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(near Dayton, IA)

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February 28, 2021 

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

International Ministries, the Regional Executive Ministers Council, Burmese Baptist Churches USA, Chin Baptist Churches USA, Chin Association of North America, Kachin Baptist Churches USA, Kachin American Baptist Association, and Karen Baptist Churches USA.

On a newly created “Burma Refugee Commission” webpage on the ABCUSA website, interested persons can find an introductory message from Interim General Secretary C. Jeff Woods, prayer requests and prayers, both written and recorded, information about the current sociopolitical situation in Myanmar, additional resources from the Burma Refugee Commission, and a contact form to connect with the Commission.

 Please keep the congregations here in the Mid-American Family in you prayers especially:

Zion Karen Baptist - Albert Lea, MN
Maplewood Hosanna Karen Baptist  - Maplewood, MN
First Karen Baptist - Oakdale, MN
Calvary Karen Baptist - St. Paul, MN
First Baptist - St. Paul, MN
First Burma Christ Church  - St. Paul, MN
Hosanna Karen Baptist  - Maplewood, MN
K'Nyaw Baptist - St. Paul, MN
Nazareth Karen Baptist - Maplewood, MN
Carson Chin Baptist, Columbus Junction, IA
Chin Baptist - Des Moines, IA
Chin Evangelical - Clive, IA
Emmanuel Chin Baptist - Des Moines, IA
Iowa Zotung Baptist - Des Moines, IA
Senthang Chin Baptist - Windsor Heights, IA
Zotung Emmanuel Baptist - Des Moines, IA
Iowa Chin Baptist - Urbandale, IA

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/26/21)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary and the American Baptist Churches Burma Refugee Commission are issuing a Call to Prayer for Myanmar starting in March 2021. American Baptists are invited to consider setting aside time(s) to lift up prayers for Myanmar individually or collectively, in the midst of the current sociopolitical situation in Myanmar. While there is no designated day, we highlight that the World Day of Prayer falls on Friday, March 5 this year.

Topic: Invitation to pray for Burma 
Time: Mar 1, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Are you looking for an exciting way to grow your faith this summer?  Positions for summer staff now open at Dayton Oaks Camp.  Three cabin leader positions available.  Need 2 female leaders and 1 male leader.  We are also looking for a maintenance person for the summer season.  Must be 18 or older to apply and complete a background check.  Email Matt or Dani at mapcamp@lvcta for more information. Dayton Oaks is also looking for older youth volunteers and adult leader volunteers throughout the summer camping season.  Responsibilities will vary, but some available duties will be dishes, cleaning, helping with weekly camp leadership, painting, tidying up camp buildings and grounds.  Send Dani or Matt your information and what week you are available, and we will get back to you about helping with summer camp.
Forest Lake Camp is in need of someone to coordinate our Encounter Camp for 4th and 5th graders scheduled July 12-17, 2021. Please Contact the camp at (641)684-8908, or Shawn at (641)680-0648 for more information.
Also Forest Lake is looking for an assist cook for summer 2021 camp season. Contact the camp at (641)684-8908, or Shawn at (641)680-0648.


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United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and the Minnesota Council of Churches is launching a new web-based series on Disrupting White Supremacy. The first event, on Tuesday, March 2, 7-8:30pm, is meant to prepare us for the trials of the former police officers accused in George Floyd’s death. With the trial of Derek Chauvin beginning on March 8th, our nation – and especially the Twin Cities – will again be confronted with the trauma of racism, police brutality, and white supremacy in America.
We will engage in a dialogue between Rev. Traci Blackmon and Rev. Steven Belton, moderated by Rev. Dr. Gary Green II of United Seminary. For more information and to sign up: Seeking Justice, Carin for Community: Preparing for the Days Ahead Tickets, Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite.
This program is the first in a two-year series to be led by the Minnesota Council of Churches and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, which will provide critical education and organizing resources to support clergy engagement with social and political justice issues in communities of faith. This project has an explicitly public theological and anti-racist orientation and will address political issues of concern at the local and national levels.



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