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 for Sunday, August 14, 2022:
In person in the sanctuary (masks now optional) and live online @ 10amCT
Your Weekly Note From Our Lead Pastor
Every Sunday we welcome into our congregation everyone, “no matter what you believe, or what you may doubt.” Few would argue that faith is the foundation of what it means to be Christian and most of us probably know someone who seems to have an unending amount of faith. But perhaps you see the faith of others and wonder, why don’t I have that kind of faith? Maybe your life experiences have caused you to doubt the goodness of God or if God even exists at all. If this rings true to you, you are in good company.
In fact, you are in the company of some who would be considered the heroes of our faith. It was revealed posthumously that Mother Teresa, considered a Saint the in Catholic Church had serious doubts during her lifetime. She said at one point, “…I look and do not see, listen and do not hear.”* Yet, we continue to look to her as an example of what it means to be a faithful Christian.
This Sunday @ 10am CT, we turn to the book of Hebrews to examine what it means to be faithful, even when we seem to have a lack of faith.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening This Sunday | August 14, 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
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 Sunday’s Message:
A Wandering Faith by Rev. Steph Dodge
If you will be joining us in person:
Masks are now optional for all indoor services + events. However, we have extra masks available for anyone who would prefer to wear one.
If you will be joining us online:
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
Route 66 drive through the Bible each week—right now we are exploring the New Testament! We will have games, science experiments and crafts all about the Bible passage of the day! Questions? Reach out to our Glendale Kids’ Leader Caddie Woodroof.
Adult Group // Sunday @11amCT
Each Sunday our adults gather in the fellowship hall after worship for coffee + conversation. We cover various topics related to faith + the world. Questions? Reach out to Gabe Horton.
Upcoming Events and Gatherings
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.
Wednesdays @ 6pm at the church
We have kicked off Whatever Wednesdays each Wednesday night as a time to get together midweek. Maybe it is cooking class led by Pastor Steph, painting class or a game night – each gathering will be something different and gives us a chance to take a break during the week, have some fun together and even meet some new people! All ages are welcome to this weekly gathering. Questions? Contact Pastor Steph Dodge
Coffee and Theology Adult Group
Meets every other Friday @ 7pm 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.
Next Gathering: TBA
Calling All Quilters and All Who Want to Learn! Lezleigh Kleibrink will be leading hand quilting classes for all who are interested! We will be learning techniques that are very simple, extremely portable, and VERY versatile! Questions? Reach out to Lezleigh Kleibrink.
Next Gathering: Wednesday, July 25th @ 6:30pm at Butchertown Hall – 1416 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
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! Questions and/or RSVP – reach out to Mary Kate Allen.
Have questions about any of our small groups? Email Pastor Steph Dodge.
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.