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, December 5, 2021:

In person in the Sanctuary (masks required) +
Livestreamed Online @ 8amPT/9MT/10CT/11ET



Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor

Steph-Dodge-Glendale-United-Methodist-Church-Lead-PastorI’ve noticed a pattern around the neighborhood of Glendale that houses are regularly disappearing.  One day there is a perfectly normal house on a lot and the next there is only a hole in the ground.  While I am not sure about the practicality of tearing down houses simply to build fancier ones, I can appreciate that if you are building something new, it is important to clear away the old all the way down to the foundation.  It would not be smart to build a new house without knowing if the foundation is solid.  So the builders remove every last bit of the old house and lay a new foundation to ensure that the new house is standing on firm ground.  This week as we continue our journey to seek a home that can only be found in the loving arms of Christ, we will start laying the foundation for that home.  We hope that you make worship with us a part of your foundation this Advent season this Sunday @ 10amCT.

Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville


What’s Happening This Sunday | December 5, 2021



Nursery + Childcare // Sunday from 9:30am-12:30pm

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.


Advent Worship at Glendale // Sunday @ 10amCT


Join alongside us in worship this Sunday @ 10am CT – either in person in the sanctuary (masks required) 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 – masks are required for all indoor services and small groups. More 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:

Laying Foundation by Rev. Steph Dodge


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. We continue to be mindful and care for our unvaccinated children and those who are immunocompromised as we 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.


Kids and Adult Sunday Groups // After Worship @ 11amCT

The nursery will be open for children age 4 and younger during this hour so kids (age 5+) and adults can gather together in their groups – more info below:


Glendale Kids Small Group // Sunday @ 11amCT

Kids ages 5+ are invited to come and play games, take part in science experiments and make crafts all centered around the Bible passage of the day! We will be walking through the New Testament this Fall.


Adult Advent Study // Sunday @ 11amCT

We will be walking through the book, Keep Watch with Me. You are more than welcome to come to the weekly small group without reading the book, however, the book is an amazing daily devotional for the Advent season. Please email Pastor Steph if you’d like us to order you a book. There is a suggested donation of $14 which covers the cost of the book, but please don’t let that stop you from coming and being a part of this gathering! We’ve got you covered!




Upcoming Events and Gatherings


Glendale Foodies

Wednesday, December 8th @ 6:30pm at OSH Restaurant & Grill
Looking to check out new restaurants around Nashville? This group is for you! We will find a new local eatery each month – all ages are welcome to join! RSVP:


Blue Christmas Service with East End UMC at Glendale

Wednesday, December 15th @ 6:30pm
For our monthly evening prayer service in December, we will hold our annual Blue Christmas Service. East End UMC will be joining us for this time together. This service of music and prayer is centered around remembrance, grief and healing. For many, the Christmas season can be a time of sadness, and Glendale offers this service annually as a safe and sacred place to find comfort during this season. We hope you will also invite anyone you know who may find this service meaningful.



Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Friday, December 24th @ 4pmCT
Join us for our annual family-friendly Christmas Eve Candlelight Service as we celebrate the birth of our Savior. Bring the whole family and invite a friend to this very special service you won’t want to miss!


Small Groups


Weekly Morning Prayer Group

Tuesdays @ 10am CT at the church
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.

Coffee and Theology Adult Group

Meets every other Friday @ 6pm at the 100 Oaks Panera
We dig into theology over coffee every other Friday night. Topics like Hell and who is Jesus has been recent topics we’ve looked at. We’d love for you to join us.  Bring your thoughts and questions and join us for some good conversation. Questions? Email Gabe Horton


Have questions about any of our small groups?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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