Monday, Jan. 20, 2020
(MLK Jr. Day)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Glen Mar Church

Our sixth annual Day of Service will be hosted by Glen Mar Church, Ames Memorial UMC, St. John Baptist Church, and Terps against Hunger. Join us for a day of family-oriented, short-term service opportunities. All ages are welcome. Come for one hour or come for the day!


What: Family friendly short-term service activities for ages 5 to 105 years old. Free childcare is available from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for 1 to 4-year old children.

Where: Glen Mar Church, 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043; Phone: 410.465.4995. Get Directions

Schedule: Orientation: 8:30 to 9 a.m., Activities: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closing: 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Cost and Registration: The event is FREE and open to the public. On-line registration will be available closer to the event. Walk-in registration on the day of the event is welcome from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On-site Free Lunch: Chili with or without meat, a grilled cheese sandwich, and a bottle of water. A free will donation may be made at the serving station.

Community Service Hours: Available upon request at the sign-in table.

Group Participation: If your business, organization, Church, Girl or Boy Scout Troop would like to attend or partner with us, please email us.

Help Out: If you would like to join our planning team, become an event partner or corporate sponsor, lead an activity, provide in-kind donations, provide pro bono services, or make a monetary donation, please email us.

Frequently Asked Questions: Please visit our FAQs page.

Contact Information: Contact us at, or call Anna Schwartz, Pastor for Community Life, at 410.465.4995 ext. 206.

Activities at Glen Mar Church

Children ages 5 and up: Packaging meals, decorating cookies, writing letters and drawing pictures, making no-sew blankets

Children ages 8 and up: Sewing pillowcases, making jump ropes, making fishing kits and pony bead kits, assembling health care kits, knitting items, making Tic-Tac-Toe kits and flannel Teddy Bears

Health Screen ages 16 and up: BMI and blood pressure screening, and pre-diabetes risk assessment.

Blood Drive ages 17 and up: The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive. Times, instructions on how to register on-line, and additional information will be posted later. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent in Maryland), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Come prepared by eating a light meal and drinking plenty of water. Bring a photo ID and the names of medications you are taking.

Collections: Non-perishable food, gently used coats, hats, socks, gloves, shoes, and blankets.

Off-site Activities (8th Grade and Up)

We will meet at Glen Mar Church at 8:30 a.m. in work clothes. Please bring a bag lunch and two bottles of water. Caravans will leave Glen Mar Church at 9 a.m. and return by 4 p.m. or earlier.