Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, April 25, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Care of Members and Friends at Glenn

Glenn's nonagenarians
 
Congregational Care at Glenn
 
Glenn Church cares about you.  In the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, we seek to provide care through our Congregational Care Ministry to those facing life's spiritual, emotional, and physical challenges. Using church and community resources, Glenn Church responds to real-life needs through pastoral staff as well as caring lay people.

Prayer Ministry

Prayer requests may be submitted on a confidential basis for the pastors or to be shared with the Email Prayer Ministry.  To submit a prayer request or to become part of our Email Prayer Ministry, you may fill out a green prayer request card on Sunday mornings and put it in the offering plate, or submit a prayer request online. To go to the current Glenn Prayer Guide, please click here. The Parlor (room 307) is open each Thursday at 7:00pm for quiet, centering prayer.

Emergency and Hospital Care

When Glenn Church becomes aware of persons in the hospital, a pastor and often a Lay Minister will visit the person.  You are encouraged to notify the church when someone is in the hospital or scheduled for surgery by contacting the church office. If an emergency occurs after business hours and you need a pastor, please call 404.634.3936 and press 8.  Please remember that the hospitals do not notify churches when a member is admitted; nor can the church always inquire due to the privacy laws, so the church depends upon you to let the church know when someone is in the hospital.  

Lay Ministry Team  

Through our Lay Ministers, Glenn Church ministers to people going through difficult times.  The Lay Ministers nurture and care for individuals in the church community during times of illness, hospitalization, grief, and other challenging life situations.  The Lay Ministers prepare for this ministry through an intensive ten-week training program and receive continuing instruction and supervision in monthly group sessions.

Care Team

A simple phone call, a card in the mail, or a short visit to share God's love with those who may be homebound or lonely.  Our Care Team has been sharing this love in the Glenn family for years and we now invite all ages to be a part of this meaningful ministry.  Care Team volunteers will be matched with one or two church members to stay in touch - simply by sharing a card, call, or visit.  For more info. and to volunteer, contact Carole Adams (caroleadams@bellsouth.net, 404.377.1504). 

Communion to the Homebound

Sometimes people are unable to come to worship because they are homebound, hospitalized, or recently home from the hospital.  Every quarter, teams of staff and laypersons take Holy Communion to those who are unable to come to worship services.  

Prayer Shawl and Baby Blanket Ministry

Prayers shawls and baby blankets are created by Glenn members who wish to remain anonymous.  Prayers are a part of each shawl and blanket from the time the materials are selected and purchased and as the stitches are made.  The shawls are given to those who are ill or facing surgery, and the baby blankets are one of Glenn’s first gifts to our newest members.  Many of our knitters and crocheters gather monthly (Thursday evenings, 7pm) for the "Lydia Circle" to knit, crochet, talk, and pray together.  For more information, contact Carolyn GIlbert mcbgilbert@att.net. 

Caregivers Support Group

Caring for the Caregiver LogoAre you a family caregiver of a loved one with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer's disease? Join us for a monthly support group of confidential encouragement and care. For more information and to RSVP, please contact our Support Group facilitators Aubrey and Carol Bush at 404-373-4140 or Rev. Susan Pinson at spinson@glennumc.org or 404-634-3936, ext. 103. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm in the Church Parlor.  We are a support group affiliate of the Georgia Alzheimer's Association.

 

To receive or be a part of any of these ministries, please contact Rev. Susan Pinson, Minister for Children and Older Adults at spinson@glennumc.org or 404-634-3936.