This Just In: August 9, 2023

This Just In

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

  • Fall Kickoff on 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]
  • Donations for Glen Mar Youth UMCOR Service Project – Sunday, September 24. Glen Mar Youth will assemble UMCOR hygiene kits to benefit those in need due to natural disasters, socio-economic need, and during times of crisis. We are collecting hygiene items until September 3. [Read More]
Youth Pool Party – Sunday, August 13, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Fun in the sun for middle and high school youth. RSVP on Realm to get the address or email Pastor Heerak.

Alphabet Soup – Can You D.I.G. It? – Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 pm

Glen Mar’s Reconciling Community, celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at Glen Mar, meets on Tuesday, August 15, at 7 PM, in Room 124. All are welcome. [Read More]

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.

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”. Learn more and RSVP for the Kick-Off [Read More]

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

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 9 at 10:00 am

Mark your calendars for a training meeting for our Welcome Team volunteers – Ushers, Greeters, Welcome Center Hosts, Hospitality (Coffee) Teams, and Communion Servers.

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 through Bridges website.

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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