Ministries for Older Adults at Glenn include a wide range of opportunities for fellowship, service, learning, and pastoral support. Wherever you find yourself as the years go by, there is a place for you here. Monthly opportunities include fellowship meals, interesting day trips around metro Atlanta, and pastoral care led by clergy and laity alike.
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.
Caregivers Support Group
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 on the third Wednesday of each month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Parlor. To RSVP, contact our Support Group facilitators: Aubrey and Carol Bush or Rev. Susan Pinson (404.634.3936, ext. 103).
Sunday Morning Transportation
Volunteers drive our buses to pick up residents from Wesley Woods and Clairmont Place Retirement communities for Sunday morning services. Contact Timothy Patton or Rev. Susan Pinson (404.634.3936, ext. 103).
Montclair Sunday Service
Glenn volunteers lead a short service on the first Sunday of the month at 4:00 p.m. for residents ranging in age from 75-100+ with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. Volunteers are welcome to lead with music, a devotional, or even a sing-a-long. Feel free to sign up as individuals or a group. "Supporters" are welcome each week to be a part of the congregation, as you may want to participate before leading a service. Contact Rev. Susan Pinson (404.634.3936, ext. 103) or visit this Sign Up Genius page.
FriendShip Group and T.N.T. (Tuesday Noon Together)
"Because we're all in the same boat." Programs by, with, and for older adults. Celebrating the lifetime voyage of faith, the FriendShip Fellowship offers various lunch programs and day trips.
FriendShip Group: Tour of Emory’s WaterHub
Tuesday, July 24, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Join with our Older Adult Ministries for a short drive across campus to tour Emory University’s WaterHub. The WaterHub, which celebrated its grand opening in 2015, collects wastewater flushed down toilets, showers and sinks on parts of the Emory and CDC campuses and uses biomimicry, to reclaim up to 40 percent of Emory's total water usage per year. Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives will be our hosts on this primarily indoor walking tour. Meet at the Youth & Activities Building to ride the church bus across campus. Optional: enjoy lunch with friends in Emory Village following the tour. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson.
Dealing with Dementia Workshop
Wednesday, August 15, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., Ward Fellowship Hall
This workshop is sponsored by the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and hosted at Glenn Church. Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own brown bag dinner. Please RSVP, as we need a minimum of 15 participants. (This event is in lieu of our regular monthly Caregiver Support Group. The Caregiver Support Group will resume on the third Wednesday of each month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., on September 19.)
FriendShip Group Older Adult Ministry: Tour of Emory's Carlos Museum
Tuesday, August 28, 10:00 a.m.
History in our own backyard! Meet at the amphitheater at 9:45 a.m. to walk/carpool over to Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum for a docent-led tour of the exhibitions, including Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt. From domesticated pets to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt for thousands of years – join us for this interesting exhibition featuring cats and lions (and even dogs and jackals) in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. $6/person. Optional: Enjoy lunch with friends in Emory Village following the tour. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson.