Urban Gardens, Community Engagement, Food & Faith @AnnaWoof @UrbanaU 3/27 + 28

Swedenborg Scholar in Residence and 2019 Award Recipient, Rev. Anna Woofenden (Founder of the Garden Church, Feed and Be Fed Far, and the co-host of the Food and Faith Podcast) will deliver two lectures at Urbana University in the coming weeks. Mark your calendar to attend:

Food and Faith: Conversations from the Soil and Around the Table” March 27, 2019, 7:00 pm, Urbana University Library; Quiet Wing

Urban Gardening and Community Engagement” March 28, 2019, 1:00 pm, Student Center; Moore Conference Room


Anna grew up in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. She has lived around the country and traveled throughout the world. Anna is now based in Gambier, Ohio, with her husband, David. She enjoys nature, gardening, art, children, writing, community, singing, laughter, and a good cup of chai. She is passionate about spirituality, justice, food, the earth, beauty, compassion, and community, and is still driven by a calling to re-imagine church.

For more information, contact Samantha Kapp-Williamson at samantha.kappwilliamson@urbana.edu


#WeekendPlans: Homecoming & Rev. Renee Machiniak this Weekend!

Address: The Glendale New Church; 845 Congress Avenue, Glendale, OH


  • 10:30 AM: Hospitality
  • 11:00 AM: Worship with Visiting Minister, Rev. Renee Machiniak
  • 12:00-2:00 PM: Picnic* at the Lyceum Shelter, behind the church.

Food: The church is providing:

burgers, hot dogs, brats, metts, chicken, veggie burgers, gluten free buns, potato salad, baked beans, and dessert.

Drinks: There will be a variety of non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold.

If you want to bring an adult beverage, that’s OK.

* You do not have to bring anything for the picnic – just yourselves!

“Spiritual Development for College Students” Free Lecture @UrbanaU April 12/13

Dr. Ray Silverman, Associate Professor of Religion and English at Bryn Athyn College, will discuss his new book “Spiritual Development for College Students” at two free events on Urbana University‘s campus next week.

International lecturer, and editor and author of numerous books and scholarly articles on spiritual principles and application, Dr. Silverman will host a series of events in support of his newest publication “Spiritual Development for College Students.”

Dr. Silverman will discuss “Spiritual Development for College Students
Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Learn about Dr. Silverman’s book and the Urbana University Library’s Helen Keller Collection
Friday, April 13 at noon
Moore Conference Room, Student Center

The Swedenborg Scholar in Residence at Urbana University program has been funded by the General Convention of the New Jerusalem in the USA since 2000. Dr. Silverman’s presentation is free of charge and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Samantha Kapp-Williamson of the Urbana University Library at Samantha.kappwilliamson@urbana.edu.

Via info @ Urbana.edu


Church Cancelled Today

Due to the forecast of snow accumulation today, we will be cancelling our planned service at 11:00 am.

Glendale will hold their service next week, and we will resume on the 18th of February.

We will be having our Swedenborg and Life (Off the Left Eye) spirituality meeting Tomorrow evening, February 5, 2018, at 7 pm.  Please RSVP to newchurchofmontgomery@gmail.com if you can come. The topic is Happiness, and Clark will lead the discussion.

Our regular 9:30 am book study will NOT be meeting until the 1st or 2nd Sunday in March. To be Announced.

Additionally, My Furry Valentine is upcoming–Feb 10/11. Please go to https://www.myfurryvalentine.com/volunteers/ if you would like to sign up to volunteer for this pet adoption event. There is an orientation prior to the event on the 8th.



2017 Snow at the Glendale New Church

Please Share: #ToySwap is Coming to Glendale!

Our Third Annual Toy Swap benefiting Bethany House Services, will be held on Saturday, September 2nd from 10 am-12 pm at the Glendale New Church; 845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH.toy_swap_3rdAnnual

Admission is Free!

  • Teach your kids to share by exchanging and donating their toys to The Swap!
  • Bring only gently used or new toys to exchange.
  • Bring one extra toy for donation to Bethany House Women & Children’s Shelter (can be new or gently used, also).
  • A Bake Sale will be held; all profits and donations will benefit Bethany House.

This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors, a chance to help a child get a toy they otherwise couldn’t afford, a time for kids to find a new and interesting toy, and a nice activity in the village of Glendale!

We hope to see you there!    Share this flyer!

Making Mondays Fun Again!

You are welcome to attend our First Official “Off the Left Eye” Watch Group on
Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm;
a joint-venture of the New Church of Montgomery and the Glendale New Church
“Off The Left Eye” is a YouTube program broadcast through the Swedenborg cincinnati-otle-watchgroup-logoFoundation for “modern-day spiritual growth seekers”.
YouTube host, Curtis Childs, and any invited guests discuss life and death inquiries by examining the uplifting perspectives brought to us through the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century scientist, theologian, and mystic.
Food, wine and non-alcoholic beverages and stimulating discussion provided!
The Glendale New Church
845 Congress Ave, Glendale, OH 45246
Time: 7:30 Gathering, 8:00 Live Broadcast Watch
The program usually runs about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Come join the fun!
Click on the red “subscribe” button on this page to hear weekly broadcasts when we aren’t enjoying it together.

Plan for a great weekend!

We invite you to our last New Church of Montgomery service for the year; this coming Sunday, December 18 at 10:30 AM.

  • We begin with a short children’s concert, where three of our Sunday-Schoolers will present musical selections on the piano or violin.
  • We conclude with our Fourth Sunday of Advent, on the theme, “Love,” given by our local, guest minister, Rev. Sherrie Connelly.
  • This will be our last 10:30 AM service. Starting January 1, 2017, church service will begin a half hour later at 11 AM, preceded by Swedenborgian study group, and hospitality fellowship.

On December 24th, Rev. Clark Echols and The Glendale New Church will be holding their Christmas Eve Family service.  All are welcome to attend. This service begins at 5:00 PM.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with love, peace, joy, hope, light and usefulness!