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!
The Strengthen the Church offering supports the expansion of ministry and growth of UCC local congregations. Your support of this offering will help the UCC fulfill on its commitment to creating a just world for all by investing in new ministries and practices that meet the emerging needs of local communities.
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 receive the STC offering on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Please look for the special envelopes in the bulletin.
A wonderful supper gathering of Nashville & Mid-TN UCC churches is planned for Saturday, May 18th @ 5:30 PM at Howard Congregational Church (2802 Buchanan St.) Howard UCC Choir will be in sacred concert! Special Guest Speaker from Birmingham: Rev. J. R. Finney, Moderator of the Southeast UCC Conference! Evening’s theme: “Taking Time Just to Be in God’s Loving Care”. Bring family, friends, and favorite casserole for great UCC fellowship & inspiration!
In this post-Easter season, we’re celebrating with poetry. Therefore, during Time with Family in worship on Sundays, We will have poetry readings! Please let us know if you would like to share a poem. It could be written by you. It could be a piece from your favorite poet. We will start this series on Sunday, May 5th. The series will continue through Sunday, August 11th. There is a sign up sheet located in the fellowship hall!
We delivered 47 pounds of food last week to Second Harvest Food Bank. This is a result of the past two months of COW (Contribute Our Wealth) Offerings the first Sunday of each month. Remember to bring non perishable food items and cash on the next COW Sunday, May 5th. The food goes to Second Harvest and the cash is split between Second Harvest and Heifer International.
RISE, Part 2, the Gathering, will be another lovely potluck and it will be combined with the congregational meeting right after church. We will be diving further into the responses from the initial RISE question packet (please contact the church office if you have not received it and would like to add to the questions relevant to Brookmeade). This will be a time of Venn Diagramming so that we can combine our perspectives into a unified vision and mission statement for Brookmeade in light of a rich and deep history that has created a vibrant and diverse environment where all are welcome. This language that we develop together will be used on Brookmeade’s website and word-of-mouth communication. This will help us usher in new pastors as we will be able to communicate who we are through this work that we are doing! Come join the work Sunday, April 28th at 11:30am after church! Bring a dish for the potluck or just come and enjoy. All are welcome.