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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

  • Our deepest condolences to the family of Coye McKinney who died Saturday night, January 8. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please keep the family in your prayers during this time. 
  • Matt Blake is recovering from surgery to remove an infection in his foot. The recovery will take several weeks and he is expected to go home from the hospital this week.
  • Our deepest condolences to the Stiefer family for the loss of Jeff’s sister, Kayla, on December 18th. Kayla died after battling cancer.
  • Former member Mary Rushing was hospitalized in Austin following a stroke on Christmas day. Please keep Mary and her family in your prayers during this time. ​
  • Charlie Jo Chavez recently had surgery on her left knee. Please pray for Charlie to have a smooth recovery. 
  • Margaret Sewell is recovering from a December surgery. She is staying in Rosewood Estates (see Family News email for address and room number).
  • Please be in prayer for the cousins of Brenda Wiggins and Kaye Abston, John Holland and Nathan Bass.
  • 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. 
  • We are glad to report that Lynn Sherrod’s tumor has shrunk. He will meet with the oncologist soon to determine next steps. Prayers are very appreciated.
  • Please continue to remember Cathy Sampson in your prayers as she goes through rehab.
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2022: The Path Forward

As your Shepherds, we want to say “thank you” for an incredible ministry year in 2021. We are amazed at all the things that God is doing! As we move into 2022, be a part of our Path Forward – Make a contribution today! Click here to give, or you can text to give at (903) 500–2320. Your gifts and offerings allow us to continue our participation in growing God’s kingdom in Tyler and Beyond. Help us start 2022 “ahead” on the Path Forward.

Ladies’ Bible Class

Our Ladies’ Bible Class has resumed Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Gathering Room. We are going through a study of Ephesians entitled, “Practice Resurrection, A Conversation on Growing up in Christ” by Eugene Peterson. We hope to see you there!

Christian Homes Annual Dinner

The annual Christian Homes Dinner is scheduled 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.

Forest Song

January 28-29, 2022 | Enjoy a weekend of worship, learning new songs, and enjoying great fellowship hosted by Shiloh Road Church of Christ. Shiloh Road Church, Glenwood Church, Fearless4You Music (a ministry run by our own D.J. Bulls that serves churches across the globe with a cappella worship resources), along with OneCity Worship are sponsoring this event. The event is FREE! (But we do ask that you please RSVP). We hope you’ll join us!

Deep in the Heart Women’s Conference

Southside Baptist Church in Palestine, TX is hosting a Women’s Conference on February 18–19. Tammy Whitehurst, along with seven other Christian women will lead this encouraging time. Click here for more details and to register.

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).

Sunday Morning Gathering

We invite you to our classes for all age groups on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. The following are classes to choose from: Meals with Jesus

  • Young Professionals and College and Singles – Adult 3
  • In-betweens – Conference Room
  • Gathering Room

Youth Ministry

  • RISE – Gym

Children’s Worship

  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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