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Wednesday Night Classes

Join us This Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place for special guest, Kim Beckham. The knowledgeable and energetic Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church is also the Liaison for Church Relations for the Behavioral Health Leadership Team. Started and led by Mary “Mo” and Attorney Doug McSwane after the suicide of their son in 2012, the Behavioral Health Leadership Team’s goal is to organize and focus East Texas efforts to improve Mental Health. Mental Illness is a major issue in Texas and an even greater problem in East Texas. Kim will inform us of the activities of Behavioral Health Leadership Team and how Glenwood can be involved.

40 Days of Prayer

We invite you to join us in 40 Days of Prayer, April 22–May 31. As we consider the recognition of new elders, we encourage you to spend time in prayer for the Glenwood family. May we earnestly desire to seek the will of God, through the guidance of His Spirit. Prospective elders will be announced on May 20, and new elders will be introduced on Sunday, June 3. Questions? Send a message to

Summer Kick-Off

Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday, June 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be a very special Summer Kick-Off Celebration for the entire Glenwood family. More details coming soon.

Old Fashioned Hymn Sing

Join us for an old-fashioned hymn sing, Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Come with your requests!

Glasses Donation

We are collecting used prescription glasses and readers to take to Honduras this summer. If you have any used glasses you would like to donate please drop them off at the STAND@Home Center.

Summer Interns

We are excited to have Jessica Eubank as our RISE Student Ministry summer intern. Jessica is a long way from home, without friends or family for support. If you would be willing to have Jessica out for dinner with your family (cook at home, or take her out), I know she would be very grateful for the opportunity. Take a look at available dates and sign up to host Jessica by clicking here.

We are excited to have Ben Hicks returning to serve in our Children’s Ministry as our summer intern. He is one of our own but still needs words of encouragement and a pat on the back from time to time. Let him know how blessed we are to have him serving with us again.

Summer Teachers Needed

During the summer our regular Bible class teachers in our children classes take a break. We are looking for anyone who is interested in teaching during the summer quarter (June – August or even just one month). We are flexible and can work around summer schedules. See Tim Hicks if you are willing to serve in our children’s ministry this summer!

Kingdom Kids

PEE WEE DAY CAMP REGISTRATION: Register today for Pee Wee Day Camp at Open to children ages five through eight, Glenwood’s session is June 18–21. (Campers must be five years old by September 1.) Parents, secure your child’s seat on the bus by contacting Tim Hicks. Seating is limited so register today.

This Summer:

  • Promotion Sunday: June 3
  • Pee Wee Day Camp: June 18–21
  • VBS Creator’s Laboratory: July 9–11 (Registration opens June 1)
  • Camp Praise: August 6–9, 9:00–11:45 a.m. (Kindergarten through 7th grade)
  • Back-to-School Supply Drive: July 15–August 12
  • Children-Led Worship: August 12

RISE Student Ministry

DALLAS LOCK-IN: This Friday night at Speed Zone and Main Event in Dallas. We will leave Glenwood at 7:45 p.m. and return to Tyler a little before 8 a.m. Saturday morning. There is still time to sign up. Cost is $45 per student. For more info and to sign up, click here.

CAMP ENCOUNTER: June 10–16, in Lubbock, Texas—Encounter is a unique, week-long summer camp held on the campus of Lubbock Christian University for incoming 9th-graders through recent grads. Cost is $295 for the week. Deposit is due now! For details, visit

PINE SPRINGS: July 14–21—A week-long Christian camp nestled in the mountains outside Sacramento, New Mexico. Churches from all over the Southwest come to seek God among the forested mountains of the Lincoln National Forest. Pine Springs helps young people seek God among the beauty of His creation through interactive classes, devotionals, uplifting worship, powerful speakers, and more. Cost is $295 and open to incoming 6th graders through recent grads. For details, visit

SUMMIT: July 24–31, in the backcountry of Colorado—We will spend four nights and five days backpacking in Colorado. Everything you need for the week will be carried on your back. We will camp alongside pristine alpine lakes, summit a 13,000-foot mountain, and learn what it means to be alone with God in a quiet place. Open to incoming 9th graders through recent grads. Cost is $150. For details, visit

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