Glenloch COVID-19 Update (5/12)

Printable GBC Reopening Update 

Service Sign-up Form

Our plan at this time remains to begin live, in person worship this Sunday, May 17 at 9am, 11am, and 6pm. Our regulations include:

    1. Continued recording and online posting of services for those who should not or do not choose to attend
    2. Enlisting a cleaning service to sanitize the sanctuary (chairs, doors, etc.)  between services.
    3. Hand-sanitizing stations and masks available
    4. Posting guidelines (no shaking hands or hugging) and sectioning off areas to ensure social distancing
    5. No Sunday School or other small group meetings until further notice
    6. No children’s activities until further notice
    7. No greeting times
    8. Reduced facilities use (e.g., no water fountains; bathrooms emergency only)
    9. Intentional, orderly dismissal
    10. After three weeks, we will re-evaluate and make adjustments to this plan as necessary
  • In light of Gov. Kemp’s extension of the ‘shelter in place’ recommendation for senior citizens and those who are in vulnerable health condition until June 13, we are encouraging those in this category to remain at home during this time.  We will continue to record our services so that individuals and families who are not able to attend may continue to worship at home.
  • The COVID-19 virus is still a threat, especially for the most vulnerable. We will observe all the appropriate social distancing recommendations (as noted above) during our time back together, and will post info on this in our meeting spaces.
  • We request that you and your family choose a morning service to attend over the course of the three weeks (May 17, 24, and 31) , and also let us know if you will be attending the 6pm service so that we may monitor and gauge our attendance and our ability to worship safely. You may sign up for a service by clicking on the link provided in the post. The link will also be available on our website . 
  • Our services will be ‘scaled back’ a bit for the first three weeks, but it will still include a sermon and some congregational singing. The 6pm service will be primarily geared for youth, but all ages are encouraged to attend. Preaching/Teaching will be split between Neil and Bryson.

                - Pastor Neil will be preaching the Sunday morning services on May 17 and May 31. He will be preaching the                            evening service on May 24.

                - Bryson will be preaching the Sunday morning services on May 24. He will be preaching the evening service on                        May 17 and May 31.

  • We are prayerful and cautiously optimistic that the Covid-19 virus numbers will continue to slow, and ‘shelter in place’ regulations lifted,  so that we may be able to offer a more regular worship and weekly schedule in the near future.  Please be patient with us as we learn how to navigate and adjust as we seek to re-open our ministries.

Our Story

In 1902 Mr. Mitchell Andrews, with the help of his sons, built the first meeting house at Glenloch.  It was one room about 40 feet wide and 60 feet in length.  He was paid either three to four hundred dollars to complete the job. The church and the community grew and prospered over the years. 

In the summer of 1949, the old meeting house was torn down and a new one was built on the same site.  The church used mostly volunteer labor with a foreman and two other paid carpenters.  The church was built for the sum of about three thousand dollars.  The new church was dedicated on Sunday, October 9th, 1949.

Renovations of the sanctuary, as well as the construction of new buildings, took place from the the 1950's through the 1990's. Our current sanctuary was built in 2010 and continues to be the meeting place for our Sunday morning worship. Reverend Neil Awbrey has been the Pastor of Glenloch Baptist Church since 2000.