Glenn Memorial UMC
Monday, December 22, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor


Advent Small Groups

The Education Team invites individuals & groups to read and share together: Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Advent and Christmas with Charles Wesley. Books available to order online through Cokesbury, Amazon, or your book favorite retailer - ranging $5 (used) to $12 (new). If you would like to have the church office order a book for you or to be connected with a small group to share together, contact Rev. Susan Pinson


It’s Time to Order your Christmas Poinsettias!

Given in honor or memory of your loved one(s), these beautiful plants will be on display in the sanctuary during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Only $10 each. Order before December 8 by calling Betty Jo in the church office at 404.634.3936 or email her at You may take home the poinsettia(s) you order on December 21 after the 11am worship service.


Called Church Conference on Reconciling Ministry Network (RMN) results

The results are in from the Church Conference vote concerning the motion for Glenn to become a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. There were 307 votes cast by full professing members of the church. Of the votes cast, 87% were in favor of the motion, surpassing the 80% requested by the Rainbow Advocacy group, and approved by Church Council. Glenn will become a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. We are grateful to Rev. Dana Everhart, our District Superintendent, for leading us through this process.

It was quite obvious from the turnout of our membership for this important decision, and by the speakers who spoke both in favor and in opposition to the motion, that the life and ministry of Glenn Memorial UMC is a central concern and commitment to every person gathered. It was also clear from the kind regards the speakers had for one another and for the full body, and the respect shown to the speakers by those gathered, that we are a congregation willing to work together on critical issues on which we do not all agree.

Glenn Memorial is, has been and will continue to be a place of openness and welcome as we strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. May God guide us into the future as we seek to be a community of faith dedicated to loving God and loving neighbor.


Boxtops for Education!

Support the Glenn School for Young Children by clipping & collecting Boxtops for Education from your groceries. Bags/envelopes of Boxtops can be dropped off in the Glenn School mailbox. Counted & labeled? Even better! Thank you!


Baptisms & Membership


Special Delivery-Poinsettias!  
Volunteers are needed to deliver poinsettias (donated by the Ward Sunday School class) to homebound church members in December.  You and your family are invited to volunteer to deliver 1 or more poinsettias during a time convenient for you and the recipient.  For more info & to volunteer, contact Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936, ext. 103. 
Interested in baptism for yourself or children and "officially" joining our church family at Glenn? We welcome you! Membership and baptisms are as simple as prayerful consideration, conversations of intention, an easy form to fill out, coordinating calendars, and WELCOMING you and your family into the church. Feel free to contact any of our ministers, including Senior Pastor Alice Rogers, or simply contact Sara LaDew in the church office at 404-634-3936.


Proposed Capital Campaign Plan Options - Report from Coxe-Curry

As Glenn UMC grows and looks to the future, all are invited to view and share feedback on the feasibility of the proposed campaign plan – click here to review the proposed plans. The final report summarizing the results of Coxe-Curry's feasibility study is now available for review. 

UPDATE: The Church Council and the Board of Trustees have named a Steering Committee to finalize a recommendation to Glenn about a capital campaign. The recommendation from the committee involves choosing from the possible projects which were suggested during the Coxe Curry study, obtaining more detailed plans and better estimates for the capital projects chosen, setting the monetary goals for a campaign and deciding on the timing of a campaign. Members of the Steering Committee include representatives from many Glenn committees, such as the Altar Guild, Environmental, Missions and others, so that as many interests of Glenn members can be considered as is possible.


Volunteer at Glenn

We invite volunteers of all ages to “get plugged in” through mission and ministry with hands-on projects, leadership opportunities, and other ways of sharing your gifts of time and service.  The Body of Christ – the church – is made of many people with many gifts, so THANK YOU for sharing yours! Click here to fill out the volunteer interest form or to sign up for a specific Glenn sponsored service project. 

Visit the Church Library

The recently updated Edward G. Mackay Library is open and waiting for you!  The library is open M-F, 8am-4pm, and during Wednesday and Sunday ministry hours. Books, DVDs, commentaries, & more available for check-out. The computer is available for research & feel free to search the computer database by subject, title, or author. For assistance, contact our librarian, Chris Pollette


Intown Collaborative Ministries (ICM) Food Pantry Needs You

In addition to financial support and food donations, Glenn had been asked to help support the ICM Food Pantry by signing up volunteers to work at the pantry on Saturday mornings. You are welcome to sign up as individuals on any given Saturday, but Glenn will send a large group of volunteers 4 Saturdays in 2014. The final date that Glenn is responsible for is September 6 (which is Good Neighbor Day). We need 12 volunteers to help from 10:15 to 12:30ish. The food pantry is located at Druid Hills UMC, at the corner of Ponce and Briarcliff.

You may also help ICM by volunteering to pack special packages of groceries each Friday afternoon. 2-3 people are needed to come to Druid Hills United Methodist Church after 2:30 pm but before 4:00 pm. The team will package approx. 20 bags of groceries which will be distributed on Saturday morning. The exercise will take about 1 hour. If you are interested, send your name and email address to the Pantry Leader, Laura Cushing at You don't have to be available every Friday to participate. This is an ideal opportunity for a team of friends who might like to volunteer together once a month or more often. Youth are welcome with an adult. Families are always welcome, too. Perfect for those who can't come on Saturday!


Show your Church Bulletin and receive discounts @ Local Emory Village and Emory Point Restaurants! 

Slice & Pint offers a free appetizer with the purchase of one of their signature pizzas.

Yogli-Mogli offers a 15% discount on your purchase of frozen yogurt.

Zoës Kitchen offers a complimentary piece of Ya-Ya Chocolate Cake (offer valid with purchase)! Must be presented on the same Sunday.

BurgerFi offers a 10% discount of your purchase. Valid ANY DAY you show the current week's church bulletin.

Ink and Elm offers a free cup of coffee with your purchase of Sunday brunch. 


Sanctuary Flowers Signup

Sanctuary Flowers can be donated in honor or memory of a loved one or in celebration of a special occasion. Click here to sign up to provide flowers for an upcoming week. 

Volunteer with the Altar Guild

The Glenn Altar Guild would like to invite you to join them in service to the church. Altar Guild members coordinate acolytes, polish brass, order and design flower arrangements, coordinate weddings and communion elements, assist with funerals, maintain worship spaces and coordinate activities for special seasonal activities such as Advent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints, Thanksgiving and other special occasions. Many activities require limited commitments.

Activities can be scheduled for 8:30, 11:00 or 5:05 (The Gathering) services. For additional information, contact Edie Twomey at 404-636-9582 or Susan Peterson at 404- 377-8001. Email contact: or

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