First Sundays of the month we collect our COW (“Contribute Our Wealth”) 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!
Sat. June 3rd: Project CURE Volunteer Group
Our next trip to the Project CURE Warehouse (2300 Clifton Ave.) is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd from 9:30 am – 12 pm. We will be sorting medical supplies. Newcomers are very welcome! For planning reasons we need a head count for our group prior to volunteering. Please RSVP to the church office ASAP if you plan to attend. Thanks and see you there!
Volunteer for Nashville Pride Festival: June 24th & 25th
In support of LGBTQ+ human rights & inclusion, Brookmeade & Holy Trinity UCC will again this year share a booth at Nashville’s PRIDE FESTIVAL on June 24th -25th at the Bicentennial Capital Mall in downtown Nashville, to be a supportive & affirming presence at this year’s Festival! We’ll be giving out fun giveaways, lots of hugs, and information about our churches! To help staff our booth, volunteers are needed (Sign-up sheets are in the long hallway of the church or you can contact the church office).
This annual festival is the largest LGBTQ+ event in Tennessee with an expected attendance of more than 100,000 this year, featuring 240 vendors, food trucks, and three stages of musical entertainment! A Pride Parade will start things off! The parade takes place on Saturday, June 24th @ 10:00 a.m. on Broadway between 8th Ave and 2nd Ave. Festival gates open at 11:00 a.m. on both Saturday & Sunday, but have different closing times: (Saturday’s activities end at 9:00 p.m., and Sunday’s end at 7:00 p.m.)
For more information about Nashville Pride click HERE.
May 23rd: “Be the Light” Concert for AFSP
“Be the Light” is AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Tennessee’s annual fundraising event that shines a light on mental health through the power of story and song. The concert will be held Tuesday. May 23rd at Riverside Revival at 7 pm. Tickets are now on sale. Please consider attending this concert and supporting this very important cause in our community!
Find out more about the concert and buy tickets by clicking HERE.
To find out more about the work AFSP is doing in TN, click HERE.
*SAVE THE DATE! The “Out of the Darkness” Walk will be held on 10/29 this year. You can join our “All Are Welcome Here” Team and donate to the cause by clicking HERE.
Addressing Gun Violence in TN
Tennessee Governor Lee has called a special session for the Tennessee Legislature beginning August 21, in which he will again urge enactment of an order of protection law, which would allow courts and law enforcement to temporarily remove firearms from people for up to 180 days if a judge finds a person poses a “current and ongoing” risk of serious harm to themselves or others. This is a limited reform, but a necessary one. We should support this as well as further reforms.
He is seeking the public’s input. Let’s make sure all the comments don’t come from those who oppose sensible gun reform. Please register your opinion at: https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/specialsession_public_safety
June 2nd-3rd: SEC UCC Annual Meeting
Our Southeast Conference hopes to see YOU at Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 for the 57th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference, United Church of Christ.
Please be sure to register ASAP, as a headcount is needed for catering. There are many terrific opportunities that will be available during the gathering.
Learn more here: https://www.secucc.org/news-and-events/annual-meeting-2023/
If you can’t go to Atlanta, you can also attend the entire annual meeting online by registering HERE.
If you would like to watch only the key note address (Sat. 6/3 from 9:30-11am CDT), tickets are available at Eventbrite HERE.
Sunday, May 28th: Strengthen the Church UCC Offering
The Strengthen the Church (STC) Offering reflects the shared commitment of people across the United Church of Christ to cooperatively build up the UCC. Conferences and the national setting equally share the gifts given by members and friends through their local congregations. The funds raised support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry, and innovation in existing congregations. By your generosity to this offering, you build up the Body of Christ.
As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults. Brookmeade will collect the STC offering through Pentecost Sunday, May 28, 2023. You can send a check to the church office or donate online via Tithe.ly but please designate “STC Offering” in the memo line/drop-down menu on Tithe.ly.
Sat. May 20th: Upper Room UCC Fellowship Potluck Brunch
A gathering of all Nashville–area UCC churches for a potluck brunch at Howard Congregational Church (2802 Buchanan St.) to grow in the spirit of prayer and in fellowship with one another! Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Patricia Shropshire, Lead Chaplain at Vanderbilt University Medical Center! Rev. Patricia has deep ties to the Nashville-area UCC as she was formerly Pastor for Congregational Care at Holy Trinity Community Church, and also in the past served as a worship leader at Howard Congregational Church! Presently, Rev. Patricia serves as pastor of Mt. Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dickson County. Will be speaking on the topic: “The Importance of Prayer in Everyday Life”. SAVE THE DATE! Bring family & friends and a brunch culinary delight to share for great UCC fellowship & inspiration!
Sun. May 7th: Congregational Meeting
Brookmeade members, please plan to attend our Congregational meeting on Sunday, May 7th following the worship service. For full details on what will be discussed and voted on, please see your weekly email, the Brookmeade Beat, or contact the church office!
Sun. May 7th: COW Offering
First Sundays of the month we collect our COW (“Contribute Our Wealth”) 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