An Ellicott City church recently was named Faith Partner of the Year by Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.
Glen Mar United Methodist Church is being recognized for its “outstanding commitment to building homes, communities and hope in Central Maryland,” Mike Posko, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, said in a statement.
Representatives from the church are scheduled to receive the award at a reception at Brown Advisory in Baltimore on June 25. This is the fourth year the local branch of the global nonprofit has presented the award. Glen Mar is one of 14 organizations and individuals that will be honored at the reception.
Glen Mar, a congregation with 1,400 members that has more than 100 people on its work crew, partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for people in need in Baltimore. Skilled and unskilled church volunteers meet monthly on projects led by Adrienne Taylor, who coordinates the volunteers, and Don Wecker, who directs labor on work days.
“We’re honored to serve Baltimore, and we’re honored to be recognized by Habitat for Humanity as Faith Partner of the Year,” the Rev. Mandy Sayers, lead pastor of Glen Mar, said in a statement. “We look forward to many more years of service.”
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake has built or renovated more than 770 homes in 18 communities across the city of Baltimore and Howard, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, supporting housing for more than 2,700 individuals.
“Glen Mar is receiving this award this year because for years, they have been a dedicated faith partner of Habitat Chesapeake,” Diane Kean, Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake community partnerships and legislative relations manager, said in a post on the church’s website.
“They truly embrace our mission of putting God’s love into action every second Saturday of the month by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Glen Mar is truly one of our most respected partners, and we view them as changemakers in the community.”