Glenn Memorial UMC
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor
Church and Society
As Methodists, we believe God's love for the world is an active and engaged love, a love seeking justice and liberty.
The purpose of our Church and Society ministry is to educate, motivate, and enlist Glenn members is addressing social issues of human rights and welfare, racial and ethnic diversity, peace with justice, and environmental, political, and economic concerns.
Our goal is for members of Glenn to be responsible witness for Christ in the world through service, education, and action.
Click here for more information about Church and Society, and about the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church.
Church and Society Committee
The Glenn Church and Society Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 in the Glenn School Building - all are welcome.
For more info, contact our Chair, Laura Reece.
The Glenn Church and Society Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 in the Glenn School Building. The committee is guided by the Chair of Service Dawn Francis-Chewning and the Chair of Church and Society Laura Reece. Staff support to the committee is provided by Rev. Josh Amerson.
Here is a quick guide to what we do!
Check out our Committee Meeting Agenda and Minutes as well - January 2014 Minutes, January 2014 Agenda, February 2014 Agenda
Betty Bentley Watson
The Horton Family
Mary Van Atta
Mary Lou Boice
Glenn Reaches Out Calendar
Snack in a Backpack - Feed Hungry Children in Atlanta
Glenn’s “Snack in a Backpack” project provides food for children at Hope Hill, Mary Lin, and the Global Village project. We pack the backpacks on Thursday nights at 7 pm in the Glenn Fellowship Hall. This is a family friendly activity, and all are welcome to participate! No advance sign up is required to pack -- just come join us! The backpacks are delivered to the school each Friday for the children to pick up and then return them on Mondays. For more information, contact Deborah Marlowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help by volunteering to shop for food, helping to pack backpacks, donating food or writing a check. Click here for more details, a list of items needed, volunteer sign-up information and a complete packing schedule.
What's in Those Baskets?
Your donations and recyclables! Large woven baskets near the ushers’ table, and next to the side steps going up toward the altar, await your contributions for Food Pantry, Snack in a Backpack, and one-time collections like baby items at Epiphany, as well as ongoing collections of crayons, printer ink cartridges and sports shoes for recycling. If you can’t make it to the Church School Building donation boxes under the stairs, simply drop off your donations in the baskets in the sanctuary. Whatever you bring, whenever you bring it, will be truly appreciated!
"+1" to Feed Hungry Families
Every time your family goes to the store, add one extra item (+ 1) to your grocery cart and then bring it to church to share with a hungry family. The Food Pantry is specifically asking Glenn families for hot/cold cereals and dry/boxed milk. The "+1" campaign is brought to you by the United Methodist Women who had a fabulous time serving at the Food Pantry at InTown Collaborative Ministries during Good Neighbor Day! Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off in the box by the church mailboxes (by the stairwell leading to the nurseries).
Our SPARK kids have created a video to show how easy it is to fight hunger by "adding one" at the grocery. Click here to see our video!
The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children
Intown Collaborative Ministries
Women’s Community Kitchen
Habitat for Humanity