This Just In: November 23, 2022

This Just In

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

Giving Tuesday, November 29

Join the “Giving Tuesday” movement, (Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday—it’s a thing!). It happens on Tuesday, November 29 this year. Give to ministries of Glen Mar by clicking the “Give” button on the Glen Mar website and using “Giving Tuesday” in the “Give to:” drop-down. Share the event (we have both a blog & and an event you can share) with friends and family on social media and join the movement! [Read More]

Wish Upon A Star – Helping to Make Christmas Brighter!

Sunday, November 27 is the last day to sign up. Consider helping to make Christmas brighter for about 30 families, as well as the Board of Child Care and Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center by signing up to provide gifts of toys, clothing, food, or gift cards. You can choose stars in the Gathering Place after Worship on Sunday, or sign up online. [Read More]

Cold Weather Shelter coming December 12-19 – Sign Up to Help Now!

Volunteer sign-up have begun! Like last year, Grassroots will host Cold Weather Shelter guests in a local hotel during the winter months. Many Glen Mar volunteers are needed to buy supplies, make sandwiches and dinners, and deliver meals to guests’ rooms. [Read More]

Family Christmas Casting Call

We need you! Family Worship is looking for children, youth, and young adults to participate in the Family Christmas Eve worship services. We have roles for everyone’s talents – behind the screens, live on-stage, as well as pre-recorded segments. Contact Julie Metakes or Pastor Melaina Trice to find out more!

MLK Jr. Day of Service 2023 – The time is NOW to help make it happen!

Volunteers are needed to serve as activity leads and hosts at our annual MLK Jr. Day of Service at Glen Mar Church on Monday, January 16, 2023. We need people for morning (8:30 am to 12:45 pm) and afternoon (12:15 to 4:30 pm) shifts. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please email us. [Read More]

Journey to Bethlehem – December 1, 2, 3, and 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Save the date for a free outdoor Christmas experience for the whole family. Reservations for the event are required and will begin on November 1 . You are invited to be a bigger part of this wonderful Glen Mar tradition by being a part of the production team. [Read More]

Breakfast with Santa – Saturday, December 10, from 9:00 – 11:00 am

The Girl Scout Service Unit 660, Troop 10179 invites your family to Breakfast With Santa at Glen Mar Church. This family-friendly event will include a pancake bar, crafts, and photo opportunity with Santa. There will also be an opportunity for little ones to create a letter for Santa that he will take back to the North Pole. The event is FREE and open to the public. We just ask everyone to register/RSVP to assist the Girl Scouts with planning their service event.

Youth Christmas Party – Sunday, December 11, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm

Dinner, fun, and the annual crazy gift exchange. Bring a $5 gift. RSVP to

Financial Peace University – January 12, 2023 on Thursdays

If you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get in control of your money, you’re not alone. You’d be surprised how many people you know are struggling just like you. But it’s time for that struggle to end—starting when you take a Financial Peace University class. In just nine lessons, you’ll learn biblical and commonsense ways of handling money. Class starts on Thursday, January 12, 2023, and will be held each Thursday through March 9. [Read More]

Childcare Ministry Needs YOU!

We’re looking for a few adults to join us in the Nursery at the 9:30 and/or 11:00 services. We have both volunteer and paid positions available. Work as few or as many Sundays as you would like! To learn more or to sign up to help, contact

A Message from the Glen Mar Leadership Board

Our Leadership Board has been monitoring developments in the United Methodist Church (UMC), and the creation of an offshoot denomination. There are no plans for Glen Mar to disaffiliate from the UMC to join any other denomination. The Bishop held a Town Hall to address misinformation circulating about the UMC and about what it means if a church chooses to leave the UMC. That recording can be found here. If you have questions, please contact any pastor or any member of the Leadership Board, (Chair, Amanda Thomas).

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