Glen Mar’s Turn at the Day Resource Center: Sat., May 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.
Journey Through Grief: Begins Thu., May 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Journey Through Grief is a six-week support group for those experiencing loss. Glen Mar's Minister for Congregational Care Marti Windram and Stephen Ministry Leader Sue Neal-Lyman will lead the group. It will be held Thursdays, May 30 through July 11 with no session on July 4. Contact with questions or to sign up.
Mission Team Training #3: Sat., June 1, 9 a.m.
All youth and adults participating in any summer mission trip this year should attend this final training. The importance of prayer will be discussed along with work crew assignments. Training for practical construction skills will be provided and mission T-shirts will be handed out. Participants are urged to bring final payments and paperwork. Contact D.C. Veale at with questions or paperwork need.
Forms Due by Sun., June 2 for Habitat for Humanity: Sat., June 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, to sign up. Ages 16 and up. Learn more.
Serve a Hot Breakfast to the Homeless in Baltimore: Sun., June 9, 7:15 a.m
Serve a hot breakfast to a homeless population at Manna House in Baltimore. Glen Mar’s team works on the second Sunday of the month. Leave the church at 7:15 a.m. and carpool to the site. Adults and youth 14 and older can participate. Contact Ellen Burns at 410.913.5772 or if interested.
Baptism Class: Sun., June 9, 11 a.m. - noon
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.
Safe Sanctuaries Training: Sun., June 9, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Glen Mar will offer another opportunity to receive Safe Sanctuaries training on Sun., June 9, 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.
Confirmation Service: Sun., June 9, 4 p.m.
Glen Mar will hold a Confirmation Service on Sun., June 9 at 4 p.m. in the Spirit Center. All are invited to this special service to welcome 26 young people into a life of discipleship.
Golf Classic: Mon., June 10, Registration and Light Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Participate in the 8th annual Glen Mar Golf Classic at Timbers at Troy. Registration and a light breakfast start at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy the fun and support Grassroots Crisis Intervention. This event was originally scheduled for May 13 but was postponed due to rain. Visit here to learn more. Questions? Email
Relay For Life: Sat., June 15, 4 - 10 p.m.
Glen Mar's Angels for a Cure will participate in Relay For Life of Catonsville held outside at the Community College of Catonsville (CCBC), 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville. The public is invited to this free event. Relay is an annual event to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise money for the American Cancer Society.

A free Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Reception will be held 6 to 7 p.m. during Relay in the Center for the Arts building. To attend the reception, register as a survivor at or RSVP to or 410-933-5183. The reception is sponsored by Charlestown Retirement Community.

Free Beijing Guitar Duo Concert: Tue., June 25, 7 p.m.
Glen Mar will hold the first of its two-part Summer Concert Series in the church's Spirit Center.

The Beijing Guitar Duo, composed of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, will perform. Su and Wang won international guitar competitions before they became adults, studied classical guitar with Chen Zhi (one of China’s most acclaimed professors), and formed the Beijing Guitar Duo in 2008 (with the encouragement of noted Cuban guitarist Manuel Barrueco) while pursuing advanced studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Refreshments will be served and child care for preschool-age children and younger will be provided.

Learn more.


Help Wanted

Teach Little Ones at Summer Sunday School
Glen Mar's school year teaching team takes a break during the summer months. Summer Sunday School starts the end of June. If you are an adult, responsible, on time and willing to follow a prepared lesson plan for preschoolers and/or kindergarteners, contact Margaret Lang to see how you an be part of this summer ministry.
Help with a Heavenly Project: Fri., June 14 and Sat., June 15
Volunteers from Glen Mar Church will help build 50 beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace on Fri., June 14 and Sat., June 15. Time-flexible people like retirees and college students will be needed on June 14. Volunteer service is open to everyone on June 15. It’s Father’s Day weekend so grab your Dad or Dads, your 12-year-old child and older to help kids in Howard County sleep in comfortable beds rather than on the floor.

There will probably be a signup for 4-hour shifts. Email your name to or sign up in The Gathering Place during services on May 25 and 26 and June 1 and 2.

See "Let's Make Dreams Come True" under Collections, Donations and Loaned Items below if you would like to donate money or bedding for this project.

Join Sisters in Song: Rehearse on Thu., June 6 and 13, 6 p.m.
Rehearsals for Sisters in Song are on Thursdays, June 6 and 13 at 6 p.m. in the choir room. Sisters in Song will sing on Sunday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. For more information contact
Volunteers Needed for Vacation Bible School
Glen Mar needs additional volunteers at Vacation Bible School's Session II, July 15 - 19, 9 a.m. - noon. We need an Imagination Station Leader who gives directions, sets up teams and wraps up the lessons for groups of 20 elementary-aged children. This station is indoors and the leader will have two or three youth helpers. Lessons are ready and include crafts, object lessons, science experiments, and a missions component. Also, Session II needs a Bible X-ploration Leader to teach the Bible story of the day through drama, experiments, and object lessons. This person will at times put on a costume and express their inner-actor self. Excellent lesson plans are ready for your special touch. Contact Margaret Lang
Choose Your Time to Help Baltimore Youth
Baltimore City youth are looking forward to your help whenever your schedule permits. Bring a middle school youth to a Glen Mar service or youth activity. Help an 18- or 19-year-old take next steps for education or a job - at a time you choose during the week. It's a familiar story - don't worry about your qualifications. God knows how to use your gifts in ministry. It's all about walking with youth on their journey and helping them choose a good path for the future. It works. Contact John Stapleton at 240.463.8620 or email


Collections, Donations, and Loaned Items

Vacation Bible School Will Treasure Your Trash
Please leave the following in bins downstairs marked VBS:

Clean, empty cans - 15 oz. or larger with the paper removed
Oatmeal or other round containers - all sizes empty with lids
Plastic grocery bags - brownish and tan only.

Let's Make Dreams Come True
Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a non-profit organization dedicated to building, assembling and delivering beds to children and families in need, plans to build 50 beds for local children on Fri., June 14 and Sat., June 15. Money and bedding are needed for this gargantuan, loving task. People can make financial donations and drop off bedding (and sign up to volunteer on June 14 and 15) in The Gathering Place during services on May 25 and 26 and June 1 and 2. Donation envelopes are also available on the literature rack located on the wall outside the Chapel. Place your donated money in the envelope and put in the collection plate during services or in the dropbox in The Gathering Place.
Grassroots Has Needs All Year
Grassroots Shelter and the Day Resource Center are always in need of essential items such as toiletries, non-perishable food or new or slight used clothing and bedding. Blue shopping lists with specific seasonal needs are updated and available in The Gathering Place kiosk, Welcome Center and near the collection bin on the lower level.
You Can Focus Your Gift Card Proceeds
When purchasing gift cards, check the "Focus Ministry" box on the order form so the proceeds will go to that season's designated ministry. From now through the end of June the focus ministry is Mission Trip Scholarships.


Ministry Updates

Glen Mar Showered the Columbia Pregnancy Center with Gifts
The Columbia Pregnancy Center is much better stocked with diapers, bottles, sleepers and other items to support new parents, thanks to Glen Mar’s United Methodist Women’s Baby Shower held on May 4. A conservative estimate of the donations and value of the gifts that will be presented to the Columbia Pregnancy Center from this fundraiser is $4,520.

The Columbia Pregnancy Center is a nonprofit organization that offers services to women and families before, during and after the birth of their babies. It is supported solely by the contributions of individuals and organizations.

We Served our Friends in Baltimore
A small but highly energetic volunteer crew from Glen Mar Church traveled to Manna House in Baltimore on Apr. 6. Their mission was to repair a fence in Manna House's parking lot so workers and volunteers would feel safer and to prevent the community from taking a short cut.

For 50 years, Manna House has been serving the poor, down-on-their-luck and homeless in Baltimore nutritious breakfasts and connecting folks to services they need with the goal of improving their circumstances. On the second Saturday of every month Glen Mar serves breakfast at Manna House.

Even though Manna House is a small facility, it is a bright sign of hope for the people in this community. Manna House is in the process of renovating and doubling its facilities to help accommodate the tremendous need.

View a photo of some Glen Mar volunteers repairing the fence in Manna House's parking lot..

Glen Mar Members Supported the Faith Community
Members of Glen Mar Church attended the community-wide solidarity event at the Dar Al-Taqwa Islamic Center in Ellicott City on March 17 in the wake of the horrific mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand.

Members of Glen Mar Church also attended the Holocaust Commemoration Service: From Kristallnacht to Tree of Life, Uniting Against Hate held at Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia on May 1. This event was sponsored by the Howard County Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Howard County.

Event Seasoned With Love
Eleven area congregations proved that they have superb fundraising prowess along with tasty chili-making abilities at the "Hotter Than Thou" Chili Cook-off held April 7 in the Great Room at Savage Mill. While Glen Mar did not walk away with the coveted Golden Ladle (that award went to First Presbyterian Church of Howard County), Glen Mar raised $485 and took home the Most Spirited Team and Best Meat Chili honors.

The biggest winner was Bridges to Housing Stability, the recipient of $30,026 raised at the event. This organization helps Howard County residents experiencing homelessness or housing instability obtain stable, permanent housing.


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