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
A little over a year ago a couple I had been close to in college died in a horrible car accident. This past week I was looking through an email list and unexpectedly came across one of their email addresses and I found myself shocked to remember that they are gone. It seems easier to imagine that they will just show up at our next college reunion.
This year as we continue to journey through this pandemic, there are people all over the world who have had to come to terms with the loss of loved ones. As a church, we remember those close to us who have passed every year on All Saint’s Day. While we grieve for their loss, it is also important to remember what they gave to us and what they taught us about Christ.
When I think back on my friends from college I know that they were instrumental in leading me into the ministry, whether or not that was their intention. I am grateful for the direction they gave me and how it led me to where I am today.
This Sunday as you join us for worship, I hope you will take the time to remember the Saints in your own life that have gone on to glory and that you will reflect on the ways that they have guided your own life.
Worship alongside us LIVE this Sunday at 10am CT here or in person outside on the lawn.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening this Sunday | November 1, 2020
This Sunday’s Message:
The Way of the Saints: Witness by Rev. Steph Dodge
Worship LIVE alongside us online at 10am CT here or in person on the lawn!
If you are joining us in person (we hope you will):
Before you arrive:
Do you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms of illness? (If yes, please stay home.)
Be sure to bring:
Face mask(s) for each person that comes with you
Lawn Chair(s) or Blanket(s) for the ground
When you arrive:
Please remember to stay physically distanced from one another. Please avoid hugs, handshakes – and even fistbumps – so we keep everyone safe + healthy.
Glendale Book Club
Sundays @ 1pm CT via zoom
Our weekly book club is reading “Inspired” by Rachel Held Evans. You can get it on Amazon (find it here: http://ow.ly/Y16F30racmW) or at your local library. Message us for the Zoom meeting link – we hope you will join us – it is not too late to join in!
Justice Education Initiative
Next Gathering: Monday, October 26th @ 7pm CT
Interested in learning about the racial disparity that pervades the U.S. criminal justice and prison systems? We hope you’ll be part of this group that will find ways to support our siblings who are currently incarcerated and will put our faith into action and work and advocate for change in our justice and prison systems. Join us for our kick-off gathering this Monday night: find more information here.
Tuesday Morning Prayer Group – Virtual and 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 1st Corinthians. Bring all your doubts and questions with you!
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.