Your Weekly Note from our Pastor

Stephanie Dodge Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

In 2018 I had the great honor of baptizing not one, not two, but three people at Glendale.  It is always a joy when we welcome people into the family of God and pledge to nurture and support them.  Every baptism is also a reminder to each of us who have been baptized that we too are known and claimed by a God who loves us.

Baptism of the Lord Sunday appropriately comes at the beginning of a new year and gives us the opportunity to remember once again that “no matter what you are feeling or just not feeling” you belong to a God who loves you and claims you as one of God’s children.

Join us this Sunday at 10am as we dip into the waters of baptism to remember that we are a people loved and called by God.


What’s Happening this Sunday | January 13, 2019

 Small Groups for All Ages | Sunday @ 9am

Kids’ Study: The Best Gift Ever
Lead Teacher: Caddie Woodroof – more info:
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 Bruch
In place of our normal youth & adult small group, we will have a church-wide brunch this Sunday! Come and get to know the people at Glendale and come hungry!

 Worship | Sunday @ 10am

This Sunday’s Message: A Little Bit Holy Water by Rev. Steph Dodge
Join us 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. All are welcome at Glendale. #YallMeansAll



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!

Glendale United Methodist Church Young Adult Group Nashville TN UMC Upcoming Gatherings

Young Adult Small Group
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

January 2019 Gathering | Plaza Mariachi
Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Location: Plaza Mariachi
3955 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
We will gather to eat, get to know each other better and watch some arial shows! All are welcome to join us! For more info, email Pastor Steph at


Prayer + Coffee Adult Small Group
Next Gathering: Tuesday, January 22nd @ 10am
All are invited to join us for this new small group which will meet the second and fourth Tuesday every month at 10am. This group will focus on deepening our individual prayer lives and keeping our community and world in prayer – all with delicious coffee!

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 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

We’re looking for Liturgists, Greeters & Musicians for Worship
Would you like to get involved in the worship service on a Sunday? Email if you’d like to get involved!

Giving at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville Tennessee

Extravagant Generosity @ Glendale in 2019
Your financial gifts to Glendale UMC help our congregation be in mission and ministry to our local community and to the world. In 2018, our service in mission budget was $21,492 which helped support numerous local & global missions. Help us make a bigger impact this year!

Traditional Giving
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.
Online Giving
Leave your checkbook at home! Go to on your phone or
computer and give online – one time or recurring (weekly or monthly) gifts.

NEW! Venmo
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: 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:

Mission and Service at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville, TN

Glendale Little Library
Glendale will soon be starting a little library so that kids and parents who come to play on our playground can take a break and read a book. We are partnering with Jump In Nashville to encourage everyone to read this summer. If you have any books you would like to donate we will gladly accept them. Check out the table in the hallway for more information, to grab a free bookmark, and to drop off book donations. We hope you will join us on our quest to read more this summer!

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! Sign up to help serve: | More info: James Poland –

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 –

NEW! Prison Ministry
Do you want to get involved in prison ministry here in Nashville? Find out how both individually and as a church, we can get involved in various outreach efforts for our incarcerated brothers & sisters. For more information, get in touch with Sarah Tencer at

Room In the Inn 2018-2019 Season
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 Feel free to contact KrassiMira Garbett if you have any questions or would like more information at

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

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

Check out past sermons, music performances and worship services at

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