This week, the Wooster, Ohio, Daily Record is featuring “Unsung Heroes,” individuals who have quietly and unassumingly meet specific community needs. Yesterday, they featured Jamie Leach, a member of Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Wooster (Nick Cleveland, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Unsung Hero: Aspiring to be ‘the hands and feet of Jesus’ J[...]
On Sunday night, Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor), was celebrating the graduation of their most recent Fight Club class. They also wanted to bless someone in the community, so they ordered a pizza and took up a collection to tip the driver who delivered it. When Ashley Wood showed up with the pizza, she was stunned when she was asked to meet the pastor on stage[...]
Kim M. Reiff, assistant dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., is director of “Through the Iris,” an art exhibition showcasing the work of 25 contemporary, professional female visual artists. She was joined by three colleagues for a recent panel discussion in the Williams Art Gallery at IWU: Valparaiso University art historian Nina Corazzo; Wheaton College community art professor Leah Samu[...]
An update on the Studies in Urban Ministry (SUM) program at Urban Hope was recently included on the CE National web site. James Holt, coordinator of program, talks about the first three months. Click here to read the complete report. We are now 3 months into our first full year of the Studies in Urban Ministry Program (SUM) at Urban Hope. In August, six students arrived for the program, five from Grace College and one from th[...]
A report on the Veterans Day observation which was co-hosted by Grace Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Seal Beach, Calif., led by Pastor Bob Wriedt, was included in last week’s Sun newspaper. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Seal Beach Lions Club Veterans Day celebration at Eisenhower Park At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, fighti[...]
A familiar fixture around Grace College and Winona Lake, Ind., died this week. Though developmentally challenged, Dean Sandy brought cheer to the lives of many with this enthusiastic singing and his servant’s heart. His father, the late Rollin Sandy, was the much-loved pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in Sidney, Ind., and his brother, Brent, has served as a Grace Brethren pastor and professor at Grace College and Whea[...]
My husband, Scott, and I are new church planters; and our sending church sent us, along with one of our core families, to the Exponential Church Planting Conference last April. We went to a lot of different sessions and workshops; and in each and every one of the workshops that I attended, there was a question and answer time at the end. Someone would raise their hand and they’d share their particular context and ask the quest[...]
A student at Worthington Christian High School recently appeared before the Ohio Senate to introduce House Bill 44, a bill he wrote, to declare May 24 as “First Responders Day.” Daniel Patmon is a senior at the school, which is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). Listen in on Daniel’s compelling and persuasive presentation.[...]
The artwork of 59 students is featured in the 2018 calendar distributed by the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College. Submitted as part of the 10th-annual art contest, “Life at the Lake,” the art depicts native water life and activities like fishing and swimming. “The art contest is open to all 4th-12th graders in Kosciusko County, Ind.,” said Caitlin Yoder, education coordinator at the Lilly Center for Lakes &am[...]
The community is invited to usher in the Christmas season at the annual tree lighting ceremony in the Village at Winona, Winona Lake, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature train rides for all ages, ornament crafts for children, live music by the Lakeland Community Chorus and a visit from Santa Claus. The event is free; visitors are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for T[...]
At the Fall CE National Board of Directors meetings in New York City, longtime member of the board of directors, Dave Knepper, was honored for his years of faithful service. Dave, from York (Pennsylvania) Grace Brethren Church, and his wife, Sue, have served for many years in various ministry roles with CE National from Operation Barnabas leaders, to Your Day/Your Way Coordinators and deans at Momentum Youth Conference, to lea[...]
The Worthington Christian High School boys golf team was recognized on November 15, 2017, on the floor of the Ohio Senate after winning their first DIII state championship in the history of the school. Senator Stephanie Kunze read the resolution. The tournament was played over Oct 12-13, 2017 at the Ohio State University Scarlet golf course. Zac Hess, a pastor at Grace Polaris Church, is the coach. The school is a ministry of [...]
The football team at Grace Brethren High School, Simi Valley, Calif., is headed into the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs tonight. A story in today’s Simi Valley Acorn provides the details. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley, Calif. Local teams march into quarterfinals Prep football[...]
A new video has been released by the office of Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, Inc.) following the unveiling of the new brand. “Who We Are” features people who are pastors, leaders, and members of Charis Fellowship congregations. View the video by clicking on the frame below. Charis Fellowship – Who Are We from Charis Fellowship on Vimeo.[...]
Lynn Arthur Hoyt, husband of Mary (Knepper) Hoyt went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 13, 2017. A memorial service will be held at Bible Baptist Church at 2238 Sandy Lane Las Vegas NV 89119 on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. A light lunch will be served right after the memorial. Lynn was born on January 3, 1948, in Rio Cuarto, Argentina, son of missionary parents, the late Rev. Solon Hoyt and Kath[...]
Join the Grace College Community Wind Ensemble on Friday, Nov. 17, for an evening of American folk music. The free concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave, Winona Lake. Among other professionals and community members, eight Grace College students will play in the ensemble. Featured music includes “American Salute” and “Yankee Doodle” by Morton Gould; “Slidin’ Down the Mississippi,” arranged by[...]
Word has been received of the November 13, 2017, death of Lynn Hoyt, who, with his wife, Mary, served in Argentina with Encompass World Partners (formerly Grace Brethren International Missions) from 1975 to 1988. He was the son of Kathryn and the late Solon Hoyt, who served in Argentina from 1945 to 1983. A memorial service will be held at Bible Baptist Church, 2238 Sandy Lane, Las Vegas, Nev. 89119, at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dece[...]
The next edition of the Eagle Commission newsletter, providing a snapshot of activities by Charis Fellowship military chaplains, has been mailed. Here are a few highlights: Army Chaplain Cameron Michael, based at Fort Bragg, completed Airborne School at Fort Benning and earned his “Jump” wings. We praise God for helping Cameron land safely and without injury. This is a significant accomplishment for him as he ministers in an “[...]
A friend and I were having a heart-to-heart in the lobby at church when all of a sudden her eyes widened in panic. She made a beeline for the bathroom. Concerned, I followed to make sure she was okay. I found her in front of the mirror, frantically rearranging her hair. “Why didn’t you tell me I had a spike sticking up?” she exclaimed when she saw me walk in. Apparently, a glimpse of herself in the lobby mirror had triggering [...]
The Private Academic Library Network of Indiana Inc. (PALNI) recently honored Grace College and Seminary library staff who have contributed to its 25-year success at Marian University’s Allison Mansion in Indianapolis. The PALNI organization has successfully partnered to provide the systems, expertise, and resources to support collaboration, innovation, learning, and efficiency for all 22 PALNI institutions and their libraries[...]
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