April 21st: Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast (RSVP)

Easter Sunday: April 21st

Sunrise Service, 6:15am: Watch the sunrise from the Miller Meditation Garden during our outdoor service of song and poetry.

Breakfast at the Loveless Café, 7:45am (RSVP only)

It’s a Brookmeade tradition! Sign-up in the Fellowship Hall, or RSVP by phone or email to the church office by Sunday, April 14th so that all are included in our reservation.

CLICK HERE for the Loveless Cafe Breakfast Menu

CLICK HERE for Directions to Loveless Cafe from Brookmeade

Easter Worship Service, 10:30am

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Sun. March 31st: Last Day to Order Easter Lilies and Hydrangeas

IMG_1503It is time to order the Lilies and Hydrangeas that will decorate our sanctuary for Easter Sunday! Order forms for Lilies and Hydrangeas are located in the front foyer. Please place your orders and make payment no later than Sunday, March 31st. You can leave your form and payment in the offering plate or on the desk in the office. Thank you! And please remember to take your plant home on Easter Sunday after the service!

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Sun. March 31st: One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ involves you in disaster, refugee/immigration, and development ministries throughout the world. When a disaster strikes or people are displaced or made refugees by violence or extreme poverty, you are part of the immediate response and of the long-term recovery. Through OGHS you engage in holistic development programs including health care, education, agriculture, food sustainability, micro-financing and women’s empowerment. Because the UCC relates in mutual partnership to churches and organizations through Global Ministries and worldwide response & recovery networks, your contributions to One Great Hour of Sharing put you in the right place at the right time for the relief, accompaniment and recovery of the most vulnerable. You meet immediate needs and you address the underlying causes that create those needs in the first place. Brookmeade is a Five for Five Church, participating in all five of the UCC special offerings. The offering will be taken on March 31st. Special envelopes will be in the bulletin.


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Sun. March 10th: New Member Class

Join us this Sunday 3/10 for a new members class from 12 pm – 1 pm where we will learn about UCC and Brookmeade history. Whether you are new among us or already call Brookmeade home, all are welcome!

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Sun. March 31st: Music Sunday

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The 5th Sunday of March (3/31) is Music Sunday! Our theme will be: “A Joyful Heart”. Please contact Mike R. or the church office if you’d like to contribute a song, reading, poem or other performance!

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Sun. March 24th: RISE Gathering

rise-logo.pngFebruary has flown by, which means RISE, the Gathering is just around the corner! At the RISE gathering, we will live into who we are as Brookmeaders by sharing and working together. Through our collaboration it is our hope that we will develop a focus and ground for decision making in the midst of our current and future transitions. We ask that you please fill out the questions in the RISE packet. These are located on the welcome table at church and in your weekly emails. It is important that we all think through and prepare answers to these questions individually in order that we all come to the gathering table prepared for our collective work. Each and every one of you is a beloved member of our community. At the gathering table there is a seat for us all.

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Sun. March 3rd: COW Offering

The first Sunday of every month is COW Sunday (Contribute Our Wealth). Everyone is encouraged to bring non-perishable food for Second Harvest. All money donations are split between Second Harvest and Heifer International. Brookmeade doing its part to alleviate hunger!

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Sat. Mar. 2nd: Project CURE Volunteer Group

Project CURE Volunteer Group is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, from 9:30 am – 12 pm (2300 Clifton Ave, 37209). We will be sorting medical supplies to be sent to hospitals in developing countries. Everyone is welcome, including newcomers! See you there!

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Friday, March 22nd: Open Mic Night

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Brookmeade is currently planning our 2019 Open Mic Night/Coffee House! Please join us for a fun evening of music and other talent.

adora nd mike open mic


Adora and Mike R. are organizing our event this year. When we asked Adora about plans for the evening she said, “This year we will be in the round. We would like folks to let us know if they have someone they want to share their set with and also if they prefer to be early in the evening or later.”

Our building will be open at 5:00 pm for folks who would like to get to the church early to practice. Contact Adora well in advance if an accompanist is needed, so she can make arrangements and get music to them.

Please RSVP to the church office by phone 615-352-4702 or by email at brookmeade@comcast.net. We will pass your info along to Adora. If you have any questions let us know when you RSVP. Thanks!

Meet Claudia Nygaard

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Our feature performer this year is Americana singer-songwriter Claudia Nygaard. 2019 becomes a stellar year for Claudia as she releases her new album Lucky Girl produced by Grammy nominated Neilson Hubbard. Her previous album Let the Storm Roll In charted at #1 on the Roots Music Country Chart and at #26 on the Cashbox Roots Music Americana chart.

Here is a link to Claudia’s website:


We are excited to feature Claudia this year. She has won numerous awards for her songwriting skills, and she is gifted as a storyteller. Claudia will be on at 8:00 pm, so don’t miss her set!

Photos from Previous Open Mic Nights at Brookmeade

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Easter Sunday Choir Sign Up

White Flower near Christian Cross

If you are interested in singing in a vocal ensemble on Easter Sunday, please sign the signup sheet on the Worship & Gathering bulletin board located in the hallway as soon as possible. Please include your most recent contact information. Thanks!

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