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April 15, 2022 

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


American Baptists are Called to Pray 


Ukraine: IM missionary and European partner zoom call recording available

Check out this helpful zoom video from March 28, 2022 that features a historian who sets the background for the war in Ukraine, IM Missionaries response to the resulting refugee crisis, and how your church can partner to bring relief and support.

"Ukraine: War, Refugees, and the Baptist Response."

MABC Region News:

A clever invitation for Easter Service from FBC Dubuque, Iowa
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.

Supporting Refugees from Afghanistan

The Rochester Genesee ABC Region has invited us to join a conversation that they have set up on this topic. Over the past several months, about 70,000 people from Afghanistan have been resettled in the U.S. with temporary status, following their emergency evacuation from Afghanistan. In the immediate future, several thousand more are expected. Many churches, including ABC congregations, have been involved already in resettlement efforts as co-sponsors working with Church World Service and other Refugee Resettlement Agencies. Others have expressed interest in doing so, or are assisting in other ways. Join Rev. Peter J.B. Carman, Mission Liaison for Afghan Refugees and Evacuees with American Baptist Home Mission Societies  to share what your congregation is doing with refugees from Afghanistan or to find out more about how you can get involved. Tuesday, April 19th, 6:00 p.m. Central / 7:00 p.m. Eastern Zoom

Click here to register.


Earth Day, Friday, April 22, 2022
Sunday, April 24 2022 

Weathering the Storm: Faithful Climate Resilience

Worship Resources can be found HERE

Immanuel Baptist Church: Can We Pray For You?
Prayers for churches in our region in search of pastoral leadership


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!!!


Dear Friends, We are looking forward to a fantastic summer camping season & wanted to invite you to visit the camp. We will be having an Open House / Camper Day on April 30th from 10am-3pm. There will be lots to do at the camp – including a wagon ride to our new swimming pond, a hike to the cabins, tour the updates in the lodge, & scheduled activities for kids and adults, and lunch will be provided.  There is no cost to attend this event, but donations are always welcome.  If you haven’t been to the camp in a while, we invite you to see all the new additions and updates that have occurred since your last visit. If you have campers that aren’t sure about camp, we invite you to bring them so they can see what a special place camp is – especially at Dayton Oaks Camp. If you’ve never been to Dayton Oaks Camp, we’d like to invite you to check out the camp to see just what you’ve been missing. We are also looking for any volunteers who would like to help with this event.  We will need volunteers for activities and preparing & serving the meal. Hope to see you at camp!  Matt & Dani

Saturday, May 14, 2022 Lunch provided will be provided.

Forest Lake Venture 2022 
May 9 - 14, 2022

NOTICE! The workweek for volunteers at Forest Lake Camp is May 9-14 this year. That is a little later than other years. I hope each of you will be able to help get things ready for the season again this year. Trail grooming and bridge inspection are needed. Also, picnic table repairs, cabin maintenance, linoleum floor in a bathroom, outside spring clean-up, plumbers assistant, cabins readied for the quickly approaching season, cleaning and painting the entrance sign. It will be nice working with you again this year. I have found that doing things at our camps is greatly needed and it is another way to help out a little beyond the financial needs. Let the camp (or me) know your plans when you know them for this year’s Forest Lake Venture '22. Gary Morrison 515-729-7722

2021 Annual Report can be found HERE
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Click HERE for the Application - Remember the deadline is April 30, 2022


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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    


Sectional Meetings: What's Up with ABWM?
Join other American Baptist Women as we hear from our national board, national staff, association leaders, and AB Women on what’s happening in American Baptist Women’s Ministries. 
Midwestern Section - Tuesday, May 10, 2022 
Midwestern ABWM Regions: Central (Arkansas, Kansas, & Oklahoma), Great Rivers Region (Illinois &Missouri), Indiana, Michigan, Mid-America (Iowa, & Minnesota), Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Click here for more details.

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Join us Sept. 21-23 for our signature national gathering, Space for Grace 2022, preceded by our new Spiritual Caregivers Conference, Sept. 19-20, in vibrant Kansas City, Mo., at the beautiful Westin Crown Center
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