We seek to provide adults of all ages a safe + loving space where you can find connection, build relationship + live out the LOVE of Jesus.

Check out the current small group opportunities below. If you have questions email Pastor Steph

LIFE GROUPS at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN UMC


Want to join a LifeGroup?

These groups are intentionally smaller gatherings of our church community that meet regularly to journey together in faith + life. Our LifeGroups meet at restaurants, in each others’ homes, coffee shops and other places around the Greater Nashville Area to deepen their faith, have fun and serve in mission together.

If you are interested and/or have a question about our Life Groups, reach out to Chris.


Weekly Groups + Gatherings



Adult Group

Sundays Following Worship @ 11am
Stay after worship as we continue our exploration on the sermon and scripture of the day.  We will review the main points of the sermon and then do a deep dive into the Bible passage it was based on to discover what other lessons we can draw from it, share how we may have been inspired by the passage, and explore what practical actions we can take to live out God’s Word in our faith journeys.  Come + bring your thoughts and questions with you each week! Questions? Reach out to Ben.


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Glendale Sunday Brunch

Sundays Following Worship @ 11:15am
Want to go grab a bite to eat after worship? Come and eat with us at a different nearby restaurant each Sunday! This will be a great time to meet someone new or deepen our friendships over some delicious food. Meet up with the group leader (who will be holding up a sign) after worship each Sunday and we will head on over! All are welcome to join! Questions? Reach out to Anne.



Prayer Group

Tuesdays @ 10am at the church
All are invited to be part of our prayer group gatherings as we pray for our community and the world while working to deepen our individual prayer lives. Interested or have any questions? Reach out to Gwen.


Whatever Wednesdays at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN UMC (3)


Wednesdays @ 6pm at the church
We have kicked off Whatever Wednesdays each Wednesday night as a time to get together midweek. Maybe it is  cooking class led by Pastor Steph, painting class or a game night – each gathering will be something different and gives us a chance to take a break during the week, have some fun together and even meet some new people! All ages are welcome to this weekly gathering. Interested or have any questions? Reach out to Rachel.



Coffee and Theology Adult Group

Meets every other Friday @ 7pm at the 100 Oaks Panera
We dig into theology over coffee every other Friday night. Topics like Does Hell Exist and Who Actually Was Jesus have been recent discussions we’ve had. Bring your thoughts and questions and join us for some good conversation. Interested or have any questions? Reach out to Gabe.


Monthly Groups + Gatherings



Glendale Foodies

Meets Monthly – Typically on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm
Looking to check out new restaurants around Nashville? This group is for you! We will find a new local eatery each month – all ages are welcome to join! Questions and RSVP: Reach out to Ben.



LGBTQIA+ Parents & Allies Group

Meets Monthly – 4th Sunday of the Month @ 11:15am

Join us the 4th Sunday of the month after worship. Our purpose is to provide a safe space for both support of each other and support/advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community. This group will also be at the front doors and around the sanctuary during worship services if you are ever in need of a hug, resources or to talk. Interested or have any questions? Reach out to Heather.



Quilting Group

Meets Monthly – Typically Sunday Afternoons
Calling All Quilters and All Who Want to Learn! Lezleigh Kleibrink will be leading hand quilting classes for all who are interested!  We will be learning techniques that are very simple, extremely portable, and VERY versatile! Interested or have any questions? Reach out to Lezleigh.


Seasonal morning and evening studies, classes and retreats are ongoing. Contact us to find out about other current groups,  studies, and opportunities to get connected. Is there a small group that you’re looking for that we don’t currently have? Reach out and let us know!



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