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Raise the Roof Academy to benefit from Songs on the Lawn fundraiser

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Songs on the Lawn

Songs on the Lawn will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. April 17 at Brentwood United Methodist Church.

The 12th annual Brentwood United Methodist Women's Songwriters Night has a new twist this year. 

The Songs on the Lawn outdoor concert, held from 3-4:30 p.m. April 17 at the church, will feature Steven Dale Jones, a Dove Award winner, and will benefit Raise the Roof Academy, an organization that ministers to children and community development in Uganda.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair. Masking and social distancing will be practiced; no reservations are required. 

“We are happy to be able to do this at BUMC,” Susan Derrington, development director for Raise the Roof Academy, said. “We are looking forward to having some fun, food and music outdoors, all for a good cause.”

Jason’s Deli in Hill Center Brentwood will also donate 15% of its proceeds on April 17, before or after the concert, to Songs on the Lawn when customers mention United Methodist Women. 

Donations can be made at the event (checks can be made out to Brentwood United Methodist Women). Visit to learn more about the concert.

United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women, with approximately 800,000 members around the world whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.

To learn more about Raise the Roof Academy, visit

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