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Blakemore UMC Newsletter -10/18/2016
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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Luke 18:9-14


A big "Thank You" to everyone who helped to kickoff our "Gospel According to Disney" sermon series. What a fun and heartening service we had this past Sunday! Special thanks to Beth, Steffie, and the handbell choir for the music; Ashley and Korey Kemper for the silhouette decorations; Yiwen and Kevin for the technological assistance; and Julia, Kevin, Beth, and Steffie for the meaningful liturgy. Together, #WeAreBlakemore!

This Sunday, October 23, is our annual retreat at Beersheba Springs. Those on the retreat will continue with our new sermon series: "The Gospel according to Disney." We'll use the movie The Incredibles and 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 to talk about our gifts, talents, and abilities. Those still here in Nashville will be taking a break from the series and hearing from Yiwen Bi, a member of Blakemore and a student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, about "Are You the Pharisee or the Tax Collector?" from Luke 18:9-14. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am!

During our "Gospel According to Disney" sermon series, we will show the featured movie each Saturday evening (except during the Retreat on 10/22) in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm. Bring something comfy to sit in and feel free to wear your pajamas! We'll provide popcorn and order pizza for anyone who wants to chip in. The fun continues Saturday, October 29, with Beauty and the Beast
 
Blakemore's Young Adults will be meeting Sunday mornings, 9:40-10:20 am, in Room 205.  Contact Yiwen Bi (yiwen.bi@vanderbilt.edu) for more information.
Save the Date:
Oct 21-23 - Family Retreat at Beersheba
Oct 26 - Trunk or Treat and Monster Hunt
Nov 4-5 - Pictorial Directory sessions
Nov 6 - Saying Grace Potluck
Nov 18-19 - Frozen Assets Pick-Up
Dec 3 - MOREKids Advent Event
Wednesday Night Life, tomorrow night with dinner at 5:30 pm and age level programs beginning at 6:30 pm! 

Chef: Emily Lalor
Menu: Catering by Moe's Southwest Grill 
Cost: $5 adults, $2.50 children 12 & under


Wednesday, Oct. 18 Adult Program:"Fall Colors" with Cavit Cheshier
 
Make your reservations by filling out the tear-off portion of Sunday's bulletin or call the church office (615-297-6519) by Tuesday afternoon.
A pictorial directory is a powerful tool for our church to help all of us connect faces with names to become a stronger community for God. Sign up on Sunday morning or by contacting the church office today to have your portrait made. Every family that participates will receive a directory and an 8x10 copy of their pose.  Picture dates are Nov 4 & 5.

We had a terrific response to sign-ups for the pictorial directory. In fact, we filled all the spots that the photographers gave us! We have now expanded the hours to include 1:00 to 3:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 on Friday, November 4. See Mary Evelyn Cheshier to sign up this Sunday or contact the office during the week to reserve your spot.
Trunk or Treat
Blakemore's annual tradition of fall fun returns on Wednesday, October 26, from 6:30-7:30 pm! At Trunk or Treat decorated cars fill the parking lot on the West End side of the church and children of all ages travel from car to car for games, fun, and, of course, candy.  An impartial panel of judges will give awards for Best Decorated Car and Most Uniquely Decorated Car! Additionally, there will be cookie decorating and other fun activities for kids. If you would like to bring your car and participate, please email Kevin Walker at kevin@blakemoreumc.org. Also, be sure to invite family and friends to this great outreach event!
Thank you to everyone who has already reached out to us on how to respond to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.  At this early stage, damage is still being assessed so that an appropriate response can be put together.
We will communicate any need for volunteer deployment as soon as it is available to us. The Tennessee Conference has one Early Response Team deployed to South Carolina and we are working with trained ERT’s for additional deployment as requests are made.  As needs are communicated to us, we will let you know specifically what kinds of supplies are requested.  At this time there is NOT a need.

In the meantime, there are a couple of things you can do:

1. Pray. Our friends and partners across the Caribbean, and up the Eastern Seaboard need our genuine prayers in the days, months, and years to come.  
2. Donate. Donations in response to Hurricane Matthew can be made to either UMCOR’s international relief fund (Advance #982450) or the U.S. Disaster (Advance #901670).
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RACE

Our "Conversations about Race" with Clark Memorial UMC continues this Sunday. We plan to meet one more week at Clark (1014 14th Ave North) from 12:30 to 2:00 to discuss a chapter each week from The End of White Christian America. Clark prepares a meal after worship every Sunday,and we are welcome to join them around noon prior to our official meeting. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor John. Neither reading the book nor attending each week is required but will enrich your experience.

The 4th Story Theater at West End United Methodist Church will present “Cotton Patch Gospel,” by Tom Key and Russell Treyz, with music and lyrics by Harry Chapin. Directed by Kirk McNeill, artistic director of the 4th Story Theater, and performed by top local talent, the show is based on the book, “The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John,” by Clarence Jordan. Winner of the Outstanding Achievement in Theater Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award, “Cotton Patch Gospel” is a jubilant retelling of the life of Jesus as if in modern day rural Georgia. 
Performances will be November 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12 (7:00 p.m.), and November 6 and 13 (3:00 p.m.).
Tickets are Adults - $15, Children (12 under) - $5 and available online at
http://www.westendumc.org/cottonpatch.

 
TAKE CHURCH TO WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE
  • Do you regularly invite people to attend church, but they rarely come?
  • Do you worry that your congregation isn’t connected to your neighborhood?
  • Do you want to empower people to live missionally in their day-to-day lives?
  • Are you passionate about living the gospel in your neighborhood?
  • Would you like to make a real connection with new people?
If you can say “yes” to any of those questions, then the Fresh Expressions Movement is exactly what you’ve been looking for!
 
NASHVILLE DISTRICT VISION DAY
SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016
9:00AM – NOON
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED

 
 Begin exploring Fresh Expressions US at http://freshexpressionsus.org/category/stories.
Future Shock is a one-day conference on October 24 from 10:00 to 4:00, sponsored by the Belmont Institute for Innovative Faith-Based Leadership, designed to expose church leaders to the trends, shifts, and challenges that are occurring in church life across America. Who are the ‘Dones’ and why have they left the church? Why are millennials not connecting to organized religion? Why are mainline denominations losing numbers and significance? How to best reach the ‘unchurched’?  Future Shock will provide tools of discovery so that church leaders can understand the trends, both in culture and in church life, in order to create more effective ways of matching need with ministry initiatives. Cost is $75. Click here for more information and to register.
THE NOVEMBER OUTING FOR DOUBLE NICKEL WILL BE ON THURSDAY, NOV. 17.  WE WILL MEET AT THE CHURCH AND CAR POOL TO SMYRNA FOR LUNCH AND THEN ON TO THE NISSAN FACTORY FOR A TOUR AT 1 P.M.  THERE WILL NOT BE A LOT OF WALKING AS MEMBERS CAN BE TAKEN RIGHT TO THE ENTRANCE DOOR.  THE TOUR BEGINS WITH A SHORT VIDEO. THEN YOU GET ON A TRAM AND PUT ON YOUR HEADSET AND SAFETY GLASSES.  A DRIVER/GUIDE DESCRIBES THE DIFFERENT STEPS OF PRODUCING AN AUTO.

ACCORDING TO MS CHEAP, THIS WAS THE LARGEST PRODUCING ASSEMBLY PLANT IN NORTH  AMERICA LAST YEAR.  IT IS A MASSIVE FACILITY, COVERING THE EQUIVALENT OF 113 FOOTBALL FIELDS. 

THIS IS JUST A 'HEADS UP" SO YOU CAN PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR.  MORE DETAILS LATER. 

Dec. 6th Double Nickel Reservations are made for the Variety Christmas Show at the Badgett Theatre in Grand Rivers, KY.

25 People going!  Those going, please mark your calendars NOW!  Refunds can only be given up to Nov. 6th, so watch your days on that. Expect more planning information closer to our date.  If any questions, contact Gayle Lembcke at 615-646-8710 or at lembckeg@bellsouth.net.

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 (lmerville@bellsouth.net)

 BLAKEMORE UMC
Offering
FREE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP
Thursday, October 20, 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!

 
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Mary Hunt @ Morningside
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Pat Carty

Laudine Clark
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal
Lawrence Koch (return of cancer)
David Luster
Kay Overfield

Fred Rowles

Norma Shepard 
Bonnie Spear

 
Friends and Extended Family
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary Bolling's parents)
Roslyn Bricknell (Kathy Jackson)
Dineen & Summer Cottrell (Susan Slater)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
Jan Lockard (Ellen Zinkiewicz's aunt)
Family of Steve Olson (Nancy Lawrence's cousin)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne Awbrey) 
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish’s friend)
Jack Slater (Tom Slater's father)

Rodger Speegle
Hurricane 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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