Glen Mar’s Turn at the Day Resource Center: Sat., Oct. 22, 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
United Methodist Women Returns to Glen Mar: Sun., Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m.
Renewed and refreshed, the UMW is a group of faith-based laywomen committed to the discipleship of Jesus Christ, missions (local, national, and international) and justice opportunities for women and girls globally. A "Get Us Started" program will be held Sun., Oct. 28, 12:15 p.m. in The Chapel. All interested women are invited to come and share in this supportive fellowship.
You've Got Mail: Mon., Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Assemble packages to send to college youth and meet parents of college students in room 146. If you have a college student, either away or living at home, whom you would like to receive goodie bags, please email the student's name and school address to Candy and snack donations are appreciated along with help assembling packages.
New Growth Group - Starting Point: Begins Tue. Oct. 30
New Growth Group - Starting Point begins Tue., Oct. 30. Questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. Share a meal, and then watch a message from Andy Stanley, followed by discussion. All opinions are valued and no questions are off limits. Email Jeff Wetstone or Tom Reichert to participate.
Get Tickets by Sun., Nov. 4 for Dinner to Benefit the American Cancer Society
A dinner to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held on Tue., Nov. 6 at Glen Mar, but tickets must be purchased by Sun., Nov. 4. The menu is sirloin steak and chicken, macaroni and cheese, Caesar salad, bread and butter. Dinners will be supplied and prepared by Outback Steakhouse. There are three options: 1) dinner in the Spirit Center 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 2) dinner in the Spirit Center 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., 3) take-out meals 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Cost is $20 per meal. Tickets will be available in the Gathering Place after services on Oct. 20/21, 27/28, and Nov. 3/4. For more information, visit the Angels for a Cure website page or call Connie Ballenger at 410.796.0290.
Forms Due by Sun., Nov. 4 for Habitat for Humanity: Sat., Nov. 10
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, to sign up. Ages 16 and up. Learn more.
Sweet Hour of Prayer: Wed., Nov. 7, 12 to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m.
Come to the chapel for First Wednesdays, a time of prayer and fasting from 12 to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month through Feb. 6. Take an hour to rest, recharge, and lift your joys, cares, and concerns before the Lord. This is a time of prayer and fasting during this season of change at Glen Mar, discernment within the United Methodist Church, and divisiveness in our nation and world. Questions? Contact Marti Windram or Learn more.
Jewels for Hope Sale: Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Buy beautiful jewelry and scarves at the 3rd annual Jewels for Hope Sale at Glen Mar. Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested. Proceeds Benefit HopeWorks of Howard County, the county's rape crisis and domestic violence center. For more information, contact or visit the Jewels for Hope website.
Lunch with the Pastors: Sun., Nov. 11, 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,
TGIW (Thank God It's Wednesday): Wed., Nov. 14, 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 Nov. 14 discussion will be "The Son-Ship to the Father." Charles Lewis will lead the discussion, which will be held in Glen Mar's Youth Lounge. George Dohner will prepare dinner. So George knows how many dinners to prepare, RSVP here.
Walk to Bethlehem: Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, 5 - 8 p.m.
People of all ages can experience the joy and wonder of Christmas at Glen Mar's 11th annual Walk to Bethlehem. It is free. Meet Mary, Joseph, shepherds and angels as you walk through the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. In addition, visitors will see a touching Temple scene and enjoy a marketplace as it looked in Jesus’ day. This indoor/outdoor event will warm your heart, but we advise you to wear warm clothes so nothing about you feels cold. Learn more.


Help Wanted

Building Opportunities for Walk to Bethlehem
Outside building set up for Walk to Bethlehem begins Sat., Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Repair and paint outside buildings on Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. This team, led by Dan Kagey, will remove the outdoor buildings from storage and set them up. Email Dan Kagey to participate. Trailers, trucks, and hand drills are needed.
A Delectable Way to Support the Early Learning Center
Prepare for the holidays by supporting the Early Learning Center through the Claire's Gourmet fundraiser. Visit and click login user organization number 6785 to see the selection of goodies for purchase. Contact or 410.461.2859 with questions.
Welcome More Christmas Cantata Voices
Additional voices are welcome to participate in the Christmas Cantata on Sun., Dec. 23, 8 and 9:30 a.m. services. Rehearsals are in the choir room.
Men's Choir to Rehearse: Wed., Nov. 7 and Wed., Nov. 14, 7 - 8 p.m.
The Men's Choir will rehearse for worship at the 9:30 a.m. service on Sun., Nov. 18. Additional voices are always welcome in this group that offers music four times a year. Email Spencer Klevenow.
Fire Up the Needles and Sewing Machines
If you can sew a straight seam, you can help with Walk to Bethlehem costumes. Email Adrienne Taylor. Sew now so costumes are ready for the event on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
Calling all Singers and Ringers
There are many opportunities to share your musical gifts, whether singing, ringing handbells or playing an instrument. Please join our vibrant music ministry. New members of all ages are welcome. Learn more.
Confirmation Mentors Desired
Adults are needed to walk alongside each confirmation student through the school year. Contact Jen Rowell for more information.
Little Ones Needed for Walk to Bethlehem
There's no need to be part of Glen Mar's Children's Choir to be in the Angel Choir. It's a fun indoor/outdoor gig, with many snacks and costumes provided. Parents need to be at Glen Mar either helping (in costume) with the angel scene or in another location in the production. Also, families with a baby (boy or girl) presently 4 months old or younger (baby could be 6 months old during Walk to Bethlehem) are needed to be the Holy Family. This is a once in a lifetime experience for the family and the star of the production - Baby Jesus. Walk to Bethlehem will be held Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Contact Margaret Lang, if interested.
Perhaps Your Pet Could Participate in the Walk to Bethlehem Marketplace Zoo
Bunnies, guinea pigs and other cute indoor pets (not dogs or cats) can be part of the Marketplace Zoo at Walk to Bethlehem. The event will be held Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2, 5 to 8 p.m. Contact Margaret Lang,
Need a Leader to Resume Recycling Printer Cartridges
Glen Mar would like to resume its printer cartridge recycling program to earn money for various ministries. To volunteer to lead the program, email Van Beall.
Help Spread Beauty and Love
A volunteer coordinator is needed for altar flower deliveries. A team of volunteers pick up the flowers after the 9:30 a.m. service and make the actual deliveries. - all that is needed is someone to manage the schedule and send out reminders. It's one of those ministries where little time is needed but it makes a big impact. Contact to learn more.


Collections & Donations

Gently-Worn Jewelry and Scarves Needed
Drop off gently-worn jewelry and scarves at Glen Mar's office by Tue., Oct. 30 for the third annual Jewels for Hope Sale at Glen Mar. Proceeds from the Jewels for Hope Sale, which will be held at Glen Mar on Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will benefit HopeWorks of Howard County, the county's rape crisis and domestic violence center. Learn more.
Diaper Drive Through Wed., Nov. 7
The Columbia Pregnancy Center is in desperate need of diapers, any size (newborn through toddler). Will accept full or partially full packages. Drop off diapers downstairs in the marked bins.
Help Hurricane Victims
The Mission Board is collecting hygiene and cleaning kit supplies throughout October to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief's hurricane recovery efforts in South Carolina and Florida. A list of materials for kits and assembly instructions can be found in Glen Mar's Gathering Place and on UMCOR's website at
Walk to Bethlehem Seeks Material Items
Earth-tone fabric, sheets, curtains, and tablecloths can be used for costumes and decorating sets at Walk to Bethlehem. Cotton fabric is needed for the headband braiding station. Heavy-weight wire hangers (ones that cleaners use for coats and suits) are also needed. Please put Adrienne Taylor's name on your donations and drop off items in the Walk to Bethlehem bin downstairs. The 2018 Walk to Bethlehem will be held Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2.


Ministry Updates

Spreading the Biblical Message
Nineteen third-grade students received free Bibles during worship services on Oct. 13 and 14.
Touching Lives in Haiti
Glen Mar's spaghetti dinner and art sale held on Sep. 25, along with general donations, raised $1,204. These funds will go to Haiti by way of the Institute of Grace, an organization that helps the poor and needy in Haiti.
Recycling Earned Money
Glen Mar participated in a printer cartridge recycling program for 12 years. During this time, more than 5,500 cartridges were dropped off earning over $12,000 for various ministries, including the choir and children's ministries.


Quick Links