Glen Mar's Wish Upon a Star Ministry is an annual program that provides Christmas gifts and donations of gift certificates for clothing, shoes and food to families in need living in our area. The families remain anonymous to Glen Mar, but have gone through the selection process of the agencies we work with. Sign ups and collections of new donated items take place in November through the beginning of December in the Gathering Place on Sundays between services.

This mission was started over 25 years ago. We, here at Glen Mar, are truly blessed with many resources. Our continued commitment to reach out and help those in need is a blessing for each of us.

Wish Upon a Star 2018 Recap

For Christmas 2018, we assisted approximately 30 families with clothing, food, and toys. We worked with Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, the Eva Johnson Foundation, the Judy Center of Howard County, the Howard County Public School System, and UMC Board of Child Care, and HopeWorks of Howard County. We also provided gift cards for families identified by the Grassroots Homeless Shelter as well as for soldiers stationed at Ft. Meade who were not be able to be with their families over the holidays.

Thank you to all who participated in this ministry! Information about the 2019 Wish Upon A Star ministry will be available late fall.

Learn more

To learn more about this ministry, please email our ministry coordinator, Phil Enstice at 410.465.0265 or