Our congregation is deeply committed to supporting our community and others in need in any way we can. GABC leads numerous outreach projects to the local community and beyond through missions projects. We welcome support in the form of time, energy, talent, love, enthusiasm, or donations. Glen Allen Baptist Church promotes missions education and ongoing missions projects such as:
As part of our church’s ministry to our members, a group of volunteers called the Handyman Ministry Team would like to offer to come to your home to shovel snow, clean gutters, rake leaves, repair minor carpentry, minor plumbing, minor electrical problems, debris removal or any other chore that you might need assistance with around your home. We have a lot of volunteers that make up this team. If you would like to volunteer to help with this ministry, please contact the church office (phone – (804) 672-6648; or email at email@example.com) to be added to our Handyman Ministry volunteer list. Please contact the church office if you would like to have the Handyman Ministry Team assist you.
Thanksgiving Food Boxes
In previous years GABC has sponsored 20-30+ families with Thanksgiving Food Boxes. With each box a Thanksgiving dinner is provided to families in need during the holidays.
The work for this outreach project begins in the fall of each year. The church collects items to fill the shoeboxes. Items include books, school supplies, hygiene products, small toys, and any other non perishable products that are collected. These shoeboxes are distributed to local families in need of help during the holidays.
Adopt a Foster Care Child For Christmas
There are 98 children in Henrico county in foster care. These children may not receive any other gifts outside of this adopting opportunity. Sunday school classes are encouraged to help children as they can. GABC is able to share their love with others by participating in this project.
“…I was hungry and you fed me.” Matthew 25:35
LAMB’s Basket aims to provide food to the needy families of Henrico County. Patrons are referred by area churches, the Central Virginia Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Henrico County Social Services, the United Way, and other organizations. GABC collects non perishable items weekly to donate to LAMB’s Basket. If you bring food items to church, an usher can direct you to the location of our collection basket.
Interfaith Services of Henrico (ISH)
Interfaith Services of Henrico is a division of the county Social Services office. This program provides diverse help to local families in need. Our church supports their efforts through donations and by participating in fund raisers.
Our youth are actively engaged in mission projects, particularly during the summer months. The youth spend a couple of weeks at camps designed to engage them in hands on ministry and mission to serve those around us.