This Just In: July 15, 2022

This Just In
ayreheart, day resource center, farewell, food truck, jason prechtl, margaret lang, School Supply Collection, sean danaher, Stephen Ministry, stewardship, Summer Concert, summer fun, Summer Series, summer singing opportunities, youth

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

Vacation Bible School – THANK YOU!

The Vacation Bible School Leadership Team wants to thank all the people out there who prayed, helped out, donated stuff and generally supported this wonderful program. We paved the way for God to enter into the lives of 150 students along with 65 adult and youth volunteers. Way to go Glen Mar!

HopeWorks Needs Pantry Donations

As mentioned in this week’s Pastor’s Ponderings, HopeWorks is in great need of pantry donations. Due to high demand, they have run out of many staple foods and personal care products. All items donated must be new, unopened, and not expired or used. Toiletries and personal care items must be full size, not travel size. Please go on the Hopeworks website for a current list of high demand pantry donation needs. Bring donations to Glen Mar. We will have a collection box in the Gathering Place.

Youth Summer Fun

Monday Night Movies for 6th – 12th Grade Youth: Mondays, 6-9 pm, out back and/or in the Youth Lounge @Glen Mar Church. See the movie list here.
Foxes and Chickens for Rising 6th to 8th Grade Youth: Sunday, July 24, 4-5 pm @Glen Mar Church – Fun, friends, and a little bit of Jesus.
Tubing Trip for 6th to 12th Grade Youth: Sunday, August 7 – Fun float down the Monocacy River. $40 per person, RSVP by August 1 to

Bon Voyage Jason! – July 17

Jason Prechtl, who many of you know as our “facilities guy,” one of the best Vacation Bible School crew leaders ever, and my oldest son, will be enjoying his last day on the job on Sunday, July 17. Join him at the welcome center on Sunday to say goodbye, wish him well, and to enjoy a Dunkin’ donut hole. [Read More]

Our Next Turn @ Rt. 1 DRC: July 23 from 11:45 am to 2 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, [Read More]. You can also sign up to be on the mailing lists for future sign ups by emailing Jo Ann Kohler.

Diapers & Wipes Collection – by July 24

Vacation Bible School always has some sort of collection and this year is no different.  We are collecting new diapers and wipes that will be donated to people in need through Community Crisis Center.  If you want to make a drop off for this outreach please do that by next Sunday, July 24 under the big window in the gathering place.  Thanks!

Farewell Celebration for Margaret Lang and Sean Danaher – July 31

Margaret Lang, Minister of Children and Families, and Sean Danaher, Minister of Youth and Young Adults, have abundantly blessed Glen Mar with their love, creativity and dedication for many years. It is now time to return the love as we send them off to pursue their next passions. [Read More]

Food Truck Sunday – July 31

Join us for lunch on Sunday, July 31 at Glen Mar Church featuring GREEK ON THE STREET food truck. Bring a lawn chair, grab some food, and let’s picnic! [Read More]

Summer Singing Opportunities – July 31 and August 28

“No Strings” Choir – Sunday, July 31 and August 28 at 9:30 Service. One-hour rehearsals on Thursday, July 28 and Thursday, August 25 at 7:00 pm in the choir room. All are welcome!

It’s That Time of Year Again – School Supply Collection – Until August 10

Glen Mar will be supporting our partners at Resurrection West in collecting backpacks and school supplies for school children in Baltimore. The collection starts Sunday, June 26 and runs until August 10. [Read More]

Mark Your Calendar for Ayreheart – August 12

Mark your calendars for our 2nd Summer Concert with Ayreheart, a progressive folk trio, in the Spirit Center on Friday, August 12 at 7:00 pm. [Read More]

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

(Psalm 46:1) When troubles are overwhelming, God can seem far away. Stephen Ministers are here to listen. For more information about this free service, read our blog, contact a pastor, or email the Stephen Ministry team to get connected.

Summer Sermon Series – Greatest Hits

This summer, we will take a look at the “greatest hits” bible stories, favorite hymns, praise songs, and even popular radio songs that feed our soul and connect us to God and to one another. Our summer sermon series is kid-friendly, each including a special children’s lesson in which kids are invited to take part. Please let us know if you have any questions. [Read More About Series]

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