Lenten Prayer Writing Workshop
Sunday, February 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Room 422
Join us for another workshop with Rev. Barbara Day Miller, this time focusing on Lenten texts and themes. No writing experience is required...just a mind and heart willing to learn and explore a new spiritual discipline. This one-day session will give writers the tools needed to write prayers - in consultation with the pastors and others in the workshop - to be used in worship during the Lenten season. RSVP with Ginger Smith.
Serve Dinner at Trinity House
Tuesday, February 21, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Glenn serves at Trinity House, a residential transitional program serving homeless men, every third Tuesday of even months. There is already a meal planned, but we invite folks to help serve and join us for the meal. If you are unable to attend, we are also accepting monetary donations to cover meal expenses. If you are interested in serving the community in this way, contact Yvette Weatherly.
Youth Production: Peter Pan
Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, February 26, 2:00 p.m.
Each year our youth put on a play or musical for the congregation and community. Not only is their talent astounding, but their love for one another and this church truly shines. Don't miss this year's performance of Peter Pan - tickets are $5 for children and students, $10 for adults. Pay for your tickets below.
Glenn Mamas Unite!
Thursday, February 23, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m., hosted by Cheryl Griffin at her home
Leave the bedtime routine to a spouse or sitter and join us in your sweatpants & slippers for a cup of tea and undoubtedly some laughter and solidarity in our parenting joys and challenges. Directions and RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson.
February Day of Service: Workday at the New Roots Garden with the Environmental Committee
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the garden near North DeKalb Mall
Do you want to get out and dig in the dirt? Do your children need service hours? The New Roots Community Garden is a project led and run by the International Rescue Committee. All ages are welcome to join in support of the work they do with refugees in Atlanta. Wear work boots and gloves, and bring a snack and a water bottle. RSVP to Lynn Speno.
Ash Wednesday Services
March 1, 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we welcome the season of Lent. At 6:15 p.m. in the Little Chapel, we’ll have a short, 15-minute service for children and families that introduces the season of Lenten traditions in a child-friendly way. At 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary, join us for a meditative service with the reading of Scripture, prayers, hymns, and the ritual of the imposition of ashes. Childcare available.
Glenn Men’s Un-Retreat
Saturday, March 4
The men of Glenn are invited to a day of "retreat" together at the church - 8:00 a.m. catered breakfast from Flying Biscuit to fuel up to load furniture/equipment/supplies from the YAAB into storage pods in preparation for the upcoming construction. A pizza lunch will be provided after the heavy lifting, and then enjoy an afternoon of pick-up basketball games. Optional evening plans of dutch-treat dinner out. Suggested donation of $20 to help cover meal costs - you may bring cash to the event or pay online. RSVP by clicking on the box below.
Sunday, March 5, 2:00 p.m.
Join with thousands of people in Atlanta to fight hunger in our local community. The Glenn team will be there – and needs your support! Help to reach the team’s fundraising goal by making a donation on behalf of the entire team or a specific member. Or take the next step by walking/running with them! The 5K route takes participants through historic downtown Atlanta and around the State Capitol. Visit the Glenn Team page here for more information.
The Glenn Sale
Friday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (no children before noon); Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (half price day!).
With over 60,000 items, including Spring and Summer clothing for boys and girls (infant - size 14), baby equipment, and books and games, don’t miss this sale! If you donate at least $50 worth of items, you get a ticket to Preview Night, Thursday, March 9. For more information, visit glennsale.com.
Chancel Choir Spring Concert: Music and Poetry of Sidney Lanier
Sunday, March 19, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Our Chancel Choir presents a one-hour concert featuring the music and poetry of 19th century Georgia poet, Sidney Lanier. This is the 175th anniversary year of his birth. One of America’s greatest poets, Lanier is especially beloved in Georgia for his “Song of the Chattahoochee” and “The Marshes of Glynn.” Included in the concert will be Lanier’s “Life and Song,” composed by Steven Darsey in memory of Robert Shaw. Christina Smith, Principal Flute with the ASO, will perform a work for flute composed by Lanier. The culminating work will be Lanier’s “Meditations of Columbia,” a cantata commissioned for the centennial of the United States, set to music by American composer, Dudley Buck. These texts and musical works address morality under the providence of God. The concert is free; everyone is welcome.
Introduction to the Enneagram Workshops
Sundays, March 26, April 2, April 9, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m., Ward Fellowship Hall
The Enneagram is a personality typing system that helps to identify habits/patterns of attention and behavior. These free workshops will provide insight into your unique personality type, deepening self awareness and mindfulness. The sessions will be led by Virginia DuPre, LPC and MDiv. She has been a student of the Enneagram for 20 years. Visit her website to learn more and/or view this document for more information on the Enneagram. Though this class is free, RSVP is required by emailing email@example.com. Provide your name and email address. The deadline for signing up is Friday, March 24.
Youth Spiritual Life Retreat
March 24 - 26, Kaplan Mitchell Retreat and Conference Center
This annual weekend of faith formation and fun is open to 8th through 12th graders. Cost and registration is due by March 1: $265, or $150 for a sibling discount. Sign up by emailing Rev. Blair Setnor.
March Day of Service: Workday at the IRC Resettlement Store
Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
The third event in our Year of Service maintains a focus on caring for refugees in our community. All are ages are welcome to help as we organize and manage donations in the resettlement store, a place where refugee families can shop for needed items for free. RSVP with Albert Sheffer.
FriendShip Group Older Adult Ministry: Trip to the Georgia & National Archives
Tuesday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the Youth and Activities Building to ride the Glenn bus. Make sure to bring a photo ID. $5 per person for a box lunch catered by Tscharner Dickerson. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson; 404.634.3936, ext. 103.
Junaluska Jaunt - Family Retreat for All Ages
May 5 - 7 (registration & payment due by March 15)
Join with our tradition of the “Junaluska Jaunt” to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. We are within steps of the beautiful mountain lake for boating & fishing, 2.5 mile walking path, playground, miniature golf, tennis and shuffleboard courts, and more. Bring your bikes, balls, kites, Frisbees, musical instruments and board games! Enjoy family time, get to know other Glenn families, and explore the quaint mountain town of Waynesville.
We have reserved Lagaolinda Inn (just like “the good ole’ days” for some of our 2nd generation Glenn families). Cost is $100 per adult and $50 per child (max $300 per family). This includes two nights, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Scholarship subsidies available – just ask. (And let us know if you have other accommodations, but want to join us for activities/meals, etc. More accommodations available at Lake Junaluska.) Register by clicking on the button below and then pay online.