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2021 Tentative Calendar (Printable PDF)

You may have noticed that we didn't print a BGAV wall calendar for 2021. Like all of you, we've made some changes to our routine because of the changing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We typically distribute most of those calendars at our annual meeting, which as you know was moved to a virtual/online format for November 2020. Since we don't know when we'll be able to safely resume in-person events, we're producing only a printable PDF document for now. As any major changes are made, we will update the document and post it on our website for your reference.

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BGAV Budget Remains in Place for 2021

As we reflect on the year that is drawing to a close and look ahead to the year that awaits us, the local church continues to feel the effects of COVID-19 and make the necessary adjustments because of the virus’s impact on our communities. We have seen what we have always known—BGAV churches are creative and resilient in the midst of crisis and responsive to meeting the needs of those around us.

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Register NOW for Our Annual Meeting!

Mark your calendar now and make plans to attend the first-ever online-only BGAV Annual Meeting! The event, "Deep Roots, Green Shoots," will begin at 6:45 p.m. Monday, November 9, with a special presentation of music videos sent in by many of our churches just before the worship celebration airs at 7:00 p.m. Highlights of the Monday evening service include a keynote address by N.T. Wright, an original song written and performed for us by Kate Campbell, and John Upton's annual report of how BGAV continues in our mission to renew all things through the power of Christ. The session will conclude by 9:00 p.m. and be followed by another 15 minutes of music videos from our churches.

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Baptist General Association of Virginia Engages Lee B. Spitzer as Part-time Consultant

“Dr. Lee Spitzer is a good friend and has been a colleague in leadership for many years,” said Dr. John V. Upton, Jr., BGAV Executive Director. “When he was Executive Minister for ABC of New Jersey we frequently had our executive teams meet to collaborate and share resources. Dr. Spitzer knows the BGAV from years of shared ministry. Having served as ABCUSA General Secretary, Lee brings a broad range of experience and knowledge that will help our churches navigate the post-Covid world, as well as help generate a collaborative strategy called Ascent which will help us re-imagine reaching North America with the Gospel. I am so grateful Lee is willing to be a consultant and spiritual coach for this journey.”

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Relief for Our Ministry Partners in Beirut, Lebanon

Posted: 8/7/20 at 8:30am. The world was shocked by the devastating explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. We have all seen the pictures and videos circulating and it was obvious that the damage would be severe. Our prayers are with the people of Lebanon as they move forward with recovery. Virginia Baptists have long been friends and …

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Racism and the Death of George Floyd

It has been several weeks since Easter, when life was exuberant and expectant. We were so hopeful, even though we worshipped in ways different from our norm because of COVID-19. Now, weeks have passed, and life does not seem as hopeful as it did. The death of George Floyd took our breath away and ignited a rage that has been building with racial tragedies across the country.

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