Blakemore UMC Newsletter - 06/28/2016
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Sunday, July 3, 2016
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Acts 8:27b-39

This Sunday, we continue our new sermon series entitled "Being Church" that will take us through the summer months. Throughout the series, we will look at the book of Acts, which recounts the story of the early church, to rediscover what it means to be the church. This week we learn the importance of Sharing Our Faith in Acts 8:27b-39 when we hear about Phillip sharing his faith with a man from Ethiopia. We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m!
Our Worship Team has sketched out exciting plans through the end of the calendar year.  After our current series, "Being Church", we will explore:
 Aug - "Living Your Passion" (2016 Olympics Theme)
Sept/Oct - "#WeAreBlakemore" (Blakemore's Values)
Oct/Nov - "Gospel According to Disney"
Nov/Dec - "Characters of Christmas"

 We will schedule a brainstorming session prior to each series to plan visuals, music, activities, publicity, acts of worship, etc.  We begin with "Living Your Passion" this Wed., June 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the pastor's study.  We encourage everyone interested in adding their ideas and offering assistance to attend.  
Save the Date  Wed, July 8--”Crafts and Chats” in the Youth Room, 2-3:30 pm. “Crafts and Chats” is a place to ask messy questions about faith and get your hands messy, too! We meet on Fridays with the first half of our time spent discussing a difficult question about faith (like,“can I really trust the Bible?) and the second half working on a craft. Contact Julia Crone at for more information.
Steve and Patty Tippens invite Blakemore members, friends, and interested readers to join them for a study/discussion of Morgan Guyton's book How Jesus Saves the World From Us. The Tippens are hosting an orientation session at their home--104 Harrow Ct. in Bellevue--Sunday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. to establish interest level, dates, times and other details.  Contact Steve ( or Patty ( for more information.
Thursday, June 30, 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!

The Depression Support Group is rapidly growing!  Only 2 weeks ago 15 people attended--our biggest number yet!--and several of our regular attendees were not present.  Our sign is bringing in new community people every week as they recognize their need for support in difficult times.  The group has become too large to be effective for everyone to have time to share.  Gayle needs assistance and possibly someone to facilitate a second group.  If you are a good listener and comfortable with people expressing a variety of feelings, this is an opportunity for you to serve in a much needed Blakemore ministry.  Gayle is happy to answer any questions or discuss further your potential leadership.  Contact Gayle Lembcke at 615-646-8710 or 615-305-4974 or e-mail her at

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 (

Sign up at to provide meals for Bonnie Spear, our Blakemore Children's Center Director, who is recovering from cancer surgery and follow-up treatment.  
The Double Nickel group had a wonderful evening of dinner and live theatre this past Thursday.  The group of 18 enjoyed seeing our own Kevin and Julia Walker on the stage--so fun!  Big "thank you" to Cavit Cheshier for arranging our evening.  Our next outing will be in August when we take the Nash Trash Tour. More information coming soon!  Contact Kathy Jackson,, with any questions.
SAVE the Date
Mid summer bridge bash
July 16, 2016
Get your tables now for another fun day!!!!

for more information, contact Marge Rajotte

We need nice White Elephant gifts for the upcoming Bash.  Drop off donations in Fellowship Hall.
On Friday, August 5, all incoming 7th graders are invited to join the Blakemore youth for a special overnight event at the church.  Games, fun, service...we will celebrate everything that it means to be a Blakemore youth as you join the youth group.  Details coming soon, but contact Julia Crone, Blakemore Youth Director, or Kevin Walker, Blakemore Children's Director, for more information.
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Mary Hunt @ Morningside
Fred Rowles @ West Meade
Norma Shepard @ Richland Place
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Pat Carty

Laudine Clark
Susan Eatherly
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal
Erin Lewis (found a job!)
Ryan McCulley
Kay Overfield

Norda Aguila Parochka (job search)

Bonnie Spear
Lois Thomas

Friends and Extended Family
Angela Bennett (Elizabeth Jacobs)
David & Rosette Bennett (Elizabeth Jacobs)
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary's parents)
Roslyn Bricknell (Kathy Jackson)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
Family & Friends of Donnie Everett
Kevin & Erin Hedrick--grandmother's death (Lanette O'Brien)
Erick Larson (Deanna McCulley)
Avery, Alana, Gavin McCallister (Elizabeth Jacobs)
Elijah Moore (Emily's grandfather)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

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

William Lee Smothers (Ace)
Carmen White (Ellen) 
Victims of Natural Disasters

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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