Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, November 21, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events

'Dove Dollars' for Arrendale Women's Prison

Sundays,  November 23 and 30

Glenn’s Church & Society Committee launching Dove Dollar Donations. In working toward developing a stronger prison ministry, they hope to purchase 1,200 bars of soap to improve the basic needs of the inmates. Please bring monetary donations to worship on November 16, 23 & 30. Perhaps your donation could be a way to express gratitude and thankfulness for the blessings in your own life. Please contact Donna Toulme at or 404.373.6662 if you have questions or wish to be involved in this project.


Caregivers' Support Group - 5th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, November 20, 4:30pm in the Parlor

Caregivers AND loved ones are invited to join with our Lay Ministers and Pastoral Staff in celebrating FIVE years of our community - complete with cake, of course! We invite everyone to bring a favorite quote or story that is inspirational to them in regards to the love of caregiving or support through memory loss.  For more information, contact Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936, ext. 103.


The Changing Face of Alzheimer’s

Saturday, November 22, 10:30am-12:00pm in the Ward Fellowship Hall
Hosted by LivHome and Senior Provisions, Inc. Dr. Monica Parker is a family medicine doctor specializing in Geriatric Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Emory University Hospital. Join us for invaluable education and Q&A after the presentation.  Light breakfast will be provided: Event is open to families and attendance is complimentary!  RSVP here online or call 770 680 3911.
Deck the Halls!  Advent Wreath Making & more
Wednesday, December 3
Supper @ 5:30pm, Activities @ 6:00pm  (Children's Choirs will meet for abbreviated rehearsals - 6:30-7:00pm)

All ages.  Bring greenery and/or donations for the supplies of wreath forms, greenery, candles, etc. for your own Advent Wreath to take home.  Nursery provided. 
Bring a family photo to make an ornament!

Parents' Day Out

Saturday, December 6,1:00–4:00pm
Glenn Youth teens and parents are hosting an evening of safe & fun babysitting at the church for children ages 6 months through 5th grade.  Need time to prepare for the holidays? Please make your reservations!  As a fundraiser for their 2014 Musical, The Music Man, the following minimum donations are appreciated:
$25 for one child / $35 for two children/ or $45 per family. We will be  in the Church School Building (CSB)  -- parents must sign-in children & pre-pay with adult volunteers at the registration table near the front offices/ Little Chapel. Children will have games, snack, and fun activities (Babies and toddlers, in the nursery &  toddler room downstairs; older children upstairs in rooms 400, 422 and 419).  We will also play on the playground weather permitting. Children can be signed out anytime before 4:00pm by the designated parent/guardian.   RSVP with Rev. Blair Setnor

Save the Dates:

Nov 21: Glenn School Thanksgiving Program
Dec 3: Advent Wreath-Making
Dec 7: SPARK Christmas Caroling & Youth Choirs Advent Concert
Dec 14: Lessons & Carols
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 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:
Rebuilding: An Eight-Week Divorce Recovery Workshop for Women
Sundays, 3:30-5:00pm, Jan 11- March 1
Led by Karon Ferguson of Care & Counseling Center of Georgia
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
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!
Feb 1 -   History of Methodism        Leader:  Rev. Blair Setnor
Feb 8 – Sacraments and Theology  Leader:  Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers     
Feb 15 – Polity                               Leader:  Rev. Josh Amerson
Feb 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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