Volunteer At Glenn

We invite volunteers of all ages to “get plugged in” to ministry through hands-on projects, leadership opportunities, and other ways of sharing your gifts of time and service. The Body of Christ – the Church – is made of many people with many gifts.

If you’d like to share your gifts with Glenn or are interested in learning more about the many volunteer opportunities we offer, please contact the ministry representative listed for each area:

 

Service and Missions

Aaron Hurst, Service Committee Chair

Snack in a Backpack Gather on Thursday nights to pack over 200 lunches for local school children in need.

Good Neighbor Day Our annual day of service to the community, offering over 12 project sites.

Habitat for Humanity For over two decades, Glenn has partnered with other local churches to build a house for a family in need.

Intown Collaborative Ministries (ICM) Glenn is a partner congregation for ICM and supports their efforts to end hunger and homelessness. Take part in their Saturday morning Food Pantry, Annual Arts & Eats Auction, and “Dine Out for Intown” nights.

Journey Men's Shelter, Action Ministries Women's Community Kitchen Prepare and serve meals for men who are unemployed or actively seeking work and for homeless women and children.

Northern Ireland Help coordinate work with SKAINOS Mission in Belfast.

Cambodia, Zimbabwe and Honduras Partner with efforts to fund tuition and school building projects in these and other countries.

Christmas Alternative Giving Catalog Give the gift of support—choose from over 10 local and global projects and organizations.

Environmental Awareness and Activism Participate in our composting initiative and help to host/sponsor community education events.

 

Worship

Ginger Smith, Worship Committee Chair

Altar Guild Beautify our spaces of worship for Sunday services as well as special services for Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas.

Ushers and Greeters Serve on rotating teams of volunteers to make our services accessible and welcoming.

Lay readers and Communion servers Embody the importance of laity participation in and facilitation of worship.

Children, Youth and Adult Choirs Glenn offers a choir for every age group. Share your gifts of song in regular worship and through annual concerts and performances.

 

Hospitality and Outreach

Carolyn Roper and Sarah Perkins, Hospitality Team Co-Chairs

Welcoming Visitors and New Members Assemble welcome packets, write notes, and assist in organizing our New to Glenn Fellowship Brunch.

Wednesday Nights at Glenn Our weekly fellowship night requires many hands! Help with set-up, dinner check-in, serving food, or clean-up.

Holy Grounds Café Help feed (and caffeinate!), welcome, and fellowship with folks in between our 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services in the Ward Fellowship Hall. 

Rainbow Advocacy Group Join the efforts of this group as they seek to discern Glenn’s continuing role regarding the issue of homosexuality in the church. 

Prayer Shawl Ministry Join with the Lydia UMW Circle to make and pray over hand-knit shawls for those in the congregation and community in need of healing. No knitting experience required!

Seasonal Events:

  • Women’s Retreat Help plan Glenn’s winter retreat of rest and rejuvenation for women of all ages.
  • Eggcellent Saturday Volunteer for this community-wide event that boasts a large egg hunt on the church grounds and Easter activities for children of all ages.
  • Pumpkin Patch Raising funds for Youth Ministries, volunteer for a shift in the patch or help coordinate and run fun events like “Trunk-or-Treat”!

 

Education and Ministries for all ages

John Wiley, Education Team Chair

Sunday classes Glenn offers a diverse range of Sunday morning classes. Some groups study the basics of the Bible, some engage current world issues, others boast lively discussions or meditative prayer. There is something for everyone.

Bible Studies and small groups Advent and Lenten small groups, DISCIPLE Bible study, United Methodist Women Circles (UMW), Wednesday Women’s Small Group, Wednesday Men’s Study and Discussion group, and more.

Summer Lecture Series Each summer Glenn coordinates an engaging line-up of topics and lecturers from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Your input is welcome in the planning of this annual series.

Children’s Ministry Age appropriate Sunday school for toddlers through 5th grade, S.P.A.R.K (4th and 5th grade), Vacation Bible School, Playgroups, Children’s Education Committee, and more.

Youth Ministry Youth Council, Confirmation Friend-in-Faith, Musical/Drama, Fundraising, Chaperoning, Mission Trips and Retreats, and more.

College Ministry Emory Wesley Fellowship Small groups, service projects and retreats, weekly worship and meals together. Contact Rev. Joseph McBrayer.

Young Adult Ministry The Glenn Next Community twice-monthly Sunday morning class, “Second Sunday Dinner Out” after The Gathering at 5:05 p.m., service projects, and social gatherings. 

Older Adult Ministry A wide range of fellowship, service, learning, and pastoral support opportunities are offered. T.N.T. (Tuesday at Noon Together) gathers for a monthly meal together and the FriendShip Group features interesting day trips around metro Atlanta.