Glen Mar’s Turn at the Day Resource Center: Sat., Aug. 25, 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
Forms Due by Sun., Sep. 2 for Habitat for Humanity: Sat., Sep. 8
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.
Bowling, Fun and Fellowship: Starts Friday. Sep. 7, 6:45 p.m.
The Glen Mar Bowling League bowls at Normandy Lanes. For more information, call Jamie Grace at 443.320.3403.
Sunday Morning Children's Programs Kick Off: Sun., Sep. 9
Children ages preschool through fifth grade kick off the new school year Sep. 9 during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. Classes will move up a grade. Kindergarten and younger are on the main floor in the Early Learning Center wing and elementary-age children are downstairs in the Kids' Wing.
Lunch with the Pastors: Sun., Sep. 9, 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, laura.dreibelbis@glenmarumc.org
Fall Kick-Off Picnic: Sun., Sep. 9, 5 p.m.
The Fall Kick-Off Picnic is for families with children and youth in preschool through high school. It will be lots of fun and a good opportunity to hear about family activities planned for the coming year. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served. Bring a side dish to share.

 

Help Wanted

Be a Part of College and Career Prep
The College and Career Prep Program is a year-round partnership ministry to improve the futures of children and young adults in Baltimore. Volunteers, who range in age from teenagers to retirees, open doors by tutoring and building relationships with young people. The group meets at Little Flowers, 1526 N. Freemont Avenue in Baltimore each Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Off-street parking is available. Opportunities are also available for volunteers who cannot participate on Tuesdays. For more information, call John Stapleton at 240-463-8620.
Good Listeners Needed to be Stephen Ministers: Training begins Sat., Sep. 29
Stephen Ministry is one-to-one Christian ministry by a trained, caring friend. Did God give you the spiritual gift of caring? Are you a good listener? Join Glen Mar's next class of Stephen Ministers. Training begins Sept. 29. For more information, contact a pastor or email Marti Windram Marti.Windram@glenmarumc.org or email Stephen.Ministry@glenmarumc.org or call 410.799.4028.
Editing Assistance Sought
Assistance is needed editing The Messenger once a quarter. Contact Laura Dreibelbis, laura.dreibelbis@glenmarumc.org.
Join Dancing Needles: Begins Thu., Sep. 13
Dancing Needles is a group that knits and crochets prayer shawls, scarves, and baby blankets for those in need. Dancing Needles meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month in Room 144. Patterns and guidelines are available to those who would like to work at home. Contact Lois Hildebrand or call 410.465.0756.
Sing in Men's Choir
Sing in the Men's Choir on Sun., Sep. 9 at both 8 and 9:30 a.m. services. Two rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesdays, Aug. 29 and Sep. 5, 7 to 8 p.m., in the Choir Room. All men are welcome.
No Strings Choir Opportunity This Summer
Anyone interested in singing in the No Strings Choir on Sun., Aug. 26 at 8 and 9:30 a.m., should attend a one-hour rehearsal on Thu., Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. in the choir room. Questions? Contact Sophie Hong, Sophie.Hong@glenmarumc.org or 410.465.4995 ext. 209.
Audition for Youth Orchestra
New members are welcome to audition for the Youth Orchestra. Attend one rehearsal and play in worship one weekend. There is no weekly schedule commitment. The first rehearsal is Sep. 9 and the group will perform music in worship on Sep. 16. Musicians need to have played their instrument for several years, be able to read music, and know intermediate theory. For more information, email Ellen Dan or youthorchestra@glenmarumc.org or call 410.465.4995 ext. 209

 

Collections & Donations

Help With School Supplies
During August, Glen Mar will collect school supplies which will be distributed to children in need through our friends at Ames Memorial United Methodist Church in Baltimore. Drop off school supplies, book bags or both in the marked bin located upstairs in the Gathering Place. To supply a preschooler through third grader, purchase a book bag, pack of pencils, 2 composition notebooks, ruler, index cards, 2 folders, and crayons. Each 4th through 7th grader will need a book bag, pencils, 2 composition notebooks, ruler, index cards, 2 folders, a binder, and a calculator. A complete set of supplies for 8th through 12th graders includes a book bag, packs of pencils, 1 composition notebook, 2 spiral notebooks, a protractor, 2 folders, a binder, and a calculator.
Share Your Memories of Glen Mar
A small group of project planners, vision-ers, and historians are collecting memories of events, activities, and characteristics of Glen Mar, especially those before 2010 for a project advised by the Trustees. The most memorable of the offerings will form the framework for a story about Glen Mar and its continuing work Praising God, Growing Disciples and Serving the World. Please share 1 to 5 significant memories from 1954 with Barb Julian, Barb.Julian@glenmarumc.org. Include why these memories are important to you and/or the church's development, although the written portion does not have to be long. Photos are also welcome.
Spice Up Walk to Bethlehem
Repurpose your "oldish" spices in this year's Walk to Bethlehem marketplace. Drop off items in the Walk to Bethlehem bin downstairs. The 2018 Walk to Bethlehem will be held Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2.
Attention Staples Shoppers
If you purchase ink at Staples, you can help the Children's Ministries by allowing others to recycle printer cartridges under your account. Simply purchase $30 of ink every six months and provide the monthly $20 Staples certificates you receive via email to Margaret Lang, Margaret.Lang@glenmarumc.org or Van Beall. The actual recycling will be handled by others.
Honor Loved Ones or a Special Occasion
Those who would like to honor a loved one or a special occasion are invited to sponsor one or two altar flower arrangements each weekend. Sign up for an available weekend (two per weekend) on the altar flower chart, then complete an envelope (available in the Gathering Place) with sponsorship information. Cost is $40 per arrangement. Sponsors can contact The Flower Basket at 410.465.5588 to customize their arrangements if they wish.
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

We Sent Helping Hands to Baltimore
Forty-two youth and adults served 14 different ministry projects in Baltimore July 23-27. The organizations they served include Manna House Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Board of Child Care, The Samaritan Women, Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.
Vacation Bible School Touched Many Lives
More than 400 children attended one of two week-long Vacation Bible School sessions at Glen Mar in July. With the theme Shipwrecked, children learned about Jesus' love through games, crafts, and science projects.
Youth and Adults Make Constructive Contributions in Hurley, VA
This summer, Glen Mar sent adults and youth in eighth grade and above to two mission trips to Hurley, VA, an impoverished Appalachian community. The relationships the youth and adults built were as important as the porches, bathrooms, and roofs that they constructed.

 

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