June 15, 2022
Mid-American Baptist Churches of Iowa and Minnesota
strive to work together to build up the Body of Christ.
ABC USA Statement
on Clergy Abuse
The American Baptist Churches General Secretary released a statement this past week in response to recent public awareness of allegations of sexual abuse in other Baptist traditions. If you would like to read this statement,
MABC Region News:
First Baptist Church of Charles City has a challenge
for Mid-ABC youth!
We have the opportunity to bid on and purchase
a new bus for Dayton Oaks Camp.
The Charles City School district is auctioning off a
used school bus this summer
and if we can raise between $1200 and $2000
we will be able to purchase the bus.
We need your help.
We are challenging Mid-American Baptist churches
to host a dinner and a movie night
with all funds raised going to the Dayton Oaks Bus fund.
All you have to do is get your youth together,
plan your meal, pick a movie and set your prices.
You collect all funds.
Any checks can be written directly to your church
and at the conclusion of your event please just send one
check to First Baptist Church of Charles City
with Dayton Oaks Bus designated in the memo.
The winning Youth Group will receive
the Fundraiser of the Year Trophy!
Please have all events completed and funds collected by August 15.
FBC, Pella joined 15 churches to welcome children ages pre-school through 6th grade to Vacation Bible School June 6-10.
FBC hosted those children entering 4th grade in the fall. St. Mary's Catholic church assisted in providing volunteers.
The children's theme for the week was HERO'S
What's your church up to these days?
Send us photos with a brief explanation so that we can share them with the MABC Family in an upcoming edition of the BodyBuilder.
Prayers for churches in our region in search of pastoral leadership
The 2022 International Ministries World Mission Conference is going to be a special one!
We are so excited to give you the opportunity to reconnect in person with our global servants at the beautiful Green Lake Conference Center.
Learn first-hand what God is doing around the world! Enjoy a time of rest and spiritual renewal.
How might God use this week to speak to you? Even if you don’t know anything (yet!) about IM or Christian mission–join us to find out more!
Lodging and meals are your choice and made via Green Lake Conference Center at 920-294-3323 or visit their website to see the wide variety of housing options.
Conference registration with IM is below.
Join us for our next Everyday ABC Conversation:
Multicultural Ministry in Your Congregation/Community
on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 3:00pm EDT
with presenters Rev. Michael Ware and Rev. Kathryn Ray.
(Registration and more information to come soon.)
American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) invites you
to Space for Grace 2022, September 19 - 23, 2022 at
the Westin Kansas City, Missouri, at Crown Center.
Click on the logo for more information and to register
MABC's very own Rev. Janell Bloem - Pastor at FBC Boone
is one of the panelists for one of the workshops!
Plans are underway for our Region's Biennial Gathering happening Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1st to be held in person at FBC Pella, Iowa. Please make plans to attend and make sure members of your congregations are also present as we will have region business to attend to and will need church delegates in addition to a great program for our time together being planned. More information will be coming in the next couple of months with more details as the planning team gets to work on our first in-person gathering since 2018!!!
Prayers for God's strength and wisdom to Dayton Oaks and Forest Lake as the camping season begins.
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
2021 - 2023 Ministry Focus: Let the Walls Fall Down