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This Just In: September 29, 2022

This Just In

There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

October is Clergy (and here at Glen Mar) Staff Appreciation Month!

Is there someone you’ve been meaning to thank? Are you grateful for the awesome facility we have here? What about Glen Mar brings you joy? Share your thoughts of gratitude with our staff by filling out a gratitude card before or after worship in the Gathering Place. [Read More]

Passages of the Bible Cruise – October 2023

Join Andy and Joan Lunt for a Passages of the Bible Cruise with guest speaker Adam Hamilton. Visit Galilee where Jesus spent most of his ministry, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Explore Egypt and Ephesus, Athens and Corinth where Paul journeyed and wrote letters. For more information, email Andy Lunt.

Lunch w/a Lawyer – Sunday, October 2 12:30 – 2:00 pm

We will have a presentation and Q&A with Attorney Jen Kidwell, an estate planning lawyer, on what needs to be done when someone we love passes, what documents wee need to think about now to make sure our wishes are carried out when we pass, and what tax changes we need to know about to make sure our gifts and bequests go where we want them to go. RSVP to Mandy Sayers for the lunch. [Read More]

Baptism Class – Sunday, October 9 at 11:15 am

Parents who wish to have their child baptized AND adults who wish to be baptized are invited to join us. A pastor will meet with you, guide you through the process, and schedule a baptism date. [Read More]

Social Justice Group – Next Meeting, Tuesday, October 12 at 7:00 pm

Looking for a way to learn about and address social justice issues? The Social Justice Group meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:00 pm. This year, gun violence prevention is the focus of education and action in the group. All are welcome to join. [Read More]

Our Next Turn @ Rt. 1 DRC – October 15 from 11:45 am to 2:00 pm

Glen Mar will be providing lunch a little early this month! If you’d like to contribute to the potluck menu, help serve on site, or even view future SignUps, please visit glenmarumc.org/drc. You can also sign up to be on the mailing list for future sign ups by emailing Jo Ann Kohler.

Missions Fair – October 16

Glen Mar has been serving the world in many ways. The Missions Fair will be an opportunity to learn about several of our “Serve Near” Mission Ministries and to get involved. Join us after Worship in the Gathering Place on Sunday, October 16. Mission Ministry Fair

Lunch w/the Pastors – Sunday, October 16 at 12:30 pm

Our pastors would love to meet you, in person, with lunch – on us! Join us for a low pressure “no strings attached” way to get to know our church leadership and ask any questions you may have about our church – and we get a chance to learn about you, too! [Read More]

Youth Camping – Saturday, October 15 to October 16

Join us at the Glen Mar Campfire for marshmallows & chocolate, pancakes & bacon, and so much more! [Read More]

Jewels for Hope: Donation Drop Off – by Sunday, October 16

Help us make our 6th Annual Jewels for Hope Sale on Saturday, November 5 a success! Please drop off your gently-worn jewelry and scarves at the box in Glen Mar’s Gathering Place any time before October 16. 100% of the proceeds benefit HopeWorks of Howard County. Donations by check (made out to HopeWorks) are always welcome. Email the HopeWorks Team for more information. [Read More]

Youth – MD Renaissance Festival – Sunday, October 23 [Sign up by October 5]

Join us for a fun day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival in Annapolis, MD. Please sign up by October 5 so we can purchase the tickets in advance. [Read More]

Ministry Town Hall Meeting – Tuesday, October 25 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Save the date for an in-person meeting in the Glen Mar Chapel, also available on Zoom. Join us to hear various ministries, like Day of Service and the Communications Team, share updates and have an opportunity for discussion. The Ministry Town Hall is open to all and is designed to help Glen Mar deepen its connections with the congregation and community. More information coming soon.

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.

Kids/Youth Music

Children’s Choir – for ages 4 1/2 through 5th grade rehearses on Sundays at 10:45 am starting THIS Sunday.
Voices of Praise (Youth Choir) – rehearses on Sundays at 8:30 am starting THIS Sunday.
Youth Bells – rehearses (tentatively) Sundays at 12:15 pm starting September 25.
Youth Orchestra – rehearses as needed. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, October 16 at 10:30 am.
Register Kids/Youth Music today. [Read More]

Adult/Youth Music

Do you love to sing? Do you play an instrument? The fall is a wonderful time to join a group and there are many from which to choose – from vocal choir to praise band to bell choir. Register Adults/Youth Music today. [Read More]

Christmas Cantata

Be a part of something spectacular – Joseph Martin’s Cantata, THE WINTER ROSE – on Sunday December 18 at 9:30 am Worship Service. Calling all singers and instrumentalists! For singers, rehearsal is on Thursdays (started on Sep 22) at 7:00 pm in the Music Suite. Instrumentalists, (and any questions) please contact Sophie Hong.

Wish Upon A Star Needs YOU!

Each year, Glen Mar’s Wish Upon A Star program provides Christmas gifts to children and families in need. We’ve had a few “well-earned retirements” from our Planning Team and need to add some new volunteers. If interested, please email the “WUAS” team and a member will follow up with you to discuss and answer any questions. We’re sure there is a role on the team for YOU that fits your interests and available time. [Read More]

Current Sermon Series – The Gospel According to Ted Lasso

Join us for a four week series (Sep 18 – Oct 9) taking a look at discipleship through the lens of the TV character, Ted Lasso. [Read More]

Join the Worship Team

Welcome Center Hosts, Greeters, Ushers, Worship Leaders, Tech Support needed for both 9:30 & 11:00 am services. Let us know you are interested today.

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