This Week @ Blakemore UMC - January 10, 2019
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Sunday School  9:30 a.m. • Worship  10:30 a.m.
This Sunday at Blakemore UMC
January 13, 2019
Baptism of Our Lord Sunday
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

This Sunday, January 13, is Baptism of Our Lord Sunday, which is always a highlight of our worship experiences for the year. We'll hear the story of Jesus' baptism, remember our own baptisms together as a congregation, and be challenged to faithfully live out our baptismal vows during the coming year. We hope you'll also join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for worship.  

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Wednesday Night Life
January 16, 2018
Cost of meal $5 for adults and youth, $2.50 children

Menu: TBD

5:30 p.m. Dinner
6:00 p.m. Children's Choir
6:30 p.m. Age Appropriate Programming

6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Sign up for Mugs & Hugs and Altar Flowers
Coming Up This Week
Spiritual Journeys Conversation
January 13, 9:30 a.m.

The Spiritual Journeys Conversation serves as a safe place to question, challenge, and pursue our own concept of who or what God is. While there will never be anyone to replace the open-minded, inquisitive leadership of Steve Tippens, we will move forward in his honor. All persons interested in a conversational class on the issues of the day are welcome to join us.

NEW! To Be Continued
January 13, 9:30 a.m.

Led by Pastoral Intern, Nate Partee, this class is designed to be a relaxed conversation that doesn’t currently have a curriculum; we will go where the Holy Spirit leads us. The goal of this class is to discuss relevant topics while diving into the underlying mechanisms so that we may attempt to understand the issues from multiple perspectives. Topics range from why grocery stores don’t sell edible fruit because it looks deformed all the way to the role of human logic in understanding God. Stop by one week to see what it is all about!

New! Leadership Board Retreat
January 13, 12:00 p.m. (West End UMC)

Those serving on the Leadership Board for 2019 will meet at West End United Methodist Church to begin planning for the new year. Lunch will be provided.

BeMore Small Group Meeting
January 15, 7:00 p.m.

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). 

NEW! Double Nickel
January 17, 10:30 a.m.

The Double Nickel (activity group for folks 55+) will have their annual planning meeting in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, January 17, at 10:30 am. All are welcome! Please bring suggestions for activities for the coming year. A covered dish lunch will happen after the meeting.

NEW! Capital Campaign Info Session
January 20, 12:00 p.m.

Blakemore UMC is planning for a Capital Campaign this spring to raise money for a new HVAC system and some other projects. We will have more detailed information available soon. Please mark your calendars for an info session on January 20 after worship.

NEW! Chickenfoot Dominoes Tournament
January 20, 2:00 p.m.

We’re starting up our monthly Chickenfoot Domino tournament on January 20th. Plan on joining us at 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. Let Cindy Kleinrock know if you are playing!

United Methodist Women's Retreat - Registration Open!
January 25-27

There are still a few spots available for the UM Women's Retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park. Women can participate in one or both days. For more information, contact Jennifer Meko or Deanna McCulley.

Bridge Bash Tickets - On Sale This Week!
February 16, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Even though this event has "Bridge" in it's name, you can play Canasta, Mahjong, or any other multi-player game. Lunch is included with the ticket price. See Marge Rajotte or stop by the church office for tickets.
Save the Dates
January 22 - Service for Christian Unity, 7:00 pm (Westminster Pres.)
January 27 - Room in the Inn, 5:00 pm (Fellowship Hall) Sign-up here!
February 3 - Saying Grace Potluck, 12:00 pm (Fellowship Hall)
February 10 - Charge Conference for Capital Campaign, 12:00 pm
February 11 - Leadership Board, 6:00 pm (Room 204)
February 23-25 - Called General Conference (St Louis)
February 24 - Children and Youth Sunday, 10:30 am (Sanctuary)
February 24 - Room in the Inn, 5:00 pm (Fellowship Hall)
March 6 - Ash Wednesday Service, 6:30 pm (Sanctuary)
April 6 - Trivia Night, 6:00 pm (Fellowship Hall)
April 28 - Worship Without Walls, 10:30 am
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 p.m.

For more info on the group, contact Gayle Lembcke at 615-305-4974 or  

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Prayer List
The Blakemore Family
Laudine Clark @ Richland Place
Mary Katherine Hammer @ Blakeford
Marge Stanberry @ Blakeford
Pat Carty
Loved ones of Mildred Duer
John Gonce
Mary Margaret Hornal
Martha Hunt
Matt & Elizabeth Jacobs
David Luster
Rita & Joe Mattox
Bessie & Jim Mitchell
Kay Overfield
Fred Rowles
Bonnie Spear
Patty Tippens
Friends & Extended Family

Frank Carpenter (Susan Slater)
Stacie Denton (Gayle Lembcke)
Harold Edwards (Patsye Candish)
Linda Hughes (Trish Violett)
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)

In Military Service to Our Country

Bryce Behringer     Caleb Carlson
Cody Chellman     Chris Doyle  
David C. Hardy      Ryan Dean McCulley       

Joseph Seward       Bryan Weathers

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