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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!

The elders have approved the recommendation of our reopening task force to resume in-person worship services. If you have not seen it, please watch this video announcement from Roger McCown, on behalf of the task force. 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).

In Our Prayers

  • Our deepest condolences to the family of Corbin Stiefer. A graveside service was held for the family. A Meal Train for the family can be accessed by clicking here. Please keep the family in your prayers.
  • Our deepest condolences also go out to the family of Terry Dean who died last week. Due to an illness in the family, the funeral for Terry Dean has been cancelled. Please remember the family in your prayers during this time.
  • Please be in prayer for the family of former member, Roy Keith. Roy died Wednesday, January 13.
  • Please be in prayer for Bob Burnett who has been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19.
  • Benjamin Hicks, son of Tim and Becky Hicks, has had a cancerous mass removed. The family is pleased to report his cancer markers are significantly lower. Benjamin will be monitored every three months for a year and prayers are that the numbers continue to decrease.
  • Charlie Jo Chavez is recovering at home from an automobile accident in October. The doctors are pleased with her progress and she is healing well. Continued prayers as she goes through physical therapy are appreciated. 
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New Beginnings

To say that 2020 was a challenging year for our Glenwood family is an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic, along with its economic impact, heads the list. However, God has blessed us. Our community of faith was extremely benevolent in 2020, assisting several of our families financially, but that is what families do when they love each other. As your Shepherds, we commend you for your faithfulness to God and our community of believers.

The Financial Plan (or budget, as some would call it) had a small shortfall of $30,000. We withdrew $20,000 from our Building Savings Fund reserve and $10,000 from our General Fund reserves. If possible, we would like to replenish these funds. 2021 is a new year with a new ministerial staff, a new beginning, hence the name for the campaign: “New Beginnings.” The proposed completion date is February 7. Please make your donations for this campaign payable to Glenwood with the memo of “New Beginnings” so that we can keep it separate from your regular contribution.   

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Kingdom Kids

Click here to view the latest events and opportunities to volunteer in the Children’s Ministry!

Here are some resources we hope you and your family will find helpful during this time.

STORIES FOR KIDS: Glenwood members read favorite children's books
Melodye and Andy Phillips read You Are Special by Max Lucado?
Gail Vannoy reads Is Anyone Out There? by Jeff White Kathy Bailey reads a favorite Bible story: Jesus Calms the Storm” style=

Bedtime Bible Stories with the Skit Guys: Every night, Tommy and Eddie will share a Bible story with you, make you laugh, and point you to the hope we find in Jesus. Find them on YouTube live at 7:30 p.m. or on demand at

WORSHIP: Songs, videos, artwork and more

Children’s Worship: Join the Albright family for a few Children’s Worship songs.

RightNow Media for Kids: Choose from more than 2,000 wholesome, educational, and entertaining videos in the RightNow Media library. Log on at, or to sign up, visit, or text RightNow Glenwood to 41411.


PATH is requesting plastic grocery bag donations for use in their pantry. Please save your bags and bring donations to the red bin at the back door.

PATH is also accepting donations of new and gently used coats at various locations around Tyler. Check out for all drop off locations and more information about how you can get involved!

Urgent Needs for Hiway 80’s Resource Center

Hiway 80’s Resource Center, Gateway to Hope, is in urgent need of body wash, new men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes), and socks. Donations can be sent to 601 E. Valentine, Tyler, TX 75702.

Sunday Classes Resumed

We are excited to resume classes for all age groups on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. The following are classes to choose from:

  • Chapel class 
  • RISE – Gym
  • Conference Room class – Rooms 1 and 2
  • Young Professionals and College and Singles – Adult 3
  • In-betweens – Adult 6 and 7
  • Gathering Room class – Zoom option available, see below.

Parents, please note the following class options provided for younger children:

  • Nursery (infants–age 2): Available during class and worship
  • Cradle Roll Class: 9:00–9:45
  • 3-5 Year Old’s: 9:00–9:45 in the Orange room
  • Kinder–5th Grade: 9:00–9:45 in the room across from the Children’s Worship room
  • Children’s Worship (2nd and 3rd Grade): Children’s Worship room

Note: Children will be released from worship prior to the sermon. Parents must escort children to Children’s Worship and pick them up during the last song of the service. Please note that children will not be released to individuals other than parents/legal guardians or parent-appointed adults.

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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Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare has declared a CRITICAL blood shortage. Hospitals are relying on a robust blood supply so they can reopen for all patients. ALL TYPES are needed now. To stay up to date on the community’s blood supply, visit Make an appointment to #GIVEFORLIFE: call or text 800-366-2834, walk-ins welcome.

How Can We Help?

Hey folks! We’ve been working hard to compile a list of ways that we can be of help to each other and our community. It has been such a blessing to see some of the ways you all are encouraging each other and sharing helpful resources on social media. We can’t keep up with them all, but if you will give us a heads-up, we’ll be happy to share some of them via Glenwood channels.

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