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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

  • Please be in prayer for Don and Suzanne McCarty as they have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are at Christus Mother Frances Hospital. Please refrain from contacting them at this time as both are very low on energy and need to focus on resting and recovering. 
  • We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Daryl Peery, son of Jerrie (deceased) and Vickie Peery, who died in a motorcycle accident. A memorial service was held November 14. 
  • We also extend our deepest sympathies to the family of longtime Glenwood member, Audrey Doggett, who died November 7. A visitation was held November 12. Cards are welcome and can be sent to Beverly Allen, Audrey’s daughter, at 159 VZ County Road 2200, Canton, TX 75103-5368.
  • Benjamin Hicks, son of Tim and Becky Hicks, has had a cancerous mass removed. The family is waiting on pathology reports, but are told it is treatable. Please be in prayer for the entire family.
  • Charlie Jo Chavez is recovering at home from an automobile accident in October. She is thankful to be with her baby and asks for prayers while the family learns a new normal as she still has difficulties moving around the house, pain relief, and a home health worker. Glenwood members can help by sending cards and well-wishes, gift cards, grub hub, or meals to the family. Click here to access a Meal Train for the family. Please keep the Chavez and Richardson families in your prayers.
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Cookies with Santa

Join us for Cookies with Santa, Saturday, December 12, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Come enjoy some delicious holiday treats and take a photo with Santa! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online here.

Bassinet Shower

We are having a bassinet shower for Melodye Phillips as she awaits the arrival of her baby girl. Please leave gifts in the bassinet located in the South Foyer outside the nursery. Melodye is registered here


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!

Scheduling Update

The Glenwood Quilters’ group and Ladies’ Bible Study will not be meeting again until after the first of the year.

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.

Out of love for one another, we ask that you abide by recommended social distancing guidelines when you come.

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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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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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.

Kingdom Kids

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.

The Glenwood Children’s Ministry is preparing Goodie Bags (activity packs) for kids. If you would like to receive a packet, contact Joanna Neel.

Check out these beautiful Easter art projects our Kingdom Kids created!