Ashley Hall, a senior at Worthington Christian High School and two-time state qualifier for the track and field team, is featured on the This Week Community News site. (Worthington Christian High School is a ministry of Grace Polaris Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation on the north side of Columbus, Ohio, Mike Yoder, lead pastor.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Track & F[...]
I found my old Bible in my parents closet this summer. Finding this obviously-forgotten treasure immediately brought back a torrent of emotions as my fingers traced the embossed leather, and the Bible’s pages flipped to passages I’d dog-eared 10 or 15 years ago. I’ve had the heart of a writer long before anyone had ever seen my name in print, and this Bible was proof of that. Most of the pages’ margins were completely filled w[...]
Grace College grad and a 2017 inductee into the Grace College Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame, Steve Coverstone, was featured in Saturday’s Goshen, Ind., News. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. COACHING ICONS: Broken window leads Coverstone to Wawasee coaching career Steve Coverstone started to play golf as a youngster, and one of the first difficulties he encountered wa[...]
The VC Star is honoring seniors from the area who had their spring seasons end prematurely. One of the seniors featured on Sunday was Josh Swales, a pitcher on the Grace Brethren High School baseball team. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley, Calif. (Jordan Bakker, senior pastor). Saluting spring sports seniors from[...]
When I think of patriots, I think of those who do not complain, who bear all risks, and suffer great hazards in order to protect many whom they will never meet. I also think of courage that is silent, and not self-promoting. On the other hand, courage is quick to promote others instead. This is how I remember Corporal Ron Payne of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit out of Camp Lejeune. I met Ron at the clinic in Kandahar, Afgh[...]
The May Eagle Commission newsletter reminds us of why we mark Memorial Day in the U.S. It’s a time to remember the many sacrifices individuals have made so that we may enjoy the freedoms we value. Especially poignant is the memory of Charis Fellowship Chaplain George Youstra (Col., U.S. Air Force) as he remembers Troy “Trojan” Gilbert. Troy “Trojan” Gilbert was my friend. He was my Christian brother. He took a young Air [...]
Word has been received of the death of Roy Melvin Dice, Jr., a Grace College and Seminary graduate and former pastor in the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches). His obituary appears below. Roy Melvin Dice, Jr., 91, of Palmyra, Pa., went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Londonderry Village, Palmyra. He was born June 21, 1928, in Palmyra to the late Roy Melvin, Sr. and Mable Irene (Buck) Dice. H[...]
“God did with it what He does and just multiplied it,” says Dan Gulnac, lead pastor of Palmyra Grace Church in Palmyra, Pa. Palmyra Grace ended their second fiscal year in a row with an overage of money not spent. The congregation decided to tithe ten percent of the extra funds to bless those in their area. “We wanted to meet the needs of our community and make Jesus famous,” says Dan. Dan contacted the local school district a[...]
A Meyersdale, Pa., senior who is a member of the Summit Mills Grace Brethren Church, is featured in the Johnstown, Pa., Tribune-Democrat. Drake Gindlesperger is headed to Duquesne University to pursue a six-year degree in pharmacy upon graduation. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Senior Salute | Meyersdale | Gindlesperger looked toward diamond return Meyersdale Area’s Drake Gindles[...]
Two former soccer players at Grace College, Breno Boccoli and Aubrey Feipel, who plan to play with the new outdoor soccer teams in Fort Wayne, Ind., the FC, were featured recently on WPTA-Channel 21, Fort Wayne’s NBC affiliate. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete story and watch the report. Soccer stars aligned at Grace College Fort Wayne FC expected to be celebrating the start of its in[...]
Grace College mathematics professor Dr. Ryan Johnson is creating data visualizations of COVID-19 cases in Kosciusko County and other midwestern localities. Johnson collects data from state and county governments and publishes the data in easily digestible charts online at mathatgrace.github.io/COVID-Data-Kosciusko/. “I started creating data visualizations because news about the pandemic sometimes felt too anecdotal or even par[...]
Like many churches in the age of Covid-19, folks at the Grace Brethren Church in Brookville, Ohio (Rick Hartley, lead pastor), found it was necessary to jump to a digital format to broadcast services and keep the congregation informed. Church member Karen McDorman, a real estate broker by trade, was ready. She had already been working on the church website and had activated ‘Google my Business’ on the site. “Our notice in the [...]
Ed Lewis, president emeritus of CE National, has a passion for sharing Christ with others. Here are ideas that he uses when he talks with people. WHAT IF___ you were to focus on ONE person who is not a believer by stopping at their office or home with a TAKE-OUT sandwich to just talk during lunch? In fact, you could have prayer for the food and thank God for the person. Refreshing. WHAT IF___ you were to introduce yourself to [...]
All 2020 summer athletic camps at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., have been canceled, the school announced on Monday. The health and wellbeing of the campers and staff were the primary concern for this decision. College officials are optimistic about returning to campus in August for the start of the 2020-21 school year. Canceling this summer’s summer camps helps ensure that the campus will remain a safe and sanitized [...]
Two members of Grace College’s baseball team were recognized for their excellence in the classroom. David Anderson and Houston Haney were both honored as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes. To achieve that status, student-athletes must reach upperclassman status and have a GPA of at least 3.40. Additionally, Anderson picked up an individual honor when he was named to the CoSIDA All-District Team. CoSIDA recognizes student-athletes f[...]
The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams, based at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., urges families and individuals to use caution before visiting beach areas or other lake-related gathering spaces this summer; however, there is less concern for activities out on the open water or in the water itself. At this time, there is no evidence of transmission of COVID-19 in surface water of lakes and streams. Coronavirus may be pres[...]
If you have known the Lilly Center for any length of time, then you know that we are total geeks for freshwater science, or limnology. We love data, charts, frogs, fish, waders, and so on… but did you know that when it comes to the actual impact that we can make on our lakes and streams, we can only ever do a fraction of the work? Not only that, but the health of our local water bodies has a direct impact on every person in th[...]
The next webinar in the series, Thriving in the Pandemic and Beyond, will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 26. Hosted by Women of Grace USA, the free webinar will look at “Joining Children in the Journey,” and will be led by Dr. Nicole Miller, director of Girls’ Ministries for Women of Grace USA. Whether we feel as though we are thriving or just surviving in this time, it is our gift and responsibility to help children n[...]
A group of us recently spent time lamenting the things we had lost throughout the quarantine. Jobs we no longer held. Weddings or funerals we couldn’t attend. Trips we couldn’t take. Loved ones we couldn’t hug. I noticed something beautiful develop as we grieved each loss together. No one chided the men for tearing up. No one told the kids their grief over a closed playground wasn’t important. No one gave immediate solutions t[...]
According to an announcement sent Monday afternoon, Momentum Youth Conference, the annual gathering for students sponsored by CE National, will continue as planned. Below is the announcement in full, with clarifying links, which were also provided in the email. Momentum is scheduled for July 14-19, 2020 at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Ind. As you can imagine, in the 80+ years of Momentum Youth Conference we’ve never en[...]
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