Dear Glen Mar friends,
Happy new year! 2020 is here, and I'm grateful for a God that is always doing a "new thing," and the chance to begin a new year with you. This year, 2020, seems like a good year to talk about vision (20-20, lol), and as I've shared, we've discerned that God is calling Glen Mar to connect with our community and with each other in deeper ways. Radical, generous hospitality, reflecting the radical, generous, hospitality of Christ, directed to the people in our community, the people God sends to us as guests, and the people God has already sent. This year, we'll have many opportunities for folks to join small groups and Bible studies, and teams of folks working on how to be even more radical and caring to our community and to our guests.
Half our Christmas Eve offering will go to our Day of Service and to local schools, and our college and career prep program - and as I type this on New Year's Day, I don't have the figures yet, but watch this space for the ways Glen Mar is saying to those schools, "We see you, we know your name, you matter."
I'd love to have a Glen Mar person or two join the PTA's of our schools, so that our church could remain connected to those families in a powerful way. Here's a list of schools we would love to join. Are these schools in your neighborhood? Do you have time to go to a monthly PTA meeting? Let me know.
Steven's Forest Elementary
Phelps Luck Elementary
Oakland Mills Middle School
Ellicott Mills Middle School
Howard High School
See you in church, where we will consider some 2020 "Resolutions" - about how to follow Christ more closely, and serve Christ more faithfully, and grow in Christ more deeply.
Love in Christ,