Glenn Church cares about you. In the name and spirit of Jesus Christ, we seek to provide care through our Congregational Care Ministry to those facing life's spiritual, emotional, and physical challenges. Using church and community resources, we respond to real-life needs through pastoral staff as well as caring lay people.
Prayer requests may be submitted on a confidential basis for the pastors or to be shared with our e-mail prayer ministry. To submit a prayer request or to be added to our e-mail Prayer Ministry, please send a notice to Cathy Mobley.
Emergency and Hospital Care
When a congregant or loved one is hospitalized or faces another emergency, a pastor and often a Lay Minister will visit the person. You are encouraged to notify the church when someone is in the hospital or scheduled for surgery by contacting the church office at 404.634.3936. If an emergency occurs after business hours and you need a pastor, please call 404.634.3936 and press 8.
Lay Ministry Team
The Lay Ministers nurture and care for individuals in the church community during times of illness, hospitalization, grief, and other challenging life situations. The Lay Ministers prepare for this ministry through an intensive ten-week training program and receive continuing instruction and supervision in monthly group sessions.
A simple phone call, a card in the mail, or a short visit to share God's love with those who may be homebound or lonely. Care Team volunteers will be matched with one or two church members to stay in touch. Contact Carole Adams (404.377.1504).
Communion to the Homebound
Sometimes people are unable to come to worship because they are homebound, hospitalized, or recently home from the hospital. Every quarter, volunteers take Holy Communion to those who are unable to come to worship services.
Prayer Shawl and Baby Blanket Ministry
Prayer shawls and baby blankets are created by Glenn members who wish to remain anonymous. Prayers are a part of each shawl and blanket from the time the materials are selected and purchased and as the stitches are made. The shawls are given to those who are ill or facing surgery, and the baby blankets are one of Glenn’s first gifts to our newest members. Many of our knitters and crocheters gather monthly for the "Lydia Circle" to knit, crochet, talk, and pray together. Contact Carolyn Gilbert.
Fridays, 7:00 p.m., Room 401
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon with confidential sharing. For more information, visit www.al-anon.alateen.org.
Caregivers Support Group
Third Wednesday of each month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., 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. To RSVP, contact our Support Group facilitators: Aubrey and Carol Bush or Rev. Susan Pinson (404.634.3936, ext. 103).
Healing Hearts - A Parental Grief Support Group for Parents Who Have Lost a Child to Drug Overdose
First Tuesday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Parlor
A group for confidential sharing and support for parents of children who have died of drug overdose. For more information, contact Rev. Susan Pinson.
Sacred & Safe Space: 6-week Support Group for Women
January 22 – February 26, 2017
Sundays, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.; Parlor
A confidential support group for women undergoing the disappointment, grief, and loneliness often paired with pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility, adoption and fostering challenges, and secondary infertility during motherhood. Sessions will focus on support, the sharing of resources, and will provide a safe space for listening and sharing about the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of our journeys. Led by Pamela Epps, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, of the Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. For more info and to RSVP, contact Rev. Susan Pinson.
Glenn has a cooperative agreement with Care and Counseling Center of Georgia. The Care and Counseling Center of Georgia is independent of Glenn Memorial Church, but the church has assistance funds available for persons seeking counseling. Persons seeking professional counseling may contact the Care and Counseling Center directly and apply for Glenn Memorial Assistance Funds. Based on a sliding scale, the funds reduce the per visit fee for eligible persons to an amount between $10 and $50.
The Care and Counseling Center staff includes Pastoral Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and a Clinical Psychologist (PhD). Medical staffing is provided through a contract relationship with a Psychiatrist (MD).
Care and Counseling Center of Georgia
1814 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
To receive or be a part of any of these ministries, please contact Minister for Children and Older Adults Rev. Susan Pinson.