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COVID-19 Update

Join us as we gather this Sunday at 10 a.m. in-person or online at Spread the word and invite a friend!

We will continue to offer the virtual gatherings, and we want to urge those who are at risk, and any who feel it is best for their families, to stay home and join us online. We look forward to gathering soon with those who feel safe to join us (remember, we will be wearing masks and practicing social distance).

Glenwood Church of Christ Covid-19 Task Force members work collaboratively to keep all members and visitors safe from COVID while in the building or on the property. The task force members diligently monitor COVID-19 cases in Smith County, the East Texas Region, Texas and United States in order to make informed recommendations regarding COVID-19 to the Glenwood elders. Please note that scheduled events may be cancelled by the Glenwood elders if participants who will by attending the event have Covid-19, or are in quarantine from exposure to COVID-19.

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In Our Prayers

  • Janet Clemens will be having shoulder surgery today. Please keep Janet and her physicians in your prayers.
  • Greg Grubb had knee replacement on Monday. Please pray for him and for a smooth recovery. 
  • Our deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Seth Cowan who died November 28. Please keep the family in your prayer during this time.
  • Margaret Sewell had surgery on her aortic valve December 1. She is doing well at this time and has been moved to Room 208 at Providence Park Rehab (5505 New Copeland Road).
  • Please be in prayer for the cousins of Brenda Wiggins and Kaye Abston, John Holland (battling cancer) and Nathan Bass (battling drug addiction).
  • Coye McKinney (mother of Ike McKinney) is in Christus Mother Francis Hospital after falling and breaking her hip. No visitors or phone calls at this time, but please be in prayer for Coye and her medical team.
  • The Bond family asks that you pray for Dawn as she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will be undergoing treatment. The Bonds would like to invite you to follow this link and register to be a part of their journey. 
  • Lynn Sherrod has been diagnosed with a tumor in his right lung.  It is relatively small and contained with no evidence of spread.  He has undergone treatments and is feeling very good.  Prayers are very appreciated.
  • Please continue to remember Cathy Sampson in your prayers as she goes through rehab.
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Calling All Singers

If you’re interested in learning more about our Praise Team and other opportunities in our worship ministry, join us Wednesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.

Snacks with Santa

We’re excited to welcome Santa to Glenwood this Saturday, December 11, from 10–11:30 a.m. in the Gathering Room. Please contact Sara Register (see Family News Email for her number) if you can help prepare food, serve, or set up (or all three!).

Bridal Shower

A drop-in bridal shower for Kelsey Rosenlieb is scheduled for this Sunday, December 12, from 2–4 p.m. at the home of Chris and Joanna Neel (see Family News email for address). Kelsey and husband-to-be John Scalsky are registered at Williams-Sonoma, Target, and Dillards

An Evening of Remembrance

Join us this Sunday, December 12, at 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel as we remember those among our family who have died this year. During the service we will read those names aloud. If a member of your family died in 2021 and you would like their name to be included in that reading, please contact the church office. In addition, we invite everyone to add an ornament to the Tree of Remembrance in memory of a loved one who has died. The tree will be on display during the service of remembrance. Plan to join us as we remember those who have gone before us and celebrate our upcoming reunion with them during the second advent of Jesus.

Karing Kitchen

Our next opportunity to serve will be next Monday, December 13 at the Benevolence Center. We are continuing to make takeout meals until further notice. We need help with preparation and serving of meals at 4:30 p.m., and cleaning at 5:45 p.m. We welcome all who would like to reach out to the Tyler community in such a needed ministry to join us. For details, contact Pat Gerth at (903) 312-8441.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help host an Appreciation Lunch for teachers of Rice Elementary School. The luncheon will take place next Wednesday, December 15 in the Gathering Place, and volunteers are needed between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please contact Stefanie Albright if you can help: (903) 752-2887.

New Wednesday Night Series

A group of Christ-followers on the brink of leaving their faith behind…a group who thought that the end was immanent…A group of people looking for a reason to “hang on” to the hope that once had drawn them to Jesus in the first place…this is the backdrop for the “Sermon” we know as the Epistle to the Hebrews. While there is much about this letter that is shrouded in mystery, one thing we know is sure: the author, whoever he or she may have been, set out to show them all the ways Christ was BETTER than anything and everything they saw around them.

Join us as D.J. leads a study of this wonderful letter and explore how it is relevant for us today. Wednesday nights starting December 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Room.

Holiday Fellowship

We hope you’ll join us for a time of fellowship before the service on Sunday, December 19, from 9–9:45 a.m. in the church lobby. Children will have donuts in their classes.

Holiday in the Park

Calling all teens! Mark your calendars for Monday, December 20, for a day at Six Flags over Texas in Arlington. We will meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. and return to the church at 12:00 a.m. The cost per person is $50. This includes access into the park, one meal, one snack, and unlimited soft drinks all day. Please also bring money for fast food on the way. Register here by December 12. Contact Andy Albright if you’re interested (see Family News Email for his number).

Hiway 80 Volunteer Opportunities

In preparation for Christmas, Hiway 80 is in need of Tyler volunteers for the following opportunities:

  • Toy Drive campaign
  • Sorting toys and filling gift bags for the kiddos
  • Family Christmas Event – toy give away
  • Care packages for the homeless (sort donations and fill care packages)

Additionally, Hiway 80 would appreciate donations of unwrapped toys for boys and girls (ages 0 to 16; no guns/war toys) for their annual Toy Drive. Donations can be dropped off at either of these locations:

  • Gateway to Hope Day Center
    601 Valentine, Tyler
    8:00-3:00 M-F
  • Triumph Village
    12781 Hwy 64 W, Tyler
    8:00am- 8:00pm M-Sat

For more information, please contact Sheryl Driggers ( or (903)746-4419.

Tom’s Coffee Truck at Glenwood

Mark your calendars for January 9! Tom’s Traveling Coffee Truck will be in the Glenwood parking lot from 8–10 a.m. Don’t miss this special treat!

Mobile Haircuts

Dapper haircut trailer will be parking in the Glenwood parking lot on the first Monday of each month. Appointments are required and fill up fast! To book, visit, or call Mandy Glasscock at (903) 316–7269.

Lunch Buddies

We have an opportunity to serve the school in our community, right around the corner, at Rice Elementary. Volunteers are needed each day from 10:25 a.m.–12:50 p.m. to assist during the lunch period for each group of students. You will have a chance to interact with some great kids and teachers and really bless the faculty and staff at Rice. For more information, contact Stefanie Albright (see Family News email for contact information).

Ladies’ Bible Class

Our class is taking a break for the holiday season. We will resume in the new year on Tuesday, January 11.

Glenwood Quilters

The Glenwood Quilters meet every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome – no experience necessary! If you’re interested, please contact Phyllis Davis (see Family News email for phone number).

We will not be meeting on Tuesday, December 21.

Christian Homes Annual Dinner

The annual Christian Homes Dinner has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 18. Make plans to join Christian Homes and Dave and Jenny Marrs of HGTV’S Fixer to Fabulous at the Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk to honor the Heroes of Foster Care.  For more information, please visit or call (903) 509-0558.

World Bible School

Through World Bible School, we have an incredible opportunity to share Jesus with others from the other side of the world, and as near as prisoners in the Texas Dept. of Corrections near Palestine, TX. If you’d like get involved as a study helper, contact Tootsie Hooper at (see Family News email for phone number) or sign up on the sheet outside the Worship Center. We’ll meet at Glenwood each Monday morning at 9 a.m. in Rooms 6 & 7.

Benevolence Center Update

The Benevolence Center is currently closed to the public, and as a result, the clothes pantry is closed. Because of this, the Benevolence Center is not accepting any donations at this time. Prepared bags of food are still being offered through the food pantry door each Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Karing Kitchen is also offering prepared meals through the door each Monday evening hosted by area churches.

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