Blakemore UMC Newsletter -07/19/2016
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Sunday, July 24, 2016
th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Acts 13:1-3,15:36-41

This Sunday, we continue our sermon series entitled "Being Church" that will take us through the summer months. Throughout the series, we will look at the book of Acts, which recounts the story of the early church, to rediscover what it means to be the church. This week we hear the story of Paul and Barnabas who, after a disagreement, chose separate paths for their missionary journeys.   We hope you'll join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m!

Reports for all contributions made to Blakemore United Methodist Church from January 1st through June 30th are available. Everyone who submitted an Estimate of Giving for 2016 at the beginning of the year will receive their report in the mail sometime this week. Comparing your giving record with your estimate of giving can be helpful to stay on track. Otherwise, reports will be mailed by request. Contact the Church office, 615-297-6519, to request your report. 
Everyone's Welcome!         Bring a Friend!

Games, food, water play, give-ways, and more! 

The Children's Department is assembling bags of school supplies for kids who attend, and they need your help.  See the request board outside Fellowship Hall and choose an item or items to donate for the event. Drop off your items anytime between now and Friday,August 5, at the designated location at the Bowling Ave. entrance.
The teachers at our Blakemore Childcare Center prepare for their work week beginning July 19, and they need a little help moving some large furniture.  If you have a pickup truck and can help out, contact Ms. Amy at the Center, 615-292-5443, or on her cell phone at 615-496-0831.
We have an immediate need for Mugs & Hugs hosts for this Sunday, July 24, and two Sundays in August.  If you can provide simple a simple snack for our fellowship time after the 10:30 worship service, please contact Beth Holzemer ( or sign up on the calendar outside the church office.
”Crafts and Chats”--Fridays in the Youth Room, 2-3:30 pm. “Crafts and Chats” is a place to ask messy questions about faith and get your hands messy, too! We spend the first half of our time discussing a difficult question about faith (like,“can I really trust the Bible?) and the second half working on a craft. Contact Julia Crone at for more information.
Steve and Patty Tippens invite Blakemore members, friends, and interested readers to join them for a study/discussion of Morgan Guyton's book How Jesus Saves the World From Us.  We have scheduled our first meeting this Sunday, July 24, at 4:00 pm at the Tippens' home (104 Harrow Ct.)  Purchase your own book or contact Beth Holzemer ( to buy a copy ($12 each). For more information contact Steve Tippens (
On Friday, August 5, all incoming 7th graders are invited to join the Blakemore youth for a special overnight event at the church.  Games, fun, service...we will celebrate everything that it means to be a Blakemore youth as you join the youth group.  Details coming soon, but contact Julia Crone, Blakemore Youth Director, or Kevin Walker, Blakemore Children's Director, for more information.

Children's Sermon Sign Up

Go to Sign Up Genius and volunteer to give a 2-3 minute lesson during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.  Thank you for your willingness to participate in Blakemore's ministry to our young children. For more information, contact Ladonna Merville (

Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 PM
Room 204   2 Hour Session 
Facilitated by Gayle Lembcke,
Social Worker

Come join us, share, and feel unconditional love and support!

The Depression Support Group is rapidly growing!  Only 2 weeks ago 15 people attended--our biggest number yet!--and several of our regular attendees were not present.  Our sign is bringing in new community people every week as they recognize their need for support in difficult times.  The group has become too large to be effective for everyone to have time to share.  Gayle needs assistance and possibly someone to facilitate a second group.  If you are a good listener and comfortable with people expressing a variety of feelings, this is an opportunity for you to serve in a much needed Blakemore ministry.  Gayle is happy to answer any questions or discuss further your potential leadership.  Contact Gayle Lembcke at 615-646-8710 or 615-305-4974 or e-mail her at
For Summer News go to:
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Mary Hunt @ Morningside
Norma Shepard @ Richland Place
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Pat Carty

Laudine Clark
Susan Eatherly
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal
Ryan McCulley
Kay Overfield

Fred Rowles 
Mark Shepard (hip surgery)
Susan & Tom Slater (travelling)

Bonnie Spear
Lois Thomas

Friends and Extended Family
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary's parents)
Roslyn Bricknell (Kathy Jackson)
Mitchell Chamberlain (Rosanne Awbrey)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
Jeff Gish (Beth Holzemer)
Gretchen Hart (Beth Holzemer)
Kevin Hedrick--death of twin brother (Lanette O'Brien)
Erick Larson (Deanna McCulley)
Mitchell Norell (Patty Tippen's cousin)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne Awbrey) 
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish’s friend)
Jack Slater (Tom Slater's father)

Victims of Natural Disasters
West Nashville UMC Closure

In Military Service of Our Country
Brice Behringer    
David Caples
Cody Chellman          

Chris Doyle          
David C. Hardy           

Joseph Seward 
William Tenzel    
Bryan Weathers
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