Today’s newsletter from the Eagle Commission bears exciting news. For the first time, the Charis Fellowship is represented in the Canadian Armed Forces. See the announcement below from Mark Penfold, DMin., Chaplain (Colonel) U.S. Army, retired, Endorsing Agent, Charis Fellowship/FGBC. I am excited to welcome to our Eagle Commission team, Canadian Army Chaplain Oliver Edwards and his family. Endorsed by our Canadian Char[...]
Things got a little heated on Friday afternoon at the Grace Brethren Church, Martinsburg, Pa. (Brian McCall, executive pastor), when the driver of a school bus pulled into the church parking lot after smoke filled the vehicle. A story in the Morrisons Cove Herald provides the details. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article and view photos. Fire Engulfs School Bus The Martinsburg Volunteer[...]
Joe James and his dad, Dave James, from Grace Church, Ashland, Ohio (Dan Allan, senior pastor), have been working on a project to provide clean cooking alternatives for people in developing countries. The stoves have been tested among groups served by Charis Alliance ministries. Tonight, Joe will be pitching the project at an event at the University of Akron as he competes for $10,000 in startup funds. Below is a post from Joe[...]
The Grace College Wind Ensemble Fall Concert, “One Small Step,” will take place on Friday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winona Heritage Room, 901 Park Ave., Winona Lake, Ind. The concert will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing and other space exploration achievements through music. The community is invited to attend this free concert. The ensemble is comprised of 75 students, community members, as well [...]
Building strong student leaders has always been one of my favorite things to do in youth ministry. There is just something special about watching students grow into the person God created them to be, to connect with others using their gifts, lead others, and to be lead by Christ—but not without my fair share of immense challenges. I have lost countless hours of sleep agonizing over students’ choices and behaviors. I may have l[...]
Grace College invites the community to shop at the sixth-annual Night Market on Friday, Dec. 6, from 2 – 7 p.m. in the Westminster Banquet Room, 105 9th St., Winona Lake, Ind. Night Market is an alternative Christmas shopping experience that offers the public a chance to purchase hand-crafted gifts from local and international artisans while supporting charitable causes. “We have over 20 vendors at Night Market this year, some[...]
For the third time in five years, Grace College’s women’s soccer team is headed to the NAIA National Championships. The NAIA released the complete tournament field on Monday, placing each qualifying team into a three-team Opening Round pod. Grace will play Opening Round matches at Benedictine in Atchison, Kan. The Lady Lancers will take on Friends in the first match on Friday. The winner of Grace/Friends will play [...]
Jalen Williams, a Grace College sophomore from South Bend, was one of 30 Hoosier students honored at the annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet on Nov. 2 in Indianapolis. The event is organized by Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI), of which Grace College is a part. Each of the honorees is a sophomore student who has “realized the dream” to be the first in his or her family to attend college. The event is made possible by the[...]
It started as an opportunity to spend time with a small group of girls and teach them about Jesus. It turned into a life-changing experience. I started volunteering with Sisters Mentoring with a Mission (SMM) when I was a freshman in college. The group met as an after-school club in a local public school. I had never led a group of girls, but knew I was passionate about working with girls. I was placed in a group of six or sev[...]
The Grace Brethren High School football Lancers were victorious over Lawndale High 33-31 in Friday night’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinal game in Los Angeles, according to a story in Saturday’s VC Star. 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). Grace Brethren hol[...]
Warren Zellner, who once served with the Brethren Architectural Service and was a long-time member of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church, died on Saturday. He was also the brother-in-law of Ed Lewis, president of CE National. Warren’s obituary appears below. Warren Earl Zellner of Winona Lake, Ind., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at his residence at the age of 85. He was born on August[...]
Saturday’s outreach sponsored by the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor), was reported by the online news site, Ink Free News. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Gifts, Services Attract Record Turnout At ‘We Care Warsaw’ WINONA LAKE — There are dozens upon dozens of reasons why so many people turn out for the annual We Care Warsaw, but coats and[...]
History continues to be made for the Grace College women’s golf team. The Lady Lancers landed in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll for the first time, earning the No. 23 spot from the national raters. Grace, in just its fifth season of existence under head coach Denny Duncan, was receiving votes a month ago. But after claiming the 2019 NCCAA national championship in October, Grace catapulted up to No. 23 in the NAIA. T[...]
Grace College agribusiness major, Kendall Lovejoy, a sophomore from Archbold, Ohio, received the American FFA degree recently at the national FFA convention. Below is a report from the college honoring Kendall’s achievement. Click here to read the complete post. Agribusiness Major, Kendall Lovejoy, Receives the American FFA Degree One of our own, Kendall Lovejoy, a second-year Agribusiness major, received the “American F[...]
I don’t cry easily, but there is one thing that inevitably brings me to tears: a soldier’s homecoming. The videos are everywhere this time of year. Whether it happens at a football game, a school event or the front door, military men and women reunited with their families gets me every single time. Perhaps that’s because I know the feeling. “Sami! Wake up, Daddy’s here!” My brother tried to shake me awake. “You better not be j[...]
CE National recently honored Timothy (TK) and Dana Kurtaneck, who have been a part of its ministry for the last 25 years. Below is a report from their recent newsletter. What a great celebration the CE National Board of Directors had at the Urban Hope Los Angeles facilities in Norwalk, California! The evening included the CE National Board touring the completed facilities of Urban Hope LA, overseen by Tim Lansing. The evening [...]
Vironnica Drake made national waves on Monday for Grace College’s women’s basketball team as the NCCAA National Player of the Week. Drake tallied 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game in a pair of Grace victories. Against Roosevelt, Drake amassed 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. The Lady Lancers are off to a 4-0 start with all four wins by double digits. Grace will travel to N[...]
The annual Hoops for Hope Tournament will be played this weekend at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, Winona Lake, Ind. This year’s tournament, hosted by Grace College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, features eight games over the weekend. Games will run from 2-10 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission to watch the games is $7 per day, and all proceeds will go t[...]
Grace College’s men’s basketball team will be showcased at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 30. The Lancers will take on Ohio Christian at the home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers at 5:30 p.m. Grace is returning to Bankers Life for the third time, having also played a game against IU-Southeast in 2010 and 2015. Tickets to the Grace/Ohio Christian game must be purchased in advance by calling Grace[...]
Hear from recent Grace College graduate, Ellie Price, about how an elevator ride and Grace College led her to an unexpected calling as a Child Life Specialist (from grace.edu). The Most Impactful Elevator Ride When people ask me what got me started in my pursuit of working with kids in a hospital setting as a Child Life Specialist, I always tell them about the most impactful elevator ride of my life. My mom, sister, and I were[...]
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