Thursday, September 25, 2014

Kids At Play

Dear Parents and Kids involved in “Kids at Play”,

Kids at Play is a program that is designed to be more than just Nerf Wars and playing with Legos.  It is also an opportunity to teach our children about the responsibility of living in a nation as great as our own.  We will be focusing on some different mission and service projects during the course of our time together (a future date of October 26 is reserved for rolling white cross bandages!) and our first project will involve assembling boxes for Operation Christmas Child.  A link to this can be found here:

We would like to pack AT LEAST 4 shoeboxes this year (note:  we will make as many boxes as we have supplies to fill!)!  One for a boy and girl for age groups 5-9 and 10-14.  We would like to pack these boxes on Sunday, October 19 and would like to ask for your help with this.  We would like to fill these boxes with toys, gifts, toothbrushes,  and other simple hygiene products (toothbrush and toothpaste, travel shampoo, etc…)  Please note that we are asked NOT to include any food items (no candy either) in these boxes. 

We would like to ask the kids to go shopping for a few items to donate for each gender and age group.  If you would like to fill a box on your own please let us know and we can help you with this process.  We have already had a church member agree to cover the cost of shipping of these Operation Christmas Child boxes! 

Thanks for considering this project and for your help with “Kids At Play”.  We believe the children joining us are learning about so much more than just playing.  This would not be possible without YOU!

If you have any questions feel free to contact me either by phone (317-670-4313) or email (


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Free Breakfast Saturday, September 20

This Saturday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. Crooked Creek Baptist will be offering a free hot breakfast in Fellowship Hall. There will also be a small food pantry that anyone is welcome to visit. Around the church we call this program Manna. We offer it because we believe that God calls us to serve the needs of our community and many in our local community struggle to provide enough food for their families.

But its only a symptom indicative of a greater need. Please join with us in thinking about ways we can tackle the causes of such need instead of just the need.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Church Picnic

You are invited to join the members and friends of Crooked Creek Baptist this Sunday, September 7 for their annual church picnic and cookout.  Great food, fellowship, and live entertainment will be offered.  The picnic will start immediately following the 10:45 worship service.  If you plan to join us for worship we encourage you to come in your favorite "picnic" attire!  The choir from Grace Tabernacle will be sharing with us in our service and the Indy Adult Show Choir will offer us live music at the picnic!

Hope to see you then!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Kids at Play cooks/meal facilitators needed...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kids at Play

Crooked Creek Baptist is pleased to announce a new fall programming event for kids that will be meeting on Sunday evenings from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. 

Kids at Play: will be an evening of games (Nerftastic Adventures will continue as part of this), Bible study, mission projects and education, and other projects.  Dinner will be provided each week for kids (and their families that remain) for a suggested donation of $4.  The dates for these gatherings are:

September 14, 21, 28
October 19, 26
Nov 2, 9 16
On Sunday, November 23 in our regular worship service the children will be taking part in worship, sharing the results of their work and education, as well as other gifts and skills developed as part of these meetings (Example:  We will be working on a choral piece for this Sunday)!
There is no need to register for these events and all children old enough to be in school from 1st grade up are welcome.  For more information please contact Tom Bartley either by phone, 317-251-7804, or electronically at

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wilderness Escape VBS July 7-10 9-12 noon

Crooked Creek Baptist is pleased to announce its Vacation Bible School program offered on July 7-10 from 9 am to 12 noon!  This VBS program will focus on the story of Moses and the Israelites escape from Egypt and travels through the Wilderness as God leads them towards the Promised Land.

Children from ages 4 through 6th grade are welcome to attend!  You can pre-register by calling the church office at 317-251-7804 or by showing up in person on Monday, July 7 at 9:00 a.m.  Our VBS will feature activities such as games, music, crafts, snacks, and stories and promises to be both educational AND entertaining!

Our special mission project for this week will be:

VBS Homeless Kits:

This year for the Crooked Creek Baptist Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School, we will be making sock kits to share with the homeless.  On the last day of Vacation Bible School, children will have a chance to assemble these kits!  But this can only happen with the right supplies.  To assemble these kits we are looking to collect a variety of items that will all fit into one sock.  Children and families are invited to help us by bringing in these items where we will check them off each day until our goal is reached.  Here are the suggested items we can use in these sock kits.

ALL of these items should be travel sized to insure they will fit into a sock:

1.       40 bottles of shampoo

2.       40 sticks of deodorants (for men and women)

3.       40 bottles of hand sanitizer

4.       40 tubes of sunscreen

5.       40 packs of wet wipes/cleansing towels

6.       40 tubes of lip balm (Chapstick, etc..)

7.       40 packages of tissues (Kleenex)

8.       40 bottles of lotion

9.       40 bottles of mouthwash

10.   40 packs of toothbrush/toothpaste (Either separate or packaged together)

11.   80 granola bars (please nothing more than chocolate chips- think about what chocolate does in a hot car)

12.   80 small boxes of raisins

13.   40 individual packs of fruit (applesause, etc…)

14.   40 packs of chewing gum


Donations can be brought to the front of the sanctuary each day and children will have a chance to mark off on our poster the items they have brought in to donate.

Please note:  after these kits are assembled on Thursday, July 10 you will have an option of taking a Homeless Sock Kit with you.  The idea for these kits is to share them with the homeless people that are so often begging on street corners or in medians alongside the road.  We advise you to use caution in sharing this kit and ALWAYS make sure it is an adult who hands the sock kit out of the window.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Visiting IM Missionaries

You are invited to join us for lunch this Thursday, July 3 at 12 noon, to meet American Baptist International Missionaries Carlos Bonilla and Mayra Giovanetti who are currently serving in Nicaragua. 
Their family will be here to share about the exciting ministry opportunities taking place in Nicaragua and the work of American Baptists to help share and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We anticipate their formal presentation to begin around 12:30- so if you are unable to join us for lunch you may still hear from this the Bonilla-Giovanetti family at this time.  Lunch will be a baked potato bar from McAlisters and will cost around $5-6 per person. It is important that you let us know if you plan to join us this Thursday for lunch by Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. so that we may plan accordingly.  We hope you will be able to join us for this very personal time with this Missionary Family!