Your Weekly Note from our Pastor
What a relief that fall is finally here. After such a long and hot summer the fall weather has been greatly welcomed by many people. One of the things I always look forward to in the fall is getting away from the city and out on the hiking trails and mountain bike trails to enjoy the crisp air and colorful leaves.
For the past 8 years, I have had the opportunity to go on a fall mission trip to Mountain TOP. Mountain TOP is an organization that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and has been around for more than 40 years. Their mission is to meet the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of the people on the Cumberland Plateau in one of the economically poorest regions in TN. The camp that we stay at is located in rural Grundy County where you can easily find an abundance of fall foliage.
When I go on this mission trip each year I am going in part to work with and build relationships with others in need, but I also, selfishly, go so that I can get away from the traffic and the hustle of the city. So that I can breathe in the fresh air and take a break from the office. This year I have the joy of taking Alan, Bill, Kellie, Lee, and Steven along with me. I can’t wait to experience Mountain TOP with our Glendale family.
I hope that you will be in worship with us on Sunday at 10am so you can hear all about our experience—the good, the bad, and the hilarious. Please keep us in your prayers this weekend as we go and serve our neighbors in Grundy County.
What’s Happening this Sunday | October 21, 2018
Nursery & Childcare | Sunday from 9-11am
Our staffed nursery is available every Sunday during small groups and worship for children ages 5 and under.
Infants & children are always welcome in worship! There is a special place in the back of the sanctuary, the narthex, which can be used if you need to walk around with your child during worship.
Glendale Kids | Sunday @ 9am
Fall 2018 Kid’s Study – Building Faith, Brick by Brick
This small group for kids features active-learning experiences to catch kids’ interest and teach them lessons they’ll remember, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture with life applications to encourage children to use what they’ve learned. Find more info @ GlendaleUMC.org/Kids
Adult Small Group | Sunday @ 9am
Fall 2018 Adult Study – Lectio Divina
This class offers Lectio Divina (lek-see-o dee-vee-na), the oldest, gentlest way of way of reading and meditating on scripture that leads to sweet conversation with God and profound rest. For well over a thousand years, this was really the only way of engaging with Scripture, until it was widely replaced by critical analysis. Now, people are rediscovering this ancient and always new way of communing with God. Sunday mornings at 9, come and listen, come and share your conversation with God!
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: Mountain TOP by Rev. Steph Dodge
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!
Weekly Community Walking Group
Thursday Evenings @ 6pm
Calling all walkers or anyone who wants to add a healthy activity to their weekly routine! A community walking group is starting and we’d love for you to join us Thursday nights at 6pm. There is a 1 mile course and a 3 mile course around the neighborhood you can choose from. Invite a friend or a neighbor to join you – all are welcome! Meet us in the Glendale UMC parking lot! More info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adult Small Group
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.
October Gathering TBA
Location: Glendale UMC – Nashville | 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204
Friendsgiving Potluck | Thursday, November 7th @ 6pm
Contact Pastor Steph at email@example.com for address
Prayer + Coffee Adult Small Group
2nd & 4th Tuesdays Each Month @ 10am
All are invited to join us for this new small group starting on September 11th which will meet the second and fourth Tuesday every month. This group will focus on deepening our individual prayer lives and keeping our community and world in prayer – all with delicious coffee!
Spiritual Friends Network Group
Next Gathering: Monday, November 12th @ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glendale Community Prayer List
If you have added someone to the prayer list and they no longer need to be on it, please contact email@example.com. 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 GlendaleUMC.org/PrayerRequest.
We’re looking for Liturgists, Greeters & Musicians for Worship
Would you like to get involved in the worship service on a Sunday? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to get involved!
Extravagant Generosity @ Glendale in 2018
Your financial gifts to Glendale UMC help our congregation be in mission and ministry to our local community and to the world. In 2017, our service in mission budget was $21,492 which helped support numerous local & global missions. Help us make a bigger impact this year!
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.
Leave your checkbook at home!
Go to GlendaleUMC.org/Give on your phone or
computer and give online – one time or
recurring (weekly or monthly) gifts.
Use your phone to give anytime on the Venmo app.
Available on iPhone and Android devices.
Search for @GlendaleUMC to find us!
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: www.krogercommunityrewards.com. 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: GlendaleUMC.org/UMCMarket
Glendale Little Library
Glendale will soon be starting a little library so that kids and parents who come to play on our playground can take a break and read a book. We are partnering with Jump In Nashville to encourage everyone to read this summer. If you have any books you would like to donate we will gladly accept them. Check out the table in the hallway for more information, to grab a free bookmark, and to drop off book donations. We hope you will join us on our quest to read more this summer!
Community Care Fellowship
Glendale UMC serves meals to our underprivileged and homeless brothers & sisters at Community Care Fellowship in East Nashville each month and we need you! Sign up to help serve: GlendaleUMC.org/CCF | More info: James Poland – email@example.com
Items Needed for Community Care Fellowship:
Allergy Pills, Rubbing Alcohol, Reading Glasses, Diapers (Size 4, 5, 6), T-Shirts (Small & Medium), Underwear (Small & Medium), 55 Gallon Trash Bags & Coffee.
If you are able to donate these items, please drop them in the CCF basket located in the hallway.
NEW! Launch Pad Nashville
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.
More info: Alan Whitley – firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! Prison Ministry
Do you want to get involved in prison ministry here in Nashville? Find out how both individually and as a church, we can get involved in various outreach efforts for our incarcerated brothers & sisters. For more information, get in touch with Sarah Tencer at email@example.com.
Room In the Inn 2018-2019 Season
Every 2nd 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.
You can sign up to volunteer at GlendaleUMC.org/RITI. Feel free to contact KrassiMira Garbett if you have any questions or would like more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 are needed in the areas of reading comprehension and math on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3pm. Contact Jenni Joy, JT Moore’s tutoring coordinator and find more information at GlendaleUMC.org/Tutor.
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 email@example.com.
Check out past sermons, music performances and worship services at glendaleumc.org/videos