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


Last week in worship we spent time remembering who we are as God’s children.  This week we turn to the Gospel of John to hear what’s next.  After baptizing Jesus, John begins to tell others about what he experienced and soon people want to know more.  Jesus responds by saying “come and see.”

As Christians who know ourselves as beloved children of God, this invitation to come and see is awaiting us.  If you have been wondering what is next in your walk with Christ, come and see this Sunday morning at 10am.

Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville





What’s Happening this Sunday | January 19, 2020

 Small Groups for All Ages | Sunday @ 9am

Kids’ Small Group Study: Minor Prophets   
Lead Teacher: Caddie Woodroof  | More info: caddie.woodroof@gmail.com
Who are these guys anyway? Other than Jonah, the minor prophets of the Old Testament often get overlooked. We’ll spend a few weeks trying to get a little more familiar with them.

Adult & Youth Small Group Book Study: The Awakened Life
Lead Teacher: Pastor Steph Dodge | More info: steph@glendaleumc.org
Come, relax and share in conversation with one another. New book study starting January 5th—The Awakened Life by Sarah Bollinger—buy your copy on Amazon.

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 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:
Come and See by Rev. Steph Dodge




Youth Creativity Collective Soft Launch + Oasis Center Training
Sunday, January 26th
Oasis Center Training: 5pm | Creativity Collective: 6:30pm
Click here for more information.


Prayer + Nurture Adult Ministry Team
Next Gathering: Tuesday, January 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: Carol Pitman – cjpitman@comcast.net


Glendale Foodies + Fellowship
Next Gathering: Tuesday, February 11th @ 6:30pm
Do you like to check out popular and new restaurants around town? This is the group for you! RSVP to Mary Kate Allen so we know how many to reserve spots for! All are welcome!

Mission and Service at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville, TN

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, February 4th
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 – stevenadair87@gmail.com

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Room In The Inn @ Glendale
This season starts on January 18, 2020!
Glendale hosts 12 men who are experiencing homelessness, 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.

Sign up to volunteer at GlendaleUMC.org/RITI!

Feel free to contact Krassi Mira Garbett if you have any questions or would like more information at garbettka7@gmail.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.

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