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 tbartley@ymail.com

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!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Upcoming Sermon Series: VOLATILE!

Coming in August:  topics and discussion about topics that are often avoided in the life of the church due to their polarizing nature. 

What would you consider to be such topics?  There are still times to make suggestions.  Our plan is to carefully and respectfully respond to some of the great challenges that are facing our contemporary society and how the church can help:
First:  to have a voice in the discussion and
Second:  to work for peace and reconciliation among our differences so that we can
Third:  present an honest and effective witness to God's ministry in the world

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Manna Saturday

This Saturday, May 17 Crooked Creek Baptist will be offering a free community breakfast from 9:30-11 a.m.  On the menu this month are scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash browns.  We hope you will join us for this meal and fore the fellowship that takes place around these tables.  In addition to the meal a small food pantry will be available to visitors.  The stated goal of Manna is to provide enough food to feed a hungry family for a day.

This ministry is one that could easily include you.  All you need is a willingness to sit, eat, and visit!  hope to see you this Saturday!

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.