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Church Directories Now Available

Church directories are now available to be picked up in the south foyer on Sundays and in the church office on weekdays. Each family may receive one directory at no charge. Be sure to sign the sheet letting us know you have picked yours up.

Family Mission Trip

June 22–25, Dallas—We will partner with Jon Siburt and CitySquare to serve the homeless and low income families in Dallas. Contact the church office to sign up. See Steven for more details.

Glenwood Family Day

Saturday, June 29, 2 p.m. —Join us for an afternoon of fun while we learn about “How Deep Is God’s Love for Us!” We will gather for an afternoon to learn, have fun, and build community with our church family and neighbors! Invite your neighbors and friends! Volunteers are needed! Please contact Kathy Bailey at (903) 521-9301.

During Family Day we will be assembling Blessing Bags for the homeless. The following items are always needed. Please place them in the box outside the church office.

ChapStick Q Tips (small box)
Lotion (travel size)Foot Powder
Toothpaste (travel size)
Folger’s Coffee (singles)
Tooth BrushSugar Packets
DeodorantCreamer Packets
Dental FlossBeef Sticks or Jerky
SocksSoap
Granola BarsHand Sanitizers (small)
Fruit SnacksSunscreen
GumBug Spray
Water Bottle (small)

Summer Class: The Listening Life

How would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first? In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear. People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said. Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. The winner of Christianity Today’s 2017 Book of the Year Award, Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world.

Join us on Sundays through August 25 for our summer class, “The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction.” Before the class begins, participants will need to purchase on their own the book, The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction, by Adam McHugh (available on Amazon.com). Class will begin at 9 a.m. in Adult 5.

Pulpit Minister Search Update

We have entered into a working agreement with Rob McRay and Interim Ministry Partners to help us during this time of transition. Beginning Sunday, June 23, Rob will serve as our Interim Pulpit Minister for three consecutive weeks each moth. Other weeks will be filled by some of our Glenwood members gifted in preaching as well as guest speakers. Rob will also minister, not only for the purpose of filling the pulpit as we search for our next preaching servant, but also and more importantly, walk alongside us to develop a cohesive and effective Search team, refocus our mission as the people of God in our community and around the world and work to build up love among us in more deep and meaningful ways. Read More…

Wedding Shower

You are invited to a shower for Jayme Tomlinson, Sunday, August 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Wayne & Sandie Propst, 2021 Holly Leaf Drive, Tyler. Spouses are welcome to attend. Contact Sandie Propst at (903) 520-4667 for additional details.

RISE Student Ministry

Middle School Mission Effort: July 1–3—Open to students in  grades 6 through 8. We will be working at the Food Bank and The Salvation Army. The last day we will go to a Rangers game. Cost is $30 per student. For details, visit risestudentministry.com.

Pine Springs: July 13–20—A week-long Christian camp nestled in the mountains outside Sacramento, New Mexico. Churches from all over the Southwest come to seek God among the forested mountains of the Lincoln National Forest. Pine Springs helps young people seek God among the beauty of His creation through interactive classes, devotionals, uplifting worship, powerful speakers, and more. Cost is $295 and open to incoming 6th graders through recent grads. For details, visit risestudentministry.com.

Summit: July 24–31, in the backcountry of Colorado—We will spend four nights and five days backpacking in Colorado. Everything you need for the week will be carried on your back. We will camp alongside pristine alpine lakes, summit a 13,000-foot mountain, and learn what it means to be alone with God in a quiet place. Open to incoming 9th graders through recent grads. Cost is $225. For details, visit risestudentministry.com.

Student Ministry Intern

We are excited to have Ciara Garcia as our RISE Student Ministry summer intern. Ciara is a long way from home, without friends or family for support. If you would be willing to have Ciara out for dinner with your family—either in your home or at a restaurant—I know she would be very grateful for the opportunity. Take a look at available dates here and sign up to host Ciara.

Pee Wee Day Camp

The deadline has passed to register for Pee Wee camp at CampDeerRun.com. Glenwood’s session, June 17–20, 2019, is open to children ages five through eight. (Campers must be five years old by September 1.) If you have not registered, or still need to fill out release forms, please contact the church office ASAP.

Wednesday Night Series

Join us for our summer series on the Parables of Jesus, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place. We are asking each Community Group to sign up to facilitate a week during the summer. Contact Adam Dossey to sign up.