Glenn Memorial UMC
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events


Intown Collaborative Ministries Harvest for Hunger

A week-long benefit for hungry neighbors in our community. Check out these opportunities to support the fight against hunger:

Sunday, 10/19 at 11am Harvest for Hunger Kick off. Bring a donation of food or money to your congregation to benefit Intown's food pantry.
Monday, 10/20 from 7-9pm Free Film Screening of “A Place at the Table” at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Tuesday, 10/21 from 6-10pm Dine-out TBD
Wednesday, 10/22 from 6-9pm Food Truck Night! Swing by Druid Hills Methodist Church on your way home from work where you will find both a variety of food and convenience.
Thursday, 10/23 from 5-7pm Harvest for Hunger Banquet. Join us for a time of fellowship, entertainment and fun for our faithful donors, volunteers, and friends in the community. We welcome all of our supporters and friends and ask that you bring a side dish, dessert or drink to serve 10. RSVP here.
Friday, 10/24 from 8:30-11:00pm Junior Brown Concert at The Variety Playhouse. Tickets are available for $17.50 in advance here and $20.00 the day of the show. 
Saturday, 10/25 from 10am-2pm Food Pantry Restocking Day. We will need many willing hands to help us restock the pantry shelves at Druid Hills United Methodist Church.


The Glenn Pumpkin Patch

Now thru Friday, October 31
Pumpkin Patch hours: 
Weekdays - 12-2pm & 4-8pm,
Saturdays - 10am-8pm,
Sundays, 12-8pm
All proceeds support Youth missions. Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift. Stay tuned for more details about the Pumpkin Patch events below:

October 18, 10am-12pm: Playgroup in the Pumpkin Patch

October 18, 3-6pm: Family Skate Party & Pumpkin Decorating. Click here to sign up to volunteer. Children of all ages & their families to an afternoon of family fun!  Skating available in the gym, pumpkin decorating supplies in the Pumpkin Patch (purchase your pumpkin in the Glenn patch!), music, pizza, snacks, drinks, & fun provided! Invite friends! $5 per person or $20 per family - plus, bring a nonperishable donation for Intown Food Pantry!

October 19, 2-4pm: 2nd PUMPKIN UNLOADING!

October 26, 3-5pm: Pumpkin Party - Trunk or Treat! Click here to sign up to volunteer or decorate your trunk Trunk or Treating, games, cake walk, pizza & drinks, & more. Free! Admission price: Bring non-perishable food donation for Intown Food Pantry! Candy, Trinkets, Cakes, Cookies, etc. DONATIONS needed. Drop off at Susan’s office in the Church School Building or bring to the Pumpkin Party!

October 29, 4pm: Playgroup in the Pumpkin Patch 


Bible Study: According to Jim - a study of the epistle of James

Sundays, October 12 thru November 16, 6:15p - 7:30p in Room 422.

This 6-week class is an opportunity to explore the voice of James, someone who puts front and center a question about the Christian’s daily living – how important is it that my faith reach out and work? Rev. Chris Terrell, a provisional elder and former intern with Wesley Fellowship, will be facilitating this class. Each session will be approximately one hour in length and weekly reading of the Biblical material is kindly requested. Students may bring a brown bag dinner.

Oct .12 – “Where are we?” (Introduction)
Oct. 19 – “Hello! Let’s get down to business…” (Ch. 1)
Oct. 26 – “The proof is in the pudding…” (Ch. 2)
Nov. 2 – “What you say, you will be…” (Ch. 3 – 4.10)
Nov. 9 – “So, you think you’re ‘all that’…” (4.11-5.6)
Nov. 16 – “You are because we are…” (5.7-20)


Friday Night Skate

Friday, October 17 & October 24 (see link below for additional dates)
4th, 5th, & 6th graders (and adult volunteers) are invited to the fun of FNS!  Skating, snacks, and more!  Click here for more info & to register.

Wesley Walk for Others

Saturday, October 25, beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

Join with children, youth and adults from across North Georgia as we enjoy a beautiful 6.2 mile walk around Stone Mountain to raise money for Bethlehem Senior Center, a ministry that helps low-income older adults live more abundantly. To register as a walker, or to sponsor a walker, contact Jean Luker at


Silver Tea

Saturday, October 25 at 4pm at the home of Steve and Susan Forte (1001 Oakdale Rd, NE, Atlanta).

The annual Silver Tea is a benefit for our music program. This year, the Silver Tea will feature Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Associate Principal Flute Robert Cronin. Please RSVP to Nancy Buckhannan at or 404.272.2051. There is no admission charge and everyone is warmly welcome. 


Trunk or Treat

October 26, from 3-5pm in the Youth and Activities Building parking lot

Trunk or Treating, games, cake walk, hot dogs, drinks and more! All ages are invited to join us in costume to “trunk or treat” for goodies from car trunk to car trunk and enjoy an old fashioned fall festival. This is a free event, but all are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for our local Food Pantry for admission! DONATIONS ARE NEEDED of (nut-free) candy, trinkets, cakes, cookies, etc. Please drop off any donations at Rev. Susan Pinson’s office in the Church School Building. Click here to volunteer 


FriendShip Group and T.N.T. Lunch

Tuesday, October 28 at 11am in the Youth and Activities Building

Atlanta Theater-To-Go presents a performance of Dilemma, a play with music. An escaped convict holds a family hostage. Father, a minister; mother, a homemaker; and daughter, an ethics professor, argue different solutions. Who’s right? The audience gets to vote! $15, includes lunch. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson at 404.634.3936;


Timothy Albrecht's LAST Scary Ride

Wednesday, October 29 at 8pm in the Schwartz Center

You won’t want to miss Dr. Albrecht’s final Halloween organ recital. This community favorite is free, intergenerational and will last for one hour. Even come in costume!


All Saints'

Sunday, November 2

Join us as we honor those saints that have gone before us. We remember the deceased by calling their name, lighting a candle and ringing a bell for each saint in worship. Our 11am service will include movements from a Requiem Mass by Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), sung by the Chancel Choir. The chant based counterpoint is mystical and profoundly spiritual, well suited to commend our blessed deceased to God.


Celebration of Charge Conference Ministries 

Sunday, November 2 at 3pm at Druid Hills United Methodist Church

This will be a time of worship and celebration of ministries for Glenn and other local UMC congregations. It will feature a combined church choir. If you’d like to sing in the choir, plan to arrive for rehearsal at 2pm.


Pledge Sunday

November 9

Join us for ONE SERVICE at 11am followed by our annual Varsity Lunch. We invite you to prayerfully consider ways in which you can give back to Glenn in the coming year as we worship together in gratitude to God. Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers will conclude the Stewardship Series on “A Church Full of Opportunity.”


Young Adult Conference Retreat with Rachel Held Evans

November 14-16 at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, GA

Wouldn't it be great to connect with the other young adults and young adult ministries here in the North Georgia Conference and start seeing some new directions of where you and your ministry can go? Plan to come up to the North Georgia mountains for our Conference Young Adult Retreat. Plans for the retreat include Rachel Held Evans as the guest speaker as well as workshops for young adults in numerous stages of life (from young college students to older young adults in family and career settings). The retreat focuses all around faith and our journey with God. Cost per person for the retreat is $130 and includes lodging Friday and Saturday evenings, four meals (Saturday meals and Sunday's breakfast), a choice of two workshops, and worship and speaking from some amazing leaders. Registration for this retreat is open, and begins when you click here.




Save the Dates:

October 29: Playgroup in the Patch (4pm)
November 16: United Methodist Women Tea at the Parsonage
November 21: Glenn School Thanksgiving Program
December 7: Youth Choirs Advent Service
December 9:
FriendShip Group & T.N.T. Christmas Lunch
December 11: Lydia Circle Knitters
December 12: Glenn Women at Emory Lunch
December 14: Lessons & Carols
December 18: The Longest Night
December 24: Christmas Eve Services

Recurring Monthly Events

Adoptive Parent Support Group 

1st Sunday of each month, from 3:00-5:00pm 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.)


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 or, or Rev. Susan Pinson at spinson@glennumc.orgor 404-634-3936, ext. 103.


Outreach @ Montclair Assisted Living 

1st 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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