Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stewardship Emphasis in July

Associate Executive Minister of ABC IN-KY, Don Scott, will be present with us during our education time on July 11,18, and 25 to share some thoughts on Stewardship. He writes:

While we often think of "stewardship" as being connected to money, the truth is that stewardship is much broader. In fact, stewardship is often equated with discipleship since it pertains to all of life. Please join us in Sunday School for a three week emphasis, starting July 11, as we focus on the stewardship of relationships, the Gospel, and, yes, money.

All adults and youth (grades 6-12) are welcome to come and join us for this thought provoking and life changing series during this time as we meet in the Fellowship Hall.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School for Crooked Creek Baptist will be from Monday June 28 and run through Thursday, July 1 from 9 a.m. til 12 noon! We will be using curriculum from Gospel Light called SonQuest Rainforest and it will have a rainforest motif. The mission project for this week will be connected with the Penny Project, a mission designed to help raise awareness of poverty in America by American Baptist Churches. The Penny Project seeks to raise awareness of the extent of child poverty throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and support for programs and ministries responding to the needs of children in poverty. Inspired by the example of the youth of First Baptist Church in New London, N.H.—who raised 60,000 pennies to represent the number of children living in poverty in their state—National Ministries is encouraging the youth of American Baptist Churches USA to raise 14 million pennies to represent the number of children living in poverty in the United States and Puerto Rico. The link to the site is:

In the city of Indianapolis, the 2008 population is given as 798,382. Of that number, 16.5% live at or below poverty. 24% of these unfortunate are under the age of 18. This means that in the city of Indianapolis, 31,616 children live at or below poverty. And so our goal at Vacation Bible School this year is to collect one penny for each of these children. Our goal then is collect 31,616 pennies. We will track this collection and let you know as we reach toward our goal of raising awareness of poverty in Indianapolis, and of our attempt to take action to change these statistics.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rev. Joy Amick Bio

Rev. Joy Witek Amick was born in Wayne, NJ and attended the Preakness Baptist Church. She attended Presbyterian-related Muskingum College (now University), New Concord, OH, earning a BA degree in elementary education with a minor in sociology. She spent 13 years teaching elementary school in OH and NJ, part of that with the Dept. of Corrections, teaching GED and life skills to high school students.
When she felt God calling her to the ministry, she attended Drew Theological Seminary - a Methodist school in Madison, NJ, graduating with an MDiv (Master of Divinity), and pastoring the Upper Freehold Baptist Church in Imlaystown, NJ for almost 10 years before moving to Kirklin, IN to be with her newly married husband, John. (John and Joy met at a singles conference for pastors at Green Lake, Wisconsin, our American Baptist Assembly grounds.) For several years, John and Joy resided in the Hudson Valley area of New York state, where Joy was the interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Middletown, NY.
Recently, they moved to Noblesville, IN to be closer to family (Cathy Lynn and Alan Peacock) and grandchildren (David and Evan Peacock). John’s son and daughter-in-law, David and Amber Amick, live in Nebraska, with Dylan, 7, and Dawson, 3, and our newest addition, our first granddaughter, born 5/25, Abigail Renee.
Joy is enjoying decorating her first “home” with turtles, garden flags, flowers, and family pictures, and making the house a comfortable and inviting home.
She continues to search for God’s guidance in pastoral placement, and is also working toward an MLIS (library science) degree online at Rutgers University, expecting to become a theological or academic librarian upon graduation in 2012.

Rev Joy Amick will be our featured guest speaker on Sunday, June 13. Joy has recently begun a ladies Bible study that meets every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. here at Crooked Creek Baptist