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 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.

Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor


Sometimes I wake up in the morning and forget that the world I live in isn’t the same as it was just a few weeks ago.  I forget that I won’t be going in to work today. I forget that I won’t shake someone’s hands and probably won’t even have a conversation with someone who is in the same physical space as I am.  I forget that my car will likely stay parked in the driveway, again.

While my patterns and behaviors have changed a lot these past couple of weeks, there are some things that have not changed.  I still wake up knowing that I am a child of God. I know that I have friends and family that love me, even if we can’t be physically together.  I still talk to God and I still get reminders that God is still here.

Appropriately our text for this week from Romans 8:6-11, reminds us that the Spirit of God dwells within us.  As we navigate these uncertain times, it is important to remind ourselves of this. We are not walking alone, but have been given the Spirit of God.  The Spirit doesn’t observe social (or physical) distancing, so if you are feeling isolated this week, know that God is still with you.

Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville


What’s Happening this Sunday | March 29, 2020


Online 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

Tune into worship this Sunday at 10am CT on our Facebook page here.

This Sunday’s Message:
Living Simply Through the Spirit by Rev. Steph Dodge

GIFTS at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN
Even though we are not able to meet in person, we still need your financial gifts as mission + ministry are still happening – including the costs of being a church: utilities, salaries, pastoral benefits, UMC apportionments, etc…

Check out these ways you can easily continue to help support Glendale.

Send In Your Check

Feel free to send in your contribution through the mail at 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204

Online Giving

Perfect for anyone who would like to make a gift to support the ministries of Glendale online, this service allows financial contributions to be made to the church and for gifts to be made in honor or in memory of a loved one – one-time or set up a recurring donation so you don’t have to remember to come back each time.Follow this link to our safe and secure giving site on Realm.

Give via Venmo or CashApp


Use your phone to give anytime on the Venmo app or CashApp. Available on Apple and Android devices. Once you have one of these apps, search for @GlendaleUMC on Venmo or $GlendaleUMC on CashApp to find us!




Give via PayPal

Use your phone or computer to give safely + securely via PayPal: paypal.me/glendaleumc

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