Glenn Memorial UMC
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events

Called Church Conference

Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary and Sunday, October 12 at 12:15pm in the Sanctuary

All church members are encouraged to attend one of two Called Church Conferences to vote on whether or not Glenn will become a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network. Our District Superintendent Rev. Dana Everhart will preside over the meeting. There will be 3 speeches For and 3 speeches Against. A majority of 80% of those present at the church conference is required for passage. All full, present members are eligible to vote.


Friday Night Skate

Friday, October 3 (opening night - see website for additional dates)
4th, 5th, & 6th graders (and adult volunteers) are invited to the fun of FNS!  Skating, snacks, and more!  Click here for more info & to register.

"Then Sings My Soul"

Saturday, October 4, 7:00pm

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.


The Glenn Pumpkin Patch

Sunday, October 5 - Friday, October 31
Pumpkin Patch hours: 
Weekdays - 12-2pm & 4-8pm,
Saturdays - 10am-8pm,
Sundays, 12-8pm
All proceeds support Youth missions. Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift. Stay tuned for more details about the Pumpkin Patch events below:
October 5, 2-4pm: PUMPKIN UNLOADING! 

October 8, 12pm: Picnic & Playgroup in the Pumpkin Patch 

October 19, 2-4pm: PUMPKIN UNLOADING!

October 26, 3-5pm: Pumpkin Party - Trunk or Treat! Click here to sign up to volunteer or decorate your trunk

October 29, 4pm: Playgroup in the Pumpkin Patch 


Missions Lunch and Presentation on Cambodia

October 12, following 11am worship in the Ward Fellowship Hall

Romy del Rosario, the Cambodia Country Director for the UMC's General Board of Global Ministries will share information about the dormitory Glenn is helping to build as well as other initiatives of the Methodist Church in Cambodia.  (Members attending the Church Conference may join the lunch afterwards!)

Silver Tea

Saturday, October 25 at 4pm at the home of Steve and Susan Forte (1001 Oakdale Rd, NE, Atlanta).

The annual Silver Tea is a benefit for our music program. This year, the Silver Tea will feature Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute Christina Smith. Please RSVP to Nancy Buckhannan at or 404.272.2051. There is no admission charge and everyone is warmly welcome.


Trunk or Treat

October 26, from 3-5pm in the Youth and Activities Building parking lot

Trunk or Treating, games, cake walk, hot dogs, drinks and more! All ages are invited to join us in costume to “trunk or treat” for goodies from car trunk to car trunk and enjoy an old fashioned fall festival. This is a free event, but all are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for our local Food Pantry for admission! DONATIONS ARE NEEDED of (nut-free) candy, trinkets, cakes, cookies, etc. Please drop off any donations at Rev. Susan Pinson’s office in the Church School Building. Want to volunteer at this event? Contact Rev. Blair Setnor at


FriendShip Group and T.N.T. Lunch

Tuesday, October 28 at 11am in the Youth and Activities Building

Atlanta Theater-To-Go presents a performance of Dilemma, a play with music. Join us for the senior-led production filled with drama and humor of the age-old problem: someone is sitting in my seat! $15, includes lunch. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson at 404.634.3936;



Save the Dates:

September 26-27: The Glenn Sale
October 1: Parenting Workshop begins
October 3Friday Night Skate resumes
October 4: 
"Then Sings My Soul" 
October 5Adoptive Parent Support Group
October 17: Serve at the Women's Community Kitchen
October 21: Glenn Women at Emory Lunch
October 22Elizabeth Circle
October 25: Silver Tea
October 26: Trunk or Treat!
October 28: FriendShip Group

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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