Blakemore UMC Newsletter - Week of Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Sunday School  9:30 a.m. • Worship  10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost 

Matthew 18:15-22

This Sunday, October 28, we continue in our worship series called "Christ-Like Communication." In this series, we are exploring what it would be like for us to model our communication and interaction with one another after Jesus and the teachings of the Bible. This week, we turn to Jesus' own instructions in Matthew 18:15-22 for what to do if someone wrongs you. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.  
Remember, you can catch up on past sermons here.
October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween!
We will not have Wednesday Night Life this week.
Chancel Choir will rehearse starting at 6:00 p.m.
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
MORE Kids and Youth Outreach & Missions
November 4
Worship Without Walls, 10:30 a.m.

General Conference Listening Session,
3:00 p.m. (Clark Memorial UMC)
November 5
Raise the Roof Academy Fundraiser, 6:00 p.m. (Rocketown)
November 12
NEW DATE Leadership Board, 6:00 p.m. (Room 204)
November 13
Charge Conference, 6:00 p.m. (TBD)
November 16-17
Frozen Assets Pickup
November 18
Community Thanksgiving Service, 7:00 p.m. (The Temple)
November 25
Room in the Inn, (details coming soon)
December 19
BUMC Christmas Cabaret, 6:30 p.m. (Sanctuary)
440 Greenway Opening Celebration
Greenways for Nashville is thrilled to be joining Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation and Mayor David Briley in the opening celebration of the new 440 Greenway on Saturday, October 27th! Blakemore is helping to sponsor this event, providing water and a place to recharge mobile devices. For more information, check out the event page.

We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 27th at 10:00 a.m. at Elmington Park to celebrate with family-friendly activities, food trucks, and live music. Mayor Briley will be joining us for a brief Opening Ceremony Program & Ribbon Cutting at 10:30am, followed by a community greenway walk, skate, or bike on the greenway. Please remember, nothing motorized is permitted on Nashville's greenways.

A segment of the City Central Greenway System, this 1.25 mile off-street greenway paralleling I-440 will take users from Centennial Park to Elmington Park. This is the first of a planned 7 mile corridor along 440 that will provide green space recreation and meaningful transportation options while connecting numerous neighborhoods that are currently divided by interstates 40 and 440.

Overflow Parking: West End Middle School Parking Lot

Food Trucks: Gypsy Crepe Co and Crimson Witch Patisserie

Musical Talents of Bullfrog Revue
Worship Without Walls
This fall, the Leadership Board is organizing a unique opportunity to put faith to action. On November 4, we will Worship Without Walls - going into the community to bring the light and grace of Christ beyond our church walls. We will meet for a shortened worship service at 10:30 a.m. and then depart to small mission projects throughout Nashville. See the special note in Sunday's bulletin and the sign-up station in the Fellowship Hall for more information.
Calling All Performers!

Come celebrate the last WNL before Christmas with the Blakemore Chancel Choir for their festive and fun semi-annual fundraiser: BUMC Christmas Cabaret!

Please reach out to Matthew no later than November 18th if you're interested in performing in the cabaret! 
Raise the Roof Fundraiser
On November 5, Raise the Roof Academy is hosting a dinner. Kevin Walker is hosting a table in honor of Blakemore. The money raised will go toward the financing of new residential homes for students on the campus. 

For more information about how to donate, please contact Kevin or visit the Raise the Roof Academy website.
BeMORE Meeting Update

The BeMore Group will not meet on Tuesday, October 30. Please join us the following Tuesday, November 6 beginning at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

The BeMORE Group is an open, inclusive, Reconciling small group that meets weekly to be present for one another, to engage in bible study, and to share life. This group meets at the home of Deanna McCulley and all are invited to join as frequently as they can. For more information, please contact Deanna McCulley by email or phone (615-604-1481)
Pastor Appreciation Month
October is pastor appreciation month - an opportunity to share and show appreciation to those living into their calling to minister, teach, visit, counsel, and lead our churches.

As we give thanks for Rev. John Hill, here is an article from, written by Joe Iovino suggesting 15 ways to pray for your pastor.

Special thanks to Joe Hensley-Templeton for sharing this article with the Newsletter!
Services for Steve Tippens
The service to celebrate the life of Steve Tippens will be in the Sanctuary of Blakemore UMC on Saturday, November 3, at 2:00 pm.

A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. The family is hoping to put together a collection of notes, stories, and anecdotes about Steve. If you have anything to share, you are invited to write it down and mail it to Blakemore UMC (attn: Tippens Family), 3601 West End Ave, Nashville TN 37205. 
Stewardship Mailing
Over the course of the last few weeks, Stewardship packets were mailed to our church family and friends. If you did not receive one, please contact the church office at 615-297-6519.
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.

Items still needed:
Gallon-sized Freezer Ziploc Bags

Cooks still needed:
Bread cook teams 

Special Request:
We need someone to brown several pounds of ground beef.
We are also on the hunt for several strong arms to help at church on October 26th.

Interested in joining a cook team or helping with these special requests?
Please contact Marge Rajotte at (615) 604-0084.

Thanks for all you do,

Parker the Penguin
& the Frozen Assets Team
New Sunday School Study
The Sunday School class that meets in Room 204 is beginning a new video-based study by Adam Hamilton called Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times. No homework or reading is required - just show up on Sundays at 9:30, watch the video, and discuss. All are welcome!
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.
We have launched a new weekly email update for our Children and Youth Ministries. If you would like to receive this email, please contact Steffie Misner-Wampler. Some upcoming activities:

November 1-3: Wonderfully Made (Formerly Created by God) at Calvary UMC 
December 12:  Wednesday Night Generational Celebration

Volunteer Sign Ups
Immediate help is needed in the following areas. Click on the list name to go to the sign-up sheet:
Children's Sermon
Wednesday Night Children
Wonder Worship
Subscribe to the MORE Kids & Youth Newsletter
General Conference Listening Sessions
The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward, which was appointed to examine our denomination's stance on human sexuality and explore options for unity in the church. The delegation from the Tennessee Conference will have 5 listening sessions for church members to share their views. The closest one to Blakemore is at Clark Memorial UMC (1014 14th Ave N) on November 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information and other listening sessions, please visit the conference 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
Marge Stanberry @ Blakeford
Pat Carty
Mildred Duer
Mary Margaret Hornal
Martha Hunt
Matt & Elizabeth Jacobs
David Luster
Rita & Joe Mattox
Bessie & Jim Mitchell
Kay Overfield
Fred Rowles
Bonnie Spear
Loved ones of Steve Tippens
Loved ones of Carol Holmes 


In Military Service of Our Country
Bryce Behringer
Caleb Carlson
Cody Chellman
Chris Doyle  
David C. Hardy
Ryan Dean McCulley        

Joseph Seward 
Bryan Weathers
Friends and Extended Family

Frank Carpenter (Susan Slater)
Stacie Denton (Gayle Lembcke)
E.J. (Gayle Lembcke)
Kastans (Gayle Lembcke)
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)
Hurricane Victims


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