 - Christmas Caroling, 6:30 devotional, no classes (5:45 or 6:30)

December 23 - Combined 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, No 8am service, Sunday School, CWT or evening service

December 26 - 6:30 p.m. devo only

December 30 - Regular schedule - all services

Mark Your Calendars
June 2 - 7, 2013 - Senior Camp (CURRENT 7th-12th graders))
June 16-19, 2013 - Vacation Bible School
July 7 - 11, 2013 - Junior Camp (CURRENT 3rd-6th graders)


November 18 - Ushers & Greeters
Ushers 8:00 a.m. Ben Byars, Don Garner, john Finney, Andy Parker, Gary Gatten
Greeters 8:00 a.m.
Library: Randy & Margaret Perry
Office: Andrew & Ben Saunders
Front: Alan Bradshaw, Woody & Mary Kate Fisher, Chuck Carter, Jeremy Boyette
Greeters 9:15 a.m.
Library: Gary & Kathy Pollock
Office: Lealand & Margaret Powell
Front: Ron & Sharon Ream, Kerry & Kathy Stiles, Jim & Nancy Aston, Jeremy Boyette, Daniel Batson
Ushers 10:30 a.m.
Mike Canterbury, Marc Colley, Carson Conder, Chris Conder, Paul Craig
Greeters 10:30 a.m.
Library: Robert & Netta Scott
Office: Mark & Sissy Simmons
Front: Bill & Betty Smith, Sharon Thweatt, Larry & Carolyn Wilson

2012 Verses of the Week
Jan. 8 ---Genesis 1:31 "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good."
Jan. 15 --Genesis 12:2a "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you."
Jan. 22 --Genesis 50:20a "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good....."
Jan. 29 --Exodus 3:5 ""Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.""
Feb. 5 ---1 Corinthians 5:7 "For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed."
Feb. 12 --Exodus 32:26 "So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, "Whoever is for the LORD, come to me.""
Feb. 19 --Deuteronomy 31:8 - "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
Feb. 26 --Deuteronomy 6:5 - Love the LORD your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."
March 4 --Joshua 23:14 - "Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed."
March 11 -Joshua 24:15 - "But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
March 18 -Joshua 1:8 - "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."
March 25 -Judges 6:12 - When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, "The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.""
April 1 ---Ruth 1:16 - But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
April 8 ---Ruth 4:15a - He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age.
April 15 --I Samuel 2:2 - There is not one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
April 22 --Ephesians 4:12 - to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
April 29 --2 Samuel 7:22 - How great you are, Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you
May 6 ----Psalm 51:10 - Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me
May 13 ---2 Samuel 22:2 - The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.
May 20 ---Proverbs 3:5-6 - 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.
May 27 ---II Chronicles 16:9 - For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
June 3 ---II Kings 6:17 - And Elisha prayed, "Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
June 10 --Daniel 3:28 - Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Praise be to the god of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
June 17 --Isaiah 6:8 - Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
June 24 --Isaiah 53:5 - But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
July 1 ---Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
July 8 & 15 ---Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
July 22 --Jeremiah 1:5 - Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
July 29 --Psalm 139:14 - I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
August 5 -Ephesians 3:20-21 - Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more that all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
August 12 -Jeremiah 29:11 -
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
August 19 -Esther 4:14 - For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?
August 26 -Nehemiah 6:15-16 - So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afreaid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.
September 2 -Matthew 11:28-30 -
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
September 9 -John 1:14 - And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
September 16 -John 4:13-14
Jesus answered, "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."
September 23 -Luke 10:27 - He answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
September 30 --Mark 8:34-35 - Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
October 7 ----Matthew 18:10 - See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
October 14 ---John 6:5-6 - When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?" He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
October 21 ---John 7:37-38 - On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them."
October 28 ---John 19:30 - When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
November 4 ---Matthew 28:18-20 - Then Jesus cam to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Brentwood Hills
Church of Christ
5120 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
Phone: (615) 832-2541
Fax: (615) 832-2583