Local - Church and Society
Glenn’s local service efforts are focused on the guiding principles found in the gospel of Matthew:
Good Neighbor Day
Saturday, September 8
It's time for Glenn's annual day of service! This year there are opportunities for everyone to get involved. We'll have groups going to Habitat for Humanity, singing songs and playing games at assisted living facilities, cleaning up creeks, stocking food pantries, and much more. there are morning and afternoon events for all ages. Sign up to be a part of serving our community on September 8! Contact Rev. Brent Huckaby with questions. Plus, plan to eat lunch or dinner on Good Neighbor Day (dine-in or takeout) at City BBQ, and be sure to mention Glenn at checkout for a 25% donation to the Glenn Playground Fund!
Snack in a Backpack
Join us every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall to pack lunches for over 250 local school kids. We also need volunteers for the fall in a variety of roles. Contact Deborah Marlowe if you are interested.
Intown Collaborative Ministries Emergency Food Pantry
Every week members of Glenn donate food to distribute on Saturday mornings to hungry and homeless individuals and families in the 30306 and 30307 zip codes. Food donations are accepted at any time in the Church School Building’s collection bin. All are welcome to volunteer at Intown’s Food Pantry from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. each Saturday. Sign up to serve here. Contact Diane Bryant.
Action Ministries Women’s Community Kitchen
This is a safe, friendly place for homeless women and children to receive a hot and healthy lunch. The third Friday of every month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., volunteers from Glenn prepare and serve the meal. Contact Carol Napier.
This residential transitional program serves homeless men. Join Glenn members and Trinity residents for a TEAM dinner on the third Tuesday of even months from 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at 21 Bell Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Everyone is welcome to help serve. Contact Yvette Weatherly.
This is the oldest, large-scale, Sunday-only soup kitchen in metro Atlanta. Annually, Glenn volunteers prepare and serve a meal to approximately 300 homeless people at Trinity UMC. All ages - middle school children and up - are welcome! Contact Diane Bryant.
Housing and Clothing
Habitat for Humanity: July 14 - September 8, 2018 (except September 1, Labor Day)
Each fall for the last 26 years, Glenn partners with local churches to build a Habitat House as one of its longest running service projects. Each house requires 15 volunteers for seven Saturdays, plus a food crew to provide lunch. Volunteers at all skill and age levels are welcome. No building experience required! Sign up here. Contact Jennifer Scott-Ward.
Branan Towers Senior Living
Part of the Wesley Woods Retirement Community, Branan Towers serves persons 62 years and older with low and moderate incomes. Glenn volunteers participate in an annual day of crafts, the resident's Christmas party and twice yearly clothing drives for the residents. Contact Diane Bryant.
Glenn offers service opportunities with Arrendale Women’s Prison, Kairos Ministry, and has begun a Prison Pen Pal Ministry.
Glenn’s Church and Society Committee meets regularly throughout the year and all are welcome.
For more information about Glenn’s local service efforts, contact Church and Society Chair Susan Anne MacKenna.