Monday, January 21, 2019day of service logo
(MLK Jr. Day)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Glen Mar Church

Our fifth annual Day of Service will be hosted by Glen Mar Church, Ames Memorial UMC and St. John Baptist Church. Join us for a day of family-oriented, short-term service opportunities. All ages are welcome. Come for one hour or come for the day!

Cost: The event is FREE and open to the public.

What: Family friendly short-term service activities for ages 5 to 105 years old. Free childcare is available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 1 to 4-year olds.

Where: Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043; Phone: 410.465.4995. Get Directions

Schedule: Orientation: 8:30 to 9 a.m., Activities: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closing: 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Lunch: Pizza and bottled water can be ordered at the sign-in table for $5.00.

Community Service Hours: Available upon request at the sign-in table.

Group Participation: If your business, organization, Church, Girl or Boy Scout Troop would like to attend or partner with us, please email us at

Activities at Glen Mar Church

Children ages 5 and up: Packaging meals, decorating cookies, writing letters and drawing pictures, making spiritual bracelets

Children ages 8 and up: Sewing pillowcases, making jump ropes, making fishing kits and pony bead kits, assembling health care kits, knitting items, making Tic-Tac-Toe kits and flannel Teddy Bears

Health Screen ages 16 and up: BMI and blood pressure screening, and pre-diabetes risk assessment

Collections: Non-perishable food, gently used coats, hats, socks, gloves, shoes, and blankets.

Off-site Activities (8th Grade and Up)

We will meet at Glen Mar Church at 8:30 a.m. in work clothes. Please bring a bag lunch and two bottles of water. Caravans will leave Glen Mar Church at 9 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. or earlier.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is Glen Mar’s Day of Service held in all types of weather?
If there is inclement weather on the Day of Service, please check our website before coming to Glen Mar. A pop-up announcement will appear on our website by 6 a.m. with details of any closings and delayed openings for the church. A delayed opening means that the church will open at 10 a.m. If a delayed opening is in effect and conditions worsen, we will post a revised announcement by 8:30 a.m. One or more planned activities may be canceled due to inclement weather if activity leaders are unable to attend.
Do I have to come at the beginning of the day or can I arrive later?
You can come any time between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. if you want to be part of activities on-site at Glen Mar Church, but if you want to participate in off-site activities it is best to be at Glen Mar Church at 8:30 a.m. so you can select an off-site activity and drive to the site with your work crew at 9 a.m.
What do I need to bring to the Day of Service?
Wear appropriate clothes, and bring along a drink or two and a bag lunch. If you are staying at Glen Mar Church, you can order lunch for $5.00. Lunch is a couple slices of pizza and a bottle of water. We will be collecting non-perishable food items, as well as coats, hats, socks, gloves, blankets, and gently used shoes (all ages/sizes).
Will I have to wait in line?
Some activities will be filled from time to time, so just select another activity and check back in 20 minutes.
How long does it take to complete a Day of Service workshop?
Workshops vary in length, some lasting one hour and others longer. We will assist you in joining a workshop whenever you arrive.
What is your contact information?
Email us at, or call D.C. Veale, Minister for Missions Coordination, at 410.465.4995 ext. 205.