Whether you are new to Glen Mar or seeking out ways to grow in your faith, we have a number of group options to choose from. Opportunities range from drop-in studies on Sunday mornings to ongoing groups of people who challenge and encourage growth over the years. A men's group meets monthly for presentations and discussions on men-centered topics. We also have social groups whose focus is on fellowship, service, or mutual interests, such as bowling or knitting.

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*Growth Groups are small groups where Jesus Followers can grow with God, grow individually, grow with others in group, and grow with others in community.

View the Adult Growth Groups List to find the right group for you. Contact information for each group leader is provided.

If you would like assistance in finding a group, or if you are interested in leading or hosting a new growth group, contact Pastor Anna Schwartz, Pastor for Community Life, by email at anna.schwartz@glenmarumc.org or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext. 206.

To add your group to the list, or update your group's information, contact growthgroups@glenmarumc.org.

Group Resource Center

Visit our List of Resources for Groups page for a sortable, filterable list of Christian studies, books, reference materials, and movies that can be borrowed. Get more information about our Group Resource Center here.

Church-Wide Studies

Periodically, Glen Mar offers short-term church-wide studies. Those who are interested in participating are placed into new or existing growth groups for the duration of the study.

Fall 2019 Church-wide Study: "Creating" module of the Covenant Bible Study

Glen Mar will begin an 8-week Churchwide Bible Study the week of Sep. 22, 2019. The study will be the "Creating" module of the Covenant Bible Series. The Creating module examines how the covenant community is created and established. It discusses the story of our origins in Genesis, the Exodus narrative, the teachings of Moses, the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, as well as other books from each Testament that focus on the foundation of Christian faith. In doing so, it lays out the framework for a life lived in concert with God and others.

Sign-ups begin the weekend of Sep. 7 in the Gathering Place and will continue through Sep. 15. Learn more here.

Sunday School

The Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays in Room 144. Contact John Nupp at adultsundayschool@glenmarumc.org to learn more and to get an up-to-date class schedule.

Beginnings

Curious...About the Bible? About Christianity? About United Methodism? Wondering what’s next for you?

Check out Beginnings. Three short-term small group experiences. Everyone is welcome. No pressure, no risk, no homework. Groups are starting this fall. Sign up in the Gathering Place.

Men's Ministries

TGIW "Thank God It's Wednesday" Men's Group:
This group meets monthly on the second Wednesdays, from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. for food, fellowship, a lecture from a guest speaker, and discussion on men-centered topics. Topic and speaker varies each month. This is an open group and all are welcome to join, but RSVP is required so that they have enough food to prepare. NOTE: Dates may occasionally vary due to holidays and summer schedule (no meeting in July or August 2019). View Schedule and RSVP here.

There are also several Growth Groups geared toward men. Look for groups whose Audience is "men" in the Adult Growth Groups List.

Women's Ministries

United Methodist Women:
Glen Mar has started up a chapter of the United Methodist Women, the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Learn more.

There are also several Growth Groups that are geared toward women. Search the Adult Growth Groups List, entering the keyword "women" in the Search bar.

Social Groups

View the Social Groups List to find one that matches your interest. Contact information for each group leader is included.

If you are interested in leading or hosting a new social group, contact Pastor Anna Schwartz, Pastor for Community Life, by email at anna.schwartz@glenmarumc.org or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext. 206.

To add your group to the list, contact Pastor Anna Schwartz, Pastor for Community Life, by email at anna.schwartz@glenmarumc.org or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext. 206.

*Note: Growth Groups were formerly known as Small Groups.