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, May 29, 2022:
In person in the sanctuary (masks now optional) and live online @ 10amCT
Your Weekly Note From Our Lead Pastor
Last week Professor Weems in my Effective and Visionary Leadership course shared the story of a church so small that it didn’t even have a bathroom. This church, however, dreamed about having its own pastor rather than having to share one with other churches as is often the case for smaller churches. For some reason they believed that their lack of a bathroom was what was holding them back from getting their own pastor so in a meeting with their district superintendent they were bold enough to ask if they could have their own pastor if they would build a bathroom. Whether out of pity, curiosity, or something else, the superintendent acquiesced; if this church built a bathroom they would get their own pastor. The church immediately got to work energized by their vision of having their own pastor. Because of their passion for this project, people gave money and other churches in the community even contributed to the project. The money was raised, the bathroom was built, and the church got its pastor. Sometimes the object of a vision is not as important as the energy behind it.
In this week’s scripture text, Paul receives a vision from God that he feels compelled to follow. As a church, Glendale has a pretty compelling mission. This Sunday @ 10amCT, we will talk about how we might share our vision with others in a way that invites others to be a part of what God is doing here.
Rev. Steph Dodge
Lead Pastor, Glendale UMC – Nashville
What’s Happening This Sunday | May 29, 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:
Sharing the Vision by Rev. Steph Dodge
If you will be joining us in person,
here are some safety guidelines:
In accordance with CDC guidelines, guidance from our Glendale medical professionals, and in recognition that Metro Nashville Davidson County is now designated at a “low risk” community level, all in person worship services and indoor events will be mask-optional beginning Sunday, March 27, 2022. We will have extra masks + hand sanitizer available. We also encourage you to wear a mask if would prefer to continue doing so. Due to recent technology improvements, will be setting up our Fellowship Hall as an overflow space that will livestream worship from the sanctuary into this space for those who would like to be with us in person, but would like to space out more. This space can also be used for any parents who may need to use the space for any of their children’s needs, but will still allow them to be a part of the worship experience. An important reminder that your children are welcome in the sanctuary every Sunday during worship and we give thanks for the noises they make!
We continue to be mindful and care for our unvaccinated children and those who are immunocompromised as we make sure we live by our calling as United Methodists to #DoNoHarm and keep one another safe.
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.
Glendale Youth // Meets Every Other Sunday @11amCT
Next Gathering: Sunday, June 12th @ 11am
We will gather in the youth room for music, a devotion and conversation! Questions? Reach out to Lee Rector.
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.
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: Sunday. June 12th @ 2pm at Glendale
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: TBA
1135 Bell Road, Antioch, TN 37013
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.