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 with whom we work.

Wish Upon a Star 2020

The Glen Mar Wish Upon A Star mission project, which started over 30 years ago at, will once again take place during November 2020. 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.

We will continue to support families sponsored by Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, Eva Johnson Foundation, the Howard County Public School System, and the Baltimore Campus of the Board of Child Care of the United Methodist Church. We will also provide gift cards for families identified by the Judy Center of Howard County, HopeWorks and the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.

How to Give

Stars will not be issued this year. You will be able to sign up for gifts and gift cards on SignUpGenius.

Sign Up

Details concerning access to SignUpGenius and options for ordering and paying for gift cards will be furnished in early November.

Return Gifts and Gift Cards by Sun. Dec. 6 at Noon

All gift items must be new. PLEASE DO NOT WRAP GIFTS. The recipients will do this.

Due to the time-sensitive nature of this outreach ministry, it is imperative that all gifts and gift cards are returned to the church no later than noon on Sun., Dec. 6. Gifts and gift cards may be dropped off in Glen Mar’s lower parking lot between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Nov. 21-22, Nov. 28-29, and Dec. 5-6.

Our prayers and thanks go to all who participate in this ministry. For those who cannot participate, we ask that you pray for the "Wish Upon A Star" families and Glen Mar, as together with Christ, we continue to reach out and make a difference.


Please contact Mary McKay or Phil Enstice at