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BGAV receives $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to help expand Uptick

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) has received a grant of $1 million to help expand Uptick. It is part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Thriving in Ministry, an initiative that supports a variety of religious organizations across the nation as they create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy who can serve as mentors and guide them through key leadership challenges in congregational ministry.   

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Hurricane Florence: Virginia Baptist Disaster Response Update

Our volunteers are in North Carolina to provide flood and debris cleanup throughout Beaufort County and Jones County. Crisis Care, showers, and laundry will offer additional support throughout our response. The feeding unit demobilized as of Monday, September 24 after serving 35,631 meals. We still need folks to Pray, Give, and Go (see posts below), but we are also starting to collect Flood Buckets to supply homeowners with the things they need to clean up their own homes after the flooding.

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The 2017 BGAV Annual is now available

The Annual contains the Book of Reports, information about the Baptist General Association of Virginia, the treasurer’s Report, Annual Church Profile Compilations, a list of affiliated churches, and more!

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Virginia Baptists Respond to “Zero Tolerance” Policy

I would like to express a word of appreciation to all those who have been proactive on behalf of the children who have been separated from their families because of the “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has recently been in effect at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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