The following news briefs are from the May and June issues of the Brethren Missionary Herald magazine.
Sixty Years Ago — 1950
Charles H. Ashman and Russell D. Barnard were each awarded the honorary doctor of divinity degree at the Grace Seminary commencement exercises May 23. Additionally, Dr. Homer A. Kent, Sr., of the seminary faculty, had the privilege of awarding the B.D. degree (of highest honors) to his son, Homer Kent, Jr.
Forty Years Ago — 1970
A baptismal service for three soldiers of the faith was held by Grace Brethren Chaplain Maj. John W. Schumacher in the Dak Bla River, Kontum, Vietnam. The men are part of a group meeting weekly with the chaplain for a Bible study.
Youth from the Winona Lake Brethren Church and Free Methodist Church joined for a 73-hour volleyball marathon, breaking the previous world record of 72 hours. The event was organized by Ed Lewis, youth director of the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, and it raised more than $200 for the Cardinal Learning Center.
Twenty Years Ago — 1990
The Grace Brethren Church of Fremont, Ohio, celebrated its 50th anniversary. Former members and pastors from across the country traveled to participate in the celebration that included a special service and choir presentation.
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