Your Weekly Note from our Pastor
If you didn’t grow up Methodist, Catholic, or Episcopalian, there is a good chance that you may not know the difference between lint and Lent. Lint is what you find in your clothes dryer. Lent is the season that starts on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. It is always 40 days long, or 46 if you include Sundays in your count.
During this season we remember the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert. Many people use the season of Lent to focus on a particular spiritual practice such as fasting, prayer, or meditating on scripture during this season. Lent is also a time to reflect on your life, confess your sins, and be present in both personal and corporate worship.
At Glendale we will be offering a small group on Sunday mornings at 9am during Lent that will study different spiritual practices that you can use to deepen your spiritual life during Lent. In worship during Lent we will be focusing on Psalm 23. We will also be offering special opportunities in worship for prayer and reflection. As we make the journey towards Easter morning I encourage you to observe a holy Lent as we journey towards the cross and the hope of Christ found in the resurrection.
What’s Happening This Sunday | February 18, 2018
Nursery & Childcare | Sundays from 9-11am
Our staffed nursery is available every Sunday during small groups and worship for children ages 5 and under.
Infants & children are always welcome in worship! There is a special place in the back of the sanctuary, the narthex, which can be used if you need to walk around with your child during worship.
Glendale Kids | Sundays @ 9am
This small group for kids led by a team of young adults will feature active-learning experiences to catch kids’ interest and teach them lessons they’ll remember, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture with life applications to encourage children to use what they’ve learned. Find more info @ GlendaleUMC.org/Kids
Adult Small Group | Sundays @ 9am
During Lent, many people choose to take up a spiritual practice such as fasting, prayer, or scripture reading. Over the next 6 weeks, we will use the spiritual classic Celebration of Discipline to look at 12 different spiritual practices that Richard Foster identifies: Meditation, Prayer, Fasting, Study, Simplicity, Solitude, Submission, Service, Confession, Worship, Guidance, and Celebration. Whether you are new to the practice of spiritual disciplines or a seasoned veteran, we hope that you will join us on Sunday mornings at 9am as we dig deeper into these practices to see how they might benefit our lives.
Worship | Sundays @ 10am
Be on the Lenten journey with us in worship Sundays @ 10am. A service awaits you with a message of hope and love, upbeat music and people with diverse faith journeys – old and young, raised in the church, new to the church, Catholics to those who question it all – you name it. All are welcome at Glendale. #YallMeansAll
This Sunday’s message:
The Lord is My Shepherd by Rev. Steph Dodge
You can also check out past videos of worship services and messages at GlendaleUMC.org/videos.
Upcoming Small Group Opportunities
All small groups at Glendale are open to the community!
Come and be with us as we grow in faith, mind and body together!
Young Adult Small Group – Wednesdays @ 7pm
If you are looking for a group of young adults with the purpose of gathering together to share life; loving, supporting, learning and serving together, join us and invite your friends! Find more information at GlendaleUMC.org/YoungAdults.
Upcoming Group Gatherings:
Wednesday, February 21st @ 7pm – Small Group
Bongo Java | 2007 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
Adult Prayer Group – Monday, March 12th @ 11am
This group meets to pray and deepen our prayer life together the second Monday each month.
Spiritual Friends Network Group – Monday, March 12th @ 11:30am-1pm
Your invited to be part of this special monthly networking time in our fellowship hall for people of different faith traditions and denominations. For more information on this group, contact Laura Kreiselmaier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attending a group fitness class is a great way to stay motivated and build community! All of the classes listed below are included in our Group Fitness program. Looking for a particular class, but don’t see it offered? Email your suggestions to email@example.com.
Senior Adult Exercise Class – Free
Mondays @ 10am & Fridays @ 2pm
Sitting or standing, this class offers a small group atmosphere with light weights while following a DVD workout. All ability levels are welcome! Contact Marty @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Yoga Class – $5/class
Thursday Evenings | 6 – 7pm
Whether yoga is your passion or just something you’ve always been curious about, this class is for you. Led by Jessica Baldwin, this class is your chance to build strength of body, mind and heart. All experience levels are welcome with open arms. We love kids, and kids yoga, but this class is intended for tweens (with a genuine interest) and up. Contact Jessica @ Jessicajbaldwin@gmail.com for more info.
Community Running & Walking Groups – Free
Thursday Evenings | 6pm – meet in the church parking lot
Calling all runners, joggers and walkers! Glendale is dedicated to improving the health of our community. Whether you are looking to stay in shape or just looking to add a relaxing activity to your week, come on out and join us. Contact Steph @ email@example.com for more info.
Glendale Community Announcements
Glendale Community Prayer List
If you have added someone to the prayer list and they no longer need to be on it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a new prayer request and would like to add it to the list, let us know as the same email address. You can submit your prayer request online at GlendaleUMC.org/PrayerRequest.
We’re looking for Liturgists, Greeters & Musicians for Worship
Would you like to get involved in the worship service on a Sunday? Email email@example.com if you’d like to get involved!
Extravagant Generosity @ Glendale in 2017
Your financial gifts to Glendale UMC help our congregation be in mission and ministry to our local community and to the world. In 2016, our service in mission budget was $21,492 which helped support numerous local & global missions. Help us make a bigger impact this year!
We invite you to give your gift to the further
the mission and ministries of Glendale
by placing it in the offering plate in worship
or by mailing it to the church.
Leave your checkbook at home!
Go to GlendaleUMC.org/Give on your phone or
computer and give online – one time or
recurring (weekly or monthly) gifts.
Use your phone to give anytime on the Venmo app.
Available on iPhone and Android devices.
Search for @GlendaleUMC to find us!
Support Glendale by Shopping at Kroger
This is an EASY way to support Glendale just by linking your Kroger Plus Card to support Glendale. Register online here: www.krogercommunityrewards.com. We already have 6+ households linked – help us and be the next one! If you need help in doing this, please see Steven! Thanks for your generosity in supporting the ministries at Glendale! Another easy – and free opportunity to support our congregation’s work just by shopping: GlendaleUMC.org/UMCMarket
Community Care Fellowship
Glendale UMC serves meals to our underprivileged and homeless brothers & sisters at Community Care Fellowship in East Nashville each month and we need you! Contact the church to find out how you can help with this ministry.
Items Needed for Community Care Fellowship:
Allergy Pills, Rubbing Alcohol, Reading Glasses, Diapers (Size 4, 5, 6), T-Shirts (Small & Medium), Underwear (Small & Medium), 55 Gallon Trash Bags & Coffee.
If you are able to donate these items, please drop them in the CCF basket located in the hallway.
NEW! Launch Pad Nashville
Are you looking to get involved with youth in the Nashville community? Did you know that 30%+ of Nashville’s homeless community are LGBTQ youth? Launch Pad is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth without stable housing to sleep, shower and eat.
More info: Alan Whitley – firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Prison Ministry @ Glendale
Do you want to get involved in prison ministry here in Nashville? Join us after worship October 15th as we host a lunch with Rev. Sandy Shawhan & Maridel Williams as they share how both as a church and individually, we can get involved in various outreach opportunities to our incarcerated brothers & sisters. For more information, get in touch with Sarah Tencer at email@example.com.
Room In the Inn 2017-2018 @ Glendale
Every 2nd Saturday from November-March, Glendale hosts 12 unhoused friends, offering a warm place to sleep, hot showers, two meals, and a packed lunch for the next day. We invite you to help alongside us. Opportunities include: driving, set up of bedding and toiletries, preparing meals, staying overnight, doing laundry or packing lunches.
You can sign up to volunteer at GlendaleUMC.org/RITI. Feel free to contact KrassiMira Garbett if you have any questions or would like more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutoring at J.T. Moore Middle School
If you enjoy working with children, JT Moore Middle School has an opportunity for you to participate in one-on-one tutoring. Volunteers are needed in the areas of reading comprehension and math on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm. Contact Jenni Joy, JT Moore’s tutoring coordinator and find more information at GlendaleUMC.org/Tutor.
We hope to see you this Sunday! Think about who you can bring with you!
If you have questions or would like any additional information on events or ministries at Glendale UMC, contact the church at 615.297.6233 or email@example.com.
Check out past sermons, music performances and worship services at glendaleumc.org/videos