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
Over the course of our safer at home orders, I have celebrated a number of birthdays in my family. We typically gather over Zoom and everyone brings their own cake. At some point we all sing Happy Birthday, which if you’ve ever tried singing or speaking in unison over Zoom, it sounds similar to speaking in tongues.
This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and it is the day traditionally known as the birthday of the church when the spirit of God descended on the people and they began to speak in many different languages.
This Sunday we won’t be physically gathered as those first Christians were, but that doesn’t mean that the Holy Spirit won’t descend once more as we worship. Wherever you join us for worship on Sunday morning, come prepared to be visited by the Holy Spirit. Maybe that means wearing your red pajamas for Pentecost, maybe that means eating birthday cake at 10am. Whatever you choose to do, be ready to receive the gift of the Spirit.
Worship alongside us this Sunday at 10am CT here.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening this Sunday | May 31, 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
This Sunday’s Message:
Roll Down Justice: Filled with One Spirit by Rev. Steph Dodge
Weekly Small Groups
Glendale Book Club
Sundays @ 1pm via zoom
We are currently reading the book Meeting Jesus for the First Time Again by Marcus Borg. Join us for good, timely conversation. You can still buy the book in various formats here on Amazon.
Tuesday Morning Virtual Prayer Group
Tuesdays @ 10am via zoom
We will continue our virtual prayer group on Tuesdays at 10am for anyone wanting to join remotely. All are invited to be part of our prayer group gatherings as we pray for our community and the world while working to deepen our individual prayer lives.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Wednesdays@ 6pm via zoom
Come join us for an awesome time together as we check-in with one another and work through the book of John. Bring all your doubts and questions with you!
To get the Zoom links to any of these small groups, please email Pastor Steph.
Upcoming Small Groups
Monday Physically Distanced In-Person Prayer Group
Next Gathering: Monday, June 2nd @ Noon at Glendale UMC
With the city starting to reopen, we are going to try our first in-person prayer group. If the weather is nice we will plan to meet outside at the labyrinth. If you have a lawn chair or blanket, you may want to throw it in you car in case we need more seating. If we need to be inside, we will meet in the sanctuary. In the event that more than 10 people were to show up, we will break into smaller groups. We ask everyone, especially if you are in a high risk category, to make a decision for yourself, whether it is safe for you to attend. We encourage you to bring a mask and hand sanitizer, observe good hygiene, and maintain 6′ distancing from others at all times. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and join our virtual prayer meeting on Tuesday instead. Our virtual prayer group will continue weekly on Tuesdays at 10am.
Have questions or would like to start another small group that is missing here? Email Pastor Steph.
Even though we are not able to meet in person, your financial gifts still support ongoing mission + ministry – check out these ways you can easily continue to help support Glendale:
1. Send in your check to Glendale UMC, 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204.
The mailbox is checked daily.
2. Donate via Venmo, Cash App or on PayPal.
via Venmo by searching for @GlendaleUMC
via Cash App by searching for $GlendaleUMC
or via PayPal directly at PayPal.me/GlendaleUMC
3. Donate online at GlendaleUMC.org/Give.
(You can also set up weekly or monthly recurring giving so you
don’t have to worry about it in the future.)
4. Give on Facebook through the DONATE button on our Facebook page here.