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Fall Festival

Mark your calendars for our Fall Festival (formerly known as Trunk or Treat), Sunday, October 28, 5:00–7:00 p.m. Candy, trunks and volunteers needed! For details, contact Sara Register at (903) 245-1005.

Directory Photos

It’s time to update our photo directory. We will be photographing all families October 15–16 and 25–27 here at the church building. We’re trying to get everyone signed up by the end of September. Click here to sign up today!

Change of Address

Sunday, September 16 was the LaRue family’s last Sunday at Glenwood. While we will sincerely miss them, we wish them well as they begin this new chapter! Here are their new addresses:

Jim & Donna LaRue
1804 Mathers Mill Trail
Round Rock, TX 78664
donnadlr88@gmail.com
(903) 312-9500

Walker LaRue, SB# 1465
Oklahoma Christian University
2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond, OK 73013
walkerlarue4@gmail.com
(903) 787-0091

Gift Card Wedding Shower

We invite you to contribute to a gift card wedding shower for Rosa Garcia and Jaret Thompson. Gift cards will be collected through Wednesday, October 3 at the STAND@Home Center and presented to the couple as a blessing at their wedding.

Pure Gold Kickoff

Don’t miss the Pure Gold Kickoff, Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gathering Place. Food will be provided. Sign up on Sunday.

RISE Student Ministry

Areawide Youth Gathering: Sunday, September 30, 4:00–6:00 p.m. at Glenwood. Come and join youth groups from all over East Texas as we worship together, share a meal, and have fun. Bring $3 for food. We are also looking for volunteers to help serve food and run games. If you are willing to help, contact Steven Smith at (903) 509-9494.

The Cove is open this Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m. followed by class at 6:30 p.m. Join us for pizza, drinks, snacks, games and more. We hope to see you there!

Kingdom Kids

On Sunday, August 26, our Children’s Minister, Tim Hicks, announced that he has accepted a new position with Grace Crossing Church of Christ in Conroe, Texas. While we are sad to see Tim and Becky go, we wish them all God’s blessings as they embrace this new opportunity. Here is his statement:
Dearest Glenwood Family,
There are times in our lives that we are very excited and very sad. This is one of those times for Becky and me. It has been an honor to have served the Glenwood family for the last eight years. We are excited because God has opened up an opportunity for me to work as a Christian School Administrator and Family Minister with the Grace Crossing Church of Christ in Conroe. I have officially accepted this position and my last day at Glenwood will be Sunday, September 23. Becky and I have heavy hearts as we say goodbye to our Glenwood family. We are looking forward to this new journey God has opened for us. Becky, who is currently in a teaching contract, will join me when she completes her obligations. Thank you again for all the love and support you have shown us these last eight years.
Tim & Becky Hicks

NAMI Family-to-Family

Do you need to understand and help a loved one living with mental illness? You are invited to attend NAMI Family-to-Family, a twelve-week class for all family, partners, and friends of adults living with mental illness, beginning Thursday, September 20, 6:00–8:30 p.m. at Glenwood. The class is free, but registration is required. Class size is limited. For more information and to register, call (903) 245-4231.

Sunday Morning Fall Classes

David McCullough once wrote: “History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.” The biblical books of I & II Chronicles record the history of Israel during some of its most glorious and perilous times. In recording the chapters centered on great triumphs as well as tremendous defeats, the author’s purpose was singular: to provide hope. These often-overlooked books of the Bible remind ancient Israel and contemporary Tylerites that God reigns supreme in good times and in bad. God’s covenant promises are strong and reliable.

Join us Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. as we journey into the past to be reminded of God’s ever-present power, faithfulness, and love.

Wednesday Night Series

Who is Jesus? If that simple question were posed to you this very moment, how would you answer? Many of us would draw upon our vivid memories of Sunday school classes, filled with flannel graph boards and Children’s Bibles to paint a picture of a meek and mild, always patient, precious moments figurine Jesus, complete with teardrop eyes and freshly-washed light blue robe. In reality, however, Jesus was much more complex. Sometimes, Jesus was angry. More than once, Jesus engaged in heated confrontations with people. Given the crowd with whom Jesus associated, He likely was not a quiet hermit. Toward the end of the 20th century, Philip Yancey wrote a book on this topic that has quickly become a Christian classic.

Join us Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place as we take a close look at the life of Jesus through the lens of Yancey’s The Jesus I Never Knew. There may be more to this man than you think!

Rice Elementary Lunch Buddies

Men and women are needed for a new program beginning early October. Participants will meet weekly for 30 minutes during lunch with one student for the duration of the school year. For details, call or text Maria Albright at (903) 497-4600.

Soul Sisters

Coming soon, a brand new opportunity for the women of Glenwood to grow spiritually, build positive relationships and have a lot of fun. For details, contact Sandie Propst at (903) 520-4667.

World Bible School

Our local team of Study Helpers who work on Monday mornings will begin studying with 60 new Kenyan students via snail-mail. Anyone is invited to join us at 9:00 a.m. in Adult 6–7, except on church office holidays of course. Or you may study online yourself AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY OR NIGHT or be an online Study Helper at worldbibleschool.net/teach. Over 1.1 million seekers around the world enrolled to study God’s Word online in 2017. Students are waiting for YOU!

Peace of Mind Conference

Don’t miss the Peace of Mind Conference, Friday, October 5, 9:30 a.m–3:30 p.m., at Green Acres CrossWalk Conference Center, featuring keynote speakers, Dr. Jeffery Schwartz and Ms. Candy Finnegan. Register now at sccet.org

Christian Homes & Family Services

Kirk Cameron will headline a dinner benefitting Christian Homes & Family Services on Tuesday evening, October 16, at Green Acres CrossWalk Center. Cameron’s newest film, Connect, offers help for parenting kids and teens in a social media world. Since 1962 more than two thousand children have a forever family to call their own because they were adopted through Christian Homes. Every month, almost 40 children have a safe and loving home with a Christian Homes foster family. And almost 3,000 women have had an alternative to an abortion because Christian Homes provided them with free maternity care. Come join us and be encouraged on October 16 as we pursue our vision of “a Christian home for every child.” For tables, tickets and information, visit christianhomes.com or call Elisse Thompson at (903) 509-0558.

Ministry in Times of Illness & Loss – Part Two

October 20, Gathering Place—A workshop on advanced communication and ministry to persons experiencing illness and loss This workshop is for individuals who have completed MITL: Part One and for others with experience in pastoral care at the bedside or those whose lives are otherwise disrupted. Register by October 15. For details, contact Allen Thyssen at (903) 316-4996.

Roof Repair

Roof repair began Monday, September 10 and will take about three weeks to complete. During this time, you may notice that certain entrances and sections of the parking lot will be blocked off. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as these repairs are being made.