This Just In: January 11, 2023

This Just In

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

Sermon Series – Spiritual Affective Disorder: “Let the Son-Shine In”

Feeling a little blah?  Or not just quite yourself?  During winter months, people often suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder due to lack of sunlight that affects moods and the ability to cope effectively.  Did you know that the same can be true for our spirit due to lack of “Son-shine”? Join us for worship services as Pastor Mandy teaches us how to “Flip the Switch” with prayer. [Read More] [Download Guided Journal]

  • Traditional, in-person, live-streamed service at 9:30 am
  • Contemporary, in-person service at 11:00 am
Coming to Glen Mar This Winter – “realm”

Be on the lookout for more information about a new way to CONNECT at Glen Mar – see what’s going on, connect with your groups, sign up for events, update your information, manage your giving and give electronically.

Day of Service – Monday, January 16 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Everyone is welcome to attend the 9th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – an in-person event hosted by Glen Mar Church. Join us for family-friendly, short-term service activities for ages 5 to 105. Registration is now open.

Next Lunch Bunch – Tuesday, January 17 – BRING A SANDWICH!

Lunch Bunch is a group of “seasoned citizens” (55 and up) who meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30 A.M. in the lower lobby for fellowship, fun and, of course, lunch. Our menus vary. For this month – BRING A SANDWICH. Drinks, chips, & dessert will be provided. Occasionally we do “pot luck” and a few times a year there are special lunches, such as our St. Patrick’s Day corned beef luncheon prepared by Glen Mar’s own chef, George Dohner, our Christmas Sing-a-Long luncheon and a June picnic. If you have any questions, contact Carrie Grams or Lois Hildebrand.

Base Bible Study – Tuesdays, January 17 – February 21, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Curious about the Bible? Join us for Base, a 6-week introduction to the Bible. Updated for 2023, each session begins with 45-60 minutes of presentation followed by 30-45 minutes of discussion. We’re meeting on Zoom, so no commute, no homework, no materials, no stress! Anyone is welcome and you can join anytime. [Read More]

Do You Love to Sing? Good Friday Cantata -Rehearsals start on Thursday, January 19

Do you love to sing? Do you play an instrument? Do you crave camaraderie? Join us! Good Friday falls on April 7, 2023 this year and we will be singing “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Theodore Dubois. Join us! Just show up for choir practice at 7:00 pm on Thursday, January 19 in the Music Suite downstairs. For more information and instrumentalists, please email Sophie Hong.

Our Next Turn @ Rt 1 DRC – Saturday, January 28 from 11:45 am to 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. For more information or to get signed up to be on the mailing list email the Day Center Team.

Youth Sunday Afternoon Trail Walk – Sundays at 3pm starting January 29

Let’s meet at Rockburn Park and walk in nature as a spiritual discipline. Contact Pastor Heerak for details.

Youth Snow Tubing – Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us for some fun and fellowship at Liberty Mountain! Contact Pastor Heerak for details.

Youth Mission Trips – SAVE THE DATE – June 25-July 1 and July 2-8
What Are You Doing for Others? Consider Joining the Stephen Ministry Team

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate the life of Dr. King this weekend, consider whether God is calling you to consider being a Stephen Minister. The 50-hour training course in Christian Caregiving begins next Fall. It’s not too soon to begin discernment by speaking to a Stephen Leader! To learn more about Stephen Ministry, please talk to a pastor or contact us through email at

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