Monday, April 14, 2014

The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative Training Seminar

You are invited to a special seminar, "The Black Church and HIV:  The Social Justice Imperative" on Thursday, April 24 from 9am to 1 pm at Light of the World Christian Church.  This seminar is to educate and raise awareness about HIV in today's society and is sponsored by Marion County Health Department and the NAACP.  It is offered to equip church leaders to speak accurately and effectively on a topic very important to our community.

Pastor Tom will be attending this event and if you would like to join him please let him know ASAP.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Holy Week Schedule

Crooked Creek Baptist has released its schedule for Holy Week 2014

Thursday, April 17 7:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Service

This service will focus on the passion of Christ as shared through the gospel of Luke!  Music, meditation, and a special time of remembering will all be a part of this service.

Friday, April 18 12 noon
Community Good Friday Service

This service will last under an hour for those on their lunch break and will feature music and meditations from several local pastors. 

Saturday, April 19 9:30-11 a.m. 

Members of Crooked Creek Baptist will be sharing a free community breakfast from 9:30-11 a.m.

Saturday, April 19 5-8 p.m.

The members of Grace Tabernacle invite Crooked Creek Baptist (and other communities as well) to join them for an evening of worship, music, testimony, and dinner.  Several African refugees will share their stories of overcoming hate and discrimination in their home nation to arrive in the United States.  One special speaker, Ms. Rose Mapendo is an internationally known advocate for peace and reconciliation.  The service will also feature music from a combined choir from several different African nations.  Following worship meal, featuring several special African dishes, will be served.

Sunday, April 20 9:00 a.m.

A special breakfast for Crooked Creek Baptist and Grace Tabernacle will be offered from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.  Crooked Creek Baptist will be offering biscuits and gravy while Grace Tabernacle will also offer a few select dishes from their culture)s)

Sunday April 20 10:00 a.m.

Resurrection Worship service:  This worship service will feature a shared service with members from the African Conference sharing music, prayer, and messages together!  You are invited to a special service of blessing where we will celebrate the response to the crucifixion: the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Life After Pain African Conference

On Saturday, April 19 at 5:00 p.m. you are invited to Crooked Creek Baptist Church for a conference sponsored by Grace Tabernacle Church.  This conference will focus on the life and development of African refugees now living in the United States and the new hope that they have discovered in this country. 

During this time several refugees will share stories of their life and survival.  One of those speakers, Ms. Rose Mapendo will share about her life experiences leaving the Congo to come to the United States.  A brief outline of her story can be found here:


Following this worship service and time of testimony Grace Tabernacle will be offering a special community meal.  There is no cost set for this event.

We hope you will plan to join us for this event as it will be a wonderful testimony to the power of hope in Christ and how this power can change the world.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Reasons to be at worship on March 9

Several members have spoken of their excitement to be back in worship (and of the hope that our severe snow/cold weather is at an end for this season) and we wanted to share some extra reasons you might want to join us fore worship this Sunday.

1.  The debut of new Lenten banners at the front of the sanctuary.  They are a beautiful addition to our worship!

2.  Grace Tabernacle Choir- will be joining with us and share some music to open our service!  Their pastor will also share a poem that he has written in the service.

3.  Crooked Creek Baptist's own chancel choir will be singing as well!

This will be a very musical service as we also share in communion, hear a message based on Mark 9, and worship our Loving God!

Hope to see you here this Sunday!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Lenten Bible Study Series

Beginning on Wednesday evening, March 12 Crooked Creek Baptist will be offering a special Bible study series focused on the passion narrative found in the gospel of Luke.  This series will run for 5 continuous weeks and meet at the church from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Participants are asked to bring their Bible and something to write with as handouts will be available each week.

For questions, please contact Tom Bartley at tbartley@ymail.com or at 317.251.7804

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Crooked Creek Baptist hosts African Conference

You are invited to join the members of Grace Tabernacle, a Congolese church using CCBC's building for an evening of testimony, worship, and authentic Congolese dining on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The evening will feature a series of testimonies from African refugees detailing their struggle to escape violence and discrimination as God has led them to this new world of the United States.  The service will also feature music from a combined choir of several different African churches singing in a variety of languages.

The testimony will be in English and is part of this community's outreach to the people of the nation they now call home!  Following the service we will adjourn downstairs to our Fellowship Hall where an authentic Congolese meal will be served!

For more information or to let us know you plan to join us, feel free to call the church office at 317-251-7804 or contact Pastor Emmanuel Musinga of Grace Tabernacle directly at graceministry6@gmail.com

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Church is open

Thanks for our snow removal contractor, Crooked Creek Baptist has a snow cleared lot for the Sunday 2/2/14 service.  There are some slicks spots in areas in the lot and on the sidewalks so please use caution as you join us for worship!