Glen Mar’s Turn at the Day Resource Center: Sat., July 27, 11:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
One of 50 churches supporting this Grassroots outreach, Glen Mar provides lunch the 4th Saturday of every month. To contribute to the potluck menu or help serve on site, RSVP here.
Quantico Marine Corps Brass Band and Jazz Combo: Thu., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
Glen Mar Church will hold the second of its two-part Summer Concert Series when the Quantico Marine Corps Brass Band and Jazz Combo perform. This free event will be held in our church's Spirit Center.

Refreshments will be served and child care for preschool-age children and younger will be provided.

Click here for more information.

Forms Due by Sun., Aug. 4 for Habitat for Humanity: Sat., Aug. 10
Come build dreams with us! This ministry is normally held the second Saturday of every month except this year it will be held Nov. 16 instead of Nov. 9. Meet at Glen Mar in the morning to carpool. Times vary, and will be announced right before the workday. Forms and sign up are due the Sunday prior to the work day. Contact Adrienne Taylor, habitat@glenmarumc.org to sign up. Ages 16 and up. Learn more.
Serve a Hot Breakfast to the Homeless in Baltimore: Sun., Aug. 11, 7:15 a.m
Serve a hot breakfast to a homeless population at Manna House in Baltimore. Glen Mar’s team works on the second Sunday of the month. Leave the church at 7:15 a.m. and carpool to the site. Adults and youth 14 and older can participate. Contact Ellen Burns at 410.913.5772 or mannahouse@glenmarumc.org if interested.
Safe Sanctuaries: Sun., Aug. 11, a.m
Adults and children working with children or vulnerable adults this summer or in the fall must have up-to-date and complete Safe Sanctuaries training. The training will be in Room 121. Click here for more information and additional Safe Sanctuaries training times.
College Bible Study: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Recent high school graduates and college students are invited to study Philippians. Contact Sean.Danaher@glenmarumc.org for more information.

 

Help Wanted

Make It Your Mission to Help With Gift Cards
Are you looking for a way to get involved in Glen Mar programs, but do not have a lot of time available in your busy schedule? Consider helping to sell gift cards after services on Sundays. You are already at church (no special trips) and only 30 minutes are needed a couple of Sundays a month. If interested in helping to sustain this important mission ministry, stop by the gift card table on Sunday morning or call Steve Hutton at 410.459.3021.
No Strings Choir Rehearsals: Thu. July 25 and Aug. 22, 7 - 8 p.m.
The No Strings Choir will rehearse on Thu., July 25 and Aug. 22, 7 - 8 p.m., in the Choir Room. This choir will perform on Sun., July 28 and/or Aug. 25 at the 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. services.
Be Part of Our College and Career Prep
Be the bridge to opportunity for one of our youth in Baltimore on Tuesday evenings or other times that work for you. Join us and bring the unique abilities that God gave you. It works. Contact John Stapleton at 240.463.8620 or email collegeprep@glenmarumc.org.
Hosts Needed for College Dinner and a Movie
Hosts are needed for the annual series which meets on Tuesdays 6:30 to 10 p.m. Hosts provide a simple dinner for 10 to 15 people, a TV and a DVD player. Guests bring $5 each to offset the meal cost. Dates needed are July 29 and 30; and Aug. 6. Contact dc.veale@glenmarumc.org.
Serve at Funerals and Memorial Services
When a loved one dies, those who serve as reception coordinators, helpers ushers, and greeters bring God's love, peace and comfort during a difficult time. Many servants are needed to assist the staff with crucial elements of the funeral services. Help is needed for reception set-up, food preparation, serving, and clean-up. When a service or reception occurs, an email request is sent and volunteers respond as their schedules allow. Contact Nancy Pirritano if interested.

 

Collections, Donations, and Loaned Items

An Easy Way to Help Youth
If have have a Staples account and buy ink there, you can help provide supplies for youth programs through the ink cartridge recycling programs. For details, contact Fayette Stewart at 573.578.2412.
Grassroots Has Needs All Year
Grassroots Shelter and the Day Resource Center are always in need of essential items such as toiletries, non-perishable food or new or slight used clothing and bedding. Blue shopping lists with specific seasonal needs are updated and available in The Gathering Place kiosk, Welcome Center and near the collection bin on the lower level.
You Can Focus Your Gift Card Proceeds
When purchasing gift cards, check the "Focus Ministry" box on the order form so the proceeds will go to that season's designated ministry. From now through the end of June the focus ministry is Mission Trip Scholarships.

 

Ministry Updates

The Message of God's Presence Roared Throughout VBS
In two Vacation Bible School sessions held July 8-12 and July 15-19, more than 400 children explored the Bible book Exodus and learned that God is with them at all times, including when they feel like they're in the wilderness. This year’s theme was “Roar! Life is Wild and God is Good.” The fun, educational, and inspiring sessions designed to bring children closer to God were made possible by 115 youth and adult volunteers.
The Spirit of Christmas Came Alive in July
Glen Mar parishioners showed that Christmas, or at least the Christmas spirit, can come in July. We donated gift cards totaling $2,005 to Bridges to Housing Stability during recent Spotlight Ministries. These gift cards will help struggling people meet emergency needs such as food, gas, and back-to-school supplies. Bridges to Housing Stability is a non-profit corporation that provides a path to self-sufficiency to prevent and end homelessness through affordable housing solutions and advocacy.
Glen Mar Church Makes Major Strides to Help Local Children
Although mission trips present wonderful opportunities to use construction skills to improve folks’ lives, some people return home wanting more chances to serve. And many can’t enjoy the luxury of taking off for a week to help others. Glen Mar has another local avenue that achieves that similar goal. It was on full display on June 15. That’s when our church took a lead role in the Howard County’s chapter of the non-profit Sleep in Heavenly Peace’s National Build Day by providing about half of the financial support to obtain wood, mattresses and bedding, and supplying about two-thirds of the 70 volunteers needed to construct 52 beds for local children in need.

Though the Howard County chapter of SHP was established only last October, Glen Mar assembled volunteer crews and supplies to make 20 beds at our church’s MLK Day of Service on Jan. 21 and helped construct another 32 beds on March 30. Combined with National Build Day's work, Glen Mar has taken a major role in furnishing supplies and constructing 104 beds.

If you know of a parent who has to put their child to sleep on the floor, contact www.shpbeds.org.request-bed to request a free complete bed setup. Let them know that someone cares. Though requested beds might not appear overnight, families can take comfort in knowing that Glen Mar will do its best to see that the Howard County chapter of SHP has the materials and crews it needs so that parents’ dreams of children enjoying comfortable, warm places to sleep come true. We’re supporting the national charity’s motto, “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town.”

To request information, email SHP@glenmarumc.org.

No Strings Were Attached to Hear Beijing Guitar Duo
There is no need to go to an expensive concert to listen to world-renowned musicians. You only needed to attend the first event in Glen Mar’s Summer Concert Series to hear the world-renowned Beijing Guitar Duo play classical, Chinese and tango music in our Spirit Center on June 25. Admission was totally affordable - it was free. So were the refreshments the church provided after the duo’s performance.

More than 200 people took advantage of this opportunity, and they were not disappointed. The twosome performed difficult musical pieces flawlessly, received rave reviews, and got a standing ovation. The second event in the Summer Concert Series will feature the Quantico Marine Corps Brass Band and Jazz Combo on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. It too is free.

We Provided Grassroots Support
Thanks to Glen Mar Church’s efforts during the last few months, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center is better prepared to provide 24-hour crisis intervention, suicide prevention, shelter and outreach services to individuals and families experiencing a personal, situational, mental health, or shelter crisis.

As it has in years past, this church partnered with Bethany United Methodist Church to sponsor a Silent Auction held during Soup’r Sundae on March 17. Then the annual Glen Mar Golf Classic got into full swing on June 10 (after a rain delay on May 13). Together these two events brought in $43,000 for Grassroots.

 

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