Upcoming Events

Register Now for October Mission Trip to WV
A West Virginia mission trip is planned for October 22 - 28. Glen Mar is returning to help with flood recovery. Cost will be $300/person. Contact D.C. Veale to register or with questions, dc.veale@glenmarumc.org.
Glen Mar’s turn at Rt. 1 Day Center: Sep. 23, 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.
You've Got Mail (College Care Package Ministry) Organizational Meeting: Mon., Sep. 25, 7 p.m.
Come learn about this ministry that sends packages to college students four times throughout the school year and meet other parents of college students.

Package Assembly Meeting: Mon., Oct. 23, 7 p.m. You're welcome to join us, even if you can't make the Organizational Meeting.

If your student would like to receive these goodie bags, email felabram@yahoo.com and choesman@comcast.net 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 would like candy/snack donations to put in the packages and help assembling the goodie bags on the 23rd.

People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) Meeting with School Superintendent: Sep. 26
The meeting will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center. Dr. Michael Martirano, Acting Superintendent of Howard County Schools will be present. Contact John Barnes, 410.570.4136 if you plan to attend.
Donate Jewelry and Scarves for Fundraiser from Sep. 24 - Oct. 30
Second Annual Jewels for Hope sale will take place on Sat., Nov. 11. Help make it a success by donating gently-worn jewelry and scarves from Sep. 24 - Oct. 30. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Learn more.
Bible Sunday: Sep. 24, 9:30 & 11 a.m. services or Sep. 23, 5 p.m.
Note: These dates replace the October 7/8 dates. Glen Mar believes that everyone needs a bible, and we begin that practice in the third grade. All third graders plus any 4th & 5th graders who have not yet received a “New Adventure Bible” are invited to participate in this milestone event.
Fun and Healthy Glen Mar Family 5k and 1-Mile Walk: Sat., Sep. 30, 9 a.m.
Please visit our 5K page for more information and registration. Registration prices will increase after Sep. 25. Food collection will take place in September and will benefit both the Howard County Food Bank and Eva Johnson foundation as part of Glen Mar’s regular Food Collection ministry. Please contact Dave Eddy, 410.465.2976 for information about volunteer opportunities for the 5K.
Cub Scout God and Me and God and Family Classes: Begin Oct. 1
Cub Scout God and Me classes for cub scouts in first - third grades and God and Family classes for Cub Scouts in fourth and fifth grades are offered this fall at Glen Mar. Teachers include Scott Maynard, Jake Maynard and Tammy Hampshire. Classes will help your Scout understand his faith while putting it into action. Four and six-week classes begin Sunday, October 1, 6:00 p.m. Contact Tammy Hampshire, tammy.hampshire@glenmarumc.org for information and registration.
Habitat for Humanity: Sat. Oct. 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, habitat@glenmarumc.org to sign up. Ages 16 and up. Learn more.

 

Announcements & Help Wanted

Hurricane Harvey - How You Can Help
Go to the Baltimore Washington Conference website for links to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) for monetary donations and for instructions to assemble Flood Buckets/Relief Kits and Health Kits.

UMCOR support can be augmented by donating some or all of Glen Mar gift card family account balances. Contact Van Beall, sharethedream@prodigy.net.

Join the Post College Small Group, Tuesdays from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Our small group consists of post college age believers that meet to grow spiritually, encourage and support one another, and occasionally meet off-site for a fun activity. For more information, contact Kimmie Leuthold, kleuthold21@gmail.com.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study is back in session, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
All are welcome to join in room 143/144. Please bring your Bible. Contact Cindyanne Thomas, thomascindyanne@yahoo.com, 410.465.1234.
Glen Mar Bowling League has resumed on Thursdays at 6:45 p.m.
Bowling, fun, fellowship at Normandy Lanes. For more information, please contact Jamie Grace, 443.320.3403.
Confirmation Class for 8th Grade Youth has begun at 9:30 a.m. Service
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 parents should contact Jen Rowell, jen.rowell@glenmarumc.org, for more information.
Sunday School Programs have begun at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Services
9:30 a.m. programs include Sprouts for children in kindergarten and younger, Pathfinders for kids in 1st through 5th grade, Bible in a Nutshell for 6th and 7th grade youth, Confirmation Class for 8th grade youth (starts Sept. 17 ), and Rooted for high school youth. At 11 a.m. children up through kindergarten can take part in Sprouts, while kids in 1st through 5th grade start in the Spirit Center with their families, then head downstairs for Kids’ Worship. Learn more.
Thank God It's Wednesday Monthly Men's Group: Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
We'd love to have you join us! Men Centered Topics, Food, Fellowship, Guest Speaker, Discussion. Second Wednesday of every month starting Sep. 13, 2017 from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. in the Glen Mar Youth Lounge. RSVP so we know how much food to prepare, online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054faca72ea64-tgiw. Questions? Contact Dan Kagey, dankagey67@gmail.com.
The Messenger Newsletter has gone Paperless
However, if you would like to continue to receive a paper copy, email Laura Dreibelbis, laura.dreibelbis@glenmarumc.org, or call the church office, 410.465.4995 to be added to the list. Or, subscribe to the full-color digital copy here and the latest edition will be emailed directly to your inbox. Current editions can still be viewed online here and paper copies will still be available in The Gathering Place.
September Sermon Series Uprising - Rising above Race, Religion and Politics: Resources for Small Groups
The Small Group Resource Center in room 143 has several studies that could be used to supplement the sermons, either at home, or in small groups. Stop in to view the featured resources or contact us at smallgroupresources@glenmarumc.org.
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.
Grassroots Meals Ministry Needs Additional Volunteers
For many years, Glen Mar servants have provided meatloaves and milk for 40 residents the 4th Tuesday monthly. The number has now grown to 50 - 60 and additional help is needed. To learn more about the Glen Mar effort contact Linda Hunt, raven10322@hotmail.com, 410.733.5255. For more information, check the Grassroots website www.grassrootscrisis.org/get-involved. Donations of money, or Giant or BJ's gift cards are also needed and checks or gift cards can be left in the mail slot near the Café in an envelope labeled “Grassroots Meals”.
VIM Seeking Sponsors for Haiti School
The VIM Team is seeking sponsors for the elementary school in Merger, Haiti and gathering names for anyone interested in future Haiti trips. Download the sponsorships flyer for details, or contact Melissa Holliday at mhollid4@gmail.com. Visit our Haiti Trip page.
Staples Shoppers: Partners Needed for Ink Recycling Program
If you buy ink at Staples, please become a recycling partner to benefit Children’s Ministries. There are many ink cartridges ready to recycle, but more partners are needed. Contact Van Beall, sharethedream@prodigy.net for more details.
Gift Card Sales continue to return about 5% of Sales
Proceeds go to the Mission Ministry Support Fund and many other ministries. Families have also earned over $50,000 in family accounts to helpoffset their mission trip costs. Thank you to all the families that have helped total gift card sales surpass $4 million. Stop by the gift card table between services to learn how this free money is generated (cards are sold at face value with no fees), or learn more here.

 

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