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In Our Prayers

Prayer Focus: Fulfilling Our Mission—Be praying this week about the challenge we have been given to fulfill our mission. Pray that our hearts will be open and that we will be inspired to give, so that we can faithfully fulfill our responsibilities both to the Koonce family and to the ministries and facilities here.

  • Continue to pray for the preacher search, the members of the search team, and the congregational assessment.
  • Brad Davis, son of Joan Thorpe, died Saturday in Kansas after suffering from extreme health issues related to cancer. Please be in prayer for Joan and the entire family.
  • Lance Bolay is undergoing proton radiation treatments in Irving. Please consider making a contribution to help the Bolay family at his GoFundMe page, through Glenwood by cash or check (note the Bolays as recipients), or give your gift personally. Above all, please keep Lance and his family in your prayers.

Holiday Food Baskets

Join us during the month of November in collecting food for Holiday Food Baskets benefitting PATH. Holiday Food Baskets are a great way to bless those in need this holiday season. Click here for a shopping list. Donations due by Wednesday, December 4.


It’s time again for the Wayne D. Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs Annual Poinsettia Sale and Fundraiser. Order by November 20. If you would like to purchase and deliver a plant to one of our shut-ins, contact the church office at (903) 509-9494.

Congregational Assessment

All members and regular attenders 15 years old and above, please complete by November 21 (one survey per person). If you did not receive a link by email, please contact the church office. If you are unable to submit the form online, search team members will be available to assist at these times: Wednesday, November 13, 1–3 p.m. in the Conference Room, Sunday, November 17, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. in Adult 1, and Wednesday, November 20, 9–11 a.m. in the Conference Room. Contact Kay Pleasant for details. Paper copies (15 pages front and back) are available upon request.

A Note of Thanks

Dear Church Family, thank you so very much for all you have done for me during this difficult time. The prayers, cards, calls, and the visits made bright spots in my day and helped to keep my spirits lifted. The wonderful meals you prepared for us were truly a Godsend and they were more appreciated than you know. Again, thank you for what you all have done and for being who you are. —Joan Thorpe

RISE Student Ministry

BOOST Retreat: November 22–24, Stamford, Texas—Cost for the weekend is $50. Deadline to sign up is November 13. Sign up now at
Parent Guide: Want to follow up at home with what your students are learning in class? Check out our Parent Guide. It has three weeks of ideas that will let you engage your student in a variety of ways. In this series we are learning about what it means to have real friends. Check out the Parent Guide or ask Steven for more details.

Family Christmas Celebration

Guess Who’s Coming to Your Table! Join us Wednesday, December 11, at 6 p.m., in the Family Life Center.Main dish meat and desserts will be provided. Special entertainment will top off our holiday celebration! Please sign up as either a Table Host (decorate a table and bring a side dish) or Guest (just come and bring a side dish). Table Hosts, be creative! Fancy or casual, the choice is yours! Flatware will be available at the church. Set up times are Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. For details, contact Virginia Chambers.

Volunteers Needed

PATH is in need of volunteers to help in their pantry as stockers, shoppers, or carryout helpers. Come for one shift a week, Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. or 1 p.m.–6 p.m. For details, contact Mark Richardson.

Lunch Buddies

Helpers Wanted! Our community school is Rice Elementary which is just around the corner from us. Before school starts, we do a Prayer Walk down their hallways and around the building. We also gather school supplies to help those that need them. Rice Elementary has been invited to our Fall Festival as an outreach program for years. Last year was our first year to help with their new Lunch Buddies program. The school counselor chooses students who would benefit from extra companionship and guidance, and then we try to eat with them once a week until early May. If you would like to join our Glenwood team, please contact Gail Vannoy at (903) 574-5550.

Family Ski Retreat

We are making plans for our Family Ski Trip, March 7–11, 2020, in Colorado. We have a great trip planned for the whole family regardless of ability. Options are available for non-skiers ($220), child skiers ($430), new child skiers ($499), adult skiers ($495) and new adult skiers ($540). Lodging, lift tickets, rental, and meals included. $100 deposit per person due January 12. Sign up at

Family Mission Trip

Come with us to Honduras, June 21–28, 2020, as we work alongside Predisan to serve God and His people there. For details, contact Steven Smith.

Ladies’ Bible Class

Tuesday mornings, 9:30–11:00, Gathering Place. We are studying, The Jesus Who Surprises: Opening our Eyes to His Presence in All of Life and Scripture by Dee Brestin. Please purchase your own book (study guide is included), available at Barnes & Noble and online. For more information, contact Cynthia Manning at (903) 245-0737.

Sunday Morning Class Series

Join us Sundays at 9 a.m. for a study in the book of Isaiah, based on the commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Comforted: Feeling Secure in the Arms of God.