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, October 17, 2021:

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



Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor


As we close out our series on Returning to Normal this week, we will spend this Sunday talking about something that is not normal for most of us — rest. Most of us are probably aware that God commanded the Israelites to rest on the seventh day and we probably also know that keeping the sabbath holy is one of the ten commandments, but how many of us actually practice it?  This week we will talk about normalizing rest in our lives.  We hope that you can get some rest and join us on Sunday in-person or online @ 8amPT/9MT/10CT/11ET.

Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville


What’s Happening This Sunday | October 17, 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.




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:

Returning to Rest 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 Small Groups // On Break this Sunday

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 // On Break this Sunday

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 Small Group on Self-Compassion // On Break this Sunday

Join us for a time to discuss and practice self-compassion this Sunday. Self-compassion is a kind-hearted way of treating one’s self the same way you would treat a good friend.  It is the designed to help transform pain and suffering into strength and courage.  Self-compassion is a practice centered around treating yourself with kindness, connecting to others, creating emotional balance, and loving your imperfections.  We hope to see you this Sunday!




Upcoming Gatherings


Evening Prayer Service at Glendale

Wednesday, November 17 @ 6:30pm
Gathering for morning and evening prayer has long been a tradition in the Christian faith.  We invite you to come and end your work day with a simple service of prayer giving thanks to God and lifting up the prayers of our community and our world.  Our prayer service will begin at 6:30pm and dinner will follow.


Small Groups


Tuesday Morning Prayer Group – Virtual + In Person

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.

Thursday Evening Bible Study

On Break Until Fall

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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