Wednesday Nights at Glenn: Supper, Small Groups, & Children's Choirs
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. (Supper), 6:30 p.m. (Programs)
Reconnect with your Glenn family over fellowship, music, and a good meal. After-supper offerings at 6:30 p.m. include Children's choirs (register here), Joyful Noise Toddler Music, Youth Fellowship, and Small Groups & Bible Studies (Details here).
JEANS FOR THE JOURNEY
Now through February 27
Families arrive to the Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, TX with only the clothes on their backs. Clothes that they’ve worn day after day as they walked, waited, slept, been detained, survived. Some families travel close to a month before they are met at the Respite Center. When they arrive, they’re greeted with cheers and clapping, smiles and warm welcomes. Some have said this is the first time in over a month they’ve felt welcomed. A part of that welcome process is receiving a new backpack, a warm meal, and a place to rest. They are also gifted new clothes; clothes that fit and are chosen by them. Nothing tattered or full of holes but clean, well fitted clothing. They take a shower and come out clean. They throw their old clothes away and you can almost see a physical change in their persona. The newness in their journey and a step in this new chapter. It may seem simple and unnecessary, but the sure fact they get a new pair of pants—one that fits them, one that has not been trudged along with them...but one that represents their new direction. It is a small thing that empowers them and restores a piece of dignity.
They are most in need of men's and boys jeans. Here are the sizes of jeans most commonly needed and quantity per week:
Men's Jeans - 28"-32" waist (no longer than 32), 250-300 weekly
Boys Jeans - ages 7-14 (22"-24" waist), 150 weekly
Women's Jeans - 24"-29" waist (or 00-7/8), 300 weekly
Girl's Jeans - 4-10, 150 weekly
Toddlers pants - 3-7T, 150 weekly
Please place donated items in the marked bins beside the church mailboxes by the stairs. We’ll be shipping donated jeans to Texas on February 28.
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide Discussion Group
Wednesdays at 6:30 January 23 - February 27, Room 422
What is White Rage? And how does it relate to Black Rage? Join as we read and discuss Emory professor Dr. Carol Anderson’s thought-provoking and unflinching history of America’s racial divide. Dr. Anderson is a gifted writer who compellingly lays out the roadblocks that have been erected in the face of advances towards full participation in our democracy by African Americans. Please contact Robin Olson or Carol Allums if you are interested. White Rage is available in bookstores or can be ordered online here.
Kids & Family Night at Snack in a Backpack!
Thursday, February 21, 4:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m. in Ward Fellowship Hall
Volunteers of all ages join us for this earlier time of assembly-line style packing bags of food to share with our community through Snack in a Backpack, our supplemental food ministry for local school children. (Youth Play pre-rehearsal dinner will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m.) Snack in a Backpack volunteering resumes our regular weekly time of 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28th.
Visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Saturday, March 2
Join members of the Racial Justice Caucus for a visit to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. The Center, which connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s struggle for Global Human Rights, has permanent exhibits on the American and Global Civil Rights Movements, along with current exhibitions “Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change” and “Fragments”, featuring selections from the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection. To read more about the Center, visit its website here.
We will meet in the parking lot of the Youth and Activities Building at 9:15 a.m. to carpool to the Center. Register by February 15 by contacting Carol Allums. The cost to visit the Center will be $17.00 per person.
Presidents’ Day Playgroup at Zoo Atlanta
Monday, February 18th, 10:00 a.m.
School’s out, so let’s see if the animals are, too! Join us to celebrate all of God’s creatures – large and small! RSVP to let us know if you have guest passes to share or need guest passes. Little ones with a grown-up, please, but drop-off of children age 10 & older can be coordinated with Rev. Susan Pinson. **Inclement weather plan: 4th Floor Sunday School rooms.**
Once Upon A Mattress
Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday February 23, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m.
This year’s youth play is a must-see! If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Buy your tickets here!
Created by God - Faith-based Sexuality Education for 5th-6th Graders
Friday March 1—Saturday March 2
Parent meeting Thursday evening, February 28, and student sessions on Friday evening (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.). More info & to register by contacting Rev. Susan Pinson.
Dine Out for A Cause: Support the Glenn Playground at City Barbeque!
Sunday, March 3rd, 10:30 a.m.—9:00 p.m.
Plus, meet & greet with MOANA from 1:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m.!
Join us all day for lunch, dinner, or take-out (prepare for the week ahead with Glenn Sale shifts!). Be sure to mention Glenn Playground at check-out or show this flyer! Invite friends & neighbors!
The Glenn Sale is BACK!
Friday, March 8, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Founded in 1985, the Glenn Children's Clothing Sale is one of the largest and longest running consignment sales in Atlanta, with between 375 and 400 sellers per sale. The sale is the main fundraiser for the Glenn School for Young Children. Proceeds benefit the school's enrichment fund, which provides scholarships, teacher training, playground enhancement and more! The sale also donates hundreds of items to local (and beyond) charities. Find seller, shopper, and donor info (and much more!) at glennsale.com.
Glenn Environmental Committee Service Day at New Roots Community Garden
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Please join the Glenn Environmental Committee service workday at the New Roots Community Garden located adjacent to North DeKalb Mall. The garden is a project of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and helps recently resettled refugees to become self-sufficient through community gardening, nutrition education, and small-business farming. Please contact Lynn Speno to volunteer. All ages welcome. No skills or tools needed. Just your enthusiasm for getting dirty! Great project for youth and Scout service hours!
FriendShip Group Tour of WSB-TV Channel 2 News Studio (Rescheduled from January)
Thursday, April 25, 10:00 a.m.
Join with our older adult ministries for a tour of the WSB Television & Radio Group. $15/person – includes tour & transportation. Hopefully Glenn’s own Richard Belcher will be able to stop by and say hello! RSVP with Rev. Susan Pinson 404.634.3936, ext. 103. Optional dutch-treat lunch in Emory Village when we return.
Vacation Bible School: To Mars and Beyond: Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You
June 3rd—8th, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Rising Pre-K thru 5th Grade, plus Youth Volunteers (Rising 6th Grade & older) Optional VBS Afternoon Camp and Youth Intown Missions, 12:00—5:00 p.m. Registration NOW OPEN! Register your child here.