Blakemore UMC Newsletter - 03/29/2016
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Sunday, April 3, 2016
Boy Scout Sunday
Scripture: John 20:19-31

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 3 will be John 20:19-31 in which we read of Thomas' skepticism at hearing that Jesus has been raised from the dead. In addition, we will celebrate Boy Scout Sunday with our own Troop 17 who will participate in worship and provide Mugs & Hugs with traditional scout fare. See you Sunday!
Sunday, April 10 we welcome the Belmont Wesley Fellowship Worship Team to our 10:30 service! The Belmont Wesley Fellowship Worship Team offers students a chance to share their God-given musical gifts. These students select music, rehearse weekly, and lead the campus Connection service on Tuesday nights. Each one gives of his or her time in order to serve as a blessing to God and they will lead us in meaningful worship that morning.
Following the service, we will share our "Say Grace" potluck lunch with the Belmont
students and one another.  The Leadership Board will share current information
from their most recent meetings following the meal.  Bring a dish to share!

Spring Semester 2016 Program Schedule

Mar 30     Bible Study on the Psalms led by Rev. John Hill
April 6     Game Night & Food Trucks (see announcement below)
April 13   Living in the "Buckle of the Bible Belt": Nashville's Religious
 led by Dr. Carole Bucy.
              A native of Texas, Carole Bucy is professor of history at Volunteer State Community
           College and serves as the Davidson County Historian.  In these capacities, she advocates
           for the awareness and preservation of our local and state history. She holds degrees in
           history from Baylor Univ., Peabody College, and Vanderbilt Univ. Carole is an elder at
           Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Pat Pile adds, "I first heard Dr. Bucy speak
           at 'Discover Nashville' - a program put on by the Council on Aging. She presents her
           material in a delightful way and really makes one hungry to hear more." Please invite your
           friends, neighbors, and relatives to attend as they will enjoy every minute. The presentation
           begins at 6:30 pm, following supper at 5:30 pm. If you cannot attend the supper, you can
           still attend the presentation. 
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"
May 18     West End Middle School service project
May 25     Game Night

Coming up... March 30 - Dinner provided by Deanna McCulley
Taco Bar!

Remember to make your 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 Wonderful World of Disney!
Youth Trivia Night
Saturday, April 16, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Save the date for this year's Disney-themed trivia contest!  Interested Captain Hooks, start recruiting your 10-person team of brainiacs to compete for the ultimate bragging  rights--2016 Trivia Champs!  Will "The Chosen Ones" become three-Peter Pans? Or will the Cheese Weasels be the Cinderella team of the year? It may sound Goofy, but the evening won't leave you Grumpy. Every Dumbo knows that the entrance fee is $20 for players--audience participation is free--and all Beauties and Beasts are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Disney character. The youth will be selling snacks, hints, and mulligans throughout the evening and all proceeds help support their Mountain T.O.P. mission trip this summer. Contact sleeping beauty, Julia Crone at for details and to enter your Happy team.  
George Vogt passed away on March 17.  He was the widow of Betty Vogt, a long-time member of Blakemore.  His services will be held on Saturday,
April 2, at 2:00 pm at Concordia Lutheran Church.  
Since  the BAG sale, the Nearly New Store looks a little empty. So please send us your spring and summer items. Especially needed are men's short sleeve shirts, and baby clothes.
Blakemore's Double Nickels are planning a return to the Bluebird Cafe on Monday, April 11 at 10:00 am.  Contact Patsye Candish at
for more information about the concert.  
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. 
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
13 gal. trash bags and 30-33 gal. trash bags.  The ones you buy at Dollar Tree are just fine.  Leave donations in the barrel located in Fellowship Hall and marked for Community Care.  We do not need empty pill containers at this time.  We can always use men's and women's underwear and socks.
Thursday, Mar. 31, 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...
Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship Fund 
To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be a United Methodist in the Tennessee Conference (for a minimum of one year) and enrolled in or accepted by a United Methodist college or university.  Contact  The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson at the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences.  The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
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. 
New address: Steve and Patty Tippens
                     104 Harrow Ct.
                      Nashville, TN 37221-1815
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!
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
Judy Wright@ NHC Franklin

Pat Carty

Susan Eatherly
John Gonce (smoking cessation)
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal

Michelle Hussung
Joe Mattox
Ryan McCulley
Kay Overfield

Marge Rajotte
Bonnie Spear

Friends and Extended Family
Sharon Adler (Lanette O'Brien)
Allison (Fred Rowles' daughter)
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary's parents)
Family of Sydney Damper (John Lewis)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
Family of Taylor Force (Vandy Student)
Dr. Locke (Billie Ann Parker)
Kathy Maul (mother's death)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne Awbrey)
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)

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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