There are sign up sheets for this year’s Room in the Inn dates on the Community Life board! This year we will be hosting RITI on these Sundays: Nov. 25th, Dec. 30th, Jan. 27th, Feb. 24th. For Nov. 25th we still need help with setup, laundry, lunches and drivers.
Thanksgiving Day Potluck
Thursday, November 22
2:00 pm at Brookmeade UCC
Our traditional Brookmeade Thanksgiving potluck meal will be on Thanksgiving Day at Brookmeade. We ask everyone to bring something to share. (It does not have to be homemade, but whatever you enjoy at a Thanksgiving Dinner.) Everyone is encouraged to attend who does not have plans elsewhere. Bring your family, neigbors and/or friends; all we need is a count – and your food contributions – to plan with.
Please contact the church office (615-352-4702) where a sign-up sheet will be started. If you have questions, please call Marylou. Volunteers to help set up or clean up would be appreciated.
Please plan to join us for a Congregational Meeting and Potluck on Sunday, October 28th. Please bring a dish to share – there is a sign up sheet on the Community Life bulletin board in the hallway. See you there!
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!
Project CURE Volunteer Group is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd, 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!
Every Advent Season, Brookmeade offers Poinsettias for sale. The poinsettias decorate our sanctuary in remembrance and tribute to past and current members during the Christmas season. Members are free to take their poinsettias home after the Christmas Eve Service. This year we are offering 6.5″ ($9.00) and 8″ ($16.00) sized Poinsettia pots in red and white. We get our poinsettias from Nature’s Best Nursery in Nolensville and they are always spectacularly beautiful! There are order forms in the front foyer. Please place your order and make your payment no later than Sunday, November 11th. For more information or to order by phone please call the church office.
Abbey Labrecque, Lead Student Pastor
Abbey Labrecque (she/they) attends Vanderbilt Divinity School, where they are a second year Master of Divinity student pursuing the Spirituality and Social Activism concentration. In academia and ministry, Abbey is called to explore and nurture the ways in which they can live into their faith, whiteness, sexuality, and gender identities in integrating and justice seeking ways. They understand that uniting all of who they are is crucial to their serious and energetic commitment to exist within and collaboratively cultivate community. When Abbey is not attempting to integrate all of themselves, they enjoy walking in the woods, watching college soccer, and communing with others in the presence of yummy food.
Diane Tugel, Supervising Pastor
Diane is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ. She is Certified as a Clinical Educator with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and she is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree and has served in the parish, hospital, and hospice settings. Diane is married with two adult children. She and her family moved to the Nashville area in January of 2017 to begin her work with the Nashville/St. Thomas CPE Partnership. Besides her family and work, Diane enjoys boating, reading, golfing, and being in the outdoors.
Project CURE Volunteer Group is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th 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!
At Brookmeade there will be a special fall fellowship potluck supper gathering of Nashville & Mid-Tenn. UCC churches @ 5:30 PM on Oct 20th to grow in closer communion with God & one another! Evening’s theme: “For a Closer Communion with God & One Another: Starting Each Day with Prayer & Meditation on God’s Word!”, featuring readings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on this subject! Our sister congregational UCC church in Nashville (Howard Congregational Church)’s choir will be in concert! They’ll start the evening off with a bang with the great African-American spiritual “Woke Up this Morning with my Mind Stayed on Jesus!” Special Guest Speaker: Rev. Marsha Brown, pastor of Phoenix Christian Church, UCC from Wildersville, TN! Yes, the Upper Room UCC Fellowship is expanding to not only include Nashville-area UCC churches, but invitation is going out to Mid-Tenn UCC churches such as Phoenix Christian Church and United Church of Cookeville! Bring family & friends and favorite casserole for an evening of great UCC fellowship & inspiration! CHILDCARE PROVIDED.
Sunday, September 30th is our next Music Sunday, a service led by members of the congregation. As always, this is an awesome opportunity to share your creative gifts of all kinds. Do you have a song, poem, or story to share? Contact the church office or Mike R. with your ideas. The theme this month is: “Building Bridges”.