Glenn Memorial UMC
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events

Summer Lecture Series: Reading Between the Lines- How Biblical Interpretations Shape Our Faith

Sundays, June 1 thru August 10, 9:45-10:45 am.

Mark your calendars for Glenn’s 2014 Summer Lecture Series—Reading Between the Lines: How Biblical Interpretations Shape Our Faith.  On Sundays from June 1st thru August 10th, Adult Sunday School classes will again combine for a summertime line-up of guest speakers from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.  Coffee & continental breakfast, nursery care, and children & youth Sunday School activities provided. Click here for more info.


Smart Lunch, Smart Kid - Be a Sandwich Packing Captain!

Thursday evenings from June 5 - August 7

Glenn will again participate in Action Ministries' Smart Lunch, Smart Kid program, which provides lunches 5 days a week to children who receive free lunch during the school year but are at risk of hunger during the summer break. We will make 200 lunches for children to eat on Fridays at one of the designated distribution centers.  We need 5 more Sandwich Captains. To sign up for a week, contact Deborah Marlowe at  We welcome everyone of all ages to join us in making sandwiches on Thursdays this summer! 


KIDS & FAMILY Night @ Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Thursday, July 24, 6pm (earlier time!)

Families with children are invited to lead our weekly summer outreach to kids in need by helping make sandwiches on Thursday, July 24, 6:00pm, in the Ward Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome. Click here for more info. on Smart Lunch, Smart Kid.


Safe Space Training

Thursday, July 24 from 1- 4:30pm in room 422 of the Church School Building

The Rainbow Advocacy Group of Glenn's Service Team invites you to a Safe Space Training from Emory University's Office of LGBTQ Life. The Emory Safe Space program is a 3.5 hour training designed to provide awareness for participants about the lives and experiences of LGBTQ people, knowledge about LGBTQ issues, and to encourage action from our participants to help create and foster environments of equity. If you’d like to sign-up or if you have any questions, contact Dawn Francis-Chewning at



Thursday, July 31, 11am in the Amphitheater

Beat the heat with a fun playgroup with WATER GAMES IN THE AMPHITHEATER! Wear your swimsuits, bring water toys, sunscreen, & a picnic lunch! All with parents/grands/nannies welcome. For more info, contact Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936, ext. 103.


Children's Ministries' Clean-Up & Pizza Party

Wednesday, August 6, 6pm 

All are invited to join with the Children's Committee for a night of sprucing up the Church School Building & Sunday School rooms before our Fall Kick-off! Pizza & childcare provided!  RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson at or 404634.3936, ext. 103.


"Then Sings My Soul"

Due to some scheduling conflicts, stay tuned for a date later in the fall.

The Gathering at 5:05 musician team is proud to share their original songs and stories with the community of Glenn in what promises to be a joyful evening filled with inspiring music. Please do not miss the unique opportunity to witness and experience powerful testimonies shared through visual media and live musical performance. If you would like to learn more, please contact Gerald Ricks @ 770-733-4057 or for additional details. 


Older Adult Ministries: T.N.T. Annual "Dot Adams" Hamburger Cookout 

Tuesday, August 12, 6:30pm
Join us at the Youth & Activities Building (YAAB) for food and fellowship like the "old days" of hamburger cookouts at the home of Dot Adams. $5 per person.  RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson at or 404.634.3936  

Wednesday Nights @ Glenn Kick-off!

Wednesday, August 13, 5:30pm

Wednesday Nights @ Glenn feature a variety of options for fellowship, learning, & fun for all ages, including the optional Wednesday Night Supper for food & fellowship, with no dishes to wash! Click here for menu/schedule, etc. Click here for reservations & payment options

Grief Support Group 

Wednesdays, August 20 thru Sept 27, 4-5:30pm.

Join with Linda Bailey, pastoral counselor with Care & Counseling Center of Georgia, and friends from Glenn for confidential sharing and support through the journey of grief.  Open to all grieving the loss of a loved one in the past several years.  We’ll meet Room 401 – and light refreshments will be served.  Childcare available upon request. If you think this might be a helpful group for you, a family member, or friend, contact Rev. Susan Pinson at or 404.634.3936 or Carole Adams at or 404.377.1504. 


Save the Dates:

July 24: Children's Ministry Night at Smart Lunch, Smart Kid
August 9: United Methodist Night at the Gwinnett Braves
August 17: Fall Kick-Off Sunday
September 6: Good Neighbor Day

Recurring Monthly Events

Adoptive Parent Support Group  (**resumes in September**)

1st Sunday of each month, from 2:00-4:00pm in Room 422 of the Church School Building  

If you are an adoptive parent (or parent through surrogacy), come join us for support and connection.  We will informally share our challenges and successes with each other for the purpose of getting recharged and inspired.  The group will be facilitated by Rebecca Falco, Glenn member and mother of five through adoption, and Peggy Rothschild, adoptive parent and Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry Program Manager.  Please contact Rebecca at (404) 547-1100 or for more info.  (Childcare provided for children under the age of 14.) 

New for young women: United Methodist Women (UMW) Elizabeth Circle

4th Wednesdays, 12:30pm
Young women are invited to be a part of our newest UMW Circle at Glenn - we're calling ourselves the Elizabeth Circle.  We will meet on May 28th at 12:30pm on the playground (kids are welcome!) and bring a picnic lunch.  For more info, contact Rev. Susan Pinson.  Click here for more info about UMW Circles for women of ages.

Caregivers Support Group

3rd Wednesday of each month, 4:30-5:30 pm in the Parlor

Are 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 carol.bush@mindspring.comor, or Rev. Susan Pinson at spinson@glennumc.orgor 404-634-3936, ext. 103.

Outreach @ Montclair Assisted Living 

1st & 3rd Sunday of each month, 4:00pm at Montclair Assisted Living (Clairmont Rd)
Glenn volunteers lead a short service of a devotional/sing-a-long/worship/Scripture reading/Prayers etc. (any combination!) at Montclair Assisted Living of Clairmont Place Retirement Community (across from the VA) on the 1st/3rd Sundays of each month at 4:00pm.  The residents (approximately 5-25 in the dayroom) range in age from 75-100+ with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. Feel free to sign up as individuals or a group. Music is optional, but preferred! You can play piano, bring a CD & stereo to play, or lead acappela or with another musical instrument.  Solos, duets, choirs welcome!"Supporters" are welcome each week to be a part of the congregation, as you may want to participate before leading a service.  For more info & to volunteer, contact Rev. Susan Pinson at or 404-634-3936, ext. 103 or visit this SignupGenius webpage.
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