Community Thanksgiving Service

Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at Glen Allen Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 20, at 7:00 PM.  Several other churches from the area will be joining us that evening.  Since we are the host church, it would be wonderful to have a great turnout that evening!

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Fall Festival this Sunday!

Please join us for our Annual Fall Festival this Sunday. We will have lunch in the Pavilion following church and follow up with the Trunk or Treat, Cake Walk, Bouncy Slide and lots of fun! We hope to see you there!



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Glen Allen Day is Coming!

Glen Allen Day is right around the corner!  It is hard to believe that it is less than a month away.  As always, we need YOUR help!  On Saturday, October 20th, Glen Allen Baptist Church will participate in a couple of different parts of the program as usual.  Debbie Gordon is heading up the float for this year and help is always needed.  If you are able to help with the float, please reach out to Debbie in person, or you can reach her at .  In addition, we need volunteers to help run our booth in the vendor area.  We need volunteers who are willing to work two-hour shifts during the day from the following times:  9:00 – 11:00 AM, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.  During this time you would hand out information about the church and spread the joy of what we do here at GABC.  If you are able to help during any of these shifts, please contact Matt Davidson

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Kairo Prison Ministry

Kairo Prison Ministry – Please help Tom Ball take the love of Jesus into Greensville Regional Correctional Center.  Here are the following ways you can help:

  • Cookies – I need a lot more cookies.  1 Dozen per quart size bag as early as possible, but no later than 10/16.
  • Prayer – If you will pray anytime between noon 10/16 to 3PM on 10/21, please provide Tom your first name as he will add it to a paper prayer chain that is a powerful testimony to God’s love for these men.
  • Focused Prayer – If you will sign up for a specific 30 minute prayer time slot on 10/18 from noon to 3:30 PM, as we will add your name to a prayer wheel showing the guys that someone is praying for them 24 hours a day during this event.
  • Money – If you would like to sponsor a participant, it costs roughly $50.  Please make checks payable to: “Kairos of VA” and in the memo line write “GRCC S-2”.

Thank you for all of your support, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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Lamb’s Basket

GABC collected 216 lbs of food for the Lamb’s Basket in August and September! Thank you so much!  As the harvest season is upon us and we begin to think about the holidays ahead, please consider donations to the Lamb’s Basket that would be particularly useful at this time of year.  Canned vegetables, broth, gravy, stuffing mix, pastas, and sauces are good choices for fall meal prep.  Thank you for supporting this important community outreach!  Mary Daniels on behalf of the Missions Committee.

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Youth News

The Youth Fall Retreat is right around the corner from October 19-21 in Crozet, VA at the Misty Mountain Camp Resort.  We have several cabin and tent spaces reserved.  This is a great trip that is always one of our more popular events of the year.  The adult chaperones usually have just as much fun as our Youth.  Let B.J. know by Sunday, October 7th if you plan on attending.

Back by popular demand is the Tacky Light Tour on Friday, December 7th. I know this is a ways off, but we have reserved a 35 passenger bus and want to get the date on everyone’s calendar. We will meet at church @ 6 PM for dinner and then jump on the bus. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be at the Thompson’s that night so we will have a chance to visit there along with many other locations. Last time we filled up the bus, so seats are on a first come, first serve basis. This is open to families of Youth as well! Let B.J. know if you would like to sign up.

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Shoebox Ministry

It’s time to spread some Christmas cheer around the world! This year, we invite you to take a shoebox home, pack it with care, and return it to church no later than Wednesday, 11/7.  Please join us after our meal on Wednesday, October 24 for instructions and ideas on how to pack your box. We’ll also see and hear some inspirational stories from children who have received boxes from Operation Christmas Child. If you’re not able to join us on October 24, be sure to read one of the flyers with instructions and ideas. Boxes and flyers can be found in the welcome center. Feel free to take home as many as you would like. Let’s spread Christ’s love this Christmas season!

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Lunch a Month Bunch

The luncheon for all ladies in GABC will be at Franco’s 9010 Staples Mill Rd. (Kroger Shopping Center) Tuesday October 16 at 1:00 pm.  If you have questions call Chris Rogers or Joyce Hall.  Remember all are welcome. It is a great way to get to know each other.  We need to make reservations so let me know by Monday October 15 if you plan to go.  Mark your calendars for the third Tuesday of each month. 

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