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

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 

Ephesians 4:17-24

This Sunday, August 12, 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, we’ll explore the nature of labels and our true selves through Ephesians 4:17-24 and the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We hope you’ll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.

Remember, you can catch up on past sermons here.
The church building will be closed and off-limits on Friday evening and all day Saturday. We are fumigating the entire building to get rid of some unwanted pests. If you have questions or need to arrange alternative access to the building, please contact Cavit Cheshier.
Returns this week!

August 15, 2018

Cost of meal $5 for adults & $2.50 children

Menu: TBD
Chefs: Patty and Steve Tippens

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 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 13
Double Nickel Outing, Bluebird Café (Details Below)

Leadership Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (Room 204)
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 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)

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.

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
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.
Double Nickel

Double Nickel is going to the Bluebird Cafe on Monday, August 13th. We need to be there at 9:30 a.m. or meet at church at 9:15 a.m. to carpool. After the wonderful show we’ll grab lunch somewhere near by. We have limited seating so it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Patsye Candish by the morning of August 9th if you want to go. It’s always a popular outing!!

The BeMORE small group is starting a new book by Brian McLaren, We Make the Road by Walking.This intentionally inclusive group meets to  discuss scripture, share in fellowship, and create a safe space for all people, regardless of background.
All are welcome to join us.
Call or email Deanna if you are interested: 615.604.1481 or

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!

We have an abundance of accessibility equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs, etc.) at the church. If you or someone you know is in need of one of these items, please stop by the church office.
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,

The women of Blakemore are encouraged to attend this one day event on August 11 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), led by Crys Zinkiewicz at the Scarrit Bennet Center. This study explores our own relationship with money, the money choices available to us, and how we indiviudlaly and collectively respond in light of our faith. Cost is $20 (and includes lunch). 

For more information on this study, please visit this website. To register, please visit this website.

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
Korey Kemper
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)
Annette and Rex Haldey (Felicia Lott)
Frances Harrison (John Gonce)
Phyllis Hildreth (Death of Father)
E.J. (Gayle Lembcke)
Susie Lewis (Lisa Lewis)
Darrold McCallister (Elizabeth Jacobs)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)
Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne)
Darrell Pitzer (Kathy Jackson)
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish)
Family of Mila Weese (Ashley Kemper)
Children & Families at the Border

People of Nicaragua
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