Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Relief

From our Executive Minister...note that 100% of funds donated go directly to helping with the relief effort.
Our One Great Hour of Sharing Offering is a trusted way to provide immediate relief to those who have experienced the tornado devastation in Moore, Oklahoma.
To give online, click here.  Enter your information and select "One Great Hour of Sharing" from the drop-down menu.
American Baptists Respond...
region logo A massive tornado tore through Moore, Okla., and surrounding suburbs of Oklahoma City on Monday, damaging homes, businesses and elementary schools. American Baptists are joining with others to respond to this disaster. Church World Service has issued an appeal, and $5,000 in One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) domestic emergency disaster-relief funds have been released in response to the appeal.  Read more...
Many from our wider ABC family gave sacrificially to OGHS last year when tornadoes struck Henryville, IN.  May we respond generously this year.
In Christ,
Rev. Soozi Whitten Ford, Executive Minister

American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Matching grant offer for missionary support

DOUBLE your gifts to IM: May 1 – June 30

IM announces a generous Matching Gift Opportunity. New individual donors and current donors who give a gift over-and-above their previous contributions can have their gifts to International Ministries DOUBLED when they respond between May 1 and June 30, 2013.
A generous group of donors from the Luther Rice Society (LRS) are making this gift-doubling opportunity possible. These individuals have created a matching pool that now totals $200,000 and may grow larger in the coming weeks.
The LRS donors are inviting other individuals to contribute gifts of $50 or more to International Ministries. Participating with IM through these gifts will help to call new workers into international cross-cultural mission service as well as undergird the work of current mission personnel. These gifts will be matched dollar for dollar between May 1 and June 30, 2013, or until the matching pool is depleted, whichever comes first.
“The Matching Gift Opportunity will help us send new personnel into service on location and strengthen the support for our 110 current and endorsed long-term missionaries, development workers and global consultants,” commented Reid Trulson, IM’s executive director.
Individual donors (rather than groups or congregations) may participate in this Matching Gift Opportunity. “Matching Gift” must be written on the memo line of checks for the gift to be doubled.
Gifts may be made online or by check payable to International Ministries. Checks should be mailed to: International Ministries, P.O. Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Visit with newly appoint International Minsitries Missionaries

Crooked Creek Baptist Church invites you to join us on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. to meet with newly appointed missionaries Kyle and Debby Witmer.  Kyle and Debby have been appointed to serve with the Karen in Thailand.  More information about their appointment can be found at this link:

Crooked Creek Baptist invites you to come and meet with the Witmer family to hear of their call to serve and what steps they are taking to prepare for this exciting ministry.  Crooked Creek Baptist is located at 5540 Michigan Rd in Indianapolis, IN 46228.  For more information you may contact the church office at 317.251.7804.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Special Music on Sunday

Alex McGrath will be sharing special music this coming Sunday, May 5.  Alex will be playing "Meditation from Thais" on the violin as the offering is collected.

One Great Hour of Sharing

During the month of May, Crooked Creek Baptist will be collecting for the One Great Hour of Sharing special mission offering.  This offering is primarily used to supply emergency aid in disaster situations.  Int he past, grants from this fund have been used to help with tsunami victims worldwide, tornado and flood victims in the United States, and earthquake victims in the nation of Haiti.  100% of funds donated go directly to help people in need.

To find out more about how this special offering affects those around the world one can visit this link: