Upcoming Events


 

World Refugee Day Playgroup at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.  
In honor of World Refugee Day, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is hosting Friends of Refugees. Refugee cooks will lead cooking demonstrations in the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen and serve up small bites for visitors to taste. All ages are welcome to join this weekend outing in support of Atlanta's refugee population. To arrange sharing guest passes, RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson
 

First Sunday and Opportunities to meet Rev. Mark and Kathy Westmoreland

Sunday, June 24
Please join us in welcoming our new senior pastor and his family! Rev. Mark Westmoreland will preach at all three worship services. Stay for Meet & Greets following 8:30 a.m. worship at Holy Grounds Café before the Summer Lecture Series and 5:00 p.m. worship in the Ward Hall, or a welcome reception following 11:00 a.m. worship on the front lawn. We will also host a Meet & Greet at City Barbeque on Tuesday, June 26 (see below for details).
 

Meet, Greet, and Eat for a Great Cause

Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., City Barbeque
 Welcome Rev. Mark & Kathy Westmoreland, enjoy delicious barbeque, and support the Glenn Playground Makeover all at the same time. City Barbeque will donate 25% of proceeds to the Glenn Playground Fund all day on June 26.  Rev. Mark and Kathy will enjoy dinner with us from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to enjoy lunch, dinner, or take-out in support of a good cause. Contact Rev. Susan Pinson.
 

Meet & Treats with Pastor Mark

Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 p.m., Ali’s Cookies in Emory Village
Join us after Summer Camp for ice cream and cookies (dutch treat) with Pastor Mark! All kids and kids at heart are welcome.
 

Service Opportunity: Observe Atlanta Immigration Court

July 12, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All are invited to participate in a somewhat atypical, yet socially relevant monthly service opportunity this summer: observe Atlanta Immigration Court. Observers help make the courts more transparent and provide support to family and friends of the detained. All ages welcome, including children (with a parent/guardian). Carpool from Glenn's Youth and Activities Building (YAAB). Contact Jad Taylor.
 

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, engineered systems that emulate natural processes, 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.
 

Service Opportunity: Visit Stewart Detention Center

Saturday, July 28
Stewart is one of the largest immigrant detention centers in the nation. Located in Lumpkin, GA, Stewart’s isolation prevents many from accessing legal services and receiving visits. All are welcome to participate in a day trip to Stewart (children with a parent/guardian), including a one-hour visitation with a detained immigrant. If you are interested in visiting Stewart, please join us for an interest meeting and orientation at Glenn on Sunday, June 24 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Contact Jad Taylor by Wednesday, July 11 if you would like to participate.
 

Service Opportunity: Observe Atlanta Immigration Court

August 1, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
All are invited to participate in a somewhat atypical, yet socially relevant monthly service opportunity this summer: observe Atlanta Immigration Court. Observers help make the courts more transparent and provide support to family and friends of the detained. All ages welcome, including children (with a parent/guardian). Carpool from Glenn's Youth and Activities Building (YAAB). Contact Jad Taylor.
 

Racial Justice Caucus Trip: Visit The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and The Legacy Museum

Saturday, August 4
Join with members of Glenn’s Racial Justice Caucus for a day trip to Montgomery, AL to experience The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, America’s first national memorial dedicated to victims of racial terror lynching. The trip will also include a visit to The Legacy Museum: "From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration." More information about the Memorial and Museum can be found at museumandmemorial.eji.org/.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors (62 and over) and students. Payment for tickets should be made to Glenn; tickets will then be purchased by Glenn. Transportation details, including departure and return times, will depend on the number of people going, but there will be no transportation costs. Meals will be up to each person. Register for the trip using the form below, and please pay for your tickets here. Deadline for registration is June 22. Contact Carol Allums

 

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; 404.634.3936, ext. 103.