Current Happenings

Men's Video Series: Wednesdays Mar. 14, 21, 28, 7 - 9 p.m.
Join us for a special 3-week video series for men, held on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. beginning Mar. 14. The topic is “A Sacred Marriage”, based on the book “A Different Way to Look at Marriage” by Gary Thomas. Each week will feature two videos. Format includes dinner, a video, and discussion. Hosted by Charles Lewis & David Ward in Charles’ home. Open to the public. Learn more.
Good Friday Prayer Vigil Sign Ups Underway
Could you not watch with me one hour? Sign up in the Gathering Place for the 40-hour prayer vigil from Good Friday through dawn on Easter. Submit prayer requests for the 40-hour prayer vigil to
Easter Egg Stravaganza: Sat., Mar. 24, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Fun for the whole family! Face painting, cookie decorations, crafts, animal farm, moon bounce, water balloon toss and much more. The egg hunt begins at 11:00 and is divided by age (crawlers/walkers, PK & K, 1st & 2nd grades, 3rd grades).
Glen Mar’s turn at the Day Resource Center: Mar. 24, 11:45 a.m. - 2 p. m.
One of 50 churches supporting this Grassroots outreach, Glen Mar provides lunch the 4th Saturday of every month. To contribute to the potluck menu or help serve on site, RSVP here.
Conversation Circle #2: Mar. 27, 7-8:45 p.m.
Conversation Circles, a countywide effort to bring the community together for courageous and difficult conversations about race. Circles will meet the fourth Tuesday monthly through May 22, 7 - 8:45 p.m. at six Howard County places of worship including Glen Mar. Trained facilitators will work with each group. Flyers are available in The Gathering Place. To register or learn more, go to Download the flyer.
Boy Scout Troop Mulch Sale through Mar. 29
Two cubic-foot bags double-shredded hard brown - $4.15 per bag. Two cubic-foot bags dyed black double-shredded - $5.15 per bag. Order online at Orders will cease on Mar. 29 or if quota has been met. Pick up on Apr. 14. Free local home delivery offered for minimum 10 bag order.
Lunch with the Pastors: Apr. 8, 12:15-2 p.m.
This informal gathering will provide more information about how to become more connected in the church, meet the pastors, ask questions, and learn the pathways to membership at Glen Mar. Childcare is available by request. RSVP to Laura Dreibelbis,
Habitat for Humanity: Sat. Apr. 14
Come build dreams with us! Second Saturdays of every month. Meet at Glen Mar in the morning to carpool. Times vary, and will be announced right before the workday. Forms and sign up are due the Sunday prior to the work day. Contact Adrienne Taylor, to sign up. Ages 16 and up. Learn more.
You’ve Got Mail: Mon., Apr. 15, 7 p.m., Room 147
Assemble packages to send to college youth and meet parents of college students. If your students would like to receive these goodie bags, email and and include the student’s name, school address and email address. If your college student is living at home, please include them as well. We need volunteers! If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please drop us an email. We appreciate candy/snack donations to put in the packages and help assembling the goodie bags.
Register Now for Glen Mar Golf Classic: Mon. May 14
Ready for warm weather? Mark your calendar for the 7th annual Glen Mar Golf Classic on Monday, May 14 at Timbers at Troy. Shotgun start at 8:30 with lunch provided by George & Sally Dohner. Register for golf or to become a sponsor at Sponsorships are available ($250 buys a hole sponsorship) and Grassroots is eligible for matching gifts from employers. All proceeds go to Grassroots. Learn more.
Sign Up Now for Summer Mission Trips
Interested in a summer mission trip? This year's trips include West Virginia; Hurley, Virginia; and mission camp in Baltimore city. Download the flyer. Learn more.
Ministry Opportunities with Ames Memorial UMC
Ministry opportunities in Baltimore continue to expand. If you have an interest in visiting the 115-year-old structure, the surrounding community, or learning about future plans, please contact Van Beall,
Interested in Service Opportunities with the UMC in Russia?
If you are interested in exploring ways Glen Mar can partner with the UMC in Russia - financially, kids ministry, mission trips, more? Please contact D.C. Veale, Minister for Missions,


Help Wanted

Help Needed with Sunday Morning Hospitality
Do you have the gift of hospitality? The Glen Mar Welcome Center needs additional help in this key position. Training will be provided. Please contact Joan Marshall, for this or any Welcome Ministry position.
Funerals and Memorial Services Reception Volunteers Needed
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,


Collections & Donations

VBS - Your Trash is our Treasure! Collection Underway
Help us make cool decorations, fun, crafts and a memory of a lifetime for the kids this summer. Please leave all donations downstairs in the VBS bin. Carpet tubes, large pieces of cardboard, wooden crates, boxes, thick nautical rope (will be returned), netting, clear plastic bottles -any size, clean with lids.
Grassroots 'Immediate Needs' Collected All Year Long
The Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center's Family Shelter and the Rt. 1 Day Resource Center (DRC) are always in need of essential items such as toiletries, nonperishable food, or new or slightly-used clothing and blankets. Look for the blue shopping lists with specific seasonal needs that are updated and available in The Gathering Place kiosk, Welcome Center, and near the collection bin on the lower level, or download the list here.
Donate to Glen Mar Missions through Amazon Smile Program
Glen Mar is Now Registered with Amazon Smile. Donate with Every Purchase! Please register at and search for Glen Mar. A small percentage of every future purchase is returned to Glen Mar’s mission ministries.


Ministry Updates

Over $2000 Raised for Manna House at Pancake Supper
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Pancake Supper. $2,250 was raised for the Manna House ministry in Baltimore.


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