Caring Ministries

Hospital Visitors
These members of the Glen Mar community have committed to pray with those who are anticipating surgery, to be available to make hospital visits, and to be in touch with members of the congregation who have shared a prayer concern. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or marti.windram@glenmarumc.org.
Ministry to the Homebound (Communion)
These volunteers deliver Communion once a month to the homebound. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or marti.windram@glenmarumc.org.
Parish Nurse
Blood pressure screening and brief health consultations are available on the third Sunday of each month before each worship service. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or marti.windram@glenmarumc.org.
Helping Hands (Meals and Transportation)
Members of the Glen Mar community reach out to each other with tangible expressions of God's love and care as they take meals and offer rides to those who are recovering from surgery, who are grieving, or who are experiencing other life events. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or marti.windram@glenmarumc.org.
Stork Bites (Minister to New Parents)
These volunteers provides meals and connection for new parents. Contact Diana Heinz at storkbites@glenmarumc.org.
Dancing Needles (Prayer Shawls)
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting or quilting or would you like to learn? We need you in our prayer shawl group. The group is also making baby blankets. We meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 3:00 p.m. in Room 144 to knit, crochet, quilt and share together. Prayer shawls are given to those in hospital and those in need of special care as a reminder that others care and are praying for them.

If you know of someone you think may appreciate a prayer shawl/baby blanket or just want information, contact Lois Hildebrand at 410.465.0756 or lohild@verizon.net.

We are very grateful for the many donations of yarn we have received for our projects. They are always welcome.

If you cannot come to meetings and would like to contribute shawls, etc. we can provide you with patterns and/or guidelines for shawls and baby blankets.

Memorial Luncheons
When a loved-one dies, those who serve as reception coordinators and helpers, ushers, and greeters bring God's love, peace, and comfort during a difficult time. Many servants are needed to assist the staff with these crucial elements of funeral services. Help is needed for reception set-up, food preparation, serving, and clean-up, and volunteers are welcome to participate as much as individual schedules allow. When a service and/or reception occurs, an email request is sent and you can respond as you are able. Please consider these important ministries. Contact: Nancy Pirritano, nancy15@mdappraiser.com.
You've Got Mail (College Care Package Ministry)
The team assembles and sends care packages to college youth four times throughout the school year. To help with candy/snack donations, or assembling the goodie bags, contact our ministry coordinators Eloise Labram, felabram@yahoo.com or Cindy Hoesman, choesman@comcast.net.

To add your student to the mailing list email, send an email to our ministry coordinators with their name, school and email address. Please include students living at home as well.

Upcoming package assembly dates: Mon. Feb. 6 and Mon. Apr. 24, both at 7 p.m. in Room 146. Be sure to check the Events page or weekly bulletin announcements for more details and updates.

Support Groups

As needs arise, support groups for those who are journeying through grief, combating illness, going through divorce or separation, caring for family members, or experiencing any of life's challenges may be formed. Current Support Groups at Glen Mar:

Grief Support Group
A short-term study held each summer for those journeying through grief. Contact marti.windram@glenmarumc.org for more information.

To form a new support group, contact Minister for Congregational Care at 410.465.4995, x218. Email Marti Windram at marti.windram@glenmarumc.org.

Prayer Ministries

Prayer Chain
Over 35 prayer warriors have committed to regular prayer for those who submit a prayer request. To have your prayer request placed before the Prayer Chain, click here.
Prayer Card Ministry
This group of Caring Ministers has committed to sending a card to each regular attendee and member of Glen Mar over the course of a year. Individuals also send cards to those who are ill, in the hospital, are welcoming a new baby, have experienced the loss of a loved one, or who are celebrating a significant life event like a birthday or anniversary.
Circle Makers
This group meets regularly to pray for the needs of the church, to send off a mission team, and for individuals who request private prayer.

Feeling called to serve?

Caring Ministry training occurs once a year, equipping those who are called to serve those in need. Spiritual Gifts, the Art of Listening, Compassion and Empathy, Prayer and Healing, and Setting Healthy Boundaries are topics to explore. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or marti.windram@glenmarumc.org.