Youth News

A big thank you to Allen Jenkins & Debbie Bretches for leading the middle school Passport Mission Trip! The group of 12 went to Greensboro College in North Carolina and spent a week discipling to others and coming closer to God. Everyone had a wonderful time and we are glad everyone is home safely.
A big thank you to Corinne Abernathy for helping to lead the high school Tri-Cities Workcamp Mission Trip! A group of 11 went to Dinwiddie, Colonial Heights, and Petersburg, VA and spent a week fixing and repairing homes in an area that needed it the most. Many of these residents would otherwise not have been able to afford the work that was completed. Everyone had a wonderful time and we are all back home safe.
Richmond Flying Squirrels Faith Night is next Thursday, August 10. This is a last call for anyone wishing to attend. The youth will have the opportunity to take the field and sing the national anthem with the players. Tickets are only $10 each. Bring your whole family! If you are interested in attending, please let B.J. know today.

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150th Anniversary Team

Happy Birthday! As of 2018, Glen Allen Baptist Church will be 150 years old. To start preparing for this grand occasion, Glen Allen Baptist Church wants to form a 150th Anniversary Team and elect a chairperson or co-chairs.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to come, bring your ideas, and be a part of the planning, preparation, and celebration. Contacts: Forrest Melton 266-8973, David Stone 559-1325


The next meeting of the 150th anniversary team will be on Sunday, September 10, after the Worship service in the Fellowship hall.

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Lamb’s Basket Fundraiser Change

The next Tomato Sandwich Fundraiser was originally scheduled for Saturday August 19, 2017. The date is being CHANGED to Saturday, August 5, 2017 – same place (pantry) same time. Same good

food and fellowship, too. The reason for this change can be blamed on Mother Nature. Tomatoes are coming in fast and furious now but may not be in mid to late August. So Nancy Yeary has asked to move the event up so that there will be assurance of plenty of ripe tomatoes. If you have already made your reservations for the original date and can attend on the revised date, Do Nothing. Just show up on the rescheduled date. All reservations for the original date will be moved to the new date. However, if you are unable to keep the original date, please call Donna Washington at 804-437-4363. Thank you.

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Missionary Moment for July

The month of July brings many mission opportunities for the youth of the church to participate in. July 9, our middle school youth went to Passport: Choices in Greensboro, NC. Each student will choose an area of service that he or she is interested in learning about. They will be trained and given the chance to practice serving the Lord in that area. High school students left for Tri-Cities Workcamp in Petersburg July 16. They will be working alongside more than 200 youth and adult leaders to make an impact in the community through home repairs for those in need. At the end of the month, our younger children in Vacation Bible School will have the opportunity to support Lamb’s Basket and Operation Christmas Child through a special offering each day. Please be in prayer for our youth as they serve the Lord as missionaries in our community this month!

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Glen Allen Day

Our next big event is Glen Allen Day! We will need assistance with float prep and the booth at the park. So mark your calendar for September 23 to participate with us.

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Today immediately following the worship service, we will have a Mandatory Middle School Mission Trip Meeting in the Fellowship Hall directly following church.  This will be for all parents of youth going on the trip and all of the youth participating as well.  We will discuss the upcoming trip that will be coming up on July 9 – 14.  Lunch will be provided.

On Sunday, June 11, we will go to Shockoe Hill Apartments for Senior TOP.  Please join us for this wonderful ministry.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall directly following our Graduation Sunday service.

A big congratulations to all of high school and college graduates.  June 11 will be our Graduation/Youth Sunday in which we will honor our graduates.  We will have our annual Graduate Breakfast at Cracker Barrel that morning, followed by worship service in which each of our graduates will be recognized on this special day.  Below is a list of all of our graduates this year from GABC.

On June 22, many of our Youth will be going to King’s Fest at King’s Dominion.  This will be a great trip and a great time to worship through song, prayer, and testimonies.

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Elderberries – will be held on Wednesday, June 14 at 11:30 a.m. – Am. Legion Post 244.  Please come!

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Summer Bible Study Series

Our Summer Bible Study Series on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. will be in the Fellowship Hall led by Dr. Norman. The topic will be “Anticipating Grief”, Jeremiah 8.

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