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Welcome to The Commons at Glencliff, a Nashville-based congregation of the United Methodist Church. Together, we seek to build beloved community through respite housing and practices of faith that are rooted in mercy and justice. 

We meet on Sundays at 11AM — we meet both in person at the Glencliff Commons (our church building) and online–join us wherever you prefer. Visit our Facebook page for links. NOTE: The first and third Sundays of each month we gather for worship in the Sanctuary. The other Sundays we meet in the Fellowship Hall for discussion.

What to expect

Glencliff is a mission congregation of The United Methodist Church, meaning we are small group of people moving with purpose for reaching and transforming our community. Our gatherings might feel a little more like a family gathering than a high church worship service.

We talk openly about the issues of our community and our participation in them. We are unashamed in our pursuit of justice and dignity for all. We are in constant search for Christ’s leading in our lives.

We are a member of The United Methodist Church in connection with all UMC’s around the world.

Upcoming

Nashville Earth Day

Loving our natural world is a way to express love for our neighbors, especially the most economically vulnerable. Nashville Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Centennial Park Bandshell. This free family event brings the Nashville community together to celebrate our planet, inspire positive environmental change, and support sustainable small businesses & nonprofits.

Nashville Earth Day will feature engaging & educational activities from a variety of exhibitors and vendors, including: local growers & makers, nonprofits, sustainable small businesses, and state/metro government agencies. 

  • Saturday, April 20.
  • 11AM to 5PM
  • Centennial Park Bandshell

Sunday Gathering

Each Sunday we’re growing more in becoming the people of God.

  • April 14 we will meet in Fellowship Hall
  • April 21 will be a worship service in the sanctuary
  • April 28 will be in Fellowship Hall
  • May 5 will be worship in sanctuary

United Methodist Church General Conference

We’ll want to be in prayer for leaders and elected delegates of the UMC as they gather for policy-making decisions and future visioning from April 22 through May 3, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This General Conference faces some important decisions. Three of the main focuses are summed by the three R’s:

  • Regionalization, to allow local groups to have more power in deciding church policy and practice according to their local context.
  • Removal of restrictive language that bars LGBTQ+ individuals from full participation in the church.
  • Revising the Social Principles–the denomination’s guidance on issues of social justice (like climate change and gender equity)