Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, October 31, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events


Bible Study: According to Jim - a study of the epistle of James

Sundays, October 12 thru November 23, 6:15p - 7:30p in Room 422.

This 6-week class is an opportunity to explore the voice of James, someone who puts front and center a question about the Christian’s daily living – how important is it that my faith reach out and work? Rev. Chris Terrell, a provisional elder and former intern with Wesley Fellowship, will be facilitating this class. Each session will be approximately one hour in length and weekly reading of the Biblical material is kindly requested. Students may bring a brown bag dinner.

Oct .12 – “Where are we?” (Introduction)
Oct. 19 – “Hello! Let’s get down to business…” (Ch. 1)
Oct. 26 – “The proof is in the pudding…” (Ch. 2)
Nov. 2 – “What you say, you will be…” (Ch. 3 – 4.10)
Nov. 9 – CANCELED (will meet on Nov. 23 to make-up this night)
Nov. 16 – “You are because we are…” (5.7-20)


All Saints' Sunday

Sunday, November 2

Join us as we honor those saints that have gone before us. We remember the deceased by calling their name, lighting a candle and ringing a bell for each saint in worship. Our 11am service will include movements from a Requiem Mass by Spanish Renaissance composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611), sung by the Chancel Choir. The chant based counterpoint is mystical and profoundly spiritual, well suited to commend our blessed deceased to God.


Celebration of Charge Conference Ministries 

Sunday, November 2 at 3pm at Druid Hills United Methodist Church

This will be a time of worship and celebration of ministries for Glenn and other local UMC congregations. It will feature a combined church choir. If you’d like to sing in the choir, plan to arrive for rehearsal at 2pm.


Friday Night Skate

Friday, November 7 & November 14 (see link below 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.


Pledge Sunday

November 9

Join us for ONE SERVICE at 11am followed by our annual Varsity Lunch. We invite you to prayerfully consider ways in which you can give back to Glenn in the coming year as we worship together in gratitude to God. Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers will conclude the Stewardship Series on “A Church Full of Opportunity.”


FriendShip Group and T.N.T. Lunch 

Tuesday, November 11 at 11am in the Youth & Activities Building

DrumRise! Join us to participate – or just listen & watch – in the rhythms and music of African drumming. Followed by a catered lunch, $10 per person. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson at


Young Adult Conference Retreat with Rachel Held Evans

November 14-16 at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega, GA

Wouldn't it be great to connect with the other young adults and young adult ministries here in the North Georgia Conference and start seeing some new directions of where you and your ministry can go? Plan to come up to the North Georgia mountains for our Conference Young Adult Retreat. Plans for the retreat include Rachel Held Evans as the guest speaker as well as workshops for young adults in numerous stages of life (from young college students to older young adults in family and career settings). The retreat focuses all around faith and our journey with God. Cost per person for the retreat is $130 and includes lodging Friday and Saturday evenings, four meals (Saturday meals and Sunday's breakfast), a choice of two workshops, and worship and speaking from some amazing leaders. Registration for this retreat is open, and begins when you click here.


UMW (United Methodist Women) Tea at the Parsonage 

Sunday, November 16 from 2-4 at the Parsonage (1221 Clifton Road)

Rev. Alice Rogers has graciously invited the women of Glenn Memorial's UMW to celebrate and dedicate our World Thank Offerings at a Tea in the Glenn parsonage. The World Thank Offerings have been collected by eight circles over the last few months and will go to an important mission of the United Methodist Women.


Youth Music and Mission Fundraiser Show

Sunday, November 16 at 7pm in the Glenn Sanctuary

Join us first for dinner following The Gathering @ 5:05 in the Ward Fellowship Hall. The main course will be provided; please bring sides and desserts. We’ll then head over to the Sanctuary and enjoy a show that highlights our youth’s talent in word, song, and performance. An offering will be collected to raise money for the 2015 Youth Musical, The Music Man,  and the 2016 Youth Choir Tour & Mission Trip. All are welcome!




Save the Dates:

November 21: Glenn School Thanksgiving Program
December 7: Youth Choirs Advent Service
December 9:
FriendShip Group & T.N.T. Christmas Lunch
December 11: Lydia Circle Knitters
December 12: Glenn Women at Emory Lunch
December 14: Lessons & Carols
December 18: The Longest Night
December 24: Christmas Eve Services

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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