Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, December 19, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Christmas Catalog

Interested in Shopping Around the World This Christmas?

All ages are invited to shop for "gifts" through Glenn's Annual Christmas Gift Catalog -- each donation is three gifts in one: a gift to a friend or family member, a gift to a person in need, and a gift to Jesus. Any amount of gift is welcomed, dollars all add up to real help for a person in need. For more than two decades, Glenn has continued this special Christmas tradition. The catalog provides opportunities for people to give a gift from the heart, where the thought really does count. Gifts can honor a teacher, relative, family member or neighbor, and are given to the missions-related project or agency of the giver’s choosing.
 
Each year we select eight to ten local and global projects and agencies for the catalog. To give from the heart, you select the project(s) you would like to support. Enter the amount you want to allocate to each project on the form and write a check for the total to Glenn Memorial. Or make your donation online. You’ll be given a gift card to send to whomever you choose to honor.
 
Click here to view the form and make your project selections!
 

2014 Alternative Christmas Gift Catalog


Here at Home

The Bethlehem Center provides day programming services to low income seniors in South Atlanta five days a week in a safe, hospitable environment.  Seniors benefit from a hot meal, fellowship, wellness programs and activities. Your gift of $25 will provide social activities for a senior for one month.
www.wesleycenters.org

Intown Food Pantry provides emergency food to our neighbors in zip codes 30306 and 30307. Provide one week of emergency food (14 lbs.) to an individual for $32, or to a family of 4 (42 lbs.) for $90. www.intowncm.org

There are hungry children living near our church. Every Friday, Snack in a Backpack delivers sacks of healthy foods to Hope Hill Elementary, Mary Lin Elementary and the Global Village Project, and boxes of food to Emory's "Graduation Generation" project at Maynard Jackson cluster schools. Give $30 to fund a month's worth of food boxes for children and families, $180 for six months, or a year's worth for $360.

Trinity Table serves a hot meal to 300 people each Sunday, working with Atlanta churches to feed the homeless. Many are physically or mentally disabled, many are veterans. This meal helps them survive another day in our streets. Give a hot meal and a sack lunch to one person for $4.

God's Creation

Trees Atlanta is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1985, dedicated to protecting Atlanta’s urban forest through planting, conservation, and education. Trees Atlanta protect our forests and create new green spaces. Your donation would help support educational programs, services and needed materials. www.treesatlanta.org/support-us
 
Transforming environmental injustice into environmental justice is the theme for the national Caring for Creation Conference co-hosted by Glenn on April 24-26, 2015. Attendees and speakers are coming from local and international communities and major national UMC organizations including UMCOR, Global Ministries, GBoD, Church & Society, and UMW. Conference work sessions will plan transformation to environmental justice in annual conferences and around the world. Donate $500 to cover airfare for a major national speaker to attend, $75 to register a student for the entire conference, or $35 to register a student for one day.
 

Around the World

Glenn is now fully funding tuition fees for 100 students in Cambodia, Honduras, and Zimbabwe.  Support them further through purchase of uniforms, school supplies, classroom and dormitory furnishings, and other educational needs.

Glenn is sending a mission team in early 2015 to the dedication of the Cambodia dormitory. Glenn has been a major contributor toward funding this building.  Donate to help make bulk purchases of reading glasses, over-the-counter medications and vitamins, and  materials for programs for women and children, as well as to purchase a suitable gift for the dormitory residents. 

Glenn’s friends at East Belfast Mission (EBM) in Northern Ireland have started a very successful after school program, EBM Homework Club, for children aged 7-11. Your gift will help EBM continue the program in 2015 so that children in an economically deprived ward of Belfast can keep receiving academic assistance, healthy snacks, emotional support, fun activities, and improvement with social skills.