Upcoming Events

Summer Lecture Series 2019

Sundays, June 2 - August 18, 9:45 a.m., Ward Fellowship Hall
During the summer, our adult Sunday School classes gather together for a combined lecture series at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We welcome professors from Emory's Candler School of Theology to lead our sessions. Come early for a cup of coffee and bring your thoughts and questions on “Lift Every Voice: Racial Healing and Justice”. Click here to see the full schedule.

28th Habitat for Humanity Build

Saturdays, August 10 - October 5
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! We have volunteer opportunities on each build day :

Day 1: Wall Building
Day 2: Doors & Windows
Day 3: Roof & Interior Framing
Day 4: Shingles & Siding
Day 5: Interior Doors & Painting
Day 6: Painting, Trim, & Cabinets
Day 7: Touch ups & Hardware
Day 8: Landscape & Dedication!

Sign up now! For more information, contact: Jennifer Scott Ward, jscottward@churchs.com.

Continuing the Conversation – Racial Healing and Justice

Sunday, August 25, Ward Fellowship Hall
The speakers for the Summer Lecture Series have been engaging, energetic, and passionate. They have shared their thought-provoking perspectives on Racial Healing and Justice. While Glenn has received their messages warmly, every speaker has challenged Glenn to step up and find ways to add its voice to the fight against racial injustice. On August 25, there will be an opportunity for further conversation about the issues of systemic racism discussed during the series. Join together in the Ward Fellowship Hall at 9:45 to share thoughts and reactions, ask questions and plan ways forward.

Young Adult Meet-Up at Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards

Thursday, August 29, 9:15 p.m.
Rev. Blair Setnor has now transitioned to working with both young professionals and Emory grad students. She is joining the choir and would love to begin a weekly fellowship together post choir practice, you don’t have to be in choir to attend! Contact Rev. Blair for more information.

Monthly Community Dinner ft. The Druid Hills Billys

Wednesday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
Join for our FIRST Monthly Community Dinner with the Druid Hills Billys providing fun and music. We will also take the time that evening to express our love and appreciation for Kristen Gwaltney and Alexis Lundy as they are stepping away from their positions as Directors of the Carol and Covenant Choirs. Dinner will be available for purchase from food trucks beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the music will begin around 6:30 p.m. More information on our Monthly Community Dinner can be found here.

Moms' Morning In

Thursday, September 5, 10:00 a.m.
Deep Waters / Amerson House at St. Bart's Episcopal Church. Join with Rev. Blair Setnor in a circle of mamas for self-care and confidential sharing and support. $10/per person. Optional childcare provided in St. Bart's nursery with Glenn Childcare staff for $10/first child, plus $5/each additional child. Details & RSVP with Rev. Blair Setnor.

Volunteer with Snack in a Backpack

Resumes Thursday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.
We will again be packing and delivering food weekly to about 300 children who are at risk of hunger on the weekends. Volunteers are needed in all areas: packing, set-up, shopping (especially fruit shoppers), school liaison, school deliveries, unloading food bank deliveries, inventory, and administrative tasks. For info, contact Deborah Marlowe at dmarlowe@fragomen.com.

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 food box packing at Action Ministry. Sign up at tinyurl.com/goodneighborday2019. Contact Rev. Rev. Blair Setnor for more information.

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!  

Family Faith Builders

Sunday, September 8, 4:00 p.m., Room 310
For preschoolers through elementary-age children- with their grown-ups! Join us for "faith building" brick-by-brick as we learn Bible stories and build with Lego blocks. 1st Sundays, 4:00 p.m. For more info, contact Kevin Lazarus klazarus@glennumc.org.

Movie Nights with the Racial Justice Caucus

Friday, September 13 & 27 at 7:00 p.m., Ward Fellowship Hall
Glenn’s Racial Justice Caucus is cranking up the popcorn machine and hosting two movie nights in September. Join us on September 13 to watch 13th, a documentary by Ava DuVernay focused on race, justice and mass incarceration. The name of the documentary is drawn from the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery and ended involuntary servitude except as punishment for conviction of a crime. On September 27, we’ll watch The Hate U Give. This 2018 film is based on a novel by the same name and explores what happens after a high school student witnesses a police shooting. Both movie viewings will start at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. 

Club 1012 – No Parents Allowed! 

Sundays, 4:00 p.m. – September 15th, October 20th, & November 17th. Room 211. For ‘tweens ages 10, 11, & 12-years-old to come share thoughts, worries, goals, or frustrations away from our parents & teachers! Confidential support led by Ann Marie Lehrer with the Care & Counseling Center of Georgia and Kevin Lazarus, Family Ministries Intern.  Snacks & drinks provided.  $10/session.  RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson spinson@glennumc.org.

Single Mothers Support Group

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m - September 18, October 16, December 18
Free- including childcare! Led by Jenny Clark, social worker with Care & Counseling Center of Georgia. Email Rev. Susan for more info.

High School Youth Retreat to Camp Covecrest in Tiger, GA.

September 27-29
Join our high schoolers (9th-12th) for their annual retreat to Camp Covecrest located in Tiger, GA. Tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains, the grounds of Covecrest are peaceful, powerful and restful. To register your youth for the retreat, we ask that you give the deposit amount here. From this page, under the header "I want to give financially," select the link following the words "seasonal events and registrations". Type in the deposit amount ($120 per student, $80 for each additional sibling) along with their name(s) in the notes field beside the payment. REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 31.

Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil with Kinnara

Saturday, September 28, 8:00 p.m.
Comprising some of the finest ensemble singers in the country, Kinnara is one of the nation’s premier professional chamber choirs. Under the direction of J.D. Burnett, Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, the choir performs a wide variety of standard choral repertoire from all eras. Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil is contemplative, intense, and overwhelmingly devotional. It's incredibly sacred and there isn't another work like it, The concert is FREE, and we will be collecting a good will offering for the performance.


Glenn Fall Camping! 

October 11-13th at Black Rock Mountain
Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls, and lush forests. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. We will be tent and Adirondack shelter camping at the Pioneer camp (details below), but feel free to check out nearby cabin rentals in Mountain City. RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson.

Walk with Glenn Church at Atlanta Pride Parade 2019

Sunday, October 13
On October 13th, members from Glenn Memorial UMC will be marching the 2019 Atlanta Pride Parade. The parade itself starts at 12:00 p.m., but the parade line-up will be earlier (more parade details to come).  All are welcome! Sign-up today! Contact Robin Olson robin.elizabeth.martin@gmail.com for more information.

Save-the-date: Family Retreat  

April 24-26, 2020
Lake Junaluska, NC. Be a part of the Glenn Church tradition of the “Junaluska Jaunt” to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. We have reserved Lagaolinda Inn (just like “the good ole’ days” for some of our 2nd generation Glenn families!). Recommended donation is $100 per adult and $50 per child (max $275 per family) – 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.) The weekend will be low-key, relaxing fun and concludes with worship lakeside on Sunday morning. We are within steps of the beautiful mountain lake, 2.5 mile walking path, playground, tennis, volleyball, 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. 
Registration coming in January 2020!