Blakemore UMC Newsletter -01/24/2017
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Sunday, January 29, 2017
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

This Sunday, January 29, we will continue our 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 5:1-12 in which Jesus tells us, "Blest are they..." and is known as the Beatitudes. In this passage, Jesus challenges our traditional understanding of what it means to be blessed and calls us to be a blessing to others.  We hope you'll join us this Sunday at 10:30 am.
For the next three weeks, Pastor John will lead the adult program at Wednesday Night Life in Room 204 at 6:30. We will use a Bible Study from the Converge series entitled Kingdom Building. Here are the topics for each of the three weeks:
January 25 - "With My Enemy" (Luke 10:25-37)
February 1 - "With Those I Despise" (Luke 7:36-50)
February 8 - "Through Community" (Acts 4:23-37)
January 25, 2017
5:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm programs
Cost of the meal $5 for adults $2.50 for kids under 12. 
Menu: Moe's Southwest Grill
Chefs: Kathy & John Jackson
Program for Adults: January 25 - "With My Enemy" (Luke 10:25-37)
Use the tear-off portion of Sunday's bulletin or call the church office by Tuesday to make reservations for dinner.

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. 
Save the Date:
Jan. 30 - Leadership Board Meeting
Feb. 3-5, 2017 - Women's Retreat at Montgomery Bell State Park
Feb. 12 - Saying Grace Potluck, 11:45 am in Fellowship Hall
Feb. 26 - Room In the Inn
Mar. 1 - Ash Wednesday
Mar. 11 - Trivia Night
Mar. 26 - Room In the Inn
Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2017 - Men's Retreat at Beersheba Assembly

Join the movement to end hunger in our lifetime! Help us reach our goal to package 100,008+ meals on January 28th. Working together we can create a world without hunger. 
When:  Saturday 
January 28, 2017 
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Where:  3701 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
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. 
The Double Nickel outing for February (Black History Month) will be an "Authentic Tour of Historic Black Nashville". Several BUMC members met Dr. Tommie Morton-Young during our Sunday afternoon meetings at Clark Memorial UMC. Dr. Morton-Young is a Nashville activist, scholar, historian, author, and psychologist.  She will be the narrator for the tour.  
 A bus will pick us up at Blakemore on Thursday, Feb.16th, leaving at 9 a.m. for a 2 1/2 hour tour. After the tour, we will have lunch at Swett's. The cost is $20, plus your lunch. We will return to BUMC about 1:30 p.m.
We have space for 25. I have to know who is going (and get your $20) by Feb. 5.  We are also giving this information to Christ UMC in Franklin, but we have first choice for the 25 seats. I'm excited about this tour and believe it will be one of the most interesting trips we have done. Call Pat Pile at 292-0052 to reserve a place.
The 2017 Women's Retreat is Coming!
Mark your calendars for February 3-5 at Montgomery Bell State Park.

 $224/Single Room
$163/Double Room 
$150/Triple Room
$132/Quad Room
$30/Saturday only

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 are available in the church office.
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).

Room In the Inn at Blakemore
It's time to prepare for our guests from Room In the Inn. Blakemore will host eight female guests on the 4th Sunday of each month, December-March. The remaining dates are as follows:
February 26
March 26
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.
Frozen Assets Still Available--We have a limited surplus of Frozen Assets foods available for purchase:
Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Corn Casserole, Cranberry Meatballs, Frozen Cranberry Salad, Ham and Cheese Quiche, Ham Rolls, Italian Herb Bread, Jalapeno Bread, Sausage Egg Casserole and Southwest Chicken Soup.
There are 5 or less of Ham and Cheese Quiche and Jalepeno Bread. Help us get these items off the list!

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 (

Free Depression Support Group
Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Room 204
Facitilitated by Gayle Lembcke, Retired Social Worker
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Sean Berry
Pat Carty

Laudine Clark
Nancy Speas Hill
Bill Holland (eye surgery)
Mary Margaret Hornal
Anne Kabiling
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)
Faith Case ( Norda Aguila)
Patricia Clement (Norda Aguila)
Dineen & Summer Cottrell (Susan Slater)
Mrs. Farely (The Walkers)
Mike Gilbert (LaDonna Merville)
Pallen Harrison (Norda Aguila)
Aaron Hayek (Anne Kabiling)
Pam Hennesy (Gary Boling's sister)
Brenda Legg (Marge Rajotte)
Lee Mabee (Cindy Kleinrock's father)
Michael Morano
Arlene Murk (Marge Rajotte)
Faye Parker
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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