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 to age 5 from 9am until 11am 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 caregivers. Find more information here.
Is Glendale's building accessible?

Glendale UMC is committed to making our church a comfortable, accessible place for everyone. Our building is completely accessible by:
an entry ramp into the building from the parking lot,  handicap accessible parking spaces and wheelchair accessible restrooms. There are no steps inside to get throughout the main level of the building, which includes the sanctuary.
Can a visitor take communion?

Yes! The table of Holy Communion is Christ’s table, not the table of The United Methodist Church or Glendale UMC. The table is open to anyone who seeks to lead a Christian life, together with their children, to receive the bread and cup.
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 arrange a funeral or memorial service?

The death of a loved one can be a very traumatic and difficult season.  Glendale will do all that we can to journey with you through the valley, knowing that God is present and close to the brokenhearted. God’s Grace will see you through!  To schedule a funeral or memorial service, please contact the church to schedule a meeting who will help you with arrangements to celebrate the live of your loved one. Find more information on holding a memorial service at Glendale here.
How do I request prayer?

To submit a prayer request, contact the church or complete Glendale’s Prayer Request Form here.

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