Blakemore UMC Newsletter - September 13, 2018
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Sunday School  9:30 a.m. • Worship  10:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 16, 2018
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 

John 13:12-15

This Sunday, September 16, we will continue in our worship series called "Atonement" in which we are looking at different ways to understand the work of Jesus Christ and what it means for our lives. Our scripture passage will be John 13:12-15 and is taken from the time when Jesus washed his disciples' feet and then told them to do as he has done. Through that lens, we'll explore the Moral Influence theory of the Atonement. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship. 

Remember, you can catch up on past sermons here.
September 19, 2018
Cost of meal $5 for adults & $2.50 children

Menu: Salad, pizza, dessert
Chef: Ashley Kemper

5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Children's Choir
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
6:30 p.m. Generational IQ Study

This week Blakemore Children's Center will host a flu clinic that will align with our WNL programming. See the announcement below for more information.
We continue our semester-long study led by Nate Partee and Rosanne Awbrey on Generational IQ in the church. In this study, participants will gain insights to what makes each generation so unique, engage in dialogue around tough questions, and learn how we each experience and live out Christ's call on our life within the framework of our generation. Check out a few of the pictures from our first night of study (below).

Study books are still available for $15 in the church office.

Please visit our website for more information for the Fall 2018 WNL Schedule.

Be sure to click "view entire message" at the bottom of the e-mail to see all of the wonderful things Blakemore has been up to!
New This Week We Are Blakemore
Outreach & Missions Prayers & Concerns
September 16
Chickenfoot Dominoes Tournament, 2:00 p.m. (Fellowship Hall)
September 19
Flu Shot Clinic, Blakemore UMC (5:30 p.m.)

Faith & Life Bible Study, Glendale UMC (7:00 p.m.)
September 22
Whitland Area Garage Sale, beginning at 8 a.m.
September 29
Appalachian Craft Fair, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Belle Meade UMC)
September 30
Saying Grace Potluck, 11:45 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)
October 5-7
Blakemore Church Retreat, Beersheba Springs Assembly
October 8
Leadership Board, 6:00 p.m. (Room 204)
October 13
Eric Moeller Concert, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
November 13
Charge Conference, 6:00 p.m. (TBD)
November 16-17
Frozen Assets Pickup
Upcoming Saying Grace Potluck
Join us for our quarterly potluck in the Fellowship Hall after worship on Sunday, September 30. The church will provide fried chicken; please bring a side or dessert or beverages to share. On the agenda are dedicating our new solar panel array, talking about remodeling the Fellowship Hall and HVAC system, and sharing about upcoming mission/service opportunities.
2018 Church Retreat
Church Family Retreat is scheduled for October 5-7 at Beersheba Springs Assembly. Please make plans to join us by securing your reservation as soon as possible. Rooms are still available but may not be the closer we get to the retreat. Reservation forms can be found in the church office or ask one of the ushers in worship on Sunday. You can also download here.
A tentative agenda for retreat can be found here.
Flu Clinic

We will once again have a Flu Shot Clinic with Walgreens and the Blakemore Children's Center on Wednesday, September 19, beginning at 5:30 PM. We hope this will help us all to stay healthy this winter!

After a long break, our beloved Top Dog trophy returned to Rene Bass, the winner of our last Chickenfoot Dominoes tournament. The big high score trophy continues to reside with Martha Hunt. If you would like a chance to take either trophy home with you, join us on Sunday, September 16 for our next game. We play from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (ish) in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. Contact Cindy Kleinrock if you want to know more.
Frozen Assets
Frozen what? Each year, cook teams assemble to prepare recipes that are time-tested and freezer approved. These finished dishes are then frozen to sell during the holidays, where folks can thaw and cook a full meal during some of the busiest weeks of the year.

Frozen Assets sells thousands of frozen entrees, side dishes, desserts, and breakfast items each year, and proceeds go to the missions and outreach of the church. More than a fundraiser, it is an opportunity for our church family to cook together, serve together, and share in a tradition that spans multiple generations.

As we gear up for another season of Frozen Assets, we are on the lookout for a few key  items. If you are at the grocery store and can pick up a few extra items, please keep a special eye out for...

Sugar White Lily Flour  1-Gallon Freezer Zip-loc Bags (no sliders) Vanilla Extract

Items can be left in the Fellowship Hall in the box with me, Parker the Penguin.

Interested in joining a cook team? Please contact Marge Rajotte at (615) 604-0084.

Thanks for all you do,

Parker the Penguin
& the Frozen Assets Team
Spiritual Journey Conversations

Our Spiritual Journey Conversation (SJC) group engages every Sunday morning in open conversation about some of life’s deeper questions. Right now, we’re talking about our God-concepts – Where do we get our God-concepts?  How do we characterize our God?  Must we have a common understanding of God? In what ways do we fence God in – or out? Are we “theists,” “deists,” “non-theists,” “atheists,” “agnostics,” “pantheists,” “panentheists,” “monotheists,” “polytheists?” Do we know the difference? Does it matter? How does our God-concept influence our world view and our relationship to our world and its inhabitants?

Come, join us for stimulating, thought-provoking conversation. Sundays from 9:30-10:20 in the Library, across from Room 204.  A safe space for open conversation that doesn’t follow traditional teaching scripts and where each participant’s contribution to the conversation is honored.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, contact Steve Tippens, 615-305-8316,
Appalachian Craft Fair @ Belle Meade UMC

Belle Meade United Methodist Church is hosting an Appalachian Craft Fair on September 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Shoppers will find many beautifully crafted items for sale. This craft fair will benefit the Red Bird Mission of southeastern Kentucky. For more information on the craft fair, contact Belle Meade UMC at 615-352-6210.
Whitland Area Garage Sale Day

The Whitland Neighborhood will host a neighborhood-wide Garage Sale on September 22, beginning at 8 a.m. All are invited to browse and purchase items for sale.
West End Middle School has a mentorship program for young men after school. They are looking for volunteers to drive the young men home afterwards to the Edgehill neighborhood between 5:30 and 6:30. If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Scott Goodman at 865-803-5640 or

Upcoming Gatherings:

Faith & Life Bible Study + Coffee & Desserts
Wednesday, September 19th @ 7-8pm
Location: Glendale UMC - Nashville | 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

Every Thursday in Room 204 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

The Blakemore Depression Support Group offers a safe and supportive place for those who are suffering from depression and anxiety.  Many lack a support system where they can openly talk about what is deeply troubling them.This group is an informal setting where there is unconditional acceptance for all, no matter what their situation. Everything said in the group is confidential. The group meets every Thursday evening at Blakemore in Room 204 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.

For more info on the group, contact Gayle Lembcke at 615-305-4974 or  
Or see our website at

The Blakemore Family

Laudine Clark @ Richland Place
Mary Katherine Hammer @ Blakeford

Carol Holmes @ Belmont Village

Marge Stanberry @ Blakeford

Norda and Cornelia - travel

Pat Carty

Mildred Duer

John Gonce

Aimee Graham - travel

Mary Margaret Hornal

Matt & Elizabeth Jacobs

David Luster

Rita & Joe Mattox

Bessie & Jim Mitchell

Lanette O'Brien

Kay Overfield

Billie Parker

Fred Rowles

Bonnie Spear

In Military Service of Our Country
Bryce Behringer    
Cody Chellman
Chris Doyle  
David C. Hardy
Ryan Dean McCulley        

Joseph Seward 
Bryan Weathers
Friends and Extended Family

Frank Carpenter (Susan Slater)

Stacie Denton (Gayle Lembcke)

Loved ones of Robert Graham (Aimee Graham)

Sarah Jones (Gayle Lembcke)

Kastans (Gayle Lembcke)

Loring Langer (Chris Langer's brother)

Dan & Maggie Lee (Jacobs)

Susie Lewis (Lisa's mom)

Darrold McCallister (Elizabeth Jacobs' brother-in-law)

Jobie Phelan (Rita O's sister)

Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne)

Darrell Pitzer (Kathy Jackson)

Doris Silber (Patsye Candish)

Ralph Stephens (Kristi Walker's dad)

People Being Laid Off (Ellen Z)

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