Glenn Memorial UMC
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

candlelighting          Christmas Service

 Advent & Christmas 2014

Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog

Did you know that Americans are expected to spend $500 billion dollars on Christmas gifts this year? If you’re looking for ways to give meaningful gifts to loved ones without being a part of the consumerist frenzy, consider something from Glenn’s Alternative Giving Catalog this year. Make a donation in honor of a friend or family member that will support the education of children around the world, help feed and clothe people in need, or contribute to the planting of trees throughout the city of Atlanta. Click here to download a catalog or look for one in the Church School Building throughout the month of December.

 

A is for Advent Food Drive

Advent is a time of expectation and preparation for The Gift of Christmas. Join our food drive to share with those in need during this special time of year. All non-perishable foods accepted...we particularly need cereal and non-perishable milk…or use the 'alphabet game' below to be creative.  Collection boxes are underneath the stairwell by the church mailboxes.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec. 14

3rd Sunday in Advent

J is for Joy

(Juice, jelly, jerky , jamalaya rice...)

 

Dec. 21

4th Sunday in Advent

L is for Love

(Parmalat milk, pasta, peas, peanut butter...)

 

Dec. 28

Christmas Sunday

C is for Christ Child

(Cereal, corn, chili, crackers...)

 

 

Advent Small Groups

The Education Team invites individuals & groups to read and share together: Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus:. 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 spinson@glennumc.org.

 

Cherub Choir Nativity Pageant & Carol Sing

Wed, Dec 17  Supper @ 5:30pm; Program @ 6:30pm
All ages.  Nursery provided.  Join us as the Cherub Choir (Pre-K & Kindergarteners) lead us in bringing the story of the first Christmas to life!  Nursery provided.

 

The Longest Night:  A Service of Grief & Hope

Thurs, Dec 18, 6:30pm in the Little Chapel
Is all the hustle & bustle of this Season too much to bear?  Many of us have struggles in our lives that make being jolly & merry the farthest things from our hearts and minds.  Whether you are grieving, stressed, or lonely, there is hope in the midst of all things.  Join us on one of winter's longest night to find comfort and hope in the midst of this season.  Nursery provided.

 

Youth-led Advent Service @ The Gathering

Sun, Dec 21, 5:05pm

ALL AGES welcome to a special worship service led by our Youth and families.  Glenn Youth Alumni are encouraged to reunite for worship and fellowship during this special time of year.  Nursery provided.

 

 

Playgroup at the Pink Pig!

Tues, Dec 23, 10:00am

Meet at Lenox Mall for this fun Atlanta tradition - riding the Pink Pig!  $5 per person - RSVP # of tickets to Rev. Susan Pinson spinson@glennumc.org 404.634.3936 by Friday, December 19th.  Followed by lunch in the food court - dutch treat!

 

Christmas Eve Worship

Wed, Dec 24

5:00pm - The Christmas Story - A community favorite for over thirty years, this service portrays the Christmas story in drama and song, with angels, shepherds, wise men, and the Holy Family.  During the service, all children are invited to come sing "Away in a Manger" to the Baby Jesus.
 
Nursery provided for ages 4 & younger.  Special music begins at 4:30pm.

11:00pm-Candlelight Communion Service - This service includes music by the Glenn Youth & Alumni choir, a Christmas Eve homily by the Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and ends with candle lighting as the congregation sings "Silent Night" to the accompaniment of a single guitar, as it was when it was sung for the first time in 1818.  Special music begins at 10:30pm. 

 

Birthday Party for Jesus & Carol Sing

Sun, Dec 28, 9:45am
ALL AGES - children & adults - join us in Ward Fellowship Hall to celebrate Christmas with caroling and treats -  crafts & games for children, and of course, birthday cake! Please bring a nut-free brunch dish to share!  Nursery provided.

 

Epiphany Party

Wed, Jan 7 Supper @ 5:30pm. Party @ 6:30pm

Don your royal attire as young and old re-enact the Magi’s (wise men's) journey to bring gifts to the Christ Child!  Bring donations of baby supplies for Grady Hospital. All ages.  Nursery provided.

 

Christmas Eve service