Dear Music City Mission Friends,
This release is being sent to inform you that Tuesday, June 26th, will be the last day of operations to the public at the 413 Veritas location. The property is being sold by its owner, The Tennessee District Church of the Nazarene, so Music City Mission must find a new location from which to operate.
It has been our joy to serve you these past ten years here in the South Nashville area. MCM has helped to bring hope and healing to thousands of Nashville families through a variety of services, ministries, special projects, and events. With the help of our friends and supporters, MCM will continue to do so in the future.
Times of transition are also times of great opportunity. I fully expect for there to be new opportunities greater then we’ve realized even in these past ten years. Greater opportunities, greater vision, and greater effectiveness, I believe, are all in MCM’s future.
I ask you, our friends, to prayerfully consider making a one-time special donation to help Music City Mission with moving and re-location expenses. We are searching for new property and new ways to be an even greater resource and blessing to those we serve. Donations may be made online atwww.musiccitymission.org by simply clicking, “Donate”, or through the mail at Music City Mission, 4636 Lebanon Pike, #133, Hermitage, TN 37076. All donations are tax exempt and you will be issued a receipt.
Please visit our website, http://www.musiccitymission.org for information and updates as they are available. Our contact information, as well as information about up-coming events is also on our website.
MCM is not a building, but rather people who have given tirelessly and selflessly of themselves for a decade and who will continue to do so.
MCM friends are people of hope, people of healing, and most of all people of love. Thank you, MCM friends, for
your continued prayers, support, and generosity. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Healing the City One Life at a Time,
Dr. Bob Wilkerson
Music City Mission
4636 Lebanon Pike #133
Hermitage, TN 37076
April 2, 2012
It is hard to believe that Music City Mission’s Annual Ladies’ Luncheon is weeks away. This event is a special time for women coming out of domestic violence, or who are in drug and alcohol abuse programs, prostitution houses, and many other life-altering situations.
Each year we receive calls, letters and emails from numerous program directors and ladies in attendance who wish to thank MCM for restoring hope and showing love to these precious ladies.
Last year was one of our best luncheons. We welcomed over 125 women, 60 volunteers and our special guests, Greg and Nicol Sponberg along with Sabrina Shunn. They did an outstanding job of sharing their heartbreaking stories of loss, grief and abuse yet also testified to the hope found in Jesus Christ. It was a tremendous day.
We’ve been hard at work on our 2012 event for several months and are so excited to share it with the ladies. Friday, May 25, 2012, will be the date for this year’s luncheon. In order to allow more women to attend, Grace Church of the Nazarene (2620 Pennington Bend Road, Nashville, TN) will be the site for the luncheon. The luncheon will be from 11AM-2PM.
Our special guest will be Angie Smith, Women of Faith speaker and author and wife of Todd Smith, founder of the Contemporary Christian group, “Selah”. She is coming to share her incredible story. Angie is a dynamic speaker and we are excited to have her come. Dr. Beverly McManus will also be with us to emcee the event. Beverly is a Christian Counselor in Franklin, TN and has a heart for women, but more importantly, she has a heart for God.
We’ll also have special music, a delicious meal, and lots of special gifts for the ladies. We’ll also offer haircuts and massages and other surprises to make them feel special and loved.
We could not continue to have this life-changing event if it weren’t for our friends and supporters like you. Our total budget for this event is $2000. Would you prayerfully consider helping with this special event? You may send your tax deductible gift to Music City Mission, 4636 Lebanon Pike #133, Hermitage, TN 37076 or online, www.musiccitymission.org by clicking “Donate”. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt at the end of the year.
No amount is too small or too large and we believe God will use this day to bring healing and hope in the Name of Jesus to 200 hurting women.
If you would like to volunteer or know of a lady who would like to attend, please contact us at 615-788-1490 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so we can sign them up.
Again, thank you, friends, for your continued faith and trust in Music City Mission. It is our desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus in everything we do. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Director of Community Relations and Events
We have a few things we want to share with you:
February Clothing drive- MCM needs clothing for all sizes and shapes! Why not go through your closet, drawers, totes and suitcases and get rid of some of those things you’ve outgrown! We have more and more families each week needing clothing and we need your help! Also, school uniforms in kids sizes 6 and up is always a need, so as your children outgrow their uniforms, please remember MCM. Donations can be accepted every Tuesday from 9:30-2:30 or other times. Simply contact us for more details either email@example.com or 615-788-1490.
We also have an ever increasing need for hygiene products. If you travel frequently and are in hotels, think about saving the complimentary toiletries and bringing them to MCM. Or, pick up a few travel size items next time you’re out shopping. The most frequently needed items are: toothbrushes/toothpaste, deodorant, soaps/body wash, combs, chap-stick, hand lotion, and baby wipes.
MCM is now on twitter! Follow us @ musiccitymissio and stay up to date with what’s happening! Also, follow us on Facebook.
Our Annual Ladies Luncheon is Friday, May 25. We’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks, but we are very excited about this event. It will be held at Grace Church of the Nazarene. We have some great things planned for this special day and even more excited that we can include more ladies than ever! Please join us in prayer for the Lord to do a special work in each precious woman’s heart. If you’re interested in volunteering for this event or would like more information about bringing some ladies, please contact us and we’ll get you more information!
A very special thank you to our Covenant Partners for your faithful dedication to support MCM. We need more individuals, families, churches, and organizations to consider becoming a Covenant Partner with MCM. No amount is too small and all of the donations received allow us to feed the hundreds of families who walk through our doors and provide special events that are life-changing. We thank you in advance for prayerfully considering partnering on a monthly (or one-time) basis.
If you’re interested in volunteering, we would love to have you! Contact us today and we’ll set you up!
Again, we thank you, friends for your support, love and prayers for Music City Mission. We can not fulfill our mission statement without you. We covet your prayers and look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!
Director of Community Relations
Music City Mission
Our Annual Christmas Party for Kids is just around the corner! This year’s special event will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 10AM-12PM. We’re especially excited this year because we are trying a new format for this event. We are asking individuals to “adopt” a child for Christmas this year so we can ensure that each child who attends receives something he/she wants/needs. Each child will complete a registration form and list items they would like and their clothing sizes. We we will distribute them to those who wish to “adopt” and support a child.
We’re excited to have Christian Magician Terry Hedges as our special guest. He will present a first-class presentation to the children that will not only entertain but that will also share the true story of Christmas- Jesus! We’ll have special treats, interactive music and some surprises!
We are very excited about this special event! We want you to be a part of it. Please consider adopting a child or volunteering. If you can not attend the party or adopt a child, we are accepting donations online at www.musiccitymission.org by simply clicking “donate” or you may send them to: Music City Mission attn: Christmas Party 4636 Lebanon Pike #133 Hermitage, TN 37076.
If you would like to volunteer for this special event, please contact Sonya Nixon, at 615-308-9701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are willing to “adopt a child”, know of a child who needs adoptiong or wish to donate toys, please contact Donna Schlappi at email@example.com or 615-973-8724.
All other questions, concerns or donations can be directed to Jennifer Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-788-1490.
Our annual benefit concert is Friday, November 11, 2011. We will be accepting donations for the Christmas Party and have children’s names and information available. Make plans to attend this awesome night of worship at Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene and pick up a child or two to adopt! Details about the concert can be found at www.musiccitymission.org.
Please check our website and MCM Facebook page often for updates, news and events! Remember to “LIKE” us on Facebook, too. Our website also has an updated section of current needs MCM has. If you are able to donate or help MCM with any of these needs, please contact us.
Again, we thank you, our dear friends and supporters for all you do to make MCM successful. It is our desire to show Jesus to these precious children and their families in everything we do. We can do that with your help.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Your MCM Christmas Party Committee
Sonya Nixon &
Music City Mission has been “Healing the City, One Life at a Time” for 8 years and God has been faithful. He has allowed MCM to serve hundreds of families each month and offer them a cup of cold water in the Name of Jesus. We have been able to do this because of faithful friends and supporters such as you.
We would like to cordially invite you to our Second Annual Night of Hope Fund-raising Dinner on Tuesday, September 27,2011. Hor’dourves and a Silent Auction will begin at 6:30 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.
We have a great evening of special music with Billy Montana as well as Jeff and Sue Duffield. We’ll also share some special highlights and testimonies from this past year of ministry at Music City Mission. We are excited about all that will take place on this special evening and don’t want you to miss it.
In 2010, The Night of Hope raised just slightly under $5000. We give God praise! With these funds we were able to serve a Thanksgiving meal to many families. We also hosted our annual Christmas Party for Kids where we shared the Gospel with hundreds of children and families from several continents who had never before heard of Jesus.
We have three specific goals we need to raise money for this year: Our food pantry, Christmas Party for Kids and the Annual Ladies Luncheon. With your help, we believe we can raise $10,000 towards these three special projects and events.
There is no ticket required for this special night, but we do need an RSVP to Jennifer Wilkerson at email@example.com or 615-788-1490, no later than September 20th. If you can not attend the dinner but would like to make a donation, you may do so online at www.musiccitymission.org by simply clicking “Donate.” We can also accept donations through the mail.
Again, we thank you for all your love and support in the past and we look forward to the future with great anticipation. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 27.
In His Service,
Music City Mission
Happy July! We hope each one of you are enjoying your Summer and experiencing the blessings of the Lord. MCM has been in full swing and busier than ever.
At the end of May, we hosted our annual Ladies Luncheon. Jack Myers, Director of Special Events did an outstanding job coordinating this special day. We had over 120 ladies from numerous life-altering situations attend and they were ministered to and treated to a special day. Our special guests were Greg and Nicol Sponberg. Nicol was formerly of the Contemporary Christian Group, Selah and she and her husband Greg have a powerful ministry. They brought along some special friends who also ministered to the ladies that day. The ladies were treated to massages from Anthem Career College, a delicious meal, beautiful dinner music and special gifts. Our special thanks to the many volunteers who came and supported this special event. It is truly a team effort and we give thanks for each of you and your time and labor of love.
A special thank you to all of those who participated in our Thrift Smart Drive. It was a huge success. We’re already planning one for the late fall so be on the look out for information about that!
We’ve been blessed to have teams of volunteers come in and serve. Whether individually or as a group, we appreciate your hard work and service. If you’re interested in volunteering or plugging in, please contact us via our website.
It’s hard to believe that we’re already beginning our “Back to School Drive.” School supplies are out at the stores and the kids will be back in school before we know it. We have many parents who come to MCM who need backpacks,school uniforms and school supplies for their children. When you’re out shopping for your kids, why not fill a back pack with a few basic school supplies and drop it off at MCM. Maybe your kids have out grown last years school uniforms and you’d like to donate them? Or, fill a bag with crayons, pencils, notebooks, scissors, glue, and pens? If you’d rather, you may go to our website, www.musiccitymission.org and click the “Donate” button, you can specify your gift to go towards the “Back to School Drive” and we’ll take care of the rest! Remember, all gifts are tax deductible and your will receive a receipt.
Looking ahead, we have some special things coming up:
Saturday, September 10, 1st Annual Fall Showcase from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Come and explore MCM and learn about what we do and how to get involved, hear some great music, have some great food, shop and get some free stuff! If you’re interested in purchasing a booth space or for more information, please contact Aurora Ramey firstname.lastname@example.org. 615-293-0171. We’re looking for more Vendors in numerous areas. (Health and Fitness, Hair and Beauty, Local Businesses, etc..) Admission will be a can of food and $5. Come and do some early Christmas shopping and let’s enjoy a fun time!
Tuesday, September 27- 2nd Annual Night of Hope Fundraiser Dinner. Silent Auction and Appetizers will begin at 6:30 with Dinner at 7:00 PM followed by special music, entertainment and some inspirational and exciting testimonies. You will not want to miss this special evening as we reflect on the past year and look to the present and celebrate what God is doing at MCM. To reserve your spot, please contact Jennifer Wilkerson email@example.com or 615-788-1490. Please make plans to come and enjoy a special evening together and learn more about MCM.
Friday, November 11, 2011. 6th Annual Benefit Concert. This years concert will feature McMillan and Life, Bob and Jennifer Wilkerson and The Dixie Melody Boys. GoodlettsvilleChurch of the Nazarene has graciously offered to host this special evening and we are excited that they’ve opened their doors to us. Admission is $5 and a can of food and a love offering will be received. Tell your friends and family and come for a great night of worship and praise!
We want to again thank our Covenant Partners for your support. If you are interested in becoming a Covenant Partner, it’s not too late! Please contact us or go to our website, and you may donate online.
We’re excited about what God is doing at Music City Mission. This ministry is alive and well and we are more excited than ever to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the Nashvillearea.
Thank you, our friends, for your support and prayer for this ministry. We love you and value you and look forward to seeing you soon! Remember, to go to our MCM Facebook and “like” Music City Mission!
Blessings to you!
Director of Community Relations
Music City Mission
413 Veritas Street
Nashville, TN 37211