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This special newsletter shares opportunities to put our faith into action. Information about weekly events and meetings of the church will still be delivered each week (on Thursdays), while this newsletter will share monthly information about outreach and ministries of Blakemore.

Outreach Opportunity:
Worship Without Walls

This spring we'll serve with our ministry partners at Sherith Israel and West End Church of Christ in this outreach experience. More information, including how to sign up online, can be accessed through the Blakemore UMC website.
Nashville Cares: Yard Work
Four small teams will learn about the work of Nashville Cares and then depart to help with outdoor projects at the home(s) of community members who are affected by HIV/AIDs. Appropriate for all ages; children welcome with parent supervision. Leader: Joe Hensley Templeton // Location: East Nashville

West End Middle School
Teams will help stain benches and swings (with pergolas) for our MNPS neighbors across the park. Appropriate for youth over 16 and adults able to do manually intensive work. Leaders: Leslie & Jason Larkins // Location: West End Middle School

Animal Shelter
Join us to make treats and collect needed items to deliver to a local animal shelter. Appropriate for all ages; children welcome with parent supervision. Leader: Kristi Walker // Location: Elmington Park

Project Transformation
This project will help the PT team transport books from their offices to their newest summer program site. Participation will require heavy lifting and transportation. Ideal for adults. Leader: Sarah Cloud // Location: Various

Creation Care Projects
This team will help receive recycling items to be held for the May recycling event at West End UMC. Following that, the group will learn about volunteer opportunities in our community and engage in a letter writing project to encourage women in our broader community who are experiencing difficult times. This activity is specifically geared toward those who are less mobile or need an indoor activity. Leaders: Nancy Lawrence & Ashley Edwards // Location: Blakemore UMC Fellowship Hall

Pay It Forward: Yard Care
This small team will help prepare a local community member's yard for spring. Participation will require heavy lifting and transportation. Ideal for adults. Leader: Sue Ann & Joe Bartelsmeyer // Location: West Nashville
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Upcoming Opportunity:
Creation Care

Volunteers needed for Recycle Day! We are requested to provide 2 full time (between 8:15 & 12:30) or 4 part time volunteers. Service opportunities include: registration table; direct traffic; car counter; unloader; provide handouts; clean up.

Last year, 200 cars went through the parking area to dispose of recyclables; and more are expected this year.  If interested or for further information, please contact: Nancy Lawrence at 615-337-1070 or  Diane Lee-Smith at 615-260-7568.

Ministry Need:
Nearly New Store

The Nearly New Store is running low on spring and summer inventory. If you have clothing you wish to donate, please bring items to the church office during regular business hours.

Outreach Partnership:
Raise the Roof Academy

We invite you to join us for an evening of friendship and music on Friday, May 3rd, 7pm-9pm, as we work together to stop Malaria and bring health to our students and community. You will enjoy top-charting songwriter and music producer, Marshall Altman, great drinks, and heavy appetizers, all while raising support to stop Malaria.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, go to, or call 615-686-9085.

Opportunity for Outreach:
Save the Date

We are set to volunteer as a church for the Project Transformation Summer Reading Program the mornings of June 17-20. Mark your calendars and keep a close eye out for sign ups in May!

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