Outreach Opportunities

For a printable shopping list, click:   2020 GUMC Donation Item Shopping List

Dear GUMC Family,

Drive & Drop Mondays continue – Noon to 7:30 PM.

**June 8: Cards for Encore Collection for June Extended! 

**This Saturday is the Grassroots meal for 60 residents in need!  See below to help with food prep!

As always, thank you for all you do in the spirit of Christ.  

Peace and Hope, Jackie Benner and the Outreach Committee

UMCOR Disaster Clean Up Buckets

 Hurricane and Flooding Season is Upon Us!

 This year, we are collecting whatever we can find to donate to the United Methodist Committee On Relief  (UMCOR) cleaning kit drive. 

If you are out shopping and can pick up anything on the list, it will make a difference to someone in need.

Print out a copy of the  2020 GUMC Donation Item Shopping List for the Cleaning Kit Materials list.

Drop off anything you can find to the Cleaning Kit bin on DRIVE & DROP MONDAYS – Noon to 7:30PM.

Thank you for any help you can give!

Got Mask?

As the world is slowly opening back up, masks are now an essential when venturing out. Are you equipped, or do you need a mask?

The GUMC UMW are here to help out. The UMW are prepared to sew up to 60 masks to offer in exchange for free-will online donations to the GUMC food pantry. Need a mask, send your request to GUMCwomen@gmail.com, and we will get you set up!

Are you a seamstress and willing to help sew?

          * Kernan Hospital is currently treating and rehabilitating COVID patients. They are accepting mask donations and are willing to provide fabric bundles. If you are interested in helping Kernan Hospital, reach out to Jean Riley 

          * UMW would love your help sewing too! Just let us know. GUMCwomen@gmail.com

Grassroots Shelter Meals – Helping Howard’s Homeless

Our next meal for ~60 Shelter residents at the Grassroots Shelter is June 6.  That’s the 1st Saturday of the month.

You can sign up using the link below:


If you would like to take part in preparing a part of the meal and would like to be added (or removed) from the Grassroots email distribution list, contact Julie Carignan (carignanjulia@gmail.com) or Peggy Koele (peggykoele@me.com).

Thanks to everyone who provides food to keep this ministry going!

Rays of Light and LOVE for Our Elders

Some folks didn’t realize we are continuing Drive & Drop Mondays!  Why… yes!  We are!

So, if you have cards for Encore residents, please drop them off this coming Monday!  The bins will be out (weather permitting).

Encore is THRILLED with our last delivery! 

Remember: please make messages generic:

“Thinking of you.”  “Keeping you in our prayers.”  Uplifting scripture or quotes. Original messages.

Please sign the missive “Prayers and blessings from Glenelg United Methodist Church”

 Please drop off your creations on Drive & Drop Mondays  – Noon to 7:30 PM.

Bins will be behind the church near one of the doors.

 Please follow all Social Distancing protocols when dropping off your wonderful creations! 

Food Drive for students of Lake Elkhorn Middle School on Mondays between Noon and 7:30PM

Thank you to all who have donated money and food to feed the kids from Lake Elkhorn. In one month we’ve fed almost 200 kids and were able to give a little extra to feed their parents.  Your help is greatly appreciated by the families and the staff at Lake Elkhorn.  

We are trying to provide at least 20 bags of food to feed 82 kids each weekend.

We are having trouble getting the following items from the Maryland Food Bank, so your donations are gratefully needed as you are able on our Drop-Off Mondays:

This Week’s List

-Canned vegetables (We have 0 quantity for next week’s delivery.)

-Peanut butter and Jelly

-Pasta and tomato sauce


(Item list can be found on the donation shopping list above.)

             Please drop off your food donations on Drive & Drop Mondays –A box for donations will be at a back door of the church from Noon to 7:30 PM.  Please follow all Social Distancing protocols when dropping off your wonderful creations! 

Thank you for helping to feed these children!


We have collected $1800 towards our goal! 

SWEET! With 3 weeks to go!!

  • Goal Amount: $2000  (80 – $25 cards)

Go to our GUMC webpage and click on the Online Giving link.  You can then click on the “Food Ministries” button to donate toward this cause

Any questions contact Lisa Dolce @410-375-1928

 Walkin’ and Rockin’

Are you filling your heart, soul, and time taking lovely walks during this time of  Social Isolation?   Would it lift your spirits to see a colorful rock with an inspiring message as you made the 1000th trek of the same path?   What would it make you happy to see?  Why not create a rock to place along your path for someone else to find?  Your message could be an image, a smiley face, an inspiring quote to keep us all holding on,  a message of faith, or an original thought.  Let’s Rock as we Walk!

If you would like, you can post photos of your creations on the GUMC Fellowship Facebook page!

GUMC Connect

If you need some help obtaining groceries – even a loaf of bread or some milk, a bit of yard work, or something that could be done via Social Distancing please visit our GUMC Fellowship Facebook Page and write a request. 

If you are able to help a fellow congregant with their request, make contact via private message

Not on Facebook?  You can fill out/submit the Congregational Connect Care Form .  This is a private place to express your needs.

If you know of someone who needs assistance, please email Jackie Benner at bennerjbem@aol.com