Sunday Mornings (September - June)
Sunday morning programs for youth in grades 6 through 12 meet at 9:30 a.m. in Youth World classrooms.
Bible in a Nutshell, for 6th and 7th grade youth, explores the Bible from beginning to end in all its messy detail.
Confirmation 2019: Youth in 8th grade, along with older youth who have not yet been confirmed, are invited to take part in this year’s Confirmation Class. The class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and runs from September to May. In addition to learning all about being a Christian and a United Methodist, youth experience different ways to serve, grow, and worship Christian community. Interested youth and their parents should contact Jen Rowell, email@example.com, for more information.
Rooted is a dynamic, large-group experience connecting high school youth to one another and to God.
Events and Small Groups
Middle school youth meet weekly on Sunday evenings for recreation, active learning, and connecting in small groups.
High school youth meet weekly on Sunday evenings for fun, fellowship, and connecting in small groups.
Some small groups may meet on weeknights. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for details.
Once a month on Sunday evenings middle and high school youth gather together for a special event like a game night, an outing, or a service project. Dinner is included (bring $3).
Fall Retreat for middle and high school youth - October 19-21, 2018 at West River Camp.
Voices of Praise - Vocal choir for 6th through 12th grade youth. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. For more information, contact Denise Wagner and John Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register here for Voices of Praise for the 2018-2019 school year.
Youth Orchestra - Youth orchestra for youth in grades 6 through 12. New members are welcome to audition. Attend one rehearsal and play in worship one weekend - no weekly schedule commitment. Musicians need to have played their instrument for several years, be able to read music, and know intermediate theory. For detailed audition information and required forms, visit the Youth & Children's Music page or contact Ellen Dan, email@example.com.
Contemporary Worship - Youth with prior musical instruction who are interested in contemporary music should contact Jen Eschliman at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dan Eschliman at email@example.com.
To learn more about our youth programs - Bible study, mission trips, Sunday school, Confirmation class, small groups and more - contact either Sean Danaher, Minister for Youth and Youth Adults, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext 268 or Jen Rowell, Minister for Middle School Youth, at email@example.com or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext 214. You can also visit our Facebook pages for up-to-date information:
Serve in Youth Ministry
Studies have shown that intergenerational relationships are a major part of helping our young people develop a long-lasting faith. There are numerous roles for adults in Glen Mar's youth ministry, including teachers, small group leaders, mission trip crew leaders, Confirmation mentors (Friends in Faith), drivers, retreat chaperones and hosts for summer activities.
All adults assisting with Glen Mar's youth ministry are required to complete Safe Sanctuaries training. You can find out more about Safe Sanctuaries here. If you are interested in serving with youth at Glen Mar, contact Sean Danaher (Senior High), firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jen Rowell (Middle School), email@example.com.