Online Programs during COVID-19 Closings
While the building is closed, programs for youth continue online. High school Rooted is meeting by Zoom at 5 p.m. on Sundays and middle school Fuse is meeting by Zoom at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Youth are also meeting occasionally for special events and short-term small groups. Look for information coming soon about Confirmation Class in the fall.
Don't miss out - sign up for one of the Youth Newsletters or contact Jen Rowell or Sean Danaher to get all the details.
Sunday Mornings (September - June)
Sunday morning programs for youth in grades 6 through 12 meet at 9:30 a.m. in Youth Wing classrooms.
Fuse, for 6th and 7th grade youth, is an interactive exploration of how faith and life come together.
Confirmation Class: Youth in 8th grade, along with older youth who have not yet been confirmed, learn all about being a Christian and a United Methodist and experience different ways to serve, grow, and worship in Christian community.
Rooted is a dynamic, large-group experience connecting high school youth to one another and to God.
Youth events for fellowship, service, and spiritual growth occur throughout the year. Examples include retreats, outings, game nights, and service projects.
Middle school youth can join periodic short-term small groups during the year to dig deeper into their faith or connect in new ways.
High school youth meet in small groups throughout the year to hang out and discuss the Bible, life, and following Jesus.
There are several ongoing musical opportunities for youth. Check out our Youth & Children's Music page, Contemporary Music Teams page, and Handbell Choirs page for details. In addition, there are short-term Seasonal Music Opportunities such as our Christmas musical production.
To learn more about our youth programs contact:
Sean Danaher, Minister for Youth and Youth Adults, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext 268
Jen Rowell, Minister for Middle School Youth, at email@example.com or by phone at 410.465.4995, ext 214.
Serve in Youth Ministry
Studies have shown that intergenerational relationships are a major part of helping our young people develop a long-lasting faith. There are numerous roles for adults in Glen Mar's youth ministry, including teachers, small group leaders, mission trip crew leaders, Confirmation mentors (Friends in Faith), drivers, retreat chaperones and hosts for summer activities.
All adults assisting with Glen Mar's youth ministry are required to complete Safe Sanctuaries training. You can find out more about Safe Sanctuaries here. If you are interested in serving with youth at Glen Mar, contact Sean Danaher (Senior High), firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jen Rowell (Middle School), email@example.com.