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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. Due to an illness in the immediate family, the visitation and funeral have been cancelled. There will be a graveside service for family only.
  • Our deepest condolences also go out to the family of Terry Dean who died last week. Funeral arrangements are pending. 
  • Please be in prayer for the family of former member, Roy Keith. Roy died Wednesday, January 13 from pancreatic cancer.
  • 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 there was no spread of the cancer. Please pray that his cancer markers will decrease to zero by the time he returns for his next appointment in January.  
  • 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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A Note of Thanks

When Hiway 80 Tyler found themselves with 200 children registered for toys just a few days before the scheduled “drive thru pick up,” the the new director was a bit overwhelmed. But, her anxiety was diminished when God showed up through the generosity and action of our Glenwood Church family.  The event was amazingly successful!

Cars lined up for several blocks on W. Erwin St. and pulled through the Marvin United Methodist Church parking lot one by one.  The registered families were prayed over, given Chick-fil-a gift cards, and toys were loaded by Santa and his helpers into their cars. Such joy on the faces of the children! The parents were pretty excited, too, to get help in giving their children Christmas gifts.

Thank you, Glenwood friends, for the part you played – shopping, delivering gifts, donating funds – in helping to make this possible!

You are so appreciated!


Barbara Gilbreath


We are excited to announce that Kimberly Rose Phillips was born on Sunday, November 29. She weighed 8lbs 15 oz. Proud big brothers are Andrew & James. Mother and baby are doing well at home. For those wishing to provide a meal, click here for the Meal Train.


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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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!