Love Is Not Shut Down at Glendale United Methodist Church Nashville TN UMC2 (Custom)

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


Early on in this pandemic there were a lot of jokes going around about the amount of food people were consuming in quarantine.  It seems that being at home made it easier for people to snack throughout the day.  I don’t know if people’s hunger for snacks has changed as this pandemic has progressed but I do sense that there is a great hunger for something else—grace.  As our stress levels increase from the many changes we have had to make, it makes it harder to extend grace to others and likewise many of us have found the grace of others to be in short supply.

In this week’s scripture text, Jesus feeds about 5,000 people with just five loves of bread and two fish.  This meal doesn’t just feed their physical hunger, but is an act of grace towards the crowds that have been following him alone.  If you find yourself in need of some of that grace, I hope you will join us 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

Worship alongside us live this Sunday at 10am CT here.

This Sunday’s Message:

Feeding On God’s Grace by Rev. Steph Dodge,




Outdoor Worship 

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.

You can also worship alongside us live online at 7pm CT 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.


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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