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December News

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Dear Friends,

We are in full swing at Music City Mission and gearing up for biggest event of the year- Our annual Christmas Party for Kids which will be held Saturday, December 18th from 10-12 and 2-4 PM. Our special guests for this years party, besides Santa, will be the Hampel Family Circus (www.hampelsmagic.com) They are an extremely talented family from Belleville, IL and the kids and adults will love them. Contact Jack Myers at 310-8463 if you are interested in volunteering for this event. We need many volunteers to make this awesome day happen. We also are officially collecting toys for ages 0-18. If you would like to help with this party, you may make an online donation by clicking the “donate” button on our homepage. We thank you for your support and prayers- many children and parents will be hearing the Gospel for the first time at the party and we hope and pray that they receive the message and take it to heart.

Saturday, December 4th, David Lipscomb University is featuring MCM at their men’s basketball game at 7:00 PM. We are asking ALL of our friends to come out and bring their friends and help us fill our section. Best of all, it’s FREE!!!! MCM will be featured several times throughout the evening and a love offering will also be received. Make plans and come join us for a night of fun and basketball! Contact us if you’d like to come and how many are in your group. We’ll hook you up!

We thank all of our volunteers who helped with our Thanksgiving Dinner last week. It was probably our largest Thanksgiving Meal ever! Jack Myers headed up an awesome team and did an outstanding job, as always coordinating this special day. We thank the Concord Community Church of the Nazarene for bringing many volunteers and  their children’s choir to sing for the guests. It was a wonderful day! We couldn’t have done it without our numerous volunteers and contributors.

It’s so hard to believe we are winding down 2010. Our staff will enjoy their Christmas Break from December 20-January 6. But, we are already planning and looking ahead to 2011 and have some awesome things planned, so stay tuned!

MCM is also pleased to be an official “Donor Choice” agency for the United Way. So, if your employer does a giving campaign through United Way you can specify your dollars to go to Music City Mission. We hope you will consider MCM when you fill out your giving pledge card this year! Our code is 4057. You can contact Jennifer Wilkerson if you have any questions.

MCM has set a goal to have 150 Covenant Partners for 2011. We are off to a pretty good start. Would you prayerfully consider becoming a Covenant Partner with us? You can go to our homepage and sign up to do it thru pay pal automatically or by mail. We will send you a receipt and newsletter each month. We’d love to have 150 friends give $10, $15 or$20  a month. MCM receives no government funding, we operate by the generous donations of our friends and supporters. Please pray and consider becoming a Covenant Partner with MCM in 2011.

We once again thank all of our friends and supporters who have continually prayed, volunteered and supported us. We could not do it without you.  We hope and pray you will enjoy this Christmas season and remember the greatest gift of all: Jesus! It’s all because of Him that we endeavor to “Heal the City, One life at a time!”

 

Merry Christmas!

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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November 29, 2010 at 6:17 am

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November Updates

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It is hard to believe we are just three weeks away from Thanksgiving.  MCM has had a very busy fall with a lot happening. Our Night of Hope was a major success and we give God praise for that! Sue Duffield (www.sueduffield.come) and her husband Jeff (www.jeffduffield.com) were AMAZING! The food was delicious and the testimonies shared were powerful. We thank God for a wonderful evening. Our director of fundraising, Bert Prentice is hard at work and we appreciate all of his efforts on behalf of MCM.

Our Fall Fest provided a fun and safe environment for over 100 children and adults. MCM had inflatables, games, food and a host of crafts for the kids and everyone loved it!

We are now gearing up for our benefit concert this coming Friday night, November 12th at Grace Church of the Nazarene, (2620 Pennington Bend Road. Nashville, TN 37214.) The concert begins at 7:00 PM and doors open at 6:00 PM. This year’s line up of artists is outstanding! Mike Allen,who you have seen featured on the Gaither Homecoming Videos and concerts, McMillan and Life, (www.mcmillanandlife.com) a fresh, energetic trio comprised of husband and wife Jimmy and Liz McMillan and new comer Devin Brumfield, and award winning family group, The Freemans, (www.the-freemans.com). You will be blessed, encouraged and uplifted during this wonderful night of gospel music. Admission is $5 and a can of food. A generous love offering will also be received. PLEASE come support MCM and bring a friend, too!

Our annual Thanksgiving Meal is just around the corner. Thursday, November 25 MCM will fill with hundreds of families who will enjoy a special meal and time of thanksgiving together. Contact Jack Myers, jackmcmd@aol.com or 310-8463  if you would like to donate or volunteer for this event.

Our annual Christmas Party for Kids is also around the corner- Saturday, December 18th MCM will host a few hundred children for a very special day. The children will sing songs, hear the Christmas Story, receive special treats, get their picture with Santa and, receive presents! Our special guests this year is the Hampel Family Circus, (www.hampelsmagic.com) an extremely talented, funny and entertaining family from Illinois. They will no doubt entertain and minister to the children and their families. If you would like to volunteer or donate toys, please contact us as soon as possible. We’d love to have you take part in this awesome day!

We received some good news this week: MCM has been approved as a Donor Choice agency for the United Way! SO, if your employer has a giving campaign, you may choose to donate any portion you so desire from your paycheck, pre-tax to MCM! YAY! Our code is 4057. That is all you need when you fill out your Giving Matters Campaign info. We do hope you will consider MCM as your donor choice agency.

We once again thank all of our friends for your support and love shown to MCM. This is our busiest time of year and we are loving it and thankful God has allowed us to serve Him through “Healing the City, One Life at a Time.”

Blessings,

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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November 10, 2010 at 2:53 am

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Coming Events…

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Dear Friends,

Fall 2010 is here! This time of year seems to be the busiest and craziest for MCM and we are ready, excited and energized about all of the things coming up. First, we want to thank the Tennessee District Church of the Nazarene NMI/NYI for bringing a great team to MCM on Saturday, September 11th. The team did a lot of much needed work for us and we sincerely appreciate the hard efforts of Pastor Jimmy Wright for coordinating the event!

We’d also like to thank our friends at Concord Community Church of the Nazarene in Brentwood, TN. Pastor Tom Todd brought a wonderful, energetic group over to work on Sunday, September 26th. They painted, cleaned and did an amazing job. We look forward to working with this group monthly!

If you or a small group, Sunday School class, club or organization would like to get involved or come for a work day, PLEASE contact us. We have projects that ANYONE and everyone can do!

We’d like to share some very special coming events with you and hope you’ll mark your calendars and plan to come and support MCM.

Tuesday, October 12th- Quizno’s night for MCM. Come and enjoy a reasonably priced delicious dinner at Quizno’s, 4209 Nolensville Rd, Nashville, TN 37211 between 4PM-9PM and MCM will receive a portion of the profit.

Tuesday, October 19th- A Night of Hope for Music City Mission. This special evening will feature a delicious catered dinner, silent auction, music, comedy and hope and inspiration. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased on our home page by clicking “donate” or by calling 615-788-1490. We would LOVE for you to join us and support this very special evening. Singer/Speaker/Comedienne Sue Duffield and her amazing pianist husband Jeff will be our special guests. We’ll also hear some life-changing testimonies from several friends of MCM. You don’t want to miss this! Appetizers and Silent Auction begin at 6:00 PM and Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. We hope to see YOU there!

Sunday, October 31- Faith Family Fest. A fun, exciting day for the whole family! We’ll have music by Award Winning Recording Artist and Song Writer Kim McClean and Devon O’Day, inflatables, games, special prizes, free food and lots of candy! Kids can dress up in appropriate costumes if they so choose and we’ll have a fun, fabulous time together. We’ll kick things off at 2:00 PM and have a special family friendly wrestling show at 4:00 PM and wrap up by 6:00 PM (since it is a school night!) Everyone is invited!

Friday, November 12th-4th Annual Benefit Concert at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 2620 Pennington Bend Rd, Nashville, TN 37217-featuring: The Freemans (www.the-freemans.com), McMillan and Life (www.mcmillanandlife.com) and Gaither Homecoming Soloist Mike Allen (www.mikeallenonline.com) You will NOT want to miss this exciting evening as these artists share some powerful, life-changing music. Come ready to worship and celebrate! $5 admission and a can of food and a love offering will also be received.

Thursday, November 25- MCM Annual Thanksgiving Meal. Special Events Director Jack Myers will have more detailed information to share in the coming weeks. The meal is open to anyone and everyone and will be served from 11:00 AM-1:oo PM.

Saturday, December 18th- MCM Annual Christmas Party for Kids! Reservations for the parties will begin on Thanksgiving day and will be open until we all spots are filled. We’ll have an 10AM party and a 2PM party. More exciting info will be available soon! MCM will be needing toys for kids ages 0-18 and will begin collecting in November.

As you can see we have a busy fall ahead of us! Please feel free to contact us to get involved or if you would like to donate clothing, food, toys or any financial gifts. We are so thankful for our friends and supporters who continually enable us to fulfill our purpose, “Healing the City, One Life at a Time.”

God Bless You!

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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October 5, 2010 at 5:08 am

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“A Night of Hope” Tuesday, Oct 19th, 2010

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Music City Mission is pleased to announce our first “Night of Hope” on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Appetizers and silent auction begin at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 6:30. Inspirational music, speaking and testimonies will be shared. The multi-talented Sue Duffield (www.sueduffield.com) will be our special guest. This award-winning artist will have you laughing , crying and having a good time. You won’t want to miss her or her husband Jeff as they share their wonderful talents with MCM.  A Silent Auction with some exciting items will also be featured throughout the evening. Tickets are $50 per person. This evening promises to be full of laughs, hope, healing, and inspiration for all. To purchase tickets, please go to our website, http://www.musiccitymission.org and click on the pay-pal button, or you may send a check and number of tickets you need to:

Music City Mission

attn: Night of Hope

413 Veritas St.

Nashville, TN 37211

We hope you will plan to attend and be in prayer for this special evening. If you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible.

Blessings,

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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August 31, 2010 at 2:36 am

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August 29th concert….

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MCM and Radnor Church of the Nazarene would like to invite you to a very special evening of Gospel Music on Sunday evening, August 29th @ 6:00 PM. This great evening of worship and praise will feature McMillan and Life and The Shireys.  A love offering will be taken.  A dinner will follow the concert. We want everyone to come out and worship with us as we celebrate the goodness of God!

We love you!

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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August 19, 2010 at 10:26 pm

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August 2010 and Summer Highlights

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Dear Friends,

It seems unreal that we are already in August! 2010 has flown by! School will be starting and Music City Mission is in full swing and working hard. We have lots to catch you up on!

Our BRAND new website, as I am sure you have seen, http://www.musiccitymission.org is up and in full swing. We have ‘lots of new features and have also added an online donation link that is very secure. So, if you would like to make a donation to MCM and don’t want to hassle with sending a check you can do it easily and safely from our site. Anita Rundell at Complete Faith Web Design did an amazing job designing the site and we’re excited about working with her. Also, check out our newest addition to our MCM staff, Mr. Bert Prentice. We are excited to welcome him aboard and are already enjoying the knowledge and expertise he brings to MCM.

We had an awesome Vacation Bible School in conjunction with Radnor Church of the Nazarene. 17 boys and girls gave their hearts to the Lord during Friday night’s message. That’s what it’s all about! Everyone had a wonderful time and it was a blast to minister to the precious kids of our community that week. Plans are underway for our 2011 VBS as we speak.

MCM is hosting a “Back to School Drive” and is collecting school supplies and backpacks. We receive numerous requests from parents weekly and we want to be able to assist in this great need. If you would like to donate items, you may do so by dropping them off at MCM or you may make a donation online or send a check to MCM.

Our next Trivia Night and Silent Auction is Tuesday, September 21 @ 6:35 PM. We’ll enjoy 5 rounds of fun trivia, yummy concessions and some AWESOME silent auction items. I promise you’ll want to be there. The cost is $5 per person or $35 for a team/table of 8. All proceeds from the evening will go to MCM to help with some much needed building maintenance and towards our food pantry.

More formal information will be coming soon, but, Tuesday, September 14th will be MCM’s first “Night of Hope.” This special evening will feature some inspiration and music as well as a silent auction and a formal sit-down dinner. Tickets are $50 per person. Bert Prentice, Director of Fundraising will have more information in the coming weeks. We hope that many of our friends can make it out for this very special evening as we celebrate what God has done and look to the future.

Music City Mission could not do what we do without the help and support of many of our friends. We thank YOU for supporting and praying for us. We believe the best days are ahead and are looking ahead with excitement as to what God will do. If you need more information on any of our events or volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact me. We always love smiling, happy faces! Again, please continue to pray for us as we seek to daily to do God’s will and to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We come in contact with SO many people who desperately need Jesus. It is an honor and a privilege to serve Him!

God Bless You!

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

Music City Mission

musiccity.mission@yahoo.com

615-788-1490-cell

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August 5, 2010 at 3:20 am

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Under Construction…..

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Please be patient with us as our website is under construction. You’ll love the new and improved site. It’s coming VERY soon, so keep watching for it.

God Bless You!

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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July 3, 2010 at 6:42 am

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New Website Coming Soon!

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We are so excited to announce that our new and MUCH needed improved website will launch soon, so keep watching. In the meantime, keep up with MCM on Facebook by joining our Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/musiccitymission. or you can contact us at musiccity.mission@yahoo.com

We promise you’ll LOVE the new site!

God Bless You!

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July 3, 2010 at 6:39 am

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Spring Updates

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Music City Mission wants to thank all of those that came to our First Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction that was held Tuesday, February 23, 2010. We had a great time and raised a good amount of funds. Since so many have asked and expressed interest, we are having another fun night of Trivia and a great Silent Auction (we have some awesome items to auction off!) Not to mention, the concessions will be outstanding and oh, so tasty! You will not want to miss this awesome, fun, evening. Cost is only $5 to play or you can form your own team of 4 for $15. PLEASE mark your calendars and plan to join us for this fun and exciting evening. MCM really needs your support! ALL proceeds from this evening benefit MCM’s food program, Ladies Luncheon and other events and ministries. For more information or to rsvp yourself or your team, please call Jennifer Wilkerson at 615-788-1490 or musiccity.mission@yahoo.com. We hope to see YOU there!

On Saturday, April 3rd, MCM is pleased to once again host an Easter Celebration for kids ages 0-12. We will have an Easter Egg hunt, snacks and fun games and prizes. Gospel Magician Terry Hedges will be at MCM to share the Easter Story and entertain the children as well. Tell your friends and neighbors now to come and experience this fun and meaningful time together. Again, contact Jennifer Wilkerson for questions or more information.

Programs and Events Director Jack Myers is working very hard on this years Ladies Luncheon which will be held Thursday, May 20th. Our speaker/singer this year is Christian Recording Artist Tammy Trent. We are so excited about this special day and anticipating the Lord to use Tammy in a mighty way to minister to these precious women. Check out www.tammytrent.com to learn more about Tammy’s awesome testimony and story. She will definetly be a hit among the ladies and her heartfelt testimony will impact all in attendance. If you would like to help us financially with this event, or for more information, please contact Jack Myers at 615-310-8463 or jackmcmd@aol.com. We desperately need your support to be able to furnish this special day. Please join us in prayer as well!

If  you are interested in volunteering at MCM, please contact us. We always have something for everyone to do! We also welcome your food and clothing donations at any time.

We appreciate our friends who continually help us endeavor to…”Heal the City, One Life at a Time.”

Bob Wilkerson, CEO/Director

Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Community Relations

Jack Myers, Director of Programs and Events

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March 16, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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MCM Updates and First Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction

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Hello Friends-

How quickly time flies when you are having fun. I just realized we are extremely behind in keeping this site updated with information and news. I do apologize. There is much to update about MCM, so without further delay…

Our Annual Thanksgiving dinner for 2009 was a huge success. We had around 200 families in attendance and a great group of volunteers!  Everyone left full and happy and most of all, thankful! Jack Myers, our Programs and Events Director did an awesome job planning and directing this event!

The Christmas Party for Kids proved to once again be one of our favorite events of the year! We saw over 300 children packed into Music City Mission. They were treated to snacks, songs, a story, Children’s Pastor from Columbia, TN, Tonya Marks shared the Gospel and the TRUE meaning of Christmas with the kids and it was amazing! Of course, Santa came and brought over 1200 toys. We could NOT do this event without the many volunteers from Comdata, Nissan, Concord Community Church of the Nazarene, Grace Church of the Nazarene, Radnor Church of the Nazarene and numerous others. We once again, thank Jack Myers for his hard work planning this event, it truly takes a village to make it happen!

In January, MCM was privileged to partner with Feed the Children and Feed America First and handed out 2000 food, personal care and Avon boxes to several hundred Nashville/Davidson County Families. This was an exciting day as we saw many, many smiling faces and heard stories of what a blessing it was to receive these boxes meant. Pastor Bob Wilkerson, MCM CEO/Director and Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Community Relations as well as Jack Myers, Programs and Events Director were on hand to assist and greet the families and had a wonderful time!

We are excited to announce our first annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @ 7:00 pm at MCM.  Come and enjoy a couple games of trivia and also bid on our silent auction items. We have items up for auction from numerous local and national corporations, such as Dollywood, Nashville Predators, O’Charley’s and MORE!  I promise you’ll enjoy what we are auctioning off!!!! There are some surprises as well! $10 gets you a spot on a team, or you can form your own team of 4 for $25! ALL proceeds go to Music City Mission. The funds will help us with our Annual Ladies Luncheon which is held in May as well as our Food Program. There will also be  concessions available! PLEASE mark your calendars and plan to come out and support us! To reserve a spot or for more questions or info, contact Jennifer Wilkerson at 788-1490 or musiccity.mission@yahoo.com. We hope to see YOU there!

Be watching for news about our 2010 Ladies Luncheon, held Thursday, May 20th. Our speaker for this year is an amazing woman with an awesome testimony. Her story AND her music will be life-changing. Please join us in prayer as we beging preparing for this special day.

If you are interested in Volunteering or getting involved in MCM, please contact us at musiccity.mission@yahoo.com. We’d love to have you be a part of what God is doing! Also, if you have a Facebook, please join our MCM page and stay current of news and events!

We thank you for your support and prayers for Music City Mission as we continue “Healing the City, One Life at a Time.”

God Bless You!

Bob Wilkerson, CEO/Director

Jennifer Wilkerson, Director of Community Relations

Jack Myers, Director of Programs and Events

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February 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm

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