Blakemore UMC Newsletter -04/04/2017
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Sunday School  9:30 a.m. • Worship  10:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 
Palm Sunday
Scripture: Luke 19:28-40
This Sunday, April 9, is Palm Sunday, which is the Sunday before Easter and the last Sunday in the season of Lent. During this season, we have been doing a sermon series called "Interruptions," borrowed from the book of the same name by Jacob Armstrong. In the series, we've explored the interruptions we face - large and small - and how God also calls us to be interrupters. On this last Sunday, we'll examine the beginning of the greatest interruption of them all: Jesus' death and resurrection. We hope you'll make plans to join us this Sunday at 10:30 am.
April 5, 2017
5:30 pm Dinner 
 6:30 pm program
Cost of the meal $5 for adults $2.50 for kids under 12. 

Menu: Chicken, potatoes, vegetables (Seder Meal)
Combined Programing: Seder Meal Program (led by a representative from the Jews for Jesus organization).
Upcoming WNL Programming:
Apr. 13 -- Maundy Thursday (note that this will take the place of next week's WNL programming)
Apr. 19 -- Family Game Night
Apr. 26 -- Social Principles Study Begins
Use the tear-off portion of Sunday's bulletin or call the church office by Tuesday to make reservations for dinner.
Thursday, April 13
5:30 pm | Meal, Fellowship Hall
(This will take place of the weekly Wednesday Night meal & programming)
6:30 pm | Maundy Thursday Footwashing Service, Sanctuary
Friday, April 14
12:00 pm | Good Friday Service, 61st Avenue UMC (see info below)
6:30 pm | Good Friday Service, Sanctuary
Saturday, April 15
9:00 am | Easter Faire and Egg Hunt, Fellowship Hall
Sunday, April 16
9:30 am | Pancake Breakfast, Fellowship Hall

9:30 am | Sunday School
(not all classes will be in session;
ask your class leader for details)

10:30 am | Worship Service, Sanctuary

Apr. 4 -- Acts 2 Listening Conversation (6-8 p.m.)
Apr. 6 -- MORE Kid Leadership Meeting (6:30 p.m.)
Apr 10 - 14 -- Stations of the Cross at 61st Avenue UMC (see gray box below)
Apr. 13  -- Maundy Thursday Meal (5:30 p.m.) & Service (6:30 p.m.)
Apr. 14 -- Good Friday Service (6:30 p.m.)
Apr. 15 -- Easter Faire (9-11 a.m.)
Apr. 22 -- Appreciation Celebration for David Hardy (5-7 p.m.)
Apr. 22 -- Hike 2 Heal @ Percy Warner Park (9 a.m.)
Apr. 28 -- Double Nickel Dinner & Theater Outing (5:30 p.m.)
Apr. 29 -- Triv-Con (Youth Trivia Night) -- (6-8 p.m.)
May 6 -- Creation Care Recycling Day, (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) at West End UMC
June 5-9 -- stART From Scratch Summer Arts Camp for Kids (5:30- 8 p.m.)
Stations of the Cross during Holy Week

Monday, April 10, 2017 - Friday, April 14, 2017
61st Avenue United Methodist Church
6018 New York Avenue, Nashville

You are invited to engage with, reflect on, and experience the Stations of the Cross in this outdoor self-guided event. 

This is in partnership with United Methodist Church congregations in West Nashville, Father Ryan High School, and local artists (including Rosanne Awbry, Shaun Giles, Anna Cooper, Scott Gillihan, and MIchael Mitchell).

A Good Friday Service will take place on Friday, April 14, 2017 beginning at 12:00 noon and followed by a prayer walk through the stations.

Blakemore Children's Center will have a CPR/First Aid Training, Saturday, April 8, in the preschool. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. - noon. This will be an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR and AED training with certification good for two years.

Cost: $70 per person
Registration in advance is required.
Please call Ms. Barbara at 615-292-5443 to reserve your spot.
Want to help celebrate Michael? Click here for more information.

Easter lilies will be available for members to purchase in memory or honor of someone special beginning this week. Lilies will decorate the altar for the Easter Sunday worship service (April 16) and can be picked up immediately following. Cost per lily is $12. To ensure your dedication is printed in the bulletin, please return order forms by April 12.

Please contact Doris Fawcett
or Patty Tippens for more information
All are invited as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Christ with the young and young-at-heart. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine.

We need candy! Please donate candy for the Easter Egg Hunt! You can bring it by the church or contact Kevin Walker at 615-474-2603 or for questions.
Play: Daddy's Dying, Who's Got the Will? (A Comedy)
When: April 28, 2017  Meet at 5:30; Dinner at 5:45
Where: Keeton Theatre (Donelson Senior Citizen Center)
Price: $30 per person for dinner and show; $27 if we have more than 15 attend

Please make checks payable to Cavit Cheshier. If we have over 15 people, Cavit will give you the $3 discount. There are no physical tickets for this event: you will be checked in from a list Cavit will compile. Cavit must receive your check on or before April 24 to secure your spot.

Directions from Blakemore: Take I-440 East to I-40 East (toward Knoxville). Go past the Airport Exit to take the next exit onto Donelson Pike North. Stay on Donelson Pike North until you cross the rail road tracks. Keeton Theatre is immediately on your left in the old Donelson Elementary School building.

Reminder: This is a BYOB facility -- they will provide the glasses.
 Cedar Crest Camp registration has begun!
Check their website for more information about dates and camps for all ages this summer. Brochures are also available outside the church office. Blakemore is able to offer a 50% scholarship for members interested in attending camp -- please contact the church office for more information.

Brentwood UMC is hosting a women's conference on April 22nd from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and have extended an invitation to the women of Blakemore. 

A note from Brentwood UMC: The idea for Woven was born out of a real and deep need to see Women of the Methodist tradition at the front and center of an event FOR Christian women, IN our community -- to have something that reached out beyond the church walls and gathered women to celebrate their daughterhood as God’s beloved.  Our desire is to affirm women's struggles, celebrate their accomplishments, and to support women in their faith journeys -- to encourage and embolden them to own their faith and live it loud.  We are hosting two great speakers, Barb Roose and Melissa Spostra in partnership with Abingdon Press and we would love to have you!  Join us on April 22nd at Brentwood UMC at 309 Franklin Rd from 9am-4pm.

A quick video from Barb Roose about the conference can be accessed here.

To register for this event, please click here.

For more information about what items can and cannot be recycled, please click here.
Note: There is a fee for recycling CRT monitors and non-flat screen televisions.
The stART from Scratch art camp happens because of volunteers who generously donate their time and gifts. We would like to invite the artists, teachers, and leaders from our church family (and extended family) to help create another amazing experience for the kids in our community. Your input and participation will help shape this year's program. Please sign up here today!   

Blakemore UMC can receive a small donation
each time you shop at Kroger or Amazon!

To sign up for Kroger Community Rewards, visit You will then either need to sign-in or create an account. After doing so, click on the Enroll Now button. You will be asked to verify all your information, including - and this is the important part - your Kroger Plus number. Then click on the Enroll button at the bottom under Community Rewards. Type in "Blakemore" and then click the box next to our name when it appears and hit Enroll. Now, every time you use your Kroger Plus Card, we will receive money. If you haven't re-enrolled in 2017, your enrollment has probably lapsed. Please check!

To sign up for AmazonSmile donations, visit and follow the prompts to select Blakemore as your charity of choice. Each time you shop with Amazon, you'll need to start at (instead of just for Blakemore to receive the donation.
Frozen Assets Still Available
Let's eliminate the Frozen Assets extra list! If every family buys one item this Wednesday evening or Sunday after church, it could be done.
Here's what's still available: 4 corn casseroles, 19 cranberry meatballs, 7 frozen cranberry salads, 13 Italian herb breads, 5 jalapeno breads, and 3 sausage casseroles (51 total items).
Contact the church office between 9 am-2 pm (615-297-6519) for prices and availability.

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 (

Free Depression Support Group
Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Room 204
Facitilitated by Gayle Lembcke, Retired Social Worker
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer @ Blakeford
Carol Holmes @ Belmont Village
Marge Stanberry @ Blakeford
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Sinclair Baldassari
Pat Carty

Laudine Clark
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal
Matt & Elizabeth Jacobs
Lawrence Koch 
Erin Lewis
David Luster
Doreen Matheny
Deanna McCulley
Rachael McCulley
Tom Nankervis
Lanette O'Brien
Kay Overfield

Fred Rowles
Nellie Salinas
Norma Shepard 
Bonnie Spear

Friends and Extended Family
Dineen & Summer Cottrell (Susan Slater)
Bette Higgins (Susan Slater's mother)
Karen Hoffman (Gayle Lembcke)
Helen Kastan (Gayle Lembcke)
Brenda Legg (Marge Rajotte)
Barbara McDaniel (LaDonna Merville's mother)
Tom Peters (Diane Lee Smith's neighbor)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)
Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne Awbrey) 
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish)
Jim Strain (Rosanne Awbrey)

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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