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 Pastor
n a while. With the cold, rainy weather we’ve had and my busy schedule, I have not had many opportunities to ride and it was fairly obvious once I got out there that I was not in shape. In fact, it can be pretty discouraging when you feel like you should be in better shape than you actually are.
A lot of us go through life feeling like we should be better at something than we actually are. Sometimes that feeling even keeps us from doing the things we enjoy. If I had gotten caught up in how out of shape I was and decided to not even show up for the ride, I would have missed out on spending a wonderful day in the sun with my friends (even though it means riding a lot slower than I wanted to). None of us are perfect, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the gifts that God has given us.
Come and join us this Sunday at 10am as we learn how to let go of perfection and truly enjoy the life God has given us.
What’s Happening this Sunday | March 24, 2019
Small Groups for All Ages | Sunday @ 9am
Kids’ Study: A Trek Through Torah
Lead Teacher: Caddie Woodroof – more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the weeks leading up to Easter, we’re going to spend some time in the first five books of the Bible. We’ll be learning about some of the most familiar Old Testament figures, like Noah, Moses, and Abraham.
Youth & Adult Study: Half Truths
Lead Teacher: Paul Gomez – more info: email@example.com
Paul Gómez will be leading a new study on Adam Hamilton’s book, Half Truths each Sunday in March.
“Everything happens for a reason.”
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“Love the sinner, hate the sin.”
Have you heard these? We will search for the whole truth by comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus.
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
It’s a Belmont Wesley Takeover this Sunday at Glendale!
It was such an awesome worship experience last year, we thought we would do it again! We will welcome Belmont Wesley’s Praise Band to lead the music!
This Sunday’s Message: Letting Go of Perfection by Rev. David Hollis, Belmont Wesley Campus Pastor
Prayer + Coffee Adult Small Group
Next Gathering: Tuesday, March 12th @ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glendale Youth Gathering
Sunday, March 24th @ TBA
We are going bowling! Invite a friend to come with you! Place and time to be announced. More info: email@example.com
Next Sunday Brunch Gathering: Sunday, April 7th
We had a great time at Jonathan’s Grille last Sunday after worship – we hope you will add this gathering to your monthly calendar as we sit around the table to get to know one another better and eat some delicious food the first Sunday of every month following worship! Do you have a restaurant you want us to try out? Let Steven know and we will make a reservation! More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adult Small Group | April Gathering TBA
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, April 1st
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.
Room In The Inn @ Glendale
Next opportunity to serve: Saturday, March 9th
Every 2nd Saturday from November through March, Glendale hosts 12 unhoused guests, offering a warm place to sleep, hot showers, two homemade 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 and/or packing lunches.
Learn more & sign-up at GlendaleUMC.org/RITI. Feel free to contact Krassi Mira Garbett if you have any questions or would like more information at email@example.com.