Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

Your Weekly Note from our Pastor

Stephanie Dodge Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

Last Sunday we talked a little bit about why there are so many different religions.  As we continue our summer sermon series this week we are going to ask the question, why can’t we all just get along?  Kenny Chesney has a song on the radio with the lyrics,

“Get along, on down the road; We’ve got a long, long way to go; Scared to live, scared to die; We ain’t perfect but we try”

For those of us who know the love of God, I believe that we have the desire to get along with all of our neighbors, but sometimes that can be hard to do, especially if they don’t think like us, or look like us, or even worship like us.  Sometimes our fear of others prevents us from sharing the good news of Christ’s love or from the opportunity for us to make a new friend.  As Kenny Chesney says, “We ain’t perfect.” But we can try to be better and to love everyone like Christ does.  Can’t we all just get along?  I’ll see you on Sunday  as we talk about getting along with those from different religious backgrounds.


What’s Happening this Sunday | June 17, 2018


Nursery & Childcare | Sunday 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 | Sunday @ 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 @

Adult Small Group | Sunday @ 9am

The Summer of Love Bible Study / Adult Small Group | Sunday @ 9am
From Misfits to We Fit
We will be looking at Bible characters who lived lives that were outside of the norm.
They didn’t fit in to society yet their stories give us encouragement when we feel like outsiders.
Our first study will be the Bible Character Ruth. Come and be blessed as we find out about the extraordinary life of Ruth and share our own stories.


 Worship | Sunday @ 10am

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

This Sunday’s Question: “If there is one God, why are there so many religions.”

This Sunday’s Message:  #United by Rev. Steph Dodge

Did you miss last Sunday’s message, #Divided? You can watch it here:

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.

Looking Ahead

 Got Questions?
Life is full of big questions. What is the purpose of life? Is there a God? Was the world really created in 7 days? How do I hear God? Is God a Republican or a Democrat? Why do bad things happen to good people? This summer we are going to let you pick the sermon topics so that we can attempt to answer your big questions about God, faith, and life. You can submit questions online at or bring them on Sunday morning and drop them in our question box. We hope you will join us each week this summer as we choose a different question to explore.

 Community Yard Sale
Saturday, June 16th @ 8am
Have some stuff to get rid of? Come be part of our community yard sale in Glendale’s parking lot! Donations from what you make are welcome that will support our building and grounds upkeep, but are not required for “booth” space in the parking lot!

Community Care Fellowship
Tuesday, July 3rd @ 10:45am
We will serve lunch to our underprivileged and homeless brothers and sisters at Community Care Fellowship in East Nashville. Sign-up to help:

Summer Pool Party
July (date TBA)

NEW! Vacation Bible School
Saturday, August 4th (Tentatively)

Fall Movie Night on the Lawn
August (date TBA)

Is something missing that you’d like to see happen at Glendale? Let Pastor Steph know!


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
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

Spiritual Friends Network Group – Monday, May 14th @ 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


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 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 2018
Your financial gifts to Glendale UMC help our congregation be in mission and ministry to our local community and to the world. In 2017, 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

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! 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 @ Glendale
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 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 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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