Over the summer, someone through a cinder block through one of our sanctuary windows (pictured above.) This was soon after having a booth at Franklin Pride which resulted in a visit from a YouTuber with an extensive follower base came under false pretenses to film a “gotcha” video during worship to post to target us for being an inclusive + affirming church. One of the eight new cameras has been installed to provide visual coverage of this side of the building.
We are almost there!
We are installing a new church-wide security system. So far, we have raised $28,795 towards our goal of $35,310.
We only have $6,515 left to go!
The Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church has supported us through a gift of $17,500 towards this project and our friends at West End UMC have donated $6,000. We give thanks for our United Methodist connection for this support to keep us safe at Glendale and for all of you who have donated so far – it really does take a village!
This new system includes eight new cameras which provide 360-degree visible coverage around the entire building with remote access, panic buttons throughout the building with instant communication to emergency personnel, new access controls for the parking lot and breezeway doors to better secure our two most active entry points into the building, a new exterior security door for our children’s classroom that provides protection from exterior threats, and other upgrades around the building to keep our community and those who use our building daily safe throughout the week.
There are a few ways to support this project – please be sure to note that your donation is marked for “security.”
1. Send in a check to Glendale UMC, 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204.
The mailbox is checked daily.
2. Donate on Venmo, Cash App or on PayPal:
on Venmo by searching for @GlendaleUMC
on Cash App by searching for $GlendaleUMC
or at PayPal.me/GlendaleUMC
3. Donate online at GlendaleUMC.org/Give.