Blakemore UMC Newsletter - September 21, 2018
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Sunday School  9:30 a.m. • Worship  10:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

Romans 3:21-26 & 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 

This Sunday, September 23, 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 passages will be Romans 3:21-26 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. We'll be looking at a few different theories of the Atonement (Satisfaction, Substitution, Governmental) that all have something in common: Jesus fulfills something needed because of human sin that we cannot fulfill by ourselves. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.

Remember, you can catch up on past sermons here.
September 26, 2018
Cost of meal $5 for adults & $2.50 children

Menu: TBD
Chef: TBD

5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Children's Choir
6:30 p.m. Cookie Baking & Bingo!

This week our programming will be led by Matthew Pyles! We will pick up our study of Generational IQ next Wednesday, September 30.
This semester we've been studying generations, 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 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)
October 25
Double Nickel Museum Trip, meet at 10:00 a.m. (TN State Museum)
November 13
Charge Conference, 6:00 p.m. (TBD)
November 16-17
Frozen Assets Pickup
Double Nickel Outing to "New" TN State Museum
On Thursday, October 25, the Double Nickel group and others interested will be going to see the new Tennessee State Museum now located at the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd and Jefferson Street, next to the Farmers Market.  The official opening date of the Museum is October 4, but there will be no tours available at this time.  The group will explore the Museum on their own. 
Those carpooling will meet at the Church at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at the Museum at 10:00 a.m. to start exploring.  There is no charge for the Museum, and lunch will be at the Farmers Market after going through the Museum. Parking will be in the parking lots located between the Museum and the Farmers Market.  
If you plan to attend and carpool, please contact Gayle Lembcke at 615-646-8710.
Sack Lunch Ministry Supplies Needed
We are running low on supplies for sack lunches that we give to people who come to Blakemore looking for assistance. Please considering bringing the following single-serving, non-perishable supplies to the church office: protein items (Vienna sausages, beanie weenies, tuna, peanut butter cups, nuts, cheese spread and crackers), fruit or applesauce cups, fruit snacks, granola/cereal bars, cracker packages (with peanut butter or cheese), juice boxes, and desserts.
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.
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.

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
Aimee Graham - travel
Franky Haggenmacher
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
Steve Tippens

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

Brewster Family (Cindy Kleinrock)
Frank Carpenter (Susan Slater)
Stacie Denton (Gayle Lembcke)
Annette Hadley in death of her husband Rex
AnnaJean Hill - surgery on 9/26
Kastans (Gayle Lembcke)
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)
People Being Laid Off (Ellen Z)


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