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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships & childcare are available upon request. For more info, contact Rev. Susan Pinson at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com if you are interested in participating in this effort. Also, please register here: www.interfaithchildrensmovement.org.
Woodward Academy in Concert at Glenn: A Performing Arts Collaboration