Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, November 21, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

candlelighting          Christmas Service

 Advent & Christmas 2014

Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog – coming soon!


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. You can give online at or look for one of the catalogs 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. 


Nov. 30

1st Sunday in Advent

H is for Hope

(Honey Nut Cheerios, herb dressing, Hamburger Helper...)


Dec. 7

2nd Sunday in Advent

L is for Love

(Life Cereal, lima beans, linguine...)


Dec. 14

3rd Sunday in Advent

J is for Joy

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


Dec. 21

4th Sunday in Advent

P is for Peace

(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


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 with BJ Copelan at 404.634.3936 or  You may take home the poinsettia(s) you order on December 21 after the 11am worship service.

 **A volunteer with a van or truck is needed for pick-up of poinsettias on Saturday, December 13th.  Contact Judy Musick for details.**


Special Delivery-Poinsettias for Homebound Members  


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 one 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.


Deck the Halls!  Advent Wreath Making & more

Wed, Dec 3 
Supper @ 5:30pm, Activities @ 6:00pm 

(abbreviated Children’s Choirs rehearsal from 6:30-7:00pm)
All ages.  Bring greenery and/or donations for the supplies of wreath forms, greenery, candles, etc. for your own Advent Wreath to take home.  Nursery provided. Bring a family photo to make an ornament!


Christmas Caroling at Clairmont Place Retirement Community

Sun, Dec 7
2:00pm – meet at Youth & Activities Building to carpool

All ages are invited to join with our SPARK kids (4th & 5th graders) for this annual tradition.  RSVP with Ginny Tincher will return in time for the 4:00pm encore concert of the Youth Choirs.


Youth Choir Advent Concerts

Sun, Dec 7
3:00 & 4:00 pm (encore)

The Altar Choir (mid-high) & Chapel Choir (senior high) share special songs of the season in the Little Chapel.


Older Adult Ministries Christmas Luncheon

Tues, Dec 9, 12pm

Don your festive sweaters and join with the FriendShip Group & T.N.T. (Tuesday Noon Together) group for this annual tradition at Druid Hills Golf Club.  $25 per person – scholarships available.  RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson 404634.3936.


Lessons & Carols Sunday

Sun, Dec 14

All ages.  Nursery provided.

8:30am – Worship-Little Chapel
9:45am – Sunday School 
10:30am – Special Music begins
11:00am – Worship-Sanctuary
5:05pm – The Gathering Worship- Fellowship Hall


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.


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