'Twas the Week Before School Starts

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'Twas the week before school starts and all through the house,
all the children were checked for the dreaded stray louse.
But these are the side effects of sweet friends who hug,
and all the fun had as they rolled around on the summer camp rug!  
Parents look for deals on markers, pens, & folders, 
And try not to cry thinking how our kids so quickly grow older.
New teachers and schools; sports and scouts; we'll be busy soon, without a doubt.
But before we fill our schedules and our carpools scatter,
Let's take a moment to prioritize what really matters.
Reading, writing, science, and math;
But we also hope our kids learn kindness and how to share a laugh.
Bible stories learned as valued part of history,
Though how faith develops remains a mystery.
So we come together as a church family and show them grace and love, 
With our own prayers that they will know God's presence from above.
Just as Jesus as a child taught the synagogue leaders,
We remember that children can be our best teachers. 
So post all the back to school photos and tag #GlennChurch,
As we are the Body of Christ and your friends may very well be on a church home search!

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Susan Pinson

Join us for Back to School Sunday! Sunday, August 11!

Blessing of the Backpacks

Sunday, August 11
8:30 a.m. -
Worship in the Little Chapel with Blessing of the Backpacks
9:45 a.m. –
Sunday School Celebration
Hosted by Ms. Carol Napier on the Playground
For all children, youth, and families as we celebrate the end of summer, the new playground & new school year, and give thanks for the DECADES of Sunday School stories & treats of Ms. Carol as she “retires” from Glenn Sunday School!
Lift Every Voice Summer Lecture Series with Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp in Ward Hall on Sustaining Resistance: Pastoral Care for the Ongoing Work of Racial Justice
11:00 a.m.- Worship in the Sanctuary with Blessing of the Backpacks
3:00 p.m. - Playground Dedication and Back to School Splash
5:00 p.m. Blessing of the Backpacks
at The Gathering

Playground Dedication & Back to School SPLASH!

Sunday, August 11, 3:00 p.m.

Join us on the new playground for our Playground Dedication, treats, & water play!  WEAR SWIMWEAR, SUNSCREEN, AND WATER SHOES!  Bring a towel & feel free to then head inside for worship at The Gathering at 5:00 p.m. in the Ward Fellowship Hall for a Blessing of the Backpacks if you missed it at 8:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. worship! FREE - bring a canned good to donate to the Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry.