More than 763 people attended Glen Mar Church's third annual Day of Service held on January 16, 2017 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), in partnership with Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, St. John Baptist Church, and Grace Chinese Christian Church. Together, participants packaged 40,800 meals, decorated about 40 dozen cookies, wrote over 700 letters, performed 42 health screenings, created 24 no-sew blankets, seamed 67 pillow cases, weaved 80 jump ropes, assembled 180 health kits, packaged 60 pony beads and string kits, made 112 fishing kits, assembled about 2,500 spiritual bracelets, sorted hundreds of donations at the Thrift Shop, collected a ton of nonperishable food items, and collected over 30 sets of hats, gloves, coats, blankets, and socks for the needy in Baltimore. Thank you to all who made this mission opportunity a success.

Information on Glen Mar's 2018 Day of Service will be posted on this website when it becomes available. If you have questions before then, contact the Day of Service team at

Here's what some of the participants at this year's Day of Service had to say about their experience:

When I was a kid, we often needed a little help from the local food bank. The Salvation Army provided our Thanksgiving meal several times. God bless Glen Mar for providing ways to give back and help our friends in need. It makes us closer to each other and grows our community. - Diane

This is my first year participating and what a joy to see God’s work in action! My Girl Scout troop enjoyed the activities, as they were all energetic and vibrant. I look forward to making this a tradition. - Nadia H.

We had a great time as a family doing something that will serve others. This is the second year we participated and our boys really enjoy making meals for people in need. Thank you for allowing the opportunity to serve! - The J. family

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