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New to Glenn Brunch
Sunday, December 8 from 9:45am – 10:30am in the Ward Fellowship Hall
Whether you are a new member, regular visitor, or have grown up here, all are welcome for food and fellowship before Lessons and Carols on December 8! Please bring a breakfast dish to share, no nuts, please. This is a casual get together to meet new people and learn about our ministries here at Glenn! All welcome! For more information, contact Blair Setnor, BlairS@glennumc.org
Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 8 at the 11am Worship Service
The opening voluntary, beginning at 10:30a, will include music for harp, trumpet, timpani, percussion, and organ led by Organist Laureate, Timothy Albrecht. The service will include Advent lessons and anthems from our children's, youth, and adult choirs. Guest instrumentalists will be Ellen Foster, harp, Stuart Stephenson, principal ASO trumpet, and Jeffrey Kershner, percussion. In addition to beloved Advent hymns, the choral anthems will include "Deo Gratias" from Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and "Since Christ Was a Lamb O," composed by Steven Darsey to a poem by Georgia's Byron Herbert Reece. Featured soloists will be Glenn youth Mary Katherine Henry and Wes Griffin. Annually, the service concludes with JS Bach's monumental, Dona Nobis Pacem.
This particular configuration of Lessons and music is unique to Glenn church. Everyone is warmly welcome!
For Parents and Youth Counselors: Crisis Management and Suicide Prevention Seminar
Sunday, December 8, 2:00pm – 3:00pm in Room 422 of the Church School Building
Youth Counselor, Scott Swain, who is also an Emory senior graduating this December, will hold a Crisis Management and Suicide Prevention Seminar December 8th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Scott, though not a professional, has 6 months of graduate level training. He will be focusing on warning signs and practical steps- who to call or what to say immediately in an emergency, how to support friends and loved ones who are struggling, where to find resources, and more. For more information, contact Rev. Blair Setnor email@example.com.
Youth Christmas Party
Sunday, December 8 at 6pm in the Youth and Activities Building
Enjoy our kick off to the holidays with an evening of fun, food, and fellowship, hear breaking news about our upcoming year, mingle with our senior pastor, Rev. Alice Rogers, AND support a Glenn Youth family! Please bring a cash donation and we will provide the spaghetti, salad, brownies, drinks, and paper goods.
FriendShip Group & T.N.T. Christmas Luncheon
Tuesday, December 10 at 12noon
Join with Glenn's Older Adult ministries for their annual luncheon at Druid Hills Golf Club. Thanks to Ellen & Don Bracewell for hosting us for this annual tradition!
Menu: Grilled Chicken Breast with Tillanook Cheddar Au Gratin Potatoes, Broccoli Florets and Roasted Shallot Chicken Jus. Tea, Coffee, & dessert.
$25 per person - cash only, please. RSVP with Marlene Gregory (404.378.8387; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julia Ann Griffith (404-373-1182; email@example.com).
The Longest Night: A Service of Comfort and Hope
Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30pm in the Little Chapel
For many, the holidays bring feelings of loss, loneliness, and disappointment. At a season when our surroundings are filled with joy and merriment, we yearn for a space to bring our burdens to Christ, the one who promises to give rest to the heavy-laden. Join us for worship on one of winter’s longest nights to find comfort and hope.
Save the Dates:
January 8: Epiphany Party
January 31-February 2: Women's Retreat
February 7: Valentine Dinner Dance
February 21-23: Youth Play Production
February 23: Children's Sabbath & Scout Sunday
Adoptive Parent Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month, from 7:00-8:30pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com or 404-634-3936, ext. 103 or visit thisSignupGenius webpage.