Your Weekly Note From Our Pastors

baxters (Mobile)Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia! These were our words of celebration last week as we gathered together on Easter Sunday. What a wonderful day it was. I want to thank all of you for making the Holy Week and Easter Sunday such meaningful moments in our collective faith lives. A special thank you to all who spent weeks preparing for our various worship services and for the Saturday morning Easter egg hunt. You truly demonstrated your love and God and neighbor. Your abundant faithfulness is evident.

Although Easter Sunday is over, we do not leave the season behind. Rather, over the next few weeks we will continue to read Scripture, pray prayers, and sing songs that rejoice in the presence of the Christ who lives. We will remember the experiences of the first followers of Jesus to see the risen Christ. We will consider Jesus’ charge to them and their faithful responses to the Lord.

This week’s Gospel lesson picks up where we left off last Sunday. Mary Magdalene has already seen the Lord and has told the disciples of her encounter. Now Jesus visits the disciples, allowing them to see his resurrected body and to receive the Holy Spirit. Like the disciples before us, may we consider what it means to live as resurrection people who have seen the Lord and seek to live in the Spirit of God.

Brandon Baxter
Lead Preaching Pastor

What’s Happening This Sunday | April 30, 2017

Our staffed nursery is available from 10am to noon each Sunday for infants through age 5.

Small groups for all ages start at 10am each Sunday morning! We always have lots of coffee and good conversation during this hour. If you have never come before, this is a great time to start!

Glendale welcomes visitors each week in worship @ 11am. Be on the journey with us  – a service with a message of hope and love, upbeat music and a great mix of people – old and young, raised in the church, new to the church, Catholics to those who question it all – you name it. All are welcome at Glendale.

You can also check out past videos of worship services and messages at


Upcoming Small Group Opportunities

All small groups at Glendale are open to the community!
Come and be with us as we grow in faith, mind and body together!

Exercise Group – Mondays & Fridays @ 10am
Looking to add some exercise to your weekly routine? Have free time on Mondays and/or Fridays at 10am? All classes are open to the community so come by and invite your family and friends. This group meets in Marston Fellowship Hall. Contact the church for more info.

Young Adult Small Group – Thursdays @ 7pm
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 This Thursday, we will meet at SoulShine Pizza for food & fellowship!

Adult Prayer Group – Monday, May 8th @ 11am
This group meets to pray and deepen our prayer life together the second Monday each month.

Spiritual Friends Network Group – Monday, May 8th @ 11:30am-1pm
Your invited to be part of this special monthly networking time in our fellowship hall for people of different faith traditions and denominations. For more information on this group, contact Laura Kreiselmaier at


Glendale Community Announcements

Glendale Community Prayer List
If you have added someone to the prayer list and they no longer need to be on it, please contact If you have a new prayer request and would like to add it to the list, let us know as the same email address. You can submit your prayer request online at

Giving at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville Tennessee

Extravagant Generosity @ Glendale in 2017
Your financial gifts to Glendale UMC help our congregation be in mission and ministry to our local community and to the world. In 2016, our service in mission budget was $21,492 which helped support numerous local & global missions. Help us make a bigger impact this year!

Traditional Giving
We invite you to give your gift to the further
the mission and ministries of Glendale
by placing it in the offering plate in worship
or by mailing it to the church.
Online Giving
Leave your checkbook at home!
Go to on your phone or
computer and give online – one time or
recurring (weekly or monthly) gifts.

Pastoral Team Office Hours @ Glendale
Feel free to drop by the church on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30am each week for our new office hours at Glendale. Rev. Peter van Eys or Rev. Stephanie Dodge will be on site during that time. If you have a question or would like to meet or talk with one of our pastors outside of that time, you can always reach them at 615-297-6233 or

Support Glendale by Shopping at Kroger
This is an EASY way to support Glendale just by linking your Kroger Plus Card to support Glendale. Register online here: We already have 6+ households linked – help us and be the next one! If you need help in doing this, please see Steven! Thanks for your generosity in supporting the ministries at Glendale!
Another easy – and free opportunity to support our congregation’s work just by shopping:

Liturgists & Greeters in Worship
Would you like to help assist in worship as liturgist or greeter one Sunday? The liturgist helps guide the service by announcing hymns, reading scripture and assisting in serving communion and greeters help welcome people each Sunday morning at both entrances into the Sanctuary. Email if you’d like to get involved!

Mission and Service at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville, TN

Mission & Service Opportunities

Tutoring at J.T. Moore Middle School
If you enjoy working with children, JT Moore Middle School has an opportunity for you to participate in one-on-one tutoring. Volunteers commit to one hour, one morning a week (8:55am-9:55am, Tues/Wed/Thurs), during the semester. The tutor and the student select a book and read it together each week. Contact the church for more information.

Community Care Fellowship
Glendale UMC serves meals to our underprivileged and homeless brothers and sisters at Community Care Fellowship in East Nashville each month and we need you! Contact the church to find out how you can help with this ministry.

Items Needed for Community Care Fellowship
35 gal. trash bags. The ones you buy at Dollar Tree are just fine. Leave donations in the basket located in the hallway and marked for Community Care. We can always use men’s and women’s underwear and socks as well.

Room In the Inn 2017-2018 @ Glendale
Every 3rd Saturday from November-March, Glendale hosts 12 unhoused friends, offering a warm place to sleep, hot showers, two 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 or packing lunches.

Dates for the 2017-2018 season:

You can sign up to volunteer at Feel free to contact KrassiMira Garbett if you have any questions or would like more information at

We hope to see you this Sunday! Think about who you can bring with you!

If you have questions or would like any additional information on events or ministries at Glendale UMC, contact the church at 615.297.6233 or

Check out past sermons, music performances and worship services at

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