Accepting Poinsettias Orders for Christmas until November 17th!

In Brookmeade tradition, we are accepting orders for Red and White Poinsettias for the Christmas season. 6.5″ poinsettias are $9.00 , 8″ poinsettias are $16.00. The poinsettias will decorate our sanctuary for the Christmas season and are available for you to take home after the Christmas Eve service. Please fill out an order form (located in the front foyer) or call/email the church office (615-352-4702; brookmeade@comcast.net) to place your order no later than Wednesday, November 17th. Thank you!

Sunday, November 7th: “Contribute Our Wealth” Offering

First Sundays of the month we collect our COW Offering. Monetary donations are split between Second Harvest of Middle TN and Heifer International. You can also bring canned goods on Sunday morning to donate to Second Harvest. Please designate your check for COW Offering or if you give online you can choose COW offering on the drop-down menu on Tithe.ly. Thank you for supporting these important organizations and helping Brookmeade fight hunger!

Saturday, November 6th: Project CURE Volunteer Group

Our next trip to the Project CURE Warehouse (2300 Clifton Ave.) is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th, 9:30 am – 12 pm. We will be sorting medical supplies. Newcomers are very welcome but please wear a mask! For planning reasons and to make sure we are COVID safe we need a head count for our group prior to volunteering. Please RSVP to Cindy D. or the church office ASAP if you plan to attend (brookmeade@comcast.net). Thanks and see you there!

Sunday, October 31st: Music Sunday – All Saints Day Eve

Our next Music Sunday will be Oct 31st when we will celebrate All Saints Day. Please suggest or request a hymn, song, poem or other reading that is special to you personally or to your family history and we invite you to share the story of why the song has special meaning. We especially want to share the music that has enriched your private relationships so that it can enrich our communal relationship. Please share your requests with Mike, Steve or the church office.

Saturday, October 30th: Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk

On Saturday, October 30th, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be hosting a charity walk. These walks are a fundraising effort, but also community events for those who want to support the cause to come together. We are inviting Brookmeaders to join this walk together as a way to spread awareness about our community and to support Squid in getting a team together for this event! If anyone is interested in joining the walk, donating, or just wants to learn more, you can reach out to the church office or you can visit the team page at https://supporting.afsp.org/team/allarewelcomehere

Sunday, October 10th: Nature Sunday and Potluck

We are so excited to have Nature Sunday again in the park! We will have our Nature Sunday worship service on Sunday, October 10th at 10:30 am outdoors at Edwin Warner Park, Shelter 10. Please bring camp chairs if you are able, extra clothing layers, hats and sunscreen to prepare for any type of weather. We will have a potluck picnic following the service. There is no electricity for keeping food warm at the shelter so please bring insulated bags or food that can be served at room temperature. We look forward to enjoying time in nature together at the beautiful Edwin Warner park! 

Address for Edwin Warner Park: 50 Vaughn Road, Nashville, TN 37221

Map to Shelter 10 located off of Vaughn Road:

Neighbors in Need UCC Special Mission Offering

“Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that supports ministries of justice and compassion in the United States… In 2021, Neighbors in Need “Unfailing Love” offering is focused on supporting organizations and projects that are serving homeless and immigrant neighbors or communities. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM). Two-thirds of this offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to provide funding grants to UCC churches and organizations leading justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects in their communities.”

Brookmeade will be collecting for NIN during the month of October, starting this Sunday, October 3rd. You can bring or mail a check to the church office and write “NIN Offering” in the memo line, or when you donate online with Tithely, choose “NIN Offering” from the drop-down menu.

For more information about the NIN Offering visit the UCC website here: https://www.ucc.org/neighbors-in-need-special-mission-offering/

Sun. Oct. 3rd: COW Offering

First Sundays of the month we collect our COW Offering. Monetary donations are split between Second Harvest of Middle TN and Heifer International. You can also bring canned goods on Sunday morning to donate to Second Harvest. Please designate your check for COW Offering or if you give online you can choose COW offering on the drop-down menu on Tithe.ly. Thank you for supporting these important organizations!

Sat. Oct. 2nd: Project CURE Volunteer Group

Our next trip to the Project CURE Warehouse (2300 Clifton Ave.) is scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd, 9:30 am – 12 pm. We will be sorting medical supplies. Newcomers are very welcome but please wear a mask! For planning reasons and to make sure we are COVID safe we need a head count for our group prior to volunteering.  Please RSVP to Cindy D. or the church office ASAP if you plan to attend (brookmeade@comcast.net). Thanks and see you there!

Sat. Oct. 2nd: Women’s March for Reproductive Rights

Come March with us in support of Women’s Reproductive Rights this Saturday, October 2nd at the TN State Capitol, starting at 4 pm. Please contact Pastor Laura or the church office for more details!

For more general information about the March, check out the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/900668367462255