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.


Worship Status for Sunday, June 20, 2021:

In Person (in the Sanctuary) + Online
@ 8amPT/9MT/10CT/11ET


Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor


As Christians we talk a lot about what it means to follow Jesus.  Most of us are familiar with the story of Jesus calming the storm, but it is easy to forget that this story is essentially about the disciples attempt to follow Jesus through a harrowing experience.  They are afraid, knowing that their very lives are at stake and Jesus essentially tells them to not be afraid, to hold steady, and to trust in God.  This is much easier said than done.  This week we will learn about what it looks like to follow God through stormy seasons and we will hear the story of one of our own who is doing just that within the United Methodist Church.  We hope that you can join us!

Worship alongside us live in person at Glendale or on FacebookYouTube or on our website this Sunday 10am CT.

Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville

What’s Happening This Sunday | June 20, 2021

Join alongside us in worship this Sunday @ 10am CT – either in person outside on the lawn or online. Worship at Glendale includes a message of hope and love, upbeat music and community made up of people with diverse faith journeys – old and young, raised in the church, have been away from the church, those from other denominations and faith traditions to some who question it all – you name it. All are welcome at Glendale. #YallMeansAll

This service will be held outside on the lawn for those joining us in person. We will also livestream the service on our Facebook page for those who live outside of the Greater Nashville Area or who’d prefer to worship with us from home.

This Sunday’s Message:

I’ve been meaning to ask…where are you from?  Creating Holy Curiosity
by Rev. Steph Dodge


If you will be joining us in person,
here are some safety guidelines:

Before you arrive:

Do you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms of illness?
(If yes, please stay home and join us live online at

Be sure to bring:

Face mask(s) for each person that comes with you – we require masks for all indoor worship services + events.
We will have extra masks + hand sanitizer available.

When you arrive:

Nashville is now considered as low-risk zone by the CDC. In keeping with current regulations, we recommend 3 ft of distance between households in the sanctuary. The back four pews will be reserved for those who would prefer additional room to space out as we continue to be mindful and care for our unvaccinated children and those who are immunocompromised. A reminder to avoid handshakes, hugs and other close contact with those outside of your household to make sure we live by our calling as United Methodists to #DoNoHarm and keep one another safe.


If you will be joining us online:


Find the livestream on FacebookYouTube,
or on our website here at 8amPT/9MT/10CT/11ET.





Small Groups


Sunday Morning Book Club

Sundays @ 11amCT  following worship – meet at the rocking chairs at Glendale + via zoom

Join in on our drop-in small group this summer following worship that begins THIS Sunday! Each week we’ll have a different short reading / essay / poem / song / video that’s relevant to our lives today so you can drop-in any Sunday that you are able to, without committing to a whole book study – how easy is that?!?

This Sunday, Gabe Horton leads our discussion, with a short video and accompanying (even shorter) reading. You can watch, read, or both. Warning: They’re short, but they pack a punch!

Video: “I Deny the Resurrection”
Reading: “A Parable”


Tuesday Morning Prayer Group – Virtual + 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 James. Bring all your doubts and questions with you!

Have questions, need a Zoom links or would like to start another small group that is missing here?
Email Pastor Steph.


GIFTS at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN

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

3. Donate online at
(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.


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