Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity: No Work in January
We will not work in January. New forms will be required for 2018 and will be available after the first of the year from Adrienne Taylor, habitat@glenmarumc.org.

General Information: Come build dreams with us! Second Saturdays of every month (except January). 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.

Day of Service: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018 (MLK Jr. Day), 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Glen Mar and Ames UMC will host the fourth annual Day of Service from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. There will be family-friendly activities for ages 5 - 105 years with free childcare from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Come for an hour or come for the day. Learn more.
Good Friday Cantata Singers: Rehearsals Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning Jan. 18
Good Friday Cantata Singers are needed to perform Stainer’s “Crucifixion,” at a Good Friday worship service on April 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Join us for rehearsals beginning Thursday, January 18, 7 - 7:30 p.m. and continuing each Thursday evening through the end of March.
Glen Mar’s turn at the Day Resource Center: Jan. 27, 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.
Lunch With the Pastors: Sun., Jan. 28, 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@glenmarumc.org.
You’ve Got Mail College Care Package Assembly: Mon., Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Room 147
Assemble packages to send to college youth and meet parents of college students. 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 appreciate candy/snack donations to put in the packages and help assembling the goodie bags.


Announcements & Help Wanted

Walk to Bethlehem Costume Return by End of January
Please return all costumes (clean or dirty) by the end of January. Please hang the clean costumes on the racks downstairs. Match the number in the neck of the costume to its corresponding hanger. Place belts, head ties & clean head covers in the labeled bins. There are also labeled bins for unwashed costumes. Help us care for the Glen Mar resource. Replacing costumes is costly for material and volunteer hours of sewing. Many thanks to all who sewed, organized and washed costumes.
Leadership Board Updates now on Website
To find out what the Leadership Board has been up to, please visit the Leadership Board & Ministry Connection page.
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, nancy15@mdappraiser.com.
T.G.I.W. Thank God It's Wednesday Mens' Group: 2nd Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.
Men Centered Topics, Food, Fellowship, Guest Speaker, Discussion. Men Centered Topics, Food, Fellowship, Guest Speaker, Discussion. Second Wednesday of every month, 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

RSVP so that we know how much food to make at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054faca72ea64-tgiw.

Glen Mar is Now Registered with Amazon Smile
Please register at https://smile.amazon.com/ and search for Glen Mar. A small percentage of every future Amazon.com purchase is returned to Glen Mar’s mission ministries.
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.


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