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).
Journey to Bethlehem
“In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered...”
You know the story, but have you walked the walk? 96.1 miles. That’s how far Joseph and Mary walked from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be registered. 96.1 miles. Who walked with them? How long did it take? What did they pack? Where did they stay along the way? We don’t know, but we can walk the 96.1 miles from Nazareth to Bethlehem in the 15 weeks before Christmas.
Our journey to Bethlehem will require only 1.96 miles of walking each day or 13.72 miles each week and all are invited to participate! To make the journey more enjoyable, Glenn members and friends will lead one or more walks each of the next 7 weeks. Participants will walk the additional miles each week, on their own. The use a pedometer is encouraged but not required!
Accompany us on this journey for 6 miles, 60 miles, or walk all the way to Bethlehem!
Week of November 11
Sunday, November 11 4 p.m. leaving from the YAAB
Wednesday, November 14 10 a.m. Join Susan Pinson, leaving from the Church Office
Wednesday, November 14 6:30 p.m. Leaving from the Church Office
Cub Scout Holiday Fundraisers
Let Cub Scout Pack 6 help you enjoy your holiday season!
Leaf Raking Fundraiser: For a $50-$100 donation (depending on yard size) kindergarten-fifth graders and their parents will rake and blow your fall leaves away. This fundraiser helps support our Big Trip in the spring. To schedule your yard raking, email David Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Day BBQ Fundraiser: Don’t miss out on the best smoked and deep fried Thanksgiving Turkeys around! We can only cook 50 turkeys (20 Smoked and 30 Deep Fried) so SUPPLY IS LIMITED. Each turkey costs $50 + a donation of $15 and will be ready for pick up at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 at Alan Miller's house, 1097 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.
To ORDER NOW: Send an email to: Alan Miller at email@example.com
Awaiting the Already: Advent Reflection Book Available
For small groups or personal devotions, pick up a copy of this year’s Advent study book in the church office. The Christmas story we know so well is really a compilation of accounts found in each of the Gospels. Awaiting the Already takes us on a tour through the Gospel narratives, showing us what parts of the Christmas story come from which Gospel, and helps us to recognize that each Gospel writer invites us to encounter a fresh experience of the birth of Christ. Each chapter offers questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, and a focus for the week. Books available in the church office (suggested donation $8) or order a copy online.
Advent Small Group Options:
Sundays, 12 p.m.: Room 422. Bring your own (nut-free) lunch. Group led by Don Pollard.
Mondays, 11:30 a.m.: Youth & Activities Building / Darryl Bryant Room. Bring your own (nut-free) lunch. Group led by Rev. Susan Pinson.
Cookies with Santa!
Sunday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Parlor.
Santa is coming to Glenn! Join fellow Glenn School families to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. Reserve a spot to take photos with Santa, decorate cookies, & make holiday crafts. This will be a fun, festive afternoon for the whole family. Tickets are $12 per child or $30 max rate per family. Register HERE. Please bring your own camera. Cookies and crafts will be provided. Proceeds from Cookies with Santa will benefit the Glenn School for Young Children.
Special Delivery -- Poinsettias!
Volunteers are needed to deliver poinsettias to home bound church members in December. You and your family are invited to volunteer to deliver one or more poinsettias during a time convenient for you and the recipient. Flowers will be ready for pick-up beginning Sunday, December 9. To volunteer, contact Rev. Susan Pinson firstname.lastname@example.org 404.634.3936.
Give Poinsettias in Honor or Memory of Loved Ones
The beautiful red-leafed plants will be on display in our worship spaces during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Only $10 each. Order by calling the church office at 404.634.3936 or emailing Cathy Mobley at email@example.com.
Glenn Next Community “Friendsgiving”
Saturday, November 17, 5:30 p.m., Youth & Activities Building
Young (and young-ish) adults join us for a casual meal as we give thanks for our Glenn community. Bring a nut-free side dish or dessert to share – turkey and drinks provided. Childcare staff will be available to play with kids in the gym after the meal. RSVP with Don Pollard firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deck the Halls! Advent Wreath-Making for All Ages
Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 pm, Ward Hall.
Glenn welcomes the Advent season with a special evening filled with decorating Advent wreaths, singing carols, and decorating cookies. Bring your greenery and a donation for wreath supplies. Wednesday Night Supper catered by Saba - $8/adults; $5/children. **Note: All three Children’s Choirs will meet only from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to allow time for families to make a wreath together before or after choir.
Caroling at Montclair Assisted Living
Sunday, December 2, 2:30 p.m.
Join with children’s ministries to bring holiday cheer to the residents of Montclair at Clairmont Place with smiles and songs. Then head back to Glenn for the Youth Advent concert!
Youth Choir Advent Concerts
Sunday, December 2, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m.
The Altar Choir (mid-high) & Chapel Choir (senior high) share special songs of the season in the Little Chapel at 3:00 p.m. with an encore performance at 4:00 p.m. for our limited seating.
Moms' Morning In
Thursday, December 6, 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.
Older Adult Ministries Christmas Luncheon at Druid Hills Golf Club
Tuesday, December 11, 11:00 a.m.
Don your festive attire and join with older adult ministries to celebrate the season! $25/person – cash/check/online payment to the church. Guest passes available – if you’d like to sponsor a senior meal, let us know! RSVP by December 3rd with Rev. Susan Pinson email@example.com 404.634.3936, ext. 103.
Cherub Choir Nativity Pageant
Wednesday, December 12, 6:30 p.m., Ward Hall (with supper at 5:30 p.m.)
This is arguably the most delightful night of the season: our Cherub Choir Nativity pageant, directed by Mary Lindsey Lewis. With much laughter and levity, Glenn’s four and five-year-old’s bring the story of the first Christmas to life! Nursery provided.
In the Bleak Midwinter: A Service of Grief & Hope
Wednesday, December 19, 7:00 p.m. in the Little Chapel
Is all the hustle & bustle of this Season too much to bear? Many of us have struggles in our lives that make being jolly & merry the farthest things from our hearts and minds. Whether you are grieving, stressed, or lonely, there is hope during all things. Join us on one of winter's longest night to find comfort and hope in the midst of this season.
A Birthday Party for Jesus!
Sunday, December 23, 9:45 a.m.
ALL AGES - children & adults - join us in Ward Fellowship Hall to celebrate Christmas with caroling led by Jim Gibson and George Shepherd. Crafts & games for children, and of course, birthday cake! Nursery provided.
Glenn's Women's Retreat 2019
January 25-27, 2019
Save the date for Glenn's 2019 Women's Retreat! This year join us at the Peachtree City Hotel and Conference Center for a refreshing weekend away with friends. Details for reserving your spot can be found here. For questions, email Rev. Blair Setnor.