Good Neighbor Day

Saturday, September 7

Join us for our annual day of service all over Atlanta - projects range from the Zonolite Park clean-up to singing at Clairmont Place Retirement community, to working with refugees in Clarkston and a food box packing Action Ministry. Most sites are family friendly, so know that children are welcome. Contact Rev. Rev. Blair Setnor for more information.

“School has just started, and we are trying to get back into a routine of homework, after school activities, and the logistics of buses and carpools at three schools. Then comes the announcement for Glenn’s Good Neighbor Day. Not one more thing can we add to our schedules! But wait, this is something we want to do! A quick check-in with everyone and they are immediately on board. My kids remind me of why we always participate in GND. So, we slap it on the calendar, sign up and show up. All the other things we could be doing on a Saturday somehow don’t matter. Good Neighbor Day is where we want to be, serving God and neighbor with our Glenn family.” Sara McKlin

Volunteer Opportunities for Good Neighbor Day 2019

Habitat for Humanity Build
Glenn Memorial is partnering with Cascade UMC, St. Mark UMC, and Lutheran Church of the Redeemer to build an Atlanta Habitat Home. Join us in building our 28th safe, decent, and affordable home for a deserving family!
If you volunteer here you will: Shingle the roof, insulate walls and ceiling, finish siding, and begin caulking and exterior painting. No previous construction experience is required. Meet at Youth & Activities Bldg to ride church bus. Age 16 & up.
Leader: Jennifer Scott-Ward


Sing-a-Long at Clairmont Place Retirement Community
Clairmont Place is a senior condominium retirement community designed to provide the services and amenities that will enrich your lifestyle. Situated on its own private lake in a beautiful park like setting. At Clairmont Place, our residents experience the benefits of home ownership without the day to day chores so often associated with a house. This is always a fun time for families with little ones. Meet at Clairmont Place. Babies/children with adults most welcome!
If you volunteer here you will: Sing for/with and spend quality time with the residents of Clairmont Place.
Leader: Rev. Susan Pinson


Action Ministries
Action Ministries Inc. is a nonprofit that provides an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty. By meeting basic needs of hunger relief, housing and education, Action Ministries removes barriers that prevent thousands of Georgians from breaking the cycle of poverty and realizing their potential. Open to all ages. Meet at Glenn's Youth and Activities Building at 9:30 a.m. to ride the bus, or meet us on site at 10:00 a.m.
If you volunteer here you will: Pack food boxes at Action Ministries warehouse.
Leader: Rev. Connor Bell


Intown Collaborative Ministries
ICM's mission is to prevent and reverse homelessness and hunger in Intown Atlanta. We were born out of the work of ICA (Intown Community Assistance), which served the neighborhood for over three decades. Meet at ICM Food Pantry (Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta). Ages 10 & up
If you volunteer here you will: help with the weekly food pantry distribution.
Leader: Shelby Roberts


Zonolite Park Clean-Up
Zonolite Park, now owned by DeKalb County, features 1.5 miles of gravel trails through 13 acres. The area includes an old-growth forest, a sunny meadow, small rivulets and a beautiful wetland garden. The creek's sandy beach-like banks are perfect for getting an up-close view of the water. Wildlife seen here includes deer, fish, frogs and birds – including a pair of Great Blue Heron - songbirds and hawks.
If you volunteer here you will: Clear pre-built boardwalk; roll and upright tree trunks for play area; lop low branches. Ages 8 and up. Bring water and gloves.
Leaders: Lynn Speno and Sally Sears


Memorial Drive Ministries
The Greater Clarkston community is home to thousands of resettled refugees, people who fled persecution in their home countries and who have been invited to begin rebuilding their lives here in Georgia. Every week, resettled refugees and other community members come to the Memorial Drive campus for literacy programs, educational classes, recreational opportunities, job training, cultural events, and integration support. In these spaces of mutual collaboration, we are investing in the social capital of our neighbors and friends.
Leader: Aaron Hurst



Good Neighbors Fundraiser at City BBQ!   

Sunday, September 8  
Following Good Neighbor Day service projects on Saturday, invite friends & neighbors to join you in Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or The Gathering at 5:00 p.m. and then to a meal at City BBQ afterwards!  Enjoy lunch, dinner, or take-out to stock your 'fridge for the week all day on Sunday, September 8 at City BBQ (Blackmon Drive) - mention Glenn Church at check out and we receive 25% of the proceeds!