Local - Church and Society

Glenn’s local service efforts are focused on the guiding principles found in the gospel of Matthew:

I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
— Matthew 25:35-36

Food Security

Snack in a Backpack
This program provides food for over 200 local school children who receive free meals at school but need supplemental food on weekends. Volunteers pack the backpacks on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall. This is a family friendly activity. No advance sign up is required -- just come join us. Contact Deborah Marlowe.

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid
Every week during the summer Glenn prepares and packs 200 lunches for children who would otherwise go without lunch because school is not in session. Volunteers prepare the lunches on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall.

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.

Trinity House
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.

Trinity Table
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
Each fall for the last 22 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 levels are welcome. 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.

Journey Men’s Shelter
Glenn is involved with Journey through our partnership with Intown Collaborative Ministries. Journey provides transitional housing for up to 30 men who are unemployed or actively seeking work. Guests receive dinner, a safe night's sleep, a shower, and breakfast. The Glenn Men’s Group prepares and serves the dinner meal once every other month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and welcome volunteers to join. Contact Eric Reece.

The Living Room
The Living Room helps people with HIV/AIDS transition from homelessness or unstable housing to appropriate, permanent housing. Since its inception, TLR has served over 9,000 households. Donations of furniture or “welcome baskets” with items needed to start a new home are welcome. Volunteer help is also needed in the office with the newsletter and clerical work. Contact Diane Bryant.

 

Prison

Glenn offers service opportunities with Arrendale Women’s Prison, Kairos Ministry, and has begun a Prison Pen Pal Ministry.

 

Join Us

Glenn’s Church and Society Committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in room 208 of the Church School Building. All are welcome.

For more information about Glenn’s local service efforts, contact Church and Society Chair Susan Anne MacKenna.