Glenn Memorial UMC
Monday, December 22, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events

Save the Dates:

Dec 17: Cherub Choir Nativity Pageant
Dec 18: The Longest Night Service of Grief & Hope
Dec 21: Youth Advent Worship
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Services
Dec 28: Birthday Party for Jesus
Jan 7: Epiphany Party
Jan 10: Young Adult Post Jingle Mingle
Jan 23: Glenn Women at Emory Lunch
Jan 25: Children's Sabbath & Scout Sunday
Jan 30-Feb 1: Women's Retreat
Feb 6: Valentine Dinner Dance
Feb 18: Ash Wednesday
Feb 27-Mar 1: Youth Musical
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
May 29-31: Family Camping
June 8-12: Vacation Bible School


Coming in January:

Women’s Retreat, January 30 – February 1 at Callaway Gardens

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 and payment is due by January 4. Contact Rev. Blair Setnor to register. Then pay here!

Rebuilding: An Eight-Week Divorce/Relationship Recovery Workshop for Women – 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 meets Sundays 3:30-5:00 p.m., January 11 – March 8, 2015. Cost is $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 available upon request - More info, Rev. Susan Pinson
Covenant Bible Study
Sundays, 6:30-8:00pm, Jan 11- May 31
Led by John Patton, David McWilliams, and Josh Amerson
Personal Writing & Memoir Workshop
Sundays, 6:30-8:00pm, Jan 25- April 26
Led by Claire Asbury Lennox
Older Adult Ministry: FriendShip Group & T.N.T. (Tuesday Noon Together) Lunch
Tuesday, January 27, 10:00am
Tour of the new Candler School of Theology and Pitts Theology Library of Emory University. Meet at the Youth & Activities Building to for a short bus ride across campus to tour the new Rita Ann Rollins building and artwork of Candler and Pitts. Our host will be Mathew Pinson! Followed by lunch at the YAAB - $6 per person. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936.
Coming in February:
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 (Leader: Rev. Blair Setnor)
February 8: Sacraments and Theology (Leader: Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers)    
February 15: Polity (Leader:  Rev. Josh Amerson)
February 22: Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness - All things GLENN! (Leader: Rev. Susan Pinson)

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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