Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

In the Garden

by Monica McDougal When I applied to be a Belle H. Bennett Fellow, I imagined myself in an office somewhere in Nashville. I thought I would be in business casual clothing and spending my days working alongside adults. I never pictured myself in a garden at...

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20th Anniversary of Celebration of Cultures

On July 13, 1996 the first Celebration of Cultures event brought to Scarritt Bennett Center approximately 2000 people and 41 different cultural and/or ethnic groups with their music, dance, demonstrations, food, or other presentations. The celebration was widely promoted throughout the region; gifts and donations...

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The Tennessee Justice Center & Me

by Tieranny Woods I am Tieranny Woods, one of the new Belle H. Bennett Fellows. My site placement is the Tennessee Justice Center. The Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) is a non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to vulnerable Tennesseans. TJC does this in three ways:...

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Complementary Colors: Engaging Art

My first glimpse of the new art show, “Complementary Colors,” in Scarritt Bennett’s Laskey gallery was of a quartet of paintings of a dog against the backdrop of the seasons. The painting, “Jasper on the Farm” by Pam Sevy, is done with considerable sharp detail,...

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Grow in Your Spiritual Life

Between now and the end of the year, Scarritt Bennett Center is offering many opportunities for spiritual growth through worship, art, music, retreats, poetry and solitude. Worship. Two services of worship are held in Wightman Chapel each week. One is on Tuesdays at 12:30-1:05. This is...

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BHB Fellows: Orientation Week

Last week, the Belle H. Bennett fellows got acquainted with the Scarritt Bennett Center community during orientation week. Thanks to everyone who welcomed them – gave them tours of the campus, shared a meal with them, and chatted with them during their “get to know...

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Maryruth Nickels

Our condolences are with the family and friends of Maryruth Nickels, Scarritt Bennett Center Interim Executive Director, 1993-1994. Maryruth Nickels, 92, of the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin, IN passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This remarkable woman, adventurer and philanthropist, was born December 11,...

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