Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, January 30, 2015
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events

Women's Retreat

January 30 – February 1 at Callaway Gardens

**registration past due.  Contact Rev. Blair Setnor for waitlist.**

Come enjoy a weekend getaway at the lovely hotel on the beautiful grounds of Callaway Gardens! Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall, Glenn Member and Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at Candler School of Theology is our guest speaker for the weekend. We will focus on the topics of conflict and peace building…with plenty of time of free time for relaxation and recreation! Double Room (two queen beds) for two nights: $155; Single Room (one king bed) for two nights: $270; Saturday Only (no nights): $75. Included in price: Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, admission to the John A. Sibley Horticulture Center, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Mr. Carson’s Vegetable Garden, Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel, Hiking/Walking Trails, 10 Miles of paved Bicycle Trails, Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center and Daily Birds of Pray Show, and access to the fitness center. Registration extended! Contact Rev. Blair Setnor to register by Sunday, January 11.Then pay here!

Rebuilding: An Eight-Week Divorce/Relationship Recovery Workshop for Women
Sundays 3:30-5:00 pm, January 11 – March 8
**registration full  Contact Rev. Susan Pinson for waitlist.**
This group is designed for women who are experiencing loss through divorce, separation, death of a spouse, or the ending of any love relationship. This 8-week course costs $40.00 and includes all materials and the best-selling book “Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends” by Dr. Bruce Fisher as the workshop resource. Click here for more information. To register, contact Karon Ferguson at 404-636-1457 ext. 407 or Scholarships & childcare are available upon request. For more info, contact Rev. Susan Pinson at
Covenant Bible Study
Sundays, 6:30-8:00pm, begins January 11
**registration full.  Contact Rev. Susan Pinson for waitlist.**

Facilitated by retired UMC minister Rev. Dr. John Patton and Candler School of Theology intern David McWilliams, the Covenant Bible Study is three, 8-week sessions through various books of the Bible.This study is accessible to all and you are welcome to attend one or more. While the whole of the study will cover the entire Bible, the first 8 weeks will cover Genesis - 1 Samuel in the Old Testament and Matthew, Mark, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians and Hebrews of the New Testament. The goal of this group is to develop relationships with both God and Church Family as we study the unique Covenant relationship that God offers to us. The class will include a pre-recorded video conversation with a Biblical scholar, in-class discussion, and time for reflection. We hope that you will join in this journey of Covenant as we seek to deepen our understanding of the Scriptures together. If you’d like to sign up or have any questions, contact Rev. Susan Pinson at


Great Preacher Series 

The connections between Glenn and Emory run deep as witnessed in the rich relationship between Emory’s faculty and the Glenn congregation. This February, we are delighted that our Great Preacher Series will bring three Candler School of Theology faculty members to our pulpit on February 1, 8, and 15 at 11am worship.

Dr. Ted Smith, February 1

Smith works at the intersections of practical and political theology, with special attention to the forms preaching and worship take in modern societies. His most recent book is “Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics.”


Bishop Woodie White, February 8

Recently retired from the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church, White has served as president of both the General Board of Discipleship and the Council of Bishops. He has also been elected to the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently serves as the Bishop in Residence at Candler.

Dr. Tom Long, February 15

The author of 21 books to date, Long is a frequent contributor to The Christian Century and the Journal for Preachers, and a popular presenter at preaching conferences worldwide. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).


Methodism 101: A 4-week Sunday School Class

Open to all! Join your pastoral staff for conversations on what it means to be United Methodist. Join us for all, a few, or just one class. We’ll meet in the Ward Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45am, so come early for a cup of coffee and stay to meet new friends and old, the Methodist way: class meetings!
February 1: History of Methodism led by Rev. Blair Setnor
February 8: Sacraments and Theology led by Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers
February 15: Polity led by Rev. Josh Amerson
February 22: Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness led by Rev. Susan Pinson

SOUPer Bowl of Caring Sunday

February 1

Bring in non-perishable food donations after any of our 3 services. S.P.A.R.K. kids will help collect food and monetary donations (in soup bowls!). All donations will support Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry.


Timothy Albrecht's Bach Bowl

Sunday, February 1 at 4pm in the Schwartz Center

Joining Dr. Albrecht are guest musicians William Ransom and the Vega String Quartet. Admission is free! All are welcome.


Interfaith Children's Movement Lobby Day

February 4 at the State Capital

No experience necessary! Just a passion for caring for all of God's children. We will leave from the Youth and Activities Building at 9am. You are welcome to lobby for a half-day or full day. Please email Carol Napier at if you are interested in participating in this effort. Also, please register here:


Woodward Academy in Concert at Glenn: A Performing Arts Collaboration

Sunday, February 8 at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary

This special collaboration is between divisions of the Performing Arts Department of Woodward: Chorus, Instrumental, Dance, Strings and Jazz Band. Dr. Stuart Gulley will narrate. Join us as we support the musical talents of 9-12 grade men and women from Woodward Academy. Admission is free and all are welcome!  


Ash Wednesday Services 

February 18

6:15pm, Children's Service in the Little Chapel. A short, 15-minute service for children and families that introduces the season of Lent and Ash Wednesday traditions in a child-friendly service.  

6:30pm, Traditional Service in the Sanctuary. A meditative service where the congregation focuses upon the reading of Scripture, prayers, hymns, and the ritual of the imposition of ashes.

Youth Musical: "The Music Man

Friday, February 27 at 7:30pm; Saturday, February 28 at 2pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, March 1 at 2pm

The tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Click here to reserve tickets for any or ALL showings! Musical instruments needed - want to put your high school or college instrument to good use again? Consider lending it as a prop for the marching band in the musical. Brass instruments are preferred, especially trombones. Contact Chuck and Suzanne Horton at for details.



Mar 8: Chancel Choir Concert
Mar 13-14: The Glenn Sale
Mar 25: Covenant Choir Musical
Mar 28: Egg-cellent Saturday
Mar 29: Palm Sunday
Apr 2: Maundy Thursday
Apr 3: Good Friday
Apr 5: Easter Sunday
Apr 17: Spring Fling Dance
May 29-31: Family Camping
June 8-12: Vacation Bible School

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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