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Body Builders

June 30, 2020 

Mid-American Baptist Churches of Iowa and Minnesota
strive to work together to build up the body of Christ.


Dear <<First Name>>,

Resources that you might find helpful as you have conversations
around the topic of Race and Racial Justice in America.
There are many books, blogs, websites and videos -
these are just a few that I have found insightful in recent days.
Let me know what you are reading on the subject and I will include them in future editions.
A Resource from Associate Region Minister Gary Martin: As we compile resources for individuals or congregations to learn about anti-racism, I was sent this list on LinkedIn from North Park University in Chicago, an inner city college and seminary affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. HERE

A Resource from an organization called - Be the Bridge: Moving Towards Racial Reconciliation HERE

Judson Press releases new study guides; Highlights resources Racial and Social Justice. The six-session guide, designed for use with congregations and other groups, is available for download at no cost. HERE

Talking About Race – National Museum of African American History & Culture (Smithsonian)
God's love and light shines in the midst of this pandemic!!!!!
Opportunities to be MABC BodyBuilders. 
Working together to build up the Body of Christ during this Covid 19 pandemic.
Cambria Baptist Church's Tenderloin Dinner (Fundraiser). 
They were able to do it as a "drive by" experience. 

American Baptist Churches USA Survey Assesses Impact of COVID-19

A survey regarding the impact of the global pandemic was sent to all of the American Baptist regions via each region's executive minister in May. On behalf of local churches, the person most knowledgeable was asked to complete the survey. Originally requested by the members of the National Executive Council and Regional Executive Ministers Council, the survey of American Baptist congregations was aimed at assessing the impact of COVID-19.

A total of 414 congregations responded to the survey. A summary of the quantitative results is shown below. The survey results summary looks at the overall impact of COVID-19, the impact of COVID-19 on worship and ministry, future outlook related to COVID-19, and areas impacted by the virus.

Read the summary here.

Monthly Newsletter can be found HERE
From: Hotakainen, Kathleen J. (MP) (FBI) <>
Sent: Friday, June 26, 2020 4:37 PM
Subject: Letter to religious leaders in Minnesota
Dear Religious Leaders of Minnesota,

Be sure and check out our MABC FACEBOOK page for more helpful information.

Be sure and check out our MABC WEBSITE.

June - November 2020 schedule can be found HERE

Summer work day at Dayton Oaks
 Saturday August 8th from 9am - 4pm

Family Camp at Dayton Oaks
Thursday August 27-Saturday August 29, 2020
Starts at 7pm on the 27th and ends at 4 pm on the 29th.
Register online at or complete attached insert.

Men's Retreat at Dayton Oaks
Friday September 25- Sunday September 27, 2020
Starts at 7:30 Friday and ends at 4pm on Sunday
Register online at or complete attached form.



American Baptist Women's Ministries
69th Annual Meeting

Saturday, July 18, 2020
1:00 PM Eastern/11:00 AM Pacific 
Join American Baptist Women's Ministries' 69th annual meeting virtually on Saturday July 18, 2020. All American Baptist women are invited. The annual meeting will include American Baptist Women's Ministries updates, bylaw changes, and the election of officers for American Baptist Women's Ministries. Please register by July 15 to attend the virtual meeting.
Nominees Selected for National Positions in American Baptist Women's Ministries include our very own Dawn Doerr-Johnson from FBC Ames

Nominee for Coordinator of Events – Dawn Doerr-Johnson
Dawn is a person of prayer and has knowledge of the Word. She listens well to others and is a team player, reliable, who will get to your ideas without losing herself. She keeps on subject and is able to pull in a person who is on the fringe. Dawn is able to respond to an urgent or quick change. She has been a “go to” person for computer questions, teaching computer classes at ABWM conferences in the past. She is a multitasker and flexible. Dawn is a very caring and loving person. She is persistent enough to have completed her Master’s Degree after 20 years out of school to become a licensed Family Therapist.

Gift American Baptist Women's Ministries with a $69 birthday donation for 69 memorable years of ministry with women and girls: Honor the past by supporting the present and ensuring the future! Send your tax-deductible gift by check payable to American Baptist Women's Ministries, marked as "birthday gift", 1075 First Ave STE C-210, King of Prussia, PA 19406, or click here to give online.

Here is the Current Newsletter from Valley Forge

June 2020 Newsletter

Come for a safe, renewing time away at Green Lake! Play and pray together on the golf course, on the lake and around the grounds . . . click here for details about discounts on hotels, houses and cabins!
Please note that there are lodging specials for Pastors and Worship Leaders.

Registration is open for the Pastoral Care Specialist, 
2020-2022 cohort

This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care, and receive support, encouragement and consultation on their work. Participants will reinforce what they already do well and integrate new knowledge and skills into their ministries.

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Don't forget to SAVE THE DATE:   
We will gather as a family for our Biennial Meeting and celebrate the Region's 50th Anniversary on October 2-3, 2020  Be a part of the celebration! 

Click on the image below for a very important invitation.
2021 Biennial Mission Summit - June 25-27, 2021 in San Juan, Puerto Rico


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