Blakemore UMC Newsletter -01/10/2017
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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Scripture: Matthew 7:1-12

This Sunday, January 15, we will begin a new sermon series called “But I Say…Jesus’ Difficult Teachings from the Sermon on the Mount.” We’ll take an extended look at the largest block of Jesus’ teachings from the Gospels in Matthew 5-7. This Sunday, we’ll look at Matthew 7:1-12 in which Jesus tells us, “Do unto others…” We hope you’ll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am.
Sunday, January 15, 2017, is Human Relations Day in United Methodist Churches around the globe!

stART From Scratch Art Camp for Kids is BACK for summer 2017! 
Mark your calendars for June 5-9, 2017. The program will be from 5:30-8:00pm. 
We have a planning meeting for stART From Scratch following church on Sunday, January 22. If you are interested in being part of the planning team this year, join us! Lunch will be provided. 
We have an immediate need for Mugs & Hugs and altar flower sign-ups for the first quarter of 2017.  Consult the calendars posted outside the church office to choose a Sunday/s most convenient for you. 
Save the Date:
Jan.11, 2017 - Wednesday Night Life resumes
Jan. 15, 2017 - 13th at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, 2:00 pm
                       (more information below)
Jan. 20-21, 2017 - 3rd-5th Grade Lock-In
Jan. 21, 2017 - District Training Event
Jan. 22-23, 2017 - Room in the Inn, 5:00 pm
Jan 27-29, 2017 - Warmth in Winter
Feb. 3-5, 2017 - Women's Retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park
Double Nickel had their yearly planning session and we have some great outings in the works. Here's a little teaser of what we came up with. As always keep an eye on the newsletter for more details on each event as it gets nearer.
February: Black History in Nashville Tour
April: Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson
June: Bluebird Cafe
August: Lecture by Dyer Observatory
October: Tennessee History Festival
December: Belmont High Tea
Plus we will hear a lecture on Cuba from someone who was able to go beyond Havana and see the real Cuba.
For more information or to be added to our list contact Kathy Jackson or 615-830-2227
West Nashville Clergy Group
hosts a screening of the documentary
With a panel discussion to follow
When: Sunday, January 15, 2:00 pm
Where: Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, 5820 Hillsboro Pike, 37215
“The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary “13TH” refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.”
Clergy in the West Nashville Clergy Group include the following congregations:  Glendale Baptist, Calvary United Methodist, Second Presbyterian, Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist, Hillsboro Presbyterian, West End Church of Christ, First Unitarian Universalist, Blakemore United Methodist, The Temple, Brookemeade Congregational Church UCC, Vine Street Christian.
The 2017 Women's Retreat is Coming!
Mark your calendars for February 3-5 at Montgomery Bell State Park.  
We all deal with people who are a joy to love and those who are difficult to love.  Come join us for a fun-filled weekend as we learn how to love well.  Through video we will hear from best -selling author and teacher Beth Moore, enjoy fellowship with other women, laugh our heads off, shed a few tears, eat, stay up late, make new friends and enjoy old friends.  It's a weekend you don't want to miss.  Brochures will be available soon!  
Ready to change your use of nicotine, regardless of the delivery method you use?  Drop into Nashville’s only Nicotine Anonymous meeting Thursday evenings, 6-7 PM, at Blakemore UMC.  Nicotine Anonymous® is a Twelve-Step fellowship of men and women helping each other to live life free of nicotine. There are no dues or fees; the only requirement is a desire to stop using nicotine.  For more information, contact Robin (615 419 7468) or Jack (615 354 1867).
January 11, 2017
5:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm programs
Cost of the meal $5 for adults $2.50 for kids under 12. 
Menu: Chicken Tortilla Casserole, Vegetable Medley, Sherbet.  Peanut butter & jelly sandwich option for kids.
Chef: Beth Holzemer
Program for all ages:  Game Night!  Bring your favorite card and board games to share!
Use the tear-off portion of Sunday's bulletin or call the church office by Tuesday to make reservations for dinner.

Room In the Inn at Blakemore
It's time to begin planning for our guests this season from Room In the Inn. Blakemore will host eight female guests on the 4th Sunday of each month, December-April. The remaining dates are as follows:
January 22
February 26
March 26
April 23
Please contact Kristi Walker ( if you are able to drive, help with set up, provide a meal, spend the night, provide take along breakfast items and/or sack lunches, wash bedding and towels, spend time with our guests, or help with clean up.
Community Care Fellowship could use the following items.  Please put your donations in the yellow barrel in Fellowship Hall.
   Black 55 gal. trash bags
   Winter hats
   Bathrobes (do not have to be new)
   Breakfast cereal
   Bottled water
   Diapers size 4-6
   T-shirts and underwear adult size small-3X

They are also in need of volunteers for 2 shifts:  Tues. afternoon  (12-2) at the front desk and Fri. afternoon (12-2) in the hygiene room. 
Call Pat Anthony at 
Frozen Assets Still Available--We have a limited surplus of Frozen Assets foods available for purchase:
Chicken Divan, Enchilada Casserole, Corn Casserole, Cranberry Meatballs, Cream Cheese Rolls, Frozen Cranberry Salad, Ham and Cheese Quiche, Ham Rolls, Hash Brown Potatoes, Italian Herb Bread, Jalapeno Bread, Lemon Tort, Sausage Egg Casserole, Southwest Chicken Soup, Tamale Pie, and Vegetable Beef Soup.
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 (

Thursday, January 12, 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
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Pat Carty

Laudine Clark
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal
Laurence Koch 
David Luster
Doreen Matheny
Kay Overfield

Fred Rowles

Norma Shepard 
Bonnie Spear

Friends and Extended Family
Wayne Ames (Cindy Kleinrock)
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary Bolling's parents)
Patricia Clement (Norda Aguila)
Dineen & Summer Cottrell (Susan Slater)
Mrs. Farely (The Walkers)
Mike Gilbert (LaDonna Merville)
Pam Hennesy (Gary Boling's sister)
Lee Mabee (Cindy Kleinrock's father)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

Jeff & Cecilia Phillips-Binder (Rosanne Awbrey) 
Doris Silber (Patsye Candish)
Jim Strain (Rosanne Awbrey)
Barb Trautlein
Enmerkar Zedek (John Gonce)
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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