The recording of yesterday’s historic live stream announcement of the new name for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches is now live. Watch the announcement by clicking on the link below. Charis Fellowship is the new “doing business as” name for the network of evangelical congregations in North America. The name change is effective immediately. The name was announced yesterday during a live stream event at Grace Chur[...]
A story in yesterday’s Ventura County Star reports that students from Grace Brethren School in Simi Valley, Calif., took home awards in a robotics competition. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren School is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor). County office of education hosts VEX Robotics competition Students, with guidance from[...]
The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) unveiled a new name and logo today in a live stream video event from Akron, Ohio. Charis Fellowship is the new “doing business as” name for the network of evangelical congregations in North America. It comes after many months of brainstorming sessions, research, and professional input. Charis means “grace” and is representative of the congregations and ministries that affiliated[...]
A team from New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church, Myerstown, Pa. (Keith Shearer, pastor), is in Texas this week helping with Hurricane Harvey clean-up. This is the 17th team that has gone from Grace Brethren churches this fall as part of the Hurricane Harvey Coalition, including several teams who helped in Florida following Hurricane Irma. John Ravert, from New Beginnings church, sent these photos.[...]
A task force has been working for nearly a year to develop a new brand and logo for the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Bartley Sawatsky, the incoming executive director of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches in 2013, recommended the development of a new, youthful branding of the FGBC. Ultimately, the Fellowship Council agreed and created a task force including Bartley, Tim Hodge, Scott Avey, and Scott Feather. T[...]
Hannah Miller, a second-year Grace College student from Middlebury, Ind., was recently recognized as a “Realizing the Dream” award recipient in Indianapolis. Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) celebrates outstanding academic achievement in first-generation college students like Miller through this annual recognition. Miller is one of 30 winners from Indiana’s private, non-profit colleges and universities. Now sophomores, th[...]
The football team at Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley, Calif., is headed to postseason play. It’s the first they’ve been eligible for in two years. Yesterday, the Venture County Star looked at their recent season and what it has meant for the team. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. The high school is a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, p[...]
The story of Leah Dickerson Andrews’ path to cancer care is told today in SWVAToday, an online newsite from Wytheville, Va. Leah is a member of the Grace Brethren Church in Riner, Va. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Her mother paved the path for her passion For Leah Dickerson Andrews, nursing has taken a different direction. She said she has known since her teen years what her c[...]
I was 23 years old when I first learned how to play Dominoes. I had just started a one-year internship at Grace Church in Powell, Ohio. My wife and I were playing dominos with Ed and Polly Jackson. Ed and Polly were in their 70s at the time. They were a sweet, wonderful, godly couple, but they played cutthroat Dominoes. There was not much getting past Polly. She would crush people when playing Dominoes. Growing up, I thought D[...]
Momentum Youth Conference, the annual event for young people that is sponsored by CE National, is cited on the Connect Faith website. It is listed among the top three faith-based youth conferences in the nation. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. The Evolution of Youth Conferences Buy a ringtone for your Blackberry… choose your “Top 8” on Myspace… refer to Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana… [...]
The board of directors of the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Inc., parent organization of GraceConnect and BMH Books, met this week in Winona Lake, Ind. Scott Feather, pastor of Gateway Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Parkesburg, Pa., was welcomed as a new director. He, along with veteran board member, Dave Collins, a businessman from Ripon, Calif., had been approved for three year terms this fall by corporation memb[...]
Grace’s men’s basketball team is ready to erase the memories of last year’s 15-20 season with an exciting array of talent in 2017-18. The Lancers, whose last losing season was 14 years ago, combine strong upperclassman leadership along with one of the most talented freshman classes in program history under head coach Jim Kessler. Kessler, in the 41st season of his NAIA Hall of Fame career at Grace, was please[...]
Grace College’s theater team is pleased to present “The 39 Steps” on Nov. 10 and 11 and 16 – 18 in the Little Theatre, located in Philathea Hall, 1499 Alpha Dr., Winona Lake. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, and are available for purchase at Jazzman’s on campus and at the Wagon Wheel Theater box office, 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw, or by phone at 574-267-8041. Performances will take place every night at 7:30 p.m. [...]
Grace College and Seminary is partnering with Mission Point Community Church to sponsor the seventh-annual Supermarket Sweep on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Owen’s Market in Warsaw. The community is invited to participate; grocery lists will be available for the public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. As the holidays approach, Supermarket Sweep is fun and easy way to help community members who need food and other groceries. Shoppers purchase [...]
“We’re a coffee family,” says Casey Silliman (pictured at right*), “but the passion really started with my dad.” Casey is the daughter of Pastor Mike Silliman, care and connections pastor at Grace Community Church in Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, lead pastor). About three years ago, the family started the hobby of roasting their own coffee beans. Now, they’ve turned their hobby into a ministry opportunity. “[My dad] actually starte[...]
Officials at Camp Tukaway, the Grace Brethren-sponsored camp in Blacksburg, Va., had reported the death of a long-time camper, Andrew Scott Lutz. Andrew died in a one-car accident on Sunday morning near Riner, Va. Here is the post from the Camp Tukaway Facebook page: It is with a heavy heart that we post about the home going of one of our favorite campers. Andrew has been coming here for summer camp for years. We watched him m[...]
A story in Inside Indiana Business reports on recent fundraising efforts at Grace College. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article. Grace College Fundraiser Keeps Rolling WINONA LAKE – Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake has hit a milestone in its largest-ever fundraising effort. The Aspire Campaign has taken in $30 million of the $37 million goal. Major projects associated with [...]
More than 4,000 kids and their parents filed through “Trunk or Treat” Sunday night in Hilliard, Ohio. The community event was sponsored by Movement Church, a Grace Brethren congregation in Hilliard (Mark Artrip, past0r). Josh Howard, pastor of communication and arts at the church, posted a live video of the event on Facebook (and shared above). “Last year we had about 3,000 people total,” he reported. &[...]
Haley Bradfield, a Grace College graduate and former writer for GraceConnect.us, has published her first novel. (She is also a member of Southview Grace Brethren Church in Ashland, Ohio, Mark Abel, pastor.) Final Truth was recently released by Redemption Press. Haley will be sharing about the story on Saturday during a book launch party at the Ashland, Ohio, Public Library. A portion of a story from yesterday’s Ashland T[...]
Emily Stichter is a second-year Grace College student studying visual communication design and marketing. She is guided by her passion for art, which has recently led her to an unexpected avenue for creating beauty beyond the classroom. To Emily, art is more than creating an attractive final product. “I enjoy doing art because it’s a way I can express myself and, at the same time, use my God-given gifts and talents,” said Emil[...]
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