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Glen Mar is involved in various mission activities in nearby downtown Baltimore. Check out the list below to see how you can get involved.
Ames Memorial UMC Partnership
Glen Mar Church has a wonderful partnership relationship with Ames Memorial United Methodist Church, located in the Sandtown community of Baltimore City. Together, we serve that community through various mission activities and ministries throughout the year. Learn more.
Board of Child Care
Board of Child Care is the Baltimore-Washington Conference ministry for at-risk youth, which provides residential and group home services, foster care, and outpatient mental health treatment. Glen Mar partners with the Board of Child Care by providing donations and volunteers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
College & Career Prep Ministry
The College & Career Prep Ministry is a partnership ministry of Glen Mar Church offering networking, tutoring, and mentoring for our youth of all ages in the Sandtown and South Baltimore area neighborhoods of Baltimore City, Maryland. We want them to take advantage of all of the talents that God has given them. Volunteers meet with students each Tuesday during the evening at Little Flowers Early Childhood Development Center in downtown Baltimore. Learn more.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity helps build simple, decent housing for low-income families. Glen Mar volunteers work with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake in Baltimore. Second Saturdays. Learn more.
Manna House Soup Kitchen
Manna House Soup Kitchen is a welcoming setting where the poor and homeless can enjoy a nutritious breakfast 7 days a week. Their reliable 365 days/year hot breakfast program serves more than 60,000 meals a year, primarily to the homeless in Midtown Baltimore City. The program is made possible, in part, by a creative system of individual, church- and business-based volunteers who feel a moral imperative to help their neighbors in need.
After breakfast, the homeless can stay in-doors in the Day Center and may meet with case managers whose services can help them with their difficult circumstances. Shelter, hunger, poor physical and mental health, job loss and fears of being vulnerable to violence and arrest are immediate worries. Unaffordable housing, domestic violence, mental illness, aging out of foster care, addiction and foreclosure are the heartrending events that bring clients to Manna House.
Volunteer: Glen Mar’s team of 3-5 volunteers works on the second Sunday of the month. People are needed to serve food, make coffee, cut and serve dessert and keep a headcount. Leave the church at 7:15 a.m. and carpool to the site, or meet at Manna House at 7:45 a.m. By 10:15am volunteers are done and can easily make it back to church for the 11 a.m. service. Contact: Ellen Burns, email@example.com.
Other Baltimore Ministries
Glen Mar occasionally partners with several other organizations downtown, such as The Samaritan Women, Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center, and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.
Little Flowers Early Childhood Development Center
Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center's mission is to provide low-income children and families in the community with quality childcare services through comprehensive early learning and intervention programs, including before-school, after-school and weekend enrichment programs. The focus is on providing a safe and nurturing environment. The staff and program development, as well as parent and community involvement, are key elements to the success of the program. The program provides children ages 6 weeks to 5 with quality early education, setting the foundation they need to compete and thrive. The before and after-school enrichment program provides services for school-age children ages 3 to 15. After-school enrichment operates early morning hours and extended evening hours and focuses on reducing latchkeyism, childhood abuse, neglect and juvenile crime through education and teaching teamwork and leadership skills.
Their urban ministry partner, Emmanuel UMC, visits Little Flowers twice a month, on a Tuesday and on a Thursday, from 9:30 to 11am. Departure from Emmanuel is at 9am, and return is round noon. Emmanuel folks (3-4) carpool up to Baltimore, a 35 minute drive, and park in a secured lot.
Little Flowers has a new program to provide tutoring for children in the community ages 5-18 on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 11am – 2pm and is looking for tutoring volunteers.
Volunteers of all ages are needed and welcomed for any of these programs.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.