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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 James Fife who passed away Thursday, September 9. A memorial service was held at Glenwood on September 16. Please continue to keep Martha and her family in your prayers as the remember and grieve a great man.
  • Our deepest condolences also go out to Chris Neel’s family over the passing of Chris’ mother, Virginia Morris. Please pray for Chris and his family as they grieve. In lieu of a service, anyone who would like to donate to Alzheimer’s research can do so here.
  • Continue to remember the Burnett family for the death of R.P. Burnett on September 4.
  • Continue to pray for Linda Helmlinger over the death of her husband, Dale, on August 28, and for her recovery from COVID-19. Linda is now home, though unable to receive visitors at this time. For those wishing to send cards, please see the Family News email for an address.
  • Please pray for Liz Frazier as she recovers from hip surgery.
  • Please continue to remember Cathy Sampson in your prayers as she goes through rehab. 
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Cash Family Here

Join us this Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Gathering Room for a combined class as Jeff and Cheryl Cash share with us about their mission work in Uganda.

The Cash family are here through September 20. We encourage you to welcome them, invite them to join you for meals, and let them know how much we appreciate them. Due to dietary constraints, Cheryl will bring her own food.

Bassinet Shower

We are having a bassinet shower for Jayme and baby girl, Gracelyn, Walker. Gracelyn arrived safe and sound on Sunday, August 5 and was 7lbs 10oz, 21 1/4″ long. Mom and baby are doing well. The Walkers are registered here.

Postponed: Ladies’ Bible Class

Out of an abundance of caution and a desire to help avoid the spread of the recent rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant, our ladies have decided to postpone starting the Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Class until October 5. Please spread the word and invite friends! 

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Karing Kitchen

Our next opportunity to serve will be next Monday, September 20 at the Benevolence Center. We are continuing to make takeout meals until further notice. We need help with preparation and serving of meals at 4:30 p.m., and cleaning at 5:45 p.m. We welcome all who would like to reach out to the Tyler community in such a needed ministry to join us. For details, contact Pat Gerth at (903) 312-8441.

PHA BBQ Luncheon

You are invited to a BBQ Luncheon on September 26 at 12:30 p.m. to hear how PHA is “Being Family” to vulnerable Ukrainian youth. There is no cost to attend. Click here to RSVP by September 20. The Luncheon is hosted by Marvin United Methodist Church (300 W Erwin St, Tyler). 

Fall Sunday Morning Bible Class

This fall we will be launching a new Sunday Morning Bible Class called “Meals with Jesus.” We hope you’ll plan to join us as we discuss the meals that Jesus shared in the Gospels. The class will begin on Sunday, September 26.

Worship Highlight

Last Sunday we introduced a new song titled “Man of Sorrows.” Many of you
commented on just how meaningful this song was. Click this link to listen
and sing along.

Hollytree Drive One Way

Hollytree Drive is currently one way (northbound). Please use Rice Rd to enter and exit the church parking lot.

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.

Annual PATH Summer Fan Drive

Please consider supporting PATH’s annual Summer Fan Drive in partnership with Home Depot. The fan drive provides hundreds of families in need with a box fan each year. By donating, you can help families reduce energy costs while still keeping the heat at bay. To donate, you can purchase fans in-store, or click here to make a monetary donation. 

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.

Sunday Classes

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

  • RISE – Gym
  • Combined adult class with the Cash Family – Gathering Room

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.

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

Current Needs for Hiway 80’s Resource Center

Hiway 80’s Resource Center, Gateway to Hope, is currently in need of:

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Bottled Water
  • Fingernail Clippers
  • Refillable Water Bottles
  • Canned Food
  • Milk
  • Eggs 
  • Meat
  • GIANT Print Bibles
  • NEW Underwear (Men/Women-ALL Sizes)
  • Board Games, Outdoor Games, Books, Puzzles, Word Search Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles
  • Monetary Donations

In-person donations can be made at the Hiway 80 donation facility located behind the Men’s Mission at 3117 W. Marshall, Longview.

If you prefer to shop on line and send items to us via Amazon Smile, simply click here.

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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