Glenn Memorial UMC
Friday, April 25, 2014
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

Upcoming Events

Branan Towers Soup and Shop

The set-up is Wednesday, April 23 and the day of the event is Thursday, April 24.

Looking for a service opportunity? Volunteer for the Soup and Shop - the men of Branan "shop" for new clothing and all of the residents to have a soup lunch together.  Needed items are: new socks, t-shirts and underwear for the men as well as additional gently used shoes and clothing.  If you have any of these items you would like to donate, please drop them off under the stairs in the Church School Building by Tuesday, April 22 or contact Diane Bryant to make other arrangements.


Ballroom Dancing

Friday, April 25, 7-10pm in Ward Hall

Glenn members Rachael & Michael Berelc will teach Tango lessons at 7pm, followed by an open dance for all at 8pm.  All ages/stages welcome.  $5 per person.  For more info, click here.


Earth Day Fair

Celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, April 27th on the Church lawn (N. Decatur Rd. side) after the 11:00 service.  Learn more about the Glenn Environmental Committee, and talk with representatives of environmental advocacy organizations including GreenLaw, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL), and the United Methodist Caring for Creation task force.  Visit the Boy Scout table and the children's activity area. Join us as we seek to find ways of working together to care for the earth.


Baby shower for Blair and Shane Setnor!

Sunday, April 27 from 6 - 8:30pm in the Ward Hall

Dinner will be catered by Community Q (suggested donation of $5/person) and will begin after the The Gathering at 5:05 worship service.  Following dinner, we will have team trivia with silly baby facts about Glenn youth and adults! For more details on the shower and to RSVP, click here.


Open House on Finances

Sunday, April 27, immediately after 11am Worship & Earth Day Fair with a light lunch served and Monday, April 28, from 7:00 - 9:00pm.

Want to know more about Glenn’s operating budget? About our funds which finance many special projects and many of our capital improvements? About our financial arrangement with Emory? There will be two open houses where these topics will be discussed and you may ask questions, both in the Jake Ward Fellowship Hall.


Playgroup & Picnic on the Playground! 

Wednesday, April 30, 12:15-1:30pm

Bring your picnic lunch & join with Rev. Susan & baby Elizabeth for a casual get-to-know you time for parents/grands/nannies & playtime for pre-schoolers, toddlers, & babies.  Rain Plan: Ward Fellowship Hall. For more info, contact Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936.


Atlanta's Young Singers of Callenwolde at Glenn

Sunday, May 4 at 11:00 Worship 

Join us in worship as we welcome back the Young Singers of Callenwolde - they are always a treat! And on Saturday, May 17 at 8:00pm, their 200 voice chorus gives a concert at Glenn. Tickets are available at the their site We are grateful for the musical training they provide the young people in our congregation and look forward to the music they will share with us.


Second Annual Intown Collaborative Ministries Arts and Eats Auction

May 4 from 4:00 - 7:00pm at the Hellenic Center on Clairmont Rd

Enjoy live and silent auctions, live musical entertainment and delicious food. This auction is a principle fundraiser for Glenn’s Snack in a Backpack program and helps to benefit homeless and hungry families and children. Buy your ticket here! Would you like to auction items, help sell tickets, or volunteer at the event? Contact Dawn Francis-Chewning.


Glenn's Got Talent! Annual Talent Show for all ages!

Wednesday, May 7, 6:30pm in Ward Hall

To sign up your 2-3 minute act (singing, dancing, recitation, etc.), contact Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936


Baby Recognition Sunday!

Sunday, May 11, 11:00am Worship Service

All families with children born/adopted into the Glenn Church family this past year are invited to come be a part of a special service where we honor our youngest and oldest church members (older adult ages 90 & above are also recognized.)  RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson for details.


Older Adult Recognition Sunday! 

Sunday, May 11, 11:00am Worship Service

On this special day, we will honor all seniors of our Glenn Church family who are 90-years-old & older! If you or your family member is a nonagenarian or centenarian(!),RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson for details.


Making Sense of the Bible Book Study 

Wednesdays, May 14, 21, & 28

Rev. Josh Amerson will be leading a 3-week study of Adam Hamilton’s latest book, Making Sense of the Bible. This group study is part of our recent and ongoing discussion at Glenn about becoming a Reconciling Congregation. The book details the history, nature, and authority of Scripture and looks at what the Bible says about a number of topics including homosexuality. Gatherings will be in room 208 from 6:30-7:30 on May 14, 21 and 28. Contact Josh for more info

Kids & Family Night @ Snack in Backpack  

Thursday, May 15, 6:00pm

Children of all ages & families are invited to volunteer to pack our weekly 150+ bags of food for local children in need at the earlier time of 6:00pm.  In Ward Hall.


Dine for a Cause: BurgerFi Lunch to Support Snack in a Backpack Ministry

Sunday, May 18, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy lunch at BurgerFi of Emory Point and 10% of the proceeds benefit our Snack in a Backpack ministry!


Spring Camping

May 30– June 1 at Trackrock Campground   **Sign up by April 27th!**

Enjoy the beautiful North Georgia mountains, fellowship, food, swimming, hiking, fishing, and even horseback riding, and a hay ride.  Glenn group rate is $60 per campsite for both nights. Campers provide their own supplies and food – plans are underway to share dinner on Saturday night.  Tent or RV camping not your cup of tea?  Cabin rentals available, as well! Check out all the options here: Trackrock Campground.  For more information and to reserve your campsite, contact Luther Lewis and Lydia Castle.


Save the Dates: 

April 26: Glenn School Family Day
April 27: Youth Sunday; Glenn Baby Shower for Blair and Shane Setnor
May 4: Intown Arts & Eats Auction; Youth Spring Choir Concerts
May 7: Glenn's Got Talent
May 11: Older Adult and Baby Recognition Sunday
May 13: FriendShip Group
June 1-August 10: Summer Lecture Series, Reading Between the Lines: How Biblical Interpretations Shape Our Faith
June 2-6: Vacation Bible School and Youth Intown Mission Week
June 10-13: North Georgia Annual Conference
June 17: FriendShip Group
June 20-27: Youth Choir Tour

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  

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 carol.bush@mindspring.comor, 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 thisSignupGenius webpage.
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