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Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA)
19 Crain Hwy S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

The Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. For over a century, theMore GBIA has been fostering projects that enhance the quality of life for local families.  In the early days, members were instrumental in forming the volunteer fire company, health center, recreation programs and cultural initiatives.  That proud tradition continues today as the GBIA supports schools, youth activities, senior services and many other worthy organizations in the greater Glen Burnie community.

The public is invited to attend general membership meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 7pm. 

Issues affecting the community, such as public safety, planning and zoning, transportation, crime and beautification are regularly discussed.  Members' concerns are conveyed through GBIA representatives to state and county officials.  Guest speakers are often invited to present current information and local elected officials are regularly in attendance.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church/Fresh Start Church
506 Lincoln Dr, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and Fresh Start Church are, to quote Bishop Coates, "two churches with one distinctMore mission." Don't be fooled by the name, it is a non-denominational church and it has both adult and youth services twice on Sunday mornings. It offers a variety of study groups for both members and non members of the church, men and women. In addition it offers young women's counseling groups and a mentoring program for young men. The church is an active member of the Freetown improvement association and committed to community improvement.