This Just In: September 9, 2022

This Just In
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There’s always something happening at Glen Mar.

Fall Kickoff – Sunday, September 11

Fall Kickoff is our way to welcome you back from wherever Summer takes you! We would love to hear about it. Find a place of welcome, worship, and learning for kids, youth, adults, seniors, visitors – EVERYONE! There are many ways to get involved and “in community” here at Glen Mar, and our Fall Kickoff kick-starts that whole process. [Read More]

Kids & Youth Programs: Children’s and youth programs resume in-person on September 11. We are excited to welcome back children of all ages! Meanwhile, you can register and update your info now! [Read More]

Youth Parents: Join us for a Youth Parents Connection meeting on September 11, 12:30 pm in the Chapel. For more information email Pastor Heerak.

Celebration – Sunday September 11 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm: You are invited to enjoy the community with ministry information tables, fun games and activities, and delicious food prepared by our own George Dohner. RSVP Now! [Read More]

Growth Groups for Fall: If you’ve been thinking about joining a small group, now is the time! Groups will be starting the weeks of Sep. 18 or 25 and will meet at various times. Sign up online now!

Music Groups: 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. [Read More]

Birdies for Bridges! – Friday, September 23 – Register by Sept. 16

Gather up some friends and play golf to benefit Bridges to Housing Stability! Register by September 16 for the tournament at Timbers at Troy in Elkridge. Prizes, contests, and a lot of fun.

YOUTH Corn Maze – Saturday, September 17, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join us for some Jurassic fun at the Maryland Corn Maze! Registration is required no later than September 14. [Read More]

Hurley Team Prayer Service – Monday, September 19, 7:00 pm

As you know, our Hurley Mission Team family has lost some beloved saints and friends over the past year who have gone to be with the Lord. We wanted to have a time for people who have shared in the amazing experience that is Hurley to come together for prayer and sharing and music and lighting candles. We’ll also be zooming the service as well. If you want that link, please contact Pastor Mandy or Mary Ellen.

Christmas Cantata Rehearsal – Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm

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 starts on September 22 at 7:00 pm in the Music Suite. Instrumentalists, please contact Sophie Hong.

Our Next Turn @ Rt. 1 DRC – September 24, 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 SignUps, please visit our blog. You can also sign up to be on the mailing lists for future sign ups by emailing Jo Ann Kohler.

American Cancer Society Benefit: OUTBACK Steakhouse – purchase by September 25

Purchase take-out Outback Steakhouse dinners for pickup at Glen Mar on Tuesday, September 27, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Payment of $25 per dinner must be made in advance of pickup. Look for our table in the Gathering Place on Sundays, September 18 and 25, to purchase your take-out meals. OR contact the Angels for a Cure Team and sign up now!

Save the Date! 6th Annual Jewels for Hope Sale – Saturday, November 5

Help us make it 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]

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]

When “Pull Yourself Together” Doesn’t Work

You’ve heard it time and time again: “Pull yourself together . . . Cheer up! . . . Tough it out, it’s not that bad.” Perhaps people have said it to you. Or perhaps you keep saying it to yourself. But it hasn’t helped. You’re still hurting. You don’t have to go through it alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers who will walk with you, listen to you, and provide confidential, one-to-one care as you search through the pieces and find what is truly in your heart. They listen, empathize, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support on a weekly basis for as long as the need persists. If you are feeling lonely, experiencing a crisis, struggling through a difficult time, or simply stressed by everyday life, talk to one of the pastors or email our Stephen Ministry team. We are ready to care for you! [Read More]

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