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
It is often said that hindsight is 20/20 and I think this will especially be true as we look back on the year 2020. One day when we know more about the coronavirus, we will likely look back and wonder why we didn’t handle this pandemic better.
Sometimes when I look back on my own life I think, “If only I had known what I know now, I would have done things differently.” If I had known that I was going to become a pastor, I may have taken more psychology courses in college. And if I had known what all pastoring entails, I probably would have taken some courses in finance, administration and leadership. Hindsight is 20/20. Despite what I may be lacking in some areas, I also have seen many of the ways that God prepared me to be just where I am. Even though I sometimes feel like I am lacking some necessary skills, I find that God has been able to work through me with what I’ve got. This week we will hear about how God takes care of us even when we feel like we might be in a little over our heads. Even though we may not be able to see it right now, someday we will look back and be amazed at all the ways that God has carried us through even in difficult times.
Worship alongside us LIVE online this Sunday here at 10am CT.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening this Sunday | August 9, 2020
Online Worship | This Sunday @ 10am CT
Join us a service with a message of hope and love, upbeat music and 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:
I Had A Dream by Dr. David Thornton
Outdoor Worship + Communion | Sunday, August 23rd @ 7pm
We hope you will join us outside on the lawn at 7pm CT (after the summer heat had cooled down) and join us for a time of fellowship, worship and communion. Each person will be given a prepackaged communion kit during the service.
Find more information on our Facebook event page here.
Weekly Small Groups
Glendale Book Club
Sundays @ 1pm via zoom
We are reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. You can find it on Amazon here in paperback, hardcover, Kindle, CD and audiobook.
About Just Mercy:
A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”—John Legend
Tuesday Morning Prayer Group – Virtual and In-Person
1st, 3rd + any 5th Tuesdays @ 10am via zoom and 2nd + 4th Tuesdays @ 10am 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.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Wednesdays@ 6pm via zoom
Come join us for an awesome time together as we check-in with one another and work through the book of John. Bring all your doubts and questions with you!
Thursday Evening Walking Group
We will continue being part of the #WeWalkWithShawn community walk every Thursday evening – please email us for meeting location + time.
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.