Blakemore UMC Newsletter -07/26/2016
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Sunday, July 31, 2016
th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture: Acts 20:17-38

This Sunday, we conclude our sermon series entitled "Being Church". Throughout the series we have looked at the book of Acts, which is the story of the early church, to rediscover what it means for us to be the church today. This week we'll examine Paul's final words to the church in Ephesus from Acts 20:17-38 as he says goodbye to them and warns them of threats to their identity as the church. We hope you'll join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m!

Reports for all contributions made to Blakemore United Methodist Church from January 1st through June 30th are available. Everyone who submitted an Estimate of Giving for 2016 at the beginning of the year will receive their report in the mail sometime this week. Comparing your giving record with your estimate of giving can be helpful to stay on track. Otherwise, reports will be mailed by request. Contact the Church office, 615-297-6519, to request your report. 
Two new adult Sunday School classes begin on August 7! 
Patty Tippens will lead a Bible Study in the Library (Room 203), and Rev. John Hill will lead a class in Room 204. Both classes are open to anyone, but John's class will be geared toward parents whose children and youth are in Sunday School. Pathfinders will continue to meet in room 207. We hope you'll join us for Sunday School each week at 9:30 am!
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.
Everyone's Welcome!         Bring a Friend!

Games, food, water play, give-ways, and more! 

The Children's Department is assembling bags of school supplies for kids who attend, and they need your help.  See the request board outside Fellowship Hall and choose an item or items to donate for the event. Drop off your items anytime between now and Friday,August 5, at the designated location at the Bowling Ave. entrance.
Nearly New Store Summer Bag Sale
Saturday August 6, 8 am-Noon
Fill a bag of gently used clothing for $5!
”Crafts and Chats”--Fridays 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 spend the first half of our time 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.
The study/discussion of Morgan Guyton's book How Jesus Saves the World From Us continues this Sunday, July 31, 4:00 pm, at the home of Steve and Patty Tippens (104 Harrow Ct.)  Purchase your own book or contact Beth Holzemer ( to buy a copy ($12 each). For more information contact Steve Tippens (

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 (

Kathy and John Jackson hosted a great afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship for the July Franky Domino Open. Nancy Lawrence was the big winner and took TOP DOG home. Competing for TOP DOG were: Kathy* and John Jackson (our hosts) ; Franky Haggenmacher (President and Co-founder); Nancy Lawrence*, reigning Open Champ; Lanette** O'Brien (the June Champion); Rene *** and George* Bass; Ace and Carolette Forbess (Carolette came in a very close second); Martha Hunt*; Cindy Kleinrock*; Gayle Lembcke; Felicia Lott. [*previous winner].
Cindy Kleinrock hosts the August Open on the 21st. (Thank you Cindy for the invitation!). All players must have a reservation. Once you play at the Open you are a member for life unless you request otherwise. Call the Church office (615-297-6519) or contact a player to request an e-vite. Expect a great afternoon with good friends and good fun in a calm, non-competitive "moment" in life! Emoji Emoji

Thursday, July 28, 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
For Summer News go to:
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Mary Hunt @ Morningside
Norma Shepard @ Richland Place
Naomi Wade @ Westside

Pat Carty

Laudine Clark
Susan Eatherly
June Evans
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal
Elizabeth Jacobs
Ryan McCulley
Kay Overfield

Fred Rowles 
Mark Shepard (hip surgery)
Bonnie Spear

Friends and Extended Family
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary's parents)
Roslyn Bricknell (Kathy Jackson)
Mitchell Chamberlain (Rosanne Awbrey)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
The Family of Jeff Gish (Beth Holzemer)
Gretchen Hart (Beth Holzemer)
Kevin Hedrick--death of twin brother (Lanette O'Brien)
Michael Norell (Patty Tippen's cousin)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

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

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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