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
In a few short weeks, we will participate in an Ash Wednesday to begin the season of Lent. In years past, you would come forward during this service and I would say, “Repent and believe the gospel” as I drew a cross on your forehead in ash. Our service will likely be virtual this year, but we are working on getting together a Lent kit so that you can participate in this tradition from your home. However you participate this year, our call will be the same: to repent and believe the good news.
In our scripture text this week, we hear those very same words from Jesus and it causes some of those who hear the message to immediately drop what they are doing and follow Jesus. It makes me wonder what about the good news was so compelling to those fisherman that they would drop everything to follow Jesus? What good news would cause you to drop everything and follow? Let’s think about that question as we join together for worship this Sunday.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening this Sunday | January 24, 2021
Join alongside us in worship – a service that will include 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, new to church, those from other denominations and faith traditions to some who question it all – you name it. All are welcome at Glendale. #YallMeansAll
This Sunday’s Message:
Repent and Believe the Good News by Rev. Steph Dodge
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Glendale Book Club
Sundays @ 1pm CT via zoom
We just finished our last book and are currently choosing our next one to start reading! Have a suggestion? Let us know!
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 James. 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.