What to Expect at Glenwood

We are so glad to have you here on our site.  Chances are that if you have made it this far, you are really thinking about what next steps you might take to check out the other things happening at our church.

Our worship times are 8:00 and 10:45am on Sunday mornings (June-August we offer one service at 9:30am).  We also offer a 25 minute worship experience on the night of our Food Pantry distribution (1st and 3rd Mondays at 5:30pm).

It doesn’t matter if you have been involved in church for a long time and are looking to make a switch or you are considering this “church-thing” for the first time – looking for a new church home can be scary.  So when you decide to stop by, here are some things you should know about us:

  • You’ll be welcomed warmly because we love people but we’ll try not to smother you (because that is no fun). We are more than a church – we are a community that thinks of ourselves as a family.  You will be more than a face in the crowd with us.
  • You are invited to get involved at your own pace and comfort level. We understand that each person moves at their own speed but we believe spiritual growth requires more than just putting in 60 minutes on a Sunday.
  • You will hear biblical messages from our pastors that speak to the everyday concerns of your life because we believe that the Bible is always relevant to life.
  • Our worship services are a creative blend of “old” and “new”. We will sing a mix of traditional hymns and Christian songs you might hear on the radio.  We make use of a variety of instruments, visual media and other means to help tell the story of God’s work in our world in new ways.
  • We’ll talk a lot about our community and our city because we want to be part of what God is doing to restore the city. You will find many opportunities to serve in tangible ways that transform lives and are not just “busy work” with no purpose.
  • There is no dress code but you will find that our dress runs the spectrum of formal to casual.
  • Children are welcome! We believe that it is important for families to worship together so we won’t try to split you up by sending your children and youth to different worship experiences in the same building.  We do have a quiet room in the back of our worship space where you can see and hear the service if you or your child needs a break.
  • Parking – off-street parking is located in two lots on Myrtle Street. On street parking is available on Myrtle and for the really adventurous, on Peach Street too.
  • Entrances – On Sundays, you will find the main entrances (to the worship space and from our parking lot) open but we keep the doors on Myrtle Street locked for the security of our children’s ministry area. Our main entrance is adjacent to the Myrtle Street parking lot if you stop in during the week.

And if, after you have stopped in a few times and find out we aren’t the place for you, we’re OK with that.  Let us know so we can help you find a church that is a better match for you and your family.