Glenn Memorial UMC
Monday, September 01, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events


Annual Habitat for Humanity House Build

Saturdays from August 2 to September 20, excluding August 30

Volunteers at all skill levels are welcome! This year, Glenn will be helping to building a house for a family of three. To volunteer, visit our website Habitat page. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Scott-Ward, Glenn’s project coordinator.


Grief Support Group 

Wednesdays, August 20 thru Sept 27, 4-5:30pm.

Join with Linda Bailey, pastoral counselor with Care & Counseling Center of Georgia, and friends from Glenn for confidential sharing and support through the journey of grief.  Open to all grieving the loss of a loved one in the past several years.  We’ll meet Room 401 – and light refreshments will be served.  Childcare available upon request. If you think this might be a helpful group for you, a family member, or friend, contact Rev. Susan Pinson at or 404.634.3936 or Carole Adams at or 404.377.1504.   


Wednesday Women Small Group

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:23pm in the Church School Building's Parlor - beginning August 27

Join with Ginny Tincher and Sara Maughan for confidential sharing, laughter, support, & prayer. All women welcome – single, dating, married, working, mothering, in school, or any combination! For more information, contact Ginny.


We Make the Road By Walking Book Study & Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm in Room 401 of the Church School Building - beginning August 27

All ages are welcome to be a part of a small group for weekly readings, Scripture, and discussion of our faith journeys. We’ll be following Brian McLaren’s new book, We Make the Road by Walking. Each short weekly reading is accompanied by a set of Scripture readings, providing an overview of the biblical story and a fresh introduction or re-orientation to Christian faith as we explore how our faith is constantly forming, with discussions around what it means to live joyfully and responsibly in today’s world as agents of God’s justice, creativity, and peace. For more information, contact Brian Boettcher. Books available in the church office for $15 or copies available in the Church Library.  


Good Neighbor Day

Saturday, September 6

Join with dozens of Glenn members for a few hours of service to the community. Choose from project sites such as Habitat for Humanity, Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry, International Rescue Committee, and Medshare. All ages welcome! We have many sites that are kid friendly. Visit our Good Neighbor Day webpage for more details and to sign-up! Contact Laura Reece with any questions.


Glenn Next Community Fall Kick-off Party

Saturday, September 6

Glenn's Young Adult group is gathering for a Fall Kick-off! For more information and to RSVP, email Rev. Josh Amerson will lead the first Sunday School class of the semester on September 7 at 9:45am in the church parlor. All young adults welcome.


FriendShip Group Trip to the Salvation Army Museum

Tuesday, September 9, 9:30am
Join with our Older Adult Ministries for a tour of the Salvation Army Museum, followed by lunch at the Youth & Activities Building.  $5 per person. 
RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936


SPARK - Serving People And Reaching Kids - 4th & 5th Grade Ministry

Sunday, September 14, 12:15pm

S.P.A.R.K. is for all 4th & 5th graders (and parent volunteers!) Join us for fun and faith as we serve our community and world.  We help others and have tons of fun!  Whether we are serving others at the food bank, visiting with older adults, skating, or bowling, we are sure to have a SPARKling time.  Our kickoff meeting will be Sunday, September 14, and will involve both students AND parents! We will begin about at about 12:15pm (after the 11am service), and lunch will be provided. During this meeting, we'll do some introductions, talk about the goals of SPARK, and go over our schedule for the year. The kids will also tie-dye their very own tshirts to wear to all our events!

If you have any questions, contact I look forward to seeing you all soon!


Glenn-Emory Day

Sunday, September 21

Join us as we celebrate the shared connections between Glenn Church and Emory University. We will all gather for ONE service at 11am. Newly appointed Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, the Rev. Bridgette Young-Ross, will deliver the sermon. Emory President Dr. James Wagner will be in attendance and plans to participate in the service as well. 


The Glenn Sale

Friday, September 26 from 9:30am-4:30pm and Saturday, September 27 from 9am-12pm

Come shop our huge kids' consignment sale that benefits the Glenn School for Young Children. The sale has over 60,000 items, including Fall and Winter clothing for boys and girls (infant - size 14); children's shoes; baby equipment; toys, books and games, and much more! We accept cash, checks (with driver’s license or other photo ID) and credit cards ($3 fee). Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on children's items and benefit The Glenn School! You can also support the school by donating. We accept donations that are clean and in good condition on Sunday, September 21 from 1-4pm. If you donate at least $50 worth of items, you get a ticket to Preview Night!


"Then Sings My Soul"

Saturday, October 4

The Gathering at 5:05 musician team is proud to share their original songs and stories with the community of Glenn in what promises to be a joyful evening filled with inspiring music. Please do not miss the unique opportunity to witness and experience powerful testimonies shared through visual media and live musical performance. If you would like to learn more, please contact Gerald Ricks @ 770-733-4057 or for additional details.



Save the Dates:

September 6: Good Neighbor Day
September 9: FriendShip Group Trip to Salvation Army Museum
September 19-21: Senior High Fall Retreat
September 20:  Dedication of Habitat House
September 21: Glenn-Emory Day
September 26-27: The Glenn Sale

Recurring Monthly Events

Adoptive Parent Support Group  (**resumes in September**)

1st Sunday of each month, from 2:00-4:00pm 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.) 


New for young women: United Methodist Women (UMW) Elizabeth Circle

4th Wednesdays, 12:30pm
Young women are invited to be a part of our newest UMW Circle at Glenn - we're calling ourselves the Elizabeth Circle.  We will meet on May 28th at 12:30pm on the playground (kids are welcome!) and bring a picnic lunch.  For more info, contact Rev. Susan Pinson.  Click here for more info about UMW Circles for women of ages.

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 & 3rd 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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