Blakemore UMC Newsletter - July 26, 2018
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Sunday School  9:30 a.m. • Worship  10:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalm 137

For our worship series for July, we are looking at a different Psalm from the Old Testament each week and seeing how these ancient poems still relate to our lives today. Additionally, after the sermon we are each invited to write a short Psalm to share (if you are willing) that will become part of a Blakemore Psalm or collection that we will unveil at the end of the month. This Sunday, we will look at Psalm 137, one of the most intense and jarring passages in the entirety of scripture. Through it, we'll see that we can bring even our most intense anger, hatred, and sorrow to God. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am for worship.

Remember, you can catch up on past sermons here.
Returns this week!

August 1, 2018

Cost of meal $5 for adults & $2.50 children

Menu: TBD
Chef: TBD

5:30 p.m. Dinner & Movie (see below for details)
6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


For the first four weeks, we will watch a Disney movie together as part of our “Gospel According to Disney worship series. For these evenings, the movie will begin so that it will finish at 7:30 p.m. This means that the movie will be playing during the traditional dinner time.

Beginning August 29, we will begin a semester-long study led by Nate Partee on Generational IQ in the church.

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
Outreach & Missions Prayers & Concerns
August 1
Wednesday Night Life Resumes
August 5
Blessing of the Backpacks,10:30 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Senior Sendoff, 11:45 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)
August 13
Double Nickel Outing, Bluebird Café (Details TBD)

Leadership Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. (Room 204)
September 30
Saying Grace Potluck, 11:45 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)
October 5-7
Blakemore Church Retreat, Beersheba Springs Assembly
October 13
Eric Moeller Concert, 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Important Parking Lot Update
The parking lot at Blakemore will be closed from Monday, July 30, through Thursday, August 2 for repairs and resealing. The Blakemore Children's Center is on vacation during this time, so it will not affect their operations.

If you need to visit the church on these days, please park in the street or at Elmington Park. We will still have WNL on August 1. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to the having the repairs completed.
Back-to-School Sunday

Next Sunday, August 5, we will have a Blessing of the Backpacks during the Children’s Moment. Teachers and students, please bring your backpacks or other bags to worship with you next Sunday. Any children moving to a new Sunday School class for the school year will also begin in their new class next week (see your teacher for more details).

Next Sunday, August 5, we will celebrate Julia Walker as she heads off to UT-Chattanooga. All are invited to add to the basket of necessities for her freshman year and to celebrate Julia during Mugs and Hugs at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Altar Flowers

There are several openings for altar decor in the upcoming months: two in August, one in September, and several others throughout the rest of the year. Decorating the altar with flowers is a wonderful way to honor someone you know and love or to remember someone who has passed away. Information about dedications and memorials appear in the bulletin each week and on the screens in the sanctuary. If you are interested in signing up, please contact the church office or call Patty Tippens.

Interested in providing a snack after worship during our weekly fellowship time? Please consider signing up for Mugs & Hugs. There is one spot open for August and then more beginning in October. Please see Mary Evelyn Cheshier for more information.

We have an abundance of accessibility equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, shower chairs, etc.) at the church. If you or someone you know is in need of one of these items, please stop by the church office.
Double Nickel

The July outing for Double Nickel fell through so there will be no OFFICIAL outing in July. The next one will be a trip to the Bluebird Café on August 13th. More details to follow.

Unofficially, John and Kathy Jackson are going to hear the Big Band at Centennial Park on
July 28th, 7:00 pm. Grab your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and come join us!

The BeMORE small group will again meet on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Deanna McCulley.
We are studying a book called the Sermon on the Mount by Clarence Jordan. Clarence Jordan is the author of the Cotton Patch Gospels.
All are welcome to join us.
Call or email Deanna if you are interested: 615.604.1481 or
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,

The women of Blakemore are encouraged to attend this one day event on August 11 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.), led by Crys Zinkiewicz at the Scarrit Bennet Center. This study explores our own relationship with money, the money choices available to us, and how we indiviudlaly and collectively respond in light of our faith. Cost is $20 (and includes lunch). 

For more information on this study, please visit this website. To register, please visit this 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
Carol Holmes @ Belmont Village
Marge Stanberry @ Blakeford
Norda Aguila
Pat Carty
Mildred Duer
Matt & Elizabeth Jacobs
Mary Margaret Hornal
Korey Kemper
David Luster
Rita & Joe Mattox
Bessie & Jim Mitchell
Kay Overfield
Fred Rowles
Bonnie Spear
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
Frank Carpenter (Susan Slater)
Stacie Denton (Gayle Lembcke)
Angelique Fisher Dickens (Rosanne Awbry)
Frances Harrison (John Gonce)
Phillis Hildreth (Death of Father)
Sarah Jones (Gayle Lembcke)
The Kastans (Gayle Lembcke)
Susie Lewis (Lisa Lewis)
Darrold McCallister (Elizabeth Jacobs)
Loved ones of Michael McCulley
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)
Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne)
Darrell Pitzer (Kathy Jackson)
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish)
Children & Families at the Border

People of Nicaragua
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