Blakemore UMC Newsletter - October 7, 2018
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Sunday School  9:30 a.m. • Worship  10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 

Galatians 5:19-26
This Sunday, October 7, we will conclude our worship series called "Atonement" in which we have been looking at different ways to understand the work of Jesus Christ and what it means for our lives. About half of our congregation will be at Beersheba Springs on our annual fall retreat, while the other half will gather at 3601 West End Avenue to hear from Nate Partee as he asks the question, "Now What?" After all that we've learned about the Atonement, what difference does it make in our lives and where do we go from here? Our scripture passage will be Galatians 5:19-26. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.  

Remember, you can catch up on past sermons here.
October 10, 2018
Cost of meal $5 for adults and youth, $2.50 children

Menu: TBD
Chef: TBD

5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Children's Choir
6:30 p.m. Programming for all ages
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

This semester, Nate Partee and Rosanne Awbrey have been leading us in a study on the book Generational IQ. 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. 

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
MORE Kids and Youth Outreach & Missions
October 5-7
Blakemore Church Retreat, Beersheba Springs Assembly
October 6
Sarah Bronchetti's Senior Recital, 1:00 pm (2400 Blakemore Ave)
October 13
Eric Moeller Concert, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
October 15
NEW DATE: Leadership Board, 6:00 p.m. (Room 204)
October 24
Crime Caper Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. (Fellowship Hall)
October 25
Double Nickel Museum Trip, meet at 10:00 a.m. (TN State Museum)
November 4
Worship Without Walls, 10:30 a.m.
November 5
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)
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!
2018 Church Retreat
Please be in prayer for those traveling to Beersheba Springs Assembly this weekend for our annual Church Retreat. If you are attending retreat, be on the lookout for an e-mail this evening with more specifics about what to expect & packing suggestions. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the Mountain!
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.
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. Be on the lookout for more information about specific projects, how to help prepare before hand, and how to get the word out.
Youth Fundraiser
Come in your Film Noir best and help solve a whodunit mystery in place of our usual Wednesday Night programming. All ages are welcome! Invite friends and family!

Funds raised from this program will go to the youth group trip this summer to Youth 2019, a large gathering of youth groups from United Methodist churches across the nation. Because it is a fundraiser the cost will be a bit higher than usual for Wednesday Night Life. The cost for adults will be $20, the cost for kids 17 and under will be $10, and kids 5 and under will be $5. 

When: October 24, 2018
Where: Fellowship Hall at Blakemore UMC
Time: 5:30 PM 
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.
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,
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:

October 14: Youth Group and Confirmation Class Start
October 21: Youth Group Outing (Laser Quest Anyone?)
October 24: Wednesday Night Crime Caper and Youth Group Fundraiser
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
You may remember that Eric shared a concert with us last year. He's back in town to share with us again on October 13. Invite your friends to this free event!
Community Oversight Board Forum
Blakemore, along with several other local congregations, is co-sponsoring a forum at The Temple (5015 Harding Pike) about the proposed Community Oversight Board. The forum will be on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 pm. The plan is to give each side 20-25 minutes to make a presentation and then allow 20-25 minutes for Q&A. If you desire to know more about this upcoming ballot referendum, especially from a faith-based perspective, make plans to attend.
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.

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
Pat Carty
Mildred Duer
Mary Margaret Hornal
Martha Hunt
Matt & Elizabeth Jacobs
David Luster
Rita & Joe Mattox
Bessie & Jim Mitchell
Kay Overfield
Fred Rowles
Susan & Tom Slater - travel
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)
Ed Crump (Sarah Cloud)
Stacie Denton (Gayle Lembcke)
Annette Hadley in death of her husband Rex
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)
Nelda Todd (Sarah Cloud)
Ebenezer (61st Ave) UMC


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