Your Weekly Note from our Pastors
In college a couple of my friends decided they wanted to do something to share the love of God with our secular campus. So they formed a group called Let Love Grow. Every semester Let Love Grow would plan an activity to spread the love on campus. Usually it involved leaving something on every dorm room door in the middle of the night. Once we put a balloon and a note on every door. Once it was animal crackers and a note. Although our campus was small (around 2000 students), it still took some major organization to get to every door in every dorm on campus in the wee hours of the night, but there was something exciting about our middle of the night covert operations to spread something good. Now I can’t tell you if anyone turned their lives to Christ because of the actions of Let Love Grow. I don’t even know if anyone joined the Christian Community on campus because of it. I do know that some people were pleasantly surprised by the small gifts and I know that those who started Let Love Grow were staying true to what God had called them to do and those of us who participated were blessed by the experience.
This week we will be reading the Parable of the Talents. Each of us have been given different talents by God. Like my friends in college, we can use those talents to spread God’s love to the world around us or we can choose to cling tightly to what we have for fear that it might be taken away. On Sunday we will look at what scripture has to about using our gifts for God’s glory.
Rev. Steph Dodge
What’s Happening This Sunday | November 26, 2017
Our staffed nursery is available from 9am to 11am each Sunday for infants through age 5.
NEW! For adults, join us at 9am for a new small group study led by Pastor Steph. Advent season starts the first Sunday of December and with it comes a new small group study for December, too. More details about this one coming soon!
Our new kids class has launched Sunday @ 9am! This small group for kids 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. More info @ GlendaleUMC.org/Kids
For adults, join us at 9am for a small group study during November 2017 on Too Busy Not to Pray led by Pastor Steph. Advent season starts the first Sunday of December and with it comes a new small group study for December. Check back for more details soon!
Glendale welcomes visitors each week in worship @ 10am. You will experience a service with a message of hope and love, upbeat music and people of many diverse backgrounds and 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.
This week’s message: Let Love In by Rev. Steph Dodge.
We welcome Nashville singer/songwriter Lockwood Barr this Sunday in worship!
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 – Thursdays @ 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:
Thursday, November 16th @ 7pm – Friendsgiving Potluck
Glendale UMC | 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204
Thursday, November 23rd – Thankgiving Break
Thursday, November 30th @ 7pm – Coffee and Conversation
Bongo Java | 2007 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212
Adult Prayer Group – Monday, November 13th @ 11am
This group meets to pray and deepen our prayer life together the second Monday each month.
Spiritual Friends Network Group – Monday, November 13th @ 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 @ email@example.com 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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
We’re looking for Liturgists, Greeters & Musicians for Worship
Would you like to get involved in the worship service on a Sunday? 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out past sermons, music performances and worship services at glendaleumc.org/videos