Baptist Women’s Day Service – Thank you and Information

A special thanks to all the women of GABC who took part in the Women’s Day service on January 22nd.  You all did such a great job and we appreciate all that you did to make the day successful and to carry out the message of FREEDOM.   We are blessed to have all the talent that was shared, and to have the support of those who attended.  Thanks to all of you.  Joyce Ellis

Many have expressed an interest in purchasing the book written by our Baptist Women’s Day speaker, Karin Williams. You may do so directly by contacting her at (H) 723-4277 (C)

307-8123  9424 Berry Patch Lane, Mechanicsville, VA 23116

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Youth News!

The Youth Group will head out to Bowl America on Saturday, February 18th.  We will meet at church at 6:15 PM.  The cost will be $10 per person, which includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling and rental shoes.  Please bring extra money if you want to buy something from the concession stand.  Please sign up with B.J. if you are interested.  As always, we need adults too!  

January 27th is a big day…it is the end of the 1st semester and the end of mid-term exams for the high school students and some of our middle school students.  With that being said, we will celebrate the evening with our annual lock-in.  In addition, we will also go to G Force Karts during the night. The lock-in will begin at 7:00 PM and everyone must be picked up by 7:00 AM.  The cost for the evening, which will include dinner, snacks, and 3 races at G Force will be $30 per person. 

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Valentine’s Week Benefit for the USO, Saturday February 18

Valentine’s Week Benefit for the USO, Saturday February 18

8:00a-9:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast: Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Juice and Coffee.  $5.00 Adults and $3.00 Children.  Proceeds benefit the USO at RIC where up to 7,000 soldiers come through in a month. With last week’s snow, a large number of soldiers were stranded at the USO due to delayed planes and flight cancellations.  We also want to help them with prepackaged snacks to be on hand when needed. Please pass this information on to other churches or any group, Scouts, veterans, etc. you think would like to help us.  Flyers available in the Welcome Center.  For more information, contact Matt Davidson, at 804-241-1152 or email

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Church Family Night Dinner and Program 1/25/17

Church Family Night Dinner and Program will be on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 5:45 p.m.  The program will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The program will be “Noah:  On Knowing When to Build An Ark” (Study of OT characters, Pt. 1, (Dr. Norman).  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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Jean Anne Bragg Obituary

jean_anne_bragg BRAGG, Jean Anne, 87, of Glen Allen, Va., went to be with the Lord July 30, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Edward H. Bragg; parents, Fabeion and Virginia Edwards; brothers, F. Goode Edwards, James T. Edwards; and sister, Marian E. Mills. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Johnson (Robert); and two grandchildren, Doug and Lauren. She was an active member of Glen Allen Baptist Church, having served in many capacities during her life. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at Westhampton Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 10000 Patterson Ave., Richmond, Va. 23233. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Glen Allen Baptist Church, 3028 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Arrangements by Bliley’s

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Bootsie Reid Obituary

bootsie_reidREID, Mary Frances “Bootsie” Hockaday, 78, of Henrico, went home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2016, after bravely battling a long illness. She was born to the late William and Ruth Hockaday. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 63 years, Walter; daughters, Laura (Tom) and Tracy (Bill); three grandsons, Richard, Darryl and Justin; sisters, Shirley and Ellen; brother, Ronald. She was preceded in death by brothers, William and Michael. Mary was a past member of the Eastern Star and a member of Glen Allen Baptist Church. She was happiest when she was with her family on whom she showered unconditional love and devotion. Her selfless caring and generosity touched many lives. She was extremely creative, loved and admired by all who were fortunate to know her, and was the best cook in the world. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 19, 2016, 4 to 8 p.m. at Bliley’s-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Rd. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, 2 p.m., at Glen Allen Baptist Church. Interment Glen Allen Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Fish Fry

fish_fry  The annual fish fry will be held Wednesday June 1 at GABC beginning at 5:45 PM.  No reservations are necessary.

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Graduation Sunday


June 12th will be the annual “Graduation Sunday” celebration at GABC.  Please have the names of all graduates to B.J. by Sunday May 8th.  B.J. will be requesting “through the years” pictures of your graduate to include in a slide show that will be presented during worship service on June 12.

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