We Are Inclusive + Affirming + Reconciling

At Glendale, we believe every person is of sacred worth and created in God’s image. We believe that Jesus is our Savior and that he has taught us how to receive and share love, grace, and mercy.

We believe the Spirit calls us to live according to the example of Christ. We therefore commit to cultivate inclusive love and intentional hospitality with all people, and welcome and affirm persons of every race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, faith story, education, physical or mental ability, or economic status.

We consider our diversity to be a gift from God that strengthens us to worship, learn and serve in Christ’s name.

Click here to learn more about what we’re all about and how we put our faith into action here.

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Our Welcome Message // Read Aloud at Every Service + Event

 We at Glendale UMC want you to know that no matter:
Where you’ve come from or where you are going; what you believe or what you may doubt; what you are feeling or just not feeling; what you have or don’t have; and no matter the color of your skin, who you love or how you identify – all of who you are is welcomed into this community of faith by a God who loves you and knows you by name.

We Are An Official Reconciling Congregation

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On August 11, 2019, our congregation voted unanimously to become part of the Reconciling Ministries Network as an official reconciling congregation. This means we are an intentionally inclusive community that welcomes + affirms all people no matter who they love or their gender identity.

Putting Our Faith Into Action

Photo: Glendale UMC at Nashville PRIDE 2022

Glendale SHOWS UP @ Nashville Pride!

Looking for a group to walk with in the parade down Broadway? We’d love for you to join us! Find more information at

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Snack Packs for The Oasis Center

We collect items to make snack packs for the Oasis Center to hand out to young people in need – many of whom are experiencing homelessness in our city. Find more information at


Gloves for Launch Pad Nashville

Help us make a difference in the lives of the homeless youth in Nashville. We partner with Nashville Launch Pad which is a volunteer-based initiative striving to provide street free sleep to youth between the ages of 18-24 with a focus on being affirming and welcoming to LGBTQ youth. Find more information at

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