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.
Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor
This Sunday is known as Reign of Christ Sunday or Christ the King Sunday in our lectionary calendar. It is the Sunday before the start of the Advent season (which starts 4 Sundays before Christmas), it is also the last Sunday of the year in our Christian lectionary calendar. The Christian Calendar starts with Advent, the season leading up to Christ’s birth. So if you’ve had all you can stand of this year, you may take some hope in knowing we have finally reached the end of the Christian calendar year.
So I encourage you to put up your Christmas decorations if you haven’t already and make preparations to receive the joy of the Christ child on Christmas morning, even if these holidays look a lot different this year. Remember that no matter what happens Christ still reigns in our hearts and in our lives.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening this Sunday | November 29, 2020
This Sunday’s Message:
What are You Waiting For? by Rev. Steph Dodge
Worship LIVE alongside us online at 10am CT here.
Glendale Book Club
Sundays @ 1pm CT via zoom
Our weekly book club is reading “Inspired” by Rachel Held Evans. You can get it on Amazon (find it here: http://ow.ly/Y16F30racmW) or at your local library. Message us for the Zoom meeting link – we hope you will join us – it is not too late to join in!
Justice Education Initiative
Next Gathering: TBA
Interested in learning about the racial disparity that pervades the U.S. criminal justice and prison systems? We hope you’ll be part of this group that will find ways to support our siblings who are currently incarcerated and will put our faith into action and work and advocate for change in our justice and prison systems. Join us for our kick-off gathering this Monday night: find more information here.
Tuesday Morning Prayer Group – Virtual and In-Person
1st, 3rd + any 5th Tuesdays @ 10am CT via zoom and 2nd + 4th Tuesdays @ 10am CT at the church
We will continue our virtual prayer group on Tuesdays at 10am for anyone wanting to join remotely. All are invited to be part of our prayer group gatherings as we pray for our community and the world while working to deepen our individual prayer lives.
Thursday Evening Bible Study
Thursdays @ 7pm CT via zoom
Come join us for an awesome time together as we check-in with one another and work through the book of 1st Corinthians. Bring all your doubts and questions with you!
Have questions, want the Zoom links or would like to start another small group that is missing here? Email Pastor Steph.
Even though we are not able to meet in person, your financial gifts still support ongoing mission + ministry – check out these ways you can easily continue to help support Glendale:
1. Send in your check to Glendale UMC, 900 Glendale Lane, Nashville, TN 37204.
The mailbox is checked daily.
2. Donate via Venmo, Cash App or on PayPal.
via Venmo by searching for @GlendaleUMC
via Cash App by searching for $GlendaleUMC
or via PayPal directly at PayPal.me/GlendaleUMC
3. Donate online at GlendaleUMC.org/Give.
(You can also set up weekly or monthly recurring giving so you
don’t have to worry about it in the future.)
4. Give on Facebook through the DONATE button on our Facebook page here.