Spring Updates

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Dear Friends,

Music City Mission is entering into a busy time of year, yet much excitement is in the air too!

We have been blessed to have some wonderful groups of people come to MCM the past few weeks to volunteer and serve.  A very special thank you to Western Hills Church of Christ and their youth group who came and worked very hard on numerous projects. Also to Grace Church of the Nazarene children and all of the adults who worked so efficiently sorting rice and beans for food boxes. Concord Community Church of the Nazarene has had two groups of adults come and work tirelessly on many projects as well. We thank you all so very much for your service to MCM.

Jack Myers, Director of Special Events is geared up for our annual Ladies Luncheon which will be held May 26th, 2011. We are very excited this year to have Greg and Nicol Smith Sponberg as our special guests. Fans of  Christian Recording Artists’ “Selah” may remember Nicol as being a member of the trio and she now is a soloist and travels with her husband Greg sharing their story together.  This is one of most special events that we have at MCM and it is truly a life changing day for so many hurting women. If you are interested in volunteering or you know of a lady who needs to attend this awesome event, please contact Jack Myers at 310-8463 or jackmcmd@aol.com. We also welcome donations to help us offset the cost of the luncheon. You may donate through mail or at our site homepage just click the “donate” button. Most of all, please pray with us for this special day that women’s lives will be changed.

We have partnered with ThriftSmart and are currently having a Clothing and Household Items Drive. Between now and May 31, we are accepting donations of clothing (all sizes) and household items (cooking ware, dishes, small appliances, etc…) We have special bags available at MCM that the items can be put into. Contact us and we can get you a bag or two of three to fill and return to us. Why not get a few bags and pass them out to your friends and family to fill? This is a great way to help MCM and many, many families who are in need.

We also want to give a special thank you to our Covenant Partners who so faithfully support MCM each month. It is not too late to become a Covenant Partner. In fact, I encourage you to pray and consider partnering with MCM and make a difference in the lives of many of Nashville’s families.

It’s 6 months away, but why not mark your calendars now and start telling your friends about our 5th Annual Benefit Concert on Friday, November 11, 2011 and will be held at Goodlettsville Church of the Nazarene. This awesome night will feature Bob and Jennifer Wilkerson, McMillan and Life and The Dixie Melody Boys. We are super excited about this special night. More information will be forthcoming but make plans now to join us!

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rj Pimentel at 559-362-5750. He’d love to talk with you and get you plugged in.

If you have any questions, concerns or if we can be of assistance, please contact us. We are here to serve and want to continue “Healing the City, One Life at a Time.” Thank you, our friends, for helping us accomplish this.

Blessings,

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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May 3, 2011 at 4:21 pm

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February News and Events

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Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe we are in the middle of February already. We are off to a running start at MCM and are so excited about what God is doing.

Recently, I went on tour with a gospel group and filled in for one of their singers. We sang in Texas on New Years Eve. I was behind our CD table and a gentleman came to me and told me that he had been homeless in Nashville about 5 years ago and had come to Music City Mission and received help. I was stunned. I was in a small town in Texas and someones life had been touched by what we do here in Nashville? I talked with him a little more and he thanked me for our ministry and said he is now married, living in Texas and has a great job. With tears in my eyes, I thanked the Lord that I have the privilege to share Him with so many hurting people.

We began our Covenant Partner Campaign in January and are already receiving new partners daily. We thank those of you who have responded. If you would like information about becoming a Covenant Partner, please contact us and we’ll get information to you. We hope you will prayerfully consider partnering with Music City Mission for the next 12 months and help us continue to reach many, many lives with hope, healing and the love of Jesus.

Music City Mission is in the process of making an “Ad book” as a fundraising tool. If you are a business owner or know someone who is and you would be interested in purchasing a layout in our book, please contact us and we’ll discuss this with you. The books will be given at our MCM concerts, Night of Hope and other events. Hundreds of families will be receiving them and this is a great way to show off your business or just to simply send a greeting to someone.

Looking ahead this Spring is going to be full of some great events. Jack Myers will be announcing more information very soon about our Annual Ladies Luncheon. We are very excited about this years luncheon and know God is going to bless and speak to many hurting ladies. 

If you would like to volunteer, make a donation or any information, please contact us at musiccity.mission@yahoo.com or 615-788-1490.

We are excited about what God is doing at Music City Mission. Hearts and lives are being changed and we give God the glory. We thank you, our friends for your support. We hope and pray that you will keep MCM and our staff and volunteers in prayer. We have a great work to do and we are excited to share the Gospel of Jesus with each and every person we come in contact with.

God Bless You!

Jennifer Brewer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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February 19, 2011 at 4:28 am

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Happy 2011

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Music City Mission is so excited about this new year. 2011 will be MCM’s 9th year of service! God has indeed blessed us and we give Him praise!

We would like to thank those who gave of their time, talent and resources to our Christmas Party for Kids. It was a huge success. We had over 300 kids and gave out 1200 toys. It was such a joy to see so many smiling faces and happy families as we laughed, sang, heard the Gospel, met Santa and received gifts. The Hampel Family did an outstanding entertaining and sharing Jesus with the children. We can not say thank you enough to all of our volunteers for the toys and financial contributions. We also thank those who came and worked so hard during the week of the party and the day of the party. We could not have had such a successful party without our friends and supporters. We say a big THANK YOU!

We also want to remind our friends and supporters that MCM is a Donor Choice Agency with the United Way.If your employer has a giving campaign for charities, you can choose MCM as the agency to receive the funds. Our code is 4057. We hope you’ll consider Music City Mission this year!

Our newest member to the MCM team, Rj Pimentel is working very hard at getting volunteers each week. If you are interested in volunteering on Monday or Tuesday or any other time, please contact Rj. His information can be found on our “staff” page.

Music City Mission has also begun a Covenant Partner Campaign as of January 1, 2011. We have a goal to reach 50 Covenant Partners by June 1, 2011. We would like to ask you, our friends and supporters to consider partnering with us for $10, $15, $20 or even $25 a month. MCM only operates with the generous support of our friends. We would like to ask you to pray and consider partnering with us. Please contact us if you are interested, we’d be happy to send you a Covenant Partner Card by mail. We also have the convenience of pay pal as well. Please spread the word to your friends and family and help MCM reach our goal of 50 Covenant Partners!

We love and appreciate you and can not do what we do without our friends and supporters. Our goal is to continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus and to press on in our mission of “Healing the City, One Life at a Time.”

 

Blessings,

Jennifer Wilkerson

Director of Community Relations

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January 14, 2011 at 2:17 am

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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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