Outreach Opportunities

[Updated August 6]

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

Drive & Drop Mondays – Noon to 7:30

Look for the Drop Bins at the back of the church by the “youth room/choir rooms door.”

Dear GUMC Family,

This week’s tropical storm/hurricane has impacted many families.

We are very much in need of donations for the UMCOR Disaster Relief Buckets.  (See below for specific items/sizes.)

Peace and Hope, Jackie Benner and the Outreach Committee

UMCOR Disaster Clean Up Buckets

UMCOR Clean Up Buckets are already on the move to folks who have suffered in the recent hurricane/tropical storm.

This week we are focusing on these items for the buckets.

Each items is SIZE SPECIFIC to pack into the bucket as part of the kit.

  • 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
  • 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
  • 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner
    • No spray cleaners

Grassroots Shelter Meals – Helping Howard’s Homeless

Our August meal is covered!  So, the next Grassroots meal for which we will need volunteers will be September 5.

FYI: 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!

Cards for Our Elders at Encore at Turf Valley

We are really in need of cards.  If you can make/write some for the locked in residents at Encore at Turf Valley it would be VERY appreciated.

As always, cards for our Encore seniors could include sayings like this:

“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”

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

Food Drive for students of Lake Elkhorn Middle School Community

We are helping to feed about 400 students and their families a month!

Please continue with your good help.  Each item is very much appreciated!

Monetary donations are also important!  We cannot obtain everything that is needed via the Maryland Food Bank.  Many items must be purchased independently! 

You all rock in your donations!  Thank you so much!

The list of needs for this week continues with the same items as the last two weeks:

-PEANUT BUTTER and **JELLY**  (In great Need! the food bank cannot provide for us).
-Mac n Cheese packages
-Snack Items such as:
-Individual bags of gold fish,
-pudding or Jell-O cups.

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

Click the Online Giving link above and select Food Ministries to donate toward this cause.  

Any questions contact Lisa Dolce @410-375-1928

GUMC Connect

Need help?  Write a note on the Facebook GUMC Fellowship page!

Or, email Jackie Benner at bennerjbem@aol.com

Got Mask?

Do you need a mask?

The GUMC UMW is here to help out. The UMW is 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