Your Weekly Note from our Pastors
Over the past year I have enjoyed with the great team of preachers that we have had at Glendale. While I am sad that Brandon and Chelsey will no longer be a part of the regular preaching rotation at Glendale, I am selfishly excited that I will get to be at Glendale on a more regular basis and getting to spend more time with each of you.
As we begin to spend more time in worship together, I think it is an important starting point to admit our own weaknesses—as both individuals and as a church. Abraham Lincoln famously said, “a house divided cannot stand.” The United Methodist Church is currently divided theologically and this division has often taken our focus away from offering Christ to a hurting world and has instead caused us to spend our time arguing amongst ourselves over issues of doctrine. The text this week (Mathew 1-:24-39) admits that we will face trials as we attempt to follow Christ but it also reminds us that the strength of God is greater than our own weakness. Join us this Sunday as we start to lay a strong foundation built upon the God who is stronger than our shortcomings.
What’s Happening This Sunday | June 25, 2017
Our staffed nursery is available from 10am to noon each Sunday for infants through age 5.
Small groups for all ages start at 10am each Sunday morning! We always have lots of coffee and good conversation during this hour. If you have never come before, this is a great time to start!
Glendale welcomes visitors each week in worship @ 11am. Be on the journey with us – a service with a message of hope and love, upbeat music and a great mix of people – 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..
This week’s message: Strength in Weakness 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!
Exercise Group – Mondays & Fridays @ 10am
Looking to add some exercise to your weekly routine? Have free time on Mondays and/or Fridays at 10am? All classes are open to the community so come by and invite your family and friends. This group meets in Marston Fellowship Hall. Contact the church for more info.
NEW DAY & TIME! Young Adult Small Group – Tuesdays @ 7:30pm
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.
Adult Prayer Group – Monday, July 10th @ 11am
This group meets to pray and deepen our prayer life together the second Monday each month.
Spiritual Friends Network Group – Monday, July 10th @ 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Liturgists & Greeters in Worship
Would you like to help assist in worship as liturgist or greeter one Sunday? The liturgist helps guide the service by announcing hymns, reading scripture and assisting in serving communion and greeters help welcome people each Sunday morning at both entrances into the Sanctuary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved!
Pastoral Team Office Hours @ Glendale
Feel free to drop by the church on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30am each week for our new office hours at Glendale. Rev. Peter van Eys or Rev. Stephanie Dodge will be on site during that time. If you have a question or would like to meet or talk with one of our pastors outside of that time, you can always reach them at 615-297-6233 or email@example.com.
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.
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
Mission & Service Opportunities
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 commit to one hour, one morning a week (8:55am-9:55am, Tues/Wed/Thurs), during the semester. The tutor and the student select a book and read it together each week. Contact the church for more information.
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.
Room In the Inn 2017-2018 @ Glendale
Every 3rd 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.
Dates for the 2017-2018 season:
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.
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