Henry and Frances Weber School Debuts at Grace College
Wanting to provide a cost-effective degree to students in urban areas who want a Christian education, Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has opened campuses of the Henry and Frances Weber School in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Ind. The schools will provide a two-year associate of arts degree in general studies to students in those areas at a cost of $3,900 per semester.
“To our knowledge this is the only such Christian two-year program available today,” said Dr. Ronald Manahan, president of Grace College. “This school will offer a cost-effective associate degree to students in urban areas who want a Christian education, and we ultimately look forward to offering this program in a variety of cities.”
Each of the two years will be divided into fall, spring, and summer semesters, each with two eight-week sessions. The program is designed so that students completing the two-year associate degree can continue to the Winona Lake campus or transfer to another college to complete baccalaureate degrees.
Grace Seminary Receives ATS Accreditation
Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind., has been awarded accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS). The full initial accreditation is for a period of five years.
The ATS is a membership organization of more than 250 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry as well as for teaching and research in the theological disciplines.
Norwalk Church Celebrates 100 Years
The Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk, Calif., located at 11005 Foster Road, Norwalk, is celebrating 100 years of God’s faithfulness on Sunday, September 18. The day begins with a 9:30 a.m. welcome reception and includes a 10:45 a.m. worship service and a picnic at 1:30 p.m. at LaMirada Regional Park, 13701 S. Adelfa Av., La Mirada, Calif.
The congregation has extended an invitation to anyone who would like to attend. If you are planning to join them, please call or email the church at (562) 863-7322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Chapel of Southern Maryland Dedicates Facility
Grace Chapel of Southern Maryland, a Grace Brethren congregation in Helen, Md., dedicated its new facility on May 15. Pastor Bob Wagner (Grace Brethren Church, Owings, Md.,) gave the dedication message, and Pastor Paul Mutchler (Grace Brethren Church, Lanham, Md.) and Dennis Fay (Grace Brethren Church, Waldorf, Md.) spoke on behalf of the district churches. Several district pastors were there to celebrate with them including, Pastor Irv Clark from Clinton, Md., and Pastor Dave Kennedy from Richmond, Va.
Whittier Community Occupies New Facility
Since May, Community Grace Brethren Church of Whittier, Calif. (Richard Todd, pastor), has been worshiping in their new facility, a former furniture store located at 8109 Greenleaf Avenue. In 2009, they sold their previous facility to an evangelical, Bible-teaching church and embarked on a search for a new place to worship. While they looked for a permanent location, the congregation met on Sundays at the Whittier Senior Center.
Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church Building Sold
Cornerstone Community Church, formerly known as Hagerstown (Md.) Grace Brethren Church, has sold its building at First and Spruce streets in Hagerstown for $1.3 million to Head Start of Washington County.
Cornerstone’s pastor, Harald Bjerga, said the church, in turn, has purchased the former Homeplace Everlasting property in the Beaver Creek area, which includes a shop and barn on the property that are a better fit for the congregation.