Mission + Service that Connect Faith + Life
Get involved! Check out the opportunities below to make a difference in the lives of one another in our community + the world.
Advocacy + Justice at Glendale
We continue to put our faith into action as we work for justice for all people. From meeting with legislators who write anti-trans legislation to letter writing campaigns to marching in peaceful protests, there are ways for you to get involved in advocacy + justice through Glendale. Check out our Facebook group here to get involved. Questions? Reach out to Heather Gee-Thomas at heather.thomas@
Photo: Glendale Team serving lunch at Community Care Fellowship in East Nashville.
Community Care Fellowship
We serve lunch to our siblings who are under-served and who are experiencing homelesness at Community Care Fellowship in East Nashville the first Tuesday each month we’d love for you to get involved! Questions? Reach out to Steven Adair at StevenAdair87@gmail.com.
The Little Library @ Glendale
Come visit The Little Library @ Glendale where kids and parents who come to play on our playground can take a break and read a book. We are partnering with Jump In Nashville to encourage everyone to read. If you have any books you would like to donate we will gladly accept them. Just drop them at The Little Library on the porch by the playground! Questions? Reach out to Pastor Steph Dodge at email@example.com.
Photo: Glendale Team serving at Mountain T.O.P.
Each year, Glendale sends a mission team to the Cumberland Plateau in rural Tennessee to help meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of those in this community. Jobs during this trip include replacing siding, roofing, flooring, interior remodeling and other jobs related to home repair. Questions? Reach out to Dusty Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion and PRIDE
As a community of faith that welcomes and affirms all people – no matter who you love or how you identify – we are intentional in showing up and being a part of Franklin Pride, Murfreesboro Pride and Nashville Pride each summer to make sure that our LGBTQIA+ siblings know that there is a community of faith where they can find community just as they are. Questions? Reach out to Steven Adair at StevenAdair87@gmail.com.
Pencil Partners with Glendale Elementary School & J.T. Moore Middle School
Through our partnership with Glendale and J.T. Moore, there are opportunities for mentoring and tutoring students. Questions? Reach out to Pastor Steph Dodge at email@example.com.
Do you want to get involved in prison ministry here in Nashville? Find out how both individually and as a church, we can get involved in various outreach efforts for our incarcerated siblings.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about Prison Ministry to lead this work at Glendale – let us know if you’d like to explore helping with this! Questions? Reach out to Pastor Steph Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Racial Justice + Black Lives Matter: Our Beliefs + Resources
As United Methodists: We recognize racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. Find more info + resources here.
Room In The Inn @ Glendale
Glendale hosts 12 men who are experiencing homelessness each month (November-March) on our campus. We are able to provide three meals, warm showers, fellowship and a safe place for our guests to sleep. Questions? Reach out to Dusty Grimes at email@example.com.
Check out these awesome community organizations that we partner with:
Nashville Launch Pad
Are you looking to get involved with youth in the Nashville community? Did you know that 30%+ of Nashville’s homeless community are LGBTQ youth? Launch Pad is a nonprofit organization that provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth without stable housing to sleep, shower and eat.
Questions? Reach out to Alan Whitley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out this awesome organization whose mission is to end pet homelessness before it begins! There are so many ways to help from fostering animals to donations of pet supplies. Find more information at www.pawsternashville.org. Questions? Reach out to Gabe Horton at email@example.com.
Is there a mission or service opportunity you’d like to see Glendale get involved in that you’re passionate about? Talk with Pastor Steph Dodge and let’s see if we can make it happen!