Sat. July 1st: Project CURE Volunteer Group

Our next trip to Project CURE is scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, 9 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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Sun. July 2nd: “Contribute Our Wealth” Offering

The 1st Sunday of each month is COW Sunday. We ask everyone bring in non-perishable food items. We will bring the groceries to Second Harvest Food Bank. We also take up a monetary collection which is split between Second Harvest Food Bank and Heifer International. Brookmeade doing a small part to alleviate hunger!

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Brookmeade Seeks Supervisor Pastor

Brookmeade Congregational Church UCC in Nashville is seeking a 10-hr/wk pastor whose responsibilities will include supervising two Vanderbilt Divinity School students: a 20-hr/wk Student Pastor and a 10-hr/wk Field Placement Intern. Other responsibilities within this shared innovative ministerial model include pastoral care, monthly preaching, visioning, coordination, and work with Brookmeade’s Council and its ministry teams. Qualifications: M.Div. degree, ministerial standing or privilege of call in UCC preferred, pastoral ministry experience, experience in supervising/mentoring ministerial students. Brookmeade UCC is a small, caring, Open and Affirming, progressive congregation uniting personal faith and social responsibility. By June 15, send cover letter and resumé to the church office.

Please share this announcement with anyone you know who might be interested in serving our congregation in this way. Is that person you?

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Sat. June 17th: New Friends Gathering

If you would like to know more about Brookmeade . . .

If you are curious about what it means to be United Church of Christ . . .

If you are interested in church membership at Brookmeade . . .

If you’ve been a member for awhile and would like to meet some new friends . . .

. . . You are invited an informal gathering and informational meeting on Saturday, June 17th from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at Brookmeade. Please RSVP to the church office (brookmeade@comcast.net). ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Fri. June 16th: Nashville Sounds Baseball Game

“Baseball Anyone?”

Several members are planning to go see the Sounds play on June 16th. The game begins at 7:05. We plan to meet outside the park at a gate (to be decided) at 6:00 and get cheap tickets in the same section. Food and beverages are available for all tastes inside the park. Come join us. Bring your glove and we’ll have some fun! Did I mention that there are fireworks after the game? The kids will love it. Either signup at church or call the Church office so we’ll be able to give you the gate number and any other details.

-Community Life Team

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Sun. June 11th: Brookmeade Greeters Meeting

“Widening the Welcome”

The Worship & Gathering Team invites you to a special meeting…

Did you know that people decide in the first 4-8 minutes if a church feels safe enough to come back? Our Sunday morning greeters are present and ready to help new friends experience Brookmeade as a safe and welcoming congregation. After church at 11:45 am on Sunday June 11th, we will meet to make plans to widen our welcome. This is for current greeters and anyone who would like be part of Brookmeade’s ministry of extravagant welcome.

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Sun. June 11th: Find out more about “Raise the Roof”

The Mission and Outreach Team invites you to come to Learn & Grow on Sunday, June 11th, at 9:15 a.m.  On that day, a representative from Raise the Roof Academy will be here to share about their ministry to the people of Uganda.  Raise the Roof Academy is based in Nashville, but it operates a school in Uganda.  Raise the Roof Academy is educating the children of Uganda seeking to cultivate a culture of learning and offering God’s love through empowerment opportunities.  The Mission and Outreach Team has voted to sponsor a child for a year.  Come and learn about this ministry that you are supporting.

 

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Sun. June 4th: “Contribute Our Wealth” Offering

The 1st Sunday of each month is COW Sunday. We ask everyone bring in non-perishable food items. We will bring the groceries to Second Harvest Food Bank. We also take up a monetary collection which is split between Second Harvest Food Bank and Heifer International. Brookmeade doing a small part to alleviate hunger!

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Sat. June 3rd: Project CURE Volunteer Group

Our next trip to Project CURE is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd, 9 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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Photography Exhibit: Japan 1945

In September 1945, Joe O’Donnell was a 23 year old Marine Crops photographer in Japan, then under American occupation. His orders were to document the aftermath of U.S. bombing raids in Japanese cities, including not only Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but also cities such as Sasebo, one of more than 60 Japanese cities firebombed before the atomic blasts. “The people I met,” he recalled, “the suffering I witnessed, and the scenes of incredible devastation taken by my camera caused me to question every belief I had previously held about my so-called enemies.” In addition to the official photographs he turned over to his superiors, O’Donnell recorded some 300 images for himself, but following his discharge from the marines he could not bear to look at them. He put the negatives in a trunk that remained unopened until 1989, when he finally felt compelled to confront once more what he had seen through his lens during his 7 months in post-war Japan. Joe’s photographs were exhibited in Europe and Japan during the 1990’s and first published in book form in 1995. We hope this exhibit will help you understand and spread Joe’s message for peace. The Book Japan 1945 which features these photographs and more is available for purchase.

“Peace is the future. Without peace there will be no future.” – Joe O’Donnell

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