Glen Mar’s Turn at the Day Resource Center: Sat., Jan. 26, 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
Baptism Class: Sun., Jan. 27, 11 a.m.
Baptism class is for adults seeking baptism or for parents who wish to have their infants and children baptized at Glen Mar. It will be held in room 144.
Ministry Connection: Tue., Jan. 29, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Join us for dinner, worship, teaching and sharing ministries at Glen Mar. Pastor Mandy Sayers will share some plans and focus for 2019. All who serve in ministry are welcome. So that George Dohner can plan dinner and we can update our list, RSVP to Laura at laura.dreibelbis@glenmarumc.org by 4 p.m. Fri., Jan. 25.
Forms Due by Sun., Feb. 3 for Habitat for Humanity: Sat., Feb. 9
Come build dreams with us! This ministry is normally held the second Saturday 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.
Mission Trip Orientation: Sun., Feb. 3, 10:45 a.m.
Learn about 2019 summer mission trips at this meeting. Learn the dates, locations, costs, deadlines, and more. This meeting if for any adult or youth currently in sixth grade or higher who is interested in this summer's mission trips.
You've Got Mail: Mon., Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
Assemble packages to send to college youth and meet fellow parents of college students in room 146. If you have a college student away at school or living at home whom you would like to receive these goodie bags, please email the student's name and school address to youvegotmail@glenmarumc.org. Volunteers are needed to assemble the packages and donate candy/snack items for college students.
Sweet Hour of Prayer: Wed., Feb. 6, 12:00 - 1 p.m. or 6 - 7 p.m.
Come to the Chapel for First Wednesdays, a time of prayer and fasting. Take an hour to rest, recharge and lift your joys, cares and concerns before the Lord. Contact Marti Windram Marti.windram@glenmarumc.org if you have questions.
Caring Ministry Training: Sat., Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Every believer has been given a spiritual gift to use in service to the body of Christ. Are you curious about what yours might be and how to put it to use? Come to Glen Mar's Caring Ministry training. Topics will include the history of congregational care at Glen Mar, listening skills, compassion and empathy, setting boundaries, spiritual gifts, and how you can serve. Whether you can commit one day a week or a few minutes a month, there is a place for you to serve and grow in Caring Ministries. Contact Minister of Congregational Care Marti Windram Marti.windram@glenmarumc.org or 410.465.4995 ext. 218 for more information.
Safe Sanctuaries Training: Sun., Feb. 10, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Glen Mar will offer another opportunity to receive Safe Sanctuaries training on Sun., Feb. 10, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in room 121. Anyone who works with or comes into contact with children, youth or vulnerable adults in Glen Mar's ministry settings is required to complete Safe Sanctuaries training prior to serving. Participants in this training are asked to provide references and information for a background check. Click here for more information.
TGIW (Thank God It's Wednesday): Wed., Feb. 13, 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
TGIW is a time to share men's topics together. Be good to yourself and spend time with Christian men. The group meets in Glen Mar's Youth Lounge. George Dohner will prepare dinner. So George knows how many dinners to prepare, RSVP here.

 

Help Wanted

Volunteer at Vacation Bible School
It's not too early to sign up as a Vacation Bible School volunteer. This year's theme is "Roar," Life is Wild and God is Good. Session 1 will be held July 8-12, 9 a.m. - noon and Session 2 will be conducted July 15-19, 9 a.m. - noon. Free childcare is available for the siblings and children of on-site volunteers if the children are too young to take part in our program. Email margaret.lang@glenmarumc.org if interested.
Use Your Spiritual Gift
Find out how to use your spiritual gift in service to the body of Christ, whether you can commit one day a week or a few minutes a month. Attend Caring Ministry Training on Sat., Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Topics will include the history of congregational care at Glen Mar, listening skills, compassion and empathy, setting boundaries, spiritual gifts, and how you can serve. Contact Minister of Congregational Care Marti Windram Marti.windram@glenmarumc.org or 410.465.4995 ext. 218 for more information.
Be Part of Our College and Career Prep
You can be the bridge to opportunity for one of our youth in Baltimore on Tuesday evenings or other times that work for you. Join us and bring the unique abilities that God gave you. It works. Contact John Stapleton at 240.463.8620 or email collegeprep@glenmarumc.org
Chance to Chime In
Experienced bell ringers are needed for the Covenant Ringers group. Email sophie.hong@glenmarumc.org.
Do a Good Deed for College Students
Volunteers are needed to assemble goodie bags for college students away at school or at home on Mon., Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in room 146. This is a chance to meet parents of college students. Candy and snack donations would be appreciated. For more information, email youvegotmail@glenmarumc.org.
Dancing Needles: Second and Fourth Thu., 3 p.m.
Join Glen Mar's Dancing Needles at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in room 144. The group knits and crochets items to give to the ill, newborns, military, and others. Dancing Needles will help you learn to knit or crochet. For more information email dancingneedles@glenmarumc.org.
Deliver Meals to Families with New Babies
The Stork Bites ministry blesses families welcoming new babies. Volunteers are needed to cook homemade meals or deliver take-out meals. A group email is sent to people who volunteer when a baby is born and a new meal schedule is created. Volunteers sign up if they can provide a meal (no obligation to sign up every time). For more information email storkbites@glenmarumc.org.
An Opportunity to Minister
Stephen Ministry is Christ-centered caregiving. Stephen Ministers are congregation members who are trained to listen, care, pray and encourage those dealing with various life difficulties. For more information, talk to one of the pastors, email Stephen.Ministry@glenmarumc.org or call 410.799.4028.

 

Collections & Donations

Turn Box Tops for Education into Cash
Please leave Box Tops for Education in the bins near the kitchen or the Children's Ministries offices. Glen Mar has raised $3,700 for Hurley High School in Hurley, VA through Box Tops for Education.

 

Ministry Updates

Day of Service Fulfilled its Mission in Spades
About 1,345 enthusiastic servants of all ages participated in Glen Mar's annual Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 21. Volunteers packaged 105,360 meals for the hungry, decorated 40 dozen cookies for inner-city-school teachers, donated 38 units of blood to the Red Cross, sewed 160 pillow cases for those undergoing treatment, made 44 no-sew blankets for youth at the Board of Child Care, constructed 11 bunk beds (22 beds) so no kid sleeps on the floor, and made 2,700 spiritual bracelets for those in need of hearing about God’s love. The event also fulfilled the community's desire to honor Dr. King's legacy and share a giving experience with children. Patrice, who came with her husband and three children, said they "left feeling fulfilled and grateful."
Children Give to Help Others
First through fifth graders at Glen Mar give pocket change and dollar bills in one of four ministries: local, regional, national, and global. The kids have purchased a bike for a child at Christmas, sent funds to fire relief in California and collected used markers in support of a national recycle drive.
Dancing Needles Group Spreads Love and Warmth Across the Globe
Glen Mar's Dancing Needles group makes countless countless contributions to the world through its homemade knitted and crocheted items. They literally blanket newborns with love. Those who are ill or in the hospital receive prayer shawls, also known as "hugs from God." The crafters’ scarves and hats are shipped overseas to show support to first responders and military families. At the request of a church member, the group donated scarves for 13 families in need. The group's influence spread to Southern Russia after one of our pastors took a prayer shawl to a Methodist camp there resulting in an attendee starting a knitting and crocheting group in her church.
Delivering Welcome Help to Parents of Newborns
Glen Mar's Stork Bites ministry has been been welcoming new moms and dads into parenthood by lovingly preparing meals for them since 2013.

 

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