October 31, 2021
Mid-American Baptist Churches of Iowa and Minnesota
strive to work together to build up the Body of Christ.
Who are the saints in your life past and present?
Take a moment tomorrow to give thanks to God
for the gift they continue to be in your life.
MABC Region News:
Scenes from around the Region
Please send the region office photos of events and activities
that have taken place at your church.
We would love to share them with the MABC Family
Fall Wood Harvested at Forest Lake Camp
Thank You Volunteers for all the Fall Wood Harvested at Forest Lake Camp this past week. The rains came on Monday & Wednesday but we had good weather on Tuesday & Thursday. The wood has been cut into “bite sized” pieces and has been stacked in the woodshed. Also, some large logs have been gathered and are awaiting cutting and splitting. Shawn feels there is enough wood stored in the woodshed for a “normal” year. Thanks again to all of you for taking the TIME and the EFFORT getting “the fires burning” for Forest Lake Camp. Also, thanks to Teresa & Shawn for the meals & hospitality. --- A word from Gary Morrison
FBC Oelwein's Youth Group did a great job raising food for the
Oelwein Area Kitchen Cupboard
Highlights of the 2021 Banquet and Annual meeting
can be found by clicking below - just click on a logo:.
Our Current 3Q Financial Position
Please note that our Region's ability to do mission and ministry largely depends upon our churches contributing to United Mission Basic and to the Region Offering. Both of our Camps also depend largely upon your monthly contributions that are reflected in the Specifics line item.
A word from our
Mission and Stewardship Ministry Team
Mid-American Baptist pastor’s Generosity Project cohort is forming for calendar year 2022. Pastors interested in learning more about the Project or participating in the cohort can contact Rev. Gary Martin 515-329-6434, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for joining the 2022 cohort is Dec. 1, 2021. The cohort will meet monthly by video conferencing for 1 ½ hours, with a facilitator. Each participant will read four books, and the group will interact with the material from those books. There is no cost for the pastor to participate, and the books are provided. More information can be found HERE
Thank you to our
MABC Board of Region Ministries
for a great meeting on
Saturday, October 23rd via Zoom.
Be sure and click on the Quick Links above on the top left hand side
of this newsletter for information from our local and national partners.
MABC Region Upcoming Events:
A complete listing of upcoming events can be found on the region website HERE
We have over 90 Youth and Adults
registered for this event!!!!
RYE Registration Materials can be found HERE
Click HERE for a printable registration form
Pastor Roy Karlen and the members of Woodlawn Christian Church
invites the MABC Family to a holiday concert:
Pastor Dave Schwechel of FBC Iowa Falls invites the MABC Family to a light display that he has created at his home in Iowa Falls.
Please let the region office know of your church holiday festivities and we would be happy to showcase them in upcoming newsletters.
For more event information, visit www.abwomensministries.org/events.
For a listing of important dates to remember of ABWM events from 2021 - 2024 - click HERE
Highlights from Iowa West Rally held on Saturday, October 16th at
FBC Atlantic, Iowa
Highlights from Iowa East Rally held on Saturday, October 30th at
FBC Marion, Iowa
2021 - 2023 Ministry Focus: Let the Walls Fall Down Fall Webinar Series
Debunking Domestic Violence Myths Through A Biblical Lens
November 4, 2021; 9:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM PDT
Presenter: Tara Aday, Director of Prevention and Education, Safe Haven Ministries
Click here for more information.
God is in the Details
November 18, 2021; 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST
Presenter: Elaine Cody, Life Coach, Cody Clarity Coaching
Click here for more information.
National Announcements Click here to visit the ABCUSA website for the most up-to-date information.
We are excited to announce the “Everyday ABC Conversations” series.
Due to the popularity of the recent Mission Summit Conversations in which over 650 American Baptists simultaneously participated in dialogue during the 20 21 Biennial Mission Summit, the American Baptist Churches USA is launching this series of dialogues, entitled, “Everyday ABC Conversations.” Save the Date for and plan now to join us online for our second conversation on November 30, 2021:
Soul Care @ Christmas Tuesday, November 30, at 3:00pm EDT – Zoom Platform. With Presenters Rev. Betty Wright-Riggins and Rev. Judy Fackenthal, ABCUSA Spiritual Direction Team
More information to follow. No fee to participate, but online registration is required.