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, September 26, 2021:

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



Your Weekly Note from our Lead Pastor


Blessed are the unemployed.
Blessed are those who are experiencing homelessness.
Blessed are people who are incarcerated.
Blessed are refugees, illegal immigrants, and queer folx.


Sometimes we lose the shocking reality of Jesus’ words because we don’t understand the context in which he spoke them.  If reading the Bible doesn’t challenge you, you might be reading it wrong.  This week we will look at a well-known sermon of Jesus’ as we grapple with what Jesus calls normal in the kin-dom of God.

We hope to see you this Sunday in-person or online @ 8amPT/9MT/10CT/11ET.

Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville


What’s Happening This Sunday | September 26, 2021



Nursery + Childcare // Sunday from 9:30-11:30am

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 God’s Upside-down Kin-dom by Rev. Steph Dodge




Summer Drop Drop-In Book Club // On Break this Sunday for Pride Weekend

Join in on our drop-in small group this summer following worship this Sunday! Each week we’ll have a different short reading / essay / poem / song / video that’s relevant to our lives today so you can drop-in any Sunday that you are able to, without committing to a whole book study – how easy is that?!?


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. The back four pews will be reserved for those who would prefer additional room to space out as we continue to be mindful and care for our unvaccinated children and those who are immunocompromised. A 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 worship livestream on FacebookYouTube,
or on our website here at 8amPT/9MT/10CT/11ET.





Upcoming Gatherings

Evening Prayer Service at Glendale

Wednesday, September 22nd @ 6:30pm


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Glendale Youth Fall Kickoff

Sunday, September 26th @ 11am
We will be heading to a trampoline park and getting lunch together after worship on Sunday, September 26th for our Fall Youth Kickoff! Invite your friends! Questions? Email Pastor Steph.


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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