This Just In: August 30, 2023

This Just In

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

  • 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! What does this mean? Kids and Youth programs as well as community and growth groups, start back up on (or shortly after) Sunday, September 10! After the 11:00 worship, we will celebrate with 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]
  • Blood Drive & Community Health Fair – Saturday, September 16. Glen Mar Church is hosting a health fair and blood drive from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and it is free to the public. Volunteers are needed, please email the Health Fair team. The event will make our community a more resilient and healthier place for all of us. Pre-registration strongly recommended, but walk-ins accepted as time slots allow. [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.

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.

Kids & Youth – Fall Kick-Off 2023!

If you haven’t already . . . Register your Children/Youth Today! Our Sunday morning programs start back up on Sunday, September 10, during the 9:30 Worship Service. [Read More]

  • Youth Group – Sunday, September 10 at 5:30 pm. “Life Size Board Games” – Join us for a GIANT game night, bring $5 for dinner.
  • Confirmation Class starts Sunday, September 10 at 9:30 am. All 8th grade youth are invited! Please contact Pastor Heerak if you missed the information meeting. Sign up today here!
Join a Music Group – Fall Kick-Off 2023!

Our “Kickoff” for Fall is a time to start new things for the Fall Season. Take advantage of this time and join one of our many music teams. Email the group director today for more information! [Read More]

Modern Western Square Dance Lessons – Tuesdays, beginning September 12

YOU are invited to join us for Modern Western Square Dance Lessons! Join us in the Glen Mar Spirit Center from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesdays at 4701 New Cut Road, Ellicott City, MD. Cost is $7.00 per person each night. Single dancers and returning dancers are welcome. [Read More]

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.

Dancing Needles – Starting back up for Fall! 2nd Thursdays starting September 14

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting? Or would you like to learn? We need you in our prayer shawl group. We create prayer shawls to give to those in the hospital and those in need of special care as a reminder that others care and are praying for them. We meet on 2nd Thursdays from September through June, 1:00 pm at Glen Mar Church. We also make baby blankets for our newborns and scarves & hats for our armed forces. We usually meet the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm in Room 144 to knit, crochet, and share together. If you wish you can knit or crochet at home and we can arrange to have your finished items picked up or dropped off at church. Donations of yarn are always welcome.

Volunteer for the Health Fair – Saturday, September 16

Join us for a free informative Health Fair and Blood Drive at Glen Mar Church on Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Discover booths that will share health education information, conduct preventive screenings, raise awareness of health risks, and demonstrate healthy habits. If you would like to volunteer or have questions, email the Health Fair team.

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.

Lunch Bunch -Starting back up for Fall! 3rd Tuesdays starting September 19

Lunch Bunch is a group of “seasoned citizens” (55 and up) who meet in the lower lobby for fellowship, fun and, of course, lunch. We meet on 3rd Tuesdays from September through June. This month, just bring a sandwich and we’ll provide the rest! If you have any questions, contact the Lunch Bunch team.

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!.

Our Next Turn @ Rt. 1 DRC – Saturday, September 23 – 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 SignUps, please visit our event.

Family Dance Night – Friday, September 29 at 5:30 pm

Mark your calendar for a delightful evening with your family! This event promises to revel in a range of dance styles, from semi-formal to free-form, for both parents and children. The night will feature a thoughtfully themed dinner, engaging games, and a lively photo booth to capture memorable moments. Open to all ages. While there is no mandatory cost for entry, your generous donations are greatly appreciated to support the event. Space is limited! Register now to secure your spot. [Read More]

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.

Lighthouse Congregation

Glen Mar Church is a Lighthouse Congregation of the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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