Death at the hands of those in power.
Join us on Thursdays, July 16th,23rd, 30th and August 6th from 6:30-7:15pm as Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Williams from Clark Memorial UMC facilitates us into a deeper conversation in who we are and how we can walk alongside our brothers and sisters. You can join us in our Blakemore Zoom linkParticipate in the 21-day challenge in which we will focus on Racial and Equity and Social Justice through a series of podcasts, emails, and or videos developed by the YWCA. You can join the challenge through this link: https://www.ywcanashville.com/events/21-day-racial-equity-social-justice-challenge/
In Love and Faith,
Worship Services and Other In-Person Church Activities Cancelled Until Further Notice
Our calling as disciples of Jesus Christ is to love our neighbors. There is something that seems off when we isolate ourselves in order to do that, but in these strange circumstances the most loving and just thing that we can do is to try to prevent the spread of this disease – especially to the most vulnerable among us – by following the guidelines set forth by our medical professionals. These currently include not gathering in groups of 10 or more and practicing social distancing. Therefore, all in-person, church-sponsored events – including worship, Sunday School, and Wednesday Night Life – are cancelled until further notice. The church office, Nearly New Store, and the Blakemore Children’s Center are all closed as well. All this is in an effort to be the most loving that we can be by protecting the public health. We do not know when we will be able to reopen and resume our regular activities. Schools are canceled for the rest of the school year, and we will be closed until at least the end of summer. In-person worship services are cancelled through at least the end of June.
On Sunday mornings, we are gathering online at 9:30 using Zoom. You can download the Zoom software to use on your computer or smart phone or even just call in with any phone and participate with only the audio. To join the meeting, you can click on this link, use the meeting ID 520 956 1228 in Zoom, or call 312-626-6799 and input the meeting ID. If you need a password, it is 3601.
This Sunday, July 5, 2020, Rev. Amanda Diamond will be exploring Matthew 13: 1-8, , and considering What kind of seeds are we willing to plant? What soil are we going to be as Blakemore UMC? We’ll spend the first 15 minutes gathering and catching up with one another. Then we will move into our service, which will include liturgy, two hymns, a sermon, a short breakout time for small group discussion, and prayer. After the service, we will allow more time for folks to fellowship. We will be consi
As a reminder, if you are looking for a worship service to watch online, the Tennessee Conference has compiled a list of options here. If you want to listen to a past Blakemore sermon or view a past Zoom session, you can do that here. As always, you can keep up with your giving by mailing a check to the office, by texting a dollar amount to 844-905-2756 (the first time you’ll receive a link to input your information), or by giving online here. Despite the physical distancing, we can still connect with one another and know and share God’s love. Reach out to others in your lives, especially those who might be feeling especially alone or isolated. Make a phone call, send a card, write an email or text message, connect on social media. We need each other during this time, and each of us has the opportunity to share God’s love with others. Stay healthy and find ways to be reminded of God’s love and to share that love with others.
Programming | 6:30 pm