Glenn Memorial UMC
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events

Annual Habitat for Humanity House Build

Saturdays from August 2 to September 20, excluding August 30

The Dedication of the home is this Saturday, September 20. All are invited to celebrate! To ride the church bus to the site, RSVP with Steve Napier. Meet at the Youth & Activities Building at 11am—we have room for 14 passengers. Children with parents/guardians welcome!


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.   


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, Rev. Bridgette Young-Ross, will deliver the sermon. Emory President, Dr. James Wagner, and Candler School of Theology Dean, Dr. Jan Love, will be in attendance as well. Lunch on the grounds to follow - all are invited! Please bring a nut-free side dish to share (meat and drinks provided by the church). 


Mission Trip to Cambodia interest meeting

Monday, September 22 at 7:30pm in the Library

Would you like to attend the dedication of the dorm Glenn has helped build in Cambodia? Tentative dates for the trip are January 30—February 7, 2015. Come learn about joining the team or helping prepare for our work there. For more information, contact Deborah Marlowe at


Dine Out for Intown at Ink and Elm

Wednesday, September 24 from 6-10pm

In lieu of Wednesday Night Supper, walk down to the Village and grab dinner at Ink and Elm. 10% of your bill will go to support the work of Intown Collaborative Ministries and their fight to prevent and reverse homelessness and hunger in intown Atlanta. 


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!  For more information, visit our Glenn Sale website here.


Organ Recital in honor of Candler's Centennial

Sunday, September 28 at 3pm in Cannon Chapel

Dr. Timothy Albrecht, University Organist, is offering a special recital in honor of Candler School of Theology Dean Jan Love and to commemorate Candler's Centennial year. This concert is free and open to the public. An informal reception in Cannon Chapel’s Brooks Commons will follow.


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% 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

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: PUMPKING 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!

October 29, 4pm: Playgroup in the Pumpkin Patch 


Save the Dates:

August 2 - September 20: Habitat for Humanity House Build 
September 19: Serve at the Women's Community Kitchen 
September 19-21: Senior High Fall Retreat
September 20:  Dedication of Habitat House
September 21: Glenn-Emory Day
September 24: Dine-out for Intown at Ink and Elm
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: Truck 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 & 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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