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 the color of your skin, who you love or how you identify – all of who you are is welcomed into this community of faith by a God who loves you and knows you by name.
The Journey to Christmas in Worship
Every Sunday 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
This Advent Season, we are supporting the work of Open Table Nashville. Here is how you can help!
Each Sunday in December, we invite you to bring items that will help Open Table Nashville in their work to support our friends experiencing homelessness in our community to worship with you at 10am.
Here’s what to bring:
Sunday, December 1st: hand-warmers, gloves and socks
Sunday, December 8th: fruit cups, granola bars, peanut butter, crackers, jusice boxes
Sunday, December 15th: protein bars, protein shakes, pop tart foods
Sunday, December 22nd: flashlights, batteries, propane cans, Walmart/Kroger/McDonald’s gift cards
KID’S CHRISTMAS PARTY + YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH @ 6:30PM
We are excited to host Christmas parties for our children and our youth (in separate spaces)!
Kids’ Party Details:
Food! Christmas Crafts! And so much fun! We hope your kids will come celebrate the season at our Glendale Kids’ Christmas Party!
Youth Party Details:
Calling all 6th-12th graders + their friends! Bring a snack/appetizer to share and a gift ($10 or less) for a Christmas gift swap. We will eat, play games, and have a great time!
Parents are welcome to stay and help out (we usually have plenty of food) or you can drop off and do some holiday shopping, go out to dinner, etc.!
WE’RE GOING CAROLING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH @ 3:45PM
Two years ago, we restarted an old Glendale tradition – and it was such a meaningful experience! 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 15th to do a quick practice and then we will head out! If you have any questions, contact Pastor Steph.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH @ 6PM
This service is centered around remembrance, grief & healing. For many the Christmas season can be a time of sadness, and Glendale offers this service annually as a safe and sacred place to find comfort during this season. Invite others who may find this service meaningful!
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!