This Just In: September 13, 2023

This Just In

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

  • Disciple Sunday, September 17. We will hear testimonies of how Disciple class members have been transformed through their experiences in their classes, relationships developed in the class, and faith journey.
    You are invited to join a Disciple Bible Study and/or take part in Sermon Series growth group bible studies. If you’ve never been in a Bible study, Disciple Bible Study is a great place to start! Sign up Today!
  • Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets – Six week study starting Thursday, September 21. Life is all about decision-making. Your decisions along with your responses are the only thing you can control in your life. Every single decision becomes a permanent part of our stories. You get to decide. This study will help you develop a discipline to pause and ask five questions that will result in better decisions and fewer regrets. Sign up in the Gathering Place this Sunday OR sign up now.
  • 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 to take home or eat with friends in the Spirit Center on 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 Sunday, September 17.
  • JOY! A Gospel Christmas Celebration cantata – Practice starts October 5. Calling all singers and instrumentalists – be part of this special musical worship service on Sunday, December 17. Rehearsals for singers will be on Thursdays at 7 pm starting October 5. Interested instrumentalists please email Sophie Hong.
Did You Know?

Curious about the structure of the Methodist church? Or, how Methodism varies from other Christian denominations? We want to know your questions about Methodism or Glen Mar specifically. Submit them now and join us at the October Ministry Town Hall to learn the answers. Send your inquiries by Sept. 28th to the Communications Team OR place them in the collection box in the Gathering Place Cafe this Sunday, September 17.

Join a Growth Group

If you’ve been thinking about joining a Bible study, visit our table in the Gathering Place this Sunday, September 17 and learn about new bible studies starting this fall. Studies include Forgiveness by Adam Hamilton, which will start alongside our next sermon series on forgiveness and God’s Welcome by Amy Oden which will start alongside the October 22 sermon series, Come to the Table. If you have questions, please email the Growth Groups team or visit the Growth Groups 2023 blog.

Join a Music Group

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]

Youth Group – Sunday, September 17 at 5:30 pm

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy!” Are you worried about school? Are you worried about the future? Are you worried about how much you are worried? Come on out for dinner and a time when we can talk about our worries and what God has to say about them (spoiler alert: God’s got you). Remember to bring $5 for dinner.

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.

Alphabet Soup – Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm

Can You D.I.G It? Glen Mar’s Reconciling Community, celebrating Diversity and Inclusion at Glen Mar, meets on 3rd Tuesday nights at 7 PM, in Room 124. We are excited to welcome members who want to be open and support members in the LGBTQ+ community. All are welcome. [Read More]

Zoom Coffee with Mandy – Saturday, September 23, 11:00 – 11:45 or so

If you would like updates on finance, giving, mission, ministry…or a chance to share your own hopes and dreams, or just see your pastor in a highly caffeinated state, register 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.

Make a Meal – Tuesday, September 26

Love to cook? Looking for a way to serve those in need in Howard County? Sign up today to provide a meatloaf or two for the Grassroots emergency shelter, serving families in need in Howard County. [Read More]

Family Dance – Saturday September 29, 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 photobooth to capture memorable moments. Open to all ages. Register now to secure your spot! [Read More]

New Member Class: Lunch w/the Pastors – October 1, 12:30 pm

Join us for a special New Member Class – for people who want to join Glen Mar Church! We would love to meet with you in person for lunch – on us – and talk about what it means to be a member at Glen Mar Church. Sign up on Realm or search “Lunch with the Pastors” on our website. [Read More]

Ministry Town Hall – Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 pm

Join us for our next Ministry Town Hall where you have a chance to engage with ministry leaders, ask the Pastors questions about Methodism or Glen Mar specifically, and learn about upcoming events. Your presence and input matter. Hope to see you there. Register to attend in person or online.

HOLA Toastmasters of Ellicott City – Tuesday, October 3 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.

Family Matters Pot Luck Dinner -Saturday, October 7, 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.

Baptism Class – Sunday, October 8 at 11:15 am

Baptism class is for parents who wish to have their child baptized as well as adults who wish to be baptized. For more information or to sign up visit the Baptism Page.

Habitat for Humanity

Do you enjoy doing handy work? Or do you wish you knew how to do handy tasks around your home? The Glen Mar Habitat Crew welcomes you to join us, either way. You must be 16 or older to work on a Habitat site. We work the second Saturday of every month. If construction isn’t your gift, you can still support this wonderful mission by volunteering in the Restores. Contact Adrienne Taylor to learn more or to sign up.

Bible Sunday – October 15

Join us for Bible Sunday when 3rd graders get their very own Bible! If your 3rd grader missed getting one last year – they’re welcome to get one as well. We will be presenting bibles at both worship services. Please register so we have enough Bibles. [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.

Middle School Retreat – Registration deadline is September 17!*

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. [Learn More and Register Here]

Lighthouse Congregation

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

* Events that didn’t appear in the September 10 Bulletin Announcements.

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