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Glendale Methodist Church was founded in 1945 in the growing Glendale neighborhood of south Nashville. In 1968, with the merger of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church, the congregation became Glendale United Methodist Church. Since Glendale’s founding, we have considered our placement in a neighborhood setting to be an important part of our ministry.

Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TNAt Glendale, we are a very open and loving community. This provides genuine opportunities to enter into meaningful relationships and to offer and receive support. Glendale strives to be a true Christ-like community, where everyone is welcome to the table and has the opportunity to share their experiences, both joys and hardships.

Rev. Peter van Eys & Rev. Stephanie Dodge became our pastors in July 2016. We continue to enter into ministries to serve our community and seek to live out the call of God in a variety of ways. We open our doors to the community in a variety of ways: our annual Easter egg hunt, events & fundraisers for our Pencil Partner schools: Glendale Elementary and J.T. Moore Middle and Room In The Inn to name a few.

Our church campus includes a Retreat & Hospitality House where church groups, travelers, or people simply seeking a quiet retreat can come to deepen their relationship with God. We share our upstairs space with ministry partners who offer spiritual direction and counseling. Right beside the sanctuary, a labyrinth sits where all are welcome to take some time to slow down and enter into a time of walking prayer and on the front lawn, our new “Nathan’s Playground” is open to the community that provides a safe and fun space for our neighborhood children.

We come together for worship every Sunday at 10am with small groups for all ages at 9am. We invite you to be with us in worship on Sunday or any other event at Glendale.

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Some of the Faces You’ll See

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Steven A.

“I grew up in Nashville and have always called Glendale home. Glendale UMC is a place for all people to come and grow together in a common love for God and for one another.” – Steven

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Burton & Julie F.

“We started attending Glendale UMC in late 2012 at the urging of our son and after the church held a beautiful celebration of remembrance service for our daughter, Kimberly. The people were especially nice and helpful. We have continued to attend Glendale ever since.”
– Burton & Julie

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Tom F.

“Glendale UMC is a gem nestled in the city of Oak Hill. Having attended larger churches, I appreciate the intimacy and tightly-knit community Glendale provides. I immediately felt welcome, valued, and continue to be greeted with open arms.”
– Tom

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Jason, Neva & Family

“Glendale UMC reached out to my family in a time of need before I ever became a member. It is a lovely church that makes such an impact in the community and in my life.” – Neva



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Krassi & Family

“I am a native of Bulgaria. Left all of my blood relatives there, but found a new spiritual family at Glendale. Glendale UMC is a place where even the black sheep feel welcomed and valuable.” – Krassi

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Ciciley L.

“I have been looking for my home church for a good while. I was intrigued by the sayings on the church sign whenever I passed by Glendale. I felt that Glendale would be the kind
of church I was looking for and indeed it has become the place where I belong.”
– Ciciley

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James P.

“I was invited to visit Glendale UMC many times before I finally accepted, and it was love at first sight. The combination of the warm, welcoming members and their commitment to serving the community demonstrated God’s love for us all. I have been coming back ever since.” James

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Josh & Sydney

“We started coming to Glendale the fall of our freshman year at Belmont and fell in love with the close, tight-knit community. Glendale has become our new home!”
– Josh & Sydney


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