Summer Lecture Series: "Theology of Hymns: Songs that Shape Us"
Sundays, June 4 thru August 27, 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the Ward Hall
During the summer at Glenn, our adult Sunday School classes gather together for a combined lecture series. Our series this year is "Theology of Hymns: Songs that Shape Us." We are excited to welcome another group of professors from Emory's Candler School of Theology to lead our summer sessions. We also welcome a couple speakers from around the university more broadly. Check out the lineup here.
FriendShip Group Volunteering at the Refugee Resettlement Shop & Lunch at Blue Ribbon Grill
Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join with our older adult ministries as we sort donations and stock shelves at the IRC Resettlement Shop for refugees settling in Atlanta. Followed by dutch-treat lunch at the Blue Ribbon Grill in Tucker. Meet at the Youth & Activities Building to carpool/ride the bus or meet us at 10:30 a.m. at the Resettlement Shop (2305 Parklake Drive NE Ste 100, Atlanta 30345). RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson; 404-634-3936.
Women's Night In
Thursday, June 29, 7:00 p.m. at the home of Carole Adams
Join with Glenn women of all ages and stages as we welcome speaker, pastor, and author, Rev. Elizabeth Hagan for conversations on "How you talk about pain & joy in community life." Copies of Hagan's book, Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility, will be available for purchase, though our fellowship and conversations will not be limited to motherhood or infertility. Light refreshments served. For more information, directions, and to RSVP, contact Rev. Susan Pinson.
Youth Mission Trip: Epworth by the Sea at St. Simon’s Island
July 9 - 14
29 youth and 6 chaperones are headed to the Georgia coast for a week of service and faith formation. Be in prayer for their time together, and stay tuned for pictures and reflections on the blog from a couple youth on their experience this summer.
Wesley Heritage Tour to England
July 11 - 20
A group of Glenn members will travel with Rev. Alice to Epworth, Oxford, Bristol & Bath, and London, to learn about Methodism’s roots and founder, John Wesley. Watch for their travel updates on Facebook.
Family Fun Day to the Biblical History Center
Saturday, July 15
Join with our Glenn Church family of all ages for traveling back in time to Bible days with a tour of a realistic ancient village, tomb, an artifacts gallery, and a fun archeological dig for children. $10/kids; $15/adults. $40 family limit with scholarships available. Followed by optional dutch-treat lunch at Charlie Joseph’s restaurant in downtown LaGrange – or feel free to bring a picnic lunch instead. Meet at the Youth & Activities Building at 8:30 a.m. to carpool or meet us there at 10:00 a.m. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson; 404.634.3936 by Thursday, July 6.
Serve Lunch at Trinity Table
Sunday, July 23
Join with Glenn's Church and Society Committee, The Gathering, and the Men's Bible study & discussion group in serving a hot meal at Trinity Table. Each Sunday for 35 years, Trinity Table has provided food for the hungry in a hospitable setting that affirms the dignity and worth of those in need. Each guest who comes to the Table is served a hot meal and given a to-go bag of food. The Table is the only consistent source of free food in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on Sundays. Stay tuned for details and sign-up information. Contact Diane Bryant.
FriendShip Group: Tour of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion & Lunch
Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 a.m.
Join with our older adult ministry on a trip to visit Governor Nathan Deal’s home, a three floor, 30-room, Greek Revival style house built in 1967. It stands on approximately 18 acres in northeast Atlanta. Dutch-treat lunch in Emory Village after the tour. To RSVP, contact Rev. Susan Pinson.
Sunday, July 30, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. worship
Sticking with our summer lecture series theme of the theology of hymns, Pastors Alice, Susan, and Blair will each pick one of their favorite songs from the hymnal and give a reflection on the hymn’s meaning during worship. Come prepared to do a lot of singing, and hopefully learn more about the tunes you’ve been singing for years!
Annual Habitat for Humanity House Build
Saturdays, August 12 thru October 7 (except September 2, Labor Day)
Be a part of one of Glenn’s longest running service projects and have the opportunity to be in service with other local Methodist churches. Volunteers at all skill levels are welcome. Join us for one or all eight Saturdays! Sign-up to come. Contact Jennifer Scott-Ward with questions.
Back to School Splash
Sunday, August 20, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
FOR ALL AGES! Spend the afternoon outside with friends enjoying a bounce house and ice cream truck, plus a waterslide and water games - wear your swimsuit! Then head over to worship at The Gathering at 5:00 p.m. Information and sign ups will also be available for Children’s Choirs and other Fall ministries for all ages. Free - just bring a nonperishable food donation for Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry. (But be sure to bring cash/checks for a splash-a-church-staffer fundraiser for the Glenn Playground Makeover fund!).
Wednesday Nights at Glenn Kick-off
August 23, 5:30 p.m., Ward Hall
The excitement of summer will be winding down, but Wednesday Nights at Glenn will be just getting started! Reconnect with your Glenn family over blue grass music from the Druid Hills Billys and dinner, followed by after-supper offerings at 6:30 p.m.: Children's choirs and childcare, Joyful Noise Toddler Music, Emory Wesley Fellowship, Youth Fellowship, Yoga, and Women’s Small Group.
Good Neighbor Day
Saturday, September 9
Each year, hundreds of Glenn members and friends join together for a day of community service. Many types of projects are available - from beautifying a neighborhood park to doing crafts and visiting with our friends at Branan Towers Senior Center - and most are family-friendly. Stay tuned for the list of project sites and online sign-up.