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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 Georgia Wallis, former long-time member of Glenwood, who died May 10 while in the care of hospice. Please keep Georgia’s husband, Bill, in your prayers. Details on a memorial service are forthcoming.
  • Please pray for the Mitchell family as baby Kaden needs special treatment for his kidneys. 
  • Please pray for Sandra and Ramiro Padilla’s daughter, Sanita, to find employment soon. 
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A Note of Thanks

Dear Glenwood,
A mere thank you doesn’t seem like enough as I think about what you have meant to my family during these last seven months as I recovered from the accident. We’re so grateful and thankful for the prayers lifted up for Sammy and me, and for all the support you gave to Juan. Thank you for being Jesus to us. We love you,
Charlie Jo, Juan, and Samuel

Come Paint with Us!

Every lady resembles a beautiful flower. Our lives are filled with constant growth. More often than not, our favorite moments are the days when we have blooms of wonderful memories. However, we must not forget that it is the constant care and love we give to our life that leads to the blossoming moments.

We would like to welcome you all to share in the floral beauty of all our lives with flower pottery painting on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 2:30-4:30 pm. The class will be lead by Alie Randall and will take place in the youth classroom in the gym. Click here to register.

Please bring your own choice of terra cotta flower pot and we will provide painting supplies. Also, don’t forget to dress accordingly!

We are asking attendees who are able and willing, to bring a finger food or snack option to share with everyone and BYOD (bring your own drink). 

We’re so excited to share a lovely day with you all!

Kingdom Kids

Click here to view the latest events and opportunities to volunteer in the Children’s Ministry! Specifically, we have a need for teachers of our Children’s Sunday Classes on the following dates:

  • 5/23/21 
  • 5/30/21
  • 6/13/21
  • 7/18/21
  • 7/25/21
  • 8/1/21
  • 8/8/21
  • 8/15/21

Contact Joanna Neel for more details (see Family News email for phone number).

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.

Karing Kitchen

Our next opportunity to serve will be Monday, May 31 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.

Senior Sunday

This Sunday, May 16, is Senior Sunday. This is a time to celebrate and honor graduating seniors. If you would like to donate money, gift cards or gits to help our seniors prepare for this next step in their lives, bring your gift Sunday, May 16 and place it under each senior’s presentation table located outside the church office.

Spring Benefit Golf Tournament

Friday, May 21 – Calling Tyler Area Church of Christ Golfers! If you like golf, fresh air, and great fellowship, this is the event for you and your golfing buddies. Please contact Roger Bellar, (903) 360–1433, to sign-up for the tournament. Proceeds will go to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort to aid people impacted by natural disasters and/or extreme hardship. Click here for details.

Green Acres Women’s Bible Study

Green Acres Women has launched a new Bible study every 3rd Thursday. Times are either 12 p.m.–1 p.m. or 7–8 p.m. and ladies meet at the Crosswalk Conference Center at Green Acres Baptist Church. Click here to register.

For information on the Bible Study being offered in May and over Summer, click here.

PATH Needs

Please consider supporting PATH’s Spring Diaper Drive in partnership with KLTV. Low-income families are especially in need of diapers and PATH is one of the only places in East Texas that is able to distribute them. To donate, click here for more information. 

PATH is also in need of peanut butter and plastic shopping bags. Plastic bags can be dropped off in the red bucket labeled “Plastic Bags for PATH” located by Adult Classroom #7. Peanut butter can be dropped off at PATH Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or shop their Amazon Wishlist:

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

This Sunday’s worship service will be held in the Auditorium.

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

  • Chapel class – MEETING IN ROOM 5
  • 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.

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    
  • Board Games, Outdoor Games, Books, Puzzles, Word Search Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles
  • Monetary Donations

In-person donations can be made at the Gateway to Hope donation facility (601 Valentine, Tyler 75702). They can also make special arrangements to pick up donations.

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

Current Needs for Triumph Village

Triumph Village is currently in need of 

  • Canned Food    
  • Milk
  • Eggs 
  • Meat
  • Board Games, Outdoor Games, Books, Puzzles, Word Search Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles
  • Monetary Donations

For more information, contact Barbara Gilbreath (903-245-4434).

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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