We at Glendale UMC want you to know that no matter:
Where you’ve come from or where you are going; what you believe or what you may doubt; what you are feeling or just not feeling; what you have or don’t have; and no matter whom you love – all of who you are is welcomed into this community of faith by a God who loves you and knows you by name.
Kids’ Study: The Best Gift Ever
Lead Teacher: Caddie Woodroof – more info: email@example.com
This Advent season, each class will build on each part of the journey to Christmas and Jesus’ birth. To help bring the story to life, we will be working on craft projects each week and a couple fun games along the way. The main message: That Jesus really is the best gift of all in our lives – no matter what other “stuff” we might receive.
Youth & Adult Study: The Wonder of Christmas
Lead Teacher: Rev. Steph Dodge – more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas season is always filled with wonder, but this year rediscover the true wonder of Christmas by sharing the love of Christ with others. This four-week, all-church study centers on looking to the Christmas story and the stories of real people today to find inspiration and ideas for reflecting the light of Jesus at Christmas time and throughout the entire year.
The Journey to Christmas in Worship
Sundays in December @ 10am
Join us for a service with a message of hope and love, upbeat music and people with diverse faith journeys – old and young, raised in the church, new to church, those from other denominations and faith traditions to some who question it all – you name it as we journey to Christmas. All are welcome at Glendale. #YallMeansAll
Special Christmas Events & Services Coming Up
Young Adult Fellowship | Secret Santa & Dinner
Wednesday, December 5th @ 6pm
Location: Steven & Alan’s House – contact us for the address
Bring a $5-10 gift to exchange during secret santa. We will have food to eat and will watch Christmas movie!
Youth Christmas Party
Sunday, December 9th @ 6pm
Calling all 6th-12th graders! Invite your friends and come celebrate the Christmas season at Glendale! Bring a $5-10 secret santa gift and snack or dessert to share! For more info, contact Pastor Steph!
We’re Going Caroling!
Sunday, December 16th @ 3:45pm
Last year, we restarted an old Glendale tradition and it was a a great time so we are doing it again! We will be going to a few of our homebound members’ homes to sing a few favorite Christmas carols with them. We hope you can join us – all ages and signing abilities welcome!
We will meet in the Glendale sanctuary at 3:45pm on Sunday, December 16th to do a quick practice and then we will head out! If you have any questions, contact Pastor Steph.
Family Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Monday, December 24th @ 4pm
Join us for our annual family-friendly Christmas Eve Candlelight Service as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Bring the whole family and invite a friend to this very special service you won’t want to miss! All are welcome!