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 Lay Leader
I love reading about Peter in scripture. He was in the “inner circle” and surrounded himself with Jesus often. In Acts 11:1-18, we get to see a pivotal moment and a transformation within the church. I like to think of Peter as someone who had a spiritual experience. He stepped out of the way and allowed God to do His loving work. Peter took a chance and ate with the Gentiles. The Gentiles were considered unclean and unworthy. We learn a valuable lesson in Acts 11. There is no “us and them”, there is only we. We are all worthy of God’s love.
Think about the meals you have shared with friends and family. Who was with you? Were there some family members you did not want at the table or at the family gathering? Maybe you have felt excluded? In Jesus’ time, sharing a meal was a mutual acceptance of one another. Jesus at with the tax collectors and sinners! Jesus invited all of God’s children to the table.
This Sunday, I invite all of you to the table at 10am to take the bread and cup as a reminder that Christ loves you just as you are.
– Alan Whitley, Glendale UMC Lay Leader
What’s Happening this Sunday | May 19, 2019
Small Groups for All Ages | Sunday @ 9am
Kids’ Small Group Study: Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
Lead Teacher: Caddie Woodroof | More info: email@example.com
We will study the familiar stories of these books, while trying to keep in mind two questions – how does this story point to Jesus? And what lessons can we apply to our lives?
Adult & Youth Small Group: United Methodism 101
Lead Teachers: Pastor Steph and Paul Gomez
Wondering what it means to be United Methodist? Come and learn some history about our denomination and what it means to be a member of a United Methodist church.
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:
Transformed: A Seat at the Table by Alan Whitley
Prayer + Coffee Adult Small Group
Next Gathering: Tuesday, May 28th @ 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
Young Adult Small Group @ TOPGOLF | May 19th
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.
Next Sunday Brunch Gathering: Sunday, June 2 @ 11am
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: email@example.com
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, May 7th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.