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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Annual Fish Fry & Music Program

Annual Fish Fry & Music Program at GABC -On Wednesday, June 7 at 5:45 p.m., we will have our fish fry dinner and a musical program.  We will enjoy a delicious fish dinner, then move to the Sanctuary for the program.  We will start with a short hymn-sing (be thinking of your favorites!), then enjoy a harp program by Abby West.   Abby has spent this past year preparing for a competition with the American Harp Society and will be performing some of the pieces that she has been working hard to perfect.   Hope to see many of you there!

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LUNCH A MONTH BUNCH: The luncheon for all ladies in GABC will be at Olive Garden Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m. (Glenside and Broad).  If you have questions please call Chris Rogers (262-0485) home/cell 339-3719) or Joyce Hall (266-1921).  Remember all are welcome. It is a great way to get to know each other better.  We need to make reservations on Monday, June 19 before noon.  If you are planning to attend, please give Joyce or Chris a call to let them know.  Thanks.

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Youth News

We will celebrate our graduates the morning of June 11 with our annual Graduate Breakfast followed by celebrating each and every one of them in a personal way during our Worship Service.  For this year, we are asking that each graduate wear their high school gown (no cap).  Thanks so much.BJ

Attention Passport Campers:  All youth going on the Passport Mission Trip in July, we will be having a mandatory meeting directly following Worship Service on Sunday, June 4 in the Fellowship Hall.  It is mandatory that each youth AND their parent(s) attend this meeting.  We will have pizza for lunch and should be done by 12:30p or soon thereafter.

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