Caring Ministries

Hospital Visitors
These members of the Glen Mar community have committed to pray with those who are anticipating surgery, to be available to make hospital visits, and to be in touch with members of the congregation who have shared a prayer concern. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or
Ministry to the Homebound (Communion)
These volunteers deliver Communion once a month to the homebound. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or
Parish Nurse
Blood pressure screening and brief health consultations are available on the third Sunday of each month before each worship service. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or
Helping Hands (Meals and Transportation)
Members of the Glen Mar community reach out to each other with tangible expressions of God's love and care as they take meals and offer rides to those who are recovering from surgery, who are grieving, or who are experiencing other life events. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or
Stork Bites (Minister to New Parents)
These volunteers provides meals and connection for new parents. Contact
Dancing Needles (Prayer Shawls)
Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting or would you like to learn? We need you in our prayer shawl group. The group is also making baby blankets and scarves. We meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month (from Sep. 10, 2019 to May 28, 2020) at 3:00 p.m. in Room 144 to knit, crochet, and share together. Meetings will Prayer shawls are given to those in hospital and those in need of special care as a reminder that others care and are praying for them.

If you know of someone you think may appreciate a prayer shawl/baby blanket or just want information, contact or call 410.465.0756.

We are very grateful for the many donations of yarn we have received for our projects. They are always welcome.

If you cannot come to meetings and would like to contribute shawls, etc. we can provide you with patterns and/or guidelines for shawls and baby blankets.

Memorial Luncheons
When a loved-one dies, those who serve as reception coordinators and helpers, ushers, and greeters bring God's love, peace, and comfort during a difficult time. Many servants are needed to assist the staff with these crucial elements of funeral services. Help is needed for reception set-up, food preparation, serving, and clean-up, and volunteers are welcome to participate as much as individual schedules allow. When a service and/or reception occurs, an email request is sent and you can respond as you are able. Please consider these important ministries. Contact:
You've Got Mail (College Care Package Ministry)
The team assembles and sends care packages to college youth four times throughout the school year. If you have a college student, either away at college or living at home, that you would like to add to the list, please contact and include your student’s name and school address. Volunteers are welcome to assemble packages, and snack/candy contributions are greatly appreciated.

Be sure to check the Current Happenings page or weekly bulletin announcements for information about assembly meetings.

Prayer Ministries

Prayer Chain
Over 35 prayer warriors have committed to regular prayer for those who submit a prayer request. To have your prayer request placed before the Prayer Chain, click here.
Prayer Card Ministry
This group of Caring Ministers has committed to sending a card to each regular attendee and member of Glen Mar over the course of a year. Individuals also send cards to those who are ill, in the hospital, are welcoming a new baby, have experienced the loss of a loved one, or who are celebrating a significant life event like a birthday or anniversary.
Circle Makers
This group meets regularly to pray for the needs of the church, to send off a mission team, and for individuals who request private prayer.

Support Groups

As needs arise, support groups for those who are journeying through grief, combating illness, going through divorce or separation, caring for family members, or experiencing any of life's challenges may be formed.

Grief Support Group

A short-term study is held each summer for those journeying through grief. Check our Current Happenings page for details.

Form a New Support Group

To form a new support group, contact Minister for Congregational Care at 410.465.4995, x218, or

Feeling called to serve?

Caring Ministry training occurs once a year, equipping those who are called to serve those in need. Spiritual Gifts, the Art of Listening, Compassion and Empathy, Prayer and Healing, and Setting Healthy Boundaries are topics to explore. Contact Marti Windram, Minister for Congregational Care, at 410.465.4995, x218, or Information about training sessions will also be listed on our Current Happenings page.