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Join us for the Fall Kick-Off – Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017

Jump into fall as we kick off a new school year at Glen Mar. 9:30 a.m. youth programs include Bible in a Nutshell for 6th and 7th grade youth, Confirmation Class for 8th grade youth (starts Sept. 17 with a special pre-class session on Sept. 10), and Rooted for high school youth.

Come back Sunday evening for the Family Tailgate Picnic – food, games, a moon bounce, and more. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. In addition, there will be information sessions for parents of elementary age kids and middle and high school youth about plans for the year and how to get involved.

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 2018: 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 attend an orientation session on Thursday, Sep. 7 at 7 p.m. or Sunday, Sep. 10 at 11 a.m. Contact Jen Rowell,, for more information.

Rooted is a dynamic, large-group experience connecting high school youth to one another and to God.

Sunday Evenings

High School Youth (9th to 12th grades) meet every Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Spirit Center at the church for fun, fellowship, and connecting in small groups. Dinner is included each week. Youth are asked to bring $3 each.

Middle School Youth (6th to 8th grades) meet weekly on Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Youth Lounge. The focus is on active learning, fellowship, outreach, and recreation. Dinner is included each week. Youth are asked to bring $3 each.

Music Opportunities

Voices of Praise - Vocal choir for 6th through 12th grade youth. Rehearses Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. For more information, contact Denise Wagner at

Click here to register for Voices of Praise choir.

Youth Handbell Choir - Handbell choir for youth in grades 6 through 12. Rehearses Sundays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. No experience in ringing bells is needed, but experience playing an instrument and skills in note and rhythm reading are very helpful. Contact Jean Weller,, for more information.

Click here to register for Youth Handbell Choir.

Contemporary Worship - Youth with vocal and instrumental experience who are interested in contemporary music should contact Dan Eschliman,

More Info

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 or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext 268 or Jen Rowell, Minister for Middle School Youth, at 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),, or Jen Rowell (Middle School),