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August 31, 2020 

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

Hello September - Mommy's Block Party

The Region office has just learned that Shawn Geer, Pastor of Renwick Baptist Church died yesterday, Sunday, August 31st. He had been rushed to the hospital in Des Moines on Saturday morning. Please keep his wife Yolanda and their family in your prayers. No further details are known at this moment. 



MABC Church News and Quick Updates - Derecho Impact in Iowa:
Attention MABC Churches impacted by the storm on Monday, August 10th
please let the Region Office office know of any needs you might have in light of this devastating storm.

 First Baptist Church of Marion IAIn addition to The Church on Northland located in Cedar Rapids (see the 8/15/2020 BodyBuilder for pictures) -  First Baptist Church of Marion  was also affected by the Derecho. 
Please contact the Pastor Dondrea Walker - 319-377-3275 if you would like to help in any way.

These are just a couple of pictures taken inside the church.

One Great Hour of Sharing - Iowa Derecho.
If you or your church would like to donate to the clean up and rebuilding efforts - you can send your checks through your church's Mission Support Form. Just list the donation as OGHS - Iowa Derecho.


Thank you to the pastors that were able to check in with me last Thursday. Carla Nelson, FBC Owatonna, Dondrea Walker, FBC Marion, David Schwechel, FBC Iowa Falls, Gary Martin, Associate Region Minister, Janell Bloem, FBC Boone, Dave Russell, FBC Ames, Patrick Jackson, FBC-COB, Cedar Rapids, Faustin Alobo, Swahili Baptist Church.

MABC Board of Region Ministries Update
The MABC Board of Region Ministries met via Zoom this past Saturday for it regularly scheduled meeting.
Here is the Executive Ministers Report.
Here is the current Financial Report presented by our Region Steward John Moore. 

Church Delegate Allocation can be found HERE   
Letter to Church Delegates can be found HERE


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Deliris and Moise Carrion-Joseph 

International Missionaries Deliris and Moise Carrion-Joseph's plan to be in the Region  in mid to late September  and would like to share about their ministry and form relationships with churches or small groups during the World Mission Offering emphasis.  They are working with migrants from Haiti, Central America and Africa who are making a new beginning  in Tijuana.    Contact them at for possible arrangements. 

ATTENTION MABC White Cross Coordinators
Information related to the Regional and International Projects can be found HERE
Please contact Mary Moffitt, Our Region's Mission and Service Coordinator if you have questions.

Invitation to Upcoming American Baptist Women's Ministries Events/Training:
Domestic Violence Prevention Virtual Training
American Baptist Women’s Ministries is partnering with Safe Haven Ministries for a Domestic Violence Prevention and Education virtual training. The virutal training will be held, September 12, 2020 from 1PM-3PM. This training will enable clergy, church leaders, community groups, and domestic violence educators to come together in a safe and intentional manner to learn ways to support and aid those in their communities that are suffering from Domestic Violence. Click here for more information

Young Adult Women's Paint and Soothe Your Soul
Join women from across the country for a virtual gathering that will engage your creativity and soothe your soul. Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8PM EDT. More info HERE

Addiction Webinar Series
Addictive behaviors are used to help us manage stress, negative emotions, and difficult social or relational experiences. For women, the challenges of multiple demands, role stress, body image, or trauma may also lead to addictive behaviors as coping strategies. We this theme, this series of webinars will deepen your understanding of addiction and provide tangible resources to support those affected by addiction. Click Here for more information . The first webinar will be September 24, 2020, 9PM EDT. 

M-ABC Quilters’ Retreat
A Ministry of Mid-American Baptist Churches
November 5 – 7, 2020
Dayton Oaks Camp
3717 Taylor Avenue, Dayton, IA 50530
All Skill levels are welcome
and encouraged!!!
Information and Registration Form can be found
MABC Churches interested in obtaining a Zoom Account at a reduced rate with enhanced features- click on the the Ministrelife logo below to get more information and pricing. Then contact Erica Van Brackle with ABHMS - Ministrelife - . Let her know that you are a church in our region and she will be able to assist you.

ABCUSA Monthly Newsletter can be found HERE
ABCUSA - American Baptist Churches USA
Here is a link regarding the recent passing of former ABCUSA General Secretary Daniel E. Weiss 
Latest Newsletter can be found HERE                                                  Latest News Letter can be found HERE 



The Region office would like to ask that you include a link to the MABC website and MAB Facebook page in your upcoming newsletters. 
We are proud of the work that has been done on both sites and would like to increase visibility
Please let your church members know that they can also subscribe to the BodyBuilder from the region website by clicking HERE

Be sure and check out our MABC WEBSITE.

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

August - November 2020 schedule can be found HERE

Camp Events happening this September


Nominations & Recommendations for ABC USA Officers

The nomination process is now open for the positions of ABC Officers for 2022-2023 – President, Vice President, and Budget Review Officer.  The NOMINATION/RECOMMENDATION and the CANDIDATE PROFILE forms for submission of names to be considered by the ABCUSA Nominating Committee can be found below.

Thank you for your participation in this important part of the representative process. 

Nomination/Recommendation forms and Candidate forms received after October 15, 2020 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

For forms and more information, CLICK HERE

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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