Blakemore UMC Newsletter - 03/22/2016
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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Easter Sunday
Scripture: Luke 24:1-12

"Hard to Dance
with the Devil on Your Back" 
For Holy Week, we will have two special services. On Maundy Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. we will share Holy Communion and footwashing together as we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. You are also welcome to join us in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 for a meal before that service . Our second service on Good Friday, March 25, 6:30 p.m in the Sanctuary, will be a Tenebrae Service in which we recall the final events of Jesus’ life. We will also have an Easter Egg Hunt and other activities for children on Saturday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. Then join us on Easter Sunday, March 27, as we celebrate the Resurrection. We will have a First Light service in our Prayer Garden at 8:00 am, followed by a Pancake Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 am. Our main worship service will be in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.

Our Communion Fund is designed to help others in need. This often takes the form of people coming in off the streets seeking assistance. But it also comes in the form of our own church family in financial need because of unexpected medical bills, job loss, or other circumstances. If you would like to donate, please leave your gift on the prayer rail during Communion or simply write "Communion Fund" in the memo line of a check.
Holy Week Events
Thursday, March 24 Maundy Thursday - 5:30 pm Dinner, Fellowship Hall
                                                                    6:30 pm Communion Service, Sanctuary
Friday, March 25 Good Friday - 6:30 pm Tenebrae Service, Sanctuary
Saturday, March 26 Easter Bonnet Egg-stravaganza and Egg Hunt - 9:00 am,
                                 Church lawn and Fellowship Hall
                                 11:30 am Parents' Meeting, Fellowship Hall
Sunday, March 27 Easter Sunday - 8:00 am First Light Service, Prayer Garden
                                                            9:00 am - Pancake Breakfast, Fellowship Hall
                                                           10:30 am - Worship Service, Sanctuary 

Spring Semester 2016 Program Schedule

Mar. 24    Maundy Thursday service (instead of Wed. night programs)
Mar 30     Bible Study led by Rev. John Hill
April 6     Game Night & Food Trucks
April 13   History of Religion in Davidson County, led by Dr. Carole Bucy,
                Davidson County Historian
April 20   General Conference led by Jim Allen, Tennesse delegate to General
                Conference, Portland, OR May 10-20, 2016. 
April 27   Game Night
May 4       Bible Study
May 11    "Circle B Ranch Talent Round Up"
May 18     West End Middle School service project
May 25     Game Night
Coming up... March 24 - Dinner provided by The Kemper's
Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Remember to make your reservation by noon on Tuesdays. Use the tear-off portion of Sunday's bulletin or call the church office (615-297-6519). 
Adults, $5--Youth (12 and under), $2.50.
Our final Room in the Inn of the season is this Sunday, Easter Sunday, March 27. We will host eight women and have a cookout. Kevin Walker will grill burgers and dogs. Contact Kristi Walker ( or Kathy Meador Jackson (sassykat89@gmail.comif you would like to volunteer to help. 

George Vogt passed away on March 17.  He was the widow of Betty Vogt, a long-time member of Blakemore.  His services will be held on Saturday,
April 2, at 2:00 pm at Concordia Lutheran Church.  
Blakemore's Double Nickels are planning a return to the Bluebird Cafe on Monday, April 11 at 10:00 am.  Contact Patsy Candish at
for more information about the concert.  
A big "THANK YOU" to everyone who participated in our Lent Small Groups, especially those who hosted in their homes and those who led the discussions!  It was a great study and a wonderful way to get to know one another better and grow in our faith and love of God. We plan to do more small groups studies later this year! 
Children's Message Sign Up!
Join our Blakemore village committed to raising its children in faith and love. Visit to choose your Sunday to share a 2-3 minute lesson during the 10:30 a.m worship service.  The church staff can help with themes and creative ideas.  Contact LaDonna Merville ( for more information. 
The Blakemore United Methodist Men (BUMMs) invite any and all men to our annual retreat at the Beersheba Springs Turner Lodge on April 22nd-24th, 2016. A study of Trevor Hudson's Questions God Asks Us raises 10 questions from the Old and New Testaments which serve as a starting point for genuine conversation with God. Join us for fun, fellowship and food!  Program information and registration forms are available outside the church office. For more information, contact Zach Lalor at
13 gal. trash bags and 30-33 gal. trash bags.  The ones you buy at Dollar Tree are just fine.  Leave donations in the barrel located in Fellowship Hall and marked for Community Care.  We do not need empty pill containers at this time.  We can always use men's and women's underwear and socks.
Thursday, Mar. 24, 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!
Scholarships Available for Undergrads!
Board of Higher Ed and Campus Ministry
There are four scholarships available to undergraduate students from the Tennessee Conference Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry. Each scholarship has specific eligilbility requirements Click here for more information...
Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship Fund 
To qualify for this scholarship, an applicant must be a United Methodist in the Tennessee Conference (for a minimum of one year) and enrolled in or accepted by a United Methodist college or university.  Contact  The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson at the United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences.  The application deadline is March 31, 2016.
Blakemore Directories are available in the church office during the week from 9-2 or on Sundays after worship and Wednesday evenings.  Corrections will be published in the weekly newsletter for you to update in your directory. 
New address: Steve and Patty Tippens
                     104 Harrow Ct.
                      Nashville, TN 37221-1815
Summer 2016 Registration is now open! 
Cedar Crest offers “first time” camp experiences for campers finishing 1-2 grades in our Mini Camps, Elementary Camps for children who have finished grades 2-5, Junior High Camps for youth who have finished grades 6-8, and Senior High Camps for those who have finished grades 9-12. Back again this summer is our popular outpost camp option, so come spend the night in a hammock under the stars!
Families/churches/individuals may register online at If you need help at a church gathering to share camp information, to have a Q/A with families and potential campers, or to share with your congregation on a Sunday, know that we would love to partner with you! Give our office a call at 931-670-3025 or email our Camp Director, Russell Casteel at  We want your children and youth to have the chance to grow in their faith in Christ while having the best camp experience around!
Prayers for the Congregation and the World
The Blakemore Family
Mary Katherine Hammer@ Blakeford
Carol Holmes@ Belmont Village
Mary Hunt @ Morningside
Fred Rowles @ NHC Franklin
Naomi Wade @ Westside
Judy Wright@ NHC Franklin

Pat Carty

Susan Eatherly
John Gonce (smoking cessation)
Nancy Speas Hill
Mary Margaret Hornal

Michelle Hussung
Joe Mattox
Ryan McCulley
Kay Overfield

Marge Rajotte
Bonnie Spear

Friends and Extended Family
Sharon Adler (Lanette O'Brien)
Allison (Fred Rowles' daughter)
Gene & Kathryn Boling (Gary's parents)
Family of Sydney Damper (John Lewis)
Doris Dorsey (Chuck Chellman's sister)
Family of Taylor Force (Vandy Student)
Dr. Locke (Billie Ann Parker)
Jean Martin (The Chellman's) 
Kathy Maul (mother's death)
Jobie Phelan (Rita O'Hara's sister)

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

Jim Slater (Tom Slater's brother - cancer)
Family of George Weicker (Joe Meko)

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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