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Friday, May 31, 2013

Helping Others Prepare for Eternity

Friday- Our Love for our Enemies
Luke 6:27-36 - 27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Challenge: This is one of the most challenging of Jesus’ commands. Love your enemy. Who would you consider to be your enemy? Who hates you or mistreats you? List those that come to your mind. Focus on ways that you can show them love. Pray for them. Choose one way to show them love and write it down. Put it into practice today. How was your experience?

• Nancy Harris is moving to NHC Cool Springs today for rehab.
• Mary Hinson is having outpatient foot surgery today.

• Steve Greene continues chemotherapy and radiation.
• Cindy Quinn is recovering from back surgery at home.
• Frank Shelton was hospitalized over the weekend, but is now home.
• Judy Staggs and her mother, Freda Acuff (93), were in a car accident Monday night. Mrs. Acuff is in the trauma unit at Vanderbilt.
• Parker Thompson continues treatment in Atlanta, Georgia. His address there is:
Attn: Mary Lengel for Parker Thompson
Skyland Trail
1961 N. Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
• Norma Belew, stepmother of Mary Elkins, is now on maintenance chemo every other month.
• Cate Carter born on May 28 to Clint and Kelly (Van Hooser) Carter, who are regular visitors, is in Baptist NICU suffering from breathing complications.
• Coleman Ingram, infant (twin) grandson of Bill and Nancy Ingram, has a soft tissue mass on his leg which may require surgery if it does not decrease in size.
• Kenneth Lampley, father of Brenda Plunkett, completed treatments and will have tests run this week.
• Gary Nelms, son-in-law of Lynch and Marcia Corley, has moved to Good Samaritan Health and Rehab Center at 500 Hickory Hollow Terrace in Antioch.

Continue to lift up:
Betty Aston
Pam Bishop
Zane Burns, Sr.
Henry Hunter
Kathy Johnson
John Johnston
Bob Keith
Jim & Sara Redmon
Joe & Isabelle Ross
Kevin Sparkman
Gene Sullens


**indicates new events that have been added

Andrew Saunders (10th grade) is planning on building an outdoor playground to benefit the children of the Woodbine Family Church of Christ and Y.E.S. McIver Center this summer. This is his Boy Scout Eagle project. If you are interested in helping with this project financially or have connections with getting building supplies donated, please contact him at 339-5358 or 5077 Marc Drive, Nashville 37211.

WE NEED YOU FOR A CAMP WORKDAY – Saturday, June 1st!!!
Please either email if you can help.

June 2 - Tickets go on sale for Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage
The seminar will be hosted by our Marriage Ministry Team on Friday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tickets are $29 per person at the Marriage Ministry kiosk in the foyer.

June 2 - Hungry Tummies Collection
Envelopes will be passed around in the adult classes. Hungry Tummies helps feed at least 20 families each month. Most of these are working families who struggle to make ends meet.

June 2-7 - Senior Camp (CURRENT 7th-12th graders)

June 9 - Wedding Shower for Courtenay Roberson and Michael Glenn, 4:30 p.m., Reception Room

June 12 - Sticky Faith parenting class begins, small auditorium
The elders will present a Wednesday evening summer series on parenting based on the book Sticky Faith by Powell and Clark. The classes will meet Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the small auditorium and are open to all.

June 13 - Senior Adult Potluck, 6:00 p.m., Reception Room

June 14-17 - Jr. Impact

June 15 - BHCC Golf Scramble
Champions Run golf course. Sign-ups may be in groups of four as an individual. Signup sheets will be in the foyer beginning May 19. The deadline to sign up is June 2. Cost for the day is $55. It will be a shotgun start and will begin at 7:30am. Lunch will be provided following the scramble. Contact Jerry Kennedy (615-351-1974) or Brian Shake (615-416-5680) for more info.

June 16-19 - Vacation Bible School
Sunday, June 16: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, June 17-19: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

June 17-22 - Sr. Impact

June 28-July 5 -Wilderness Trek (open to 9th-12th graders)

June 30-July 2 - Summer Celebration at Lipscomb University
Brentwood Hills 6:00 p.m. service will be dimissed so that all may attend.

July 7-11 - Junior Camp (CURRENT 3rd-6th graders)

July 16-22 - Honduras Brigade

July 26-Aug. 3 - Baja Mission Trip

September 27-29 - BHCC Retreat at Henry Horton State Park
If you plan to camp, sites must be reserved this year. You can do that now through the Tennessee State Parks.

Monday Morning Quarterbacks, 6:30 a.m., Conference Room
Ladies' Class, 10:00 a.m., Reception Room
FriendSpeak, 6:30 p.m.

Brentwood Hills
Church of Christ
5120 Franklin Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37220
Phone: (615) 832-2541
Fax: (615) 832-2583