This Just In: August 16, 2023

This Just In

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

  • Handbell Workshop – Sunday, August 27 at 10:45 am. Want to try ringing handbells? Learn some basic techniques and even play a song. Open to adults and youth (6th grade and older). For more information contact Sophie Hong.
  • Fall 2023 Youth Group Kick Off!! – Sunday, August 27 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Parents and Youth (grades 6-12) are invited to come out for dinner and games while we get pumped up about the Sunday night Youth Group – starting back up this fall. The evening will answer all your questions like, “how awesome will it be?” … the answer is of course “very awesome indeed”.  RSVP for the Kick-Off today! [Read More]
  • Glen Mar Church Fall Kickoff – September 10. Celebrate the start of fall ministries at Glen Mar and reconnect with God, with church, and with each other! Stay (or come back) for a picnic lunch at noon, complete with great food and fun for all ages. RSVP for lunch so that we can prepare in advance! Look for the event on Realm Connect. [Read More]
Hygiene Supplies Needed by Sunday, September 3

Our Glen Mar Youth will gather for a UMCOR Service Project, assembling hygiene kits, on September 24 to benefit those in need due to natural disasters, socio-economic need, and during times of crisis. Items needed are very specific, so please visit our table in the Gathering Place for a list of needed items or visit our blog.

Donate Slightly-Worn Jewelry & Scarves by October 15

We are preparing for our 7th annual Jewels For Hope event here at Glen Mar Church on November 4 from 8:30 – 2:00 pm. Mark your calendars and tell your friends! Drop-off containers for donations are located in the Glen Mar Gathering Place, at HopeWorks, and at the Yoga Center of Columbia. As always, 100% of sales proceeds go to HopeWorks. Read all about the event and Hopeworks on our blog. Any questions, please contact the Hopeworks Team.

Our Next Turn @ Rt. 1 DRC – Saturday, August 26 – 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

One of 50 churches supporting the Grassroots Rt. 1 Day Resource Center (DRC), Glen Mar provides lunch on the 4th Saturday of every month. If you’d like to contribute to the potluck menu, help serve on site, or even view future Sign-Ups, please visit our Blog. Sign up to be on the mailing lists for future Sign-Ups by emailing Jo Ann Kohler. [Read More]

Blessing of the Backpacks – Sunday, August 27 at 9:30 & 11:00 Worship Services

Bring your backpack to worship on August 27 as we pray for students and teachers returning to school.

Handbell Workshop – Sunday, August 27 at 10:45 am

Want to try ringing handbells? Learn some basic techniques and even play a song. Open to adults and youth (6th grade and older). For more information contact Sophie Hong.

Confirmation Class Information Meeting – Sunday, August 27 at 11:00 am

Eighth Grade Youth and their parents are invited to join us in the Youth Lounge. Learn all about this year’s Confirmation Class, a year-long discipleship journey. Older youth who are not yet confirmed are also welcome. Contact Pastor Heerak for more information.

Family Matters Pot Luck Dinner – Saturday, September 2 at 6:00 pm

Do you have kids in preschool through middle school? We are a small group that meets every 1st Saturday of the month. This is a great opportunity to make friends with other families with kids at Glen Mar! Bring the whole family, an entrée or side dish and join us in the Glen Mar Youth Lounge.

HOLA Toastmasters of Ellicott City – Tuesday, September 5 at 7:30 pm

Conquer your fear of public speaking! Learn how to be a more effective speaker. We meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm. We have hybrid meetings both online and in person on first Tuesdays at Glen Mar and on ZOOM only on third Tuesdays. For more information, email Rajan Gupta.

Welcome Team Training & Lunch – Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 am

Thank you to all of our Welcome Team volunteers! You are greatly appreciated. Please plan to attend our gathering and training meeting and lunch. If you are interested in volunteering as an Usher, Greeter, Welcome Center Host, Hospitality (Coffee) Teams, and Communion Server – please join us. RSVP Today. Email Mary Ellen with any questions.

ACS Benefit – Outback Dinners – purchase by September 18

Come and dine with family and friends, or pick up dinners to take home – all to benefit the American Cancer Society. Dinners will be available Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 7:15 pm in the Glen Mar Spirit Center. The menu includes sirloin steak and chicken, macaroni and cheese, Caesar salad, bread and butter. Cost is $25 per dinner. Purchase dinners today online, or visit our table in the Gathering Place on September 10 and 17.

Middle School Retreat – October 20-22 REGISTER NOW!

6th – 8th grade youth are invited to a weekend retreat October 20-22 at Skycroft Conference Center. We’ll have fun together while exploring how God makes us New Every Morning. The cost is $200 per person. Register by September 17. [Learn More and Register Here]

Birdies for Bridges Golf Tournament – September 22 at Timbers at Troy

Bridges to Housing Stability is hosting the 2nd Birdies for Bridges Golf Tournament to support our mission to end homelessness through affordable housing solutions and advocacy. The event will be held at Timbers at Troy on September 22, 2023 and begins at 7:30 am. The day will feature a light breakfast, box lunch, a 19th hole cookout, raffles, and several on course contests. Participants can register as individuals or as a foursome. Register online today!.

Glen Mar’s 2023 Summer Series is Complete!

Summer Concert Series has completed three successful events: Bayside Big Band on May 19, the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestra on June 18, and Footworks Percussive Dance Ensembleon Aug. 4. Attendance was 350, 400, and 300 respectively. Mark your calendar for two of next year’s concerts: Beau Soir Ensemble (a trio playing the flute, viola, and harp) on Friday, May 31 at 7:00 pm and Charm City Junction on Friday, June 21 at 7:00 pm with a jam session after the concert. Other 2024 concerts have not been finalized. Check the Summer Concerts page for the latest information. [Read Blog]

WANTED: Safe Sanctuaries Trainers

Help teach kids, youth program leaders, and volunteers how to keep our young people safe. Contact Jen Rowell for details.

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