Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, April 18, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Adult Classes, Bible Studies & Small Groups

Sunday School Members
Sunday School Members

Glenn offers diverse opportunities for adults, both on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Whether you are looking to hear interesting lectures, engage in lively discussions, learn the basics in a Bible Study, or simply connect in a community of faith…there’s a place for you! For more information about any of these Sunday School classes, Bible Studies, or Small Groups, just call or e-mail!

The Education Team
Deborah Marlowe
John Wiley
Rev. Susan Pinson or 404.634.3936    


Select Sundays at 9:45am in the Parlor. Connecting with the Christian faith, with other young adults, and with the larger community. Members include singles and couples, and most members are in their 20s or 30s. The class is informal, with a focus on Bible study, social gatherings, and service to the community. Take a look at their website here! Contact: Shelby Roberts at Young adults.


Sundays, 9:45am. Includes topical Bible studies and discussions of faithful living. Contact: Gordon Boice at Young/Middle Age.


Sundays, 9:45am.  Formed in 1938, formerly The Couples Class, this is Glenn’s longest running Sunday School class. Named after the late Judson C. Ward, former Dean of Emory’s College of Arts and Sciences, who taught the class for many decades. Opens with a hymn-sing and follows with traditional Bible studies led by a rotating group of distinguished teachers. Contact Ellen Lynn at; 404-633-9268 Retirees.

THE NEW CLASS - Room 422

Sundays, 9:45am. Now more than 10 years old, the New Class was formed to explore issues of faith in professional life. Class members have read and discussed books and articles on a variety of issues, including the Bible, ethics, Methodism, politics, ecclesiology and other faiths. The class often hosts guest speakers. Contact: Cindy Runyon at; 404-634-7881 . Young/Middle Age/Retirees.


Sundays, 9:45am. A group-centered experience in which members covenant to support each other's journey toward mature faith as Christians. Confidentiality is maintained to facilitate personal sharing. Contact: Allen Garrison at or Bob Gary at; 404-634-9865Middle Age/Retirees.  


Sundays, 9:45am. A discussion group that focuses on diverse topics, books and articles as they relate to the faith journey. Pioneer traditions include occasional in-class Sunday breakfasts and holiday potlucks. Contact: John Bracewell at; 404-285-1864. Middle Age/Retirees. 

ECKO CLASS - Room 421

Sundays, 9:45am.  A small group gathering that centers around coffee and faith discussions. Contact: Carolyn Bugel at Middle Age/Retirees.

LIVE N' LEARN - Room 419

Sundays, 10:00am. Classes are typically facilitated by Bill Mallard, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Candler School of Theology. Discussion focuses on a particular book of the Bible, with an emphasis on the pertinence of the "here and now" and living sacramentally. Contact: Reid Mallard at; 404-636-6531. Young/Middle Age.

THE WIRED WORD - Library - Room 309
Sundays, 9:45am. Real conversations about real life. Participants may receive an optional weekly e-mail about current events with suggested Scripture passages and then all are welcome to join us for discussion how current events affect our lives in light of our faith.  Thought-provoking conversations where it's okay to disagree and not have all the answers.  For more info, contact Shelley Rogers at or Elizabeth Ledet. Young/Middle Age.

Sundays, 10:00am. Casual, drop-in fellowship and conversation about life and faith over coffee.  For more info, contact Leslie Lawley at leplatl@gmail.comYoung/Middle Age.


THE FRIENDSHIP GROUP – Older Adult Ministry

Meeting days/times varies. Older Adult Ministry – includes monthly day trips around Atlanta, seasonal retreats, guest speakers, and Tuesday lunches. Contact: Susan Pinson at; 404-634-3936. Click here to view more Older Adult Opportunities!  Retirees. 


Wednesdays, 6:30-7:25pm.  Follows Wednesday Nights @ Glenn schedule. Join with Ginny Tincher and Lindsey Amerson for confidential sharing, laughter, support, & prayer.  All women welcome – single, dating, married, working, mothering, in school, or any combination!  For more info, contact Ginny Tincher.


TUESDAY MORNING DISCUSSION GROUP – Home of Stuart & Thelma Kingma.

Tuesdays, 8am. We read and discuss the Bible and books on theology and religion, as chosen by the group members. Contact: Deborah Marlowe at; 404-856-5508. Young/Middle Age/Retirees.


Wednesdays, 7:45am. A lectionary Scripture discussion group. Contact: Eric Reece at; 404-929-7376. Young/Middle Age.

LIBRARY OPEN HOURS - Mackay Library, Room 309

Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm.  Wednesdays, 5pm-7:30pm.  Sundays, 8am - 12:30pm. The newly updated library is open as a space to gather, read, fellowship, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee and check out books.   For questions about books and resources, feel free to contact our Librarian, Chris Pollette at



Seasonal Options:

DISCIPLE Bible Study  Wednesdays, beginning August 14th from 6:30 - 8:00pm in Room 422. DISCIPLE II – Into the Word Into the World – encourages persons to open themselves to hearing what God has to say to them through the Bible and to be guided into service in the world by Scripture. A 32-week study by individual members and the group in its weekly meeting. Recommended for those who have completed DISCIPLE I or another in-depth introductory Bible study or coursework. For more information or to sign up, contact Jennifer Scott-Ward at or Rev. Susan Pinson at; 404.634.3936, ext. 103).  Click here for more info or to order your study book.

ADVENT SMALL GROUPS (Winter) - Individuals & groups read and share an Advent book together during November and December

LENTEN SMALL GROUPS (Spring) March 5 thru April 20, 2014 - Click here for our available lenten study groups!

SUMMER SUPPER GROUPS (Summer) - Each group meets several times June through August for food and fellowship.  

2013 SUMMER LECTURE SERIES - THE BIBLE: UNCENSORED!  Click here to listen to the lectures online.