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.


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Worship Status for Sunday, August 1, 2021:

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



Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor


One of my favorite memories from the 2019 Tennessee Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church was gathering in a large circle in the foyer of Brentwood United Methodist Church with other clergy and lay members to sing Draw the Circle Wide.  During that annual conference I was elected an alternate delegate to our 2020 Jurisdictional Conference, which finally took place in a shortened, virtual format last year.  At Jurisdictional Conference we approved the merger of the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences so we are now officially in the same conference as our friends in the Memphis and Western Kentucky regions.  In one sense, we drew the circle wider, although the United Methodist Church still has a lot more work to do in that area, so we we will keep singing.  This week we will take a look at how Jesus drew the circle wider and invites us to continue in that work.

We hope that you can be with us for worship in person or online on FacebookYouTube or on our website this Sunday @ 10amCT.

Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville

What’s Happening This Sunday | August 1, 2021



Nursery + Childcare // Sunday from 9:30-11:30am

Infants & children are always welcome in worship! However, we know that it might be easier for parents, grandparents, guardians and caregivers of young kids if they play in this safe + fun place just for kids during worship.  Our nursery is staffed with experienced caregivers that have undergone a comprehensive background check. Find more information on our nursery here.




Worship at Glendale // Sunday @ 10amCT

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

We are now back inside in the sanctuary for worship. Safety information is below. 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 do we go from here? by Rev. Steph Dodge



Summer Drop Drop-In Book Club // Sunday @ 11amCT

Join in on our drop-in small group this summer following worship 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 we are on break for the lunch happening after church. We will be talking about the Enneagram during Book Club on Sunday, August 8th @11am.

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


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





Small Groups


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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