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
This season’s transition seemed a bit more difficult than I remember. Fall began with record high temperatures and then suddenly plunged to much cooler weather. The leaves seem just about as confused as the rest of us. Some of them managing to change colors, others just dropping from the trees in defeat. Whatever season it is, the time change reminds us that there will be a lot more darkness from here until the shortest day in December. It is the season where nature comes to a rest as it prepares for new life in the spring. How easy it is to forget, however, that with the falling leaves and the falling temperatures we have the sure hope of spring flowers and new growth if we can just make it through the winter.
This week’s scripture is about some religious men who don’t quite grasp the concept that death brings about a completely new thing. As Christians, we often have this same struggle. We want new life, but are unable to allow for the death of old things that might make that possible. This Sunday at 10am, we will not only hear about the resurrection life that Jesus promises in scripture, but we will hear first-hand about a new thing that God is doing at Glendale. We hope that you will be there to be a part of it.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening this Sunday | November 17, 2019
Small Groups for All Ages | Sunday @ 9am
Kids’ Small Group Study: Major Prophets of the Old Testament
Lead Teacher: Caddie Woodroof | More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
How did the five major prophetic books of the old Testament point the way to Jesus? We’ll study them as we prepare for the Advent season.
Adult & Youth Small Group Book Study: The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr
Lead Teacher: Pastor Steph Dodge | More info: email@example.com
Come, relax and share in conversation with one another. New book study on The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr. Get your copy on Amazon!
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:
Making Space for New Life by Rev. Steph Dodge
Prayer + Nurture Adult Ministry Team
Next Gathering: Tuesday, November 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: Carol Pitman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Glendale Charge Conference
Sunday, November 24th @ 2pm at Crievewood
All are invited to come to our annual charge conference with our district superintendent as we share about all of the awesome work happening at Glendale. Questions? Talk with Pastor Steph
Glendale Foodies + Fellowship
Wednesday, December 4th @ 6:30pm | Location TBA
Do you like to check out popular and new restaurants around town and want to get to know some people at Glendale more?
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, December 3rd
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! More info: Steven Adair – email@example.com
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.