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.
Worship Status for Sunday, April 18, 2021:
In Person Outdoor + Livestreamed Worship
Weather forecast for Sunday, April 18, 2021:
Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor
As a child, I loved to hear ghost stories. My brother had the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series and we would read each other the stories and scream and laugh. Over campfires with my cousins we would make up our own ghost stories to tell by the light of the fire. Easter stories are essentially ghost stories with one major difference –whereas ghosts tend to be a fleeting, immaterial form, Jesus appears in the flesh.
This Sunday at 10am CT, we hear the last of our Easter ghost stories for this Easter season. As the disciples are gathered around the campfire Jesus appears to them and asks for a snack, proving that he is not simply a ghost but is there in the flesh.
What does it mean that we worship a God who appears in the flesh and is not simply a ghost? Come find out this Sunday!
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening This Sunday | April 18, 2021
Join alongside us in worship this Sunday @ 10am CT in person + live 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
This service will be held outside on the lawn for those joining us in person. 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:
Experiencing Christ in the Flesh by Rev. Steph Dodge
We will welcome Marcus + Jocelyn Haynes into our Glendale Family during worship and will celebrate the Baptism of Marcus, Sebastion and Serenity!
If you will be joining us in person outside on the lawn,
here are some safety guidelines:
Before you arrive:
Do you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms of illness?
(If yes, please stay home and join us live online at GlendaleUMC.org/Live.)
Be sure to bring:
Face mask(s) for each person that comes with you
Lawn Chair(s) or Blanket(s) for the ground
We will have extra masks + hand sanitizer available.
When you arrive:
Please remember to stay physically distanced from one another when choosing your seating on the lawn. A friendly 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 livestream on Facebook, YouTube,
or on our website here at 8amPT/9MT/10CT/11ET.
Sunday Morning Book Club
Sundays @ 11amCT following worship – meet at the rocking chairs at Glendale + via zoom
We just started the book Native: Identity, Belonging and Rediscovering God by Kaitlin B. Curtis. Join us even if you haven’t had time to grab the book!
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.
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.