Blakemore UMC Newsletter - 04/19/2016
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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Fourth Sunday after Easter
Scripture: Mark 16:9-20

During the Sundays following Easter Sunday, our sermon series is entitled "Alive Again." Each week we will look at one of the stories of the Risen Christ appearing to his disciples or to others. Join us at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary to explore these wonderfully mysterious stories and what they mean for our lives today. Our scripture passage for April 24 will be Mark 16:9-20. It appears that this fascinating passage was not part of the original ending to Mark's Gospel. Together we will explore this "alternate ending" and its implications for our life of faith.
We have immediate openings for Mugs & Hugs and Altar Arrangement calendars this Sunday, April 24, and next Sunday, May 1. You can find the Sign Up posters on the bulletin board outside the church office and Fellowship Hall.  

Spring Semester 2016 Program Schedule
April 20   General Conference led by Jim Allen, Tennessee delegate to General
                Conference, Portland, OR May 10-20, 2016. 

          Jim is one of eight delegates elected from middle Tennessee to represent us at
          General Conference, which will be held in Portland, Oregon May 10-20. If you want to
          prepare ahead, you can view or download this booklet:  
         Jim will concentrate on “Major Issues” which begins on page 23.

April 27   Safe Sanctuary Training, led by Patty Smith from the Conference Office
May 4       Bible Study
May 11    "Circle B Ranch Talent Round Up" see more information below
May 18     West End Middle School service project
May 25     Game Night

Coming up... April 20 Rosanne Awbrey and Lanette O'Brien
Remember to make your weekly reservation by noon on Tuesdays. Use the tear-off portion of Sunday's bulletin or call the church office (615-297-6519). 
Adults, $5--Youth (12 and under), $2.50.
The Blakemore United Methodist Men (BUMMs) invite any and all men to our annual retreat at the Beersheba Springs Turner Lodge on April 22nd-24th, 2016. A study of Trevor Hudson's Questions God Asks Us raises 10 questions from the Old and New Testaments which serve as a starting point for genuine conversation with God. Join us for fun, fellowship and food!  Program information and registration forms are available outside the church office. For more information, contact Zach Lalor at
Cowpokes, sod busters, rustlers and wranglers--time to strut your stuff at the inaugural
Circle B Ranch Talent Round Up!  
The trail boss invites you to enter your act--lone ranger or posse--in the hootenanny on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  The chuck wagon will serve a cowboy feast at 5:30 pm ($5 for grown folk, $2.50 for young'uns) followed by the fandango at 6:00.  We'll award prizes for Best Prairie Costume, Most Untalented, and more. Between acts we'll have a homemade cake auction, a horse race, an old fashioned spelling bee, and a Cowboy Trivia competition with a prize for Boss Brain.  Got plenty of sand in your craw and ready to throw down?  Sign up at or contact talent wrangler, Beth Holzemer ( Fancy yourself more of a biscuit roller and want to a put your high falutin' homemade cake up for auction?  Contact that same filly.  Y'all won't want to miss all the shoot!  
Vacation Bible School
The Week of June 20th, 2016
Stay tuned for details!
We had a very fun outing to the Bluebird Cafe last week.  How can you beat a great show with coffee and donuts for free?  Big thank you to Patsye Candish for organizing it for us. Our next outing will be in June to the Keeton Theatre for a dinner show.  More information coming closer to the date.
Any questions regarding our activities contact Kathy Jackson (
Children's Message Sign Up!
Join our Blakemore village committed to raising its children in faith and love. Visit to choose your Sunday to share a 2-3 minute lesson during the 10:30 a.m worship service.  The church staff can help with themes and creative ideas.  Contact LaDonna Merville ( for more information. 
Thursday, April 21, at 6:30 PM
Room 204   2 Hour Session 
 Facilitated by Gayle Lembcke,
Social Worker

Come join us, share, and feel unconditional love and support!
Scholarships Available for Undergrads!
Board of Higher Ed and Campus Ministry
There are four scholarships available to undergraduate students from the Tennessee Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Each scholarship has specific eligilbility requirements Click here for more information...
Summer 2016 Registration is now open! 
Cedar Crest offers “first time” camp experiences for campers finishing 1-2 grades in our Mini Camps, Elementary Camps for children who have finished grades 2-5, Junior High Camps for youth who have finished grades 6-8, and Senior High Camps for those who have finished grades 9-12. Back again this summer is our popular outpost camp option, so come spend the night in a hammock under the stars!
Families/churches/individuals may register online at If you need help at a church gathering to share camp information, to have a Q/A with families and potential campers, or to share with your congregation on a Sunday, know that we would love to partner with you! Give our office a call at 931-670-3025 or email our Camp Director, Russell Casteel at  We want your children and youth to have the chance to grow in their faith in Christ while having the best camp experience around!
Blakemore Directories are available in the church office during the week from 9-2 or on Sundays after worship and Wednesday evenings.  Corrections will be published in the weekly newsletter for you to update in your directory. 
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Mary Hunt @ Morningside
Fred Rowles @ NHC Franklin
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Pat Carty

Susan Eatherly
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal

Michelle Hussung
Ryan McCulley
Kay Overfield

Marge Rajotte
Susan Slater (cataract surgery 4/25)
Bonnie Spear
Lois Thomas (knee replacement 4/18)
Andrew Wampler (grandfather's death)
Family of Judy Wright
Friends and Extended Family
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary's parents)
Dianna Bray (Lanette O'Brien)
Rosyln D. Bricknell (Kathy Jackson)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
Mary Ann Graham (Bessie Mitchell's sister)
John Haendel (Troop 17)
Mike Norvell (Patty Tippens' cousin)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne Awbrey)
Skylar Pile (Pat Pile's granddaughter) 
Sam Randolph (Deanna McCulley)
Family of Faye Shaffer (Susan Slater)
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish’s friend)
Jack Slater @ The Hearth (Tom Slater's father)

Jim Slater (Tom Slater's brother - cancer)

Pressley Templeton (Joe Hensley)
Earthquake Victims

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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