Out of an abundance of caution, with careful consideration for the well-being of our congregation and of the communities we plan to visit, Glen Mar's Mission Board has decided to cancel the following mission trips:
Tarboro, NC (May 31-June 6)
Hurley 1 (June 28-July 4)
Hurley 2 (July 5-11)
Baltimore (July 23-31)
For those who have already made deposits toward mission trips, the following options are available:
1) You may donate a portion of your mission trip deposit to the Mission Board to be distributed to host organizations and local needs.
2) You may request a refund.
To move forward with any of these actions, email Sean Danaher.
Although we may not be able to be present in Tarboro, NC, Hurley, VA, or Baltimore this summer, Glen Mar is committed to ministering to our friends and neighbors in these communities. As we communicate with our contacts in Tarboro, Hurley and Baltimore we are discerning how we might be able to serve them. We will be keeping you up to date with every opportunity to serve these communities that we love.
In the meantime, however, there is great need all around us. Glen Mar's Mission Board is working together with our partner organizations to extend the love of Christ through service even at this time. As needs arise in our community, we want to mobilize volunteers swiftly and safely. In order to do that, we're making Mission Ministry Participation forms available on Glen Mar's website. As we await the go-ahead to do the in-person work of mission ministry, you can do your part by completing the forms found on this website page.
"In person" Safe Sanctuaries trainings will also be taking place via ZOOM in the following months. Look for updates on Current Happenings.
Throughout the history of the Church, Jesus followers have endured many hardships to love and serve the least, the last, and the lost. In fact, many New Testament writers describe hardship as a unique opportunity to know and love God more deeply. As we endure this present hardship, we join the saints who have gone before us, rising to the call of living faithfully in this moment... for Our Growth, Others' Good, and God's Glory. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, Jesus has overcome the world!