Reconciling Ministry Learning Sessions
March 2 & March 9
In November 2011, Glenn Memorial issued a statement of support for the January 2011 letter from the retired Bishops of the UMC supporting their desire that the United Methodist Church move towards a completely inclusive stance towards ALL people regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Glenn’s letter of support came after a year of discussion and study among those participating in the Common Table. That letter also articulated support to engage in practices that would promote Glenn’s fundamental commitment to "Loving God and loving neighbor."
Since that time, the United Methodist Church has become more publicly aligned with the discriminatory language of Paragraph 304.3 of the Book of Discipline. United Methodist churches that wish to publicly proclaim the welcome of ALL people have the opportunity to join the Reconciling Ministries Network which "labels" a UM church as one in which no person will experience discrimination based on race, gender or sexual orientation.
Glenn’s Rainbow Advocacy Group will host information and listening sessions at WNS February 26, after The Gathering on March 2, and after 11:00 worship on March 9 to consider the option of Glenn becoming a part of the Reconciling Ministries Network. All meetings will take place in the Ward Fellowship Hall and meals will be available. We hope that anyone interested in hearing more about this ministry of radical hospitality and welcome will come to these sessions.
Contact Michael Black with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org; 404.964.6254).
Lenten Small Groups
March 5 - April 20
All are invited to be a part of a 6-week small group at Glenn during Lent - the season before Easter. Our church wide study this year will focus on the book Lent for Everyone: Matthew. Leading New Testament scholar N. T. Wright provides a brief reflection each day based on readings primarily from the Gospel of Matthew as well as Psalm readings each Sunday. The book can be purchased in the church office for $15 – or copies will be available to check out in the church library. Small groups of roughly 6-12 people will meet at various times and locations throughout the week for the 40-day period of Lent to read, discuss, and pray together. Sign up here to join one of the small groups or volunteer to start your own.
The Glenn Sale is Here!
Friday, March 7 from 9:30am-7:00pm (no children before noon) and Saturday, March 8 from 9:00am-2:00pm (half price day!).
The sale has over 60,000 items, including Spring and Summer 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 credit card processing 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, March 2, from 1:00-4:00pm. If you donate at least $50 worth of items, you get a ticket to Preview Night!
Join Glenn's 2014 Hunger Walk/Run Team
Sunday, March 9, 2:00pm at Turner Field
The annual 5K walk/run is a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank that unites our community to raise awareness and critical funds for local hunger relief. The family-friendly, festival atmosphere at Turner Field’s Green Lot includes food trucks, games, educational activities, live entertainment and more! In 2013, more than 15,000 participants came together to raise over $630,000 to combat hunger in our community. Sign up to walk or run with the Glenn team here. For more information or questions, contact Jeff Kling.
Join with the Kindergarten & Pre-K Class Outing: Tour of the Carlos Museum
Sunday, March 9 at 1:00pm
Learn about the world during "Bible Times"! On Sunday, March 9, the class will take a special tour of the Carlos Museum on the Emory Campus. The tour will be led by Dr. Joel LeMon, a professor at the Candler School of Theology. Joel, who has two young children, is exited about introducing our Glenn kindergarten class to the wonders of the Carlos Museum in a kid-friendly tour which will last about 30 minutes. Highlights will include: ** Egyptian mummies (both human and animal) ** Interesting swords and armor from ancient times ** Carved animals ** A winged, bearded man from ancient Iraq that stood in the palace of the king of Assyria ** Lots of other really cool stuff! We will leave from the church school building at 1pm for the short walk to the Carlos Museum. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children, and siblings are also welcome. We suggest that your family bring a picnic to eat in the Amphitheater outside the church school building or inside the Judson C. Ward Fellowship Hall, depending on the weather. Alternatively, you could grab a quick lunch in the Emory Village. Please contact Deborah Marlowe regarding the number of tickets you need. We are arranging for a group discount. email@example.com 404-856-5508
FriendShip Group & T.N.T. (Tuesday Noon Together)
Tuesday, March 11, 11:00am in the Youth & Activities Building (YAAB)
Join us for an entertaining concert by the Peachtree Road United Methodist Church "Monday Morning Pops" singing group! This group of seniors are talented and charming as they share favorite show tunes, "barber shop music," and more! Followed by lunch - $5 per person. RSVP with Marlene Gregory 404.378.8387 firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia Ann Griffith at 404.373.1182 email@example.com.
Created by God
Thursday March 13 - Saturday, March 15
5th, 6th, & 7th graders and their parents are invited to a weekend of learning about human growth and development. Help your ‘tween know that they are created by God and grow up with confidence and respect for their bodies and healthy relationships. Hosted at Glenn. $60 includes materials, snacks, meals and leadership. Register and pay online.
Ruth and Mary-Rebekah Circle meeting
March 18 at 10:30am in the Youth and Activities Building
All are invited as we hear from guest speaker Sue Raymond, president of the North Georgia Conference UMW. All Glenn United Methodist Women are invited to attend. Visitors are also welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Ellen Lynn, 404 633-9268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Georgia Conference Older Adult Event: Soaring in Mind, Body & Spirit
Thursday, March 27, 8:00am-4:00pm
Registration deadline: March 14. Join us for this annual event at Simpsonwood Conference & Retreat Center with older adults from across North Georgia. Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Bob Bowling. Workshops include: Legal Issues for Older Adults, Line Dancing or Body Recall exercise, Healthy Eating, Maintain Your Brain, Caregiver Support, and a Prayer Labryinth/Nature Walk led by our own Rev. Susan Pinson. $40 registration - scholarships available. Includes breakfast, lunch, & snack. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson email@example.com; 404.634.3936.
Youth Spiritual Life Retreat
Friday March 28 - Sunday, March 30
Open to all youth 8th grade and up! This is an amazing retreat focused on spiritual practices. The cost is $145. Scholarships are always available. To reserve a spot on the retreat, email Rev. Blair Setnor. You may pay online or send in a check to BJ Copelan in the church office. Do you wish to help support the work of Glenn Youth in our city and around the world? From the Youth Choir Tour to retreats and service projects, click here to make a contribution to the Youth Mission Fund.
Stop Hunger Now
Saturday, March 29
Glenn and the Emory Wesley Fellowship are partnering to host a Meal Packing Party on Saturday, March 29 from 10am - 3pm in the Ward Hall for Stop Hunger Now, a non-profit organization that provides meals for the those suffering from hunger around the world. Each meal’s total cost is only 25 cents. Churches and other organizations host “Packing Parties” in order to engage participants beyond financial support, to be more cost efficient in the packaging of meals, and to raise awareness of hunger. Together, we will pack 40,000 meals. Mark your calendar for this impactful and fun event - we will need a lot of hands! Click here to sign up!
Save the Dates:
March 7, 8, & 9: Confirmation Retreat
March 23: Confirmation Sunday
March 30: Chancel Choir Spring Concert
April 12: Egg-cellent Saturday
April 13: Palm Sunday; "Stations of the Cross" Project Dedication
April 17: Maundy Thursday
April 18: Good Friday
April 20: Easter Sunday
April 26: Glenn School Family Day
April 27: Youth Sunday
May 4: Intown Arts & Eats Auction
Recurring Monthly Events
Adoptive Parent Support Group
1st Sunday of each month, from 2:00-4:00pm in Room 422 of the Church School Building
Note: For March, the group will meet on the 9th instead of the 2nd!
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
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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rev. Susan Pinson at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 404-634-3936, ext. 103 or visit thisSignupGenius webpage