Lunch a Month Bunch

LUNCH A MONTH BUNCH: The luncheon for all ladies in GABC will be at Smoke Pit Grill, Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 pm ( Kroger Shopping Plaza, 9074 Staples Mill Rd).  If you have questions please 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 on Monday, September 18 before noon.  Fourteen attended the August Luncheon at Debbie’s Kitchen.

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First Church Family Night Dinner!

This Wednesday Night (September 13) kicks off our First Church Family Night Dinner and Program at 5:45 p.m.  The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. where the Youth will present on their summer mission trips in the Sanctuary.  Please come and hear how our youth impacted so many lives this summer as they did God’s work.  This annual event welcomes us back from the summer.  Cost of supper is $5/pp, $1.50 per child and a maximum of $15 per family. Please join us for good food and fellowship!


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150th Anniversary Team Meeting

Come join the 150th Anniversary Team Meeting right after the Worship Service on Sunday, September 10th, in the Fellowship Hall.  Topics to discuss include:

  • Set date for anniversary worship service.  Charter date was February 23, 1868.  February 25, 2018 is closest Sunday.
  • Propose dates for other events; Homecoming service, play or reenactment.
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Church Council Meeting

The next Church Council meeting will be held tomorrow, Monday, September 11 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  All committee chairs or a designated representative are strongly encouraged to attend.  This is a time to gear up for the new year and get all of your items on the church calendar.

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Tuesday Morning Group

The Tuesday Morning Group has decided they will be meeting every Tuesday morning in the Fellowship Hall of GABC from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Come join us.

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Leadership Development Conference Information

The 2017 Leadership Development Conference will be on Monday, Sept. 25, Branch’s Baptist Church, 3400 Broad Rock Blvd. Richmond.  Meal included, 5:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.  You can pick from a list of 15 sessions and attend two of them. Sessions include:

  • “Discipling Digital Teens”, “Connecting with Your Neighbors to Connect Them to Christ and Your Church”, “Face to Face
  • Ministry in an Instagram Society”, “A Mission Small Enough to Fit on a License Plate, but Big Enough to Change the World”

Registration at   Early Bird :  $10, ends Sept. 18, $ 15 at the Door.   For details, contact Matt Davidson.  If you would like to meet at church and car pool, let Matt know.

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Youth News

The annual Swim Party will be on Wednesday, August 30 at the Glen Allen Community Center from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Come enjoy and celebrate our last activity of the summer as we head into the Fall. Pizza and drinks will be provided. The cost is $5 per person and feel free to bring a friend!

The Youth Committee will meet directly after church in the Fellowship Hall today.  Lunch will be provided.

We already have about 20 folks signed up for our annual 2017 Fall Youth Camping Retreat on October 13-15.This has become one of our most popular activities throughout the years and it is sure to be again this year.  It is time for me to begin ordering tickets for certain activities for the trip.  With that being said, Sunday, September 3 will be the deadline to sign up.  The sooner I know your attendance, the better.  We will be camping at the James River State Park near Lynchburg and will go to the Snowflex on Liberty Mountain, possibly attend a Liberty University football game, and go to Scaremare.  If you are interested, please let B.J. know.

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Men’s Ministry Organizational Meeting

Men’s Ministry Organizational Meeting for Fall Activities, Tuesday, September 5, 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. at the Glen Allen Market, breakfast available.

This event will plan Bible Study, fellowship opportunities and mission actions for the remainder of 2017.  Come join us!

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