Blakemore UMC Newsletter - 05/10/2016
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Sunday, May 18, 2016
Pentecost Sunday
Scripture: Acts 2:1-13

This Sunday, May 15, will be one of the most special worship services of the year for Blakemore. Not only is it Pentecost Sunday, in which we remember and celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:1-13, but it is also Confirmation Sunday. We are excited to confirm in the Christian faith four young men who have spent this past school year learning what it means to be a United Methodist and, more importantly, what it means to follow Jesus Christ. You are invited to bring notes and cards of encouragement to share with the confirmands. We hope you'll make plans to join us on this joyous day!

Making Disciples: Invite, Pray, Love

 This past Sunday, we were reminded of Jesus’ Great Commission: to go and make disciples. The United Methodist Church has even adopted this as the focus of its mission statement. The very purpose of a church is to make disciples, yet we often have difficulty even knowing what that means. At the end of our worship service, I challenged us to invite someone, to pray for someone, and to love someone.

 These, I think, can be expressions of what it looks like for us to make disciples. Invite someone you know to something that can help connect them to God or Christian community. It might be worship, our upcoming Game Night on May 25, a small group experience, a service project, or any number of other possibilities. Pray for someone who you know needs an extra measure of God’s grace. And don’t just pray once, but pray daily for this person and see what difference it makes. Finally, love someone. Show them extra kindness, compassion, and patience; serve them in an unexpected way; or simply pay attention to someone you might otherwise overlook.

 Over the next month or so, let’s find ways to share about our “Invite, Pray, Love” experiences. I’m excited to see and hear how God will work through our willingness to make disciples.

Grace and peace,
John Hill

Notice to those scheduling Fellowship Hall:
Conflicts have arisen due to the double-booking of the Fellowship Hall.  To avoid these conflicts a reservation form MUST be filled out, clearly indicating date (day, month, year), hours, number expected to attend, your name and phone number. Find Reservation Forms in the front office and return completed forms inTrustees box.  DO NOT MARK DATE IN THE EVENT BOOK!  Trustee, Cavit Cheshier, will do that and notify you if your requested date is unavailable.  
As you enter the Fellowship Hall, Look Down-not Up! The entire floor has been stripped, waxed, and buffed. This gift is from the Nearly New Store funds and was badly needed. We thank all the tireless workers who keep the store open three days a week. It is a great ministry to the homeless who come for clean clothes and to others who shop for clothes at a reasonable price.

Spring Semester 2016 Program Schedule

May 11    "Circle B Ranch Talent Round Up" see more information below
May 18     West End Middle School service project
May 25     Game Night

Remember to make your weekly reservation by noon on Tuesdays. Use the
tear-off portion of Sunday's bulletin or call the church office (615-297-6519). 
Adults, $5--Youth (12 and under), $2.50.
It's finally here!  The Event of the Season... the Circle B Ranch Talent Round Up!  
Don your favorite cowboy/cowgirl attire and join the fun this Wednesday, May 11, for a display of talent never witnessed in our Fellowship Hall.  You could win a valuable prize for "Best Prairie Attire", "Least Talented", or "Western Trivia Wiz"!  Bring extra cash for the homemade cake auction, your camera for photo booth opportunities, and your dancin' shoes for the "Jack Rabbit Jump" finale. You may even get to place your bets on a dizzy horse race!  The chuck wagon will serve dinner at 5:30 pm and the hootenanny begins at 6:00 pm.  YEE-HAW!!
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District Conference Set for May 22

Calvary UMC at 2:00 p.m.
Items on Agenda:
  • Approve Budget
  • Vote on Committee Members and Officers for upcoming year
  • Our D.S. will give a report on the State of the District
  • Pastors and church leaders are urged to attend.
If you need child care, please register.  
"stART from Scratch--Kid's Art Camp" 
Save the date: June 20-23,2016

 6:00 pm-8:00 pm with a light dinner at 5:30 pm. We will showcase the kid's artistic endeavors on Sunday morning, June 26. Art offerings include music, painting, drama, and much more! Registration forms and further details will be available soon. To volunteer please contact Kevin Walker ( or Steffie Misner, our VBS Lead ( or 865-264-2097,)
Children's Message Sign Up!
Please join our Wednesday Night Life programming for Blakemore's
children. We need volunteers in the Preschool, Younger Elementary and
Older Elementary classes.  Come join the fun! Visit
Contact LaDonna Merville ( for more information. 
Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 PM
Room 204   2 Hour Session 
 Facilitated by Gayle Lembcke,
Social Worker

Come join us, share, and feel unconditional love and support!
SAVE the Date
Mid summer bridge bash
July 16, 2016
Get your tables now for another fun day!!!!

for more information, contact Marge Rajotte
Scholarships Available for Undergrads!
Board of Higher Ed and Campus Ministry
There are four scholarships available to undergraduate students from the Tennessee Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Each scholarship has specific eligilbility requirements Click here for more information...
Summer 2016 Registration is now open! 
Cedar Crest offers “first time” camp experiences for campers finishing 1-2 grades in our Mini Camps, Elementary Camps for children who have finished grades 2-5, Junior High Camps for youth who have finished grades 6-8, and Senior High Camps for those who have finished grades 9-12. Back again this summer is our popular outpost camp option, so come spend the night in a hammock under the stars!
Families/churches/individuals may register online at If you need help at a church gathering to share camp information, to have a Q/A with families and potential campers, or to share with your congregation on a Sunday, know that we would love to partner with you! Give our office a call at 931-670-3025 or email our Camp Director, Russell Casteel at  We want your children and youth to have the chance to grow in their faith in Christ while having the best camp experience around!
Blakemore Directories are available in the church office during the week from 9-2 or on Sundays after worship and Wednesday evenings.  Corrections will be published in the weekly newsletter for you to update in your directory. 
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Mary Hunt @ Morningside
Fred Rowles @ NHC Franklin
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Pat Carty

Susan Eatherly
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal
Michelle Hussung
Ryan McCulley
Kay Overfield

Marge Rajotte
Susan Slater (cataract surgery 5/9)
Bonnie Spear
Lois Thomas (knee replacement 4/18)
Friends and Extended Family
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary's parents)
Dianna Bray (Lanette O'Brien)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
Jan Farrell (Pat Carty)
Mary Ann Graham (Bessie Mitchell's sister)
John Haendel (Troop 17)
Chris Myrick
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne Awbrey) 
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish’s friend)
Jack Slater @ The Hearth (Tom Slater's father)

Jim Slater (Tom Slater's brother - cancer)
Earthquake Victims
General Conference of the UMC

In Military Service of Our Country
Brice Behringer    
David Caples
Cody Chellman          

Chris Doyle          
David C. Hardy           

Joseph Seward 
William Tenzel    
Bryan Weathers
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