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 – 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
Who says that reading your Bible can’t be interesting and fun? For the next few weeks at Glendale we are going to take a look at some of the weirder stories in the Bible. There is something miraculous and holy about a sacred text that shares historical information, tells unbelievable stories, and still speaks important truths to us even today. As we examine some of these “stranger things” in the Bible, we will also be talking about how we are to read this sacred text that, at times, can seem confusing, contradictory, and sometimes just plain weird.
We hope that you will grab your favorite copy of the Bible and dig in with us this summer as we uncover some of the amazing, bizarre, and silly stories of the Bible. We start this Sunday at 10am with words straight from the donkey’s mouth.
What’s Happening this Sunday | July 21, 2019
Small Groups for All Ages | Sunday @ 9am
Kids’ Small Group Study: Firsts and Seconds
Lead Teacher: Caddie Woodroof | More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three pairs of first and second books in the Old Testament. We’ll spend some time going through them and seeing how they teach us that we should always put God first, never second!
Adult & Youth Small Group: Rockin’ with the Pastor
In place of a small group study this summer, we hope you will come, relax and share in conversation with each other along with coffee and breakfast treats. We will be looking at the book Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans—you’re invited! Meet at the rocking chairs on the front porch!
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 Message:
Woah! That’s Really in the Bible?!? When Donkeys Speak by Rev. Steph Dodge
Prayer + Nurture Adult Ministry Team
Next Gathering: Tuesday, July 23rd @ 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! More info: email@example.com
Vacation Bible School at Glendale
Saturday, July 27th from 9:30am-2:30pm
FInd more information and register your kid(s) here: GlendaleUMC.org/VBS
Bible Presentations for Kids & Youth
Sunday, August 11th in worship at 10am
We are excited to present Bibles this year to Angela Caccese, Vinny Caccese, Carolyn Charlton, David Charleton, Annabeth Holzer, Fletcher Holzer, Lincoln Holzer and Zane Holzer.
Next Sunday Brunch Gathering: Sunday, August 11th @ 11am
We will be having a potluck on this special First Sunday Brunch which will be held the second Sunday in August!
Young Adult Small Group
Next Gathering: Fall 2019 Kickoff Cookout and Outdoor Game Night | August 21st @ 6pm
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.
We are intentional about being a faith community that fully engages in mission and service –
to the Greater Nashville community and to the world. Come and serve with us!
These are only a few of the missions and ministries we are involved in.
Check out GlendaleUMC.org/Serve for more opportunities to make a difference!
Community Care Fellowship
Next opportunity to serve: Tuesday, August 2nd
We serve lunch to our under-served and homeless brothers and sisters at Community Care Fellowship in East Nashville the first Tuesday each month and we’d love for you to get involved! Sign-up at GlendaleUMC.org/CCF
Nashville Launch Pad
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. For more information on how you can get involved, contact Alan Whitley.