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

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

1 John 3:16-19

This Sunday, August 19, we continue in our yearly tradition of a worship series called "The Gospel According to Disney." In this fun series, we look at biblical truths and how they connect with Disney movies and our own lives. This week, Nate Partee, our Pastoral Intern, will be preaching from 1 John 3:16-19. Borrowing from the movie Wall-E, which has almost no spoken words, he will explore what it means to live in faith of a God who is beyond words. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.

Remember, you can catch up on past sermons here.
August 22, 2018
Cost of meal $5 for adults & $2.50 children

Menu: TBD
Chefs: Anne & Edgar Kabiling

5:30 p.m. Dinner & Movie (see below for details)
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


For the first four weeks, we will watch a Disney movie together as part of our “Gospel According to Disney worship series. For these evenings, the movie will begin so that it will finish at 7:30 p.m. This means that the movie will be playing during the traditional dinner time.

Beginning next Wednesday, August 29, we will begin a semester-long study led by Nate Partee on Generational IQ in the church.

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
August 19
Chickenfoot Dominoes, Fellowship Hall (2:00 p.m.)
August 29
Young Adult Outdoor Game Night & Cookout, Glendale UMC (7:00 p.m.)
September 19
Faith & Life Bible Study, Glendale UMC (7:00 p.m.)
September 22
Whitland Area Garage Sale, beginning at 8 a.m.
September 30
Saying Grace Potluck, 11:45 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)
October 5-7
Blakemore Church Retreat, Beersheba Springs Assembly
October 13
Eric Moeller Concert, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)

As college starts back, we want to recognize and congratulate the recipients of scholarships from Blakemore for the 2018-2019 school year. We are proud of our well-deserving recipients: Jaima Bryan, Kaley Bryan, Asia Kabiling, Isobelle Kabiling, and Julia Walker. Please be sure to offer them your congratulations the next time you see them! We wish them all the best as they start a new year in school.
Blakemore is able to offer scholarships through our endowment funds because of the generosity and foresight of others. The Guy and Margaret Smith College Scholarship Fund and Dorothy Knowles Fund were created specifically to provide scholarships for college students. If you are interested in contributing to one of these funds or in establishing a new one, please speak with Pastor John. The selection committee this year was Dr. Henry Moses, Ron Merville, Susan Slater, Pat Pile, and Gayle Lembcke.

The BeMORE small group will not meet this week. We will resume our studies next week, and will move to Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join us.
Call or email Deanna if you are interested: 615.604.1481 or

A Note from our Neighbors at St. Francis Catholic Church

Francis Effect Forum August 25th St. Henry Church

Pope Francis invites us into an "ecological conversion" to care for all of creation and one another.  To learn more, join us at St. Henry in Fellowship Hall from 8:30 am-12 noon on Sat. 8/25 for the 2nd Annual "Francis Effect" Faith & Justice Forum:Caring for Earth, Our Common Home. Event is free to attend, but registration requested.  Contact or 615-426-6047 for more information. 

Register online:

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.

Join us for our next Chickenfoot Dominoes tournament on Sunday, August 19. We’ll be playing in the Fellowship Hall from 2:00 p.m. to about 3:45 p.m. Nancy Lawrence will be defending her Top Dog trophy, and Martha Hunt is looking to give back her high score trophy. Contact Cindy Kleinrock for more information!

The Nominations Task Force has begun looking toward the leadership positions within Blakemore for 2019. If you are interested in serving in a particular position or generally want to serve but don't have an idea of a specific role, please contact Rev. John Hill.
Altar Flowers

There are several openings for altar decor in the upcoming months: two in August, one in September, and several others throughout the rest of the year. Decorating the altar with flowers is a wonderful way to honor someone you know and love or to remember someone who has passed away. Information about dedications and memorials appear in the bulletin each week and on the screens in the sanctuary. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the church office or call Patty Tippens.

Interested in providing a snack after worship during our weekly fellowship time? Please consider signing up for Mugs & Hugs. There is one spot open for August and then more beginning in October. Please see Mary Evelyn Cheshier for more information.
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,

Young adults (ages 18-30ish) are invited to an Outdoor Game Night + Cookout at Glendale UMC – Nashville on Wednesday, August 29th @ 7-9pm. This group meets monthly to share life – loving, supporting, learning and serving in mission together. Join us and invite your friends – come as you are - all of who you are is welcome in this group! Learn more at Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204  

Upcoming Gatherings:

Outdoor Game Night + Cookout
Wednesday, August 29th @ 7-9pm
Location: Glendale UMC - Nashville | 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

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 Aguila
Pat Carty
Mildred Duer
Matt & Elizabeth Jacobs
Mary Margaret Hornal
David Luster
Rita & Joe Mattox
Bessie & Jim Mitchell
Kay Overfield
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
Loved Ones of Amanda (Franky)
Frank Carpenter (Susan Slater)
Stacie Denton (Gayle Lembcke)
Angelique Fisher Dickens (Rosanne Awbry)
Marc Games (Gary Boling)
Loved ones of Robert Graham (Aimee Graham)
Annette and Rex Haldey (Felicia Lott)
Frances Harrison (John Gonce)
E.J. (Gayle Lembcke)
Sarah Jones (Gayle Lembcke)
Kastans (Gayle Lembcke)
Susie Lewis (Lisa Lewis)
Russell Maxwell (Emily Delikat's grandfather)
Darrold McCallister (Elizabeth Jacobs)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)
Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne)
Darrell Pitzer (Kathy Jackson)
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish)
Chad Whitehead (Felicia Lott)
Children & Families at the Border

People of Nicaragua
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