Sunday, July 10th: Brookmeade Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, July 10th @ 11:30 AMBrookmeade Anniversary Celebration

Following worship services, we will celebrate Brookmeade’s 69th anniversary as a reformulated church under our current name!  Like last year, we’ll gather covid-safe outside under a big tent with fabulous food, music & fellowship!  Rain or shine event!  Food provided by the Brookmeade Fellowship Team largely via catering this year, but the congregation is invited to bring additional potluck delights as able.  Holy Trinity UCC will be our honored guests for the day to further our continuing efforts at collaboration & greater fellowship with them.  This is also a good time to reach out and invite neighbors & friends to better know Brookmeade Congregational Church!

Sat. July 2nd: Project CURE Volunteer Group

Our next trip to the Project CURE Warehouse (2300 Clifton Ave.) is scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd, 9:30 am – 12 pm. We will be sorting medical supplies. Newcomers are very welcome but please wear a mask! For planning reasons and to make sure we are COVID safe we need a head count for our group prior to volunteering.  Please RSVP to Cindy D. ASAP (or the church office) if you plan to attend. Thanks and see you there!

June 25th & 26th: Nashville Pride Festival

Brookmeade is excited to once again have a booth at the Nashville Pride Festival on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday, June 26th (at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park)! Please save the date and be sure to stop by and say hello! We look forward to this event every year. We always have a great time meeting new people and sharing love and good will with the Nashville community!

The Nashville Pride Parade will kick off at 10 am on Saturday 6/25, starting at 8th and Broadway and then the fun continues all weekend with Musical Acts featuring over 250 acts performed on three stages, Family/Kid Zone, Youth Area, Community Art Installation project, Vendor Market and more! For full details about the Nashville Pride Festival please visit their website: https://www.nashvillepride.org/

Brookmeaders who are interested in helping run our booth for a few hours can contact the church office to volunteer!

Sat. June 4th: Project CURE Volunteer Group

Our next trip to the Project CURE Warehouse (2300 Clifton Ave.) is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 9:30 am – 12 pm. We will be sorting medical supplies. Newcomers are very welcome but please wear a mask! For planning reasons and to make sure we are COVID safe we need a head count for our group prior to volunteering.  Please RSVP to Cindy D. ASAP (or the church office) if you plan to attend. Thanks and see you there!

Sun. June 5th: STC 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 be collecting for the STC Offering now through June 5th. You can contribute by sending a check with “STC Offering” in the memo line, or by choosing “STC Offering” in the drop-down menu when you give online with Tithely. 

Sunday, May 1st: Nature Sunday

Come join us for a special “Nature Sunday” outdoor service at Edwin Warner Park on Sunday, May 1st! We will meet at 10:30 am at Shelter #6. There will be no service at the Brookmeade building that day, but the shelter at Warner Park is accessible and covered. Please bring camp chairs if you are able, extra clothing layers, hats and sunscreen to prepare for any type of weather. We will have a potluck picnic following the service. There is no electricity for keeping food warm at the shelter so please bring insulated bags or food that can be served cold or at room temperature. After the potluck, our Education Team will lead a Nature Walk (weather permitting). We look forward to enjoying time in Nature together and celebrating God’s creation at the beautiful Edwin Warner park! 

Address for Edwin Warner Park: 50 Vaughn Road, Nashville, TN 37221

Map to Shelter #6:

Sunday, April 24th & May 8th: Brookmeade/HTCC Congregation Swap

Brookmeade and Holy Trinity Community Church have a long history together. In light of this history and in the spirit of exploring future possibilities, we will be looking for chances for our congregations to get to know one another better. The first of these will be a congregation swap in which we invite all Brookmeaders to go worship with Holy Trinity on Sunday April 24th, and Holy Trinity will come worship with us on Sunday May 8th. We sincerely hope that all who are able will attend service at HTCC at 10am (yes, that’s half an hour earlier!) on April 24th. HTCC is located at 6727 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209. 

Restorative Yoga Class: Wednesdays at Brookmeade

Restorative Yoga Class at Brookmeade UCC

Starting April 20th we will have a new yoga class at Brookmeade! Singer-Songwriter and Yoga Teacher Extraorginaire Ali Sperry will be leading the class for us. The cost is $15.00 per class, and you will find that Ali is a wonderful and fun teacher! Here is a link to her website: https://www.alisperryyoga.com/

The class is Easy Yoga & Restorative Yoga. All positions can be adapted for newcomers and for those of us who are old in body but young in heart! All are welcome!

The schedule will be as follows:
Wednesday, April 13, 4:00 pm: Class with Zoom with Ali Sperry (pre-recorded)
Wednesday, April 20, 4:00 pm: Live Class on Zoom with Ali Sperry
Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 pm: Live Class on Zoom with Ali Sperry
Wednesday, May 11, 4:00 pm: Live Class on Zoom with Ali Sperry

If you cannot attend in person, please consider joining the class remotely via Zoom. Please let us know if you need to have a Zoom link sent to you. We will need your email address to do so. 

For Payment: You may bring cash or check to each class (or for a month at a time). If you need a scholarship or help with the price of the class, please let us know. Ali takes Venmo, as well as checks. Information as to her contact information will follow to the class members (those who have signed up.) 

For additional information contact Adora R. or the church office (615-352-4702, brookmeade@comcast.net).

Saturday, April 9th: Gardening/Grounds Sprucing Day

Please mark your calendar! Spring is here, and Easter Sunday (April 17) is right around the corner!  Everyone is invited to join Brookmeade’s volunteer team to spruce up the church grounds prior to our outdoor Easter celebration. We’ll meet at 9:00am until noon on Saturday, April 9th, and refreshments will be provided (rain date: Saturday, April 16). For further information, contact Jon W. or the church office. Thanks!