Frequently Asked Questions…

What is a reconciling congregation?

The congregation of Glendale UMC – Nashville voted unanimously on August 11, 2019 to become a reconciling congregation which is affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network. Although we had long been an inclusive church that welcomes and affirms all people no matter who they love or how they identify, this was an intentional act to officially state that this community of faith is a safe place for all people with no exceptions and no exclusions.
Do you provide childcare?

Childcare is provided for both infants and children up to age 5 from 9:45 to 11:15am each Sunday. Childcare for special events is on an event to event basis – please contact the church for more information. The nursery is located in the education building, accessible from the side door off the parking lot. Our nursery has cribs and offers a spacious play area with many fun, interactive toys for the children and is staffed by two (or more) caregivers. Find more information on our nursery here.
Are Glendale's building + worship services inclusive + accessible?

We are committed to making our church a safe space for everyone. Each worship service provides live ASL interpretation. Our building is completely accessible by: an entry ramp into the building from the parking lot with a new electric door and wheelchair accessible restrooms. There are no steps inside to get throughout the main level of the building, which includes the sanctuary. We also have two all-gender restrooms to provide safe, private space for all people.
Who is welcome to take communion?

Everyone! We believe that The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion or the Eucharist – whichever you want to call it – is open to ALL people. There are no barriers or conditions to receiving Christ’s invitation to the table. Not baptized? No problem. Not a member of The UMC or Glendale? Definitely no issue there! Communion is one of God’s many gifts that are given freely to us – it is a tangible act that we are each invited to celebrate with one another in community. Communion at Glendale is always served with grape juice – not wine. We also have an option of gluten free bread. This provides a truly open table experience that all people can be apart of.
How can I reserve a room at Glendale?

To request the use of rooms or facilities at Glendale, contact the church at You can request the use of classrooms, the sanctuary, kitchen and Marston Fellowship Hall. Find more information about facility rentals here.
Do you allow non-member weddings?

It would be our joy to host your wedding at Glendale United Methodist Church! For more information, contact the church or click here for our wedding information.
How do I request prayer?

To submit a prayer request, contact the church.

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