Glen Sykes, pastor of Grace Brethren Church, San Diego, Calif., underwent heart surgery today in Visalia, Calif. His wife, Cora, reports: “Doctor was able to put in two by-passes. He said it went as well as he would expect it.” Glen has been hospitalized since late last week following an episode while attending family camp in the mountains. Continue to pray for Glen, Cora, and their family as he recovers.[...]
What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed,Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. (1 Corinthians 3:5-7) God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have hel[...]
Celebrating 75 Years of God’s Faithfulness The church is a place for Christ-followers to come together and experience the Lord’s presence, a privilege that Grace Community Church of Seal Beach, Calif. has enjoyed for 75 years. In order to celebrate the church’s 75th anniversary, the staff and congregation held a fun-filled church event on Sunday, March 24, 2019. With about 268 people in attendance, the celebration began [...]
UPDATE: Open heart surgery for Glen Sykes is scheduled for today (May 21) at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time. Glen Sykes, pastor of Grace Brethren Church, San Diego, Calif., is reporting that he will have open heart surgery on Tuesday. He has been hospitalized in Visalia, Calif., since late last week following an episode while attending family camp in the mountains. Here is his message, shared with his permission: The official verdict [...]
A building that once served as the Grace Brethren Church in Denver, Co., has been sold, according to a story at businessden.com. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Vacant church along South Federal sells for double 2017 sale price A vacant church along South Federal Boulevard has sold for more than double the price it fetched 1 1/2 years ago, and is likely to be demolished. BTS Expo [...]
The Eagle Commission serves as a strategic link between the people of Charis Fellowship congregations and its representative military chaplains around the world. The Eagle Commission offers the means to express support of the chaplains and their ministry and to keep updated on their latest news and prayer requests. The Eagle Commission is producing a series of videos for use in churches and on its website about the ministry of[...]
Prayer is requested for Glen Sykes, pastor of the Grace Brethren Church in San Diego, Calif. He is currently in the hospital in Visalia, Calif., after experiencing shortness of breath while at a camp nearby. Here’s a report this morning from Glen (and shared with his permission): We were up in the mountains at Christian family Camp last week. Wednesday I became very short of breath and my oxygen saturation level dropped.[...]
Roxi Larsen is joining the executive staff of Asia’s Hope as director of strategic partnership. Roxi has has worked in executive and administrative roles in churches big and small, non-profits, medical practices and businesses. She brings to Asia’s Hope a wealth of organizational and interpersonal skills. Most importantly, she brings a passion for empowering and engaging people in meaningful, life-transforming partnershi[...]
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper. (Jeremiah 29:7) Pray that Charis Fellowship congregations in the cities of North America would boldly and unashamedly proclaim the gospel. Pray that they would be places for the broken, unwanted, and hurting and that Christ would be offered as the only remedy for the ver[...]
Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.” (Luke 14:23) How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet[...]
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need.Practice hospitality. (Romans 12:9-13) Pray for those who are involved in short-term mission trips. Help those e[...]
Dylan Felger picked up a pair of honors on Monday for Grace College’s track and field team. The freshman runner was named the Men’s Track Athlete of the Week by both the NCCAA and the Crossroads League. Felger excelled at last week’s 2019 NCCAA National Championships, hosted at Grace’s Bernard and Linnie Key Track and Field Complex. Felger won a national title by finishing first in the 400-meter hurdles[...]
Two members of Grace College’s softball team made an appearance on the postseason All-Crossroads League Team. Sam Heim earned a spot on the All-Crossroads League Team, while Britney Young was named honorable mention All-League. The pair repeated those same honors from the 2018 season. Heim enjoyed a dominant season at the plate. She hit .439 for the season, ranking in the top 15 of the NAIA in both hits and triples. Her [...]
Grace College men’s golfer, Noah Wright, has been honored for his standout freshman season by the Crossroads League. Wright was named honorable mention All-League for Grace’s men’s golf team. He was one of just three freshmen to receive mention on the All-Crossroads League Team. He was consistent throughout the fall and spring, averaging a team-best round of 77.17 for the season. At the Ackerman-Allen Shootou[...]
Grace College’s baseball team enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in recent memory this spring. The squad was honored accordingly with four awards by the Crossroads League. Chris Griffin was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year as a standout freshman, and Xavier Harris was named All-League. Mitchell Enyart and Houston Haney were both honorable mention for All-League. Harris and Griffin were Grace’s [...]
The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, May 24-26 at Center Lake Park in Warsaw, Ind., is ready to entertain and educate visitors with a wide variety of lake-focused activities, workshops, vendors, prizes, a parade and more. The Festival is coordinated by the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams at Grace College. “When we design the Lakes Festival weekend, we always ask ourselves how we can turn lake recreation into a learning tool[...]
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9) the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:8) Pray for those who serve as missionaries — whether domestically or internationally. Pray that they will not become weary and that the Lord will watch over them.[...]
Grace College and Seminary’s annual commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, May 12, in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center on the Grace College campus in Winona Lake, Ind. The 2019 Commencement honored 485 students, including 287 bachelor’s degree graduates, 100 master’s degree graduates, 15 doctoral degree graduates, and eight associate degree graduates. Each year, Grace’s residential graduates select a faculty membe[...]
We had been planning and preparing for over a year. Our daughter’s wedding was scheduled for 9:00 am. At 9:15 the groom was in the shower, the bride had no ride to the venue, and 31 flower girls were milling around the guest house waiting for the bus that would transport them. Our daughter had moved to Uganda to serve orphans with Sonrise Ministries. In early March she and Derick, a Ugandan, were married. It was an exciting ad[...]
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58) In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have noth[...]
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